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I don't know how chivalrous Batman will turn out to be in this movie, but the Dark Knights of the past have had cause, once in a while, to take civilian passengers. Vicki Vale in Batman and Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins both got to take a ride in their respective Batmobiles after being rescued by their respective Batmen. So, even if he's not running a taxi ...


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Because it's not only batman who works worked on the Batmobile Note that the earlier batmobile was designed by one man (Fox), built by others (Waynetech), driven by another (Wayne) and maintained by yet another man (Alfred). At a minimum there are four and potentially dozens of people who've worked on the various batmobiles, any of whom could have thought ...


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The quote you mention is the only motivator we're given but it should be enough to go on. Lex's full quote reads: See, what we call God depends upon our tribe, Clark Joe, 'cause God is tribal; God takes sides! No man in the sky intervened when I was a boy to deliver me from daddy's fist and abominations. I figured out way back if God is all-powerful, He ...


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Created by the film's art director from historical sources (according to a Reddit user who contacted him) I've actually been searching for several days now for the name and/or origins of this painting, seen below: I've turned up nothing, although there are various historical paintings in a similar style with a similar theme. I did find the following, ...


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By popular demand, I am reposting my comment as an answer. Just to clarify, this footage is not the finished product, so don't expect to see this sign to appear in an official release. It will most likely be digitally erased in post-production. You would not see this any more than you would see the wires that hold up the stunt men in an elaborate fight ...


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This is Robin's costume The suit has an "R" on it, for Robin. This is probably a sign that the Joker previously killed Robin. The raised area (circled) is a script "R." For the purposes of comparison, a similar costume from the comics: As indicated here, there has previously been a comics storyline in which Robin died at the hands of the Joker. It'...


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It's a reference to the American Revolutionary figure Paul Revere, who made a famous ride from Boston to Lexington warning everyone along the way of British troops ("redcoats") approaching by sea, and the widely-repeated story is that he shouted "The redcoats are coming! The redcoats are coming!" as he went (according to this article the actual quote may ...


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It could be a bit of engineer's humor on the part of Batman or the actual builder of the batmobile, like this notice on the Space Shuttle Carrier aircraft: "Shuttle mounting point" by Rob Elliott (Zeeeter at en.wikipedia) - Self-made; originally uploaded to en.wiki here. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.


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Based on the trailer it looks like Batman and Superman will be at least doing some kind of fight. What is the point of conflict? Maybe the total destruction of Metropolis and the general distrust about a super-powered alien. Dubious IMDB says this: Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful ...


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Although Jesse Eisenberg's character is officially credited as "Lex Luthor" at the end of the film, it was revealed prior to its release that his character is officially Alexander Luthor Junior (see Warner Bros. promotional article in Fortune Magazine). This suggests that his father was Alexander Luthor. Also, in the film, Lex explains to the senator, ...


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The wheelchair was lead-lined. The wheelchair was lead-lined to hide the bomb. I'm not sure that this was clarified in the theatrical cut but I'm pretty sure it was explicit in the DVD/Blu-Ray releases. No need to lead line a wheelchair unless you're hiding it from x-ray vision. ...Later in the film, she [Jena Malone, playing a forensic scientist] calls ...


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Actually same site you linked says that those were fake bios: [...] other April Fool’s Day prank? In addition to the fake projects, we posted a link to “newly updated” profile pages for Batman and Superman, and if you read any of them, you may have noticed a shocking connection between Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent…and their mothers. [...] ...


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Well, one assumes perhaps some of the following: Bruce already had suspicions Bruce has other sources of information There was other information on Luthor's drive In particular, it was shown that there are entire files on potential metahumans. These files clearly show the Flash employing his speed powers, Aquaman ...


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It was at the insistence of the actor. He wanted to look more like the iconic images of Bruce Wayne that he'd seen in earlier comic serials. The wig also served to age him up. Ben Affleck had been immersing himself in the comic books and had seen an image of Bruce Wayne. "I need my hair to look like this," he informed his filmmakers, brandishing the comic ...


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There is a DC Comics-licensed Atlas of the DC Universe (published 1990) : Subsequently, a fan used the information and maps from this atlas to create a free web-based version: Karridian's Atlas of the DC Universe Here is a panel showing Gotham and Metropolis: They're fairly close together geographically — less than 50 miles by this map's scale, if ...


