Hey there ladies and gentelnerds! I’ve been thinking.. I know, nothing good ever comes from that.. BUT, hear me out!
I’m gonna tell you, AND the big wigs over at DC/WB..
“HOW THEY SHOULD HAVE SET UP THE DCECU!” (AKA: DC Extended Cinematic Universe)
You must be thinking.. “Who the fuck are you to tell them how to run thier shit?!” Well, to put it simply, “I’M A SMARTASS!” 😁👍
THIS! Is how the DCECU is currently set up as of right now..👇
And so far we are ONE movie in, (Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice) and the SECOND soon approaches in the form of SUICIDE SQUAD!
But as I sit here, gazing upon this glorious assortment of Nerdgasms to be.. I can’t help but think.. “Yyyeeaahhh.. I can do better!” So here’s how it should have gone.. FIRST- We had “MAN OF STEEL”
Which was a very good and decent first step into this new universe.. Which should have been followed by “MAN OF STEEL 2 (Tag line: Man Of Tomorrow?!) Which should have featured a lot of the ‘plot’ elements that was in BVS. IE: the Senate Stuff. The aftermath of MOS and the destruction of Metropolis. The constant questioning of what Superman means to the very structure of our lives. And you know what.. I would keep Eisenbergs LEX LUTHOR, I kinda liked it a little. In the hands of a better screenplay and MUCH better director then Zack Snyder. (Yes! One and done for mister Snyder in my fantasy!) I am certain that version of Lex Would have worked better. Have Lex create BIZZARO which would be our feature Villain. BUT! Have him be a perfect clone at first.. Then, his genetic structure starts to break down and so to does the creatures sanity. Resulting in our beloved grey skinned version of the character. Before that, Have Lex somehow entrap our hero. Perhaps secretly creating a problem off world that would result in SUPERMAN’s disappearance for a short time. Allowing Clone Superman to ruin his name in the public eye. Giving Superman that moment of “SEE! I am the good guy!” As he defeats Bizzaro, without causing such widespread damage and in font of the world. Giving people a reason to love him and build a monument in his honor. (Here’s the part where we start planting some seeds for the future) It’s not revealed that Lex was behind the whole thing.. In the privacy of his main office, he receives a message from.. (Wait for it..) Granny Goodness! (side note- Granny Goodness should be played by an old man in drag playing an actual woman) “We gave you the tools to remove the Kryptonian from the picture.. The Master will not be pleased.” “The best laid plans take time, my dear ‘Granny’ In due time.. In due Time.” (Now either this or this next idea, can be swapped as the after credits scene) We see Batman, in his BatCave, reviewing on multiple screens, the Zod fight, the Bizzaro fight, and Superman being rewarded by the President.. Says nothing, but sits back in his chair and ponders.
BATMAN SOLO FILM!
Again. Taking SOME, and I do mean some. Things from BvS. (Except the whole killing shit.. Non of that!) While Batman deals with a particular problem in Gotham. How does he cope with being a hero in a world with a Superman. Some criminals opting not to really fear a man in a bat suit, when there’s a Guy who flies and takes down buildings barehanded. “Who’s afraid of the big bad bat?” Forcing Batman to go a little hardcore. Leaving Alfred concerned.. “Don’t fall down a path from which there is no return Master Bruce.” While dealing with the main villain of the film.. (I would like someone like a BLACK MASK or maybe even THE COURT OF OWLS, which could bridge out in to a trilogy storyline) things go a little sideways and someone dies. Accidentally, of course. Causing past Partner Dick Grayson to stop by and try and help Bruce find his way back. With various mentions to other heroes and characters helping up broaden the Batman World. Dick finds that Brice has been obsessing with Superman saying, “You don’t need to be like him Bruce, your way has always worked and always will!” “But what if it isn’t enough, Dick? What If I need to be.. More.. The world.. Is changing.. There are.. Others!” (Here we get our Cameo Montage from BvS. Aquaman, Flash, a brief glimpse of John Stewart and perhaps a file labeled J’ohn J’ones, OR another brief glimpse at a Billy Baxton?!) “Superman.. Is NOT the only ‘Threat’ out there.” Batman says. The Solo Batman Movie wouldn’t necessarily need a direct tie in to any other movie.. But maybe..
THIS.. Is where DC can establish itself as a More unique Universe from Marvel. Not every movie needs to have a single thread to tie them altogether. They can have their stand alone franchises that exist within a larger universe. Like Netflix shows, but on the big screen. SUICIDE SQUAD could be the first of many in this style of Universe building! Lets take a step back from all that and have some du with a group of villains on a suicide mission to save the world. And if theyare serious about this kind of universe building, they can follow up SS with a stand alone DEATHSTROKE film!
