Last year’s Justice League might not have lived up to the hype but DCEU is really doing some great work right now. Well, DC’s previously big projects have failed at the Box Office, including ‘Superman vs Batman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Suicide Squad’. However, ‘Wonder Woman’ did great and managed to make people care about the DCEU.
DCEU is experimenting right now, we have Jason Mamoa’s ‘Aquaman’ to come on 14th December 2018, then we have ‘Shazam!’on April 2019. Now, we don’t know how these movies will perform at the Box Office, but the trailers of both the films looked great. After that DC will release ‘Wonder Woman: 1984’, the second installment of the franchise, which is expected to be huge considering the success of the first film.
All of these films are leading to ‘Justce League 2’. Now, we heard the rumors of this film after watching the first one and we kind of knew that they will go in this direction eventually. They have already started with the production.
Recently, a footage of ‘Justice League’ came out from the DC Cinematic community in reddit. We can see Flash, which is played by Ezra Miller fighting Steppenwolf’s Parademons under Gotham Harbor. It’s unclear whether the footage is from Zack Snyder or Joss Whedon. Snyder was to direct this movie but he suffered a personal loss and dropped it at the early stage allowing Joss Whedon to step and take over the project.
It looks like DC is not having a very good time right now, despite them trying new things, it is not working for them. Their big projects flop, footage of their films get leaked and actors walk out from the contract.
As we know, we were supposed to get a Batman movie starring Ben Affleck and he was supposed to write and direct the film as well but things didn’t really work. Then a different directed came on board to direct the film but that also never went as planned. It is uncertain whether we will get Ben Affleck as Batman in ‘Justice League 2’. Henry Cavill also doesn’t want to work as the Superman. So yeah, this is a rough time for DC.
Synopsis of Justice League read:
When the evil and powerful Steppenwolf returns to Earth with his demons after the death of Superman, he retrieves the Mother Box from The Paradise Island. Queen Hippolyta warns her daughter Diana Prince about the menace to the planet and the Wonder Woman meets Batman to discuss how defend Earth. Meanwhile Steppenwolf retrieves the second Mother Box from Atlantis and Batman and Wonder Woman team up with The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg, with the support of Alfred, to protect the last Mother Box entrusted to humans. But Batman concludes that they do not have enough power to save the world and proposes to use the power of the Box to revive Superman despite the risks. Will his plan work?
All they need right now is a success of ‘Aquaman’, which should establish him as a legit superhero. You cannot just rely on ‘Wonder Woman’. ‘Aquaman’ needs to be a surprise hit, it needs to be what ‘Wonder Woman’ was last year.
Earlier, ‘Justice League 2’ was supposed to release on June 14, 2019, but that certainly not happening to look at the things right now. They have ‘Wonder Woman: 1984’ to release on 1st November, so it would be difficult for them to manage both of the things. We don’t expect ‘Justice League 2’ before 2020.
DC is also working on Joker’s origin film, which is also scheduled to come in 2020, but we don’t know it for sure. Joaquin Pheonix will be taking the role of Joker in the movie and it is directed by the director of Hangover ‘Todd Phillips’. There are also plans of ‘Suicide Squad 2’, but that is uncertain.
We have to see how things work out for DC, they are in a bizarre place right now. All eyes are on ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Shazam!’, which looks like a lot of fun.