Small Foreshadowing Details In DC Movies That Fans Noticed

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Vote up the most clever examples of foreshadowing in DC movies.

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!

Photo: The Dark Knight/Warner Bros.

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    48 VOTES

    'Shazam!' Features A Foreshadowed Moment For The Movie's Villain

    Redditor u/BRAINDAWG101 spotted an interesting bit of foreshadowing in Shazam!:

    Shazam! (2019) - The prologue has the Eye of Sin reflecting in Thaddeus' glasses, foreshadowing the Eye replacing his own later in the movie.

    48 votes
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    49 VOTES

    The Joker's Playing Card Foretold Where He Would Be Shot

    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.

    49 votes
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    48 VOTES

    The Joker Hinted At His True Intent In 'The Dark Knight'

    The Joker Hinted At His True Intent In 'The Dark Knight'
    Photo: The Dark Knight / Warner Bros.

    When the Joker is being interrogated in The Dark Knight, he foreshadows what's going to happen by saying precisely what he meant, as noticed by u/HolyNoive:

    In The Dark Knight (2008) during the Joker interrogation scene, the Joker makes the Batman choose between Harvey and Rachel, and actually explains to the Batman that he's going to have to choose who dies. By choosing Rachel (thinking he'll be saving her), he's choosing her to die instead.

    48 votes
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    59 VOTES

    The Shadows Gave Away Selina Kyle's Future

    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.

    59 votes
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    37 VOTES

    An H.P. Lovecraft Novel Foretells The Story Of 'Aquaman'

    There's some foreshadowing at the beginning of Aquaman, as noticed by Redditor u/that5Pcarrierbag:

    At the beginning of Aquaman 2018, this book is seen on the table. It tells the story of a child with magical abilities and one of his parents is unknown.

    37 votes
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    63 VOTES

    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.

    63 votes