Emojis are a reasonably versatile methodology of communication on this age of digital data. Some even assume that they’re a correct supply materials for potential blockbuster animated motion pictures, however we’re going to let that sleeping canine lie for the second. I convey up the topic of emojis as a result of Superman: Legacy author/director James Gunn has been utilizing the mermaid emoji fairly a bit recently, and nobody actually is aware of why.
So clearly, within the absence of solutions, it’s time for some good hearted, but wild, hypothesis about these upcoming DC motion pictures. Admittedly, we right here at CinemaBlend have been arising with some theories as to why Gunn has been utilizing that mermaid emoji in his social media messages about Superman: Legacy. Which after all takes a flip into Aquaman territory.
Because the co-CEO of DC Movies is gearing as much as construct a brand new basis with Chapter 1 – “Gods and Monsters,” there’s some key properties that could possibly be hinted at by this random cartoon of a male mythological creature. Right here’s our personal Hannah Saulic along with her tackle what this small token may imply for the large image:
Earlier than we go any additional, I really dig our concept that James Gunn is stumping for Barbie. Not solely as a result of John Cena’s merman creature is one thing I can’t wait to see in motion, but in addition as a result of a future gag about this look on an episode of Peacemaker could possibly be killer.
Image it: Cena, decked out in full Peacemaker gear, losing some dudes to the tune of “Barbie Woman.” You can print cash with such a joke, and that’s the type of tone that Hannah’s aiming for with these “theories,” that are, once more, wild hypothesis for the sake of enjoyable. Although understanding The Suicide Squad helmer’s relationship with music, that type of state of affairs is not out of attain.
However, if Warner Bros. actually wished to reset the DC Timeline with the Barbie film, I don’t assume most individuals would have an objection. It’d be the last word testomony to creativeness, and would give the latest inclusion of the G.I. Joe franchise in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ ending a run for its crossover cash.
Talking of crossovers, there is a connection to James Gunn’s Peacemaker which may hook up with Superman: Legacy. Because the Troma vet has teased each the inclusion of a Peacemaker common, in addition to extra of the character Vigilante sooner or later, this Metropolis primarily based reboot simply could be the place we see Freddie Stroma’s awkward hero.
There’s a very severe concept that we have included amongst this rundown of enjoyable and goofy “what ifs,” which additionally hyperlinks to Vigilante. Since his utilization of that very same emoji signifies “pleased, unhappy, and every thing in-between.” It is a assertion of each every thing and nothing, which looks like one other method of James Gunn politely trolling the viewers with something he says.
It is fairly heavy stuff, and to steadiness that out, let’s flip again for one final enjoyable concept that is not too severe. It is in all probability probably the most entertaining out of the bunch, as Ms. Saulic theorizes that Gunn’s obsessive about the merman emoji is a supposed signal of his love for the Aquaman franchise.
If you’re the undisputed king of the DC Prolonged Universe field workplace, and also you additionally simply occur to be Jason Momoa on the identical time, it’s place to be in life. So possibly our gag about Gunn being fixated on that reality is secretly the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director difficult himself. Attempting to overhaul the success of Aquaman’s large grosses would naturally be a objective for James Gunn to intention for.
Based mostly on what he is put out into the world in connection to his efforts to steer the DC Movies ship, high quality is a objective that you just needn’t create a loopy concept to choose up on. We have nonetheless bought a little bit of a look forward to Superman: Legacy’s supposed launch date, which is at the moment set for July 11, 2025. So the reality of this mermaid thriller could be one thing that is solved nearer to that hotly anticipated image’s launch.
However if you wish to stroll down DCEU reminiscence lane, and you are a Max subscription holder, you may revisit motion pictures like Shazam! Fury of the Gods, in addition to Aquaman, within the consolation of your individual house. And for these of you counting the times, Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom will likely be in theaters on December twentieth.