With Aquaman hitting the big screen at the end of the year, fans have started…
If you liked yesterday’s image of Superman from George Miller’s shelved Justice League Mortal, now…
November 17th, 2017 is a day I will remember for a very long time. I,…
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With Aquaman hitting the big screen at the end of the year, fans have started to question when the first trailer for the film would be released. Rumours had surfaced online over the weekend that the trailer would drop at WonderCon, but fans where left disappointed when it never happened.
Director James Wan took to Twitter to reveal that despite the mumblings online, that was never in the plan and explained exactly why:
“I know it seems like nothing much is brewing above the surface, but I can assure you, we’re working nonstop under the waves (3/3) (Ps: And yes, I plan to use oceanic puns/references every chance I get.)”
We are still nine months out from Aquaman’s release, so it’s not surprising there’s been no footage yet since marketing normally begins about six months prior to a film’s release, it’s rare if you get a trailer before then.
James Wan’s decision not to put anything out until he feels its right is something we fully support, the film is technically challenging and we want it to look visually stunning when the first wave of trailers and TV spots hit.
The film stars Jason Momoa (“Justice League,” “Conan the Barbarian”) as Aquaman; Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming “Baywatch,” Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Atlanna.
Everyone agrees that Marvel Studios has ruled the superhero movie franchise in the past decade despite some really good movies from DC Universe. But the question is, have the creators of DC Universe been waiting for the era of Marvel movies to end to start something big? We are going to find that out soon enough with the upcoming superhero movies from DC. The new decade might be the time DC has been waiting for, and to prove that, here are the DC movies you can expect to watch soon.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
The DC community has been asking for Snyder’s take on the Justice League for a long time. Warner Bros. is finally making it possible as SnyderCut will be released in 2021 on HBO Max as a four-part miniseries. Zack Snyder was forced to step away during the production of Justice League and could not contribute to Justice League, released in 2017.
The Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad will be back in action on August 6, 2021, with the new title “The Suicide Squad.” While the critics cannot decide what to expect, everything seems to turn out completely different in this sequel or partial reboot. Most fans choose to believe that it will be a reboot to make the puzzle fit in the DC Universe franchise for future movies.
John Cena is about to make his debut in the DC universe with Peacemaker. The movie is going to tell the story of a douchey version of Captain America. As per the makers, the Peacemaker is a bit too obsessed with the peace that he does not care how many people he has to kill in order to bring it. They like to call it “the biggest douchebag.” Peacemaker will make his first appearance in the Suicide Squad before getting a series on HBO Max.
This is the most anticipated movie expected by fans from the DC universe as Batman will get a reboot as the younger Bruce Wayne. According to the director Matt Reeves, this movie will be about the early days of Batman, not his origins. It will be a journey for the new Batman to experience that Gotham is way more corrupted than he imagined. All the favorite supervillains like kingpin, Catwoman, and the riddle are just emerging in the movie.
The Flash has been pending since 2018, according to the timeline provided by Warner Bros. It seems we will have to wait till 2022 November. The project has gone through multiple directors, including Seth Grahame-Smith, Rick Famuyiwa, John Francis Daley, and Jonathan Goldstein. The script of the movie was also under review for a long time. Finally, the Flash will be racing through the multiverse in the upcoming movie, where we will also see Ben Affleck as Batman once again.
If you liked yesterday’s image of Superman from George Miller’s shelved Justice League Mortal, now you’re in for a treat as the first image of the Justice League together has been released.
Stupidly, I sat on this image for too long today and Jon Schnepp from Collider Heroes released it before us.
I’m just happy it’s finally out as I’ve been keen to see more behind the scenes stuff from Warner Bros. failed attempt at the first Justice League movie.
Justice League Mortal
From what we’ve been told, the only actor in the picture is Megan Gale who was due to play Wonder Woman. The rest of the cast were unavailable for the image.
Rounding off the League would have been Armie Hammer as Batman, D.J Cotrona as Superman, Adam Brody as The Flash, Common as Green Lantern, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman and Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter.
November 17th, 2017 is a day I will remember for a very long time. I, along with my fellow fans, had been waiting to see our favorite Justice League members on the big screen for the first time and in a way that would show how much these characters meant to a lot of us.However, in May of 2017, we were struck with tragic news regarding the loss of Zack Snyder’s daughter, Autumn Snyder, from suicide.
With the news of Snyder stepping down for obvious reasons, he wrote a Twitter message
“To support or seek help, please know there are places such as afsp.org and JEDfoundation.org that are doing great work.”.
