In addition to Warner Bros., the DC movie slate is undergoing some major changes. A new 10-year plan for the superhero franchise has been put into motion by Discovery, in place of Batgirl.
The HBO Max series Green Lantern and the Black Canary film are both still in development, but some fans are concerned that other DC content could be cut. As a result, Warner Bros./Discovery reportedly planned to deliver a major crossover event to DCEU before the merger happened.
People who know DC Comics well know Crisis on Infinite Earths, a crossover written by Marv Wolfman and illustrated by George Pérez, in which two DC heroes were recruited by The Monitor to defeat the Anti-Monitor, who aimed to destroy the universe.
Supergirl and The Flash both fell in battle during this event, and while the Anti-Monitor was eventually defeated, the DC Universe was relaunched and condensed into one. The DCEU was to tackle a Crisis on Infinite Earth’s “event,” but that doesn’t seem to be happening anymore, according to THR.
With Crisis on Infinite Earths, the DCEU could have provided audiences with a spectacle similar to what the MCU provided with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. The plan, however, has something puzzling about it.
As part of its DC show lineup, The CW unveiled its own Crisis across Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman in late 2019 and early 2020. It’s fine if there are two versions of Crisis on Infinite Earths, but Grant Gustin’s Flash has already met Ezra Miller’s Flash, so this crossover already took place in the DCEU.
Would the DCEU’s take on Crisis have acknowledged The CW Crisis at all or treated it as if it was a new story? THR reported that, alongside Crisis on Infinite Earths, DCEU could introduce the Secret Six, a team of antiheroes and supervillains with ties to the Suicide Squad.
Also known to the public were Supergirl, Green Lantern Corps, Static Shock, and a Black-led Superman flick being produced by J.J. Abrams and written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. No directors are attached to any of these projects, so it is hard to predict if they will go forward.
Should Crisis on Infinite Earths be adapted for the screen or if DCEU decides to greenlight an explosive crossover event of another type, CinemaBlend will keep you posted. Let’s start with Black Adam and Shazam for now! All three movies are still set to be released in 2023, including Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, The Flash, and Blue Beetle.
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