Comic book movies are always filled with Easter eggs, and Batman v Superman is no exception. It’s jam-packed with them. There are references to Batman villains, Superman’s home world, and scenes that are near shot for shot recreations of famous comic book storylines. Other members of the Justice League are teased, and even other blockbuster movies are referenced. Some of them are so obvious that they will stare you right in the face, but others might only be spotted if you have the detective skills of Batman or the super sight and hearing of Superman.
There could be over 100 hidden surprises in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but some might be so obscure that only the filmmakers actually know the references are there. Here’s a look at 21 Easter eggs from Batman v Superman. Did you catch any that aren’t on this list?
21 Cyborg and the Mother Box
Cyborg is one of the members of the Justice League who is introduced in Batman v Superman. His origin video shows his creation in STAR Labs, and it looks like filmmakers are using his most recent comic book origin as a jumping off point. DC Comics retconned Cyborg’s origin and made him a part of the Justice League in 2011 when it revamped its entire comic book universe.
20 Flash and Flashpoint
In one of the film’s many dream sequences, we see Flash travel back in time and warn Bruce Wayne about a danger that he and the Justice League are about to face. The fact that Flash can time travel in this cinematic universe hints heavily at a possible Flashpoint storyline. Flashpoint was one of the biggest events in DC Comics in the last decade, which told the story of a dystopian alternate timeline that the Flash had to fix.
There are numerous references to Batman villains in Batman v Superman, but no major villains actually show up - unless of course you count this scene. When Bruce is visiting the tomb of his parents, he notices dark blood dripping from his father’s coffin.
In Batman v Superman we get our first glimpse of Jason Momoa’s Aquaman. He is one of the members of the Justice League that will appear in the Justice League movie. We don’t get to see Aquaman do very much in Batman v Superman other than look out from a very dark cave, briefly look at the camera and then swim away at an incredibly fast speed.
17 Mark of Zorro
In the many interpretations of Batman’s origin, The Mark of Zorro is one of the common threads throughout. Many times it’s the movie that Batman and his parents went to see.
16 Arkham Knight
15 Vicki Vale might be in the movie
Her role certainly isn’t as prominent as it is in Tim Burton’s Batman from 1989, but Vicki Vale, who is a journalist and oftentimes love interest of Bruce Wayne might actually appear in Batman v Superman.
This c-list Batman villain has a limited role in Batman v Superman. He is the one of the terrorists that Bruce Wayne is tracking so he can get information about Lex Luthor.
13 Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor
Of all the Justice League members introduced in Batman v Superman, the one we learn the most about is Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman. The Princess of Themiscyra was one of the few interesting parts in the film, and what we learn about her is somewhat intriguing.
11 Riddler question marks
Iconic Batman villain Riddler almost appeared in Batman v Superman, but he was cut from the film. We do however get to see glimpses of his presence in the movie. There are Riddler question marks spray painted in the building where Batman and Superman fight.
10 Joker killed Robin
One of the display pieces in the Batcave is Robin’s costume. In Batman v Superman the costume is spray painted with yellow graffiti that reads “the jokes on you.” “Ha Ha Ha” accompanies it. This is obviously hinting at the famous Death in the Family storyline where the Joker killed Robin.
9 It’s not 1938 anymore
1938 was a big year in comic book history. It’s the year that Action Comics #1 was first released. This milestone comic book marked the first appearance of Superman. The Daily Planet Editor in Chief Perry White references the year 1938 in Batman v Superman.
8 Darkseid’s Omega symbol
In one of Batman’s dreams dubbed the Knightmare sequence, we see a murderous Batman in the desert facing off against armed mercenaries with Superman logos on their jackets. Batman goes on a homicidal rampage in this scene, and it hints at some terrible destruction that might befall earth.
7 Star Wars and the Wizard of OZ
Zack Snyder references more than just DC comics in Batman v Superman. Other films are referenced including Star Wars and The Wizard of Oz. The Star Wars nod is interesting because J.J. Abrams and Snyder were sending each other Star Wars and Batman mash up pictures on Twitter back in 2014.
5 Jimmy Olsen is in the movie
He is never mentioned by name, but Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen appears at the beginning of Batman v Superman. In the film, he is not a junior photographer for The Daily Planet.
4 Jack Nicholson
The Joker doesn’t show up in Batman v Superman, but there are many references to Batman’s most famous nemesis. Not only do we see the influences and results of the evil deeds committed by Jared Leto’s joker, but an actor who played the Joker on the big screen previously is mentioned.
3 Superman goes nuclear
Batman v Superman took plenty of visual cues from Frank Miller’s famous graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns, but the inspiration wasn’t solely limited to how Batman looked. Superman in Batman v Superman was also heavily influenced by The Dark Knight Returns. When Superman and Batman actually fight the shot of Superman quickly grabbing a canister of kryptonite Batman shot at him is eerily similar to the scene where Superman grabs Green Arrow’s kryptonite laced arrow in the comic.
2 Batman from The Dark Knight Returns
The suit Batman wears to fight Superman is very much like the one he wears in The Dark Knight Returns. The scene where he saves Martha is similar to the comic where he saves a child who has been kidnapped by a mutant gang member. Even the line he utters: “I believe you” is exactly the same as it is in the comic. The opening scene where he is chased by two cops is also right out of the comic. Batman uses a sniper rifle to shoot explosives, but in the comic it’s a grappling gun that looks like a sniper rifle.
1 The Death of Superman
The Death of Superman is one of the many comic book storylines that is crammed into Batman v Superman. In the comic, Doomsday kills Superman, and the same thing happens in the movie.
Superman’s coffin is also reminiscent of one of the costumes Superman wore after he came back from the dead. The reborn superman of the 90's had a black suit with a silver S insignia on the chest.
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