Any incarnation of Superman on film is drawing from decades of story and tradition - whether the filmmakers want to acknowledge it or not. With Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer have made it clear they're trying to do something brand new with the big blue Boy Scout, while staying connected to the most lasting elements of the character.
As a result, while the plot and origin story may be tweaked, there are plenty of references to past films, stories, and the creators who helped make them a reality. We've gathered all the Easter eggs we could spot, as well as the odd twists of fate these kinds of films seem to contain.
Needless to say, there will be plenty of spoilers in our list of Man of Steel Easter Eggs & Trivia, so read at your own risk.