Though several members of the press have now seen Man of Steel, it seems that none were eagle eyed enough to pick out one particular easter egg. It could have gone unspoiled until release, perhaps, if Zack Snyder hadn’t blown the lid off himself.
I’m about to relate what Snyder said. You may choose to look away so you can fail to spot it in the movie yourself.
That was your final warning.
At least until this one.
So. Now. It seems that Snyder coughed to Batman lore intruding into the Man of Steel universe. In a pretty minor way, though.
Apparently, one of the satellites that Zod destroys has the Wayne Enterprises logo on it. Yep, spoiler alert: Zod destroys some satellites. Amongst an awful lot of other stuff.
Omelete, or somebody else on their roundtable with Snyder, pushed the director for more, wanting to know if this will flourish into something more meaningful should Man of Steel get a sequel, and he said:
I do not know. Everything becomes interesting from now. Lets not forget that Lex Luthor is out there, doing who knows what…
Which refers to another little easter egg woven into the film; indeed, you may have even spotted the Lexcorp logo in the trailers.
The real question about the Wayne Enterprises logo, I suppose, is if it’s the same design as anything we saw in Nolan’s films. I’m sure it’s not, but if it was, what would that imply? Something worth a bit of banter at least.
It’s all still just fluff and fun, though. None of this really means anything for Man of Steel, and it needn’t mean anything for Warner Bros.’ strategy with their DC Comics movies moving forwards.
Even if Man of Steel was set in a totally sealed off, hermetic environment it wouldn’t mean the studio couldn’t incorporate this Superman into a bigger picture later on; even though the film isn’t cordoned off like this, it’s not a guarantee that the crossovers are coming.
Though, of course, the studio really are wanting to push ahead with a DC Movie Universe, much like Marvel’s. We know this. And a logo flashing by quickly on the side of a special FX satellite has no real bearing on it.
But there you go, it was a bit of fun. A tiny bit of fun. Seemingly tiny enough that it might take freeze framing for most of the audience to ever see it.
Snyder’s comments on Luthor are more interesting, though. He did seem to be leading folk along a certain path there…
Man of Steel is less than two weeks away, reaching cinemas on June 14th.