It’s no secret that Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman is the big stepping stone that will take audiences into the larger DC superhero movie universe. After all, that title promises a fight between the two most popular superhero movies of all time and a dawn of justice. This is going to be the movie that introduces the Justice League and cameo appearances by Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Ezra Miller’s Flash have been poorly kept secrets for months now. However, the details of how the two heroes figure into the plot have been revealed and it is probably not what you think.

Spoilers lurk ahead, of course. It you want to go into Batman vs. Superman as blind as possible, this is your chance to turn around.

According to Heroic Hollywood, The Flash and Aquaman cameos are literally just that – cameos. In that we catch the briefest of glimpses of them on a computer monitor and nothing else. The context of those brief glimpses is certainly intriguing:

In the movie, there is a scene where Batman breaks deep into Lexcorp/Cadmus and manages to hack into the Lexcorp computers. Batman brings up surveillance footage on the monitors which shows the following:


Ezra Miller's The Flash is a blur that stops a robbery.


Jason Momoa's Aquaman is held prisoner in a containment chamber where we see his hand slap against the glass.


Could Aquaman's imprisonment have something to do also with the upcoming Suicide Squad? It is heavily rumored that Suicide Squad  takes place in between the events of Man of Steel & Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

We had previously heard that Momoa’s Aquaman would have a big scene where he confronts Henry Cavill’s Superman, but it looks like that was sliced out in a rewrite (or it was never true at all). These cameos don’t even sound like they’ll affect the plot in any way. They’re just Marvel-esque easter eggs, there to entertain the initiated and lay the groundwork for future movies.

Of course, the big question is how and why Aquaman is imprisoned ... and what kind of prison he’s in, because we’re talking about a walking god here. If the first Justice League movie revolves around recruiting various superheroes for the team, maybe we’ll get to see a Batman-led jailbreak. Or maybe Superman could just walk in and tear down his cell door with his pinky. In any case, we’ll probably know more sooner rather than later because this is the internet and no story details are safe, ever.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on March 26, 2016.