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Deborah Snyder explains the direction of the DC Cinematic Universe and hints at a Flash/Cyborg crossover movie

April 3rd, 2016 by Marc Comments

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The DC Cinematic Universe is rolling on like a juggernaut despite the negative reviews of Batman V Superman (we liked it for the record) and now producer Deborah Snyder – and wife of Zack Snyder – talks a little about the Justice League to Forbes and who the next team-up movie may be.

Many have criticised DC for starting their journey with Justice League so early, but Snyder says they have a plan for where the movies are going: “Justice League is the core,” she says.

“It’s where the characters are together. If you have these Justice League movies coming, and you have these individual movies peppered in between, we kind of need to know what the trajectory is.

So Zack and Geoff Johns sat down and outlined where they thought the stories were going to go. And it doesn’t mean that once you have a writer writing them, it’s not going to change, but at least it’s a framework of, “Here’s what we think is going to happen from now til, say, 2020, through the second Justice League movie.”

One thing that is obvious from what we’ve seen of Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman, is that all the movies will have a unique flavour and style: “David Ayer’s Suicide Squad has such an amazing, brash tone. It’s fun and it’s about the villains, and it’s super-different than Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, which is an origin story and tells her story. As you can imagine, when we get to the Flash movie, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher — who plays Cyborg — are kind of our youngest characters, and they have a really nice comradery with each other. Ezra is super funny, so the tone of that film will be very different than the rest of them.”

Wait, did she just hint that Flash and Cyborg may be in a movie together? Will The Flash see the duo team-up?

“It’s all about the director’s point of view and what they can bring to it, so they feel unique and different, and the stories can be unique to the characters,” she added.

“We’re sharing artwork with everybody, we’re sharing if something changes in the script with the other directors. So they also know the other characters, and I think you might see some surprises in the movies, because it is the same universe. Which I think is fun, if you have this interconnected universe with these characters then I think they would show up maybe in some of the [other] stories.

What do you think? Is it wise to have the League appear so soon? Would you like to see Flash and Cyborg together in one of the standalone movies?

Let us know…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….