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If I Ran DC Entertainment, This is How I’d Fix Everything
Seeing how DC has put in some effort, theatrically speaking, in this past decade with a few Superman Movies and the wrap-up of the Dark Knight Series. They put huge focus in a slew of cartoon series, such as the Justice League, Teen Titans and various Batman series, as well as full length animated features (my favorites) which feature their wide range of superheros in the DC Universe. Their ever successful DC Universe Online and Arkham Knight Series video games are a must have for any fan, and known to all. But, especially with the release of the “too soon” Batman VS Superman movie has the crowd wiggling uncomfortably in their seats a little….
That’s where I come in, acting as the newly imagined Creative Director of DC Entertainment. (Hoping that any contractual Studio/Producer/Baloney that is in the way of my dreams doesn’t exist, let’s imagine this scenario will work out without a lawyer party.) Now, we need to most acknowledge our cash cows in respective order; Batman, Superman, Green Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Wonder Woman. (Why Last? You’ll see.) Now, with this series of Q&A, I will sort out what should have happened to DC Movie Universe. Before DC should arrange their “ducks” in a row, they must count them first and start with this question,
Question – “What do we have now?”
Answer – Ongoing, highly praised and received TV shows, Arrow and The Flash, and most recent Supergirl.
Question – “But we want to make a Batman and/or Superman Movie and make a Wonder Woman movie to please them ladies. How does that happen?”
Answer – You slow your hot pants down and make a Wonder Woman TV Show OR Miniseries. (But… But… We tried that…) Yes, and failed. Try it with the same formula as Flash and Supergirl, this time… Then when the season is going to wrap up you make a cameo… of someone who can continue on endlessly as ~ Superman! (What!? Superman as the cameo?!!) Yup.
Question – Ok, let’s say we do that. It will take a little to get a Wonder Woman Show/Mini together, but we want to make a movie now! Do we do Batman now?
Answer – NO! Make a Flash Movie. (What about Arrow, he’s been around longer…) Exactly! Make a Flash movie first, it will have the Green Arrow in it, and the plot will probably start/end how we are going to wrap up Arrow’s series. (End the series!? Are you crazy?!) YES! Ending his series will open him up for a solo movie, without having to tie anything to the show. Think long-term here DC! Oh and you HAVE to cast the same people as in the show. Trust me here. It will make your movie goers watch the tv show and guarantee the show bingers to be at your movie.
Question – Fine. What about Batman? We haven’t even talked about him yet…
Answer – Batman needs to sneak in. We’ve done his origin story about 5 times a year in one way or another, everyone knows it. Let’s recap: The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl go on as usual. Introduce Wonder Woman show/series and end it with a Superman cameo. You’ve already introduced many of the League of Justice in all these shows, so let’s get Aquaman in on some TV show. Make a Flash Movie, end Arrow. Now it’s time for Batman. We introduce him into the group as a fully-fledged superhero in a movie called The Justice League. (Wait… START with the League!?) Dang right. Think Justice League: A New Frontier. Then “introduce” Green Lantern and bring the group together.
Question – Ok. Let’s say any of this worked, now what happens?
Answer – Well, on a 10 year plan, Flash, Arrow and Supergirl are done being shows, but each get their own movie arcs. To replace the success of the shows, perhaps a Red Arrow, Shazam and/or Kid Flash show. But now that everyone is knowledgeable of the gang, seriously everyone can get their own movie, like Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Green Lantern, even the Legends of Tomorrow. This opens up plot lines to constantly intertwine and line up with TV mentions, the Injustice League and ending with the War of 2 Earths story arc.
Question – Well we already made the Batman VS Superman movie and have the Suicide Squad almost done, and all those other actors replaced and movies lined up… So how could we enact this totally boss and well thought out plan for the present DC Universe?
Answer – Yeah well. It’s too late now, your f*cked. Drops mic, “I quit”.
I know I think too much. I could go on, heck, make some charts and schedules, even elaborate profusely… But should the heavenly divine
above (below?) powers decide this brilliant plan could come into fruition, please let it get into the hands of the persons whose job I will likely replace.