Small Details Fans Noticed About Villains In The DCEU

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Vote up the details you missed the first time around.

Comic book movies have been a big thing in Hollywood since the first Superman film hit theaters in the '70s, and DC has been releasing similar fare ever since. In an effort to create a wider cinematic universe that includes more of its characters, DC Comics and Warner Bros. launched the DC Cinematic Universe in 2013 with Man of Steel. Some of the films that followed didn't fare as well, but the DCEU has had plenty of successes nonetheless. 

Because comic book fans are an inquisitive and detail-oriented lot, many have looked into the DCEU's movies to find tons of small details about villains that most viewers missed on a first viewing. The fans who spotted many of those small details have taken to the MovieDetails subreddit to share their findings.


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    83 VOTES

    Ares Fought For Earth Against Steppenwolf's Army In 'Justice League'

    From Redditor u/Smorg101:

    In Justice League, Ares can be seen in a flashback scene after the war against Steppenwolf.

    83 votes
  • 2
    83 VOTES

    Sir Patrick Isn't Startled Because Diana Is A Woman, He's Startled Because He Recognizes Her True Identity

    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).

    83 votes
  • 3
    74 VOTES

    Harley Quinn's Bat In 'Suicide Squad' Pays Homage To Her Animated Beginnings

    From Redditor u/Tokyono:

    In Suicide Squad (2016), the writing on Harley Quinn's baseball bat is a quote from her first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, specifically the episode “Joker's Favor."

    74 votes
  • 4
    72 VOTES

    El Diablo Burns A Bit Hotter Than The Rest Of The Suicide Squad

    From Redditor u/BetaUntested:

    In Suicide Squad, the infrared camera shows El Diablo's head as hotter than the others.

    72 votes
  • 5
    65 VOTES

    Doomsday's Scar In 'Batman V Superman' Originated From Zod

    From Redditor u/DfN5000:

    Since Zod's body was used in the creation of Doomsday in Batman v Superman, Doomsday has the same scar that Zod had in Man of Steel.

    65 votes
  • 6
    62 VOTES

    Joe Chill's Infamous Pistol Is In The Batcave In 'Justice League'

    From Redditor u/BattleUpSaber:

    In Justice League, the pistol Joe Chill used to kill Bruce's parents can be seen in the Batcave.

    62 votes