‘Batman vs Superman’ was supposed to be one of the biggest comic book/movie collaborations of all time. Two of the most iconic super heroes in history squaring off with a giant blockbuster budget while a third, Wonder Woman, showed up to help. What could go wrong? Well, simply put — everything. Still, the film made serious cash and is drawing in an official sequel by way of ‘Justice League’. If the DC Cinematic Universe is ever going to officially take off this will be the film that allows it to happen. This is the ‘Avengers Assemble’ moment for DC and it has to go right. So, depending on where fans stand on the aforementioned information will decide how they accept this: ‘Justice League’ will begin immediately after the events of ‘Batman vs Superman’ as a direct sequel.
The film picks up in the immediate aftermath of the battle between Domsday, Lex Luthor, and our favorite DC Heroes in Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Luthor and Doomsday are defeated. Superman is dead. The world is mourning his loss and there is a very real effect rippling throughout the DC Universe. Now, any comic book fan knows that super heroes don’t stay dead — particularly those like Superman. Still, the film will start without Superman in action and instead it will follow the Justice League coming together, thanks to the aid of Batman and his sidekick Alfred, played excellently by Jeremy Irons. The film follows Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash and Cyborg as they band together in order to combat one of the most violent and destructive heroes in the entire DC Universe: Steppenwolf.
The DC Universe desperately needs a win to follow up the momentum that ‘Wonder Woman’ gave the company in the summer of 2017. The stink of ‘Suicide Squad’ is still permeating and the DC Universe has measured themselves relatively short compared to the hyper effective and always enjoyable Marvel counterparts. DC has a host of films on the release slate through the next couple of years and though these are subject to change, they could mark the beginning of a DC surge. In the next three years alone DC will release: Aquaman, Shazam!, Wonder Woman 2, Cyborg and the Green Lantern Corps. There is also work being done on a Batgirl project that is being helmed by super director/comic book super nerd Joss Whedon.