If you could rewrite history as far as the DCEU

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  1. Tg11

    Tg11 Well-Known Member

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    Seeing as how if you had control of the DCEU, how would you have planned out the universe? From Phase 1 and beyond...how I would have done it:

    Phase 1- Man of Steel (First film of the DCEU; villain Zod of Krypton)

    Years ago, on the doomed world of Krypton, a survivor was sent off to be the symbol of his people: Kal-El. While his world was destroyed, the young Kal-El would arrive on another world and grow up there. This planet turned out to be Earth, and Kal-El was raised as Clark Kent in rural Kansas. Lana would be a part of his origin in Smallville. Growing up, Clark always thought he was different, but it isn't until his dad dies which he will as a teenager does his mother tell him the truth: he isn't from this world. Clark then as a young man fresh out of high school goes out back, where he finds the pod he was sent in, and a suit that adapts to the user. Fast forward a few years later Clark in his 20s he wants to use his powers for good and Clark takes on the secret identity of Superman pledging himself to protecting truth, justice, and the American way.

    Everything goes wrong, though, when his first attempt at saving someone results in their death, as Clark is unable to control his powers. So, Superman exiles himself to Antarctica, where he constructs his own Fortress of Solitude to train in. Ten years later Kal-El/Superman leaves the ice ready to become the hero he always should have been. Moving to the big city of Metropolis, Clark gets a job at the local newspaper known as the Daily Planet to ensure he is caught up on the news and crime. With this knowledge, Superman is able to stop criminals across the city, bringing about a new golden age for Metropolis. Along the way, Clark meets fellow reporter Lois Lane, and falls in love with her. But with Superman's existence now in the news, a being from Clark's past has come to meet the last son of Krypton: General Zod.

    The final military leader of Krypton, Zod survived Krypton's death by being trapped in the Phantom Zone by Superman's father, and wishes to make his amends with Kal-El. Superman agrees, and the two meet in Zod's ship, where the general offers him the ability to revive his people. All Kal has to do is sacrifice himself, and Zod can use his DNA as the genesis model for the New Krypton. But when Superman asks what will become of Earth, Zod says that the New Krypton will be built on the planet, killing all who currently inhabit it. Seeing that Superman is far more connected to Earth than Krypton, he refuses, stating that Krypton had its chance. Zod, surprisingly, allows Kal-El to leave, but this is later revealed to be a ruse to find out those who are closest to Clark. General Zod then sends his men to capture Lois Lane, Superman's childhood friend Jimmy Olsen, and Superman's own mother, which they do. They then call upon Clark again, this time giving him an ultimatum: sacrifice himself for New Krypton, or all three die.

    Superman rushes to the ship, unwilling to let anyone die because of him, and attacks Zod. During this fight, Lois, Martha, and Jimmy are able to escape their shackles, but as they reach the escape pods, Zod makes a grave choice and kills Jimmy. Superman then throws Zod out of his ship, and the two fight through Metropolis. While Superman tries to limit casualties, Zod wishes to increase them, and in the end, Superman only sees one solution to the problem, and is forced to take the only other Kryptonian's life. In his dying words, Zod tells Superman that it is he who has won, by turning Superman into a killer. Thus, Superman vows to never kill again, and even has a funeral for Zod in his Fortress of Solitude.

    Post credits scene:

    Superman is sitting in the Fortress of Solitude, when he sees a computer scanner start blinking. He walks over to it, and sees a giant skull floating in space.


    Screen cuts to black.



    The Batman (2nd film of the DCEU; villain Joker)

    In the city of Gotham, crime runs rapid, and it takes a special kind of hero to stop it. That hero is Bruce Wayne. Bruce began down this path long ago when his parents were killed by a robber. Training vigorously and stocking up on expensive equipment, he transformed himself into the Batman. Now, he fights the villains of Gotham as its one true protector, but recently, his supreme rule over the night has been challenged by one man: Joker.

    Calling himself the Clown Prince of Crime, this dolled up villain has spent the last few months spreading chaos and anarchy throughout all of Gotham. Thus, it's up to the Batman to put a stop to him. But when the two first meet, Batman realizes just how insane this man really is, as he paralyzes Batman with a squirting flower while exploding the entire building, bringing it crashing down upon them. When Batman wakes up, the Joker is gone, and only a single playing card remains.

    Back in the Batcave, Bruce and Alfred think of ways to get steps ahead of the Joker, but that changes when the Joker goes on public TV and announces he has kidnapped the mayor, Harvey Dent, and has brought him to the local chemical plant. Batman springs into action, arriving just as Dent is being dunked in the acid. As one side of his face fries, Batman grabs ahold of him, and is able to rescue him. While Dent is in the hospital, Wayne watches over him, expecting the Joker to come to finish him off. This proves to be a good hunch, fortunately, but when Batman intercepts the clown, he finds that it isn't Joker but in fact his henchman, Bob. Bruce has him arrested, which greatly angers Joker, who says so on live TV. He then announces that he wants a final showdown between Batman and him at where else: the local football stadium.

