There is recently a rumor going around saying that after Death Metal and Future State, DC is going to go with an Omniverse model in the future. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, basically any single story can exist in it’s own universe. Or a small collection of stories/titles can exist in their own universe together separate from everything else. For an easier explanation, the DC movies do it best. You got Man of Steel, Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and Justice League. All of that is one continual story or universe that have direct connections. But more recent movies like Shazam, Birds of Prey, and Aquaman have only the bare minimum connections to those movies if at all. We are even getting movies that will completely stand on their own, first Joker and now Matt Reeves’s The Batman.
Personally speaking for myself, as someone who has only recently tried following comics themselves…I really hope this rumor is true. Do you have any idea how EXHAUSTING it is trying to figure how one story connects to other titles or a larger universe? You got the reveal that there are 3 Jokers in the DC Rebirth soft reboot one shot, but now the actual story is - I guess - standalone and unconnected? How does a story like that impact ongoing titles and Batman events like Joker War? Plus you got these huge stories like Doomsday Clock that due to multiple delays, the rest of the universe just completely ignored until after it was finished. And now they have to use a major event - Death Metal - to try and connect it to everything else.
Basically, I think we just need a break and go with an Omniverse where not every single thing has to be connected. Look at it like this - it is a sort of return to the Golden and Silver Age of comics. Every title is doing it’s own thing, not really having to concern with what is going on with other series. Sure there can be an occasional crossover. But I think this will ultimately be a good thing in the long run.