Sometimes plot twists take everyone by surprise, but in the DCEU, these so-called ‘twists’ were obvious to everyone from the start.

From Star Wars For the DCEU, fans love a nice plot twist. The thrill of finding out all the time that something that seemed to make no sense was actually very important all the time. Some may be surprising, while others may be obvious, and even if the plot twist is obvious it doesn’t mean it’s a bad twist, it can only take away some enjoyment when fans can see it coming.

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Some of the DCEU movies featured ‘twists’ that were basically guaranteed, like Batman V Superman, a movie that was more about the story of their rivalry than the plot twist they came together in at the end, but fans knew the two greatest heroes would join forces at some point. However, this is far from the only predictable plot twist in this universe.

8 Superman and Batman team up

Batman v Superman but with Darkseid

When it was announced that possibly the two biggest superheroes in the household, Batman and Superman, would face off in their own movie, it was clear this was going to be a huge event. That said, with the probability of a League of Justice film in process at WB it was pretty obvious that the two heroes were going to team up.

Doomsday also appeared in the movie trailer, but even if the villain wasn’t, the twist would have been predictable. With Lex Luthor also in the mix, it was incredibly apparent that the two of them had to work together to defeat a common enemy.

7 The rebirth of Superman

Superman’s death in Batman v superman it was certainly heroic as he flew towards Doomsday with the kryptonite spear. However, for many fans it carried very little weight, as it was obvious that Superman was going to return in some way.

With the League of Justice movie on the horizon, and the story of his return from the dead in the comics, the spin of Superman dying had many fans baffled. Clearly, this was not going to be the end for Superman, so the only real question was how he would return.

6 Diana losing Steve

steve trevor death cropped

Fans first saw the photo of Diana and Steve during the war in Batman v supermanSo when the two met in the movie, there was always a nagging question about how the two would break up.

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One possibility was that Steve died of old age, but the other was that since the movie took place during the war, Steve would die in battle. The death scene was incredibly moving, and the plot twist wasn’t so obvious that it was an unpleasant scene, but fans knew it had to happen somehow.

5 Ares in Wonder Woman

Ares in Wonder Woman

When casting a high-profile actor in any movie, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that he will play a significant role. When David Thewlis was cast as Sir Patrick Morgan, fans knew they could expect a decent-sized role for him.

Throughout the movie, the character had little more than a few speeches, so as the movie progressed, it became more apparent that he would likely end up being the main villain of the third act. And with the story Diana’s mother told her earlier in the movie, it didn’t take long for fans to piece together the two pieces.

4 Diana losing Steve again

On Wonder Woman 1984 Steve Trevor returns thanks to Dreamstone, but the chances of Chris Pine staying in more of this movie were very slim. Diana also had to go through some kind of loss at the end to add that extra layer of emotion.

Fans also knew that the Dreamstone had to be destroyed and probably Steve Trevor with it. So Steve’s return was a good time for Diana, but fans realized it wouldn’t last.

3 Martian Manhunter in Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Martian Manhunter staring at Bruce Wayne at the end of Zack Snyder's Justice League with the sun behind him.

This obvious plot twist was due to the announcement that Harry Lennix’s General Swanwick was in fact a Martian manhunter the entire time. The way Zack Snyder’s Justice League featured General Swanwick’s transformation to Martian Manhunter, fans might say it should have been a great reveal.

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Sadly, this reveal fell victim to Zack Snyder’s delayed release of the full Justice League story and by the time the movie was made available for fans to view, Zack had already announced the casting of Martian Manhunter.

two Orm connection to Black Manta

Sub Aquaman by Black Manta

When it was discovered that there was a dispute between Orm and Arthur Curry, it didn’t take long for fans to connect the dots that one of the film’s antagonists was connected to the other – in this case, Black Manta.

This is not to say that the plot twist was bad, but the classic “evil man hires another evil person to kill his heroic brother” doesn’t take a genius to figure it out.

1 Diana is the murderer of God

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman Diana Prince in Wonder Woman

On Wonder Woman In one of the flashback scenes, Diana asks to see the slayer of gods and provides the description as “a weapon strong enough to kill a god.” The vagueness of this description in referring to the slayer of gods as “a weapon” and not specifically “a sword” was the first hint from fans that the slayer of gods was something else.

Also, the way Hippolyta looked at Diana when she asked about it was another clue that Diana was the god slayer rather than the sword in front of her.

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