Despite Marvel's massive success that's happening now with the MCU, DC and Warner Bros. have been making amazing movies off DC Comics' characters for decades. The first successful comic book film belongs solely to DC, and it's possible that there wouldn't even be an MCU had it not been for 1978's Superman. Since that movie came out 40+ years ago, comic book films have prospered, and DC has made a ton of them.
Because comic book and movie fans are an inquisitive bunch, plenty of people have noticed interesting foreshadowing details in the movies. One scene that leads to another may go by unnoticed by most viewers, but some eagle-eyed fans who post their findings on the MovieDetails subreddit know what they truly mean.
Check out this list of foreshadowing details from DC movies down below, and if you find one that you particularly enjoyed, make sure to give it an upvote to see which one rises to the top!
Lighting Foreshadows Harvey Dent's Transformation Into Two-FacePhoto: The Dark Knight/Warner Bros.
Harvey Dent would go on to become the notorious villain, Two-Face, but before that happened, there were foreshadowing moments in The Dark Knight. Some were noted by Redditor u/Drowsy-Dragon-Knight:
The Dark Night (2008). Dent is interrogating a Joker lackey. Batman stops this and says he will reveal his true identity in order to prevent further deaths. Dent screams: "You can't give in!" An emotional sign of Dent going crazy and becoming his Two-Face persona. The scene lighting reflects this.Cool detail?
The Joker's Playing Card Foretold Where He Would Be ShotPhoto: Batman/Warner Bros.
The Joker's playing card in Batman had a small foreshadowing reference to a trauma that would occur later in the film, as noticed by Redditor u/StormfistMusic:
In Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), Jack Napier pulls a Joker card from his lucky deck. The card has a hole next to the figure’s mouth, referencing when he is later shot in the cheeks by his own ricocheting bullet.Cool detail?
The Shadows Gave Away Selina Kyle's FuturePhoto: Batman Returns/Warner Bros.
Tim Burton is one of the most masterful visual directors of all time, and it's no surprise that he would manipulate the light and shadows to foreshadow something important, as Redditor u/TheHumanFly333 pointed out:
In Batman Returns (1992) the shadow of Selina Kyle's glasses (literally) foreshadows her transformation into Catwoman.Cool detail?
Batman Made A Brief Appearance In 'Joker'
Redditor u/Valconix1 saw what appears to be the Joker's future nemesis in Joker, ultimately foreshadowing his future:
In the beginning of Joker (2019) there’s a familiar face in the mirror.Cool detail?