Although director Zack Snyder received quite a bit of criticism for his depictions of the title characters in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, you can’t really accuse him of not being passionate about the movies he makes.
Despite its flaws, Batman v Superman is a film practically overflowing with detail and thanks to the arrival of the superior extended Ultimate Edition back in June, fans have been picking up on even more of Snyder’s clever Easter eggs, including one that was only just discovered that actually provides an explanation for an apparent plot hole.
The film’s set photographer, Clay Enos, has confirmed the recently uncovered Easter Egg that explains why Superman was unable to detect Batman’s kryptonite gas canisters during their epic clash. Some have wondered why Superman couldn’t just use his X-ray vision to detect what was in the canisters, but as pointed out by a viewer on Twitter, the canisters actually have “Pb” — the abbreviation for lead in the Periodic Table — etched on them. In Superman lore, lead is able to block Superman’s X-ray vision.
Huh, never noticed the "Pb" marking on the Kryptonite canisters.
This movie is like a goldmine. pic.twitter.com/Odd1d5Xhdw
— MisterBatfleck (@Mister_BatfIeck) September 21, 2016
Enos was then asked by another fan if Snyder had intentionally added this detail, which he confirmed by explaining that “Nothing happens by accident in Zack’s movies.”
Lead. Exactly. Nothing happens by accident in Zack's movies.
— Clay Enos (@ClayEnos) September 22, 2016
We can’t wait to see what cool Easter eggs Snyder will incorporate into his next DC universe film, Justice League, which hits theaters Nov. 17, 2018.
(Via: Entertainment Weekly)