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Syfy's Krypton Feels As Much a Part of the DCEU As Any of the Films

Both properties introduce the Genesis Chamber, technology Kryptonians use to genetically engineer babies with a pre-determined role in society. Coincidentally, the artificial intelligence voice of the Chamber in Krypton sounds eerily similar to Carla Gugino as Kelor, the Chamber's voice in BvS. Then there are things like the House of El crest (Superman's symbol); the sun-stone (a unique Kryptonian crystal) that opens the Fortress of Solitude; the Fortress itself; Kryptonian ships and weaponry; the Phantom Zone as a rift in space and time; the natural landscape and architecture of the planet; and the garb of the various sects of Krypton's citizens. All of this strongly resembles what we saw in Man of Steel.

Krypton's narrative feels very much tied into the DCEU in terms of Superman's iconic villains. Krypton is set to feature Doomsday, who's a genetic experiment gone wrong. Handling the scientific tinkering that creates the abomination in this TV series could smartly inform how Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor got the idea to create his own version when he gained access to Kryptonian scout ship in BvS. Given Goyer's always had an affinity for Brainiac, even wanting to write him in a Man of Steel sequel, Krypton might actually be foreshadowing the future of the DCEU, which can always open the door for an upgraded Brainiac to appear later down the line.

We can't forget the series' violent Easter egg in the form of Lyta Zod's (Georgina Campbell) neck-snapping moment. Lyta, who's to be the grandmother of General Zod aka Dru-Zod, challenged Commander Quex-Ul (Gordon Alexander) for leadership of the Sagitari (Kandor City’s elite guard) in hand-to-hand combat in order to ease the mistreatment of the lower class. But as he begged for mercy upon defeat, she gave a nod to Snyder's flick by breaking her opponent's neck without hesitation.

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It was a power move that reminded fans of how Cavill's Superman killed General Zod (Michael Shannon) on Earth, a poetically moment that simultaneously gives Lyta her time to shine, while foreshadowing the karma her grandson would receive later down the line.

As for anyone concerned how Shannon's character (a white male) could be related to Lyta (a black female), well, we saw the House of Vex try to adopt Seg-El into their fold, so the DCEU could always retcon things so that Dru was adopted into the House of Zod.

All in all, there's a lot that indicate both stories from Goyer are cut from same cloth, even if the pieces aren't destined to be sewn into a single garment. The DCEU's influence on Krypton is so similar in terms of tone and visuals that it's hard not to believe he envisioned them as one cohesive plot -- bleak, dark and gritty. Taking all this into consideration, Krypton having this look and feel of the DCEU created by Goyer and Snyder can't be a mere coincidence, because at the end of the day, it truly does fit DC's filmverse like the prologue that never made it to cinemas.

Airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy, Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange, Georgina Campbell as Lyta-Zod, Elliot Cowan as Daron-Vex, Ann Ogbomo as Jayna-Zod, Rasmus Hardiker as Kem, Wallis Day as Nyssa-Vex, Aaron Pierre as Dev-Em, Ian McElhinney as Val-El and Blake Ritson as Brainiac.

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