Zack Snyder’s original plan for the DC Extended Universe, including a Flashpoint film and Justice League sequels, may not come to fruition at the moment, but it seems the director hinted at something bigger and grander than even that with his original vision.
If there’s one thing we can say for sure about Zack Snyder’s plan for the DC Extended Universe, starting with Man of Steel, it’s that it was finite. There would be a logical beginning, middle, and natural conclusion. Whether there was wiggle room for the universe to continue beyond that remains to be seen, but like what has been done with the X-Men and Marvel Studios films, there appears to be a long term plan at play for DC’s current slate of comic book films.
But plans changed when Warner Bros went into panic mode and frantically changed things behind the scenes, including Zack Snyder’s original vision for plans like a Justice League sequel and the original Flashpoint film. Right now, fans hope to at least see Zack Snyder’s original vision for the Justice League if just to provide some solace for what might have been. If/when that film sees the light of day, fans can see what the director originally had in store for Justice League, Flashpoint, and beyond, but for now, Zack Snyder hinted that it was huge.
Earlier, Zack Snyder gave his thoughts on Ben Affleck exiting the Batman role. On occasion, Zack Snyder does respond with and engage fans who ask him questions. One commenter in particular asked if there would’ve been a Flashpoint storyline if things went according to plan. Zack Snyder’s response? In a word, better. Here, have a look:
Goddamn yo….? pic.twitter.com/YVcs3cEGNd
— John Aaron Garza ?? (@Ser_Jon_Arryn) February 18, 2019
Had Warner Bros stuck to its guns and adhered to the vision that Zack Snyder had for Justice League and beyond, chances are we would not be having this conversation and probably could look forward to a Flashpoint film. But like many things, that is not the case. Whether Snyder ultimately ever does return to the DC Extended Universe also remains to be seen, but right now, all fans can do is just think about how that original five film arc could have looked.
But what do you think? Would you have wanted to see the likes of a Flashpoint film and Justice League sequels if that meant a definitive ending for the DC Extended Universe? Or would you have wanted the world that Zack Snyder built to extend beyond that? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
In the meantime, the next installment in the DC Extended Universe, Shazam!, hits theaters on April 5, 2019.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos