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The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) is a series of films, based on DC Comics characters, that occur in a single shared universe. Use this tag for questions that pertain to any movies in the DCEU, or questions about the shared universe itself.

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What is the secret behind www.rataalada.com from The Batman movie 2022?

We can visit the site www.rataalada.com from The Batman post credit scene and it has some message from Riddler I believe. I was able to download a ZIP file from the page. Does anybody know what's this ...
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In "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice", why does Superman ignore Lex's gang?

Batman is chasing Lex's thugs, who are transporting the Kryptonite rock to Lex's labs. Lots of explosions, guns, etc. All of a sudden, the Batmobile runs into Superman, who confronts Batman, telling ...
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Why would Blackguard betray his team openly?

In the movie, The Suicide Squad, the first team that consists of Savant, Blackguard, Captain Boomerang, TDK, Javelin, and Mongal is ambushed at their landing beach. Blackguard comes out of hiding and ...
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When a wish can be interpreted in more than one way, can the Dreamstone decide how to interpret it?

In WW84, Alistair makes such a wish: Then I wish for your greatness Now, I can see two ways to interpret it: Alistair wish for his father to have greatness i.e. "I wish for you to have ...
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Can Wonder Woman fly in DCEU?

I've read this question here, and it was while ago and answer by KutuluMike was only focused on first WW movie and BvS. With the second installment, WW84, She seems to be on air for a while, but uses ...
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Why didn't Hippolyta lift the horse?

In the scene from Justice League where Steppenwolf attacks Themyscira and Hippolyta was riding the horse with another Amazon carrying the mother box, when Steppenwolf strikes them, why did Hippolyta ...
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Is there any mention of this conflict and fight in original stories?

I think all Batman movies are based on DC stories/comics (I don't know about comics thing much). So is Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice also based on some story (story about Batman seeing Superman ...
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Why did DeSaad say the Mother Boxes were destroyed?

At the end of Zach Snyder's Justice League, Superman and Cyborg push apart the Mother Boxes. They tumble to the ground and the evil plan is foiled. DeSaad says that the Mother Boxes were destroyed, ...
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Is Justice League 2021 a cut or a remake?

Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) is widely referred to as "the Snyder cut." Zack Snyder directed the 2017 Justice League, which has a similar plot and the same lead actors. But I can't ...
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How did Darkseid or DeSaad not remember about earth when Steppenwolf mentioned the motherboxes to DeSaad?

Wonder Woman mentions in the history lesson in Zack Snyder's Justice League cut that, when Darkseid/Uxas was defeated, the 3 motherboxes were left on earth and also the anti-life equation was carved ...
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Whose corpse was this in the ZSJL?

In Zack Snyder's Justice League, when the league resurrects Superman, Barry comes across a corpse in the Superman spaceship. I would like to know whose corpse is this? The league was carrying with ...
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Question about Snyder cut and the motherboxes

In Zack Snyder's cut of Justice League, why was Steppenwolf surprised to discover the anti-life equation? From Diana's story early on we find out Not sure how much of this needed to be in spoilers ...
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What was Aquaman's motivation for killing Black Manta's father?

In Aquaman, after Black Manta's father was dead, Black Manta gets revenge on Aquaman. At times I feel like Aquaman just killed Manta's father for the sake of it. So why did Aquaman kill Black Manta's ...
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How does this artefact work in WW84?

The crystal stone in Wonder Woman 1984 grants wishes, with a twist: Diane gets Steve back, but slowly loses her powers Barbara becomes powerful, losing her "soul" (it is difficult to ...
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Was this predatorial villain original to the movie?

Late in Wonder Woman 84 Diana fights hand-to-hand with an animalistic human who is a main character transformed into the ultimate predator. The villain has fur and claws while remaining humanoid. Was ...
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Why was Steve Trevor not Steve Trevor, and how did he become Steve Trevor?

