D.C. News update!
By Justin Hopkins
Last week there was some major news concerning the DC Movie Universe. Some was expected, intriguing, good, and excellent. So lets get this ball rolling with Justice League 2.
Early reports on Justice League 2 are saying that Zach Snyder has declined the director role. Which is good news to hear. Besides getting good shots, he is a terrible director. His storytelling is poor, with plot holes big enough to park a semi in. With him out, they can bring in someone who knows what they are doing.
Next up is the sequel to Suicide Squad. No real surprise. With an phenomenal cast, and a pretty good movie, that racked up 745.6 million dollars. Sequel only makes sense, and why not. Plenty of direction to go in.
Announced that a Will Smith lead Deadshot spinoff is in early development is pretty intriguing. While he did an excellent protrail of Deadshot. How much of that had to do with the people around him? A question I look forward to finding out.
Now for the news that got me most hyped up for. That would be the Harley Quinn spinoff. Despite early rumors of it being around the Birds of Prey. It would in fact be the Gotham City Sirens, with David Ayer Directing, and of course Margot Robbie playing Harley.
This has me excited for a few reasons. First being that they can do more with the Sirens. They have a good number of stories to reference from. They are normally deeper rooted with the three and have great chemistry as far as the comics. Also allowing the introduction of Zatanna since they are talking about doing a Justice League Dark movie. Can even introduce one Edward Nigma, aka The Riddler. Obviously, most importantly they will be bringing Catwoman and Poison Ivy into the universe.
Catwoman can be used almost anywhere. Batman movie included. Poison Ivy though is what has me most excited. Besides Joker. There is probably no one more closely associated to Harley Quinn then her. From rocky start to best friends to the romantic relationship they now have. These two work off one another and bring each other up, in such a great way, that if they choose to focus on that in the film, should translate flawlessly into the movie. Also giving them plenty to work off of going into potential sequels or carry over into Suicide Squad 2. Nothing but upside going with Gotham City Sirens.
DC Movie Universe has had its trouble trying to get traction, but going off the recently released news. Nothing but exciting times going forward.