Geoff Johns Discusses New Plans for Connecting DCEU

Movie fans know how shared universe films are supposed to work, with appearances or stories in one movie leading into the next.

However, DC Entertainment has decided to go in a different direction with its DC Extended Universe.

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Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman. Source: Warner Bros

While Man of Steel, Batman vs Superman and Suicide Squad were all connected by the same events, Wonder Woman was a flashback story with a present day framing device connected to the overall universe.

Well now it seems that the DCEU stories will look more like Wonder Woman than Batman vs Superman.

DC Entertainment bosses Geoff Johns and Diane Nelson spoke with Vulture about their plans for the franchise’s future.

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Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. Source: Warner Bros.

“Our intention, certainly, moving forward is using the continuity to help make sure nothing is diverging in a way that doesn’t make sense, but there’s no insistence upon an overall story line or interconnectivity in that universe,” said Nelson.

Johns elaborated on how the films will work together.

“The movie’s not about another movie,” said Johns. “Some of the movies do connect the characters together, like Justice League. But, like with Aquaman our goal is not to connect Aquaman to every movie.”

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Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Source: Warner Bros.

Nelson explained that the DCEU films will be more about the various filmmakers, like Patty Jenkins, James Wan and Joss Whedon, than one shared story.

“Moving forward, you’ll see the DC movie universe being a universe, but one that comes from the heart of the filmmaker who’s creating them,” said Nelson.

The next DCEU movie Justice League hits theaters Nov. 17.

Source: Comic Book

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