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  • Martian Manhunter
  • Green Arrow
    • Supporting cast: Black Canary (Dinah Lance), Arsenal (Roy Harper), Speedy (Mia Dearden), John Diggle
    • Main villain: Count Vertigo (Werner Zytle)
    • Secondary villain: Merlyn (Malcolm Merlyn)
    • Cameo appearance of Hawkman (Carter Hall/Katar Hol)
    • Will set up Birds of Prey film
  • Hawkman
    • Since Thanagar is mentioned in the Man of Steel prequel comic, it's likely Katar Hol will be Hawkman.
    • Hawkgirl/Hawkwoman will be Shayera Thal. She'll be Katar's partner and Love Interest (if they're not married yet).
    • Supporting cast: Commissioner George Emmett, Mavis Trent, Joe Tracy, Charley Parker, Big Red the hawk, Andar Pul, Charles McVey, Andrea Lencioni, Verzell Jones.
    • Main villain: Byth Rok
    • Secondary villain: Shadow-Thief
    • The sequel will reveal Hawkman and Hawkgirl to be reincarnations of Egyptian royalty (unless they decide to bring in the Golden Age Hawks too). The main villain will be Hath-Set/Anton Hastor.
  • The Atom
    • Supporting cast: Ryan Choi, Hawkman, Elongated Man (Randolph William "Ralph" Dibny), Susan "Sue" Dearbon Dibny, Jean Loring
    • Main villain: The Bug-Eyed Bandit (Brie Larvan)
    • Secondary villain: Atom Smasher (Albert "Al" Rothstein); will pull a Heel–Face Turn by the end of the film
  • Black Lightning
    • Main villain: Tobias Whale
    • There'll be a scene where Pierce tries to think of possible superhero names, and narrows down to "Black Vulcan", "Supervolt", "Juice", and "Static". His Secret Keeper will point out "Static" may have been taken.
    • Sequel shows his daughters gaining their powers and the arrival of Static.
    • The Stinger shows his brother/cousin gaining powers somehow and donning the name of Black Vulcan. Sets up a Super Friends film.
  • Metamorpho
    • Will set up his inclusion into the Outsiders
  • Firestorm
    • The hero will be Ronnie Raymond/Martin Stein, since Ronnie is apparently dead in the Arrowverse thus free to use.
    • Main villain: Killer Frost (Caitlin Snow). Like in the comics, she's a student and lover of Dr. Stein. Until circumstances turned her into a scornful villain.
  • Raven
  • Teen Titans
    • Members include Nightwing (Dick Grayson), Cyborg (Victor Stone), Starfire (Koriand'r), Raven, Changeling/Beast Boy (Garfield Mark "Gar" Logan)
    • Main villain: Deathstroke (Slade Joseph Wilson), Terra (Tara Markov)
    • Secondary villain: Brother Blood (Sebastian Blood)
    • Cameo appearances of Red Robin (Tim Drake), Kid Flash (Wally West) and Wonder Girl (Donna Troy); they may or may not join the Titans by the end of the film, but if Red Robin specifically does, Nightwing will step down in order to do a solo movie
    • Cyborg may or may not be an official member of the Titans as he's currently set to become a founding member of the Justice League
    • The sequel will bring in Terra, Jericho, Kole, Lilith, Bumblebee, and Herald.
    • A possible third movie will feature more obscure characters like Red Star, Thunder & Lightning, Damage, Argent, Jinx, and Hawk & Dove.
  • Doom Patrol
    • The founding members are the same as in the comics. With the inclusion of Nudge, Grunt, and Vortex from the John Byrne relaunch, who will be killed off for the drama.
  • The Outsiders
    • Members include Metamorpho (Rex Mason), Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce), Katana (Tatsu Yamashiro), Geo-Force (Brian Markov), Halo (Gabrielle Doe)
    • Main villain: Felix Faust, Kobra (Jeffrey Franklin Burr)
    • Cameo appearance of Batman and Wildcat (Ted Grant)
    • May or may not Spin-Off into Wildcat solo movie
    • Doom Patrol and Titans are likely jossed due to the series they have on DC's streaming service.
  • New Gods
    • Prequel story for Darkseid with him being the main villain.
    • Secondary villains: Kalibak, Desaad, Granny Goodness, Glorious Godfrey, the Furies (Artemiz, Bloody Mary, Gilotina, Mad Harriet)
    • Orion will be the main protagonist along with cast of New Genesis being secondary characters (Big Barda, Highfather, Mister Miracle)
    • Orion and Barda will wind up being exiled from New Genesis and flee to Earth to join the Justice League
    • Cameo appearance of Metron
  • Captain Atom
    • Supporting character: Blue Beetle (Theodore Stephen "Ted" Kord)
    • Main villain: Wade Eiling, Plastique (Bette Sans Souci)
    • Secondary villain: Nightshade (Eve Eden)
    • Cameo appearance of Booster Gold (Michael Jon Carter)
    • Captain Atom's costume will be similar to the one in Captain Atom: Armageddon.
    • Will set up a Blue Beetle/Booster Gold sequel
  • Sgt Rock and Easy Company
  • Justice Society of America
    • Main villain: Ultra-Humanite
    • It won't take place during WWII. So we can have the veteran heroes still living and won't use magic or anything to explain their retard aging like in the comics.
    • It'll have a Downer Ending where the JSA are forced to retire due to being accused of 'working for the enemy'. Or a Bittersweet Ending, as it'll include a part where Wesley Dodds (Sandman) sees a vision of Superman, inspiring a new generation of heroes.
    • The plot will be Terry Sloane relaying to Michael Holt the origin of the Justice Society and end with him asking Holt to help him reform the JSA.
    • The sequel will be called Justice Society: All Stars and focus on the efforts of Sloane and Holt to rebuild the JSA.
