Whoa! Has ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ Already Happened Within The DCEU?

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(Warning: Spoilers for Justice League below)

With the Justice League movie in production, and having seen the movies that make up the DCEU so far, I believe Warner Bros. is about to drop a cosmic-sized bombshell on us. I’ll admit that the DCEU has felt a bit rushed in terms of world-building, and to a degree, some of the characters have felt a bit unfamiliar, but maybe, just maybe, this has all been done intentionally.

While comparing the DCEU with the DCU (DC Comics Universe) it dawned on me (sorry, I couldn’t resist): What if a major event already occurred in the DCEU that we haven’t seen, and it altered certain aspects of movie-version Earth-1? What if this event wiped out a pre-existing movie-version of the Multiverse?

As I started thinking about major events that took place in the DCU that severely impacted Earth-1 and the Multiverse, only one came to mind — Crisis on Infinite Earths. That’s right, I’m suggesting that the Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline has already occurred within the DCEU.

Earth-1? Multiverse? If you enjoyed the movies but aren’t up to speed on your comic book history, don’t worry, I got you covered. If you think my theory is bat guano just wait until you get to the part where I reveal who Jesse Eisenberg actually played in Batman v Superman.

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Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe: Who Does Negan Kill? It’s More Than One, Oh No!

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Now you might be thinking, “Not another ‘who did Negan kill’ article,” but wait — this one comes on the heels of The Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero talking about the Season 6 finale during a recent interview with EW:

“If we would have shown the deaths, then they wouldn’t have felt our characters in Season 7 the way they need to.”

“Deaths,” not “death”? Does this mean that Negan killed more than one person? It might. Nicotero’s slip of the tongue (if it was that) is definitely a game-changer when it comes to theorizing who got offed during the finale.

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely loathe cliffhanger endings. I barely have the patience for my Hot Pocket to warm up let alone wait months for my favorite show to come back on to give me some resolution. For that reason, my nose has been pressed up against my television screen studying the last 11 minutes of the Season 6 finale since it was released on Blu-ray. I’ve watched Negan swinging Lucille at regular speed, at various speeds, and frame-by-frame, and you know what? It paid off because I believe I have a pretty good idea who Negan killed.

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F*** Marvel Comment Creates a Divide That’s Not Needed

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Suicide Squad (2016)

Suicide Squad movie director David Ayers showed just how out of touch he is with the comic book community when he said, “F@&# MARVEL” at the world premiere of his movie. Ayers quickly apologized via Twitter after making the statement after comic book fans replied negatively, but what was said, was said. You don’t have to be Mr. Fantastic to realize that Warner Bros. isn’t happy with how their comic book movie properties are doing. On top of that, WB now has to worry about one of their loud mouth directors sounding like an envious juvenile.

What Mr. Ayers doesn’t understand is that taking a shot at Marvel is, in a way, like taking a shot at comic book fandom. Comic book lovers have come a long way from being synonymous with pimply, geeky, nerds that live in basements. It wasn’t that long ago that this was Captain America on the big screen.

YIKES!

Over the years, comic book fandom has risen in popularity and become cool due in part to the movies that Marvel has put out since Iron Man (2008). I’m not taking anything away from WB, but Marvel has been more successful at unifying the comic book, and non-comic book, masses.

Getting back to Mr. Ayers’ comment, it was divisive and tried to encourage a DC vs Marvel attitude – an attitude that has been declining. I’m sure that there are still Marvel Zombies and DC Drones out there, but the comic book market has become so diverse that if you restrict yourself to only one of those two properties you are limiting yourself from some other really good comics.

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Marvel Zombies Written by Robert Kirkman

For example, if you like DC’s Batman you would probably like Marvel’s Daredevil, and even Frank Miller’s Sin City (a comic published by neither DC nor Marvel). Interestingly, Frank Miller wrote stories for all three of those separate properties.

As a comic book fan, I don’t care if a Marvel movie or a DC movie makes more money than the other – I just want to watch a good comic book movie. I want the comic book medium to flourish, and good comic book movies help it to do just that. What I don’t want is for actors, directors, writers, etc. to push the mentality that fans have to choose one company over the other – that’s crazy talk and it hurts general comic book fandom.