In the new Wonder Woman 84 (2020), Diana Prince makes a wish to see Steve Trevor, her lost love. In the next scene, a stranger approaches her and says something only Steve Trevor would know. In a ...
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Why did they want to send people to the Phantom Zone in Man of Steel?

The people of Krypton had to live somewhere, but as I got it from Man of Steel the Phantom Zone is just some place in space. But some character (I don't remember Jor-El or Zod) wanted to send people ...
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What is the significance of the toy car?

When Huntress' family is killed in Birds of Prey, one of them gives her a purple toy car, which seems to be a sign that it had a some importance to her or her family. Later on in the movie she gives ...
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Batman is what?

In the post-credit audio-scene of Birds of Prey, Harley says Batman is and then it cuts to black. What was she supposed to say? Is it about his secret identity, as she also named her hyena Bruce?
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Where exactly does Birds of Prey take place in the DC Extended Universe?

I recently watched Birds of Prey and it was clear that it takes place after Suicide Squad, but when? I want to know in comparison to other DC Extended Universe films.
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In Superman vs Batman, Lex Luthor says, "Martha, Martha, Martha" -- was that improvised?

The line (taunting Superman, iirc) is a play on an old Brady Bunch where someone says, "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" but Lex according to the movie grew up in East Germany and even if he had some access to ...
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Why does Wonder Woman say "goodbye brother" to Ares?

When Ares reveals himself to Diana in Wonder Woman, just after she finds out that her sword is powerless against him, he says "Oh my dear child". Then, Diana tells him: Goodbye brother. before ...
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Why are there so many superhero movies made in recent decades?

This question is mostly concerned with live-action theatrical films. Here’s lists of Marvel and DC Comics films. I’ve made a graph of yearly distribution since 1966 (first Batman): As we can see, ...
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How is Superman able to defeat Kryptonians who are better trained and skilled than him?

During Man of Steel, Superman battles and defeats several military trained Kryptonians (eg. Zod, Faora etc) who have much more training and combat skill at their disposal. Faora mentions that he is ...
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How did Aquaman get his tattoos?

Simple question, how (physically) did Aquaman get his tattoos? Considering that, He is bullet proof Hardened steel can't penetrate his skin That he had his powers at an early age and his tattoos ...
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How did Billy Batson know about the Seven Sins?

In the movie Shazam! Billy Batson tells Dr. Sivanna the names of all Seven Deadly Sins. He also speaks about the appearance of Envy and other sins. How did he come to know about the name and ...
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Did Billy's power get diluted? [duplicate]

Through out the movie Shazam! (2019), we see the bad guy, Dr. Sivana, wanting Billy to touch the staff and say his name (Shazam) so that the power would go to Dr. Sivana. At some point, Billy shared ...
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Emotional immaturity of comic-book version of superhero Shazam

In the 2019 movie Shazam, much is made of the fact that the title character - though apparently an adult man (with superpowers) - is in actual fact an emotionally immature 14-year-old boy - i.e., that ...
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Was Shazam! originally intended for a Christmas-time release?

I just saw Shazam! (2019). This film was released in theaters in April, but the holiday of Christmas features heavily in the film - essentially all of the story takes place in December, and we hear ...
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Why did Shazam! take place in a real city?

The movie Shazam takes place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is different than most DC movies and shows in which they all take place in fictional cities. Superman is in Metropolis. Batman is in ...
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Is Batman v Superman based any comic book?

I have recently come across the story of the Injustice: Gods among us comic and was thrilled with the whole concept of Batman's Army against Superman's Army. I did not find any comic edition that goes ...
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How did David's Knife hurt Arthur?

At the start when David Kane is fighting Arthur Curry on the sub David's father's crew went to steal we see that David's blades could not hurt Arthur. When Orm Marius goes to David to track down ...
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How can "Shazam" say his name without changing?