    • Characters in the sequel could include the members of Infinity Inc. and other associated members of Justice Society such as Airwave, Amazing Man, and possibly even Ted Kord as the Blue Beetle.
  • Adam Strange
    • Main villain: Kanjar Ro
    • Strange will be an Adaptational Badass who can use Zeta Beams in a variety of ways, which would also permit Superhero Speciation.
    • The Omega Men could appear, either as supporting cast, a Sequel Hook, or characters in the sequel.
    • Captain Comet could appear
    • The Ranninan Tornado Champion could appear, serving as foreshadowing for Red Tornado
  • Man of Tomorrow (solo Superman film)
    • Supporting characters: Supergirl (Kara Kent/Kara Zor-El), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz)
    • Main villain: Brainiac, Mongul
    • Secondary villain: Parasite (Rudy Jones), Metallo (John Wayne Corben), Toyman (Winslow Schott), Lobo (who may or may not pull a Heel–Face Turn)
    • Cameo appearance of one of the members from the Legion of Super-Heroes, who's come back to the past to scout Supergirl
    • Will set up a Lobo Spin-Off film
  • Metal Men
    • Similar to the 1993 mini-series, Dr. Will Magnus based his robots on six people. Like in the Astro Boy movie, Magnus felt guilty for causing their deaths and "revived" them as part of his Metal Men project.
    • The Metal Men will combine into Alloy in the climax.
    • They'll use the same special effects they used for the T-1000 for the Metal Men's abilities.
  • Blackhawk
    • Zinda Blake will be the main character.
    • Will possibly take place in WWII or modern, or both.
  • All-Star Squadron
  • Birds of Prey
    • Members include Black Canary (Dinah Lance), Huntress (Helena Bertinelli), Vixen (Mari McCabe), Batgirl (Cassandra Cain) and Oracle (Barbara Gordon)
    • Cameo appearances of Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), The Question (Charles Victor Szasz/Vic Sage), Renee Montoya, Arsenal (Roy Harper), and Speedy (Mia Dearden), with Renee succeeding Vic as the second Question by the end of the film.
  • Nightwing
    • Supporting characters: Batwoman (Katherine "Kathy" Webb-Kane), Batwing (Luke Fox)
    • Main villain: Blockbuster (Roland Desmond), Torque (Dudley Soames), Tarantula (Catalina Marie Flore)
    • Secondary villain: Deathstroke, who slowly inches more into the Anti-Hero role
    • Cameo appearance of the current Teen Titans sans Nightwing, Harper Row, Stephanie Brown and Damian Wayne
    • Kathy retains her Lipstick Lesbian status; both Kathy and Luke will be Dick's implied Childhood Friends (a la Batman: Bad Blood) and the film forms more-or-less a ¡Three Amigos! dynamic between them rather than Power Trio
    • Does not necessarily have to take place in Bludhaven
    • Will Spin-Off into Deathstroke movie
  • Batman solo movie (post-Justice League Part One)
    • Supporting characters: Robin (Damian Wayne), Catwoman (Selena Kyle), Alfred Pennyworth, Lucius Fox
    • Main villains: Hush (Thomas Elliot), Red Hood (Jason Todd; will inch towards Anti-Villain)
    • Secondary villains: Black Mask (Roman Sionis), Talia al Ghul, The Riddler (Edward Nygma), Joker in a Hannibal Lecter-style role would be cool.
      • Jossed for Black Mask; he's being saved for Birds of Prey.
    • To be directed by Ben Affleck (if the rumors are true); Matt Damon will portray Hush
      • Jossed for Ben Affleck, who not only stepped down from the role of director, but isn't even playing Batman'' in the solo Batman movie; they're going with a younger version of the character played by a different actor.
    • Cameo appearance of Ra's Al-Ghul, Lady Shiva (Sandra Woosan), the League of Assassins and any surviving members from the Suicide Squad (2016)
    • Will set up Batman Eternal as a Bat Family Crossover with Green Arrow, Birds of Prey and Nightwing casts
  • Wonder Woman Sequel
    • Will take place in World War II
    • Secondary characters: Steve Trevor, Queen Hippolyta, Wonder Girl, Artemis, Harbinger (Lyla Michaels)
    • Main villain: Circe (provided she isn't the antagonist in Wonder Woman)
    • Secondary villains: Cheetah (Barbara Minerva), Giganta (Doris Zeul)
      • Jossed for the first sequel, which is set in 1984.
  • Deathstroke
    • Supporting characters: Wintergreen (William "Billy" Randolph Wintergreen)
    • Main villains: Damien Darhk, H.I.V.E., Jericho (Joseph "Joe" William Wilson)
    • Secondary villains: Ravager (Rose Wilson; may or not assist Deathstroke), Amanda Waller, any surviving and/or new members from the Suicide Squad
    • Adeline Wilson nee Kane will be a Posthumous Character
    • Waller and the Suicide Squad might pull an Enemy Mine with Deathstroke to take down H.I.V.E.; Waller's organization (either A.R.G.U.S. and/or Checkmate) will provide assistance
    • Cameo appearance of Cheshire (Jade Nyugen) and the Brotherhood of Evil, who turn out to be the Man Behind the Man with regards to H.I.V.E.'s activities in the film
  • Jonah Hex Reboot
    • Film ends with Hex winding up in the present so he can be a part of the major Crisis Crossovers
    • Cameo appearance of Vandal Savage in the past and present, just as Hex arrives
  • Batman solo movie (Post-Justice League Part Two)
    • Supporting characters: The entire cinematic Bat family - Robin, Nightwing, Red Robin, Catwoman, Oracle, Red Hood, Batgirl, Batwoman, Batwing, Huntress, James Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth, Lucius Fox, Harvey Bullock, Bluebird (Harper Row), Spoiler (Stephanie Brown)
