For all of the bumps in the road and the criticisms they've inspired, Warner Bros have released some incredible movies under the DC banner. We've seen wildly different takes on the Batman mythology, hugely varied takes on Superman, a towering adaptation of an unadaptable Alan Moore epic, and thankfully we didn't get that Green Lantern film with Jack Black as Hal Jordan.
The studio - and partners DC obviously - were the first to really explore the possibilities of comic book movies as a mainstream genre, turning "funny books" into million dollar franchises long before Kevin Feige's MCU master plan was even a gleam in his eye (though you suspect he might dispute that...) And along the way, they've weaved complex narratives with rich references back to the source material and to other films, even leaving open questions to whip up discussion among fans.
Since the start of the DC movie universe, there have been some mysteries left unresolved: some accidentally, some to be revealed in future and some provocatively for effect. And all have given fans cause to lose sleep.
12. Why Is Lois Lane The Key? - Batman V Superman
When Bruce Wayne is gifted a vision of the Knightmare future in Batman v Superman - and then visited by The Flash - he is given the following ominous warning by his future speedster team-mate...
"Bruce! Listen to me right now! It’s Lois! Lois Lane! She’s the key! Am I too soon!? I'm too soon! You were right about him! You were always right about him! Fear him! Fear him and find us. You have to come find us, Bruce!"
Putting aside the question of who Bruce was right about (presumably it means Superman, as in that alternate timeline Supes has gone batsh*t crazy), the idea of Lois being key is a pretty massively intriguing one. Does Barry mean she's key to averting a Darkseid attack? Or did he mean she was key to stopping Clark going off the rails? Or is she involved in some way in helping him find his way back after his resurrection in Justice League?
All good questions, none with answers.