Small Details From The DCEU That Fans Somehow Noticed

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Vote up the most impressive details you missed the first time around.

Comic book movies have been a big thing in Hollywood since the first Superman film hit theaters in the '70s, and DC has been releasing similar fare ever since. In an effort to create a wider cinematic universe that includes more of its characters, DC Comics and Warner Bros. launched the DC Cinematic Universe in 2013 with Man of Steel. Some of the films that followed didn't fare as well, but the DCEU is still alive and kicking.

Because comic book fans are an inquisitive and detail-oriented lot, many have looked into the DCEU's movies to find tons of small details that most viewers missed on a first viewing. The fans who spotted many of those small details have taken to the MovieDetails subreddit to share their findings.

The more interesting of those findings are listed below, so take a look and see if you learn something new about the DCEU. If you find a detail you didn't already know, make sure to give it an upvote to see which one rises to the top!

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    51 VOTES

    Costumes In 'Wonder Woman' Were Chosen For A Reason

    If you thought Steve's German uniform looked a bit snug, Redditor u/dougiebgood noted that there was a good reason for that:

    In Wonder Woman, Steve Trevor's German uniform was intentionally too small, reiterating that he was a spy and that it wasn't fitted for him.

    51 votes
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    123 VOTES

    Henry Cavill Knows His Superman Trivia

    If you thought it was strange that Superman had chest hair in Man of Steel, Redditor u/Dezzerray pointed out that it was Cavill who knew the reason why:

    In Man of Steel (2013), Henry Cavill (Superman) was asked to shave his chest for the collapsing oil rig scene, However, he refused, saying that Superman had chest hair, citing the famous "Death of Superman" graphic novel as a reference.

    123 votes
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    107 VOTES

    Batman Prepared His Tools And Weaponry For His Fight With Superman

    Redditor u/rajagopal2001 noticed just how detailed Bruce's preparation was before he finally engaged in a fight with Superman:

    In Batman V Superman (2016), for his fight with Superman, Bruce Wayne prepares Smoke Grenades with [the] letters "Pb" in them. According to comics "Lead" is the only thing Superman can't see through.

    107 votes
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    123 VOTES

    Batman Memorized Superman's Moves

    Batman is one of the greatest hand-to-hand fighters in the DC Universe and as Redditor u/filthydank_2099 pointed out, the man studies his opponents:

    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.

    123 votes
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    61 VOTES

    The Flash's Lightning Appears Before He Moves

    Redditor u/DfN5000 noticed something about the Flash's lightning that was apparently deliberate:

    In Justice League, the lightning on the flash is deliberately placed where he moves first. His increasing heart rate, turning ankles, swinging with his elbow, and turning his neck.

    61 votes
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    57 VOTES

    Harley Quinn's Bat In 'Suicide Squad' Pays Homage To Her Animated Beginnings

    Harley Quinn didn't first appear in the comics, as she was a creation made for Batman: The Animated Series. Redditor u/Tokyono noticed a nice detail on her bat in Suicide Squad:

    In Suicide Squad (2016), the writing on Harley Quinn's baseball bat is a quote from her first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, specifically the episode “Joker's Favor."

    57 votes