    • Main villains: The Court Of Owls, Talon (Lincoln March)
    • Secondary villains: Hush, Jason Bard, various members of Batman's Rogues Gallery
    • Cameo appearance of Julia Remarque and the Green Arrow cast
  • Legion of Super-Heroes
    • Members include Cosmic Boy (Rokk Krinn), Saturn Girl (Imra Ardeen), Lightning Lad/Live Wire (Garth Ranzz), Brainiac 5 (Querl Dox), Bouncing Boy (Chuck Taine)
    • Main villains: The Fatal Five
    • Supporting characters: Chameleon Boy (Reep Daggle), Colossal Boy (Gim Allon), Phantom Girl (Tinya Wazzo), Shadow Lass (Tasmia Mallor)
    • Will set up its ties to Supergirl being part of the Legion
    • The first film will have future Earth be a dystopia like in the 2004 "Threeboot" Legion comics. The movie will be about the Legionnaires reforming society, so by the time of the sequel it's become a Utopian Star Trek-like society.
  • Batman Beyond
    • Supporting characters: Static (Virgil Hawkins), Dana Tan, Max Gibson, Warren McGinnis, Mary McGinnis, Matt McGinnis
    • Main villain: Blight (Derek Powers), the Jokerz
    • Secondary villains: Inque, Shriek (Dr. Richard Shreeve), Spellbinder (Dr. Ira Billings)
    • Terry McGinnis and Virgil are Childhood Friends
    • Will be a springboard for a Static sequel and set up for Future's End
    • Superman Beyond will appear.
  • Static
  • Plastic Man
    • An origin story taking place in the Present Day instead of him being a veteran hero like in the pre-New 52 comics.
  • Justice League sequel
    • Will introduce several prominent league members that haven't been seen yet including Red Tornado who will be a major character ala Vision, Vixen, Blue Devil, the female Doctor Light, and any of the league associated characters mentioned above.
    • The threat will be the Legion of Doom or some kind of evil Justice League, presumably formed by Lex Luthor should he survive the events of Dawn of Justice.
    • Alternatively the main threat could be a villain using Red Tornado to destroy the League.
  • Green Lantern film starring Alan Scott, Guy Gardner, Jon Stewart, or Kyle Rayner.
    • Supporting Cast: Hal Jordan, Alan Scott (if he's not The Hero), Kilowag, Ch'p, Carol Ferris.
    • Main Villain: Atrocitus (if Guy Gardner), Solomon Grundy (if Alan Scott), Krona, (if Jon Stewart or Kyle Rayner).
    • Secondary Villain: Red Lantern Corps (Gardner Exclusive), the Star Sapphires (if Hal is involved).
    • Hal will mentor the younger lanterns and guide them during the events of the film.
    • The Red Lanterns and Star Sapphires will fight.
    • Solomon Grundy will have a connection to the Black Lantern Corps, making Black Hand and Nekron a Big Bad Duumvirate.
    • It'll be a loose sequel to the 2011 movie, like with the 2003 Hulk and The Incredible Hulk. It'll be mentioned that the first villains he fought are Hector Hammond and Legion (instead of Parallax). And use the same Logo Joke.
  • Young Justice
    • A lighter film that would focus on the Young Justice roster as well as the characters that were brought in once it transitioned to Teen Titans.
    • Possible characters would include Tim Drake as Robin, Superboy, Cassandra Sandsmark as Wonder Girl, Jackson Hyde as Aqualad, Secret, Miss Martian, Jaime Reyes as Blue Beetle if he's not in the Booster Gold film, Lorena Marquez as Aquagirl, Bombshell, Argent, Damage, Kid Devil, Ravager, Solstice, Bunker, and Static.
    • Ravager will serve as either the main villain or The Heavy in their service before having a Heel–Face Turn.
    • Static will either be a prominent member of team, be used in The Stinger, or be saved for the sequel.
    • Secret will be responsible for bringing the group together.
    • Jinx could appear as a villain that has a Heel–Face Turn, be in The Stinger, or appear in the sequel.
  • Suicide Squad (2016) sequel
    • Characters could include Bronze Tiger, Black Orchid, Count Vertigo, Black Spider, King Shark, Blockbuster, Plastique, Nightshade, Parasite, Lashina, Shade the Changing Man, and Killer Frost.
    • The villains could be the League of Assassins.
  • Doctor Fate
    • Spin-Off of Justice Society that will focus on Khalid Nassour being chosen to don the mantle of Fate as Kent Nelson is too old and mentally addled to continue doing so.
    • The villain would be Wotan.
  • Hourman
    • Spin-Off of Justice Society
    • The focus will be on Rick Tyler who is distant from his father Rex because of the latter's obsession with recreating his lost Miraclo formula and with his past time serving as Hourman.
    • Rick will not use Miraclo but instead gain time powers
    • Rick will gain his powers from working with advanced technology that winds up fused to him from a lab accident, making him a Composite Character of both the second and third Hourman.
    • Rick's time powers could possibly bring in the Time Masters
  • Sandman
  • Starman
  • Mr. Terrific
  • Sugar and Spike
  • Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld
  • Shade, the Changing Man
  • Booster and Beetle
    • Booster Gold and Blue Beetle team up to stop the villainous Libra from assembling a group of second-tier villains who he thinks can help him attempt to assassinate the Justice League.
  • Angel and the Ape
    • Main villains: The Frankenstein and vampire villains from Meet Angel Volume 1 #7 "A Busy Little Aunt"
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    Possible Adaptations 
Possible Adaptations of comic book storylines

