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  • John Boorman's Excalibur was screened at the theater the night Bruce Wayne's parents were murdered in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Ciarán Hinds (who voiced Steppenwolf in Justice League) played King Lot in it.
  • Suicide Squad and SHAZAM! feature the Comedian's badge from Watchmen (along with the "Who watches the Watchmen?" quote someone wrote in Latin on a wall in Batman v Superman). Assuming the movie adaptation exists in that universe:
    • The actor playing the Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) must be Thomas Wayne's hidden twin brother.
    • Barry Allen must think his father Henry (Billy Crudup) has a clone who played Doctor Manhattan.
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    • Sally Jupiter / Silk Spectre I (Carla Gugino) has the same voice as Kelor and the Kryptonian Scout Ship 0344's A.I.
    • The US president (Patrick Wilson) has the same voice as Dan Dreiberg / Nite Owl II. And Orm / Ocean Master looks a lot like Nite Owl II's actor.
    • That British soldier (Zack Snyder) in the background of the photo shooting sequence of Wonder Woman somehow played a soldier fighting in Vietnam alongside the Comedian and Doctor Manhattan.
    • Nadira (Apollonia Vanova), one of the Kryptonian invaders from Man of Steel, must have a human lookalike who played Silhouette.
    • Chrissy the waitress (Carmen Lavigne) looks a lot like the hippie girl putting a flower into a soldier's gunbarrel during a protest in the opening.
  • In Aquaman, Arthur Curry drops Fight Club in a conversation with Mera while they are searching for an ancient Atlantean outpost in the Sahara desert. It means Jared Leto (Angel Face) exists in the DCEU, and he looks a hell lot like the Joker (without makeup). And the actor who played the mechanic (Holt McCallany) has a spitting image with the burglar Batman uses to lure a Parademon in Justice League.
  • Also from Aquaman, Arthur mentions having watched Pinocchio as a child, since he wasn't aware that Pinocchio was originally a book. It is heavily implied to be the Disney version (you'd be hard-pressed to name another version). Given that Disney exists in the DCEU...
  • In SHAZAM!, Freddy Freeman mentions Game of Thrones:
    • Does Arthur Curry / Aquaman (Jason Momoa) ever get mistaken for the guy who portrayed Khal Drogo?
    • Field Marshal Douglas Haig (James Cosmo) looked like Lord Commander of the Night's Watch Jeor Mormont.
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    • Ciarán Hinds again (the King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder), as he voiced Steppenwolf.
    • The reactionary terrorist leader "Black Clad Alpha" (Michael McElhatton) looks an awful lot like the guy who played Lord Roose Bolton.
    • Before turning into a monster, Waylon Jones / Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) looked like the actor who played the slaves merchant Malko, who wants to cut and sell Tyrion's cock.
    • Francis Magee (Night's Watch recruiter Yoren) was the king of the men who helped repel Steppenwolf's first invasion of Earth in ancient times.
    • Oberyn Martell is in Wonder Woman 1984.
  • The Bat-symbols seen on the t-shirts in Suicide Squad and those seen in the toy store of SHAZAM! are that of the film series that started in 1989 and the 1990s animated series, and not that of the DCEU Batman somehow, which begs the question of their existence in the DCEU.
  • The Rocky franchise exists in the DCEU with Billy-as-Shazam namely referring to it and using "Eye Of The Tiger" on purpose to show off his powers on the iconic stone steps before the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • Billy-as-Shazam drops Yoda's name, so Star Wars exists in that universe.
  • Billy-as-Shazam and Freddy play Mortal Kombat. Assuming live action adaptations exist, Car-Vex and Euboea have a clone (Samantha Jo) who played Kitana in Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
  • In SHAZAM!, a woman who got "kidnapped" by the Wizard Shazam mentions Harry Potter. Assuming the movies exist:
  • A still from Wonder Woman 1984 has Diana / Wonder Woman looking at screens, one of which broadcasts Dallas. Hugh Maguire, who played Wayne Financial executive Jack O'Dwyer in Batman v Superman, played a character named Norm Crane in an episode of Dallas, and another named Goldman in five more episodes. He also appeared in two episodes of the Dallas spinoff series Knots Landing, as yet another character.

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