Questions tagged [dc-extended-universe]

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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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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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 ...
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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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Why are we shown the book “The Dunwich Horror” in the opening scenes of Aquaman?

In the opening scenes of the movie Aquaman, we are shown his father's apartment. On his coffee table is the H.P. Lovecraft book The Dunwich Horror. The camera comes close - we are meant to read the ...
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Why the soliders in Aquaman can't live without water but others can? [duplicate]

In the movie Aquaman, we saw that all those soldiers who came to attack both Aquaman and Mera, have water filled up in there suits. In one scene, when Mera broke one of the helmet of a soldier, he ...
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How did the submarine get past Atlantis's defenses?

When Mera brings Arthur (Aquaman) to Atlantis, she points out that there is only one entry/exit to the city. She adds that anyone who is stupid enough to go over the wall will be fired upon by the ...
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How did Alfred find Martha?

In events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, after the two protagonists were done fighting each other, owing to the fact that their mothers shared the same name, Batman says, he is going after ...
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Why did Aquaman and Mera need a boat?

In Aquaman, after defeating Black Manta in Italy, Arthur and Mera use a boat to travel to the Missing Kingdom. Presumably, Mera uses her power of controlling the water to drive the boat as there is no ...
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Was the submarine attack genuine?

When King Orm (Patrick Wilson) goes to meet King Nereus (Dolph Lundgren) for the first time, they get attacked by a submarine. The submarine shoots torpedoes at them without provocation. It is then ...
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What are the rest of seven underwater kingdoms?

In Aquaman, it was said multiple times that there are seven underwater kingdoms in need to be united, and that was even used in early Aquaman posters: But in film I can only see Atlantis, Kingdom of ...
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What happened to Aquaman's suit?

The Aquaman movie happens after the events of Justice League. In Justice League we see Aquaman fighting with the others wearing some sort of a suit. Where did he get the suit? In Aquaman we don't see ...
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Did the Sea-Monster serve king Atlan?

In the movie Aquaman, Aquaman is attacked by a sea monster who says something like: "no one has conversed with me since king Atlan" and the monster calms down, later the monster fights with Aquaman (...
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Why do some Atlanteans need water breathing suits?

In the new Aquaman movie there are a number of scenes where Atlanteans are seen on land wearing suits filled with water so they can breathe​. In some of the fight sequences we even seen their suits ...
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Why did the pirate team not put on their re-breather units?

In Aquaman, When the Father/Son Pirate team thought they were going to drown, why didn't they put on their (scuba) re-breather units?
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Why did Diana's mom lead a war for freedom?

Why did Diana's mom say she lead a war for freedom in Wonder Woman? Freedom from what exactly? I thought the Amazons were created to live with man? When were they ever enslaved?
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What was Wonder Woman doing during the events of Man of Steel?

Wonder Woman makes an appearance in Batman v Superman. During World War I, she is active. She may or may not have been active in events between these two events, like World War II or Cold War. But ...
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Is Wonder Woman even a Wonder Woman in DC Extended Universe?

In DC Extended Universe, Wonder Woman made three appearances till now but I never noticed anybody referring to her as Wonder Woman. Did I miss something or she is not even Wonder Woman in DC ...
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Impact of Wonder Woman's action on the end of World War I?

In the 2017 film Wonder Woman, Diana finally kills Ares and we learn that World War I is over, but how does the killing of Ares impact World War I? Is there any parallel to this with the real events ...
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Why was Morgan/Ares pressurizing to negotiate peace?

In Wonder Woman, when Trevor and Diana enters the assembly hall, we hear following dialogues from Sir Patrick Morgan AKA Ares. Germany is an immensely proud nation. They will never surrender. Now ...
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What is the relationship between Steppenwolf and Darkseid in the DC Extended Universe?

In the DC comics, Steppenwolf is the uncle of Darkseid. However, their relation was not made clear in the Justice League (2017) movie. I've read many CBR articles, as well as several other sources, ...
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Is Aquaman (2018) before or after Justice League (2017)?

I've seen just Aquaman trailers. I saw that this is the first time Arthur Curry came to Atlantis. Arthur and Mera first met too. In Justice League, Arthur came to Atlantis like he knew it before to ...
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Why do the three boxes appear when the parademon explodes?

When Batman is fighting the parademon in the beginning of Justice League, he catches the demon with a net on the wall. The demon explodes after some screaming and twitching, leaving goo picturing the ...
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Why didn't the last survivors of krypton go to the phantom zone to live?

Why didn't the last survivors, the council, and Kal-El's mother go to the phantom zone to at least survive or in a scout ship to find other inhabitant planets during the destruction of Krypton in Man ...
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How did Superman know that Lois was falling to catch her in time?

When Lex Luthor pushed Lois Lane from the roof in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice he may not have been worried about Lois dying and taken a chance in pushing her. But how did Superman know that ...
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Are the Cities In the DC Universe Allegorical?

Are the cities in DC Comics films and TV series allegorical in nature? For example: Is Gotham City considered to be an allegory of New York City/Brooklyn Central City the allegorical Kansas City/...
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What is exactly Alfred referring to in this dialogue during conversation with Bruce?

In Justice League, when Bruce and Alfred were discussing over finding metahumans, they have the following conversation. Alfred: Victor Stone. Genius IQ, football scholarship to GCU, and deceased. ...
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Significance of Flash scene in BvS [duplicate]

What is the significance of the Flash scene in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? In one scene it looks like Batman was dreaming where Flash comes and says Bruce! Listen to me right now! It’s ...