ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at
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Now, sometimes, a superhero movie Easter egg is just a sly nod of the head to eagle-eyed fans - one which nothing all that much is going to come of. Sometimes, though - as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's plentiful piles of Infinity Gems seem set to soon prove - they're a whole lot more.

And sometimes, they come back...

Take Man of Steel's Captain Carrie Ferris, for instance.

Now, on one level, Ferris (played by Christina Wren) is very much just a mid-level member of the US armed forces.

On another, though, she seems to be a very direct reference to Green Lantern's boss and love-interest (and eventual superhero/villain Star Sapphire) Carol Ferris - as played by Blake Lively in that Green Lantern movie no-one watched.

Now, a lot of people assumed that it was mostly just a throw-away gag - one that implied that the Green Lantern movie was very much non-canon, and little more.

The thing is, though...

Carrie Ferris Is Set to Return in Batman vs. Superman

And that puts a whole other spin on things...

See, one appearance by Wren as Ferris can be written off as an in-joke, but two? In a row?

That seems a whole lot more intentional - and like it's building up to something.

Especially since Wren herself recently revealed to Pittsburgh Magazine that:

"In Batman v Superman, I was essentially in eight pages for four or five days...The bits that I was on set for look fantastic; everyone in it is fantastic. It’s exciting; it’s high-energy; it’s high-action. They are addressing all of the things that they set up in Man of Steel."
Including Emo Superman, hopefully...
Including Emo Superman, hopefully...

Which is both a decent amount of screen-time - and an indication that Captain Ferris is set be involved in at least one major action set-piece.

Add in the way in which Wren addressed the question of whether or not she is, in fact, Carol Ferris...

"So there’s some gossip; this has not been officially confirmed with me at all...But my character’s name is Carrie Farris; there’s a character named Carol Farris who’s the Green Lantern’s girlfriend and turns into this superhero, Star Sapphire. But I have no idea if that’s the plan; they’re not even slated to do a Green Lantern film for several years."

...and it sure seems as though this particular Easter egg might just have a whole lot more to it.

Could we, then, be set to see Star Sapphire arrive in the DC Cinematic Universe sooner rather than later? And, for that matter, Green Lantern? Does this mean the end for Ryan Reynolds' Hal Jordan?

via Pittsburgh Magazine,


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