     Casting Theories 
Casting
(Keep in mind that whilst many of these actors have already played roles in previous DC and MCU films, they can still play roles in this universe)

DC is going for a multiverse
What better way for DC to one-up (and show-off some of the best parts of their comics universe) than go for a full, inter-connected multiverse? It'd certainly take some time to establish, but it'd ultimately solve quite a few complaints people have on both sides about DC's current splintered universe. The various TV shows would be allowed to remain standalone (a necessity given shows like Supergirl and Gotham have totally different tones) without being beholden to the main DC movie continuity, but also not be completely cut off.

Even if DC never formally confirms this, it seems like a reasonable assumption. Though, potentially, DC could pull all its various live action properties together for a multiverse crisis at some point down the road (you know, as DC does), where we'll get multiple versions of various characters interacting with each other.

  • It's since been confirmed that DC's many adaptations are a part of their own Multiverse, though only some actually allow for crossover.
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Kevin Smith will direct one of the films
It's a known fact he's a fan of DC Comics and has written material for it, alongside him being the host and primary promoter for the "Dawn of the Justice League" special on The CW, Warner Bros. might give him the greenlight to helm one of its DC properties as the DCEU keeps rolling.
  • He could direct the Death of Superman adaptation, using his old Superman Lives script. But rewrite it to fit into the DCEU.
    • Very unlikely, since Doomsday appears in Dawn of Justice and kills Superman. Still, they could use certain elements of Smith's script in future films.

The Booster Gold and Blue Beetle movie
Will be the equivalent of the MCU's Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man, a Denser and Wackier comedy-focused movie about lesser-known superheroes. If it's successful, the sequel will feature the Justice League International gang.

There'll also be a Black Canary/Zatanna movie or Netflix series titled Fishnets of Power.
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Aquaman's parents' hair color will be switched.
Since Aquaman's actor isn't blond, it's logical for his mother to be dark-haired as well. Likely all Atlanteans will be dark-haired, due to be descended from Greek-ish people. If Tom Curry gets killed like in the New 52 comics, it's likely by Atlanteans searching for Orin who thought Tom was evil because of his blond hair (like in Post-Crisis/pre-Flashpoint).
  • Jossed. Multiple Atlanteans are blond, including Aquaman's mother Atlanna and half-brother Orm, and Temeura Morrison keeps his natural hair color.

The Lobo movie will be the equivalent to the Deadpool movie.
Insert clever explanation here.

Deathstroke will be Australian rather than American in origin in the DCEU, to coincide with his Arrowverse counterpart.
  • Also because Australian accents are cool.
    • Jossed. Joe Manganiello is not Australian, he doesn't even have an accent.

