New DC Universe Opening Promo – Every Character Identified!

New DC Universe Opening Promo – Every Character Identified!


Hi, I’m Erik Voss, and if you’ve seen
Wonder Woman, you probably noticed the new DC movie intro featuring the members
of the Justice League plus a ton of missable characters from DC Comics. And
what’s really cool about this is, this is Warner Brothers and DC cinematic saying
‘Yo, we have a ton of amazing characters in our comic book universe and we’re
bringing them all into our movies at some point, so hold on to your butts!’
So in this video, I’m going to go through this intro and identify all the
characters that I noticed and explain how they might play into the movies
currently on DC’s schedule, or movies that are still in development or just rumored,
or in my own wild boy (wild boy?) wild fanboy fantasies. So, one big thing to point out
at the top during this montage, that actually kind of parallels the Justice
League animated series intro – yeah guys, Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, is part of this.
So, this is a big deal. When Warner Brothers announced the Justice League
movie and released that poster, a lot of people were wondering why Green Lantern
wasn’t part of this. I mean, maybe they figured people are still recovering from
the 2011 Ryan Reynolds version, I mean I know it’s still a sore subject for Ryan
Reynolds. “Please don’t make the supersuit green. Or animated!” Meanwhile, others were
asking where is Martian Manhunter – who along with Green Lantern was also part
of the original Justice League lineup. I mean… not that many people were asking
about Martian Manhunter, but, yeah, you know… some were. Anyway, it doesn’t matter
because now this whole DC family is back in this new intro. So let’s comb through
this big lineup and point out who everyone is, at least the ones that I can
make out. Okay, so in the center we have the main DC Trinity: Superman, Batman and
Wonder Woman, flanked by the rest of the Justice League:
Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg. This is the Justice League that will be in the
upcoming Justice League movie in December. And if you look closely, the
proximity of nearby characters might be a hint that we could see those people
make cameos in Justice League as well. So, soaring over them is Hal Jordan –
Green Lantern, and standing to the right of Aquaman is John Stewart – Green Lantern.
For those who don’t know, Green Lantern’s really like a title, so there have been a
bunch of people with that position, and several others show up in this clip;
we’ll get to them later. But before that, look at the figure behind Flash. This
kind of looks like the comic version of Darkseid. Now, he’s the major villain
who’s probably behind the conflict in Justice League, and even if he doesn’t
show up in the movie, Justice League, all of these events are heading
towards a big showdown with Darkseid. So, I’m predicting that we will see Green
Lantern and Darkseid appear in some form in Justice League, either like a
surprise cameo during the movie or maybe in a post-credits scene. Now, after
Justice League, the next movie on DC’s schedule is Aquaman, planned to release a
year later, in December 2018, and in addition to Aquaman, over on the right is
his Queen, Mera, his brother and villain, Ocean Master, and another Aquaman villain,
Black Manta. Now, Mera will appear in Justice League,
she’s played by Amber Heard, and Ocean Master and Black Manta will be in an
Aquaman solo film, played by Patrick Wilson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
Okay, another big film on DC’s list is The Batman, a solo Batman film starring Ben
Affleck. Now, Affleck originally wrote the script and planned to direct, but he stepped
down and now Matt Reeves is taking over as the director. It’s scheduled to release
sometime in 2019. Now, remember Affleck posted a picture a while back that teased
that Deathstroke will be in The Batman. He’s going to be played by Joe Manganiello and
Deathstroke actually shows up in this intro – he’s over here on the left. Now
other than Deathstroke being in it, we don’t know too much about The Batman, but
I could see a few of these other nearby characters showing up in it. For example,
on the right you can see Harley Quinn with her signature mallet and the Joker,
and even further down someone who looks like Mr. Freeze. Now remember, there’s
also a sequel to Suicide Squad that’s in the works, along with a Harley Quinn
spin-off movie called Gotham City Sirens that’s going to be directed by David
Ayer. That movie’s rumored to have Harley leading a group of female DC villains,
and one of those could be Catwoman, who we see over here on the left, next to
Flash. It could also be fun to see Catwoman showing up in The Batman, we’ll
see. But one Batman character who’s kind of hard to see here is Nightwing. DC
actually announced that Dick Grayson – Nightwing is getting his own solo film, too,
with Chris McKay attached to direct. He directed the Lego Batman movie. Ok,
zooming out a bit here, some more characters from upcoming DC movies start
to appear. There’s Shazam and Black Adam over by Catwoman and Deathstroke. Now Black
Adam is the antihero and arch-nemesis to Captain Marvel, Shazam, who I think is the
figure next to Deathstroke, maybe this is his alter ego, Billy Batson, who is also
visible in front of him, like he’s in the process of transforming into Captain
Marvel. Now, Black Adam will be played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He’s actually
