Originally Posted by Spider-Fan83
I don't know if I'd call it/or if it was meant as an easter egg
but, seeing young Clark playing around in the backyard wearing a red cape, an posing like a super hero
got me thinking... who is he emulating?
(not saying it meant that any real heroes existed then)
but, what fictional heroes did he grow up reading about it comics, or watching on TV,...
it just opens up the idea that the concept of cape heroes existed
I think I have the answer for you: Clark wasn't emulating anybody. He just grabbed a red sheet and ran around playing with his dog. In turn, he created by accident the superhero concept, which by coincidence, later in his life when he found out about his origins, he would wear a suit with a red cape just like what he wore at this age. And yes, Kryptonians were a caped culture, but given what this movie was suggesting, and rightfully so, that Clark invented the concept and Superman is the first (until we find out more about the sequel) superhero, just like the real world where he is the first, that's what I got from that flashback.