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New ‘Man of Steel’ Easter Egg Points to Another ‘Justice League’ Member

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For eagle-eyed fans, ‘Man of Steel‘ is filled with all kinds of tiny easter eggs that suggest a larger universe. For starters, the Wayne Enterprises logo appears on a satellite, while the LexCorp logo can be spotted on a building and a few tanker trucks. In other words, should the opportunity arise, the new Superman movie is quietly laying the groundworks for a larger DC cinematic universe … a universe that may include the superhero Cyborg, if we can believe everything screenwriter David S. Goyer says.

Speaking with MTV, Goyer (who also co-wrote Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy) discussed the larger plans beyond ‘Man of Steel,’ emphasizing what will be a part of this universe (and what won’t be):

“The ‘Dark Knight’ films do not exist in the same universe. Zack [Snyder] has gone on record. The fact that we have Wayne Industries on the satellite, Bruce Wayne exists in this universe. Lex Luthor exists in this universe. Other metahumans do exist in this universe, so the hope is, depending on how the film does, that we’ll be able to roll into some other films.”

In other words, everyone’s favorite DC superheroes and supervillains do exist in the same world as Henry Cavill‘s Superman, but they’re versions we just haven’t seen before. But before all that, Goyer dropped this line:

“We mentioned S.T.A.R. Labs at one point, that’s kind of a connection to Cyborg.”

As any comic book fan worth his salt can tell you, Cyborg is a cybernetically enhanced human who was a member of the Teen Titans for decades. However, recent comics have made him a founding member of the Justice League. We don’t want to presume too much, but if DC and Warner Bros. want to ape Marvel’s strategy of having the comics reflect their films and vice versa, this could be the start of that. After all, why tease a character like Cyborg if you didn’t have plans for him in the back of your head?

And speaking of things that are lurking in the back of Goyer’s head, MTV also asked him about the possibility of taking on that ever-rumored ‘Justice League‘ movie. His response:

“If I were offered it, I wouldn’t say no. Well, what are you going to do after Batman and Superman? How do you top yourself? I can’t go back to Metamorpho after this.”

‘Man of Steel’ hits theaters this Friday, but you can watch the full interview with Goyer below.

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