The Green Lantern Corps movie will show the Earth Green Lantern (possibly Hal or John) already an established Green Lantern and it will take place in outer space in a war against the Sinestro or Red Lantern Corps.

Each member of the Justice League will be thematically associated with one of the Greek gods
As of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the writers seem to be consciously working several motifs from Classical Mythology into the movies, what with Alfred's line about Gods crashing to Earth like thunderbolts, Wonder Woman making her first appearance as a collector of Greek antiquities, and Word of God indicating that Aquaman carries Poseidon's trident. Overall, the movie seems to compare Superman's clash with Batman to a classic battle between two flawed Gods, with ordinary humans caught in the crossfire. But if you do a bit of thematic association, nearly every confirmed member of the Justice League has a counterpart in the Greek pantheon.
  • Superman = Apollo. A handsome paragon of masculinity who draws his power from the Sun, and serves as a "guiding light" for the other heroes. Appropriately, his final scene in Batman v Superman involves him rising from the grave after his apparent death, symbolically rising like the Sun. Unlike Batman, he never seems to have any trouble carrying out an intimate relationship, symbolically linking him to the virile Apollo.
  • Batman = Hades. A gloomy—but noble—crusader for Justice who lives in a cavern beneath the Earth, and chose to fight crime after symbolically "dying" in the wake of a tragedy that shattered his life. He always seems to be surrounded by death, as he constantly contemplates the murder of his parents, and keeps the uniform of his dead sidekick on display in the Batcave. Appropriately, his first appearance in Batman v Superman is a funeral scene, where he falls into an open grave.
  • Wonder Woman = Athena. A female warrior who serves as a patroness of soldiers, known for her wisdom, her strong moral code, her calm temperament, and for her refusal to fight for any cause that she doesn't consider truly right.
  • Aquaman = Poseidon. Self-explanatory. The monarch of the oceans who watches over sailors, charges into battle with a fierce trident, and holds all ocean life under his sway. Also, not shy to demonstrate that he is the equal of his "brothers", regardless of public opinion.
  • The Flash = Hermes. The patron of messengers and merchants, known for being able to relay messages as quickly as the wind. Appropriately, the Flash's first appearance in Batman v Superman involves relaying a crucial message to Batman. He even wears wings on his cowl, which were styled after the wings on Hermes' boots.
  • Cyborg = Hephaestus. The patron of blacksmiths, metalworkers and engineers, who can craft armor and weapons like no one else. Known for a physical disability. Appropriately, Cyborg's first appearance in Batman v Superman involves him being built in a workshop by a master engineer.
  • Shazam = Zeus. A mighty crusader who uses a thunderbolt as his personal sigil and announces his appearances with a mighty thunderclap, but is ultimately just a naïve child under his powerful exterior. If you know your Greek myths, you'll know that Zeus was really the most childish of the Gods, and he was infamous for his inability to control his base instincts (hence, why he fathered so many demigods).
  • Green Lantern = Ares. A warrior whose power comes from his overwhelming desire to punch people in the face. Known for his prowess, his passion, and his victories, but also for his many failures. Presented as a counterpart of Athena - and where Wonder Woman draws her authority from a divine mission, Green Lantern draws his from the Guardians of the Universe. Also, the proposed Green Lantern film title refers, not to one man, but to a corps, which is a military designation.

Possible League members that could appear in Justice League
  • Martian Manhunter
  • Green Arrow
  • Black Canary
  • Hawkman
  • The Atom
  • Plastic Man
  • Captain Atom
  • Zatanna
  • Red Tornado
  • Firestorm
  • Vixen
  • The female Doctor Light
  • Vibe
  • Fire
  • Ice
  • Doctor Fate
  • Mister Miracle
  • Metamorpho
  • Adam Strange
  • Supergirl

Wonder Woman's "Century"
Wonder Woman refers to a "century of man's brutality" that convinced her to walk away from heroism until Zod's attack convince her to return. When was this century?
  • Option One: Wonder Woman was active for the 19th century, came through the Napoleonic Wars, the Scramble for Africa, and the Victorian period, but got battle fatigue when her efforts to stop World War I were unsuccessful.
  • Option Two: someone during 1917 was using industrial-strength Tarot magic, and showed Diana a "coming-attractions" dealie of the horrors of the 20th century. Faced with a litany of seemingly inevitable tragedies, she left.
  • Option Three: Sometime after her adventures in World War One, Diana was taken through a portal to Apokolips, where she spent a hundred years getting betrayed, kicked and feared by the planet's underclass as she carved her way through the greatest warriors and evillest monsters that Darkseid could throw at her. Escaping to Earth when Zod's ships exploded (because mumble mumble wibbly-wobbly), she took an extended holiday before getting on the imminent Luthor problem.
    • Option 4: None of those, as the movie reveals. It's the 20th century, plain and simple.