    Batman arrives, and finds that the Joker has filled the seats with people he's kidnapped, and rigged the entire stadium to explode. The Joker then explains that Batman has 5 minutes to find out of the thousands of people there, who it is who has the detonator strapped to them, but if the person tells Batman, the stadium will explode. Using his great detective skills, Batman is able to locate the detonator on a young teenager named Dick Grayson. Joker, not expecting Batman to win, tries to flee, but is caught by the caped crusader and arrested.

    Mid credits scene:

    Bruce is seen returning to the Batcave, but when he turns on the lights, he finds Superman standing there.

    Bruce: "What are you doing here?!"

    Superman: "Bruce Wayne. I hear you like bats. We need to talk."


    Screen cuts to black.


    Post credits scene 2:

    Joker is shown lying in Arkham Asylum in a therapy room, when a woman enters the room.

    Unknown: "Greetings, Mr. Joker, my name is Doctor Quinzel, I will be your therapist."

    Joker: "Well, hello, Doctor! Why don't you tell me a bit about yourself…"

    The Joker then smiles.


    Screen cuts to black.


    Superman: Man of Tomorrow (3rd film of the DCEU)


    Superman returns as the protector of Metropolis, following his battle with Zod that left parts of downtown Metropolis destroyed. Fortunately, a company was able to re-build this destroyed part: Lexcorp, led by CEO billionaire, Lex Luthor. This man, however, holds Superman's lineage against him, believing that thinking of an alien as a protector is far too optimistic, and that the world must save itself. So, Lex goes out on a slandering spree, calling out Superman anywhere he can and secretly funding anti-Superman groups to encourage more to speak out against the Last Son of Krypton.

    Superman takes this with stride, however, even getting an interview with Lex in hopes of convincing him of the good Superman can do. Lex is unconvinced, and to prove a point, Clark goes out as Superman and dedicates himself to stopping more crime than ever. Lex, though, is also ramping up, using his intelligence to discover not only Superman's identity, but his weakness as well: a rock from his home planet known as Kryptonite. Supplying his mobs of anti-Superman soldiers with Kryptonite, Lex has them attack the Daily Planet, as they have always spoken positively of Superman.

    During the attack, Clark is dangerously weakened, but manages to escape before he is found out. Meanwhile, Lex is designing his own weapon against the Man of Steel: a giant Kryptonite-powered suit. In his final act, Lex sends the group of anti-Superman soldiers to the house of Lois Lane to kidnap her, goating Superman into breaking into Lex's building. Clark does this, expecting to find the billionaire funding the group and supporting terrorism, but finds a billionaire in a powerful suit of armor powered by his one weakness.

    The two then fight, and while Superman is beat within inches of death, he is able to soldier on long enough to regain his strength and escape. The next day, however, Lex claims Superman assaulted him, and Superman is called before Congress. Though he prepares to plead that Luthor kidnapped Lois, he realizes that would out his girlfriend and put her at danger. So, Superman pleads guilty, and is sentenced to maximum security prison, where he is surrounded by Lexcorp sponsored Kryptonite to keep him de-powered. However, he soon is released by an unknown benefactor who says he knows what Lex is doing, and has a plan to stop him. Superman arrives to his Fortress of Solitude, where he finds a device that can force Lex to tell the truth. Superman takes this, attacks Lex once more, this time on national TV, and has him admit the truth, getting him arrested.

    Mid credits scene:

    Luthor is shown in prison, but as soon as he walks through the bars, he is called back by the guard. He is then handed his suit, as the guard grabs a wad of money out of it.

    Guard: "You're good to go, Mr. Luthor. Have a good day, sir."

    Luthor smiles.


    Screen cuts to black.


    Post credits scene:

    The truth serum is shown in the Fortress of Solitude, where it is floating in an anti-gravity tank.

    The weapon then turns, revealing the Wayne Enterprises Logo on the handle of it.


    Screen cuts to black as Batman's theme plays.


    Wonder Woman (4th film of the DCEU)


    Born from clay and given life by Zeus, Princess Diana of Themyscira has lived for centuries as a powerful warrior. With years and years of trophies from gladiatorial fights and armed conflicts, Diana is by far the strongest of the Amazons. Her tribe has remained isolated for hundreds of years, but now, in 1919, a man named Steve Trevor has crashed on their island. After a long conversation, Diana learns that humanity is on the brink of destruction as war has broken out across the European continent. Seeing it as her duty as the strongest Amazon, Diana leaves the island with Trevor to try and end the conflict.

    Meanwhile, in Athens, a hero of Greek myth has risen: Hercules. But instead of being recruited to join the Triple Alliance, he has been recruited by the Central Powers. So, when the two encounter one another in the trenches of France, a massive fight ensues that could tear apart the entire European continent. The two are forced to part ways, however, as the soldiers storm the trenches around them, and the Allies are overtaken. Wonder Woman is then taken to Paris, where she and Trevor meet the Council of Four: Clemenceau, Wilson, Orlando, and George. They enlist Wonder Woman's help, having her lead a rush of tanks across the trenches towards Germany. She agrees, and eventually, leads the Allies across the lands she witnessed being lost to the Central Powers.

