Emojis are a fairly versatile methodology of communication on this age of digital data. Some even suppose that they’re a correct supply materials for potential blockbuster animated films, however we’re going to let that sleeping canine lie for the second. I deliver up the topic of emojis as a result of Superman: Legacy author/director James Gunn has been utilizing the mermaid emoji fairly a bit currently, 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 films. 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 might be hinted at by this random cartoon of a male mythological creature. Right here’s our personal Hannah Saulic together with her tackle what this small token may imply for the massive image:
Earlier than we go any additional, I really dig our idea 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 might 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 form of tone that Hannah’s aiming for with these “theories,” that are, once more, wild hypothesis for the sake of enjoyable. Although realizing The Suicide Squad helmer’s relationship with music, that form of situation is not out of attain.
Then again, if Warner Bros. actually wished to reset the DC Timeline with the Barbie film, I don’t suppose most individuals would have an objection. It’d be the final word testomony to creativeness, and would give the current 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 is perhaps the place we see Freddie Stroma’s awkward hero.
There’s a very severe idea 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 “comfortable, unhappy, and all the things in-between.” It is a assertion of each all the things and nothing, which looks like one other manner of James Gunn politely trolling the viewers with something he says.
It is fairly heavy stuff, and to stability that out, let’s flip again for one final enjoyable idea that is not too severe. It is in all probability essentially 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.
Once 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 a great place to be in life. So perhaps our gag about Gunn being fixated on that truth 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 aim for James Gunn to purpose for.
Primarily based on what he is put out into the world in connection to his efforts to steer the DC Movies ship, high quality is a aim that you simply need not create a loopy idea to choose up on. We have nonetheless acquired a little bit of a watch for Superman: Legacy’s meant launch date, which is at present set for July 11, 2025. So the reality of this mermaid thriller is perhaps 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’ll be able to revisit films like Shazam! Fury of the Gods, in addition to Aquaman, within the consolation of your personal house. And for these of you counting the times, Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom will likely be in theaters on December twentieth.