BvS’s 3 Biggest WTF Moments Explained

Whether you loved or hated or were “eh” about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I think we can all agree that the film is chockfull of Easter eggs that set up a larger DC movie universe (officially called the DC Extended Universe). We’ll have a full report on the most noteworthy Easter eggs soon, but for now let’s take a look at some of the crazier and most WTF moments that even diehard comics fans might be trying to figure out.

Obviously, major spoilers follow for Batman v Superman…

When Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne takes a catnap at his computer in the Batcave, he has a couple of intense dreams — or perhaps visions is a more accurate way to describe them. (This sequence has also been referred to as a “Knightmare,” at least on the toy and merchandising side of BvS.) First up, he finds himself in a hellish, post-apocalyptic landscape where a giant Omega symbol has been burned into the ground. This is the coat-and-goggles version of Batman glimpsed in the trailers for the film. He’s overrun by Nazi-like Stormtroopers (bearing Superman’s “S” symbol on their arms) and what certainly appear to be Parademons — the flying, alien foot soldiers who serve the cosmic villain from the comics known as Darkseid. Yes, aside from representing Bruce’s fear of Superman taking over the world, this sequence also hints at that character, who is sort of like the Thanos of the DC Universe. Director Zack Snyder certainly seems to be setting up Darkseid, who is one of the New Gods, as the big bad of the upcoming Justice League movies, or the DCEU as a whole.

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