The DC Cinematic Universe is Becoming the Batman Cinematic Universe

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Everyone knows how popular Batman is, and now it looks like Warner Brothers is going to make him the center of the DC Cinematic Universe.

This week JoBlo revealed a whole bunch of cool stuff about the 2017 Wonder Woman movie. For instance, the movie is actually a prequel to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice with the modern day stuff being set about eight months before the big team-movie that hits theaters in March. They also talk about the plot of the movie, which involves both Circe and Ares and does go back to the World War I setting where Wonder Woman first fought the god of war.

We will see the invisible jet in the movie, but even more surprising is that there will be a Batman cameo at one point. He’ll watch Wonder Woman saving some civilians and then meet up with her and apparently set up the relationship between them that already exists in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

That would make Wonder Woman the fourth movie (so far) in the DC Cinematic Universe to feature Batman in some way:

The DC Cinematic Universe so far:

  • Man of Steel – No Batman cameo, but Wayne Enterprises is referenced.
  • Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – Big Batman focus.
  • Suicide Squad – Big Batman cameo
  • Wonder Woman – Batman cameo

This is a similar tactic Warner Brothers’ gaming division does with the LEGO games they license. Even though the last DC LEGO title was basically a DC Universe title featuring every character in their roster, they still named it “LEGO Batman 3”. Even the LEGO toys that are released slap a Batman minifig in every single set even if it’s not a Batman central set. Green Lantern vs Sinestro? Sure, but be sure to put Batman in it!

Even though it’s only four movies in, it looks like the DC Cinematic Universe is taking the LEGO approach by making it a Batman Cinematic Universe. I’m not opposed to anything that helps it succeed, as I prefer DC’s comic universe to Marvel’s by far, but this is almost feels a little desperate if they’re going to slap Batman in every movie they’re doing.