Written by JD Phillips
What the hell is Warner bros doing? This week we found out that Henry Cavill is out as Superman. (Rumor has it Ben Affleck is on the way next.) So is the DCEU dead now or are they gonna keep trying to limp this thing along? Frankly, I think they should burn the whole thing down but there’s one big problem to that.
Curse you, Wonder Woman:
If it weren’t for the success of the Wonder Woman franchise, this would be an easy fix. They’d just reboot the damn thing. But Wonder Woman had to be so friggin’ fantastic. Since they introduced her in BvS, there’s really no way to get rid of the universe because she’s such a big part of it. Now they have one incredibly successful franchise that is dragging along several non-starters. It’s like if Marvel only pulled off Iron Man but couldn’t start over because they’d lose Robert Downey Jr. Did you really have to bring it so hard, Gal Gadot?
Of course you did, that was a stupid question...please don’t beat me up…
Speaking of girl power…
Harley Quinns For Everyone!:
Even though Suicide Squad was a big swing and a miss, everyone pretty much agreed that Margot Robbie killed it as Harley Quinn. Now it seems that the game plan is to bet allll the chips on her now. There’s been a slew of reported Harley Quinn projects that no one really asked for.
- Suicide Squad 2
This one actually looks like it’s going to happen with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Black Adam. It remains to be seen how a bunch of barely superpowered people can fight someone who trades punches with Superman, but I guess we’ll find out. Hopefully, they actually make a coherent plot this time and don’t let the people who made the freakin’ trailer recut the damn movie.
- Harley Quinn & Joker
Because no one seems to understand that this is an abusive relationship. This film is reportedly like a dark romantic comedy. Move over Fifty Shades of Grey, there’s a new f****d up romance in town. I guess people who shop at Hot Topic want to watch movies too.
- Gotham City Sirens
This one is the one I actually want to see. A movie featuring Batgirl, Harley, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, etc. sounds super fun. Like a rowdier Ocean’s 8! I also think the Harley/Ivy romance is way more interesting and healthy than the Harley/Joker one.
The whole internet kinda went “huh?” when it was announced that Martin Scorsese and Todd Phillips would be making a 70’s set Joker origin movie with no Jared Leto and no Batman. (Though no one was crying about the Leto part...except Jared Leto.) It was a bit more exciting when they announced that Joaquin Phoenix would be the new Joker but it remains to be seen what this movie will actually be. Or if it will actually see the light of the day.
Stuck In Development:
There are a ton of announced DC films that are in various points of development hell.
- The Batman
They’ve been talking about this Matt Reeves directed feature for years with no real movement. Maybe Ben Affleck, maybe Jake Gylenhall, maybe Kit Harrington, who really knows? One would think that this would be the film they’d fast-track, but whatever.
- Green Lantern Corps
Lethal Weapon in space! This film would see a veteran John Stewart training a rookie Hal Jordan in the ways of space cop justice. There were lots of rumors about casting but as of yet, no real movement has been made. Ryan Reynolds would have made a great Hal Jordan, but too bad he was murdered by an unknown assailant while reading a spec script for a Green Lantern movie that never happened. (That’s definitely canon now.)
Ezra Miller was widely regarded as one of the few fun parts of the Justice League movie (while also regarded as Tom Holland’s Spider-man in a Flash costume). This movie seemed to be the reboot the franchise needed but it lost director after director and seems dead now. It’s not like the Flash has a super successful television series and a lot of name recognition right now.