Comic book movies are full of easter eggs and sometimes it can take years to discover them all. Thanks to a post on Reddit, we’ve gotten a glimpse at a hidden gem in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Posted to the DC_Cinematic subreddit by u/nvi14, this image from the DC Extended Universe film reveals a nod to Jay Oliva.
BvS: So, I found something….. probably I am not the first but this movie is Lit ???? from r/DC_Cinematic
“So, I found something….. probably I am not the first but this movie is Lit,” they wrote.
Jay Oliva is a storyboard artist, film producer, and animated film director. He worked as the storyboard artist on Batman v Superman, but his career in Hollywood started in the ‘90s. He’s worked as the storyboard artist on tons of series, including The Flash, Teen Titans, Justice League Unlimited, Max Steel, Godzilla: The Series, Wolverine and the X-Men, and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Oliva has also worked on multiple other comic book movies, including Deadpool, Ant-Man, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Justice League.
Oliva is also a director, having worked on multiple projects, including helming ten episodes of Young Justice. Check out his full, impressive filmography on IMDB here.
Many DC fans were quick to comment on the post, impressed with the discovery.
“Great catch, that’s a fun Easter egg,” u/snyderversetrilogy wrote.
“The movie that never stops giving.. GREAT find,” u/suhailSea added.
“I think there’s literally an infinite number of Easter eggs in this movie,” u/AnasDh joked.
For more content like this, check out the subreddit page, which is described as follows:
“In 2013, Warner Bros. released Man of Steel, the first film in a new and unified cinematic continuity starring the iconic characters of DC Comics. This subreddit is a fan community dedicated to news and discussion pertaining to these new DC films, past DC films (ex: The Dark Knight Trilogy, Watchmen), animated DC films (ex: Batman: Under the Red Hood), and film adaptations of Vertigo Comics (ex: the upcoming The Kitchen).
While fans of DC have Matt Reeves’ The Batman to look forward to in 2021, the question of who will take over the role of the iconic character still remains. Earlier this week, Ben Affleck officially announced that he would no longer be donning the bat suit.
Upcoming DC Extended Universe movies include Shazam! on April 5th, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020.