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…