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The Flash and Aquaman movies won’t follow a standard ‘origin tales’ approach

March 13th, 2016 by Marc Comments


OK, so we know we’ll get a glimpse (at least) of Aquaman and Flash in the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice but everyone is wondering what we can expect when they both get their standalone movies down the line.

Now we at least something they WON’T be…

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, producer Charles Roven has revealed that the standalone movies will not be origin tales but will pick up after the events of the Justice League movie: “While each movie stands alone, they’re all part of one long arc of storytelling,” Roven said.

We imagine we will see their origins explored within the movies but not in a linear fashion, similar to Man of Steel or Burton’s 1989 Batman, perhaps?

Anyway, it seems that an amazing amount of research has been going into the characters and how they would exist in a ‘real world’ scenario with screenwriter Chris Terrio studying electromagnetic physics for The Flash and deep sea biology in the Mariana trench for Aquaman. He also studied a Greek historian’s account of the Atlantis-Amazon war while developing Wonder Woman: “If you told me the most rigorous dramaturgical and intellectual product of my life would be superhero movies, I would have said you were crazy,” he said.

We think in a world so populated with superhero movies right now it’s a great idea not to go down the straight origins route; with the idea being that Dawn of Justice is the first dip into one, big story, we think this is a great way to approach the mythology.

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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….

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