Nightwing won't appear in the DCEU at all.
If the solo Batman movie is indeed an adaptation of "Under the Red Hood", then Jason Todd will have been the only Robin. Dick Grayson won't exist. Thing is, Dick isn't integral to the story itself (and pretty much disappears altogether after the beginning part), so it may be simpler to cut him altogether – and Warner Bros haven't exactly been shy about disposing of characters they have no use for, like Jimmy Olsen. Plus, the existence of an upstanding, well-adjusted former Robin seems to go against the whole tone that the DCEU seems to be aiming for.
  • Jossed. A Nightwing movie has been announced with Chris Mckay, director of The LEGO Batman Movie, in talks to direct.
  • It still has to be greenlit though.
    • Greenlit or not, your logic is faulty for one reason: killing Olsen was Snyder's decision, not Warner Bros (and Snyder did it purely for the sake of shock value)note ; if Warner Bros really had no plans for Grayson, they would've kept Dick Grayson as the dead Robin like Snyder originally planned.

This is Earth-1
Earth-1 is usually depicted as the darkest the DC Universe can get without undergoing Adaptational Villainy and plenty of incidents that have their history in Earth-1 are present here (Robin being murdered by the Joker, Superman being killed by Doomsday before he can propose to Lois etc.)

A character saying "Oh, shit!" in response to something bad will become a Running Gag
Similar to how the Star Wars films each had a character say "I have a bad feeling about this."
  • Jossed.

Lois will recruit The Question
Lois is a well-respected journalist who certainly has contacts in other cities. One of them, therefore, is a TV news reporter named Vic Sage...who will be introduced in a standalone The Question movie, which will end a la Iron Man, with Lois in the Nick Fury role:
Vic Sage: Miss Lane! So what brings you to Hub City?
Lois Lane: (Smiling) Good question.

Lois will be the DCEU's Oracle
Amy Adams has noted in interviews that Lois is the "key to the information", implying that she'll serve as the League's effective "intelligence officer". The difference, of course, is that this Oracle won't be crippled and she's affiliated with Superman more than Batman.
  • Batman's newfound protectiveness of her (spawned from Flash's warning that "Lois—she's the key!") will result in his supplying her with Barbara's old Oracle program...passing the torch.
    • Perhaps Barbara herself has something to do with it, too?
      • Maybe it'll be similar to the Birds of Prey, only with the members being the various reporter characters like Iris West, Linda Park, Vicki Vale, Lana Lang, etc. All of them led and organized by Barbara.

If the talks with HBO result in an actual show, then their Watchmen adaption will link into the DC Extended Universe.
Basing this off of DC Rebirth and how it involves them crossing over with the main DC Universe, this certainly isn't hurt by the fact the guy who came up with that idea is now one of the higher ups of this film franchise.
  • Unlikely. Geoff Johns is no longer a higher up of DC Films.
    • Not to mention that DC seems keen on keeping their universes separate - before it aired and Jason Todd showed up as Robin, there was nothing in Titans that could've explicitly prevented it from being in the DCEU (which it can't now, since the DCEU Todd is either six feet below or Red Hood), yet DC chose to keep it separate from the DCEU.

The DCEU is a corrupted version of a previous Lighter and Softer incarnation
All thanks to the Anti-Life Equation, which Darkseid managed to obtain in the Bad Future shown in the Knightmare sequence. Obtaining his goal, Darkseid warps reality into a Darker and Edgier Crapsack World, completely changing character personalities (most prominently Superman becoming one of his generals). However, when altering the present the Equation needs to alter the past, resulting in a huge change in the Trinity's histories:

  • In the original timeline, Wonder Woman fought in World War I, revealing the existence of the Amazons and eventually paved the way for more superheroes to appear. Her participation in WWI was a success for the most part and she lived a full and happy life with Steve Trevor, a relationship which continued her faith in bringing peace to Man's World, even after Steve dies of old age and Diana joined the Justice League. The Anti-Life Equation altered Wonder Woman's past, causing her mission during the War to go horribly wrong and result in the deaths of her friends and the man she loved. The failure of her actions cause her to lose faith in her role as Amazonian ambassador and she goes into hiding, spending the rest of her life as an Antique collector.
  • Batman started out as a terrifying vigilante, but as his crime-fighting career continued, his resolve to be better than his enemies grew strong and his relationship with the police was a positive one. His group of sidekicks grew into a Bat-Family, and he helped form the Justice League. The Anti-Life Equation altered this past by pushing Joker into being more psychotic, eventually resulting in Jason Todd's murder, and Batman to enter a violent Heroic BSoD where he abandons his no-kill-rule and ends up scaring both criminals and law-abiders alike. Even the smallest possible threat convinces the now-paranoid and angry Batman that eliminating that possible threat is necessary, despite everything pointing to that threat being a force for good.
  • Finally, Superman originally grew up in a much more friendly environment than the other Trinity members, having gained a group of friends and support from his parents in how to handle his powers. When he enters his role as a superhero, his actions bring him praise and adoration, his clear desire to help others gaining him the respect of his peers and many others. The Anti-Life Equation, however, alters Clark's childhood to be a miserable one, full of bullies that tease him for his strange behavior and uncertain parents who don't know what to do with a superpowered child. While his intentions are good, poor decisions lead to his actions being questioned by everyone or revered as something divine, much to his displeasure.

