After years of planning, Warner Bros. and DC finally brought the core members of its Justice League together for the ensemble adventure fans have been dreaming about. Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) fought alongside Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) in a battle against the wicked tyranny of Steppenwolf. And in the process, DC laid a foundation for a slew of stories that can -- and should -- build off of what was presented here.

There are three movies on the DC Extended Universe slate, including next year's Aquaman movie (directed by James Wan), a Patty Jenkins-helmed Wonder Woman 2, and Shazam! -- which will introduce that new hero into this expanding universe. But after finally seeing how Justice League plays out, it became clear that there are a number of interesting films in the DCEU that need to be moved up the release schedule and fast-tracked into production, because their stories were started on screen in Zack Snyder's imagination, and we don't want to wait until 2020 to see how they play out. Wouldn't you buy a ticket to one of these films ASAP?

Green Lantern

Green Lantern Corps

The concept of the Green Lanterns was established in Justice League during that flashback battle sequence that accompanied Wonder Woman's monologue. A Lantern loses his life during the melee, and his ring floats off of his finger and into space. Great. What does that mean? Casual viewers likely recognized the power of the Green Lanterns, whether it's from the DC comics, the animated fare, or even the Ryan Reynolds solo film (which is NOT part of the DCEU, and is largely ignored because it's terrible). We know that there's a planned Green Lantern Corps movie in play at Warner Bros., and that it has been described as "Lethal Weapon in space." But a movie that starts to explore the potential cosmic side of the DCEU should happen soon, especially so that the Lantern can take his (or her) spot at the larger Justice League table that Bruce Wayne is building in his Hall of Justice.

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