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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Why did Warner Bros spend $25 million to CGI out Henry Cavill's mustache?

After scrolling on Twitter loads of people have tweeted about how Warner Bros. spent $25 million worth of CGI used to remove Henry Cavill's mustache in Justice League. For example: Anyway back to ...
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Why did they pick World War I over World War II in Wonder Woman?

Wonder Woman in comics is associated with World War II not World War I, but in 2017's film Wonder Woman, it's set during World War I. What was the reason for this drastic change? Is it to avoid ...
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What if a bullet hit Wonder Woman?

What happens if Wonder Woman didn't deflect a bullet with her bracelets and if it hit her in her head or non-armoured part of her body, would the bullet penetrate her body?
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Was Bruce Wayne's car specifically designed for the movie?

The beginning part of Justice League features a neat product placement by Mercedes-Benz in the form of Bruce Wayne's car he drives around in to meet up with Barry Allen. Now personally this car ...
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Why do Superman and Batman's mothers have the same name, Martha?

In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the major conflict between Superman and Batman ended after Batman got to know about Superman's mother's name: Batman: [suffocating Superman with his foot on ...
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Did Michael Shannon appear in Batman v Superman, or was it just CGI?

In "Batman vs Superman", the character Zod appears briefly as a corpse. Actor Michael Shannon - who portrayed Zod in "Man of Steel" - is credited as Zod, but in the actual cameo his face looks a ...
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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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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 is Christian Bale not in the upcoming movie Batman vs Superman?

This is about the upcoming Zack Snyder movie Batman vs Superman, where Ben Affleck is playing Batman. I just read an article that Christian Bale wanted to be Batman again. So I wanted to ask why wasn'...
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Do Wonder Woman's bracelets have special powers?

We see in some parts of the movie that Are the bracelets magical artifacts, or is this just one of Diana's powers? On the one hand, it's strange that they didn't describe or mention the bracelets if ...
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Why did Zod ask for Lois Lane to come on their spaceship?

In Man of Steel (2013), when Zod and his subordinates come to take Superman, they ask for Lois Lane too. But when they take her, they don't ask her anything. They just put her in some kind of prison, ...
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Why did Zod not use some other planet for terraforming?

Why did Zod not pick Mars or Venus or whatever other planet elsewhere in the universe to make a new Krypton in Man of Steel? He had a terraforming machine that would've been equally effective ...
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Is it really possible to cause military-grade explosives to explode with a gun shot?

At the end of Suicide Squad: According to IMDB Goof's, it states, Military-grade explosives do not explode when shot at; the (sic) require a blasting cap to be set off. This is a safety feature of ...
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What is Superman's costume doing in a 20,000 year old ship?

In the movie Man of Steel Superman somehow finds his iconic costume in the 20,000 year old ship, which looks more modern than the dress that Jor-El wore. And it bears the symbol of his House. Can ...
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The acid scene in “Suicide Squad”

In Suicide Squad (2016), there is a scene where What is the significance of that scene? Was it the final test of Harley's loyalty to Joker and it was never acid in those containers, but only made to ...
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How did Kryptonite come to earth?

If "Kryptonite" is ore from Krypton and Krypton was destroyed, then how did this ore come to earth in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?
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What explains Wonder Woman's decision at the end of the movie?

It isn't explicitly outlined in the movie as to what happens in Diana's life from the end of First World War up until the present day but it doesn't seem like she goes back to her home island - ...
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Significance of the quote on Deadshot's neck band

In Suicide Squad, Deadshot wears a neck band with some quote. What was that full quote? And what was its significance to the character?
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Who were the other two heroes with Superman in the newspaper article who left?

In Justice League, we see a newspaper article showing three heroes who died (left to their home planets) but it was too fast that I missed catching the faces. Who were the other two heroes who are ...
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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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How is Themiscyra populated?

Do they have to reproduce to maintain a population from when Zeus created it and present day? If so, who are the fathers?
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Who are the other three superheroes in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

When Bruce Wayne sends an email to Wonder Woman, she sees three other superhero videos in it. Who are they? Do they appear in any other superhero movies?
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What's with the bat branding and its consequences?

Why do the prisoners attack the guy with the bat brand in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice? I'd think many of them are in there because of Batman. Why would a person branded by Batman be ...
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How is the term “God” meant in the DC universe?

In Wonder Woman movie, the term "God" is used for Zeus & Ares. But in the Batman V Superman movie, someone writes "False God" on the statue of Superman. So kindly let me know what does the ...
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Why didn't Jor-el and Lara leave Krypton with their son?

