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Easter Eggs is the term given to subtle references to outside media, future appearances of characters or content and cultural references in a film.

Man of SteelEdit

  1. Booster Gold: Blaze Comics, the publisher of Booster Gold comic series is seen during the Battle of Metropolis.
    Booster Gold's reference

    Blaze Comics is a company that normally publishes Booster Gold comics.

  2. Lex Luthor: LexCorp Tower is also spotted in the Metropolis skyline.
  3. Christopher Reeve: During one of the scenes, a man who looks exactly like Christopher Reeve, the man who played Superman in the first four Superman films, appears wearing his Clark Kent suit from Superman III in Metropolis.
  4. Smallville: Ezra Small is referenced as the founder of Smallville; a nod to the TV Series of the same name.
  5. 300: Weisinger Public School Football mascot is a Spartan; a reference to Zack Snyder's previous film 300. The School is named after Superman Editor Mort Weisinger.
  6. Star Sapphire: The military Captain, Carrie Farris' name is a changed version of the DC Comics character Carol Ferris, the on-and-off love interest of Hal Jordan also known as Green Lantern. She later turns into one of Hal's deadliest enemies, Star Sapphire. The character is referenced to be the reboot version of Carol Ferris who previously appeared in the non-canon Green Lantern film and references the existence of Hal Jordan in the DC Cinematic Universe.
  7. Batman: A Wayne Enterprises satellite is destroyed by General Zod.
  8. Batman: During the Battle of Metropolis, a 'Keep Calm and call Batman' poster can be seen.
    Batman Poster

    Batman's Poster in Man of Steel.

  9. Tony Gallo: A Utopia Casino sign can be seen. This a reference to 'Tony Gallo' who in the comics was responsible for bringing Superman into contact with Kryptonite for the first time.
  10. Darkseid: In the final battle when Superman is flying through Metropolis to the bottom left of the screen a building with the letters WGBS, a TV/radio and publishing company with an intricate connection to Apokolips ruler Darkseid appears.
  11. Chloe Sullivan: A 'Sullivan's Truck & Tractor Repair' shop is shown; being a nod to the character of Chloe Sullivan from the Smallville TV Series. The viewer sees this when Clark is being bullied by Kenny Braverman who is the villian Conduit in the comics.
  12. Comic Superman: When the shop front sets were built in Plano for the Battle of Smallville, several Superman images and statues were put onto shop fronts as little easter eggs (Non were significantly shown in the film).
  13. Mike Sekowsky: Alessandro Juliani, who played Emil Hamilton in Smallville, plays a character named Sekowsky. This is a nod to DC Comics artist Mike Sekowsky.
  14. Bob Toomey: A sign (Toomey Waste Collection) in Smallville is a reference to DC Comics writer Bob Toomey who wrote Superman Family comics in the 70s.
  15. New 52: One of the kids who is bullying Clark has a 52 on his jacket, referencing the New 52.
  16. Brainiac: At one point in the movie, Brainiac's logo can be seen on the bottom of the ship. Brainiac is one of the world's deadliest villains.
    Brainiac Logo

    Brainiac's Logo in Man of Steel.

  17. Conduit: As mentioned earlier, Clark was bullied by Kenny Braverman. In comics, Kenny Braverman is the villain known as Conduit.
  18. Superboy: General Zod's ship is called the Black Zero. In comics, the Black Zero is an evil alternate version of Superboy.
  19. Supergirl: When Clark entered the Fortress of Solitude, there were pods with skeletons in them. However, one of the pods is opened. This is a reference to Supergirl, who appeared in the Man of Steel Prequel.
  20. Cyborg: S.T.A.R. Labs, the company that turned Victor Stone into Cyborg, appears and is mentioned several times.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeEdit

  1. The Dark Knight Returns homage of Batman in pose while lightning strikes in the background.
  2. The Mech Batsuit is based on Frank Miller's Armored Batsuit from The Dark Knight Returns.
  3. A Riddler question mark is seen on the wall.
  4. In Lex's files, Barry Allen/Flash is referred to as the "Red Streak". It's possible that this is a reference to the Flash television show, in which Flash was referred to as the Streak until eventually getting the name Flash in the sixth episode.
  5. The way the Thomas and Martha Wayne die is adapted from "The Dark Knight Returns", most notably how Martha is killed, which is the exact same way she died in the comic.
  6. Rolli's Diner is a place from the comics. in the comics, Lex Luthor goes there often, and he once pranked a waitress by offering to take her to Paris, but he left before she could say yes.
  7. The way Lex creates Doomsday is similar to the way he created Nuclear Man in Superman IV: The Quest For Peace. The big difference, however, is in that film, Nuclear Man was created with Superman's DNA, while Doomsday is created with a different Kryptonian's DNA, Zod.
  8. Perry White's line, "It's not 1938 anymore", is a reference to the fact that Superman was created in 1938 (as was Perry White).
  9. The scene where Flash goes back in time to warn Bruce about the future is likely a reference to Crisis on Infinite Earths, where Flash does the same thing.
  10. There is a scene where Batman drives by "Nicholson Trading Co.". This is a reference to Jack Nicholson, who played Joker in the 1989 Batman film.
  11. In Bruce Wayne's Nightmare sequence an Omega symbol is seen when Batman looks out on the ruined Metropolis skyline, in comics that symbol is typically that of Darkseid a major supervillain.

Suicide SquadEdit

  1. Waylon Jones being strapped down is a homage to Silence of the Lambs' and Hannibal Lector's classic mask.

TriviaEdit

DC Extended Universe
Media Aquaman: Aquaman
Batman: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | The Batman
Cyborg: Cyborg
Flash: The Flash
Green Lantern: Green Lantern Corps
Justice League: Justice League | Untitled Justice League film
Justice League Dark: Dark Universe
Shazam: Shazam | Black Adam
Superman: Man of Steel | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Untitled Superman film
Villains: Suicide Squad | Gotham City Sirens
Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman
Super-heroes Superman | Batman | Wonder Woman | Flash | Aquaman | Cyborg | Shazam | Robin | Hal Jordan | John Stewart | John Constantine | Zatanna | Jason Blood | Etrigan | Swamp Thing | Deadman
Characters Lois Lane | Alfred Pennyworth | Perry White | Amanda Waller | Mera | Iris West | James Gordon | Jonathan Kent | Martha Kent | Jor-El | Lara Lor-Van | Steven Lombard | General Swanwick | Emil Hamilton | Nathan Hardy | Steven Trevor | Rick Flag | Thomas Wayne | Jenny Jurwich | Katana | Lucius Fox | Vulko | Hippolyta | Antiope | Dick Grayson
Enemies Lex Luthor | Joker | Darkseid | General Zod | Steppenwolf | Black Adam | Harley Quinn | Faora-Ul | Doomsday | Deadshot | Captain Boomerang | Enchantress | Killer Croc | Parademons | Mercy Graves | Slipknot | El Diablo | Penguin | Catwoman | Poison Ivy | Ocean Master | Black Manta
Miscellaneous Metropolis | Gotham City | Oa | Daily Planet | LexCorp Industries | Guardians of the Universe | Batcave | Wayne Enterprises | Batmobile | Green Lantern Corps | Smallville | Themyscira | Krypton | Earth | Timeline | Easter Eggs | Atlantis | S.T.A.R. Labs | Justice League | Task Force X | Speed Force | Alien | Human | Arkham Asylum | Belle Reve | Midway City | Central City | Ferris Air | A.R.G.U.S. | Mother Box | Apokolips

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