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Justice League Universe Is Connected Says Geoff Johns

Justice League Universe Is Connected Says Geoff Johns

2013 saw the launch of the DC cinematic universe with Zack Snyder’s new take on Superman, Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill. From there, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice would be released followed by Suicide Squad. The three movies didn’t perform up to expectations, so a change was made putting Geoff Johns and Jon Berg in control of the DC movie universe.

Friday saw it learned that apparently DC would be moving away from their connected film universe, which as of this past Comic-Con saw films announced including a Wonder Woman sequel, Shazam, Suicide Squad 2, The Batman, Justice Leage Dark, Flashpoint, Green Lantern Corps and Batgirl. Most recently also saw announcements for a Joke origins movie, which would be part of a new and separate DC brand not associated with the Justice League slate of films.

The report from Friday included quotes from Geoff Johns as well as DC co-president Diane Nelson:

“Our intention, certainly, moving forward is using the continuity to help make sure nothing is diverging in a way that doesn’t make sense, but there’s no insistence upon an overall story line or interconnectivity in that universe,” – Diane Nelson.

“[Aquaman] is not about another movie. Some of the movies do connect the characters together, like Justice League. But, like with Aquaman our goal is not to connect Aquaman to every movie.” – Geoff Johns.

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Now the latest is from Geoff Johns as a fan took to Twitter to voice concerns for the DCEU, which have been echoed throughout the internet all this weekend. The good news is that Geoff Johns says it’s all still connected.

Diane Nelson also previously made mention that, “Moving forward, you’ll see the DC movie universe being a universe, but one that comes from the heart of the filmmaker who’s creating them.”

We can speculate that Nelson means DC will be taking a different approach from that of Marvel Studios, which basically follows the vision of head honcho Kevin Feige (though obviously DC must have some vision of their own or Rick Fumuyiwa would have never left The Flash). It’s also possible, as I stated before, that DC may be going with solo movies for their characters that are free from having to be directly connected to the other movies, but still have the characters appear in one big movie, like a Justice League or Justice League 2.