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When we interviewed Ezra Miller a few weeks back, The Flash star urged us to stick around until the very end of Justice League. I suggest that [audiences] stay at least for some credits, Miller teased.
At the end of Justice League, two end-credits snippets tease a DC cinematic universe that now after a lacklustre weekend box office may never be realized.
The first scene features The Flash (Miller) and Superman (Henry Cavill) in a race to see who is the fastest hero alive.
But at the very end, a second scene shows us that Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) has escaped prison and hes arranged a meeting on a yacht with Deathstroke (Joe Manganiello). Lex has seen the Justice League come together and he wants his fellow villains to form a league of their own.
The audience at the preview screening I was at erupted into cheers in these closing moments.
For his part, Miller told us he wanted a future Justice League sequel to feature the Injustice League which has included Lex, Joker, Penguin and other DC villains working together.
I think I can speak for everyone in the League when I say that were extremely excited of the prospect of continuing this journey, Miller told us. Each of the heroes in this movie have specific nemeses and villains and I think seeing some sort of Injustice League like in the comics would bring some of the heaviest villains together and would be something that DC fans would be pretty stoked about.
When Ben Affleck was attached to write and direct his stand-alone Batman, Deathstroke was rumoured to be the primary villain (although Suicide Squad star Jared Leto did tell the Sun that he wanted his Joker to go up against Caped Crusader).
With Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes) now in charge of writing and directing The Batman, the future of Manganiellos Deathstroke remains murky. Ditto Afflecks Batman.
In an interview with USA Today, the actor said he is contemplating whether hell even star in it.
You don't do it forever, so I want to find a graceful and cool way to segue out of it, he said.
After the success of Wonder Woman, which was set during the First World War and pre-dated other films in DCs cinematic universe so far Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad and Justice League Vulture reported in September that the company is planning to de-emphasize the interconnectedness of its superhero films going forward.
Some of the movies do connect the characters together, like Justice League. But, like with Aquaman DCs next superhero movie, out next year our goal is not to connect Aquaman to every movie, chief creative officer Geoff Johns says.
To that end, DC is planning a solo movie that will recount the origins of The Joker with Hangover writer-director Todd Phillips at the controls and Martin Scorsese in the producers chair.
Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman sequel will again likely take place in the past and be its own separate story.
I cant wait to spring forward with who she is and have another great stand-alone superhero film, Jenkins told us earlier this year.
DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson tells Vulture that with regards to future films, theres no insistence upon an overall story line or interconnectivity in that universe.
So far, DC has two more films in the pipeline beyond Wonder Woman 2 Aquaman and Shazam!
James Wan, who is directing Aquaman, told us that a feature film on the King of the Seven Seas (played by Jason Momoa) is a chance to create a visually unique world.
Its a world-creation story, Wan said, and hes a character thats never been done before and I think thats so unique.
Shazam! director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) said his tale, which tells the story of a boy who says the word Shazam! and transforms into the costumed Captain Marvel, will be a departure for the DC cinematic universe.
I think this will be one of the more fun or lighthearted movies so far in the DC universe, Sandberg told us.
DC is also eyeing sequels to Suicide Squad, Superman, the female-led Gotham City Sirens, a Joss Whedon-directed Batgirl and Black Adam, with Dwayne Johnson.
A Flash movie, Miller tells us, is also on the way.
Im stoked to get going, Miller says.
After Justice Leagues soft opening weekend, our bet is that DC will press pause on any future team-up films and instead concentrate on building up the brands of its solo characters before revisiting a sequel (a scene in BvS showed a dream sequence that hinted that Darkseid would appear in a future film as well).
And that Justice League ending? If its never resolved, that might just be the biggest cliff-hanger well ever get in the DCs ongoing cinematic universe.
But thats OK. Sometimes it goes that way in the comic books, too.
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