Got to talking with my brother about it and I think your best bet for starting off a DC reboot would be Blue Beetle.
Jaime's outside of the established order, would be an instant way to establish some diversity, could be used to establish either a sci-fi or magic bent to the universe right off the bat depending on how you wanted to play it, and has been something of a rising star in recent years due to appearances in adaptations, and I feel like you could make it relatively cheaply. I kind of struggle to think of a better option.
They'll do some goofy Flashpoint type deal to explain why some actors are gone and others remain. Cavill would in fact be the ideal Bond though, right out of central casting. I thought so after seeing The Man From UNCLE, even though that movie tanked.
The flash movie is apparently flashpoint probably entirely for that reason.
I have no idea what Flashpoint is going to be at this point. I assumed them using Justice League as a sort of soft reboot, followed by Aquaman, Shazam!, and WW84 all continuing this shift in tone, had spared them having to do a hard reboot, but now, I dunno. They might have to go on ahead and pull that trigger.
I swear, the story behind these movies is more interesting than the movies themselves. I would totally cop a book about all the shit going on behind the scenes.
Kane and Big Show are The Local Men. The Local Men are Kane and Big Show. No one else can join, no one else was a Local Man in some other era. As long as it's kept to those two, it's most absolutely beautiful idea ever.
Someone on Twitter has argued with me that it's not possible for a 'self respecting Superman fan' could say that JL version was definitive.
I'm all "yuh huh" plus ya know Christopher Reeve..
The response "you proved yall just want Reeve! Blah blah blah.." And how modern Superman shouldn't be'corny' and all this.
Seriously there is nothing corny with truth justice American way supes.
And don't tell me it won't work when Marvel's boy scout is part of some of the best movies on that side.
They put their boy scout into political thrillers built around central thesis statements that the morals he stands for are still valid in the modern world and that things are worth fighting for. Sincerely, and without muddying the waters with dark bullshit or needless cynicism, they presented Captain America as a socially relevant icon whose fight is still the good fight and who stands for things that still matter to people. They didn't compromise the core of the character or do anything to make it seem like he was somehow outdated or had to be adapted or changed. Captain America unironically and sincerely stood for things, and it paid off to the tune of billions.
I've always thought the idea of using Flashpoint to fix everything just makes the problems a million times worse. You've got basically building a movie entirely around turning upside down a universe people don't care about to begin with, that by its very concept has to be absurdly expensive, and with the end result being a reboot you could've just done without it that's probably just going to confuse people.
Post by riseofsetian1981 on Sept 13, 2018 0:40:28 GMT -5
If he truly is out then they just need to end the DCEU and have Wonder Woman and Aquaman be the real beginning of the DCEU. Just scrap it altogether. There's no point in trying to keep the same continuity without Cavill or Affleck.
"Just because it's in print doesn't make it the gospel."