For me I’m very excited to see what DC does on the 3rd wave of Comic Movies. Now that the Marvel cycle is over and WB seems to have found a rhythm, I CANNOT wait to see some of these upcoming films. What’s your most anticipated? Mine in order are:
1: THE SUICIDE SQUAD: The original is, I think DC’s greatest missed opportunity to establish themselves and with that said I still like it for what it delivered. James Gunn taking over and correcting the mistakes of the first (hopefully) while maintaining the elements that worked (VIOLA DAVIS!!!) I’m so excited
2: NEW GODS: Ava Duvarney is a visionary, and I only hope that they find a way to get this thing up and running in production before Marvel’s Eternals which is a crummier Jack Kirby Rip-Off of his own much better work. Miracle, Barda, NUFF SAID
3: BIRDS OF PREY: Cathy Yan is a relative unknown but i like what i’ve read about it and while i’m not huge on Harley, i love the rest of the team and do like any idea that sets DC Movies apart for what makes the DCU unique
4: WONDER WOMAN 1984: This is the one i feel the most trepidation about, as I loved the first WW but I don’t know how i feel about another throwback film. Maybe it’s the delay talking though…who knows
5: AQUAMAN 2: I liked Aquaman and wasn’t disappointed at all, but i feel like i maybe saw everything i know and like about Aquaman tried in the first one. They threw it all in! So i’m optimistic about the next one but not entirely sure i even know what more i’d want…Further, I think James Wan and i just have very different sensibilities (AGAIN I DID LIKE AQUAMAN QUITE A BIT)
6: JOKER: Cautiously optimistic and the pedigree of those involved looks great but it just feels like the wrong movie at the wrong time honestly.
7: THE BATMAN: Honestly I’ll believe it when i see it, I hope it works but, like spiderman, i’ve gotten my batman fill so any further movie is a bonus
The best of the Rest; Movies that are in development but no major casting or directing choices have been revealed
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: Someone take this over and do it!!! No super hero franchise but Dr Strange (barely) has dealt with Magic
GREEN LANTERN CORPS: Whoever GREENLIT that original version should lose that power. THis is one of the best corners of the DC Universe and I hope to christ they fix it.
BLUE BEETLE: Come on DC give the world its first Latinx hero!!
DEATHSTROKE: DC is blowing an opportunity to make a mid budget movie with a pretty big star and lots of fan interest. Hope they pull this out of Turnaround
FLASHPOINT: I’ll believe it when i see it. One thing all Superhero movies have taught me up until this point is super speed doesn’t translate to screen. X Men uses it as a gimmick, the Justice League doesn’t really sell it and Avengers was blah…If any visionary could make this work and get this project off turnaround I’d be so grateful.
Batgirl, Nightwing, SuperGirl are whatever to me. I’d be more enthusiastic if he hadn’t seen so much of this type of movie mixed with the fact that I just really doubt they’ll make these without Batman and Superman being firmly established. PROVE ME WRONG DC. PLEASE