Kevin Smith, a friend of Ben Affleck who has previously been pretty right about the Bat-suit in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as well as some other minor details, revealed some new information about Warner Brothers' idea for creating the DC Universe. Though this guy isn't necessarily a completely solid source, he has been right. A lot. On his podcast, he had this to say about the title announcement:
It’s a bit of a mouthful. And also, I don’t know why Batman V. Superman. Why not just throw the “s” in there? Or spell it or something like that. Or honestly, every comic book fan on the planet, who is a DC comic book fan, I think we all wanted to see Batman/Superman: World’s Finest.
However, what he had to say next displays a bit of his insider knowledge, and may come as a bit of a shock to you.
But look, they’re obviously beginning something, and there’s a stretch of these flick, and so this is the beginning of the Justice League, as we all suspected as they were announcing that cast. We were like, ‘This is the beginning of a Justice League movie.’ From what I understand now, it’s no longer like, ‘This is Superman 2.’ They’re not doing these things. They’re doing like, ‘Here’s Man of Steel. Here’s Batman/Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ The next one is not like a sequel to one of the characters. They’re just going to keep building their universe for about five or six movies. But all of them…it’s supposed to tell one massive story, which is all Justice League oriented.
So by the sounds of it, Warner Brothers isn't going after the "Marvel Studios Cinematic Universe", or honestly a cinematic universe at all. It's really a little more than a franchise, with one movie, and then a sequel, and then another like any other Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, or Fast & Furious movie.
If each film is planning on being a sequel to the first, does this mean there is little hope for a Wonder Woman, Batman, the Flash, or Green Lantern solo movie in the future? Surely not, but with their current franchise plan, that sounds more or less how they're approaching this. Perhaps any solo films besides Superman's will be regarded as a spin-off movie rather than a solo film?
Who knows?! Do you?! Well, if so chime in and let us know what you think in the comments below!
(Source: Kevin Smith's Podcast)