Man of Steel: Doomsday Easter Egg & Supergirl Setup
Man of Steel is another underappreciated piece of art that came from Zack Snyder. Now that everyone knows the kind of an elaborate vision that Snyder had for the future of the DCEU, they’re all looking back to Man of Steel and BvS as great pieces of art that were setting up a magnificent future. The situation with these films was similar to MCU’s Age of Ultron. People were not on board with it initially, but after watching Endgame everyone understood the value of that film. Similarly, Man of Steel managed to plant many seeds for the future of the DCEU. This future involved Doomsday, Supergirl, and so much more.
First, let’s talk about the Doomsday Easter Egg that none of us caught in Man of Steel. Doomsday was the CGI monstrosity that showed up in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. He was created by reviving the dead body of Zod, mixing it up with the blood of Lex Luther. The idea behind him was obviously to take down Superman in particular. But BvS was not the first time Doomsday was created. Lex Luther got the idea of creating an unkillable devil through ancient Kryptonian knowledge stored in General Zod’s ship. And that knowledge came with historical events, meaning Doomsday had been created in the past as well.
We have heard that Steppenwolf has actually fought against Doomsday in the past events of the DCEU. And now, Zack Snyder presents another evidence about Doomsday’s actions of the past. During his live commentary of the Man of Steel watch party, he revealed that a Doomsday Easter Egg was placed in the early Krypton fight sequence involving Jor-El (Russell Crowe).
If you look at this particular shot, where Jor-El flies to his home with the Codex, you could see shattered pieces of Krypton’s moon (at least one of it). Zack Snyder reveals that this moon was destroyed by Doomsday in ages past. There isn’t comic book precedence for Doomsday destroying Krypton’s moon, or any moon for that matter, but it surely fits into the story that Snyder was moving forward to tell. He always had plans for the Grey Monster that knew nothing but death and destruction. This little detail proves how strong Doomsday could have gotten if he survived for a longer period of time, and why Superman’s sacrifice to take him down was extremely important.
Now let’s get to the second set up for the future of the DCEU. As you can see in the above image, one of the Kryptonian pods is open. Snyder has confirmed in the past that this pod wasn’t for Supergirl, but something more. But during the recent watch party, he did say that he did set up Supergirl as there were future plans for her arrival along with others.
Zack Snyder said:
“As we went forward, it was always my intention to broaden the universe and to continue to start to bring in more and more of the family, if you will. She [Supergirl] certainly falls into that category. And certainly, the idea of a standalone Supergirl movie it’s a cool idea. I don’t have a script or anything in mind, but that would be amazing to see.”
The solo Supergirl movie plans have been rumored to be on hold for a while. But if Zack Snyder’s Justice League does lead to us getting a Man of Steel 2, that is where Supergirl could be brought into the story.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a really important victory for the fans. If this impossible task has been made possible by us, then there is a chance that we might be able to achieve much more in the future. Man of Steel 2 would surely be another victory for us. But the biggest win one could imagine right now is us getting sequels to Zack Snyder’s Justice League where Ben Affleck returns as Batman. Let’s see what happens. The Snydercut will premiere on HBO Max next year.