I remember a brief comment by Jor-el in Man of Steel saying their fate was linked to Krypton but what does that mean? Why didn't he or Lara accompany their son? As the greatest scientist on Krypton ...
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Why is Batman's name placed before Superman's in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the second entry in the DC Extended Universe and there is only one Superman based film existing in this universe and still Batman's name is placed before Superman'...
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Is this Green Lantern and Batman reference intended for a Justice League movie?

In Man of Steel, there are two references to other DC character, such as: First Christina Wren's character called Carrie Ferris in the film resemblance to Blake Lively's character Carol Ferris from ...
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Why is the lens eye of Deadshot reversed in Suicide Squad?

In all the adaptations of Deadshot, I have always notices the lens/patch on his right eye: Arrow Smallville Justice League This his how he is portrayed in the comics: But in the upcoming film ...
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What makes the difference between Zod's and Superman's regenerative abilities?

I completely understand that in Man of Steel Kal-El is the only one who can break Zod's neck and it's essentially a level playing field (like two humans fighting each other). However, what I see as ...
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Where did Wonder Woman's sword come from?

Now then, in Batman v Superman, we see that WW has a sword - this is a very special sword since it can This means it's not a normal everyday sword - as that would likely get bent or broken when ...
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Man of Steel Easter Eggs

I noticed a few Easter eggs that didn't seem obvious until I re-watched my Man of Steel BluRay. The traditional whooshing sound heard as Superman does his very first flying around in the suit... If I'...
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How does Superman accelerate when he flies in Man of Steel?

As per the storyline of Man of Steel, it is said that Superman is able to fly because of earth's low gravity. But how is he able to control the speed at which he flies? How can he hover or accelerate ...
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Why use titles like 'Dark Knight' and 'Man of Steel'?

In recent Christopher Nolan's related DC films, lesser known titles are selected as movie names. Such as Dark Knight for Batman and Man of Steel for Superman. Is there any specific reason for it or ...
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How did Jor-El stand a chance against Zod?

In Man of Steel, it was made clear that Zod was born to be a great warrior, while Jor-El was the planet's foremost scientist. How then did Jor-El completely demolish Zod in hand-to-hand combat in the ...
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Why does Ben Affleck / Bruce Wayne look old?

Teaser trailer is out for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice In this trailer we see that Ben Affleck looks old. His hair is gray from the side. Batman and Superman were created/introduced nearly at ...
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How does Superman know Batman is Bruce Wayne

In the final fight between Batman and Superman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Superman addressed Batman as Bruce which is his true identity. How did he know Batman was Bruce Wayne?
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Why is Batman not so careful about his secret identity in the Justice League?

In the latest movie, Justice League, I observed that on at least two occasions, Batman didn't care about his secret identity. When he was beating the thug to lure out the parademon. Parademon just ...
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Major Justice League continuity error?

Within Justice League, SteppenWolf confirms that Cyborg was created by the third Motherbox, when he states to Cyborg that 'You were born of her'. This confirms it was definitely the Motherbox ...
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What is the meaning of the graffiti saying “Joke's on You Batman”?

What does the yellow "Joke's on You Batman" graffiti mean that we see on the suit in Batman's cave in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice?
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How did the final confrontation in Man of Steel get resolved?

At the end of Man of Steel, Superman breaks the neck of General Zod. My question is, how could he do that so easily? And why did none of the Kryptonians think about doing that to him? Especially, ...
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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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What is the Supergerm in the Justice League film?

In Justice League, we see a scene with a newspaper front page, which I have already covered in the similar question but there is a mention of a Supergerm in the left corner: Image source Is it 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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How did the battleship sink?

Near the start of Wonder Woman (2017) the Germans, in their pursuit of Steve, stumble across the Amazonian homeland. Outside the magical force-field there is a Battleship that seems to be doing fine. ...
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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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Why didn't the Justice League care about the MotherBox which flies away after reviving him?

In Justice League, all the members revive Superman using the MotherBox. When Superman flies away, the MotherBox gets dropped in a parking lot beside the Kryptonian ship, where it was convenient for ...
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Can Wonder Woman die?

Obviously major spoilers ahead, please don't read if you haven't seen the movie. We are told towards the end of the movie that Diana is the god-killer, since apparently only a god can kill another ...
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Explanation of Bruce/Batman's nightmares?

In Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman/Bruce is having nightmares. I do not understand that, what are those nightmares all about? And who is this guy?
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What was the ending of Batman v. Superman about?

In the ending battle and aftermath of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we know that My question is, if there was so much attention and ceremony around this event, what is the explanation for the ...
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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 ...