by Ryan Rigley
“Man of Steel” may only be a few days away, but for us it feels like an eternity. Last week, we sat down with director Zack Snyder and discussed a few “Justice League” Easter eggs that may or may not be popping up in “Man of Steel.”
With the immense success of “Marvel’s the Avengers” over at Marvel Studios, DC and Warner Bros. have been pretty hard-pressed as of late to assemble their answer to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes: a “Justice League” movie. It’s been said that “Man of Steel” could be the first step in a new wave of DC films all taking place in the same universe, with the exception of Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy. That being said, here’s a list of some potential “Justice League” Easter eggs to keep an eye out for.
Zack Snyder has previously hinted that Wayne Enterprises could be making an appearance in “Man of Steel,” not so much as a teaser for “Justice League” but more as an homage to the “Dark Knight” trilogy. Still though, if this unmistakable building were to pop up in the background of “Man of Steel” it would be the first big step in creating a bigger, and better, DC cinematic universe.
Also known as Themyscira, this island is based on the Amazon homeland of Greek mythology and is also where Wonder Woman hails from. Odds are Superman will be doing a great deal of flying in “Man of Steel,” speeding past buildings, trees, and who knows? Maybe even islands! Just keep an eye out for a beautiful island covered with ancient Greek architecture and warrior women.
Making its first appearance in the “Green Lantern” movie, the Ferris Aircraft logo has also made an appearance on the CW’s new hit series, “Arrow.” If another Ferris Aircraft logo were to pop up in “Man of Steel,” it could potentially merge not only the universe of the “Green Lantern” movie but also that of the “Arrow” TV series. That’s TWO potential “Justice League” heroes for the price of ONE Easter egg!
The hometown of the Scarlet Speedster, Central City’s exact location has been pretty vague up until recently. Back in 1974, it was said to be located in Ohio right where Athens, Ohio exists in real life. However, in a more recent issue of “Young Justice,” we see that Central City actually resides in Missouri, right on the border of Kansas. So, turns out that Central City and Smallville are basically neighbors! Will young Clark Kent run into any kids from the next town over?
The Justice League’s definitive base of operations, the Watchtower is a large space-station located on the Earth’s moon. It has also been portrayed as a massive satellite orbiting the Earth in the popular “Justice League” and “Justice League Unlimited” cartoon series. Originally created by Grant Morrison, the Watchtower is constructed of highly advanced Kryptonian, Martian, Thanagarian, and Earth technology. Can you imagine how awesome it would be to see Superman beginning construction on the Watchtower in a “Man of Steel” post-credits sequence? We sure can!
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