Many would argue that the future of the DC Comics extended universe rests on the performances of Wonder Woman and Justice League. While that could very well be the case, DC doesn’t appear to be discouraged. It was confirmed today by Ray Fisher at a City of Heroes convention that there are still most assuredly plans for a Cyborg solo movie, with its release date still on course for its originally-planned 2020 release. Fans will get their first look at the character, played by Fisher, in just a few short months in Justice League.
While Cyborg is a vital member of the Justice League, it may be a bit early to begin plans to give him a stand-alone. The smart play would be to wait until Justice League has been released and allow fans to get a feel for the character. As I mentioned in a recent post, the DCEU is on shaky ground. The Flash is currently without a director, with the confirmation of a Cyborg standalone film, along with Aquaman being in production, and the announcement a few weeks back about Joss Whedon bringing a solo Batgirl film to the screen, DC appears to be very confident, or at least optimistic about the performances of their upcoming films.
DC has always seemed to cater more to adults, and that appears to be what Zack Snyder set out to do when he launched the universe back in 2013 with Man of Steel. His vision of a darker and grittier comic book world hasn’t really played out to its full potential with DC not really wowing critics or fans with any of their entries into their relatively young expanded cinematic universe.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, while not void of miscalculations and errors in judgement, received the cinematic equivalent of a person being kicked when they're down. The borderline hatred for the movie seemed to know no end, and from my point of view was unjustified. It was by no means perfect, but Batman v Superman did give fans the first live-action battle between two famed DC heroes. The film’s most important contribution may be the introduction of Wonder Woman, with some early reviews for her first standalone big screen adventure suggesting this could be what turns the tide in the DCEU.
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