Double dose of DCEU news today! Not only is Matt Reeves finally confirmed as director for the Batman solo film, a surprise Nightwing solo film is underway with Chris McKay in talks to helm!
This is where things get a bit crazy…My plan here is to share my fan-cast picks for as many DC characters as I can think of (not including those already cast). This won’t be a voted fan-cast like typical since this is strictly my picks. BUT I would love it if you would share your own ultimate fan-cast in the comments!
Here’s the timeline for comic book films coming out next year! We have 3 from Marvel/Disney, 2 from WB/DC, 1 from Fox/Marvel, and 1 from Fox/Icon. There are probably more adaptations out there I’m missing but these are the ones I’ll likely end up seeing. Now the question here is which of these 7 am I looking forward to most? Which will see critical success and which will see box office success? Here’s what I think (and let me know what you think)!
Now that it has been clarified what spin-off movie Margot Robbie is exec-producing, I think it’s time to do some fan-casting! To clarify, these picks are always a round up of not only my ideas but outside ideas from other fans as well. No other characters have been confirmed for the film other than Harley Quinn, but we can assume Catwoman and Poison Ivy will appear.
Joe Manganiello, long rumored for the role of Slade Wilson, has officially been announced for the role by Geoff Johns. Recently, Ben Affleck took to social media a test footage of Deathstroke all suited up, but it wasn’t clear who was under the mask. Many guessed Manganiello as he followed Zack Snyder (MoS, BvS, JL) and David Ayer (Suicide Squad) the same day. It’s confirmed he will be in the Batman solo film but it isn’t clear if he will cameo in Justice League.
For awhile now it seemed that Justice League Dark would literally never see the light. Guillermo del Toro, who wrote a treatment of the film, was originally sought to direct the film as well with the tentative title being Dark Universe. But he dropped out of directing due to other commitments.
In my opinion, I think WB/DC should consider a Green Arrow/Black Canary team-up film. Although both, IMO, could do a solo film, I think a team-up would be smarter, especially considering that they both work together and are in a relationship.You can’t really have one without the other. It’d be pretty cool if we got a Green Arrow/Lantern team-up film but I’m not sure if it’ll work in the cinematic universe DC is building. We’ll see…
Bottom-Line: It’s not perfect but it doesn’t deserve the slamming from critics. Entertaining throughout and should satisfy fans of comic books/Suicide Squad.