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Zack Snyder Reveals Batman Easter Egg in Man of Steel

Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder on the set of "Man of Steel"

Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder on the set of “Man of Steel”

What’s more powerful than a locomotive? The Man of Steel marketing machine. Now that we’re in the final countdown to the premiere of Warner Bros.’ franchise reboot, it’s all Superman, all the time, with director Zack Snyder sitting down with countless media outlets.

While talking recently with Collider‘s partner site Omelete, he dropped a few interesting morsels about the film, so if you want to avoid potential Man of Steel spoilers, we recommend reading no further.

The director revealed there’s a little bit of DC Comics synergy going on, with a nod in the movie to Batman, or at least Bruce Wayne. “The Wayne Enterprises logo is on a satellite that Zod destroys,” Snyder said.

Snyder also made note of another prominent DC Universe businessman by mentioning Superman’s best known foe when answering a question about the potential for Batman getting in on the action in Man of Steel 2. “I don’t know,” the director said. “Everything is interesting at this point. And don’t forget that Lex is out there, doing who knows what …” We know from close analysis of one of the trailers that, at the very least, Luthor’s LexCorp makes an appearance in the film.

Of course, the director didn’t reveal all of his secrets. To get a look at those, you’ll have to check out Man of Steel in theaters on June 14.


  • Kiki O’Kashi

    A Simple mention of Bruce Wayne isn’t enough to make us excited anymore. In a world where Marvel has other heroes crossing over all the time in their movies, these little less than cameos don’t cut it.

  • Leandro Prieto

    Yeah, I mean… Superman was mentioned in “Batman & Robin”, for crying out loud!

  • Greg Phillips

    Let them make a good Superman movie before we worry about the characters crossing over.

  • Kiki O’Kashi

    You’re right to an extent. The movie itself is more important then the interconnectivity of the cinematic universe but DC had lost the race into space and now their only choice is to get to the moon before Marvel does.

  • Orphan

    I know how to fix this let’s have a cameo with Bruce Wayne played by Stan Lee the Master of cameos!

  • Lead Sharp

    Metropolis was mentioned in Batman Forever, Superman himself was mentioned in Batman and Robin, Gotham was mentioned in Superman Returns.

    Wake me up when the Justice League movie comes out.

  • Jason

    I like that they’re setting up a what could and they hope to be a shared DC movie universe vs in previous DC movies acknowledging it.

  • Ben Baker

    I mean at this point why not just integrate the Marvel and DC cinematic universes? Ryan Reynolds can run around with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Superman can fight Thanos AND Darkseid, and Gotham City will be attacked by The Leader in Incredible Hulk 3 or something.

  • Living Silver

    I just want to double-check that you are being facetious when you say this.
    I mean, I hope everyone knows why Stan Lee makes the cameos that he does…

  • Ryan

    I for one don’t know. Why does he makes the cameos he does?

  • JusticeBringer

    The race into space was getting these characters on the big screen. DC won that, but Marvel’s reached the moon already.