With everything that went on behind the scenes after Snyder stepped down, some fans were displeased with how the final product of Justice League was handled prior to release. Some even felt the film was not Zack Snyder’s true vision, which stems from the recently released ‘behind the scenes’ footage of principal photography.
Now typically, superheros and suicide seldom go hand in hand. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and with the right approach and focus, things can be brought to light in such tragic circumstances.
With the release of Justice League on Blu Ray, many fans have taken an opportunity, of sorts, to show support for two causes in one major effort. For one cause, fans have been making their voices heard they will not purchase the Theatrical Cut of Justice League because they want Snyder’s true vision they have deemed #ReleaseTheSnyderCut.
With this, they are making it quite clear they want to support Warner Bros. and the director’s true vision, but are unwilling to support a film they feel was not what was promised to them in the marketing leading up to November 17th. The other cause is in support and the donation of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, of which Snyder mentioned on the day the news came out about his daughter Autumn.
With the option to purchase Justice League on Blu Ray for the first time on March 13th, 2018, some took that as an opportunity to spend what would have been the cost of the Blu Ray, and donate that same amount to The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.
With all the bad publicity about Justice League going around, we want to take the time and look at these occurrences from a more positive perspective and not from an all doom and gloom cloud, which is something click bait sites like to use to drive traffic toward their site, but that is not what we do here.
First of all, we want to say, that we here at DC Films Hub enjoyed the Justice League movie. It might not have been the epic world building multilayered story we were waiting for, it did however leave us satisfied and very entertained; furthermore, we are still very optimistic on what plans Warner Bros. has in store for the DCEU.
We all admit that Warner Bros. was a bit too quick to blow their load on putting the band together, but who can blame them after they saw how financially successful superhero shared universes were.
For example Suicide Squad, the movie was flawed and destroyed by critics. But the film itself made $745.6 million at the worldwide box-office. With this much money generated, imagine how much money they thought the could make by putting the greatest superheroes of all times together in the Justice League.
Even thought these superheroes are well known, the general public needs to connect with them, see them through trials and tribulations, watch them create their own back story. With what’s transpired with Justice League, now would be a great opportunity for Warner Bros. to take their time with the DCEU. Finish up on Aquaman which is currently in post-production. Find the right way to introduce magic in to the DC Universe with the debut of Shazam and Black Adam. They also need a Superman a sequel, especially now that we’ve got the more confident and optimistic Big Blue Scout that we all know and love.
Hit A Soft Reset:
Although there were rumours of Warner Bros. waiting to see how Justice League performed at the box-office in order to green light the standalone Flashpoint movie, I think they should definitely use the story inspired from the classic comic book run and put a few things back in order, the biggest one is the elephant in the room “The Batman” with all the uncertainty about Ben Affleck’s future, with new casting rumours on the daily, Matt Reeves stepping in to direct and do a page one re-write, its been an emotional roller coaster for us fans. It’s safe to say they need to protect their cash cow, even if it means parting ways with our beloved Batfleck. It will be a sad day, but we’d love the idea of Warner Bros. having a committed actor in the role, one they can build their world around the right way without constant speculation of departure.
Stay The Course:
One of the thing that Warner Bros. like to pride themselves on, and at times are brag about, is that they’re a director friendly studio. Are they though? After the now infamous two hour mandate run time of Justice League and the rumoured dismantling of Zack Snyder’s vision, it is safe to say that they’re NOT. They are in the business of making money and that is understandable, but they should see what the DCEU was, it was a fresh, unique in the way it was grounded and the only thing that failed were the stories they decided to bring forwards, not the tone. The idea to deconstruct our heroes did not sit well with the general audience, case and point the success of Wonder Woman , this was a movie that was grounded in reality with a great cast, story and director; so we say, stay the course and don’t pander to the public.
There are characters that can provide the family friendly hits and the more crowd pleasing film that generates the big bucks, whilst at the same time characters who offer a darker tone and even provide you with characters that can dive deep into the horror genre. DC has a plethora of heroes that can serve as connecting tissue whilst at the same to be on their own. You can be sure theres a long list of directors aching to bring these heroes/villains to life.
Steppenwolf who appeared in last year’s Justice League along with Mother Boxes, are part of the New Gods “Fourth World” mythology.
Ava DuVernay said in the past Big Barda, a character from New Gods was her favourite superhero of all time last year.
Gosh, that’s hard. Big Barda. Many reasons.
With a rich universe of characters to use, DuVernay has a huge sandbox to play in and I can’t wait to see what she does with it.
Warner Bros. have been making some big moves behind the scenes since the shake up earlier this year, and fans are getting excited with recent announcements.