DC Solo Films May Include Origin Stories

Warner Bros. Pictures has eleven films based on DC Comics in the works and set for release over the next five years. The floodgates open in March with Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” which also includes the introduction of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and cameos by other heroes like Aquaman (Jason Momoa).

One thing distinct about this universe though will be a lack of origin stories. Whilst “Man of Steel” served as one for Batman, all the other superheroes that make up this ‘Justice League’ are already up and running by the time of ‘Dawn’. As a result, it looks as if we’re skipping origin stories for these heroes.

Speaking with Collider, Atlas Entertainment president and founder Charles Roven says that’s the plan for now, and origin elements would only be included in the standalone films if those films involved flashbacks that tie the story into something in the past:

“The Flash movie or the Aquaman film is gonna come out after Justice League 1, it’s not gonna be a completely different character; that character will have evolved from Justice League 1. Wonder Woman, when we see her in Justice League 1, will have evolved from Batman v Superman.

Unless we decide that in one of these stories we’re gonna do something that happened in the past and have it be more of an origination story, in which case you’ll realize how that character became what they were in the movie that they were first introduced.”

Roven loves this approach as it also allows for creative freedom that wouldn’t necessarily be available if they had to plan things out far ahead of time:

“By doing that it’s very fresh. You’ve got very fresh ideas, very interesting ideas. It’s just really a lot of fun if you’ve got really great collaborative minds working together to try to make things better, more interesting, more fun, more provocative.”

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens in cinemas on March 25th, 2016.