I haven't seen the movie, but I remember the old Captain Marvel, and when other kids called him "Shazam" I corrected them. I would point out how silly it would be if someone you rescued asked who you ...
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Why does this character die?

In Shazam! (2019), the oldest wizard apparently has the powers of Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury. Despite having these, why does he die? On similar lines, another question is "...
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Do they retain their powers permanently?

At the end of the movie, Shazam (Billy Batson) shares his powers with his friends after which he breaks the staff? So my question is Will they retain the power permanently? That is, do they still ...
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Does each character focus on one super-power?

In Shazam! (2019), Billy shares his powers with his siblings. It seems like each sibling gets a unique ability: Freddy - Flight Darla - Speed Pedro - Strength Mary - Unknown Eugene - Lightning They ...
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Can Shazam retain full strength even after sharing it with many people?

After sharing powers with his friends Shazam (Billy Batson) still seemed to have all his powers in the movie. Was this the case? Does this mean he can share his powers and create heroes without losing ...
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How did Billy become eligible to gain Shazam's powers?

When the ancient wizard Shazam summons children to test them and find a champion, he judges them based on their will to resist the temptations of the Deadly Sins. He deems every one of them unworthy ...
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How do Billy and his friends go to the Rock of Eternity at the end?

Before Billy Batson gets his powers, there are two ways to reach the Rock of Eternity, as seen in the movie. Being summoned by the ancient wizard Shazam Using hieroglyph-like symbols to create a ...
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Do Shazam and Man of Steel exist in same universe?

In the mid-credit scene, we see Shazam invites Superman to his school in the lunch break. From previous knowledge, we know that Shazam has been a part of the Justice League. But there was no cameo of ...
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Seven sins, seven Wizards, seven symbols, seven times repeated, but six super-heroes

Throughout Shazam!, we see many references to the number 7. Wizard: My job is to protect you the seven worlds of the seven main sins. Sivana: That seven symbols. Total seven times repeated. ...
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Why can Shazam fly?

When Billy Batson is gifted the powers of Shazam, the Wizard claims Yes. I give you the power. And with it all my strength. Solomon's wisdom. The power of Hercules. Atlas toughness. The power of ...
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Shazam's physical and mental powers, based on the Gods

When Billy Batson is gifted the powers of Shazam, the Wizard claims Yes. I give you the power. And with it all my strength. Solomon's wisdom. The power of Hercules. Atlas toughness. The power of Zeus....
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Will Billy Batson grow up to look like Shazam?

In Shazam the child Billy Batson is able to transform into the eponymous hero that is an adult-like character in looks (face + body). But do we know if Shazam's look is Billy Batson's future look? I ...
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Is this Steppenwolf with mother boxes in Dawn of Justice?

I found this picture online in here. I want to confirm the authenticity that these are real mother boxes and if so how come Steppenwolf is already in possession with them.
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Is Billy Batson the first (only) Shazam?

Just a passing fan, but couldn't find the answer out on the internet. Was there a Shazam prior to Billy Batson? Did anyone come after Billy Batson, (in comics or tpb)? NOTE: I don't count the Amalgam ...
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Why Shazam when there is already Superman?

I am asking this question based on the trailers of the film. As from the trailers, we know that Shazam is pretty much like Superman in terms of superpowers. He can fly, he is bulletproof, has super-...
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Why did Mera use Aquaman as source of water?

In the film Aquaman (2018), in order to unlock the holographic message in the cylinder, Mera used Aquaman as the source of water. Why did she not use her own body for water? Why did she say that ...
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Was Flash's message in Batman vs Superman for the event occured in Justice League?

Ok, so there were a lot of questions regarding Bruce's 'knightmare'/ visions and The Flash's message in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice most of which are answered here. So, following the ...
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What's the matter with Captain Boomerang's pink unicorn?

When preparing for their first mission, the Suicide Squad are given access to their personal belongings. Among the various weapons and custom outfits, there's also a pink unicorn plush toy that ...
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