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‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ if nothing more, was a major foreshadowing of things to come for the DCEU. Director Zack Snyder was the first to clarify after backlash about the involvement of Doomsday so early in the franchise by saying:

“Well, you have Doomsday, right? He doesn’t just crawl out of the ground. He has his own mythology, right? So that has to be explored. To us it really made sense to give him to the audience now. I really wanted to make the audience a promise that… though I’m super excited and happy and fulfilled by the conflict of Batman and Superman, there’s also a bigger world to start to think about.”


BvS Doomsday Concept

Snyder also went on to speak about the direction of the DCEU:

“It is constantly evolving, but we’re starting to get a handle on where we’re going with the world. That’s fun because it allows us now to be driving toward a goal that we don’t have to make up as much. The rules can be the rules, and the movie can exist in a closed universe… it allows us to tie things together. If there’s a movie over here doing this, and we’re over here doing this, now we’re all on the same page. It allows for a coherent universe, which is important. I think that makes the experience a little more satisfying because we know where we’re going, so the misdirects can be stronger and the reveals can be bigger.”

DCEU movies originally seemed to be taking the path of “Grounded in reality.” The Christopher Nolan ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy established a Batman, who existed in a world of rules, without Superman and rules that could not be broken for the most part. Now it would appear that DC for sure isn’t going to continue in that direction. In fact it seems like they plan to do the exact opposite and beyond.


Upcoming DCEU films

These images reveal just some of the ungrounded reality that awaits the DC Extended Universe. Everything from immortal beings, soul swallowing swords, intergalactic police and even the possibility of greek mythology. That’s right, Greek Mythology! Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman is the daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta who were engaged in combat and ultimately ended up conceiving Diana. Diana was later told she was created from clay to conceal her true identity from Zeus’s wife.

DCEU has also hinted at time travel being a factor in the upcoming ‘Justice League’ movie.


“You were right about him!”

I personally loved ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ I think it’s refreshing to see a different type of superhero film. Especially after recently seeing ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ which I enjoyed, but felt it wasn’t much different from any other “Avenger” based film. Both franchises appear to have their place in cinema. I believe that both will benefit from each other by keeping one cinematic style or the other from getting played out. I’m definitely interested to see just how far over the top DCEU will take these stories, considering they’ve tried to take the darker more level approach to their universe.


Brandon started Coastal House Media, formerly, in 2012, with the intent of publishing news he found exciting about upcoming and current events in the world of comic book, action and sci-fi movies. A year later, "BC" became a Verified Creator (Paid Writer) for Movie Pilot, a large fan site, dedicated to all things pop culture. [2013-2018] After Movie Pilot closed its doors, Brandon decided he wanted to give others the opportunity to continue writing and sharing their passion and excitement for entertainment news. We now have evolved into an ever-growing community of bloggers, writers and gamers who love to share our opinions with the world. We cover everything from pop culture, indie, horror, movies, gaming and streaming, to the most recent film trailers to hit the internet. Coastal House Media is dedicated to J.S.W. Thank you for planting the seed all those years ago. RIP Brother

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The Flash | Official Trailer 2

Barry Allen uses his super speed to change the past, but his attempt to save his family creates a world without super heroes, forcing him to race for his life in order to save the future.





Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Date:

June 16, 2023


Andy Muschietti


Ben Affleck, Ezra Miller, Michael Keaton, Sasha Calle, Michael Shannon

Plot Summary:

Barry Allen uses his super speed to change the past, but his attempt to save his family creates a world without super heroes, forcing him to race for his life in order to save the future.

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DC Studios Starts Its Path as James Gunn Reveals He’ll Write a New ‘Superman’ Film Without Henry Cavill Returning



Within the highly anticipated landscape known as the future of DC Studios, it appears that we are finally getting concrete answers from James Gunn himself on Twitter. Though many fans and pundits alike have been questioning everything in the world of DC, whether its Robert Pattinson’s The Batman universe, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker films or the impending future of the Justice League, it stands to reason that it all starts with Superman.

Gunn revealed in a thread on Twitter yesterday that Henry Cavill (Man of Steel, The Witcher) will no longer be putting on the red cape moving forward as he and Safran begin plotting out the future of the DCU. For some, it is tragic news. Cavill had played the character since 2013 with his introduction coming in the form of the solo film, Man of Steel directed by the original architect of the then-DCEU, Zack Snyder. Since then, Cavill has appeared on-screen as Clark Kent/Kal-El in so many other DC projects including Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, both versions of Justice League and even most recently in a post-credit scene following Black Adam.