supposed to appear in Shazam, which he’s also producing, and that movie’s
scheduled to come out April 2019. Now, around this time, we’re also supposed
to start seeing solo films for the Flash and Cyborg, but both of those movies are
still very much in development, and I’m guessing we’ll know more about those
when we see how successful Justice League ends up being. That goes for Justice
League, Part Two as well. We might also see a sequel to Wonder Woman during
this time, but the studio is reportedly still going over the details with Patty
Jenkins about that. But one thing that does sound confirmed is that in 2020
there is another movie in the pipeline Green Lantern Corps. I’m super excited
about this movie, especially after seeing this intro, because so many of the Green
Lantern characters show up in it. Like, besides Hal Jordan and John Stewart Green
Lanterns there’s also the villains Sinestro, Jessica Cruz, Kilowog and
Green Lantern Mogo, which is a sentient living planet, which is why he’s so
freaking huge here. Also this guy in red looks like it could be Atrocitus.
He’s another super villain from the Green Lantern comics. He’s also known as
the Red Lantern, and he’s always like super pissed off, so I’m really hoping that
this guy shows up in the Green Lantern Corps movie. Now the last announced
upcoming DC movie that I’m excited about is Batgirl, and that kind of looks like
her over on the left. Now, Batgirl is going to be written and directed by Joss
Whedon. He’s the genius behind the two Avengers movies and Buffy the Vampire
Slayer. Now, Joss Whedon has also apparently
taken over directing Justice League while Zack Snyder takes some time off to
deal with a family tragedy. So yeah, that’s sad news for Snyder and we wish
him the best, but it’s good to see that the future of the DC movie universe is
in such good hands with Whedon in the meantime. Okay I know this has already
been a ton of characters, but I’m going to quickly run through and point out any
other possible sightings, and heads up, some of these might be a bit obscure to
you. Okay, first there’s an appearance by original Justice League member, Martian
Manhunter – I think that’s him standing behind Harley Quinn. There’s also a few
familiar heroes from the CW arrowverse – there’s Supergirl, Green Arrow, and maybe
Firestorm and Vixen over on the left side. Now there aren’t any firm plans to
bring these characters into the movies yet, but we’ll see. Like DC doesn’t seem
to have an issue having two versions of the Flash, so it’s possible. Also on the
very far left, is the upcoming CW Hero, Black Lightning. His solo TV series is set
to debut in 2018. Now, on both sides there is Hawkgirl and Hawkman, both of whom
have appeared in different versions of the Justice League comics or animated
series. And this bald guy to the right of the Joker might be
Lex Luthor, which would make sense – they’re the arch enemies of Batman and Superman,
respectively. And the big guy behind Nightwing looks like Swamp Thing. He has
one of the weirder origin stories in the DC Comics, he’s huge and made of plant
materials. Meanwhile another spooky figure is over here, Solomon Grundy, a
villain who’s a reanimated corpse. And the little figure flying above him looks
like it could be Bumblebee, from Teen Titans. Now, everyone else on the right
side is a little too tough to make out, so for now let’s pan back over to the
left. Now this massive looming figure, based on its size at least, could be The
Spectre. He’s a god-like, vengeful spirit of police officer Jim Corrigan, but to be
honest, this is kind of a shot in the dark. But in front of them look like a
few familiar faces from Suicide Squad. I think that’s Enchantress there, and then
Captain Boomerang, and that might be Deadshot behind Batgirl there. And the
two flying figures up there could be Mr. Miracle and Big Barda, they’re a couple
and they’re both New Gods with power similar to that of Superman and Wonder
Woman. Now it’s cool to be reminded that DC has access to all these amazing
characters which makes me wonder, which of these characters do you want to see
in their own solo films? Which ones do you want to see in their own TV series? And
are there any that you just want to see make little cameos in Justice League, Part Two? But another, deeper question: what do you think are some other ways DC could
go other than following something close to Marvel’s universe-building model? Like, instead of these Avengers-style team-up franchise movies
what if DC took a more Anthology approach to these characters? Like, see
how Batgirl and Nightwing do in their own solo films, where these heroes are
dealing with their own specific problems, rather than worrying about the extended
universes. Like, I would love to see a world where DC doesn’t try to compete
with Marvel, and instead of world-building, just give each of these amazing
characters their own, independent films or short-run, standalone anthology series.
I want to know what you think. Comment and let me know how you would tell
everyone at DC Warner Brothers how to do their jobs. Who knows? Maybe they’re
reading YouTube comments sections. Now I’m determined to identify everyone in this
picture, and if you’re with me on this mission, please like this video and share
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Ooh wait – I think I just spotted another character… way in the corner there. Okay,
zoom in – oh my god, that’s me! What the hell? I’m a hero…

