#5: SUPERMAN vs. FLASH (JUSTICE LEAGUE)
In a Justice League mid-credits scene, Superman (Henry Cavill) and Flash (Ezra Miller) renewed their rivalry from the movie to determine just who is the fastest hero alive. When Superman returned from the dead thanks to the League's quick-thinking, he took on them on and proved he was faster, so this was Flash getting another shot at the title.
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Not only did this recreate a scene comic fans have wanted to see translated to live-action for, oh, forever, the sequence also highlighted how much the DC Extended Universe wants to shift away from dark, gritty superheroism and veer more towards a lighthearted age of heroes.
#4: WOLVERINE'S DEATH (LOGAN)
James Mangold's Logan was a neo-Western, R-rated movie that gave comic fans the best representation of the character to date. Hugh Jackman's Wolverine was more violent and foul-mouthed than ever, yet he still tried his best to protect Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and X-23 (Dafne Keen) from the Reavers.
He eventually died at the hands of X-24, another clone of his, after being impaled on a tree but he accomplished his mission of saving young, endangered mutants. Jackman went out on the perfect note and when X-23 turned the cross on his grave into an 'X,' it was poetry in motion.
#3: SUPERMAN RETURNS (JUSTICE LEAGUE)
In Justice League, Batman and Cyborg used Mother Box technology to resurrect Superman. However, when the Man of Steel returned, it wasn't pretty. Superman, still experiencing dementia, took the fight to the League and really whipped their behinds. Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman and Flash all proved no match for a demented Kal-El.
Thankfully, Lois Lane (Amy Adams) arrived to calm him down, helping the hero regain his senses. Until then, it was quite the showdown, yet shockingly one-sided. This sequence, especially the one where he eyed Barry Allen at top-speed, reminded us that no one, not even a combined League, stands a chance against Superman. No wonder Batman wanted him back to fight Steppenwolf!
#2: GENERAL LEIA WIELDS THE FORCE (STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI)
Many fans were eager to see if Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi would kill off the late Carrie Fisher's General Leia. When the First Order blasted her control room apart, throwing her into space, it appeared that was the moment.
However, Leia instead shocked audiences by displaying her ability to physically manipulate the Force for the first time. She managed to evade death and then fly back to the safety of her Raddus flagship. Fans are still wondering how she didn't freeze to death, but, well -- it's the Force. Deal with it. We're just glad she lived on to help deny the First Order victory.
#1: THE DEATH OF LUKE SKYWALKER (STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI)
When we finally learned what The Last Jedi meant, it came at a costly price. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) thwarted Kylo Ren's (Adam Driver) plans, allowing the Resistance to escape Crait, by using a Force projection to trick his former apprentice.
Sadly, this drained Luke's energy, and back on Ahch-To, he died watching a twin sunset, evoking the image of Tattooine in A New Hope. The fact that some fans are still angry by this scene illustrates how impactful it was. Luke's death, while inspiring the rebels to fight another day, marked the end of an era, and in the process gave the franchise one of its biggest moments, ever.