4Chan is known for having anonymous fans post some of their fan wishes when it comes to comic book movies and pass them off as legit leaks, and this may be no different, but they sound like what DC would do. On the 4Chan thread: boards.4chan.org/co/thread/81585458/dceu-leaks, we see a litany of "leaks" or in this case rumors of what DC has planned for the EU. We will list what they say will happen or is happening, you decide if it's legit or not. We'll give out two cents after each.
Zack Snyder might not direct JUSTICE LEAGUE 2 if JUSTICE LEAGUE also receives critical backlash.
I think if this is going to happen it will be shortly after BVS leaves theatres. Like most of the analysts out there I don't believe that BVS will hit $1 Billion when all is said and done, and WB themselves has stated that anything less will be considered a failure.
JUSTICE LEAGUE is massive and filled with characters. Snyder and Chris Terrio wrote the script together.
No doubt about this.
Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, J.K. Simmons, Jena Malone, Jeremy Irons, Connie Nielsen, Viola Davis, Diane Lane, Joe Morton and Harry Lennix are the returning actors from previous movies.
Another obvious one.
Amber Heard, Alona Tal, Imogen Poots, James Remar, Alfred Molina and Ed Harris are also cast as Mera, Black Canary, Iris West, Darryl Frye, Thomas Morrow and General Wade Eiling.
All confirmed and welcome castings.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tessa Thompson are in negotiations to play Sarah Charles. Cyborg's love interest.
Javier Bardem, Jackie Earle Haley, Frances McDormand, Joel Edgerton, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy and Willem Dafoe have also been approached and/or are in discussions for undisclosed roles.
Unconfirmed but these would be coups for WB if they nabbed actors of this caliber for their franchises.
Update: Willem Dafoe has signed on to play an undisclosed character in the upcoming Justice League movie.
AQUAMAN will feature Ocean Master and the Trench. Black Manta is not slated to appear at this point.
If this is true then that's pretty lame. Black Manta is Aquaman's primary villain and most notable and should be the first one he fights.
THE FLASH will feature the Reverse-Flash, but it's a "new twist" that producers are confident will set it apart from the TV show.
Ugh, another reimagining of a character for DC. If their takes on Doomsday and Steppenwolf are any indication we're not expecting much.
Shawn Levy is the frontrunner to direct SHAZAM.
Matt Reeves, Duncan Jones and Rian Johnson have been approached about GREEN LANTERN CORPS.
CYBORG is still in the back burner until JUSTICE LEAGUE provides feedback on the public's reception of Cyborg. If it happens, it'll have a black director.
We knew about the push back, but the certainty that it'll have a black director is up in the air.
Ben Affleck is still reluctant to direct the new BATMAN movie, but he's writing it. It'll definitely include Jared Leto's Joker.
Again, not news. We do expect Affleck to direct though.
Update: Affleck has officially signed on to direct to solo Batman film.
SUICIDE SQUAD 2 is likely to happen in 2018/2019 judging by early reactions.
This could happen as long as the movie gets positive reviews.
WONDER WOMAN features Ares and Circe.
Not surprising if true.
SHAZAM will obviously feature Black Adam.
CYBORG and GREEN LANTERN CORPS don't have defined villains yet.
I don't think they even have scripts yet so no villains is not surprising.
GREEN LANTERN CORPS will be centered on Hal Jordan and John Stewart.
There are plans for Doomsday to return.
George Miller is producing JUSTICE LEAGUE, but hasn't decided whether he wants to direct a DC movie or not.
Please direct, please help rid DC of Zack Snyder.
DARK UNIVERSE is pretty much dead.
Unconfirmed but if true that is a sad development.
BLUE & GOLD is an infant project, and won't come out earlier than 2019.
Yes please! Beetle and Booster are one of the best comic duos ever. A buddy action/comedy would be much welcomed in the despair ridden world of the current DCEU.
DEATHSTROKE, BIRDS OF PREY and LEGION OF SUPERHEROES movies are in early development.
No confirmation yet but I wouldn't be surprised.
As far as the plot for JUSTICE LEAGUE PT. 1
Batman is trying to assemble the Justice League to protect the Earth from Darkseid, while the government, represented by Amanda Waller and Wade Eiling, is trying to capture them. Darkseid is a "force of nature", and his impending arrival is described as "apocalyptic" with biblical undertones. He's also being redesigned, though they'll try to keep his classic look in mind. Superman's rebirth is somehow connected to Darkseid, and includes Darkseid attempting to corrupt him in some sort of astral plane. Lois will be important to this subplot. Darkseid will have some sort of ability to force the League members to handle their own dark sides and go through psychological trials. It appears to be capacity for good remains a theme of the movie, with the league members all being shown to be dysfunctional, angry people that could have tipped over to the dark side easily if circumstances were a little different. The focus is on the six mains and Lois, everyone else is just minor.
Makes sense to me. I just have concerns over whether they will screw up Darkseid much the way they did Parallax and Fox did Galactus.
Also check out what Zack Snyder had to say in this lengthy interview with Empire Magazine. Just one of the snippets in regards to Batman and Superman has Snyder saying:
ZS - I came to the conclusion that they couldn't really talk in their suits with any credibility. You know what I mean? We had to get them back in their civies.
E - So you couldn't have that version of the Heat conversation (Between Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro)?
ZS - The honest truth is we talked all about "We need the Heat scene!" That was my mantra, I was kept saying "We need the Heat scene! We need the Heat scene!" But when they're in their suits it was impossible. We tried it and it's just one of those things. You know? If there are more than 4 or 5 lines you start to notice two guys dressed up, one guy is dressed up like a bat and the other one has a big red S on his chest, and are being super serious about how mad they are at each other. It's a dangerous thing you know, because it just gets...you know...yeah.
Horrible. He has no respect for the characters or their history. He laughed off the fact that these two icons would have a conversation while in costume when they do that exact thing all the time in the comics. Snyder is a joke and should be gone from DC's EU. What's your take on this report? We didn't see any major glaring things that DC wouldn't do so, so far this seems plausible to us.