Like Hal Jordan’s “In the Brightest Day … ” oath DC Entertainment’s jaw-dropping project line-up press release requires a proper motto of sorts. Because straight out of an investors meeting back in Oct. a full variety queue of ten superhero flicks based off the DC Comics proprieties were given an official sound off by Kevin Tsujihara, CEO and President of Time Warner.
Confirmation came with a conformation around each film having rhyme, reason and a particular order on what will further DC’s cinematic tableau past “Superman vs. Batman: Dawn of Justice”, and it cohesively ties-in updates over recent months gone bye.
Jason Mamoa’s enlistment to play Aquaman came to surface during 2014s Summer string of comic book movies. With DC’s ten film revelations, Mamoa isn’t just affirmed in the subtitled “Dawn of Justice” sequel but a 2017 bound full feature film solidifying the King of Atlantis. Meanwhile Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Twitter declaration proclaiming a Black Adam role is given clarity on expectations toward its 2019 premiere.
For the soon movie-going call-and-response between DC Entertainment and the audiences, the listing will not only hinge ensuing updates on production break-throughs for a dynasty to be; it opens the aggressive introduction to origins and story lines beyond the Batman-Superman cycle since a similar bid through “Green Lantern” starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Mark Strong.
All the more defining focus is put on 2018s feature film putting the Flash at the superhero marquee forefront. With Grant Gustin already starring the role on CW’s titular television series based on the Scarlet Speedster, how DC Entertainment and Warner will keep two separate presentations hosting enough storytelling vim through their own devised ploys, avoiding repetition on both.
Scenes comprising these slate of films will have an appropriate kick-off roots at the “Man of Steel” sequel in 2016. Where in a “Dark Knight Returns” retro-fitted Batsuit Ben Affleck thresholds his initial recipiency to the film legacy line of actors playing the Dark Knight. One definitively stark seceding the role after the notable trilogy when Christian Bale put a skyline level highlight along the Gotham Knight’s portrayal timeline.
Now with the slate of films come to illumination, a surprising factor slots Affleck with a reprising portrayal status. A reprisal that exclaims the Oscar-winning Bostonian to lead a charge into breaking ground in DC Entertainment’s genesis foray to a super-team ambition in a brighter day’s official “Justice League” film.
Incredibly, with incredulity we’re witnessing DC Entertainment stake an innovative claim by its own distinct manufacturing mode. And at long-last the roll of R’s – retold, reboot, remake – are not framing re-cycled hype surrounding a Kryptonian and Gotham oriented filmmaking since the late ’70s and later ’80s.