10 Mind-Blowing Facts You Didn't Know About The DCEU

Christian Bale in Batman V Superman? Yes. Please.

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The superhero genre is the biggest thing around these days, penetrating every corner of the entertainment world like a sharply-thrown Batarang. It's tough to browse online without encountering something superhero-related, and the hunger for comic-book material has given franchises like the DC Extended Universe a good bit of success.

Not as much success as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, mind you, but the DCEU is currently in a pretty good place. Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Shazam were all received warmly, and The Batman, The Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey and Wonder Woman 1984 all seem to be hitting the right notes.

On top of just watching these movies, part of their appeal is that they're so much fun to speculate about and craft theories around. On the downside, the amount of media coverage they get means that fans often know quite a bit about them before going in, but, as with any big franchise, the DCEU's secrets run deep, and there are bound to be a few tasty nuggets that even the most die-hard of followers simply weren't aware of.

From Christian Bale's role in Batman V Superman to a curious early idea for Wonder Woman, it's time to strap on your utility belt and pull up those red underpants, because the signal of mind-blowing DCEU facts is burning brightly in the sky...


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