The DC Extended Universe is going to come to an explosive forefront of cinema next year, with the highly anticipated “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” In the meanwhile, DC head-honcho Charles Roden has let us into the non chronological, episodic nature that the DC Movies are going to take, as opposed to MCU’s Origin-Team Up-Climax pattern.
Charles Roden is part of an elite group of four: Zack and Deborah Snyder, and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, who are going to decide the fate of all your favorite comic-book characters for the next decade (unless you belong to the radical marvel camp, in which case they will decide the fates of characters you don’t care about). And they have a lot of characters in store for fans, with “Justice League,” Aquaman, “Wonder Woman,” The Flash and Shazam in their gift-bag, with all of it culminating with 2019’s “Justice League Part Two.”
Roden sat down with Collider to describe how the DC Extended Universe formula is going to be different from Marvels:
1. They are not going to do origin stories first:
According to Roden:
“So if, for example, The Flash movie or the Aquaman film is gonna come out after Justice League 1, it’s not gonna be a completely different character; that character will have evolved from Justice League 1. Wonder Woman, when we see her in Justice League 1, will have evolved from Batman v Superman.“
“Justice League Part One” is going to be one of DC Extended Universe’s earlier movies (fourth, technically, after BvS, Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman), and the characters are going to evolve from there. Which is a good thing, because nobody wants to see how the Flash got his powers again.
2. It is going to be non chronological:
Of course, Roden is not entirely discounting origin stories, as he said:
“Unless we decide that in one of these stories we’re gonna do something that happened in the past and have it be more of an origination story, in which case you’ll realize how that character became what they were in the movie that they were first introduced.”
Which means that DC will go back in time for some of their movies, which will be a cool twist to Marvel’s quickly-growing-old idea of sticking to a chronological order (mostly).
1. The DC Extended Universe is not set in stone yet:
Roden promises that there is a lot of room for creative differences of opinion in DCEU, and from what he says, it seems like they are still charting a course for the movies.
“You lay out a road map but then when you bring somebody else in they kinda go, ‘Well you’re going to San Francisco by Route 5, what if you took the 101?’ [And you go] ‘Well that’s interesting, maybe we should go Route 101. What if we did?”
Which means, guys, if we campaign hard enough, we might still get a Detective Chimp movie. And that, will be the best day ever.
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