The brains behind the DCEU have confirmed that they’re not precisely in opposition to the concept of deviating from their unique plans for the shared universe, and the franchise’s present trajectory appears loads completely different from the way it was initially mapped out once they first introduced an enormous slate of films again in 2014.
Zack Snyder nonetheless hasn’t completed Justice League, though admittedly there was a prolonged Joss Whedon-led detour that ultimately introduced the undertaking full circle after a relentless fan marketing campaign, and whereas Henry Cavill could have lastly dedicated his future to the DCEU after a lot hypothesis, it nonetheless doesn’t appear like that Man of Metal sequel might be occurring anytime quickly, both.
Batman is already within the midst of one other reboot, Jared Leto’s Joker has quietly been swept beneath the rug, and the beforehand introduced Flash, Cyborg, Inexperienced Lantern and Gotham Metropolis Sirens motion pictures are all mired within the varied depths of improvement hell. In brief, there’s loads of tasks which were introduced through the years that DC and Warner Bros. have both grown tired of or deserted fully.
We could not have gotten David Ayer’s Gotham Metropolis Sirens, however the franchise nonetheless managed to ship a female-driven spinoff with Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey, which subsequently bombed on the field workplace regardless of usually stable evaluations. Having simply scraped previous $200 million globally, a sequel appears extremely unlikely, with Harley Quinn’s place as one of many franchise’s most marketable characters now beneath menace in consequence. Not solely that, however we’ve now heard that the film’s forged might find yourself being the topics of extra sweeping modifications to the mythology.
In accordance with our intel – which comes from the identical sources who advised us a Justice League Darkish present, Inexperienced Lantern collection and the Justice League Snyder Minimize are all coming to HBO Max – the studio are nonetheless contemplating the concept of utilizing the Flashpoint arc to make additional modifications to established canon and erase issues that didn’t work so nicely previously. And whereas they continue to be eager on preserving Harley Quinn and Black Masks round, just a few of the supporting gamers in Birds of Prey, like Black Canary and Huntress won’t be so fortunate.
Nothing’s been selected simply but, however we’re advised that each roles could possibly be recast and the occasions of the film could also be re-written/wiped from continuity by way of Flashpoint. In the meantime, it’s additionally stated that the identical destiny might befall different Prey characters like Cassandra Cain and Renee Montoya.
Of course, Margot Robbie is already set to return in The Suicide Squad, whereas Ewan McGregor’s efficiency went down so nicely with Warner Bros. that they need him to stay round, however provided that we’ll in all probability by no means see a Birds of Prey sequel, it appears like the remainder of the titular group might wind up changing into the most recent in a protracted line of DCEU recastings.