It might be wise then, for us to take a step back from all the crap DC has released and put a little more faith in both them and Warner Bros. Who knows, a little bit of our constructive criticism might inspire them!
With that, let's look
into the far future of the Extended Universe and cross our fingers for future DC films.
Or maybe just "Titans", since one of the members of the original team is theoretically an adult in the Extended Universe. On the other hand, there are enough Robins out there to swap as one of the Titans' core members.
It boils down to whether it would be Tim Drake or Damien Wayne who will take the lead of the team. But there are already rumors that Jared Leto's Joker might already be a damaged Tim Drake that was manipulated by the original Joker. This would explain why the animated Teen Titans had Damien Wayne as their head honcho. The buildup is right there; all DC needs to do is act upon it.
Remember the good old '90s?
This band of unknowns was
infamous for doing all sorts of covert ops while looking weird. That's Wild C.A.T.S,
where the C.A.T.S are wild. Kidding aside, this is one of the more hardcore
casts DC can offer us that would look real good in an R-rated film.
If you've seen the Justice League trailer, the Chitauri
copycats resemble the most popular version of this character. Not to mention that
with Blue Beetle's everyday teenage alter ego, Jaime Reyes, kids should able to
relate with this hero more than a certain orphaned billionaire.
Hands down, Black Lightning is one of the coolest superheroes that don't get enough love. There's a TV series in the works that sounds nice but still, what an entrance Black Lightning would have made if he made his debut on the big screen.
On a side note, Static Shock would also make for a really good movie, considering the cartoon series was popular enough to last four seasons with 52 episodes total.
The decision to introduce Darkseid in the Extended Universe is going to be a huge challenge for both Warner and DC.
Why? Because Marvel's Thanos and DC's Darkseid are basically the same. They're both titans who possess awesome powers with goals that practically mirror each other. Despite Thanos being a replica of Darkseid, Marvel already has a strong head start with him that when Darkseid does make his debut, non-fans will assume that DC simply copied Marvel instead. Oh, the sweet irony.
One of the best routes I feel DC can do is just introduce Darkseid with no build up and continue to feature him as a big villain in the Justice League saga - something akin to what Darth Vader was in the original Star Wars trilogy. On the other hand, Warner and DC can instead make a film about the Darkseid's home planet of Apokalips, its inhabitants, their war with New Genesis, and why they eventually attack Earth.
The Brave and the Bold
In the future, once the dust settles down, we will be ready for simpler superhero shenanigans. Marvel has proclaimed after Phase Three they will focus more on crossovers and it won't be a surprise if DC did something similar; especially when they have a lineup of The Brave and the Bold, which is specifically designed for that reason alone.
Those are my picks for DC franchises that should exist as films sometime in the future. What are yours?