9. The Suicide Squad
It's safe to say that Warner Bros. utterly dropped the ball when it came to the first outing for the DCEU's collection of anti-heroes in 2016.
Instead of sticking with David Ayer's original vision for the tale centred around the likes of Harley Quinn, The Joker, and other Task Force X personalities, the studio ultimately muddled together their own idea of what the film needed to be... leading to disastrous results.
Fast forward a few years on, and in an attempt to reignite a concept that definitely held the potential to be DC's big-screen version of Marvel's adored Guardians of the Galaxy unit, none other than GOTG director James Gunn was handed the Task Force X team and allowed to fully realise his own vision of an R-rated iteration of the rag-tag bunch of badasses.
In the end, Gunn's The Suicide Squad sequel/reboot of sorts all but ignored the prior lacklustre entry, providing a violent and equally charming ensemble thrill-ride that both acted as a promising sign for the DCEU future to come and apology for what it had disappointingly become in the lead-up.
And with Gunn now leading the charge as co-CEO of DC Studios in the coming years, the future looks rather bright for this particular cinematic universe going forward.