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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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Yes In the Red Son universe (Earth 30), the soviet Batman fought against Superman using Red Sun lamps, weakening Superman enough for him to beat him up. However Wonder Woman, who was used as bait, was convinced by Superman to destroy the generator powering the lamps, which lead to Superman's powers returning and Batman killing himself (as this Superman ...


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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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Like every other place in the comics world, it's "nowhere in particular"; in fact, what we saw in the movie was likely impossible to put anywhere in the real world. My best guess, though, is somewhere in the Mediterranean, specifically the Aegean Sea -- off the east coast of Greece. In the movie, they are pretty careful to never reveal where the island is, ...


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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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Green Lantern GL's non-presence was discussed with the studio's bigwigs (Greg Silverman, president of creative development Warner Bros and DC producer Charles Roven) in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. They claim that it's down to three reasons; That Green Lantern is too important a character to simply turn up in an ensemble film. That they already ...


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According to user LDN_Films on Reddit (posting anonymously, but "checked out" and vouched for as genuine by Reddit's own AMA team), the issue was that Cavill was already in pre-production for his next film and required permission from the studio to change his appearance. Paramount point-blank refused to allow him to do so. This would strongly imply that ...


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Clark was hired as a freelance "stringer"... Clark gets his job at the Daily Planet at the very end of Man of Steel, after Lois already knows he is Superman: LOIS: What are you going to do when you're not saving the world? Have you given any thought to that? CLARK: I have, actually. I gotta find a job...where I can keep my ear to the ground. Where ...


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Cool question - I can maybe help fill in some details. Having witnessed the filming of this scene, (super fun!), I'd say you've nailed it with: "...Clark knows that the singer, played by Allison Crowe, has a particularly deafeningly loud part of her act, and coordinates his actions with this aural camouflage." I serve as manager to Allison, the Canadian ...


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Wonder Woman's ability to bounce bullets off her bracelets requires her to have some superhuman reaction ability; she has to be able to recognize where the bullets are going and move her limbs to parry them with superhuman swiftness. So she does have a degree of superior speed, which also shows up in, for example, her running speed; she often shows the ...


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The codex contains the DNA of the unborn kryptonians, but he stills needs an artificial womb to grow them. The ship contains one of these devices. You can see one in Krypton, in the chamber where Jor-El steals the codex. The ship that Superman destroyed was originally meant for colonisation purposes, as such, it contains one of these "genesis chambers" that ...


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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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The implication is that, of course a mother would think the problem stems from the disappearance of her child or is in some way related. You could read this same quote like this: Well, I can hardly read the news, anyway. So much bitterness. Of course I think all this bitterness is because he's gone. But I suppose a mother would think that. But it's not ...


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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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Yalan Gur (or a member of the same species) The alien Green Lantern in the flashback resembles Yalan Gur, who first appeared in Green Lantern #19 (December, 1991), and who operated on Earth (and throughout Sector 2814) in the 10th Century. (Image comparison: Justice League – Film Review & The Ultimate Case) Note the cape, the enlarged mouth, and the ...


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As you mentioned, Joe Chill is a mugger. Since you tagged nolan-batman-trilogy, I'll quote the Wikipedia entry for his priorities in that series: Chill claims to have been "driven to mug" the Waynes by poverty Joe Chill isn't a serial killer. His goal is money/valuables not murdering powerful people and bringing the police down on him. Furthermore, I ...


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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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Looks like it's Between the Sheets by Molly O'Keefe Going off this photo: Enhance! Here is an article from bustle.com (Thanks Valorum) that explains the Molly O'Keefe had no clue her book was in the movie No one in my circle knew. Whatever agreements were signed happened way over all of our heads. Everyone wondered how I didn’t know. It seemed ...


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@Shreedhar pointed out in the comments that Steppenwolf seems to be generally up-to-speed with events on Earth, up to and including Superman's arrival and death. I wondered how this could be, and that's when I remembered: Steppenwolf was sending out Parademons to scout Earth. We see Batman tracking one at the start of the film. The most logical explanation, ...


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Yes, that is exactly what we are being asked to accept. The technology used to create both the under-armor of Kal-El's suit and the technology used to activate the ship were both compatible with the technology created by the Kryptonians 20,000 years ago. Considering the Kryptonians had been a space-faring civilization for 80,000 of its 100,000 years, it is ...


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Not plot holes but drawing incorrect conclusions Your assumptions regarding both the Kryptonian ship and the Kryptonian battlesuits are not quite correct. This would have been alleviated if the writers had been just a bit more effective in delivering key information. It is also possible this information was edited out in post-production in order to save ...


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You have to pay close attention to the scenes where the Germans are first crossing the barrier, but the fate of the ship is shown on-screen — it sank. Each time the ship appears in the background, you can see that it's tilting to the side a bit more. This starts from the first time we see it on the clear side of the barrier, and by the last (3rd time, I ...


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It depends on the continuity According to the Batman wiki: The murderer is consistently identified as Joe Chill, though the mythos alternates between versions where Batman finds out and where Batman never finds out. Chill has also alternated between being a mere mugger who randomly selected the wealthy Waynes, and a hitman who murdered them ...


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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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