The weird Batman villain Condiment King is not getting his personal film within the DCU anytime quickly.
There can be some huge adjustments forward for the way forward for the DCU after James Gunn and Peter Safran have been introduced in to steer the ship, however whereas this opens the door for some new characters from the world of DC to be introduced in, there’s one specifically followers should not count on to see. While Gunn himself has been identified to name up a number of the extra obscure characters from comedian guide lore to seem in his initiatives, with some lesser-known names showing in The Suicide Squad, he is stopping in need of bringing the supervillain Condiment King into the DCU. It’s a declaration Gunn made when a fan of the saucy villain requested for Condiment King to be utilized a method or one other for the DCU’s upcoming slate.
“No,” Gunn bluntly advised the fan in response.
Sadly, because of this there will not be a solo movie for Condiment King, which very effectively might have been on par with the success of Joker had the movie been made. But this does not essentially imply that we cannot nonetheless see the character popping up outdoors of the DCU, for what it is price. He has had a presence in numerous animated initiatives, with Bobcat Goldthwait not too long ago voicing the supervillain in DC Super Hero Girls. He additionally made an look within the HBO Max animated collection Harley Quinn with Alan Tudyk voicing him. But there hasn’t been a live-action model of Condiment King in any official DC motion pictures or TV reveals, although Gotham producer John Stephens has stated that he tried to get the amusing character to seem within the collection.
“I’ve been trying to get Condiment King in for five years, but every time I pitch Condiment King, people are like, ‘we’re not going to be doing Condiment King,'” Stephens advised ComicBook.com in 2018, suggesting there’s at all times been pushback to make use of the underutilized baddie.
Condiment King Will Be Left Out of the DCU
Like the immensely common Harley Quinn, Condiment King was created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini for Batman: The Animated Series, having not existed within the earlier comedian books. While meant to be a joke character, he was attention-grabbing sufficient to later begin showing in different mediums, such because the Batgirl: Year One comedian guide collection. He is often used for comedian reduction, as he does not usually pose a lot hazard with numerous condiments serving as his weapon of selection. The authentic incarnation’s origin story was that he was a rival comic who was brainwashed by the Joker into changing into Gotham’s most ridiculous supervillain as a method of payback.
Condiment King: The Movie might not come to be anytime quickly, however as the way forward for the DCU continues to be deliberate out by James Gunn and Peter Safran, let’s hope there are different huge initiatives involving different beloved heroes and villains that may quickly be introduced for followers to anticipate.