Thus far, outside of Wonder Woman, the DC Extended Universe hasn’t exactly set the world on fire. It may already be time for a departure from the grim, heavy, darkly colored world Batman and Superman work to save … when not beating the tar out of one another, of course. But even if the Warner Bros. braintrust were to wipe the slate clean and begin anew, there are still many, many heroes from DC Comics the films would do well to pretend never existed.
Below are some of the stupidest, most ridiculous, and most terrible DC superheroes ever. The day any of the following grace the DCEU is the day everyone in the Justice League should hang up their spandex for good.
Batman and Superman aren’t strangers to having kids, but one of their earliest storylines as parents might’ve been the stupidest, and there’s virtually no way it will ever be recreated for the movies.
Dubbed the Super-Sons, the 1973 storyline introduced Batman Jr. and Superman Jr., whose secret identities are just as creatively named: Bruce Wayne Jr. and Clark Kent Jr. Both look and dress exactly like their parents, and their powers are roughly the same too (though Superman Jr. was only half as strong as Dad, since Mom was an Earthling). The duo would fight crime and deal with teenage turbulence together, which is to be expected.
What wasn’t expected, however, was the story’s ending. DC did what comics do best — revert to the status quo — by revealing the Super-Sons weren’t real. They were just simulations created by Batman and Superman on Supes’s computer, so they could experience parenthood without actually being parents. If superheroes playing a glorified Sims game is for you, more power to ya. But don’t expect the DCEU to give you what you want.