This all leads to the dystopia of the Knightmare, allowing Darkseid to take over, turn the Man of Steel against his allies, and Batman to lead a failing resistance in vain. However, the Flash realizes that reality was altered under Darkseid's will, so he finds a way to go back to the past to warn Batman. Unfortunately, he ends up going too far into the past, and gives Bruce vague information. Luckily, For Want of a Nail initiates and the Flash's brief appearance in the Batcave begins a chain of events that, while can't undo all the damage done by the Equation, will at least prevent the Knightmare future.

  • Partly confirmed about Darkseid and Flash according to Zack Snyder.

If the three Jokers plot twist from DC Rebirth is used
One of the Jokers will be played by Mark Hamill.

Hawkman will not appear. At all
Hawkgirl will be based solely on Justice League: Unlimited depiction of her.

Carrie Kelly will be appear and become Robin
Maybe not in the first Batfleck movie, but at some point.

Future Justice League villains
After Steppenwolf, that is.
  • Darkseid, of course.
    • He was planned for the first Justice League movie actually, but got axed by invokedExecutive Meddling...
  • Brainiac.
  • Despero.
  • Starro the Conqueror.

Hal Jordan will be a descendant/distant relative of Steve Trevor
Identical Grandson in play, letting Chris Pine play both characters.

Neither "Lex Luthor" nor "The Joker" are actually who they appear to be
The Joker is a mutilated and traumatized Jason Todd, who was driven off the deep end after the Joker abducted and tortured him, and tried to mold himself into a successor to the Clown Prince of Crime. Lex Luthor is actually a younger clone of the real Lex Luthor, created to be an identical successor to his "father" so that he wouldn't have to endure the indignity of death. The real Joker is actually hiding out in a dark corner of Gotham, knowing that his nemesis would kill him in retaliation for Jason's torture if he ever found him. The real Lex is living in seclusion in a laboratory under a Metropolis penthouse, running Lexcorp from behind the scenes. No one has yet figured out that the Joker is an impostor, since no one even knows the original Joker's true identity—and most people who've actually met the original are no longer alive to tell about it. No one has yet figured out that Lex Luthor is an impostor, because the real Lex doesn't like to mingle with "the commoners", and he would never allow anyone to connect him to his duplicate's crimes.

When the inevitable World's Finest movie rolls around, Superman and Batman will finally find the real Lex and the Joker, played by Bryan Cranston and Christoph Waltz, respectively.

Younger heroes that could appear
  • Nightwing
  • Tim Drake
  • Kid Flash
  • Tempest
  • Troia
  • Arsenal
  • Starfire
  • Raven
  • Beast Boy
  • Terra
  • Jericho
  • Kole
  • Omen
  • Argent
  • Damage
  • Aqualad
  • Superboy
  • Wonder Girl
  • Impulse
  • Secret
  • Ravager
  • Red Devil
  • Solstice
  • Bunker

The "Knightmare" is the DCEU version of Flashpoint

The Flash that appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice went back in time to save his mother from getting killed, thus resulting in a Reality-Breaking Paradox that altered reality in which Superman was brainwashed by Darkseid into a dictator. Barry goes back in time used a Boom Tube to fix everything, but not before appearing in the Batcave to tell Bruce that "he need to find us", referring to the Justice League.

  • Jossed. It rather takes many inspirations from Injustice: Gods Among Us and Injustice 2. Barry does go back in time, but it happens following Darkseid's rampage on the Justice League (Darkseid seemingly killed Aquaman and Wonder Woman, and also turned Superman to his side with the Anti-Life Equation after killing Lois Lane) and takeover of Earth, to try and fix it.

     Possible future title plots 
  • Martian Manhunter
    • Plot: An Origin Story that details how J'onn J'onnz becomes the Martian Manhunter.
    • Details:
      • The death of the Martian race which is orchestrated by Malefic.
      • J'onn is brought to Earth by Dr. Erdel who is conducting experiments involving a Mother Box.
      • J'onn returns to Mars, only to discover that he has been pulled through time and his world has faded into red dust.
      • J'onn's return to Mars awakens Malefic who has been dormant since committing genocide on his own people and follows J'onn back to earth.
      • J'onn is taken in by Dr. Erdel and his daughter who teach him about humanity.
      • Dr. Erdel's daughter introduces J'onn to different kinds of cookies, including Oreos which J'onn takes a special liking to.
      • Malefic commits experiments to regain his telepathic powers that were removed by the Martian race for using them for evil and figures out that he needs J'onn to restore his powers.
      • J'onn has a discussion with the Erdels about lost love ones, bringing up his dead wife and daughter, and uses his telepathy to show how Martians express emotions and connect with others resulting in Visual Effects of Awesome.
      • Malefic threatens the Erdels to get J'onn's help and promptly goes on a rampage.

