If you're a fan of comic book movies, then there's a good chance that you're intimately familiar with the idea of the fan theory. Fans love to speculate, and that means they often come up with fascinating connective threads to tie various movies together in a given universe. In that regard, the DCEU is no different. There have been countless fan theories related to the DC Extended Universe since it kicked off with Man of Steel back in 2013, and some of them are pretty damn interesting.
On that note, we have put together a list of some of the coolest fan theories that have popped up online over the last five years. These theories have quite a bit of evidence backing them up, and we think it would be great for future DC movies to return to them at some point. With that in mind, let's kick things off with a theory about how Shazam could tie in with the Superman mythos.
Shazam Met Superman In Justice League
The opening of Justice League presented audiences with a starkly different Superman (Henry Cavill) than the one seen in Man of Steel or Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He was bright, cheerful and full of hope as he talked to a group of kids who wanted a Superman interview for their podcast. Though nothing has been confirmed, some have theorized that one of the unseen children was Shazam!'s Billy Batson, thus laying the groundwork for Superman to eventually become a mentor to Billy once he earns his superpowers in David F. Sandberg's upcoming movie. If Superman met Billy in Justice League, then Shazam! could retell this same sequence. Doing this would not only tie things together in an elegant way, but it could also allow us to get an answer to the question Superman's favorite thing about Earth, and retcon the bad CGI upper-lip with a clean-shaven Henry Cavill.
Aquaman Saved Clark Kent In Man Of Steel
Long before the DCEU had turned into a proper, cohesive universe, fans had theorized that other heroes were out there waiting in the wings. In that regard, one of the oldest fan theories in the entire DC Extended Universe stems from the oil rig scene in Man of Steel, in which Clark Kent is mysteriously rescued after saving a group of men from the collapsing structure. The theory posits that Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) was actually the one to pull him from the water (with the help of some whales), and while it wouldn't necessarily create an enormous plot point for James Wan's Aquaman, addressing this theory could help lend an even deeper sense of cohesion to this universe. Besides, Momoa has already stated that the theory is canon (even though that doesn't officially make it so), which means there's inside support to make this a reality when Aquaman's December 21 release rolls around.