Finally! Another comic book company other than Marvel is starting to deliver us awesome movies and TV shows. More importantly, now there is a variety of content meaning good times all around.
Of course there have already been some really great (adapted) movies such as 'Watchmen' and 'V for Vendetta', but the only movies that can be considered to even possibly start this universe are the multiple Batman (1989-1997) and Superman (1978-2006) movies. Most of them had their moments, but they remind us that firstly, the cinematic/digital technology was limited at the time, and that quantity is not better than quality. Hence, fast forward around over a decade and here we are with CGI (Computer Generated Images), green screens and special effects which help led to create the 'Dark Knight Trilogy' and 'Man of Steel'. Christopher Nolan and (mainly) Zack Snyder have amazingly portrayed the only DC characters on the big screen that are linked with each other. That common denominator is the Justice League which has been more or less promised to us in the upcoming and recently titled 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' (2016). It has been been confirmed that so far 2 additional Justice Leaguers, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) are also going to be starring.
Onwards from the release of this movie the DC cinematic universe will be free to expand, probably with other solo movies introducing other characters that we know and love. Some of these might even interconnect with the already established TV series' - the success of 'Arrow' and the hype of 'The Flash' have already set a strong foothold. Even Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' isn't in the same league.
This awesome piece of news blew people minds when it was announced at Comic Con last year since it's something we've always wanted to see, and frankly things in the DC universe were finally starting to pick up. It then slowly started to evolve and it was revealed that Ben Affleck would replace Christian Bale as Batman - people are still arguing over this, but I'm going to let Two-Face decide this one. Afterwards, even more doors opened as multiple casting announcements were made such as Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor) and Gal Gaddot (Wonder Woman).
As a whole, I think that this movie is very ambitious. Though, I think that's exactly what DC need to do to come from behind and ambush Marvel's nonstop movie releases.
What's your opinion on 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' so far?
Season 2 of 'Arrow has recently wrapped up, and what a season it has been. It's just about everything I could hope for in a comic book drama. If you've watched the TV series then you know that there were a lot of references and Easter eggs that related to a lot of other DC properties (take note Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) such as (*SPOILERS*): The League of Assassins, Harley Quinn's cameo (sorta) and obviously the origin story and spin-off series of the fastest man alive, Barry Allen aka The Flash. The TV network that they both share, The CW Network, has actually done a great job at cross-promoting both of the shows with each other and is evidence that a shared universe does and can exist. So why not for the cinematic universe as well?
What do you think all of this means for the DC cinematic universe. Is it about to reach the pinnacle or do you not think that it can live up to the over-hyped expectations? Maybe there is already a movie that you love and sets such a high bar that none can surpass it?