Aquaman easter egg in Man of Steel

#1 Posted by Justthatkid (1438 posts) - - Show Bio

According to many sites I've recently looked at the Lex corp , Wayne tech, and Supergirl easter eggs weren't the only to be shown in the film, apparently the oil rig that Clark works for as one of his jobs throughout the film has caused problems for Aquaman. The CEO of The Merrevale oil rig Jordan Wylie actually had run-ins with Aquaman due to drilling in Atlantis territory and environmental destruction. All of this possibly suggesting that Aquaman caused the oil rig to catch on fire and followed with The 2 humpback whales that are said to have been sent to check on Clark.

Does this mean Aquaman will be in Justice League, He's the first member to distantly meet Clark or be aware of him, and a possible Aquaman film is being thought of like David S Goyer suggest?

Thought this would be fun to share :)

#2 Posted by batmannflash (6109 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope so! Seems kind of weird to randomly put two whales for no reason...unless it's connected to Aquaman, which would be awesome. Everything's all observations at the moment but I hope Warner Brothers' finally deciding to expand the DC Cinematic Universe.

#3 Posted by Justthatkid (1438 posts) - - Show Bio

@batmannflash: According to Zack Snyder his Superman will spawn everything and throwing in those elements in the movie that exact oil rig would be a possible confirmation of Aquaman who could use this opportunity to be taken serious, I'll be ticked if they say they only want to use the core 5 characters of the justice league, because at a point Aquaman had that spot over lantern like in 1mil and also the league usually has a trademark of seven.

#4 Posted by batmannflash (6109 posts) - - Show Bio

@justthatkid: Yeah I love Aquaman. They should use the New 52 roster: Superman, Batman, WW, Hal Jordan, Aquaman, Cyborg, Barry Allen. And we need a badass intro. I like how they did it in JL #1 for the New 52. Aquaman comes in, and they're like "What the heck can you do?" Then he proves them wrong and the audience is like: YEAHHH

#5 Posted by Justthatkid (1438 posts) - - Show Bio

@batmannflash: The new 52 could work I personally liked the ending when they form the team to the media I just hope there are no poses like in avengers..

#6 Posted by lilben42 (2487 posts) - - Show Bio

That's awesome because once they piece the movies together. Everyone will be like WHOA!!

#7 Posted by Justthatkid (1438 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42: Exactly what I want. Now someone needs to stop Seth Green from touching DC properties..

#8 Posted by matchesmalone21 (7637 posts) - - Show Bio

@batmannflash: The biggest problem is how to introduce Cyborg,without Darkseid's army invasion

#9 Posted by batmannflash (6109 posts) - - Show Bio

@matchesmalone21: Cyborg could just be a product of Star Labs science due to an injury. He doesn't have to be wounded by Darkseid's army to become Cyborg. Plus, I never liked the idea of Cyborg in a Justice League movie. Him being there defeat's Batman purpose of being the tech guy, recruiting members. I want the team to be: Batman, Superman, Hal Jordan, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and Flash. They could add Cyborg and someone else (Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter) in the JL sequel.

#10 Edited by Yung ANcient One (4358 posts) - - Show Bio

If this is true... this is the most epic Easter egg ever. ( + )

#11 Posted by Bloxxeh (191 posts) - - Show Bio

I think DC made an epic choice by making Aquaman epic in the New 52. But, where was the Supergirl Easter egg?

#12 Posted by matchesmalone21 (7637 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Edited by MrShway88 (653 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the oil rig and whales is a big stretch. Easter eggs are fun to find but I honest think you are thinking too much into this.

#14 Posted by Justthatkid (1438 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrshway88: The oil rigs named after a company Aquaman confronts a few times in comics, The hishe clip shows that scene with Aquaman since they noticed it. I wouldn't call it a easter egg it's confirmation that he exist.

#15 Posted by Black_Claw (2813 posts) - - Show Bio

I always felt like the plot of the Justice League film should be about Ocean Master claiming war on the surface world and now Aquaman has to team up with justice league to stop him. And it should be revealed that the Atlanteans were behind some of the events from past films (like the oil rig scene from MOS).

@bloxxeh said:

I think DC made an epic choice by making Aquaman epic in the New 52. But, where was the Supergirl Easter egg?

It's in the scene where Superman is in the space ship for the first time and he sees one of the pods are empty.

#16 Posted by Dernman (13991 posts) - - Show Bio

@black_claw said:

I always felt like the plot of the Justice League film should be about Ocean Master claiming war on the surface world and now Aquaman has to team up with justice league to stop him. And it should be revealed that the Atlanteans were behind some of the events from past films (like the oil rig scene from MOS).

@bloxxeh said:

I think DC made an epic choice by making Aquaman epic in the New 52. But, where was the Supergirl Easter egg?

It's in the scene where Superman is in the space ship for the first time and he sees one of the pods are empty.

Yep if you read the prequel comic that was her pod. I don't think they should have included her in the universe. Hopefully they will keep her out of the movies.

#17 Edited by Black_Claw (2813 posts) - - Show Bio

@dernman said:

@black_claw said:

I always felt like the plot of the Justice League film should be about Ocean Master claiming war on the surface world and now Aquaman has to team up with justice league to stop him. And it should be revealed that the Atlanteans were behind some of the events from past films (like the oil rig scene from MOS).

@bloxxeh said:

I think DC made an epic choice by making Aquaman epic in the New 52. But, where was the Supergirl Easter egg?

It's in the scene where Superman is in the space ship for the first time and he sees one of the pods are empty.

Yep if you read the prequel comic that was her pod. I don't think they should have included her in the universe. Hopefully they will keep her out of the movies.

Why? I think she has potential.

