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It'll really be interesting to see how these characters and the story play into the overall arc of the DCU leading into Justice League and beyond.
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@ObiWanShinobi lol! Yeah, I just caught up with all the threads. Sad actually. Looking at the whole thing not just the idiocy in the commentary about a gay actor playing Flash might influence the studio to change his sexual orientation--which is absurd by the way. But people talking about his size and frame. The Flash as a character is not a big or buff guy. He's got a wiry, lanky, toned frame. He's not a throw down and get dirty in the street kind of fighter. He's more of a Spider-Man-esq shape. The complaints that we are going to get two different Barry Allen characters from TV and the movie is overblown. There are so many stories to build from the arcs don't have to align. What's happening on television now doesn't even remotely fit the world that has been created cinematically. I totally agree, that is one of Marvel's short comings...trying to wedge everything in a confined space that really doesn't fit. And again, DC is not Marvel. Two totally different brands portraying their characters in different ways unique to them. Oh, and there has been a superhero film made from a television show that has tied into the same universe as a continuation. They did it twice, they were the Power Rangers. lol!
Not to mention, this has the potential to introduce other groups especially with Cyborg having his own starring vehicle, Teen Titans...the events of Justice League 2 could bring about the time traveling, Legion of Heroes to set right some event that occurred during that timeline. They could use the arc from Future's End...so many ways to keep it going.
@ObiWanShinobi Or there could be an arc that introduces Damian or Just uses Nightwing as a successor to Batman's mantle at some point sidelining Bruce altogether to aid at a distance with Oracle. Just saying, there are numbers of ways this can go after the initial setup of films. I don't think Ben Affleck will be donning the cape and cowl for long.
@ObiWanShinobi I don't really think they are planning a Justice League past the second film involving the cast of the first two and those heroes unless its something like a Legion of Doom themed similarly to DC Universe or Injustice in light of bringing it all to a head to close. But so far the catalyst for everything is Superman. I'm just speaking to other characters and themes they can delve into beyond the first two but they have to be jump started as well using those films (Superman or Batman or both) as a platform to draw those other elements out if it isn't Shazam that actually does introduce the broader spectrum of the DCU.
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Another thought, with all these movies being announced, I'd figure this is the equivalent to DC's Phase One films by 2020. So perhaps the solo Batman or Superman adventures to follow actually kick start "Phase Two" introducing the likes of Justice League Dark and Shazam's involvement with both bringing in new cosmic threats more inline with the occult and dark arts of magic. Eh, just speculation.
Sounds about right in the process of using these films as building blocks to something larger. I don't expect this to play out exactly as it is written above but the premise in itself seems quite plausible in the scheme of things. That just leaves the other films (solo adventures) to connect the dots in-between along with Suicide Squad.
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@junior-roberts While I've questioned Suicide Squad myself, I believe that coming off the heels of BvS: Dawn of Justice, it may be setting up a larger scenario for the Justice League that may intimately tie into the events of Dawn of Justice. It sounds as though this is a truly tethered universe that is effected by and ultimately conjoined to each film and their events giving a true comic to film conversion in the way they are formatted. We still know next to nothing about BvS. We know very little in the development of these stories but I'm fairly certain ALL of these films are somehow stitched to each other.
@ObiWanShinobi Finally we TOTALLY agree!
Now THIS is what I'm talking about!
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