9 Upcoming DC Movies We Are Excited About

Just like the Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU, DC Movies have started picking up the pace in the last few years. As a fan, I am compelled to say DC is much better conceptually than Marvel Comics, and quite rich in content. In fact, if even 10 percent of the fortune that DC possesses can be translated onto the silver screen by Warner Brothers, they would have one heck of a task to count the money they would make at the box-office.

However, so far DC Extended Universe is nowhere near to what Marvel has garnered in the last decade. But loyal fans need not fret. WB Studios are trying their level best to redeem what they have done. The movies listed below are proof of those efforts. Cinemaholic presents to you the list of 9 new and latest DC movies that you need to watch out for. Check them out, judge away, and comment as much as you want.

 

9. Shazam (April 5, 2019)

Originally known as Captain Marvel, Shazam is a comic book hero owned by DC (Detective Comics). Believe it or not, in the 1940s this character outsold even Superman comics. He was also the first comic book superhero to be adapted into a film in 1941. So what went wrong? Well, due to copyright infringement issues with Marvel Comics regarding a similar superhero called ‘Captain Marvel,’ the character was essentially shifted to the background. Later DC changed his name to ‘Shazam’ and relaunched the comics. But the reception from the audience was not as good, mainly because of the changed name. The adaptation of Shazam into a live-action movie seems to be yet another attempt by DC to reinstall the iconic character to its former glory. Although considered to be just a goofy copy of Superman, Shazam certainly has an interesting backstory and formidable villains, which would make up for a kick-ass plotline. The question here is whether WB can personify the original vision behind Shazam.

 

8. Cyborg (April 3, 2020)

I present to you the cutie of the pack. Come on, you can’t possibly deny that in front of superheroes like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, this hardass half-human half-machine looks as adorable as a techno doll. I was personally hoping to see Martian Manhunter in Cyborg’s place. Still, it is what it is. A fringe character as far as JLA is concerned, Cyborg or Victor Stone is a DC superhero who started his sleuthing career as a member of the Teen Titans. With an artificially enhanced super mind, Vic Stone tried to revolt against his scientist parents, only to end up in a horrible accident. As far as the movies go, the Cyborg has apparently been resurrected (judging by the scenes in Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice) by his father, Dr. Silas Stone. If you want the comic version, contact me personally. According to Ray Fischer (the actor playing Cyborg), the standalone movie will not have any of the other Justice League members, so as to concentrate intimately on Cyborg’s background. Whether that gamble will pay off is doubtful.

 

7. Green Lantern Corps (July 24, 2020)

To say the 2011 Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds was a disaster would be an understatement. Saying it decimated Ryan Reynolds’ chance of becoming a superhero more than Deepwater Horizon destroyed the Gulf of Mexico, could come close but not exactly. Rebooting the Green Lantern franchise with a standalone movie is a considerable move as far as Warner Brothers are concerned. Judging by the name itself, the movie will possibly concentrate on the entire Lantern Corps; which as some might recognize as the alien species responsible for controlling the ‘Force of Will’ in the DC universe. I only hope it does justice to major Lantern characters like Hal Jordan or John Stewart. It makes sense to introduce the audience to the vast world of the Lantern Corps. But it is vital to take away a solid character which can later get added to the Justice League and hence the DC Extended Universe. As a comic lover, I have to say this makes more sense conceptually as well as cinematically, instead of the bildungsroman-cum-love story angle they had going on earlier.

 

6. Suicide Squad 2 (Undated)

In 2016, Warner Brothers took a bold move and produced a movie based entirely on supervillains with no superheroes whatsoever. The concept and the idea might’ve been inspired by the success of R-Rated anti-hero Deadpool. A film full of the worst-of-the-worst with Will Smith and Margot Robbie in the lead, Suicide Squad was a promise that had enticed generations of DC fans. I mean what could go wrong? The movie, however, ended up being a one-man-show dependent entirely on Will Smith’s acting and at times on Margot Robbie’s gorgeous ass. What? It is gorgeous. Jokes aside, the second part of the fringe series containing the DC villains will need to have a great plot, to justify a second installment to such a mediocre first movie. The WB Studio so far has been quiet on the probable plot, but whatever it is will have to be a redemption for the critical disaster ‘Suicide Squad (2016)’ was. The production for this one is set to begin in mid-2018.

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