    With everything back at square one, Hercules is called upon by Kaiser Wilhelm II to take back the land, leading the newest fleet of German planes. So, another battle must ensue, as land and air fight in a battle for supremacy, while the two Greek heroes duel for their sides. In the end, neither side is able to gain any true territory, and a stalemate must ensue, with Wonder Woman and Hercules heading to the center of no man's land to ensure each side is honest about their ceasefire. Wonder Woman then sees it's a ruse, as turrets rain down upon her, giving her more realization that the Central Powers are the true enemy. However, just as gunfire pours onto her, allied powers fire upon Hercules. So, Wonder Woman sees that mortals are never entirely honest.

    So, Wonder Woman considers leaving the Allies for being dishonest, but her mind is changed when the Germans fire mustard gas into the trenches. Seeing that one side plans to conquer, while the other side plans to defend, Wonder Woman breaks her code and attacks Hercules. In the end, Wonder Woman is able to draw blood from Hercules, which drains his power. With their superhero drained, the Central Power's morale is destroyed, and the land is re-taken entirely by the Allies. Thus, Wonder Woman announces she plans to continue assisting the Allies. It is then shown that over one hundred years later, Wonder Woman is still traveling through Europe, defending those in need.


    Mid credits scene:


    Wonder Woman is shown walking into an empty barn, but when she turns on the lights, a large figure in blue with a red cape is shown.


    Screen cuts to black.


    Post credits scene:

    Hercules is shown on Mount Olympus, restoring his power, with Ares behind him.

    Ares: "How could you let her defeat you?! You're supposed to be a God!"

    Hercules: "She was stronger than I expected!"

    Ares: "Then let a real God handle her."


    Screen cuts to black.



    The Flash (5th film in the DCEU; villain Reverse Flash)


    *Barry Allen was just your normal teenager working as a criminal investigator, when one day a bolt of lightning struck chemicals near him and caused a spill. Later the next day, Barry discovered he could run at the speed of light and had reflects to match. So, Barry decides that he should become a superhero and defend Central City from crime. Calling himself the Flash, Barry begins his superhero career by stopping a basic robbery by a man known as Captain Boomerang. This gets the news's attention, and the story of the Flash begins to spread.

    Meanwhile, in the far future, a man named Eobard Thawne has just completed his surgery to look exactly like Barry Allen, who has become a legendary hero for Central City. Next, Thawne takes another step in becoming Flash by recreating the chemical bath that gave Barry his powers, which is successful. He then heads to the Flash Museum, where he uses the Cosmic Treadmill to travel back in time to the era when Barry was just getting started.

    Hoping to meet his hero, he hunts down Barry and discovers that he isn't some God-like figure, but just a common teenager who got his powers by accident. This frustrates Thawne greatly, having heard that Flash was a powerful hero, and Thawne begins to doubt that Barry is really Flash. Over the course of spending more time with Barry, Thawne realizes something profound: he is meant to become the Flash, not Barry Allen. Donning a yellow suit, Thawne attacks Flash during a robbery, claiming that only one person can tap into the speed force. Flash fights him off, but is injured severely.

    During his recovery, the yellow suited Flash, who Barry names Zoom, dons a red suit and begins acting as the Flash. So, while he recovers, Barry continues to train himself up, discovering he can go through walls by vibrating his molecules at the frequency of air. Finally healed, Barry finds Zoom and tries to talk him into joining him as a sidekick, but Zoom is far too gone, and instead wishes to kill Barry. The two then fight for the speed force, with their frequencies together combining enough to jump realities.

    The two are then attacked by a squadron of soldiers with Superman insignias, claiming that meta humans are banned under the Man of Steel's rule. Flash and Zoom then team up, fighting off the soldiers, and use their collective speed to travel back to their own reality. However, as they begin to get through, Barry pushes Zoom to the ground, trapping him in that universe while Barry returns home, and is able to continue as the Flash.


    Mid credits scene:


    Barry is shown at his desk, experimenting with a ring. He then clicks the center, and his body is covered by his costume.

    He smiles, but when he hears a wrench fall behind him, he turns around, revealing the Man of Steel.

    Superman: "Hello, Barry."


    Screen cuts to black.


    Post credits scene:

    Zoom is shown in the other universe, alone, when he suddenly sees the Cosmic Treadmill. He then smiles.


    Screen cuts to black.


    Aquaman (6th film of the DCEU; villain Black Manta)

    Arthur Curry is a man of two worlds. His father was a normal islander, while his mother was from the lost land of Atlantis. Banished from the underwater kingdom, Arthur's mother was meant to be the future Queen of Atlantis, so when she died, the Atlanteans arrived and told Arthur of his true origins. He was whisked away to Atlantis, where he was crowned as the King of Atlantis.

