The eternal superman and Batman reference broke the universe of Marvel and DC

It’s no secret Eternal race There are many characters-some are expected, such as the top 10 eternal races, some are hidden, and some are completely unexpected.

But there are two superheroes in it Eternal race Who surpassed the “unexpected” paleness, melted with his mind.

They did not appear in the movie, but someone mentioned their name, which is definitely a heinous event of destruction of the world. The screenwriter and director Chloé Zhao redoubled their efforts, as if the laser for Richard Madden’s Ikaris eye wasn’t enough.

[Ed. note: This post contains spoilers for Eternals.]

Batman and Superman? ? ?

Image: Marvel Studio

Characters in Eternal race namedrop is not the biggest, but the two biggest superheroes of DC Comics, Batman and Superman. This means that the Eternals are familiar with the fictional characters of Batman and Superman.

First, when encountering Karen, the human character is described as Kingo’s personal servant. “Like Alfred?” Another character joked, meaning Alfred Penniworth, Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler. For the audience, this is not a brazen joke, it is just a dialogue.

As if this were not enough, when Sersi and Ikaris arrived at Phastos’ house, they named Superman in the same tone, comparing Ikaris’ flying ability and laser vision with Iron Man.

if Eternal race Take this seriously, let’s assume that in a world where Captain America has been a real superhero for decades, Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man and others have been wandering around since about 2008…

That world is also the world of the DC comics characters Batman and Superman-no, Alfred Penniworth And Superman-with cultural prestige?

It’s not impossible, I’m just angry about it

Mr. Fantastic and things in

“Call you, Reid! It’s Lee and Kirby! They want you to go to their studio and make plans with them!”
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby/Marvel Comics

Marvel comics has a long tradition of mentioning the existence of superhero comics in a world full of superheroes.Stan Lee and Jack Kirby began to write about themselves occasionally Fantastic Four In 1963. Since then, a little-known fact of the Marvel Comics Classic is that a version of the publisher Marvel Comics exists in the Marvel Comics world, where it prints a legally licensed superhero adventure account.

Marvel Comics never brazenly mention this outstanding game (to be fair, neither does DC).But the thoughts of Batman or Superman comics on the newsstands of Marvel Comics World Fantastic Four Never on the table.

The blockbuster doesn’t seem to worry about this, and Eternal race This is not the first modern Marvel movie to reference DC comics.That crown went to 2018 venomIn one scene, Anne Weying discovered that a certain frequency of sound would harm Eddie Brock’s alien parasite.

“What, then, is the sound the same as his kryptonite?” She said that the word and concept originated in the Superman radio series and first appeared in the comics in 1949-despite the fact that she could easily say “Sound Like his Achilles heel?”

Immortal, you have to be careful of this kind of thing!

With the name of Superman, I can buy an excuse for the producer Eternal race want to Hang a lampshade In fact, Icaris’s power unit will at least remind some viewers of Superman. By mentioning Iron Man, they extended a soothing hand to the audience, as if saying “Yes, yes, we know. But this is only his power.”

But this certainly does not explain Batman’s reference. It still opened a large can of worms. This is how we get the orcs through the restaurant.This is how we get fan theory car with Wall-E All on the same timeline.

This is how I miss the whole scene Eternal race At the same time I said “fuck” over and over again behind my mask. This is how I get lost in the influence of the Superman and Batman movie franchises that exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and spiral upward in spirit. Does DC Comics incorporate Snap into Canon? What impact does the proven existence of alien life have on the blockbuster superhero movie? Has anyone ever said that Carol Danvers “is like a Wonder Woman in real life?”

I don’t need this kind of pressure in my life, man.