10 Most Paused Moments In DCEU History
All those DCEU shots and scenes you just had to freeze in the moment.
Though it may be about to completely change as fans know it - with James Gunn and Peter Safran's reign as Co-CEO's of DC Studios seemingly leading to a complete overhaul when it comes to the likes of Superman and the other super-figures occupying this cinematic universe - those fond of Warner Bros.' DCEU up to this point will still always have the memories, eh... both good and bad.
So, with the first chunk of that incoming new slate of DC outings set to be announced at some point this month, now is probably as good a time as ever to look back on those eye-catching DCEU scenes and shots that have forced fans to slam down hard on their pause buttons; to either take a closer look at a tasty Easter egg or rewind a simply insane turn of events.
Again, this list will likely serve as a reminder as to why this particular super-verse was in dire need of a reset on occasion. But it will also hopefully remind fans that for every truly dreadful DCEU call to swap in a stunt double for a cringe-inducing piece of slapstick, there were also a few crowd-popping comic book panel nods and side-splitting visual gags along the way that often had to be paused to be believed.
10. Ace Chemicals Come Into View - Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
Forcing fans to give the monster 152-minute theatrical version of the flick a freeze on more than a few occasions (as this list will prove), Zack Snyder didn't half love sneaking a few glorious sneaky visual Bat-references into his epic Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice outing.
And perhaps one of the subtlest nods to both the comic book source material and events that would soon come to pass in the big-screen corner of the DC world came during a brief shot of the Gotham City skyline as Superman gave his all to take down Doomsday.
During a shot of Kal El soaring towards his own doom, carrying a kryptonite-tipped spear, the background shows off a building with the words "ACE Chemicals" atop it. For those unaware, this is the same building that acts as the birthplace of The Joker in the comics, and the same place where both Jared Leto's Clown Prince of Crime and Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn would tumble into a vat of chemical solution during 2016's Suicide Squad.
It's easily missed when fully engaged with Clark Kent's mission to see off BVS' big bad. But when paused for just a second as Supes grimaces mid-flight, ACE is very much there in the background.