    Now, he rules over the oceans, using his powers of sea creature telepathy to rule over even the animals of the water. With his mighty trident, Aquaman fights the enemies of Atlantis, but never forgets his humble beginning, and frequently comes back to the surface to provide the islanders with fish during months where fishing becomes difficult. As the savior of the islands, many looked up to Aquaman as a hero and someone who would forever keep them safe. This was once the same for Makaha, until he was attacked by sharks while spear fishing, and Aquaman was nowhere to be found. Makaha escaped, but became incredibly angry with both the sea and with Aquaman. So, he now wishes to take revenge upon Aquaman, and chooses to construct himself a suit of power armor to do so.

    Calling himself the Black Manta, Makaha dives down to Atlantis, where he finds Aquaman, and lures him outside of the city. In the open, Black Manta attacks Aquaman, and when Aquaman tries to call for help telepathically, his message is scrambled by tech in Makaha's suit. So, Aquaman is beat to the brink of death by Black Manta, who throws him into a deep ocean crevice, leaving him for dead.

    Fortunately, Aquaman is saved by a deep sea Anglerfish that returns him to Atlantis. Using the memories of the fish around him, Aquaman is able to get a good interpretation of who this Black Manta really is. Searching the seas, he finds a black submarine in the shape of a manta ray. Investigating the ship, Aquaman finds Black Manta, who is attaching control collars to sharks to send them after the Atlanteans. Aquaman then duels Black Manta in a final battle as the submarine gets closer and closer to cracking under the sea's pressure, which would kill both of them. In the end, Aquaman ties Black Manta to the ship with piping, and leaves him to die. Thus, the sea is safe, and Aquaman remains its protector.

    Mid credits scene:

    Arthur is shown walking up the beach with a net full of fish, when he sees Superman on the other side of the beach.

    Superman: "Arthur Curry, I am Kal-El of Krypton. Could I please speak with you?"


    Screen cuts to black.


    Post credit scene:

    Aquaman's childhood home is shown, and a picture is shown of Arthur, his father, and his mother. The curtain then is pulled away by the wind, revealing Orm hidden from a distance.
     
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  2. Tg11

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    Justice League (7th film in the DCEU; Phase 1 completed; villain Brianiac)

    In the skies of Mars, a skull-shaped ship hovers dangerously close to the largest city. The ship then shrinks the city down to a miniature size, killing everyone inside it. J'onn J'onzz, one of the last martians, incredibly angry and realizing that Earth is probably this thing's next target, heads there to warn them of the impending disaster. However, the heroes of Earth are aware of the situation, and in fact, Superman has assembled a team of heroes to fight this evil: the Justice League.

    With fellow heroes Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and Flash on his side, Superman announces he intends to rendezvous with this mysterious visitor and ensure that it comes in peace. As Superman prepares to leave, he is greeted by J'onn, known as the Martian Manhunter, and the Martian tells that there is no chance that this being comes in peace. Superman, believing that they can't judge this being without meeting it, and instead invites J'onn to come with him and speak with the being.

    Heading into the ship, the two are greeted by tentacled robots that assault them, but with J'onn's shapeshifting powers and Superman's immense strength, they are defeated, allowing them to continue further into the ship, where they meet the controller of the ship: the extraterrestrial android known as Brainiac. The being then explains that it is a collector of races, and exists merely to ensure the preservation of a species. Brainiac does this through shrinking down a species' biggest cities and using them as representations of their accomplishments. Superman then explains that killing millions to create a monument is not the way to preserve a species. Brainiac disagrees, as he was able to save another species' capital before their destruction: Krypton. Superman is outraged that Brainiac killed so many of his people, and as a result, tries to kill him. But Brainiac is prepared, and uses his psychic powers to throw Superman to the Earth. Martian Manhunter tries to fight Brainiac as well, but when he invades J'onn's mind, he discovers his weakness to fire, and uses illusions to weaken J'onn enough to eject him as well.

    When Superman J'onn find one another again, they head to the Fortress of Solitude, where the rest of the Justice League is waiting. J'onn is then officially added into their roster, and the team preps for an attack against Brainiac. The team heads to Metropolis, where Brainiac is preparing to shrink the city, and use their combined might to damage the shrinking ray. Brainiac then assembles his army of robotic drones, sending them down to fight the Justice League. So the team is forced to focus their firepower to the army, except for Superman, who instead goes straight for the heart: Brainiac himself.

    The two have a complex duel, ending the man of steel weakened by Kryptonite and about to be murdered, only to be saved as Batman releases an EMP on Brainiac. This works, and Brainiac is temporarily shut down enough for Superman to strengthen back up and remove his cybernetic enhancements, depowering the alien, and destroying the ship. Thus, the world is saved by the Justice League, and all is right in the world.

    As the League assemble at Wayne Manor with their Roundtable there is a ring of the doorbell. Alfred goes to get the door as he informs the League that they have guests. 4 new recruits come in as they introduce themselves in their human forms. The 4 new recruits are Hal Jordan, Oliver Queen, Dinah Lance and Billy Batson who shows up in his pre-teen form. The League then ask them what they can do to join their cause as they show off their powers and what they can do.


    Mid credits scene:

    The Earth is shown from space. The camera then pans out to show it is really being shown from a holographic display. The camera then turns, revealing Darkseid and Steppenwolf watching.

