Justice League 2:
With Wonder Woman and Aquaman helping the DC Extended Universe soar to new heights, the future is looking bright for the then-fledgling DC Universe of movies. Justice League was a total blunder and an absolute disaster, all thanks to Joss Whedon’s meddling. But there is still hope for the DCEU. Aquaman has proved it. It has become one of the highest grossing superhero movies ever, crossing the coveted Billion Dollar Mark at the global Box office and toppling Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1 in ticket sales alone. Warner Bros now has some leverage for the future. They can actually start considering taking chances again. Justice league was a bad egg but it does not necessarily mean that the sequel has to be as bad as the first one. But as it turns out, there might be some hurdles for the Justice League sequel that we could have never thought to emerge this late in the game.
While the Marvel Cinematic Universe started from the ground up, creating an origin story arc for almost all of their heroes intertwined amongst each other before the Studio mashed them all together to form the epic The Avengers movie in 2012; Warner Bros Studios did the exact opposite. They took only two movies to introduce the whole roster of the Justice League.
They completely ignored Zack Snyder’s vision just when it was about to bear its fruit and they suffered, both critically and financially. We are so glad that the Warner Bros Studio has learned its lesson and has stopped meddling in the Directors’ efforts while making a DC Superhero movie. But it is not the Studio that has become the villain this time. It is fate itself.
Fans are still demanding that Warner Bros release the now almost mythical Snyder Cut of the Justice League movie, should it even exist!! While the truth might take some time before it reveals itself, a lot of the fans feel that they deserved better than Joss Whedon’s ridiculous re-shoots for Justice League.
The famed DCEU Producer Peter Safran in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter was asked about the status of the Justice League sequel movie and how far into production it actually might be. He had this to say:
“I think that when you’re making really strong stand-alone movies, there’s really no need to bring them together. You want to give these characters room to breathe and live, and tell their stories.”
Comparing the status of the movie to the events transpiring in 2016, Safran added something even more fascinating. He said and we quote:
“Wonder Woman has shown what a great stand-alone property that is. And in Aquaman, we feel the same way. We think that there’s a great sequel and beyond to tell.”
Toby Emmerich, the chairman of Warner Brothers Pictures Group, had this to say when asked about the future status of the DCEU and what all projects they were planning for their fan base:
“We all feel like we’ve turned a corner now. We’re playing by the DC playbook, which is very different than the Marvel playbook. We are far less focused on a shared universe. We take it one movie at a time. Each movie is its own equation and own creative entity. If you had to say one thing about us, it’s that it always has to be about the directors.
The last movie to be released under the DC Extended Universe banner was Aquaman. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people — and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm’s half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.