More details on Warner Bros.’ Scrapped plans for the DCEU have been revealed. The studio is currently putting together a 10-year plan for the DC universe, inspired by the MCU overseen by Kevin Feige.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (opens in a new tab)Before Warner Bros. and Discovery combined, the DCEU was heading into Crisis on Infinite Earths, an event in the comics that acted as a complete reboot of the continuity. It’s unclear if the screen version would have also rebooted the DCEU, but it certainly seems likely.
A version of Crisis on Infinite Earths took place in the Arrowverse, bringing together several shows on The CW, as well as bringing Ezra Miller’s Flash to the TV series. It appears that this may have been a test pilot for the movie version.
The report adds that the Green Lantern Corps, Static Shock, and Supergirl movies were also “expected in the next few years,” along with JJ Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Superman movie, which was slated to feature a black lead character. . Work on these projects is said to have “slowed down” and none of the films have directors. Also according to the report, there were rumors that the Secret Six, a team of villains similar to the Suicide Squad, would be featured.
The DCEU recently made waves with the cancellation of Batgirl, which had already been filmed when it was scrapped. It was set to star Leslie Grace as the titular hero, with Michael Keaton returning as Batman and Brendan Fraser playing the villainous Firefly. According to THR report, Peacemaker season 2 and Blue Beetle movie are safe.
“The decision not to release Batgirl reflects the strategic shift in our leadership as it relates to the DC Universe and HBO Max,” Warner Bros. said of the film’s cancellation in a statement. Leslie Grace is an incredibly talented actress and this decision is not a reflection of her performance. We are incredibly grateful to the makers of Batgirl and Scoob! Holiday Haunt and their respective casts and we look forward to collaborating with everyone again in the near future. “
The next DC project to hit the big screen is Black Adam, which arrives this October 21. In the meantime, check out our guide to all the upcoming superhero movies for everything else coming up this year and beyond.