#18 Posted by QueenCorp15 (985 posts) - - Show Bio

Its a stretch easter egg but if its real then its AWSOME!

#19 Posted by Bloxxeh (191 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Edited by Dernman (13991 posts) - - Show Bio

@black_claw said:

@dernman said:

@black_claw said:

I always felt like the plot of the Justice League film should be about Ocean Master claiming war on the surface world and now Aquaman has to team up with justice league to stop him. And it should be revealed that the Atlanteans were behind some of the events from past films (like the oil rig scene from MOS).

@bloxxeh said:

I think DC made an epic choice by making Aquaman epic in the New 52. But, where was the Supergirl Easter egg?

It's in the scene where Superman is in the space ship for the first time and he sees one of the pods are empty.

Yep if you read the prequel comic that was her pod. I don't think they should have included her in the universe. Hopefully they will keep her out of the movies.

Why? I think she has potential.

Because they should only focus on the main properties not the latch ons. Besides it kinda takes away from the last survivor theme not to mention it also takes away from many of the other themes with another just like him being there.

#21 Posted by Justthatkid (1438 posts) - - Show Bio

Just saw this video and I liked it.

#22 Posted by Raw_Material (3207 posts) - - Show Bio

I also noticed the easter egg during the burning oil rig scene, most obvious were the whales that were swimming through the oil rig underwater and alongside the unconscious Clark. Maybe Aquaman sent them to see of any survivors or "men overboard", although Clark saved them all above surface, I think they were able to save Clark from sinking to the ocean depths and help his way to shore. Another easter egg was when General Swanwick had a codeword named, Trident which he used during the assault in Smallville during the ending scene of the film, which clearly depicts a Aquaman cameo sometime in Man of Steel. Hopefully.

#23 Posted by AquamanIsTheBest (12 posts) - - Show Bio

@justthatkid:

I think there are no "5 Core Members". I believe that every member is a core and essential member of the league...just need to pray that DC/WB sees it the same way. I'd say "Make sure Johns talks some sense into them" but he obviously didn't object to Arthur being replaced in JL: War :P

#24 Edited by War Killer (19485 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the idea of it being Aquaman being responsible for the oil rig's destruction in MoS, though if he were involved I doubt that he even noticed Clark. Still a cool idea though.

#25 Edited by Justthatkid (1438 posts) - - Show Bio

@aquamanisthebest: The only thing I want Johns direction in with the possibility of a cinematic Aquaman is his DCnU input. The Half human/atlantean thing could make for sympathy feeling neglected by both worlds. I honestly thing the way they did MOS would of been better for Aquaman then Superman.

#26 Edited by Raw_Material (3207 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait for the "Justice League" movie and "Man Of Steel 2" to come out !!!

#27 Posted by W3BST3R (229 posts) - - Show Bio
#28 Edited by Justthatkid (1438 posts) - - Show Bio

@w3bst3r: People tend to do a good job with him when it comes to fan pictures. Love this Paul Walker one.

http://djray1985.deviantart.com/art/Aquaman-aka-Dweller-in-the-Depths-429678659

#29 Posted by W3BST3R (229 posts) - - Show Bio

@justthatkid: He would've been a good pick. I also like Sawyer from Lost, he'd make a great Aquaman.

#30 Edited by Superguy1591 (1099 posts) - - Show Bio

Only Aquaman Easter Egg is the "word of the day": Trident.

#31 Posted by Daiohnysis (128 posts) - - Show Bio

@matchesmalone21: that's easy: Cyborg is a Teen Titans character and has nothing to do with Justice League

#32 Posted by matchesmalone21 (7637 posts) - - Show Bio

@matchesmalone21: that's easy: Cyborg is a Teen Titans character and has nothing to do with Justice League

Where have you been since 2011? Cyborg is a member of JL since the begining of New 52,Thanks.

#33 Posted by reaverlation (7143 posts) - - Show Bio
#34 Edited by Daiohnysis (128 posts) - - Show Bio
#35 Edited by matchesmalone21 (7637 posts) - - Show Bio

@matchesmalone21: just cuz it's canon doesn't mean it's good

Being canon means they will follow the comics,don't matter people think.

#36 Posted by viin (493 posts) - - Show Bio

The first time I saw the whales in Man of Steel i immediatly thought of Aquaman. I didnt know or catch the name of the oil rig company though and I wouldnt of made the official connection anyway. And if Thor can be pulled off in movie form so can Aquaman..it is very close to the same thing. Ancient kingdoms, brother fueds, etc.

I also didnt catch the supergirl easter egg which is pretty cool. I think if they brought Supergirl into the movies it would be kinda like the beginning of the animated movie Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.

#37 Edited by Daiohnysis (128 posts) - - Show Bio

@viin: @matchesmalone21: well if that were the case Martha Kent wud b dead and Perry White ...........well, white. And apparently the oil rigging company that he worked for is from Aquaman comics , so.....

#38 Posted by EcstasyGhost (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Other than the oil rig and whales Easter Eggs, there are actually two more Easter Eggs (or nods really) that link to Aquaman in Man of Steel. First, the general played by Harry Lennix uses "Trident" (an allusion to Aquaman's trident) as the code-name to General Zod's invasion. And secondly (this one's a bit more trickier), if you recall the flashback scene in which Clark was bullied and pushed down by a jock football player, Clark was holding a book about Plato, a Greek philosopher who first wrote about the City of Atlantis (and as we all know Aquaman is the King of Atlantis). I really hope we get an Aquaman movie down the line in DC's Cinematic Universe. He really deserves it.

#39 Edited by Justthatkid (1438 posts) - - Show Bio

@ecstasyghost: Cool connections very distant and the writers very good if he could add things like that seems cool and hopefully thats confirmation that Aquaman will show up eventually on the big screen.

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