Justice League Fan Finds Hidden Batman V Superman Darkseid Easter Egg in Latest Zack Snyder Trailer

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
Darkseid, Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman

Zack Snyder's Justice League will completely reinvent the core members of the superhero team while also introducing new story elements that could lay the groundwork for the future of the DCEU. After years of waiting and a full-blown grassroots campaign, Snyder diehards received their wish last May when it was officially announced that the director's version of Justice League will finally see the light of day.

From that point on, Snyder has been hard at work in terms of finishing his cut of the film, with the director even regrouping with some cast members to do reshoots . While doing so, the visionary filmmaker continued to provide fans with several tidbits about what's different in his Justice League.

On top of that, fans also took part in breaking down some Easter eggs that Snyder teased on social media. At one point, one fan even went out of their way to translate Darkseid's mural from the brief Snyder Cut teaser that was released last June.

And now, another fan pointed out an impressive callback that Snyder included in the latest trailer of his Justice League .


Twitter user Amateur Watcher discovered a parallel visual between two separate scenes from Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice and the latest Snyder Cut trailer.

Darkseid Parrallel Image
From DC

Looking closely at the two frames, the brief shot of Darkseid resembles the position of the devil's wings from the painting, while the arc-shaped gap between the devil's wings seems to bear a resemblance to the villain's chest symbol.

Darkseid Parrallel Image
From DC


As it is, this is a prime example of Snyder's immense attention to detail when developing his films. While it's not yet confirmed that this callback is purposeful, it's safe to say that it was due to Snyder's background of placing symbolism in his movies.

By breaking it down, the imagery from the devil's wings in the painting from Dawn of Justice could essentially tease the eventual arrival of Darkseid in Justice League . On the flip side, the brief shot of Darkseid that resembles the winged-devil in the painting doesn't seem coincidental, with Snyder likely sneaking it in to establish the earlier connection.

It's worth pointing out that the painting was featured from a scene in Lex Luthor's house, and the villain even hinted at the arrival of an imminent threat that comes “from the sky:"

"Devils don’t come from hell beneath us. They come from the sky."

Connecting the dots, this quote is seemingly tied to the Easter egg above.

Interestingly, in the official trailer breakdown of the Snyder Cut, the director previously acknowledged several interesting Easter Eggs such as the presence of the same angel statue from Watchmen and Sucker Punch as well as a key scene inspired by Lord of the Rings . Given that, it will be exciting to discover more callbacks not just to the DCEU, but to other franchises as well.

All in all, it seems that more surprises will be revealed in the months leading to the eventual release of Zack Snyder's Justice League , and fans will no doubt be excited to learn more down the line.

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.