There is no denying the fact that Marvel and DC are the most iconic comic book biggies to have ever surfaced throughout the time fiction was born. And also you cannot undermine the fact that some of the Marvel/DC Characters have acquired a cult following with multiple movie studios adapting their storylines to movie screen. Marvel nowadays has quite a monopoly when it comes to box office success. Here are some of reasons why DC Cinematic Universe has almost lost out. ( But there is still hope )
1. The Discontinuity In The Storylines
Not for the fact that the DC comic universe lacks iconic superheroes, the problem here is the adaptation of storylines. Marvel has taken some big risks and has weaved a beautiful cinematic Universe. While the DC movies are more dependant on the studios giving nod to specific projects which lack a continuity.
2. The Dark Undertone Themes
However The DC extended universe seems to have picked up after Batman v Superman was released. The DC universe seems to miss out on the humor and depend mostly on dark gruesome crime plots. However Suicide Squad seemed to have broken the monotony but it is still quite dark for kids ! ( Yes the family audience is important for box office success ).
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3. The Lack Of Investment In The Underdeveloped Characters
There is no shortage of super villains and iconic big scale plots. The DC universe is full of surprises, with some storylines as we would admit being better than Marvel offerings. But the problem here is that the studio isn;t spending much time on the characters, something which Marvel movies have mastered ( Iron Man, Avengers, Captain America : Civil War ).
3. The DC Guys Take Themselves Too Seriously
Not that Marvel hasn;t introduced conflict in the recently released Captain America : Civil War, The Dc Universe seems to have missed the point. You cannot blame the storylines but there is far too much action and things aren’t really moving that fast.
4. Research On Comic book Storylines
The DC Universe has not planned storylines going there way. They just introduce a crossover film with Batman v Superman and thow in a Wonder Woman cameo. Seems like Justice League is well on the way, but we saw that coming and we weren’t quite thrilled.
5. Overdependence On Zack Synder And Ben Affleck
Yes we agree there are many talented people onboard. But you cannot handle such a diverse and complicated Universe with only few projects lined up ( Zack Synder’s Justice League and Ben Affleck Bat movie ) with other movies thrown around there to fill the missing spaces. Yes there is a new Wonder Woman coming from Patty Jankins and it looks promising.
As forgiving as we are as fans, we are quite excited for al future DC movies and hope we get wholesome entertainment from both Marvel and DC Universe.If you like our content and would like to come up with suggestions you can write us to firstname.lastname@example.org and like our facebook page for updates.