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“Batman vs the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Easter Eggs

Now that everyone has had time to check out the new movie Batman vs the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, lets talk about the Easter Eggs!

There were a ton! The end credits alone is full of them! So let’s dive in and check out a few notable secrets and Easter Eggs found in the movie.

-In the early fight scene when the turtles fight behind a screen of smoke, Michelangelo’s bandana looks yellow more than orange. This could be a nod to the arcade cabinet where Mikey’s bandana was the same color.

-“News 52” a reference to DC Comics New 52.

-The T-Rex and Penny in Batman’s Batcave have been staples of Batman’s interior decorating. The T-Rex is a mechanical dinosaur, from Batman #10. The penny is a momento from his battle with “The Penny Plunderer.”

-The turtles appear and the manhole explodes in to the sky. This happens in every animated version of the turtles.

-Batman drinks from a Superman mug.

-A henchman has a “No Batman” tattoo

-One henchman looks like Kraang (and his mechanical body)

-The turtles are shown in the sewer in the same poses as the 1990 movie poster.

-Mikey says they are “Not Aliens.” This is a reference to when Michael Bay claimed he would make the turtles aliens in his movie. The fans revolted. They are not aliens.

-The turtles form on the roof in a similar pose to Mirage Comic’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” #1

-The Soundtrack is very reminiscent of the 1990 Ninja Turtle movie at times.

-TCRI canister

-Past Batman outfits can be seen in the Batcave. From right to Left…

  • Classic Blue-Grey color scheme. Possible Neal Adams nod.
  • Adam West Batman
  • Batman 90’s (this one could have been a few things.)
  • The red outfit is the original Bob Kane concept art (before Bill Finger took over).
  • Batman 1st appearance

-Is there a MidiEvel sticker on Michaelangelo’s skateboard?

-Pink Floyd reference

-Turtle Calendar set to “April”

-The top of the device Shredder and Ra’s want looks like the eye of the Technodrome.

-Bane tries breaking Donatello like when he broke Batman’s back.

-Raphael’s bike looks like Metalhead.

-A Foot Soldier gets thrown towards the screen like in the Arcade games.

Possibly the biggest secret of all is revealed in this move as well… Batman folds his pizza. Woah.

 

The end credits were amazing!

It was just an onslaught of comic heroes crossing over to the most famous covers of their new counterpart. The Ninja Turtles and Batman were placed seamlessly onto each others pages. With a little research, we were able to place every comic referenced in the end credits of the movie. These are listed in order they appear.

Thanks to Raymond Salvador for helping me out with this!

Comics at the End Credits

  • Batman #1 – 1940

  • The Brave and the Bold #111 – Death has the Last Laugh – 1974
  • Batgirl #35 – 2014
  • Brave and the Bold #54 – 1964

  • Batman #244 – 1972
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles # 2 – 1984

  • Batman: the Dark Knight Returns #3 – 1986
  • Batman and the Outsiders #1 – 1983
  • Justice League of America #1 -Crisis on Earth 1 – 1963
  • Super Powers – 5 Issue Mini-Series – 1984
  • Batman – Limited All-Villains Collectors Edition #37 – 1975

  • Leonardo Micro-Series #1 – 1986
  • Detective Comics #38 – 1940
  • Batman #407 – 1987
  • Batman Vol 2 #1 – 2004
  • Detective Comics #27 -1939
  • Detective Comics #251 – 1958

  • Raphael One-Shot – 1985

  • Batman DC Treasury Edition C-25 – 1974
  • Michaelangelo One-Shot  – 1985
  • Brave and the Bold #28 – 1960
  • Tales of the TMNT #5 – 2004

  • Batman: The Cult – Book 1 – 1988
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #10
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

What did you think of the movie? Did we leave any Easter Eggs out? Or do you think we got one wrong? Let us know in the comments below!

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is now available on Digital and on Blu-Ray/DVD on June 4th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. 

 

The Author

Kyle Tobey

Kyle Tobey

Currently lives in NYC with his fiancee and 2 tiny fur creatures. Performs and studies comedy at UCB Theatre. Also loves comics, Star Wars, and pizza. Slept on Ninja Turtles sheets as a kid. Advocate for weirdos.

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