Nov 4, 2021

Zack Snyder Acknowledges Batman V Superman Fan Theory On Why Superman Could Not See Batman

Finally, Zack Snyder has acknowledged a key fan theory related to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In the film, Batman and Superman’s epic battle shows them standing on a terrace. Batman then used a smoke grenade to remain hidden from Superman. The latter then jumped through the smoke, but, Batman had already stepped aside, and was in a perfect position to hit Superman with his grenade launcher

A lot of fans were confused as to why Superman couldn’t use his X-ray vision to spot Batman through what was just an ordinary smoke cloud.

A Twitter handle, “Imperious Lex” had stated that Batman’s grenades use a lead-based element. This becomes clear when we look at the grenade’s casing which has “Pb” engraved (elemental symbol of lead).

Snyder confirmed this lead smoke theory on Vero.

“It seems so obvious the only way Superman would not see him was if the lead cloud hides him but good work finding the solid proof I think it’s in my storyboards I’m going to look,” Snyder wrote.

Not only that, but Snyder also confirmed that Batman found about Superman not being able to see through lead by going through files that he had obtained from Lex Luthor.

“Yes it’s in the info on the file he took,” he wrote. “I shot a longer bit with Bruce working on how or why lead, but the simple grenade seemed more elegant.”

This is the second fan theory confirmed by Snyder in recent days. The earlier one was about the black suit worn by Superman which was a part of a deleted scene from Justice League and had linked back to a crucial line from Man of Steel.

“I think of course it’s that (what you said) and that now in one sense he has been born twice once on Krypton once on Earth and it is this reality that he now is starkly aware of as he moves through the ship,” Snyder had said about that theory.

You can watch Justice League on Digital HD now. It’s Blu-ray/DVD release will happen on March 13. Future DCEU movies include Aquaman on December 21st, Shazam on April 5, 2019, Wonder Woman 2 on November 1, 2019, Cyborg in 2020, and Green Lantern Corps in 2020.