Small Foreshadowing Details We Never Noticed About MCU Villains

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The Marvel Cinematic universe is carried by its incredible heroes - Iron Man, Captain Marvel, and Black Panther, just to name a few. That being said, their stories wouldn't exist without the devious work of some truly sinister villains. One of the things that makes big baddies like Thanos and Ultron so compelling is the foreshadowing that's woven into their stories. Some of these moments take some deeper understanding, like how in Iron Man Obadiah Stane tells Tony Stark that the arc reactor is his "ninth symphony," a grim reference to Stane's plans for Tony. There's also subtle foreshadowing in the background of several movies. In Thanos' first appearance in the MCU during the post-credit scene in The Avengers, a half-exploded planet can be seen in the background, alluding to his future intentions. There are even clues that cross from one movie to the next! In Thor: Ragnarok, Hela makes the flippant remark that the Infinity Gauntlet in Thor's vault is fake. Looking ahead to Avengers: Infinity War, she turns out to be very right about that!

If you're a movie lover who can't get enough of the details, check out this amazing list of foreshadowing moments involving MCU villains.

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    Hela Taking Thor's Eye Is Shown In A Broken Mural

    Hela Taking Thor's Eye Is Shown In A Broken Mural
    Photo: Thor: Ragnarok / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor /u/swede2k:

    Foreshadowing a one-eyed Thor; Thor’s destroyed mural has a crack through the eye that he’ll soon lose to Hela.

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    Thanos Shows His Plan To Destroy Half The Universe

    From Redditor /u/AnthoX519:

    Don't know if anyone noticed this, but in the post credit scene of Avengers (2012) we can see in the background a planet ripped in half, symbolising Thanos's plan to eliminate half of the universe

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    Ultron Tells Wanda That "Everyone Creates The Thing They Dread"

    Ultron Tells Wanda That "Everyone Creates The Thing They Dread"
    Photo: Avengers: Age of Ultron / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor /u/JustANormalUser721:

    Towards the beginning of the movie, Ultron tells Wanda, "everyone creates the thing they dread." Ultron later begins to create Vision, a stronger form of himself, who plays a large role in Ultron's demise (Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2015).

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    Mysterio Holds Spider-Man's Glasses Like A Gun

    Mysterio Holds Spider-Man's Glasses Like A Gun
    Photo: Spider-Man: Far From Home / Sony Pictures Releasing

    From Redditor /u/Irish_R3bel:

    In Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) When the hologram Mysterio is giving the glasses back to Peter he is holding the glasses like the gun the real Mysterio is using to try and shoot Peter in that moment.

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    Star-Lord Sets Up That Thanos Never Taught Nebula How To Lie

    From Redditor /u/MaorFadlon:

    Might be just a coincidence but in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Peter says that Nebula never learned how to lie properly. A year later in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) her father Thanos says he never taught them to lie and that's why they're bad at it.

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    There Are No Ravens When Loki Poses As Odin

    There Are No Ravens When Loki Poses As Odin
    Photo: Thor: The Dark World / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor /u/mortysanchez13:

    In Thor: The Dark World (2013) when Loki was posing as Odin the ravens were not present.