Considering how far behind many people think that the DC cinematic universe is, this looks like to be a good move. With origin stories, DC would probably set themselves back several years. But by skipping all of that, it puts them on par with how far Marvel has gone with their storytelling. It’s assumed that people will be able to pick up on the origin stories of The Flash and Aquaman on their own. Admittedly, it would be have been really interesting to see how their cinematic origins would have played out on the big screen. The assumption is that there’s probably time later on to revisit the origins when DC feels that they’ve “caught up” to Marvel. Here’s what producer Charles Roven had to say about the matter,
“While each movie stands alone, they’re all part of one long arc of storytelling.”
It looks like DC has a solid plan already established and they’re sticking to it. How far that plan goes has yet to be determined, but according to their current release schedule, it goes, at least, as far as 2018. Those movies include:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which comes out on March 25, 2016.
Justice League: Part One which is set for release on November 17, 2017.
The Flash which will come out on March 16, 2018 and Aquaman which will be following on July 27, 2018.