THEN we get back to the main universe with..
We NEED to do a live action retelling of the animated film.. “SUPERMAN/SHAZAM: The Return Of Black Adam” only that it would be mostly a Shazam centered movie. Bringing in Superman toward the end of the first act or the middle of the Second. Billy gets his powers from the wizard Shazam because he is aware that Black Adam is soon to return. (Here’s where you can play with time just a little) The Superman we get can be the superman after the events of MoS 2. But we will get glimpses of Billy around the time of MoS1. He gets his powers and has fun with it. Putting him under Batman’s radar in the solo Bat film. This new hero also gets Supermans attention, looking to help guide the new kid. Enter Black Adam! And the rest is laid out in the animated movie. Superman discovers he’s vulnerable to Magic, and so on and so forth.. (After credits scene.. Perhaps, Lex and Granny discuss the Arrival of Shazam. But Granny stresses that Superman is the main concern… “We now Know that Magic is his weakness!” Says Granny, “I am no magician ‘Granny’ But I am looking into something more.. Tangable.. And we get out first look at Kryptonite)
We follow that with..
That’s Right! THE FLASH! We all know the story, But.. In this movie we will also explore the aspect of Time Travel! And we won’t have to wait 22 (albeit beautiful) episodes to get to that. Which would play a key plot point in future movies! (That’s a Key Word right there, Movies!)
AQUAMAN would follow Flash,
THEN.. FINALLY! We get a REAL..
BATMAN v. SUPERMAN (fuck the dawn of shit!) A real, straight forward, Batman meets Superman, Movie! And I don’t mean meet three times and then fight. We look at the real meat of these two Goliath’s. Two ideologies. Two very different views on the world and how they deal with it! Yes, we get Kryptonite. Yes, we get a uniting threat. Yes we get Wonder Woman! But! No one dies, (I’m looking at you superman!) No one gives a shit about MARTHA! And it will all make sense! By the end.. Machinations are discovered and Batman realizes, that precautions have to be put into rotation.
Follow that with..
I would still keep it in a time period like WW1. Have her battle Aries as he plots to use Earth as the ultimate battle ground for the downfall of the gods. Have him say something like.. “And as I rise to the throne of Olympus, The old gods will fall.. Making way for the Rule of the NEW GODS!” (See what I did there) Aries is in with Apokolips and Darksied. Bang! In the aftermath, a Mother Box is uncovered. The Government gets their hands on it. Which in present day, Lex gets ahold of it and them Dr. Stone (Cyborgs dad) gets his hands on it. And maybe we can get a… TEEN TITANS movie..
Lex Is the villain. Cyborg is created, the Mother Box is explained in a little more detail. Granny Goodness and her Furies could be the final boss type battle.
THEN, just before the big show..
Now, The GLC movie can be interchanged with the TT movie, when it comes to release date. But I would have these two back to back. GLC can be used very much like Guardians Of The Galaxy was used for Marvel. But could also take place on earth and in space.
(at this point I’m going to make a very weird proposal.. Bare with me, and save your foul language toward my intelligence for the comments section..)
JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART ONE
I would play Part one, as part two. Literally pick up in the middle of a story. Shit has hit the fan! Things went horribly wrong at some point and towards the end.. DARKSIED has won the final battle, and We send Flash back in time to set things Right. In between the two parts of JL, we can fit in a TRINITY FILM!
To set up the JUSTICE LEAGUE:PART TWO! Here’s the tricky part. Flash has been effecting things throughout the Main Films timeline. And how he does it has to be done.. Not like a pie in the face obvious way.. But in a smart way, that makes viewers go.. “OHH!! Holy Shit that was bold!” And they have to realize it towards the final arc of the lead up films.. And JL 2 would be the big climactic formation of the JUSTICE LEAGUE we know and love!
This whole movie slate would have to pick up directly after MAN OF STEEL, and not two or three years later. So it may seem like a lot in a small timeframe. But my slate would be from, 2013-2019/20. That mean’s that my slate would start right away. And i would make Roughly Two or Three films a year. (I’m WB! I can do that!)
SO! That’s what I got! LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK! Comment below. Subscribe and or follow the Blog. Hit me up on Twitter and Instagram. @Sgsonny70 and @Marvel_Inc2099.
So, until next time folks… Peace Out!