While it wasn’t a clear favourite among critics, “Batman v. Superman” did have its share of fans. Still can’t get over this movie? Below, we round up the Easter eggs you might have missed.
1. Three Joker Tributes
The “Suicide Squad” villain might not have appeared in the flesh in the movie. But, according to Movie Pilot, there were three Easter eggs related to the Joker in “Batman v. Superman.” The most obvious nod? When Bruce Wayne told Clark Kent: “The city and me, we just have a bad history with freaks dressed like clowns.” What you might have missed? “Nicholson Trading Co.” – which might be a tribute to Jack Nicholson who played the Joker in Batman (1989). And the “J” graffiti with a smiley-face in the background while Batman and Superman were in the dilapidated building.
2. Steve Trevor
While Bruce was hacking into the Justice League file, he discovered a photo of Wonder Woman from 1918. Beside her was Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine.
Comic Book points out that Anatoli Knyazev is actually KGBeast. The Russian supervillain is a known foe of Batman, Aquaman and The Others.
4. S.T.A.R. Labs
According to Movie Pilot, S.T.A.R. Labs is a research facility that first appeared in Superman #246. The facility is also known as “a key component” on “The Flash” TV series.
5. “Terminator 2” Nod
Remember Silas Stone in the S.T.A.R. Labs video footage? Movie Pilot suggests that he seems a lot like Miles Bennett Dyson from “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”
6. Mother Box
According to Comic Book, the device used to save Vic Stone’s life is “pretty clearly” a Mother Box.
7. Two “Wizard of Oz” Nods
The obvious? Perry White’s zinger when he discovers Kent’s desk empty again. “Does he just click his heels and go back to Kansas?” The less obvious? “Superman’s red feet sticking out from beneath the memorial statue,” as pointed out by Movie Pilot.
8. Real-life Celebrity Cameos
Were you able to catch Anderson Cooper, Nancy Grace, Neil DeGrasse-Tyson and Charlie Rose?
The mic flag of this fictional news network could be seen during one of Senator Finch’s press conferences.
10. “Watchmen” Callback
Martha Wayne’s pearls falling slowly into the gutter is similar to the way the Comedian’s smiley-face badge falls when he was killed in “Watchmen.”