A well-hidden Easter egg can lie dormant for years, especially when it comes to superhero movies and games. Batman: Arkham Asylum (opens in new tab) famously hid a nod to its Arkham City sequel before it was uncovered years later, and Man of Steel (opens in new tab) has followed suit by including a fantastic Easter egg homage to one of Star Wars’ most daring escapes.
The fine folks over at Reddit (opens in new tab) have done their homework when it comes to Man of Steel’s final battle between Supes and General Zod. The CGI-laden scene may not feature any removed facial hair, but it does look strikingly similar to the Millennium Falcon weaving through an exploding Death Star in Return of the Jedi. Take a look for yourself:
Pretty cool, right? Zack Snyder is a massive Star Wars fanboy (aren’t we all?) but, even so, it’s an extraordinarily meticulous scene to pluck out and pay tribute to. Seeing it side-by-side makes it all the more impressive, too. Now we just need to know if Superman can do the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs.
It begs the question whether there are any other hidden nods and winks to properties lying throughout something Snyder-led, such as Justice League (opens in new tab). Batman v Superman already has a Watchmen cameo (opens in new tab) that took a while to uncover, so expect something to crop up sometime around 2024.
If you want to gorge yourself on even more Easter eggs, be sure to head on over and check out this whopping list of Star Trek Discovery Easter eggs (opens in new tab), as well as the 30 greatest Marvel Easter eggs. (opens in new tab)
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