I suppose there’s nothing like the competition showing you up to light a fire under one’s ass. No, Wonder Woman, the biggest female name in comics doesn’t have a movie yet, but by gosh Rocket Raccoon is headed to every multiplex in the country in a couple of months and heck, even Batroc Ze Leaper has already had his big screen debut in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’. Yeah, so basically everyone that works at Warner Brothers needs to hang their head in shame for a second… before getting to work on the NINE DC comics movies the studio has in the works.
Warner Brothers has owned DC Comics since 1969… but it’s only after Marvel has… well, I’m not sure how to put it nicely… made Iron Man one of the most famous super heroes ever?… that WB has decided to tap into its extensive comic book resources and turn them into possible hit movies.
What NINE DC properties deserve their own feature film? Well, keep in mind that DC also encompasses Vertigo. ‘Fables’ and ‘100 Bullets’ are two of the movies currently in the works. Two more? ‘Shazam’ (previously reported as tabled) and the ‘Metal Men’. So there are five more that aren’t revealed, although Guillermo Del Torro has long been in development of a ‘Justice League Dark’ movie that would draw together John Constantine, The Swamp Thing and other supernatural characters. Many of Vertigo’s properties have been snatched up for television, such as ‘Constantine‘/’Hellblazer’ and ‘Scalped‘. And let’s not forget the successful ‘Arrow‘ and its spin-off ‘The Flash‘ which is all but guaranteed for the fall season.
Who does that leave?
Well, no one was satisfied with ‘Green Lantern’ so there’s always the possibility of rebooting that. With Wonder Woman and Cyborg appearing in ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ that opens the door for them to get their own movies. And you really can’t do the Justice League without a Flash, so I’d expect a big screen version of that character in addition to the CW version played by Grant Gustin. (And no, I don’t think they will use the same version in both.) Also rumored (and I really hope it’s just a rumor) is that Matt Damon will play Aquaman.
Who would you like to see make the transition to the big screen? Can DC possibly rival Marvel when it comes to films? Or has Marvel already staked that claim? Comment below!