    Darkseid smiles and points to the planet. Steppenwolf then bows and leaves.


    Screen cuts to black.


    Post credits scene:

    A broken piece of the shrinking ray is shown laying on the streets of Metropolis. A scientist then picks it up with the nametag of "Dr. Palmer" on his coat.

    Screen cuts to black.
     
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  3. Flash525

    Flash525 The Scarlet Messenger

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    I'm not sure I like the idea of Superman being the one seemingly recruiting everyone - I'd think that's more in line of Batman, but each to their own. In any case, I'm not going to go into as much detail as you, but I'll humour the concept:

    ----- ----- ----- ----- -----

    Phase #1, Film #1
    Title: Man of Steel
    Featuring: Superman
    Villain Zod
    Credit Scene Lex Luthor

    Phase #1, Film #2
    Title: The Masked Vigilante
    Featuring: Batman
    Villain Deathstroke
    Credit Scene Catwoman

    Phase #1, Film #3
    Title: Wonder Woman
    Featuring: Wonder Woman
    Villain Ares
    Credit Scene Circe

    Phase #1, Film #4
    Title: Green Lantern Corps
    Featuring: Hal Jordan & John Stewart
    Villain: Atrocitus
    Credit Scene Sinestro

    Phase #1, Film #5
    Title: Dawn of Justice
    Featuring: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter & Hal Jordan
    Villain Starro
    Credit Scene Arkham Asylum

    ----- ----- ----- ----- -----

    Phase #2, Film #1
    Title: Man of Tomorrow
    Featuring: Superman
    Villain Lex Luthor
    Credit Scene Brainiac

    Phase #2, Film #2
    Title: The Dark Knight
    Featuring: Batman & Batgirl
    Villain Gotham City Sirens
    Credit Scene The Joker

    Phase #2, Film #3
    Title: Wonder Woman 2
    Featuring: Wonder Woman
    Villain Cheetah
    Credit Scene Aquaman

    Phase #2, Film #4
    Title: The Scarlet Speedster
    Featuring: The Flash
    Villain: The Rogues
    Credit Scene Eobard Thawne

    Phase #2, Film #5
    Title: The Aquaman
    Featuring: Aquaman
    Villain: Black Manta
    Credit Scene Wonder Woman

    Phase #2, Film #6
    Title: Shazam
    Featuring: Shazam
    Villain Doctor Sivana & Sobek
    Credit Scene Black Adam

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    Phase #3, Film #1
    Title: Of Krypton
    Featuring: Superman, Supergirl
    Villain Brainiac
    Credit Scene Darksied

    Phase #3, Film #2
    Title: The Caped Crusader
    Featuring: Batman
    Villain The Joker
    Credit Scene Birds of Prey

    Phase #3, Film #3
    Title: The Scarlet Speedster
    Featuring: The Flash
    Villain: Gorilla Grodd
    Credit Scene Eobard Thawne

    Phase #3, Film #4
    Title: Gotham City Sirens vs Birds of Prey
    Featuring: Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Batgirl, Huntress & Black Canary
    Villain n/a
    Credit Scene Green Arrow, Batman & Joker

    Phase #3, Film #5
    Title: Of Gods and Men
    Featuring: Wonder Woman, Aquaman
    Villain Queen Clea & King Shark
    Credit Scene TBD

    Phase #3, Film #6
    Title: Suicide Squad
    Featuring: Cheetah, Captain Cold, Heatwave, Deadshot,
    Villain: TBD
    Credit Scene Lex Luthor

    ----- ----- ----- ----- -----

    Phase #3, Film #1
    Title: Oath of Oa
    Featuring: Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner & Jessica Cruz
    Villain: Sinestro
    Credit Scene TBD

    Phase #3, Film #2
    Title: The Fastest Man Alive
    Featuring: The Flash
    Villain: Eobard Thawne
    Credit Scene The Rogues

    Phase #4, Film #3
    Title: TBD
    Featuring: Shazam, Hawkgirl, Superman
    Villain Black Adam & Osiris
    Credit Scene TBD

    Phase #4, Film #5
    Title: Wonder Woman 3
    Featuring: Wonder Woman
    Villain Medusa
    Credit Scene TBD

    Phase #4, Film #5
    Title: Justice League
    Featuring: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, John Stewart, Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, Green Arrow, Hawkgirl
    Villain Injustice League (Lex Luthor, Deathstroke, Black Adam, Black Manta, Cheetah, King Shark, Poison Ivy)
    Credit Scene Darksied

    ----- ----- ----- ----- -----

    Phase #5, Film #1
    Title: Cyborg
    Featuring: Cyborg
    Villain: TBD
    Credit Scene Steppenwolf

    Phase #5, Film #2
    Title: TBD
    Featuring: Green Arrow & Black Canary
    Villain: TBD
    Credit Scene Doctor Fate

    Phase #5, Film #3
    Title: Suicide Squad 2
    Featuring: Deadshot, Poison Ivy, Black Manta, Scarecrow (among others)
    Villain: TBD
    Credit Scene

