No matter your thoughts on the current state of DC films, you've got to admit that the connected universe known as the DCEU has caused quite the stir over the last couple of years. From the chaos that was Batman v Superman, to the unparalleled success of Wonder Woman, its been a weird time for this franchise.
Fortunately, it looks like the madness is about to end. With Geoff Johns and Diane Nelson in charge, there are some big changes on the way for the DCEU. Mainly, they're ditching the current concept of the connected universe.
Before you get all frustrated about it, take a deep breath. The DC films will still connect to one another, but they're not going to be nearly as dependant on one another. Instead, many of the coming films will be like Wonder Woman, where they might tease the other movies but they're mostly standalone.
While talking with Vulture about the future of DC Entertainment, Johns and Nelson both said they are actively taking the films away from the connected universe that existed in BvS and Suicide Squad.
“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,” Nelson explained.
Johns piggybacked on that point after he was asked about Wonder Woman's influence on the new direction.
“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.”
Nelson wrapped all of those thoughts up, and put everyone's mind at ease, by saying that filmmakers like Patty Jenkins and James Wan are providing the framework for DC going forward.
"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," Nelson said.
DC's next, and biggest effort comes in the form of Justice League, which is set to hit theaters on November 17, 2017.