Impressive Continuity Details That Prove The DCEU Deserves More Credit

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Vote up the most impressive continuity details.

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.

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    228 VOTES

    Bruce Wayne Studies Superman's Fights With Zod

    Bruce Wayne Studies Superman's Fights With Zod
    Photo: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor /u/filthydank_2099:

    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.

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    215 VOTES

    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.

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    The Battle For Metropolis Is The Same From Both Perspectives

    The Battle For Metropolis Is The Same From Both Perspectives
    Photo: 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.

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    142 VOTES

    Superman Is Surrounded By Skulls

    From Redditor /u/globnam:

    Batman v Superman (2016) features a scene where Superman is surrounded by people during a Day of the Dead celebration, which mirrors scene from Man of Steel (2013) where he is drowned in skulls.

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    An Employee Keeps Calm And Calls Batman

    From Redditor /u/sonicdivine:

    In Man Of Steel (2013), a “Keep Calm and Call Batman” poster can be seen inside Wayne Enterprises when Zod destroys the building with heat vision. In Batman V Superman (2016), Bruce Wayne is on the phone with a trapped employee.

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    Superman Killing Zod Mirrors His Birth Scene

    Superman Killing Zod Mirrors His Birth Scene
    Photo: Man of Steel / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor /u/Prixster:

    In Man of Steel (2013), the neck snapping scene marks the re-birth of Kal-El as Superman. Even the editing and the score is similar to the initial birth scene. Props to Snyder.