It seems that a new captain may be taking over the ship that is the DCEU as Jim Lee is rumored to be overseeing future projects for the DC universe.
It is no secret that the DC universe did not exactly hit the ground running. It all started with Man of Steel releasing in 2013. The reboot movie for Superman was divisive, to say the least, as fans were split down the middle.
Things then took a turn for the worst when Warner Brothers cut scenes from Batman vs Superman which led to massive backlash from fans.
The negative response prompted the studio to reshoot Justice League and Suicide Squad which gained even more negative responses from fans.
Studio heads then changed left and right and now DC seems to be on a streak with films such as Shazam!, Aquaman, and Joker. DC appears to be going full speed ahead with their cinematic universe with movies like Flash, Aquaman 2, and Shazam 2 coming out in the next couple of years.
However, this week, DC made a massive leap forward as they tied all universes they have created in the epic crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths.
The crossover tied the DCEU and Arrowverse together by including Ezra Miller’s Flash from Justice League. After the events of Crisis, however, the universe was reborn, leaving only Flash.
If true, then Ezra Miller’s Flash does not exist anymore as Grant Gustin’s Flash already exists. When Marc Guggenheim producer for the Arrowverse was questioned about this he said, “ “I will leave that question to Warner Bros. and DC. They have a wonderful vision for not just Ezra’s Flash, but also the entire DC universe. Jim Lee is the man to talk to.”
With that statement from Marc, fans have speculated that Jim Lee is the man pulling the strings behind it all.
This is great news for DC fans as Lee is an artist for DC comics, meaning he has experience with the source material itself. There is no exact confirmation but if it is true, the DCEU could be sailing into new waters really soon.
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