Yesterday I read reports that WB is making a Joker origins movie that’s separate from DCEC and be the first under a new banner of stand alone films. This news didn’t set well with me no matter how talented the people doing it are.
I don’t want or need an origin of The Joker. He doesn’t have an official origin now in the comics. Some people are OK with an Joker movie in general and I’m not. Call me crazy but I want to see my villains facing heroes. I love The Joker but he’s not as interesting when it’s not with Batman.
Then you have the can of worms called confusion. Two Jokers on screen will confuse people. If people like this Joker they’ll want more and then what? If these happen before Flashpoint we could pick and choose and mold them into one universe but still.
As bad as that was. I read today that Matt Reeves Batman movie(s) are stand alone and not connected to the DCEU. It’s at this point I just give up right?
I prefer DC characters to Marvel. I don’t have that connection to Marvel as I do with DC. So DC doing it’s own shared universe, great! I liked Man of Steel a lot. It got me into Superman yay. I was so hyped for BVS but I seen it’s reaction. I lower my expectations and while I enjoyed it, it should have been better. Suicide Squad can and I was excited for it and lower my expectations again. I was still disappointed and bored. I didn’t get hyped for Wonder Woman. I tried my best to not get hyped and it ended up being an amazing experience. Finally DC was on the right path. Not holding my breath on JL or Aquaman yet but hope for the best.
So I had hope for the DCEU again. Wonder Woman 2 gets a date and hopefully Jenkins is on board. Whedon doing Batgirl. The Batman has a director. Flashpoint is coming to reset anything they need for future movies. Then you tell Joker is having an origin story outside of the DCEU. OK it’s dumb IMO and raised too many questions. Now you tell me that this Batman movie I’ve been waiting for, for years will happen but it’s no longer part if this DCEU.
Am I supposed to care about the DCEU? Should I be expecting that it’s going to die and DC is going back to stand alone and leave the shared universe to everyone else!? I was angry but now I’m to a point of why bother. Why should I care about Justice League? This Batman isn’t getting his own movies. Should I be worried about not getting that Wonder Woman movie? Seriously what the fuck?
Comics have multiveres and it works. That doesn’t mean it will in movies. it’s too confusing. Even television doesn’t do this unless you count animation. Which you shouldn’t. There’s not two Green Arrow shows on TV. There’s one.
The Batman trilogy could be great and I will watch them. If it’s not apart of a shared universe than what’s the point? we get that Batman but the one in DCEU that people loved, he doesn’t get a movie. He gets cameos.
It’s just frustrating and confusing. I would for WB to come out and explain this shit but that’s not happening. It’s just here’s a report or rumor, not everyone online make of it as you will. I hate it. A simple clear direction is needed.