The Ending of Man of Steel and the DCEU Superman Setup

Man of Steel launched the DCEU in 2013, with the film's conclusion having multiple climax scenes and all the essential preparation for the franchise's future.

Man of Steel launched the DCEU in 2013, with the film's conclusion having multiple climax scenes and all the essential preparation for the franchise's future.

When viewing the DCEU films in chronological sequence, Man of Steel was the first entry, kicking off what was to become Warner Bros.' shared universe of DC characters.

As evidenced by the franchise's success, or lack thereof, following Man of Steel, this did not materialize among numerous canceled DCEU films and a total revamp of DC on cinema.

Despite the DCEU's failings, Man of Steel remains one of the franchise's most beloved episodes

regardless of whether its sequels usher in a new DC cinematic universe

 Man of Steel had a good start for the DCEU, with intriguing characters, outstanding visual direction

and a fantastic musical score from Hans Zimmer, with the film's emotional ending well setting up what was to come in the future.

The central battle of Man of Steel revolves around Kal-El, a Kryptonian infant who was exiled to Earth after his home planet was destroyed by natural causes.

As Krypton was destroyed, a military officer named Zod and his supporters were exiled to the Phantom Zone for plotting a coup to save Krypton. 

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