It’s a favorite pastime of fans to analyze, theorize and otherwise discuss the finer details of their favorite comics, television shows and movies, and debate their merits with others. Even more fun, however, is when you can decisively declare your interpretation as the correct one, thanks to one of the creators confirming your take on a scene.
That happened recently for a fan who offered some thoughts on how Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been hiding a callback to Man of Steel in plain sight. The fan, who uses the screen name The Kingslayer, shared their take on the BvS scene in which Superman is surrounded by a crowd in full-on Day of the Dead celebratory makeup.
The theory, posted on the social media network Vero before being shared on Reddit, posited that the scene is a direct and deliberate callback to Man of Steel‘s nightmare sequence. Specifically, the portion in which Henry Cavill’s Superman pull himself out of, and eventually stands above, a pile of the skeletal remains of thousands of people he failed to save.
Although the fan was secure enough to lay the idea out, they ended with the caveat that “maybe thats just my overthinking.” At that point, Snyder stepped in and likely made their day, replying to the short theory with a succinct, “No no that’s right.”
Henry Cavill returns as Superman Nov. 17 in Justice League, which also stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and J. K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
(via Screen Rant)