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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2016 superhero movie, part of the DC Extended Universe. Directed by Zack Snyder and written by Snyder, Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, it follows Batman being manipulated by Lex Luthor to take down Superman. An extended edition titled Ultimate Edition was released on home media.

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  • According to director Zack Snyder, the Joker and the Riddler were considered to be added to the movie at one point but were cut early in the development stage. [1]


  • The Daily Planet is stated to have been founded in 1938, this is a reference to the year Superman debuted in comics.
  • Snyder confirmed that the Robin suit which appears in the film belonged to Dick Grayson and he was killed by the Joker.[2][3]
  • He also confirmed that the "Doomsday" who appears in the film is not the real one.[4]
  • An altered version of the cover of Action Comics #1 can be seen among the newspaper clippings in Wallace Keefe's apartment.
  • Luthor's prison identification number "A-C-23-19-40" is a reference to his debut in Action Comics #23 in 1940.
  • Officer Rucka and Officer Mazzucchelli are references to writer Greg Rucka and artist Dave Mazzucchelli respectively.
  • A billboard with the grafitti "The End is Nigh" appears in the film. The line is taken from Watchmen (Volume 1).
  • A grafitti in Latin "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" appears on one of the walls during the fight between Batman and Superman. It translates to "Who watches the Watchmen?", which is another reference to Watchmen.
  • The Roscosmos rocket Superman saves is numbered 300, a reference to Snyder's film 300.
  • One of the questions posed to Senator Judy Finch, "Must there be a Superman?", is a reference to the story from Superman #247.

See Also

  1. The Joker and Riddler Were Almost in ‘Batman v Superman,' Says Zack Snyder
  2. Russ Burlingame (August 6, 2018). Zack Snyder Had Planned On Introducing Carrie Kelley's Robin In DC Movie Universe. ComicBook.com. ViacomCBS. Retrieved on March 14, 2023.
  3. Samuel Gelman (June 16, 2020). Zack Snyder Reveals Which Robin the DCEU Joker Killed. CBR. Retrieved on March 14, 2023.
  4. Padraig Cotter (June 14, 2018). Zack Snyder Says The 'Real Doomsday' Still Exists In The DCEU. Screen Rant. Retrieved on March 14, 2023.