The idea of the DC Extended Universe may be coming to an end. While Marvel's Cinematic Universe only grows bigger and more interconnected every year, DC now says they're taking the opposite approach.
In an interview with Vulture, DC bosses Geoff Johns and Diane Nelson promised a significant change to how they'll approach future films. In short, they won't be nearly as intertwined as "Batman v. Superman" and "Suicide Squad" were.
Johns revealed that "Aquaman" would be similar. "The movie's not about another movie. Some of the movies do connect the characters together, like 'Justice League.' But, like with 'Aquaman,' our goal is not to connect 'Aquaman' to every movie."
That may be disappointing to DC fans who were hoping the company would build their own epic overarching story like Marvel's, but it could lead to better films being made.
At this point, anything DC can do to differentiate themselves from Marvel can only help them.
"Moving forward, you'll see the DC movie universe being a universe, but one that comes from the heart of the filmmaker who's creating them," Johns said.