Emotional Connection Found Between ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘Batman V Superman’

Man of Steel was the first film of what we now know as the DCEU. Coming out in 2013, fans of the movie have had a lot of time to dissect it and find connections between it and the many films that have followed. The deeper fans look for a connection, the deeper the thematic and narrative arcs seem to be.

One particular fan on Reddit, has pointed out a connection between Man of Steel and Batman v Superman. This link is sure to tug at the heart strings of fans.

The Kent’s World Connections In The DCEU

While both scenes are taken from Batman v Superman, the scene at the top, with Jonathan Kent, was a callback to Man of Steel. Clark has always doted on his adopted father and, while these come at different times during the film, it shows where Clark gets his sense of love and his values, almost repeating word for word what his father says about his mother.

If that’s not tugging hard enough, let’s dive deeper shall we? Not only does Clark repeat the words his father says, he all but repeats the actions too. Where Jonathan sacrificed himself to protect Clark from the world in Man of Steel, Clark follows his fathers footsteps and sacrifices himself to protect Lois and the world from Doomsday.

It’s little things like this that make watching movies so much fun. Finding out how much effort the production teams put into each film, by figuring out the connections between each one.

Have you spotted any more connections between the DCEU movies? We’d love to hear about them!

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Philip Clark

An avid reader and writer. Dungeon diver and Dragon defeater. Love all things superhero. Favourite DC hero is definitely The Flash, closely followed by Nightwing. Writer and Reviewer for DKN. "Seven Times Down. Eight Times Up".