In a series of tweets, Gunn revealed the following: “Peter & I have a DC slate ready to go, which we couldn’t be more over-the-moon about; we’ll be able to share some exciting information about our first projects at the beginning of the new year. Among those on the slate is Superman. In the initial stages, our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill. But we just had a great meeting with Henry and we’re big fans and we talked about a number of exciting possibilities to work together in the future.”With this news, we know that though Cavill is done donning the “S on his chest,” he’s in the eyes of the creative forces at DC Studios for potentially another role. It would be hard to believe Cavill portraying a different character under the DC banner, however, due to the iconic nature that comes with playing Superman.

Cavill responded himself on Instagram confirming the meeting, saying: “I have just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman. After being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to their hire, this news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life. The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best of luck, and the happiest of fortunes.” It’s a heartbreaking revelation that the actor shared with the fans on social media after publicly announcing his supposed return to the role following the Black Adam stinger. Cavill then left his hit Netflix series, The Witcher, seemingly to work towards his obligation as the DC hero.

Further along in the thread of tweets, Gunn revealed that he will be writing the Superman movie and has been for a while though there is no definite director in place yet. He also confirmed that the latest take on the hero will not be an origin story.

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Wonder Woman 3 Cut at Warner Bros. Discovery as New DC Studios Heads James Gunn and Peter Safran Lay the Groundwork for a New Cinematic Universe



It hasn’t been long that James Gunn and Peter Safran have been in charge of the newly monikered DCU, however, they sure know how to shake things up in a hurry. According to an exclusive report via The Hollywood Reporter, Gunn and Safran are prepping for a meeting next week with the Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav in which they will officially lay the groundwork and blueprint for DC Studios moving forward. Within that, it appears the duo will look to start with a clean slate as they aim to tear down the original cinematic universe that was set by Zack Snyder, all the way back in 2013 with Man of Steel and beyond.

Within this includes the cancellation of some projects in development such as Wonder Woman 3 with Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins, a potential Black Adam 2 starring Dwayne Johnson and another Superman film starring Henry Cavill. The report details that director Patty Jenkins, who previously helmed the first two comic book movies starring the Amazonian warrior played by Gadot, handed in her treatment to Gunn and Safran as well as the heads of the Warner Bros. film division and was told that they would not be moving forward with her vision of the character. Suspiciously, Gal Gadot took to Twitter this past Tuesday issuing a thank you to the fans for their support in her casting of the iconic DC Comics character possibly signaling an end for her version of the character. While the latter move is shocking for all involved and fans alike, the move could hypothetically save the cash strapped studio funds as Gadot was set to make $20 million to return as Wonder Woman. Patty Jenkins rate to direct also was set to move to $12 million even amidst coming off of the disappointing sequel, Wonder Woman 1984

Additionally, Dwayne Johnson’s character of Black Adam isn’t expected to receive a sequel film revolving around his character with mixed reports whether or not the film actually produced a profit. Black Adam grossed $384 million on a budget that was reported around $200 million. If you also figure the marketing costs for the movie, based on those numbers, it’s highly possible the film did not receive much of a profit despite being led by a box-office draw such as Dwayne Johnson. Additionally, despite much fanfare before and afterwards the release of Black Adam, Henry Cavill’s Superman did show up in a post-credit scene looking toward a return for the character in the DC Universe. Now, the report from THR speaks on Gunn and Safran eyeing a new version of the character, no longer having Cavill in their sights despite the actor going on social media in October speaking to his return as the Kryptonian hero. 

Dwayne Johnson [Black Adam]

Despite all of this, the additional original heroes left from the Justice League created by Snyder would be the controversial Ezra Miller and the beloved Jason Momoa. The studio is looking to keep Momoa in the fold, though not as the sea-dwelling hero but rather as the antihero, Lobo. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to release in December 2023 and by all accounts will wrap up Momoa’s duties as Aquaman before possibly transitioning to the intergalactic, cigar-chomping biker. Miller is still set to star in The Flash, which is based on the famous multi-versal comic run known as, Flashpoint. The film has not officially picture locked, leaving room for possibly more reshoots re-setting the DC Cinematic Universe marking an end for Momoa, Cavill, Gadot, Affleck and Miller under the new leadership.

All of this news aims towards the inevitable that many thought would come with the hiring of Gunn and Safran as the new DC heads: a complete clean slate. While other films such as Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Blue Beetle are upcoming, their lack of interconnectivity leave them on the periphery of what the bigger picture is for the comic book movie landscape being laid out from Warner Bros. Discovery. It’s clear that there are big plans in the works for DC and now with this news, it appears we have to prepare for some goodbyes for some beloved characters. 

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