Let’s face it, a lot of the DC Extended Universe films are not good. In fact, some of the are roundly hated and synonymous with what can go wrong when you spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a movie.
Based on the teasers coming out of DC’s Fandome, the next wave of DCEU films…might…MIGHT…just be okay.
Wonder Woman (2017,) directed by Patty Jenkins, was the standout film of the first DCEU movies, so fans had high hopes for the sequel, Wonder Woman 1984. If the trailer is any indication, Jenkins, has done it again.
The action, humour, and powerful chemistry between Gal Gadot and Chris Pine all look like they return in the sequel, and in Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah, they have a more fully developed villain than WW’s paper-thin baddie, Ares.
Fandome also dropped a number of teasers for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, including a roll call https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8tWKJwyG6Y and a sneak peak https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VImYeXnr13Q.
The roll call is fascinating; they plumbed the bottom of the DC barrel for characters (The Polka Dot Man?!) but James Gunn’s writing has proven (Guardians of the Galaxy, for a start) that it can elevate even the strangest to fan favourite.
What’s obvious is that many of the characters, er, “heroes,” in this film are going to die. They’ve been included, much like Slipknot in the first film, to be cannon-fodder. As Joel Kinnaman notes, after all, “don’t get too attached.”
The Batman trailer looks like a fascinating exploration of Batman's early years and may justify some of the early hype: https://youtu.be/NLOp_6uPccQ
Of course, the trailer for the Snyder Cut of Justice League was released as well
Many fans are thirsty for Snyder’s vision of Justice League and Warner Bros. listened. Coming to HBO Max in 2021, Zack Snyder’s Justice League will release in four one blocks, and then be collected into a single massive four-hour film.