Speaking of The Multiverse, there will be a crossover with the shows.
  • The Flash series is big on parallel universes and altered timelines, so the series' Flash is quite likely to meet his counterpart, or at least see a shot of him while passing through a dimensional portal.
  • Gotham's Bruce Wayne will meet his murderous film counterpart and learn to beware falling to He Who Fights Monsters, keeping him on the path to the Batman we know and love.

The New Gods will be Body Surfing Eldritch Abominations
Taking notes from Final Crisis, this allows for Fourth World characters to return while being played by different actors. New Genesis Gods will have more normal-looking hosts while Apokolipian Gods will corrupt and distort their bodies.

The antagonist of the Nightwing film will be one of the C-List Batman villains mentioned in The LEGO Batman Movie
Simply because it's the same director. Also, Rule of Funny.

The Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern movie will be retconned into this setting.
Similar to how Constantine was retconned into the Arrowverse.
  • Barring them showing it in the Flash movie (assuming it's adapting Flashpoint), it's looking extremely unlikely, since on top of Reynolds being busy with Deadpool, doing so would make the Green Lantern Corps movie a moot point.

None of the heroes or villains will be played by actors from the MCU and X-Men films
This is actually really obvious, but someone probably needs to establish this idea to the people suggesting actors with MCU roles in the casting possibilities WMG. Marvel and DC are rivals and will most certainly keep the actors they hire with contracts that would prevent them from being leads in competing franchises.

The DCEU will use the Jaime Reyes version of the Blue Beetle
There are three reasons for why Jaime Reyes looks like a likely choice. He's the most recent and prominent version of the character (they generally prefer to use these), he adds diversity to the cast as a Latino (they've stated they wanted to reach a broader audience this way), and he's a teenager (which essentially gives them their own answer to Spider-Man). The story of Booster Gold & Blue Beetle will likely take its cue from the comics, taking place after the death of Ted Kord, and the story starts in El Paso, TX with Jaime finding the Scarab, and it grafts itself to Jaime's spine, turning him into the Blue Beetle. This sets the stage for an inexperienced Jaime, who Booster Gold must help guide along the way in order to protect the innocent, while also keeping the Scarab from committing mass destruction.
  • Unlikely. The Arrowverse wasn't allowed to use Ted Kord due to the DCEU having plans for him (resulting in them having to abandon all the foreshadowing and use Ray Palmer instead), so while it's possible Reyes will show up at some point, if Blue Beetle does debut, it's likely going to be Ted Kord.

Barbara Gordon will be critically injured at the end of Batgirl, turning her into Oracle and leaving the spot open for Cassandra Cain
While not outright confirmed yet, it's a pretty safe bet that the Batgirl used for her eponymous movie will be Barbara Gordon, the original Batgirl. While the movie will focus on her as Batgirl, and we see her journey as a superhero, it ends just how it did in the comics — with a paralyzing bullet. Bonus points if this is done by The Joker. Naturally, this crippling injury will render her a non-combatant, and she will adopt the role of Oracle just like the comics. This will leave the role of Batgirl open for a new woman under the mask — Cassandra Cain, the second Batgirl. She will fill the role as an ally for Batman and Nightwing in future titles, possibly starring in a potential Batgirl sequel, and may even appear in Batgirl without yet donning the identity (until possibly the very end) to provide buildup to her taking on the role.

At some point there will be an adaptation of Crisis On Infinite Earths in which the Anti-Monitor (or whatever equivalent villain) raises the stakes bydestroying the universe of a beloved other DC adaptation, like the Nolanverse or the Donnerverse.
  • Alternatively, they'll go the opposite way and do a Take That! by having him destroy a more disliked universe, such as Green Lantern (to top Ryan Reynolds's jokes at the film's expense) or Steel.

The tone of the DCEU revolves around Wonder Woman's perception of the world
Wonder Woman is a much lighter film compared to the previous entries in the franchise, and also serves as a prequel. In the film, we see that she is very optimistic about life, but seeing what humanity is really like started to have her lose faith in them. My belief is that the sequels will be Darker and Edgier (but not by too much, so the DCEU can stay bright), and Diana will go through a Trauma Conga Line that will lead into the events of Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Superman's Heroic Sacrifice is what brings back Diana's faith in humanity, which leads us into the events of Justice League and a much more optimistic franchise.

Aquaman's hand will be cut off at some point, and he'll start using his famous hook-hand
Probably in either Justice League or his solo movie.
  • So far, he still has both hands. His solo film's sequel could have it happen though.

A prominent male superhero is going to get a Gender Flip, or get replaced by their Distaff Counterpart, for the DCEU

The film Brightburn will exist in the DCEU
As a propaganda film bankrolled by Lex Luthor.
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