Yes, it looks like Warner Brothers is going to copy Marvel’s playbook here. Reports are that Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman film, “Man of Steel” will leave hints to a shared universe. Up first will be Wonder Woman. However, this is where things get somewhat interesting. Wonder Woman might not actually have a cameo, they might just reference her in the film but that WB is hoping if Superman takes off, it can use that to springboard Wonder Woman.

Note to Snyder and the rest of the crew at WB. Referencing is a heck of a lot less effective than references. Sure, the die-hard comic fans will pick up on it. But, how many people really would have been excited for “The Avengers” if they had simply mentioned Nick Fury and SHIELD instead of putting it in your face on screen?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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