Marvel vs. DC is a debate that keeps on giving. It's been filtered through every medium imaginable and, in recent years, played out in grand fashion at the movies. However, while Marvel Studios has had a very impressive string of critical and commercial successes, DC Films has struggled to do the same.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
In an alternate universe, maybe fans are talking about Mark Strong's Sinestro as one of the best villains in comic book movie history. That was the idea, at least, behind casting the actor in Martin Campbell's 2011 Green Lantern movie. It was a smaller role, but he was intended to be a full-blown evil mastermind in the sequel. Unfortunately, that never panned out - but Strong sees his new role in Warner Bros.' Shazam! as a chance to rewrite history.
When I first saw the end credits scene of Justice League, it was incredibly exciting. The scene sets up some intriguing possibilities for the future of the DC universe and does so with several surprises. However, the more and more I've thought about it over the past few days, the more and more it's been bugging me.
Now that Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg have teamed up in Justice League, the DC Universe is ready to blast off - assuming its smaller-than-anticipated opening weekend hasn't thrown a spanner in the works. But if Warner Bros. decides to extend the DC Extended Universe a bit longer, here's all the clues in Justice League to what may be coming.
Zack Snyder's Justice League is both the best and worst of everything we've seen from the Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe movies. There are plenty of things to like, and about an equal number to dislike. But ultimately, its good things bumped up against the bad enough to leave me with hope and excitement for what's to come.
After what feels like decades of anticipation, Zack Snyder's Justice League is coming out next week. To get a refresher before seeing the film, there are two choices. First, you can read years of DC Comics, then rewatch Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Wonder Woman... or you could just read this.
For the past few weeks, the Joker has been the biggest topic of conversation in the world of comic book movies. Warner Bros. is reportedly developing at least two new films starring the character, only one of which would star Suicide Squad's Jared Leto. And in a new interview, Leto admitted he's just as confused as we are.
Thought yesterday's Joker-centric movie news was a huge surprise? Today's newest development makes that look ho-hum: Warner Bros. is reportedly developing a Joker and Harley Quinn film, with Jared Leto and Margot Robbie coming back as Mr J and Dr Quinzel.
Every superhero origin story has the moment: The music swells, time slows, and the hero finally emerges on screen in their full costume, ready to kick arse. Of course Wonder Woman has this scene as well, but it might just be the best one we've ever seen -- not only because it's so badass, but because it's been so, so overdue.
With the release of Suicide Squad, chapter three of the DC Extended Universe is now in the books. We now have another piece to the puzzle that started with Man of Steel, continued in Batman v Superman and will go on next year in Wonder Woman and Justice League. Here are the biggest changes that Suicide Squad has made to the larger story of the DC Extended Universe.