With the (possible) news that Henry Cavill has walked away from the role of Superman, people feel the DC Cinematic Universe is in shambles. Sadly, they could be right.
With two of their biggest franchise’s actors (possibly) walking away, the idea of DC going back to the drawing board doesn’t seem like the craziest of ideas. Rumors of Ben Affleck leaving the role of Batman behind have been surfacing ever since Justice League finished filming, but the bigger news of Cavill exiting the role of Superman seem to be more dooming to the fledgling DC Extended Universe.
I honestly think now would be a great time for DC to try something else, something different than the formula created by the much more successful Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The one thing DC has always excelled at in recent years is their animated offerings of their comic books. Either it be the TV shows Justice League Unlimited or the fan favorite Young Justice -or- the slew of direct to disc titles that seem to arrive every six months or so, DC has great animation.
What if they took the animation to the big screen? I don’t mean to just make their popular animated films theater ready, no, I mean go big. Like really big. And honestly, the DC movies have been more CG than live action so far….not a huge stretch.
The one thing I was always excited for outta the Disney / Marvel mega-power was animated films. Sadly they have only delivered one so far and as excellent as it was, I wanted more.
Now if DC could deliver Pixar level animated films within the DC Universe that could appeal to children and adults alike, they might be able to have a product that is different than the movies being offered by the MCU and take a share of the box office that other animated films have been earning recently. Also it would be a little smudge on Disney’s ego if Warner Bros. could launch a successful animated comic book universe.
Anyway, just a super quick thought……