DC Extended Universe - Timeline

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I'm expecting a timeline shift due to Justice League's underwhelming performance.
My guess:

Man of Steel - 100% canon
BvS - largely non-canon but some parts still happened albeit differently (Doomsday vs WW, Supes and Bats, Supes dies and Lex is arrested. Recastings and potential differences in story included.)
Suicide Squad - Harley's past in 2009 is canon, the rest is not. (Joker treats her harsher in this new timeline for failing to kill Robin?)
WW - All canon except present day with the photo
JL - 99% NON-canon other than the team fought Steppenwolf and won.

Maybe it will be told a future story? Only DC knows for sure.
If a lot was different in the timeline (but not entirely) since 1918, the end of WW1, maybe the Joker movie could exist in the new canon since Thomas Wayne could now be born in 1920 instead of 1942.
I'm hoping if that's the case it will be Days of Future Past and not simply ignoring the previous films.

The Flash film looks like an easy way to work in the continuity.

Original timeline
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman 1984
Man of Steel
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition (without Barry Allen + Lois Lane dies (or is that during Justice League?))
Dream sequence

Pre-Flashpoint
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman 1984
Man of Steel
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition
Suicide Squad: Extended Cut
Justice League
Aquaman
Shazam!
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
The Flash (Beginning)

Post-Flashpoint
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman 1984
The Batman
Man of Steel (recast actors)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition (recast actors)
Suicide Squad: Extended Cut (recast actors)
Justice League (recast actors)
Aquaman
Shazam!
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
The Flash (End)
The Suicide Squad
Aquaman 2

Something like that.
 
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selfishmisery

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I'm hoping if that's the case it will be Days of Future Past and not simply ignoring the previous films.
I had a story in mind personally that involved Darkseid and time traveling to 1918, but I won't hold my breath. I'm just guessing based on the fact that there's definitely a restructure going on.
 

Dallas Kinard

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I had a story in mind personally that involved Darkseid and time traveling to 1918, but I won't hold my breath. I'm just guessing based on the fact that there's definitely a restructure going on.
What an absolute mess this universe has become. It's really upsetting considering it's potential for greatness.
 

Dallas Kinard

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Honestly, I have to agree with your assessment, D Dallas Kinard .

I enjoyed Man of Steel. Dawn of Justice was a little on the darker side, yes, but I still enjoyed it too. (Never watched the TC, only the UE.)

Suicide Squad .. not so much. Jared Leto's Joker was frankly uninspiring compared to Heath Ledger's Joker. Still, Margot Robbie did great as Harley and the others were OK.

Wonder Woman ... best of the bunch for me, hands down.

I can understand the reception of Dawn of Justice spooking WB execs and them wanting to lighten future films up a bit, but they played it far too safe as a result and butchered/abandoned a lot of elements from that film by executive meddling on Justice League. Zach Snyder doing a page one rewrite - understandable. He likely might have come back and explored some of the elements from the original JL script in the future. From what I've read on the 'Net, I think his revised JL movie would've been a good one anyway (though probably not for the people who already hated MOS and BVS before JL even came out.)

The Justice League movie we got in theaters was an OK watch for me, but going back and comparing with the early trailers we got before Joss Whedon took over, it's glaringly obvious how much the movie was changed after Snyder departed. It's especially annoying since Aquaman is said to pick up directly from where Snyder's cut of Justice League ends.

To put it bluntly, WB shot themselves in the foot by meddling so much on JL and freaking out a little too much over BVS' reception; now they're trying to avoid taking any risks and the "connected" universe doesn't really feel connected at all any more. I have all the Blu-Ray's so far from MOS through Aquaman, but don't plan on picking up Shazam or Birds of Prey. Wonder Woman 1984 I will get, and after that it depends on where the franchise goes.
What I'm saying is, there is no clear direction for this franchise. It seemed like there was before JL was butchered into a parody film. I personally do not want Harley to be the face of this franchise either. I agree with Bruce Timm that there is a very strange obsession with that character and it makes no sense, considering she's a homicidal maniac. Hardly a role model for 13 year old girls.
 

Pro Bot

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What I'm saying is, there is no clear direction for this franchise. It seemed like there was before JL was butchered into a parody film. I personally do not want Harley to be the face of this franchise either. I agree with Bruce Timm that there is a very strange obsession with that character and it makes no sense, considering she's a homicidal maniac. Hardly a role model for 13 year old girls.
Yeah, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, not Aquaman, Shazam and Harley Quinn. At least we're getting more Wonder Woman, hope The Batman isn't a reboot because that would be such a waste of potential.

To be honest, the only thing I'd retcon is Batman being a murderer. Other than that, I'd say I have enjoyed each entry in the series, though I really want a Snyder Cut because it's clearly a much better film, finished or otherwise.
 

Pro Bot

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Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck both tweeted "#ReleaseTheSnyderCut" on Sunday following 2 years of silence about "Justice League" on social media. Jason Momoa has already been vocal about wanting to see Snyder's version of JL released and then Ray Fisher voiced support as well recently. Interestingly enough, Gal and Ben (portraying two of the DC Trinity) supporting it speaks volumes, I think. Also, Former DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson, Damon Lindelöf, and Scott Derrickson have tweeted in support of the Snyder Cut.


I'm hoping all the support, especially from 2 of the 3 biggest stars of the franchise, will start to crack Warner Bros. resolve on the issue of the SC, but at the same time I'm not holding my breath. t's a shame Henry Cavill's Netflix role prevents him from speaking out on the SC.
 

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