100 thoughts on “New DC Universe Opening Promo – Every Character Identified!”

  1. I would love to see the plot of the solo Batman film be like Batman: Arkham Asylum where instead of The Joker releasing all of the inmates in the asylum to keep Batman on his toes, it’s Deathstroke releasing everyone of the criminals so Batman can keep busy with the inmates while Deathstroke is planning something big.

  2. It's interesting to watch this now considering what we now know about the different movie cancellations and how JL did. I hope that Aquaman, Shazam, the next WW movie, and all of the other future DC movies are better than movies like Suicide Squad and BvS; DC/WB needs to take a hint from what Marvel does with their movies and focus more on character building and development rather than world building and team-ups.

  3. I wanted Darkseid in Justice League, but instead we got Steppenwolf. I hope Darkseid's in Justice League 2!

  4. Did anyone else see Nightwing when they first showed us this opening cause he was the only other one that I can notice and I was so stoked

  5. I wish they would hurry up and make Nightwing's movie. I want to see the bean in action, and I'm looking forward to the humor that will almost definitely be present in it.

    I just want to hear Nightwing crack jokes in live action, honestly.

    A Red Robin movie could be amazing, too.

  6. I think the figure hovering next to Bumblebee on the right hand side is Starfire. I’d love for Starfire and Nightwing to get together. 😊

  7. They could totally do a couple stand alone, then a join up, half ass everything, use crap cgi, then kneel before the great MCU.. oh wait, thats now. lmao
    DCAU though… some top stuff there!

  8. When I saw the intro the figure you said could be bumblebee looked blue. I’m thinking Blue Beetle, specifically Jaime Reyes

  9. I hope for a movie full of batman villians and a movie with crossovers such as mortal kombat and stuff. I also heard there is a lobo movie which made me very hyped. What if the atom is gunna have a movie of his own too?

  10. Solo Film on Dick Grayson, Solomon Grundy: Origins + vs Batman + vs Green Lantern ( his origin Gotham TV Series was Shit!), Swampthing, Cyborg, Batman & Jared Leto's Joker. While Flash TV series might be better than any Flash solo movie!

  11. I think DC should use the Flashpoint and various other movies to combine various universes, and make them into one universe i.e. Comicbook Flashpoint. Basically they connect all the movies together in the vain of Worlds of DC

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