DC Shared Cinematic Universe Speculations And Theories
The DC Comics Cinematic Universe has been making news all over. Ever since Man of Steel did great in the box office WB has been in full on DC Mode. The Flash will be making his return to the small screen as an Arrow spin-off before racing onto the big screen in his own movie. This is big news for Arrow fans, because The Flash is a character that has powers so the realistic approach to Arrow is going to be altered when they introduce The Flash and by extension meta powers.
San Diego Comic announced a Superman/Batman movie which
will kick start their plans towards building a Justice League movie.
DC plans on following up Superman/Batman (Starring Henry
Cavill and Ben Afleck) with a Flash movie, and has even talked
about the idea of an Aquaman movie. While DC is one of the big
two comic book companies, its characters outside of Superman and Batman aren’t
well known outside of the fandom. If you asked a random stranger: Who is The
Flash? They most likely won’t be able to answer it. Even a character
whose name is known world wide like Wonder Woman isn’t well
known. People don’t know who she is, what her powers are, what her origin is,
so DC would need to present their comic book big guns to their cinematic
audiences as if they have never seen them before. Which means origin movies are
required. Con DC
That idea got me thinking about how DC can do this. So I thought it would be fun to lay out how I would handle this monumental step in the DC Cinematic Universe. This is all just speculation and hopes on my part. All pictures I use in this article are not my suggestions of actors, just familiar images of these characters in a Live Action setting.
Batman is recent in everyone's mind and he’s going to be reintroduced in the Superman/Batman movie played by Ben Afleck. So I don’t think they need a solo Batman movie for “Phase One.”
Superman/Batman: Man of Steel saw General Zod arrive on Earth and a fight with Superman. The
US sent in the Military, including the Air Force. They can
have a Pilot with Trevor in his uniform arriving at Ferris for a plane in Superman/Batman to
look for Superman. Have the plane go down during a fight scene with the unknown
enemy of the movie and not to be seen again until the end. After
the credits we see Steve Trevor wash-up on the shore of a “ ” full of women. Paradise
That brings in Superman and Batman and ties it into Green Lantern, and introduces Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman: Starts off with Diana and the Amazons origins, then cut to present day. Steve goes down washes up and is found by Diana. Diana wins the contest and she takes him back to Man's World but senses that Ares is taking advatage of the fear the world is experiencing over aliens (Zod and crew) attacking Earth. They battle and the Amazons arrive in boats like they did in the animated movie. A huge battle is waged and Ares is defeated. People fear the Amazons given all the myths and stories about them, like killing men after they breed with them, etc. Diana is told to stay and preserve peace by being the Themysciran Ambassador. During the big news conference on the White House lawn one of the reporters is Iris West. After the credits we see the Amazons sailing back and as a wave crashes on a reef near a light house we see Aquaman standing on it.
This brings in Flash and Aquaman.
Aquaman: Ocean Master is the main Villain. We find out that he is using the recent battles on the surface to manipulate a war between Atlantis and the
Flash: This is Flash's origin movie, being sure to mention/show Barry's twin brother to set up for a future movie. Someone is robbing banks and using ice. Flash and Captain Cold battle, and he takes him down. Once again in the post credits we find out that Intergang supplied Captain Cold with his gun, but not just that, they supplied other "Rogues" with weapons, setting up for the sequel.
Green Lantern: Total reboot. This is Hal
Jordan's origins. Sinestro is good and shows Hal the ropes etc.
The two investigate Abin Sur's death which leads them to Kanjar Ro who
they find out found and sold the yellow element to the Weaponers. The
two of them stop the Weaponers from making a weapon that could defeat the GLC.
Throughout this investigation Hal realizes that Sinestro isn't on the up and
up, and reports it to the Guardians who view his ring as evidence and bans Sinestro
from the Corps. Sinsetro leaves blaming Hal. After the credits we see that they
actually didn't prevent the destruction of the weapon and that Sinestro was a
part of it from the beginning and takes hold of the yellow power ring setting
up the next GL movie, and that he was being manipulated by agents of
That is how I would like Green Lantern to go, but I think DC would be more like Marvel with their Hulk movies by doing a Green Lantern movie that neither confirms nor denies the previous movie. With that I would say DC would do a Sinestro Corps movie, where Sinestro is the main villain, ending with the formation of the Sinestro Corps.
Now we have 6 out of the Big 7 down.
Justice League: Opens up a few years ago, say 5 where we see the White Martians being released by astronauts, or we find out that something from Man of Steel released them like Zod leaving the Phantom Zone or that Kal-El's ship crashing put Earth on the galactic map.
Then we see all the news coverage of the heroes emerging using scenes from the movies on monitors. We find out that it is Bruce Wayne watching it and that he notices the same man in each place. Batman tracks the person down and we meet J'Onn. He tells Batman that he is a Manhunter, a cop and he is here because the White Martians are invading and plan to destroy Earth as they did Mars. A day or a few have passed by and there is an explosion at Cadmus and Superman arrives as the White Martian attack begins. Batman arrives, followed by Wonder Woman, Flash Green Lantern Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter is the final one that arrives and forms a telepathic connection. The team comes together with Batman directing them through J'Onn and they defeat the White Martians. They make it official and after the credits we see Darkseid who now has his eyes set on Earth. Darkseid won't be in the 2nd Justice League movie, but will be pulling the strings behind the scenes and finally arrive on Earth in the 3rd Justice League movie.
Well those are my thoughts and theories on how DC/WB could make a shared Cinematic Universe culminating in a Justice League movie. Let us know what your thoughts are on my ideas and share your own in the comments. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to know whenever we post more previews, reviews, news and interviews on Comic Frontline.