DC has been trying to get its own cinematic universe off the ground since 2013’s Man of Steel in an attempt to replicate the MCU’s incredible success. Marvel Studios has only continued to grow in those years, having released many successful movies and had several blockbuster crossover events, most notably the record-breaking Avengers: Endgame.
Crossover events have always proven to be a major piece of the comic book puzzle when it comes to both Marvel and DC. The former’s best-known events include the likes of Civil War, The Infinity Gauntlet, Secret Wars, and Avengers vs. X-Men; the latter has had the likes of Crisis on Infinite Earths, Flashpoint, Blackest Knight, and Identity Crisis.
DC’s Massive Endgame Crossover Plans
According to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter, DC Films President Walter Hamada intended to build toward an adaptation of Crisis on Infinite Earths in the DCEU before the Warner Bros. Discovery merger led to a change in management at the studio.
Hamada was first brought on in 2018 to take charge of the DCEU after Zack Snyder’s vision for the franchise fell apart in the wake of 2017’s Justice League debacle. The studio president’s vision was said to include three to four DC movies releasing annually; it’s unclear how the change in management will affect these plans moving forward.
So, Walter Hamada was charting his DC course for Crisis on Infinite Earths, but is that still the plan? Warner Bros. is currently preparing a ten-year plan for the DCEU that may not be spearheaded by Hamada amid reports he may depart DC Films after Black Adam, potentially throwing the continuation of his direction into question.
Crisis on Infinite Earths was an event designed to put an end to DC’s Multiverse and create a singular universe to simplify things for readers. The event proved to be among DC’s biggest ever as it saw the Anti-Monitor destroying universes while the Monitor brought together heroes from across the Multiverse to stop him.
Now, the question is whether Warner Bros.’ new management will be equally eager to pursue this direction and to implement Crisis on Infinite Earths into its new ten-year plan. If that were to be the case, then it will almost certainly round out that decade as it proved to be the ultimate crossover for the franchise, with smaller ones along the way in the vein of the Avengers movies.
Only time will tell where DC is going with its next decade of storytelling, but The Direct has its own predictions for 18 movies that need to be included, from Shazam vs. Black Adam to Justice League: Year One.