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Small Foreshadowing Details We Never Noticed About DCEU Villains

List RulesVote up the most brilliant foreshadowing.

DC Comics has had incredible success with their big screen adaptations, from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy to the more contemporary "Synderverse," where leading characters like Aquaman and Wonder Woman are the stars of the show. It's not just the heroes that make these movies so popular, though. DC's villains drive the action-packed plotlines, and one of the things that makes them so sinister is the foreshadowing tucked away in their stories. You may not have noticed, for example, that the scar General Zod gets in Man of Steel ends up resurfacing on Doomsday in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There is also foreshadowing in the background details, like when Ludendorff seems to grow a pair of "horns" while talking to Diana in Wonder Woman. Sometimes these little previews are even subtly placed in dialogue. When Bane describes his backstory to Batman in The Dark Knight Rises, he actually provides information that lets us know he's not the child that escaped the prison pit.

If you love discovering little clues on the big screen, check out this list of foreshadowing details from DC movies.

  • 1
    27 VOTES

    Sir Patrick Recognizes Diana Right From The Start

    Photo: Wonder Woman / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor /u/hairhair2015:

    In Wonder Woman (2017) when sir Patrick sees Diana in parliament he reacts strongly. You are meant to think that he is reacting this way because she is a woman in a place for men. He is really reacting like this because he recognizes that she is the Godkiller sent to destroy him (Ares).

    Brilliant foreshadowing?
  • 2
    18 VOTES

    Dr. Sivana Gets Hit With A 'Mortal Kombat' Move

    Photo: Shazam! / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor /u/CORVlN:

    In Shazam! (2019) the boys play Mortal Kombat. Later, Billy uses Johnny Cage's signature "Nut Punch" move on Dr. Sivana.

    Brilliant foreshadowing?
  • 3
    41 VOTES

    Fox Issues A Warning To Bruce About His New Suit

    From Redditor /u/ASovietSpy:

    I noticed this slight foreshadow when watching The Dark Knight the other day.

    Brilliant foreshadowing?
  • 4
    24 VOTES

    The Joker Starts His Trickery With A Card

    Photo: Batman Begins / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor /u/Finlayyy:

    At the end of Batman Begins, Batman receives a joker card from Jim Gordon. This card was recovered by a policeman named J.Kerr, a common alias of The Joker.

    Brilliant foreshadowing?