Justice League may only be a month away from hitting theatres, but it's the future of the DCEU that has us most concerned.
After a stellar solo feature in Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman, the qualitative future of Warner Bros. shared superhero universe is almost impossible to gage. One moment, Justice League looks like the coolest comic book team-up ever - the next, it looks like the CGI-blended typification of all that's wrong with the Warner's world. There's literally no consistency to speak of and, as the universe gears up for its next stage, talk of a Joker-Harley rom com has intimated bluntly that we're not out of the woods yet.
Should fans of Nightwing - the next superhero in line for a solo feature - be worried? Perhaps, but at least they have something to look forward to in Chris McKay's direction, with the director having already completed one Bat-related project in the Lego Batman Movie. Irrespective of your thoughts on that particular feature, past statements from his camp give cause for encouragement, even if the language hasn't always been as on point as we'd have liked.
Dick Grayson is a special character and one who means a great deal to plenty of comics fans. It needs to be a different kind of comic book film though - one that must navigate a plethora of pitfalls along the way.