Here's my opinion for how Warner Brothers should go about their DC superhero movies.
Batman Begins and Dark Knight should have a final chapter.
Batman begins led into Dark Knight with the presenting of Joker's calling card like Dark Knight leads into a third film with Gordon stating Batman will be hunted. So it follows that Batman is a vigilante that is now fully on the wrong side of the law, and his redemption is a key point of the story. Also, where the first film used fear as its element of conflict embodied by Scarecrow and Ra's al Ghul, and the second dealt with rage and chaos using the Joker and Two Face, I expect the third to move past that and delve into insanity. The character I feel can best do this is the Riddler. To me the plot would go something like this: Batman being hunted by police and criminals has a hard enough time keeping himself together. Now, what seems to be a copy-cat of his greatest nemesis is breaking Batman's mind through a series of sinister puzzles with deadly consequences. Batman's sanity is crumbling and Gotham has rejected him. Only by outthinking the Riddler will he be able to save himself and the city. Throw in a slew of other recognizable criminals to further beat him down during an already tough time and I think it could be a great way to finish the story line. We would see Batman's transitioning through ultimate despair into his unmatched cleverness and then see him finally rise above and be recognized as Gotham's hero once more. At the end I think it would be neat if Bruce Wayne took a young Dick Grayson as ward, symbolizing the end of darkness for Gotham City, and his own personal salvation from a once consuming madness.
Superman Returns should have it's sequel.
It seems to be finally back in the works, but for a while I was worried. The 2006 film didn't do as well as it was expected, but I really liked it and thought it was very well done. I thought that presenting Lois Lane as more of a heroine than victim was great. For this next film, I would like to see some epic battle sequences with at least one of Superman's more notable foes. I think Darkseid would be an awesome choice for this because with him comes all his legions as they attempt to conquer our world. Seeing Superman fight another ultimate being from another world (instead of just being made vulnerable so that petty humans can take him on) could be one the greatest showdowns ever presented in a superhero movie. However, I don't think that is enough for this film, it needs emotion and substance behind it, not just a bunch of knock 'em-sock 'em scenes. I think we should see more of Superman's alien side; see how much he just doesn't care about Humanity, and then see his own humanity and see how much he actually needs us. We should see how difficult his relationship with the people of Earth can get and then see him prove himself as the protector of our planet.
Wonder Woman needs her own live action modern-day movie.
There has been talk of proposed ideas for a Wonder Woman film, and I would like to see something happen that can match the excitement for Batman and Superman. Wonder woman's story would not be difficult to present to an audience as far the suspension of disbelief goes. If they are buying Superman they can buy a mysterious island where Amazon women live. Maybe update the costume a little, but basically the origin story in modern context would be all you need to make a great movie for her. I like the idea of Greek mythology being a strong influence in the development of character and plot.
Green Lantern needs his own live action movie.
This is a film that is long overdue. They finally seem to have started working on it, and the great thing is that there is so much story there they can easily make a great sequel if not trilogy. The origin story is a given for the first film, and there are so many characters involved that keeping a sequel in mind just makes sense, so that you can better develop them all. YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got Hal Jordan being chosen to be the protector of Earth and suddenly whisked away to learn and train with all sorts of unique individuals. Dealing with some sort of catastrophe on Earth afterwards, most likely involving Sinestro, is how I see the film climaxing. Then I think a great idea for a sequel/two part sequel would be the whole Parallax situation, where Hal is seemingly evil and power hungry only to learn it's the yellow impurity, and then destroying it allows the green lanterns to become stronger. You could start the story with Guy Gardner taking a yellow ring and fighting his allies as sort of a foreshadow of Hal's transformation. Once Hal has decimated the Corps you'd introduce new green lanterns including Kyle Rayner, who could be the one to save Jordan and the rest of the Green Lanterns. Then have them all join to fight Parallax. I think that is a great way to make Green Lantern into a trilogy.
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