For the reason that beginning of Warner Bros’ DC Prolonged Universe, or whatever it’s called, now we have heard about quite a few movies being in pre-production, talked about, thought-about and even scrawled on a bar serviette. From Nightwing to Deathstroke to the thirty-six Harley Quinn spinoffs (we could also be exaggerating), it is laborious to maintain observe. There’s a facet to this that may be very thrilling. DC Comics has an extended historical past full of various takes on characters, in addition to compelling heroes and villains who do not fairly have Justice League-level title recognition. Sadly, it seems to be like DC might have pulled the plug on two of the movies that had been in some stage of improvement. Each Lobo and the Deadshot solo movie, from the seems to be of it, will not be taking place. A minimum of not anytime quickly.
First, as regards to a Deadshot solo movie. Will Smith is a real film star, and as Netflix’s Vivid recently showed, audiences nonetheless love watching him. Together with Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn, his portrayal of Deadshot was one of many standouts in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, and the character appeared like the plain option to get his personal film. It simply is smart and we have even championed the thought of him getting his own franchise. However in line with a Twitter publish from Discussing Film, Will Smith shouldn’t be at present connected to seem in a Deadshot solo movie, and as a substitute his subsequent look because the character is prone to be in Suicide Squad 2. In response to this information, Mario-F. Robles wrote on Twitter that Deadshot now joins Lobo as a DC movie that was taking place, however now is not. Now you will need to observe that neither of those cancellations have been formally confirmed, so take this with a grain of salt. However given how little motion we have heard on these, it actually appears potential.
It’s a pity that Will Smith’s Deadshot is not going to be getting his personal movie, however he’s already part of the DC movie universe and can possible proceed to be going ahead. He would supply a great foil for The Batman when the caped crusader lastly will get his Matt Reeves-directed solo movie. However even when that does not occur, we will nonetheless sit up for seeing him in Gavin O’Connor’s Suicide Squad 2. If that film options Black Adam as the primary antagonist, seeing The Rock and Will Smith, two enormous film stars, mixing it up can be a blast. Both means, we’re anticipating to see Will Smith’s Deadshot once more.
Lobo is a unique story. The Lobo movie has been discussed for ages, with everybody from Man Ritchie to Brad Peyton connected to direct. Even The Rock was rumored to be enjoying the character for a time. With the success of Fox’s R-rated comedian e-book films Logan and Deadpool, you’d suppose the time would never be better to take a crack at DC’s alien bounty hunter. The character is each violent and hilarious, and would naturally capitalize on the identical viewers that liked these Fox movies.
Whereas these potential cancellations are a bummer to followers who need as a lot comedian e-book film content material as potential, they mirror a rethinking of technique on DC’s half. As a substitute of simply throwing issues on the wall and seeing what sticks, the corporate has to strive a unique tack. Whether or not you like the DC movies, hate them or are someplace in between, they have not succeeded the way in which Warner Bros. needed them to. Loads of behind the scenes modifications have taken place in the wake of Justice League, and now there’s a new President of DC movie manufacturing. So whereas we is probably not getting solo outings for Deadshot and Lobo now, the extra profitable DC is sooner or later, the higher probability there’s that these characters get the display time they deserve.