The Divisive Man of Steel Moment That Defined The DC Extended Universe

Man of Steel, as the first movie in the DC Extended Universe, ended up shaping the franchise, and the movie’s most divisive moment would affect the DCEU the most. The timeline of the DCEU started in 2013 with director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Despite looking pitch-perfect as Clark Kent, Henry Cavill’s version of the hero was notably shrouded in the film’s dark themes and tone, differing it from most other live-action Superman movies. There are a few key factors that contributed to that, with Snyder’s plans for the DC universe on film clashing with how some of DC Comics’ most popular characters are known to be.