With the upcoming release of Justice League, the DCEU is about to expand in some significant ways. Although the franchise started out slowly with Superman in Man of Steel, it has rapidly introduced more classics faces, like Batman, Wonder Woman and The Joker. The future looks bright for characters like Nightwing and Batgirl being introduced over the next few years, but that doesn't change the fact that there's a wealth of DC characters who still need to get their moment on the silver screen.
That is what we're talking about today -- the DC characters who haven't been confirmed for any future DC films, but definitely should be considered for the DCEU's ever-expanding roster. So sit back, relax, get your Justice League tickets and take a look at the DC heroes and villains we want to eventually see in this franchise. We have a number of characters to get to, so let's kick this off with one green-clad badass who has been doing quite well on the small screen over the last few years.
Ever since Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen debuted on The CW, Green Arrow has experienced a resurgence in popularity even with mainstream audiences. Many fans have called for the uber-liberal vigilante to make his way to the silver screen, and there's no better time than after the release of Justice League. Oliver Queen has a specific and intriguing personality that makes him different from most other DC heroes, and his more grounded skill set could allow for some impressive action sequences that don't require heavy CGI. Moreover, with current Batman Ben Affleck possibly stepping down soon (it remains unconfirmed), the DCEU will need new "badass vigilante" characters to fill the void until a proper Batman replacement can be introduced in a way that feels logical and reasonable.
This one is similar to the introduction of Green Arrow in the sense that we already have a fan-favorite version of Kara Zor-El on the small screen. Superman's cousin has developed a rabid fanbase over the course of her tenure in the comics, animated series and TV shows, and there's quite a bit of goodwill to see her make the jump to the big screen. It also feels particularly relevant from a thematic point of view, as Henry Cavill recently came out and explained that the Superman seen in Justice League would feel like the "true Superman." With the Man of Steel finally coming into his own, giving him someone to look after feels like a great continuation of that arc.