    Phase #5, Film #4
    Title: The Seventh Spectrum
    Featuring: Hal Jordan
    Villain: Star Sapphire
    Credit Scene TBD

    Phase #5, Film #5
    Title: The Brave & The Bold
    Featuring: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, Hawkgirl, Kyle Rayner & Jessica Cruz, Cyborg
    Villain Steppenwolf & Darksied
    Credit Scene TBD
     
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  4. unholyrevenger

    unholyrevenger DC is Doomed by its fans

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    Use the MCU Formula, and special addendum to the use of the formula in regards to Superman below
    1. NO SUPERMAN -Why? because there are too many bigoted opinions about how Supes should be portrayed because he's too old and popular a character. This creates the "Not muh Character" problem. The MCU has circumvented this for the most part (the Mandarin being an exception) because the MCU is cobbled together from B, C and D- listers. this low tier character usage has allowed them to reshape the characters as needed to make them popular and likeable.
    2. NO SUPERMAN - Superman's origin doesn't fit the MCU formula which tells exactly two different origin stories. The realization of power Hero's Journey (Captain America), and the apathetic hero's story (all the other origin stories told in the MCU, this is also why we don't have Black Widow[ok maybe it's cuz Perlmutter is sexist, and Scarjo now commads way too much money], Hawkeye, War Machine, etc origin movies). Supes fits neither of these. He is neither powerless or lacking the will to change the world, nor is he apathetic.
     
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  5. DrCosmic

    DrCosmic Professor of Power

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    Ah, that time of year again... let the festivities commence!

    Phase I

    Green Lantern Corps (1st Film)
    - Introduce John Stewart and Hal Jordan, develop them into best friends
    - Space Opera as a Detective Conspiracy story ala First Flight cartoon
    - Sinestro as villain, Manhunters as fodder, Katma Tui as Stewart's love interest
    - Establishes rings as coolest toy factories ever, fun over the top visuals

    Batman on HBO (1st TV Show)
    - 10 episodes a year, dark detective show covering Batman and his entire supporting cast
    - First season year one inspired, second Dark Victory, third Arkham Asylum game, fourth Tower of Babel inspired, so on and so forth.
    - Gets us very in depth each season on his Detective Work, or Fighting Skills or Engineering resourcefulness, essentially "Batman respect thread: The show" meets

    Hawkgirl and Hawkman (2nd Film)
    - Introduce Kendra Munoz and Carter Hall as the most epic romance story evar
    - Shoot a trilogy that covers the entire history of DC Earth through immortal eyes
    - First movie is ancient egypt and Thanagar
    - Hath-Set as main villain, Black Adam as wild card, Hawk God as doomsday problem
    - Establishes Nth Metal as Adamatium/Vibranium cool, and Hawkgirl's thousands of years of experience

    Wonder Woman on the CW (2nd TV Show)
    - 23 episodes a year, best of Supergirl/Arrow/Flash
    - young demigoddess dealing with mythology problems adjusting to Gateway City/Man's world
    - Allow Shazam, Constatine, Vixen and Arrow as potential CW spinoffs.
    - Establishes Diana as yes, badass, but most importantly, one of the most beautifully empathic and kind individuals around

    The Flash (3rd Movie)
    - Introduce Barry Allen as a quirky everyman low level non-cop lab tech guy
    - Establish Flash's speed as this cool anime-type combat effect
    - Rogues as the initial villains that turns the whole thing into Die Hard in a City
    - Establishes speed force as pure pwnage and the celebrity/pro-wrestling effect of superhero/supervillain personas on society

    Metropolis on Hulu (3rd TV Show)
    - 8 episodes a year, high budget
    - anthology series about life in Metropolis in which Superman constantly features
    - Builds out the world of Metropolis as something beloved and beautiful
    - Shows Superman as an idealistic hero, aloof but affable, and also not the real Clark
    - Superman is right even when you think he's not, thus the tension of each episode

    Green Lantern Corps 2 (4th Movie)
    - Sinetro Corps are the foes, including Guy Gardner from Earth who eventually turns face
    - Also introduces Star Sapphire as tritagonist/Hal LI, with
    - Also sets up Starro for the eventual JL film

    Aquaman (1st Video Game)
    - Equal parts Abzu and Arkham. Giant Open world in the Breath of the Wild direction.
    - Establishes Atlantis as a beautiful storied place the player has restored
    - Establishes Aquaman as a beast with many cool items, all in continuity

    Titans (4th TV Show)
    - Animated, a spiritual successor to both Young Justice and Teen Titans, but characters come from the wider DCEU, that is, the person who plays Dick Grayson in Batman on HBO voices him here, likewise, the person who plays Wally West in the Flash movies voices him here. All in continuity. At first they work for Batman, then later the League as a whole.

