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Game-Changing DC Extended Universe Fan Theories

With the launch of Batman v Superman, we finally have our first fully fleshed out look at the future of the DC Extended Universe. Dawn of Justice kicked off a slew of inspired and out-of-the-box ideas about what's going on in this world and beyond. We've assembled some crazy fan theories into our own Legion of Doom to plot the future of the DC Extended Universe with an open mind.

Setting up Injustice: Gods Among Us

After the events of Batman v Superman, everything seems set up for next year's blockbuster Justice League movie. While Snyder has claimed in the past that Justice League will have a lighter tone than his Superman films, the fans aren't so sure. Why? Because clues hidden in Batman v Superman suggest that he may be setting up the plot of Injustice: Gods Among Us, a popular video game where a fascist Superman takes over the world after failing to save Lois Lane and Metropolis from a nuclear bomb set off by the Joker. Batman's crazy dream sequence where an evil Superman rules the world might just be a tease for the first Justice League film!

The Joker is actually...Robin?!

Brace yourself, guys, because this one is going to blow your mind. In the comics, one of the Joker's most infamous crimes was murdering Jason Todd, the second Boy Wonder to take on the mantle of Batman's sidekick, Robin. But eagle-eyed fans have a theory positing that Jared Leto's Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad film isn't the original Joker at all, but actually a deranged Jason Todd taking up the identity of the insane killer who destroyed him! The main clue? Matching bullet wounds on Leto's Joker and on the desecrated Robin costume in Batman v Superman's Batcave. Furthermore, the "J" inked on Leto's face matches the branding Jason Todd had in Batman: Arkham Knight. Mr. J doesn't seem like the kind of villain who'd tat himself up with Joker-isms, but a traumatized person obsessed with him might.

Batman is the big bad in Suicide Squad

We've seen a lot of cool clips and teases for Suicide Squad, but one thing we haven't seen yet is just what threat Amanda Waller is so worried about that she needs to assemble the world's greatest villains to combat it. Some fans have an intriguing idea: the bad guy the Suicide Squad is hunting down is actually Batman! It might sound crazy at first, but this theory makes a lot more sense after the events of Batman v Superman. The Dark Knight is clearly dangerous and unhinged, and if Superman can't stop him, who can? Well, how about some of his greatest enemies, working together? This could be awesome, if we ignore the monster/villain attacking the train in the trailer.

Crisis on Infinite Earths will combine DC's movie and TV universes

The recent crossover between the Supergirl and Flash television shows had implications far beyond higher Nielsen ratings. Not only did it establish that different versions of DC's superheroes exist in different alternate realities that can crossover into each other, it did so while specifically name-checking the biggest event in the long history of DC Comics: Crisis on Infinite Earths. That's an epic story where all the various DC characters from the multiverse crossover into one giant war to save reality itself, leading some fans to think the Supergirl/Flash crossover is just the first step to a massive cinematic event that will involve not just the movies in the DC Extended Universe, but DC's TV shows as well. Maybe Ezra Miller could be The Flash from one reality and Grant Gustin is The Flash from another (and hopefully John Wesley Shipp as a third Flash cameo for good measure). How cool would that be?

Lex Luthor is a clone

If you walked out of Batman v Superman wondering just what the heck Jesse Eisenberg was doing, don't worry, there's a perfectly reasonable explanation. Maybe he wasn't playing Lex Luthor at all, but rather Lex's clone. Why is this fan theory reasonable? Because the exact thing happened in the comics! After the real Lex died, his young, virile clone stepped in with a full head of hair and a healthy dose of crazy, trying to destroy Metropolis. If you need proof that the clone theory is probably correct, look no further than Eisenberg's performance. Could anything other than cellular degeneration explain it?

Wonder Woman is Kryptonian?!

There's no question that Wonder Woman was one of the best parts of Batman v Superman, but we've got plenty of questions about where and how the Amazonians got their amazing powers. Sure, they might actually be descended from the Greek gods, but fans have another theory: they have Kryptonian blood! The clue is in Man of Steel, where an ancient Kryptonian scout ship is found frozen in the ice. What happened to the Kryptonians who visited Earth eons ago? Could they actually be the "gods" of legends? Could Wonder Woman be one of their distant, half-human descendants? We certainly wouldn't put it past Snyder to throw us a curveball like that.