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You may remember an earlier scene in a bar after a bare-knuckle fight, where Bruce, during his investigation of “the White Portuguese”, clones the mobile phone of the head goon who later kidnaps Martha. This allowed him to track the location of this criminal. It may have also revealed that the criminal had kidnapped Martha, or Batman might have deduced/...


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While, within the film, they never actually show him dead, cutting to the shooter and the sound of the gunshot, according to Zack Synder, he is indeed dead. But why kill off such an iconic DC Comics character? Well it was all in the name of ‘fun’ according to Snyder. spoiler: Of course, such deaths often don't stick in comic books or the movies based ...


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Whether Lex knew about Superman's identity during the party is up for debate... But kidnapping Martha clearly indicates that he knows that Clark Kent is Superman. In Man Of Steel, Zod kidnaps Lois and extracts the identity of Superman and therefore goes to his house in Smallville. Now when Lex assumes control of Zod's ship,he is asked by the AI if he wants ...


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It's a setup for a sequel, so there is not enough information in the movie itself to say for sure, but it's a pretty good bet it'll be Darkseid, since one of Batman's dreams featured Darkseid's Omega symbol and winged beings that look like parademons, Darkseid's flying troops. See this article for some more discussion. As for how Luthor would know, I can't ...


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Lex already knows that Clark is Superman and the main point of his plan is to have Superman and Batman fight to the death. He was excited that his two combatants were meeting face-to-face. It is made clear about two-thirds of the way through the film that Lex Luthor has been running extensive surveillance on meta-humans such as Wonder Woman and Flash for ...


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That's Doomsday. In the comics, Doomsday is a supervillian who was created on Krypton in ancient times, a long time before it was destroyed. From the Wiki article; In a cruel experiment involving evolution, intended to create the perfect living being, the alien scientist Bertron released a humanoid infant (born in vitro in a lab) onto the surface of the ...


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I've interpreted the evidence differently from most here. I would be surprised if the signage doesn't make the final version. It was placed intentionally, with very neat lettering, to give the Batmobile an 'aerospace-y' or 'high-tech' feel. If you do a google search, you'll find that most actual 'no step' signs (that are to keep actual people from ...


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The hint that these creatures are parademons lies not just in the Knightmare Batman clip where they appear but in all of the other information given throughout the movie. Scott Free attempting to escape parademons as envisioned by their creator, Jack Kirby. When parademons were not acting as shock-troops they would also be employed as jailers or hounds ...


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Don't know about "movieverse" but original continuity has Supes granted citizenship by an act of Congress, later extended by the UN to all member nations. Clark Kent, as a distinct legal entity, has citizenship under foundling statutes that presume American citizenship for any infant found in US territory. This is especially applicable since the Kents ...


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According to the March 2016 issue of Empire Magazine Wonder Woman is over 5000 years old. According to actress Gal Gadot (who portrays Wonder Woman) this un-agingness forms a key part of her back story and explains her absence for the past hundred years, that 'man's inhumanity to man' and more specifically the sight of mechanised warfare have emotionally ...


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Traditionally, no. They are not neighbors. However, in the new DC Extended Universe, they are. Zack Snyder acknowledged both of these facts at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. In the Warner Brothers movie panel in Hall H—the kind of thing that is always a bombastic affair, made even more so when the subject is an upcoming slate of superhero movies with lots ...


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The Luthor we're seeing in the movie is closest to the version we've seen in the comics (and animated Superman series) since the John Byrne post-Crisis revamp. Examining his motivations might help clarify Movie-Lex's thoughts. Lex, as in the film, is no longer a generic super-criminal, but an incredibly successful businessman. His inventions are found at ...


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Affleck confirmed that it was indeed Robin's costume, but that beyond that the backstory isn't terribly well fleshed out. It was simply to show that his past troubles him. He had a Robin at one point, and we don’t know exactly which Robin that was, but we learned he died. He’s bitterly disappointed in the past that he’s lost this guy who fought by his ...


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It seems to be a combination of things that lead to this realization: First, he knew the Kryptonian ship drained power from the city (as told to him by Lois Lane right after his fight with Superman). Then he learned from Alfred that there was a creature wreaking havoc in Metropolis. But from the timing of his realization, it appears the final clue was that ...


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