To me, way too much (ALL) of our superhero movies have been Earth centric. So many more possibilities are out there if the setting was not limited to the Earth. Movies like Star Wars and Avatar were unbelievably successful and they were set in galaxies far far away and on a world called Pandora.
Why can't we have a movie entitled:
The Rise of Darkseid/Thanos (kinda the same guy to me) set on Apokolips during the peaceful reign of King Yuga Khan and Queen Heggra in a time just before the king's quest for the unknowable mystery of The Source rendered him into a ruler that would give rise to a dark seed. This movie could even have the inhabitants of Apokolips interacting with the inhabitants of the ancient Kryptonian civilization and other DC worlds like Aa.
This film would show Darkseid's roots, his treachery, his rise to prominence, and him coming into his full power and initiating his quest for the anti-life equation.
The sequel, called New Genesis would be from the perspective Darkseid, but chronical the life of the 2nd child sired by Darkseid, Orion. It would take us to New Genesis and delve into the conflict between Darkseid and the High Father in which Darkseid's was turned away and forces to continue his pursuit of the anti-life equation b focusing on a small world in a Galaxy known as the Milky Way. I would like for the Metron/Metatron and/or The Watchers to make some appearances in this film helping the audience make the connection between Krypton, Aa, and other world's whose offspring would play a part in the conclusions of this series..
In part 1 of The third film of this trilogy, called The Watchtower, we would begin by showing how Darkseid's forces were involved in the annililation of an ancient Martian civilization and how its lone surviver was found on the Earth millennia later. The unearthed Martian Manhunter would begin his quest to assemble to team to protect the Earth from the threat of Apokolips it knows is coming. Here we are introduced to Lex Luthor, Bruce Wayne, as well as Clark Kent. With the help of a lady by the name of Chloe Sullivan and her wonderous friend Diana, the Manhunter will help temporarily quell the tensions between Lex, Bruce, and Superman in time to form the Justice League in the wake of Darkseid's arrival.
In part 2 of The Watchtower, will have bring us to our conclusion. Darkseid will attack and dominate the Earth after elongated battles with the JL only to have Lex find out from the Metron about Orion. Just when all seems long, Orion shows up to save the Earth and Earth's heroes from Apokolips and the wrath of his father Darkseid who is on the very precipise (sp?) of getting what he needs to figure out the anti-life equation. An epic battle ensues and with the help of the last son of Krypton, Orion is able to defeat and seemingly destroy Darkseid once and for all.
The credits roll................