The DC Extended Universe brings some of the most admired comic book heroes in history to the big screen. Wonder Woman and Man of Steel let individual characters shine, where collaborative efforts are at the heart of Justice League and Suicide Squad. One thing all these movies have in common, though, is an incredible sense of continuity. Sometimes this comes from within a single film, like when we see Bruce Wayne studying Superman's fighting style in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, then watch him expertly counter those same attacks later on. Other great continuity moves stretch from one film to another. Again, in Batman v Superman, the villain Doomsday has a scar on their face, which was inherited from the body of Zod, who earned the scar in Man of Steel. There are even some really fun minor bits, like how Panda Man makes a sneaky second appearance in Suicide Squad.
If you're the type of superhero cinephile who loves to connect the dots, check out this list of truly impressive continuity details from the DCEU.
Bruce Wayne Studies Superman's Fights With ZodPhoto: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice / Warner Bros. Pictures
In Batman v Superman (2016), Bruce easily blocks Clark’s hooks and uppercuts. Earlier in the film, Bruce can be seen in the Batcave watching footage captured during Superman’s fight with Zod from Man of Steel. Clark’s patterns (right hook, left sucker, right uppercut) had been memorized by Bruce.Impressive detail?
Doomsday Has Zod's Scar
From Redditor /u/DfN5000:
Since Zod's body was used in the creation of Doomsday in Batman v Superman, Doomsday has the same scar that Zod had in Man of Steel.Impressive detail?
The Battle For Metropolis Is The Same From Both PerspectivesPhoto: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice / Warner Bros. Pictures
From Redditor /u/anon33249038:
In Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the battle for Metropolis is identical in both movies but from two different points of view.Impressive detail?
Martha Has To Get A New Job
Man of Steel (2013) Martha Kent had a job at Sears but the Smallville Sears was destroyed when the Kryptonians attacked. This lead to her taking a job as a waitress at the diner in Batman V Superman (2016).Impressive detail?