    Hawkgirl and Hawkman 2 (5th Movie)
    - Covers knight, renaissance, cowboy and WWII lives featuring the Justice Society
    - Establishes Justice Society as a secret society establishing the modern DC Earth
    - Is the tragic love story in the middle as they die as enemies for no good reason

    Suicide Squad on HBO (5th TV Show)
    - A Companion to Batman in which people do a lot of dying, sometimes quite brutally similar to walking dead
    - Has a political slant, as they are often involved in fictional world politics
    - 12-16 episodes per year

    Justice League
    (6th Movie)
    - Establishes Justice League as inherently at odds in priorities, needing a charter
    - Starro is the enemy, and thereby the League's allies are their enemies, Max Lord as red herring
    - Introduce Martian Mahunter, uses total newb Zatanna as audience POV
    - League includes: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, Hawkgirl, Zatanna and sort of Martian Manhunter from all these different media.

    End Phase I
     
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    I'm open to any idea that's not "the MCU route". No one idea is the only idea that works. As a matter of fact, I really like what the DCEU tried to do. The DCEU was born of Superman, the world revolved around him, and other heroes were inspired to step back up because of him (Bats, WW). We all agree they completely botched Superman, rushed the Death of Superman, and botched the League film, but they got the idea of a shared universe right.

    Two changes I'd have made were: 1. Remove the Death of Superman, 2. Have Superman realize he can't save the world alone. I mean ffs that was the Justice League tagline and it ended up making no sense. Justice League is an idea that the world becomes bigger than Superman, it's a natural evolution for his character, and the movie was just the opposite of that and served no benefit to having a shared universe.
     
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    Man Of Steel-Villain is Brainiac

    Post credits scene is of Lex and 2nd is of Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne. TDKT is in the same universe as MOS.

    Wonder Woman

    Flash and Arrow are better written and in canon with the DCEU.

    Justice League. Villain is Darkseid.
     
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  8. Rorschach2012

    Rorschach2012 I'll Cancel the Pizzas

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    Wow I agree with all of this.
     
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    1. Batman
    2. Man of Steel
    3. Green Lantern Corps
    4. Batgirl
    5. Wonder Woman
    6. The Flash
    7. Aquaman
    8. Nightwing
    9. Titans
    10. Justice League
     
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    I agree as well. I’d add that Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Blake should operate as Nightwing.
     
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    Or another way I would rewrite the DCEU would be:

    Phase 1 Films

    1- Man of Steel (first film of the DCEU; villain Zod; mid credits scene builds towards The Batman; post credit scene tease of Brainiac)

    2- The Batman (2nd film of the DCEU; villain Mr. Freeze; mid credits scene builds towards Wonder Woman; post credit scene tease of The Joker)

    3- Wonder Woman (3rd film of the DCEU; villain Ares; mid credits builds towards Aquaman; post credit scene tease of Cheetah)

    4- Aquaman (4th film of the DCEU; villain Orm; mid credits scene builds towards Black Manta; post credit scene tease of The Flash)

    5- The Flash (5th film of the DCEU; villains The Rogues; mid credits scene builds towards The Green Lantern; post credit scene tease of Reverse Flash)

    6- The Green Lantern (6th film of the DCEU; villain Atrocitus; mid credits scene builds towards Sinestro; post credit scene tease of Man of Tomorrow)

    7- Man of Tomorrow (7th film of the DCEU; villains Brianiac, Lex Luthor; cameo from Supergirl) (mid credits scene of Lex Luthor in prison but getting out somehow by way of Amanda Waller; post credit scene builds towards Suicide Squad)

    8- Justice League (8th film of the DCEU; villain Steppenwolf; members of the Justice League are Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern Hal, Supergirl and new members who join as the film goes on are Green Arrow & Black Canary) (mid credits builds towards Shazam; post credit scene tease of Darkseid)

    Phase 1 complete with 8 films
     
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    Then my Phase 2 films would look like this:

    1- Suicide Squad (9th film of the DCEU; villain Enchantress; mid credits scene builds towards The Batman 2; post credit scene builds towards Deathstroke)

    2- Shazam (10th film of the DCEU; villains Doctor Sivana and Sobek; mid credits scene builds towards Hawkman & Hawkgirl; post credit scene builds towards Black Adam)

    3- Wonder Woman 2 (11th film of the DCEU; villain Cheetah; mid credits scene builds towards Max Lord; post credit scene tease of Aquaman 2)

    4- Aquaman 2 (12th film of the DCEU; villain Black Manta; mid credits builds towards Fisherman; post credit scene tease of Supergirl)

    5- Supergirl (13th film of the DCEU; villain Reign; cameo from Cyborg; mid credits builds towards The Flash 2; post credit scene of Bizarro)

    6- The Batman 2 (14th film of the DCEU; villain The Joker; cameo from Dick Grayson/Nightwing; mid credits scene builds towards Green Lantern 2; post credit scene builds towards Arkham)

    7- Blue Beetle & Booster Gold (15th film of the DCEU; villain Breakdown; mid credits scene builds towards Justice League 2; post credit scene tease of Black Beetle)

    8- Justice League 2 (16th film of the DCEU; members include Superman, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Flash and Aquaman; new members join that being Shazam, Martian Manhunter, and Cyborg; villain Doomsday; mid credits builds towards Hawkman & Hawkgirl; post credit scene tease of Darkseid)
     
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    Superman/Man of Steel-No Zod returning, have Lex Luthor be the main villain. A lot more traditional, with Clark joining the Daily Planet 50-60 minutes in (the first 50 minutes could be the same) and then choosing to take on the costumed identity in response to Lex's schemes and power.

