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The DC Cinematic Universe will be linked by a non-fluid or linear timeline, it seems

March 9th, 2017 by Marc Comments

In what is probably isn’t that much of a surprise given what we’ve already seen in the DC Cinematic Universe, it seems that the timeline of upcoming movies won’t exactly be linear.

So, here’s what we know: It looks like Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Batman and all the other movies in the coming years will feature flashbacks and flashforwards in the timeline – given that the universe is set up as something that is thousands of years old, this is hardly a surprise.

Producer Charles Roven has talked about the storytelling within the universe: “For example, the Justice League movie will take place in a universe that’s post-Batman v Superman, just like Batman v Superman takes place in a universe that’s post-Man of Steel.

“When we’re dealing with either The Flash or Aquaman, since they will take place in a universe that has happened after Justice League, the characters and the world will be informed by the movies that preceded them, except that there’s flashbacks or whatever within those particular movies, [and] flashforwards within those particular movies.”

This makes sense and is a great device in fleshing out and expanding the universe if used right, and it’s not a surprise when you think about the vastness of the DCCU: “When we talk about who Arthur Curry is, and we talk about the universe when that movie starts in terms of him and where he is, obviously Atlantis exists and has existed before the timeline of his movie, but both [Justice League director] Zack [Snyder] and [Aquaman director] James [Wan] collaborate on what the look of both movies will be.”


We love that, under the guidance of co-head and President/CCO of DC Entertainment, Geoff Johns, Zack Snyder and the others involved in the creation of the universe are working together so tightly and it gives us hope that the DC Universe will, as we all want it to be, be a linked in a big and complex way.

What do you all think? Is this particular storytelling device a waste of time or a necessary evil? Let us know…

Source: Comicbook

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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….