Look, I know I’ve posted about this exact thing maybe 3 times. However, with the DCEU currently in shambles and Henry Cavill gone, I feel like writing about this again is necessary.
So, here’s what my DCEU plan would have been.
Yes, I’d absolutely want Arrow as part of the DC movie universe. And while it’s a good show, there’s some things I’d change about it:
Less soap-operatic melodrama
Green Arrow would be funnier and crack more jokes
More DCEU connections
A more comic-accurate costume
Anyway, that’s all with Arrow.
Man of Steel
First of all, I’d still keep Henry Cavill as Superman because, let’s face it, he’s great as that character. Anyway, here are the changes I’d make:
It wouldn’t be an origin story, and would in fact take place at least a year after Superman’s origins
It’d be more fun and feature more romance with Lois Lane
Jimmy Olsen appearance
Martian Manhunter cameo
However, I’d still keep Zod as the villain. The movie would overall be much more fun than it originally was, but there’d still be some destruction for high stakes.
This would not be an origin story. Rather, it would star Jake Gyllenhaal as a version of Batman who's about 5-10 years into his career so that he's experienced but not geriatric. This movie would feature Batgirl as well as the two Robins (Dick Grayson and Jason Todd) going up against a three-way gang war between Joker, Penguin and Riddler. Jason Todd's death in the climax would cause Batman to retire, and Batgirl and Dick to leave him as a result.
Green Lantern Corps (TV Series)
Yes, this would be a TV series instead of a movie, and would feature Jensen Ackles as Hal Jordan and Ricky Whittle as John Stewart. It’d be pretty cool, if you ask me. It would be a spinoff of Arrow, and Hal would appear on Arrow before the series started. This would allow the TV shows to have more of a cosmic focus even before Supergirl.
Even though this movie was good, I’d still change many things about it:
It’d be set in the present day, decades after her origin
The main villain would be Cheetah
However, it would still feature Gadot and Pine as Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor. Those two rock!
The Flash (TV Series)
I love this show, in fact better than Arrow. Still, here are some things I’d change:
Better actors (especially for Iris West)
No Savitar, and Zoom saved for season 3 with Grodd as the main Season 2 antagonist
Not always a speedster as a main antagonist
Wally becomes Kid Flash early in Season 2
Actually introduce an official Rogues team (with Captain Cold, Heatwave, Weather Wizard, Mirror Master, Pied Piper, Trickster, Top and Golden Glider)
Other than that, I’d leave the show as is.
Batman and Superman: World’s Finest
This would be a team-up, not a battle! Anyway, Luthor would still be the main villain, but he’d be played by Bryan Cranston. He’d use Bizarro and Metallo as weapons against Superman, but he wouldn’t die. The movie would end with Luthor summoning Brainiac to earth to get rid of the Last Kryptonian once and for all.
A lot of people are hating on the idea of Aquaman getting his own movie, but they’re totally wrong. My ideal Aquaman movie would feature Jason Momoa, but they’d at least dye his hair blonde for the role. Black Manta and Ocean Master would be the villains, and it would sort of adapt the Throne of Atlantis storyline.
This would be the movie where Brainiac arrives on earth, then assembles his Legion of Doom with Lex’s help. The Legion would include Brainiac, Sinestro, Lex Luthor, Cheetah, Black Manta, Deathstroke, Grodd, Metallo, Reverse-Flash, Bizarro and Malcolm Merlyn. As a result, Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman would put together their initiative to assemble the team, which would consist of Flash, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Green Lantern (John Stewart), Cyborg and Martian Manhunter. At the end, the team would then be instated as a new team, the “Justice League of America”.
Brainiac’s goal would be to gain the mother boxes and take over earth along with potentially several other planets before his rival Darkseid does. The first post-credits scene would be Darkseid and Steppenwolf preparing to go to earth. The second would be Nightwing meeting Cyborg about putting together a new team.
The official cast would be: Henry Cavill as Superman, Karl Urban as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Grant Gustin as Flash, Jensen Ackles as Hal Jordan, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ricky Whittle as John Stewart, Stephen Amell as Green Arrow, John Boyega as Cyborg, Idris Elba as Martian Manhunter, Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor, Ralph Fiennes as Brainiac, Luke Evans as Sinestro, Olivia Wilde as Cheetah, Sterling K. Brown as Black Manta, Michael C. Hall as Reverse-Flash, Sam Worthington as Metallo, Henry Cavill as Bizarro, Manu Bennett as Deathstroke and John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn.
Supergirl (TV Series)
This show would still feature Melissa Benoist as the titular character, but its storyline would be completely different, with Cavill’s Superman as a recurring character. It would also be set on Earth-1 of the DCEU, allowing for more frequent crossovers with Arrow and Flash. At some point in the series, Superman would make Kara a Justice League member.
Yes, the Shazam movie. This would have John Krasinski as the main character with Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam and Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana. In addition, Superman would appear in the climax, teaming-up with Shazam to defeat Adam. Shazam would then be recruited for the Justice League, and officially show up in a sequel.
Man of Steel 2
This would be a proper Man of Steel sequel, and adapt the "Death of Superman" storyline with of course Doomsday. Doomsday would be sent by Darkseid to eliminate Superman before his invasion.
The Batman 2
This movie would feature the Court of Owls as the main antagonists, but the post-credits scene would feature Jason Todd or something to do with him, setting up the “Red Hood” storyline. Tim Drake would also appear as that movie's Robin in another post-credits scene.
This movie would be much different. For starters, the villain would be Maxwell Lord. The team would consist of Rick Flag, Deathstroke, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Cold, Killer Croc, Captain Boomerang, Katana, Bronze Tiger and Killer Frost. Also, no flashbacks except for the villains getting arrested by heroes like Batman, Flash and Green Arrow. As well as this, the only TV characters would be Deathstroke and Captain Cold, which would mean Boomerang, Deadshot, Katana etc. never appear on Flash or Arrow.
Legends of Tomorrow
This series would be much different. For starters, the team would be much different, with Booster Gold as leader, along with White Canary, Black Canary, Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond and Jason Rusch), Ted Kord, Vixen and Black Lightning, with Metamorpho, Captain Atom, Power Girl, The Ray (Ray Terrill), Mon-El, Elongated Man and Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) joining in later seasons. The main villain would be Vandal Savage, but he’d be portrayed by a different actor and used in a different way to make him seem more threatening.
Justice League 2
This is the movie that would focus on Darkseid’s arrival on earth and resurrect Superman. The Justice League would also now include Black Canary, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Supergirl, Shazam, Atom and Zatanna. Anyway, the post-credits scene would set up…
Titans (TV Series)
This show would be gritty and semi-dark, but also fun and it wouldn’t be R-Rated. It would feature a team put together by Nightwing and Cyborg, which would also include Kid Flash, Arsenal, Starfire, Beast Boy and Raven, with Superboy joining in Season 2. In addition, Deathstroke, Trigon and Red Hood would be the main antagonists.