    Batman vs. Superman-Both the main villain and conflict between the heroes would be the Joker. No Superman dying.

    Justice League-For a teamup like that, probably have the villains be Zod and the Kryptonians.
     
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    So you would just copy the MCU formula?
     
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    TDK trilogy-2012

    Justice League-3 hours long-George Miller and Paul Dini. (2015)

    Spun off into-Wonder Woman (2016), a Batman/Superman buddy movie (2017),

    Aquaman (2018), Shazam 2019 and JL 2/2019

    Phase 3-2-20- Batman solo. Maybe a Green Arrow crossover or something.

    The Flash and Batgirl would be a good set of movies.

    JL 3- It'd be cool if it was a more personal film rather than Infinity War with JL characters.
     
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  16. unholyrevenger

    unholyrevenger DC is Doomed by its fans

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    Nah, Supes is fine. Death of and JL were rushed and Botched respectively.
     
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    Yeah but for DC I would do it better
     
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  18. daddydivine

    daddydivine I'm black, I can say it.

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    Lets keep trying to fix what isn't broken...
     
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    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    Yeah, this.
     
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    I wish they wouldn't have made Batman v Superman so soon. They should have made Man of Steel 2 after the first one. Then a solo Batman movie and maybe The Flash movie. Then Batman v Superman but better. Actually if I could decide there wouldn't be a shared DC movie universe. I want to see Batman and Superman alone in their own movies.
     
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    After my phase 1:

    The Superman-Lex Luthor is the villain, using a brainwashed Kara Zor-El and Metallo.

    Nightwing

    Green Arrow & Green Lantern

    Wonder Woman 2.

    Justice League 2-Legion Of Doom

    Birds Of Prey

    The Man Of Tomorrow-Death Of Superman

    Wonder Woman 3

    Titans

    Justice League 3-Vandal Savage is the villain.
     
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    Rorschach2012 I'll Cancel the Pizzas

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    -TDKT would be canon

    -TDKR would be majorly changed. Heath would still be alive and would've had a big role in TDKR. Philip Seymour Hoffman as Oswald Cobblepot would've replaced John Daggett. John Blake would've been Dick Grayson. Bruce wouldn't have retired, he would've decided to train Dick Grayson. TDKR post credit scene would show Martha and Jonathan discovering Clark's ship

    -Man of Steel would feature Brainiac as the villain. Jonathan wouldn't have died the way he did. Post credits scene would've shown Batman reacting to footage of Brainiac and Superman in the Batcave.

    -Batman v Superman would've featured Bryan Cranston's Lex Luthor and Heath Ledger's Joker as the villains. Metallo would be the muscle, and we would be introduced to Brittany Murphy's Harley Quinn. Batman and Superman wouldn't fight. Post credits would show Wonder Woman in Themyscira discussing with Hippolyta about protecting Man's World

    -Wonder Woman would remain largely the same, but the third act would be fixed. I would reduce Ares' role to a shadowy manipulator and I wouldn't have featured a CGI battle between the two.

    -The Flash season 1 is so solid. The Joe/Barry dynamic was so perfect, I don't think the movie with Ezra Miller will come close to creating a relationship like that. The season is a bit too long though. I would compact the best aspects of season 1 into a movie or at least shorten the season and give them a bigger budget. Very few changes need to be made. Keeping Grant Gustin on board wouldn't be a bad thing, he's infinitely better than Ezra Miller as Barry. This would be the only TV series that would be part of the DCEU.

    -Green Lantern Corps. Ideally, Ryan Reynolds' movie never would've happened, so the brand wouldn't be so tainted. Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba would share the spotlight as Hal Jordan and John Stewart. Their origins would be quickly explained. This movie would more or less be an adaptation of Sinestro Corps War.

    -Justice League would've featured Javier Bardem's Darkseid as the villain. The roster would consist of: Henry Cavill as Superman, Christian Bale as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Grant Gustin as The Flash, and Idris Elba as Green Lantern.
     
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    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    Agreed. A major conflict between the two would have had far more dramatic impact if an otherwise good relationship had already been established.
     
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    It's not the MCU formula. It's a pretty standard composition one would immediately think about when creating a movie universe, which MCU took and has done perfectly.

    Phase 1:
    Man of Steel
    Wonder Woman
    The Batman
    The Flash
    GL
    MoS 2
    Justice League


    Unlike MCU, where they can easily replace core members of original team (Cap, Iron Man,Thor, Hulk), DC would probably have to keep Batman and Superman throughtout the entire time of DCEU.
     
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    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    I think that's true. Also, who would they replace them with? Many of the next tier are now firmly established in the CWverse. I know things have reached a stage where they've had versions of some characters running concurrently in both the CW and DCEU (e.g. Flash, Superman, Deathstoke) but the CW seems to be building a 'Justice League' of its own in all but name and having some of those characters also fronting the big screen JL might be a little too much.
     
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