Why is DC Comics' performance in "movies" so poor compared to Marvel's. While th

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  1. getmohsinpy profile image68
    getmohsinpyposted 14 months ago

    Why is DC Comics' performance in "movies" so poor compared to Marvel's. While their TV Series rock?

    I'm a DC Comics fan. And I find that almost every TV series of theirs is a hit. But when it comes to movies, there's hardly any movie after The Dark Knight's series that performed anything above average. Is it the cast that is the issue? Or could it be something else?

  2. Dean Traylor profile image94
    Dean Traylorposted 14 months ago

    Marvel had a plan and it was apparent as far back as a decade ago. They were going to incorporate their main characters in a way in which they can cross over in each other's franchise. You'd see these connection ...which were building toward the Cinematic Marvel Universe --- as tiny snippets after the credit of each Marvel film. It hooked the audience -- especially the built-in  and devout comics fans and made them anticipate it.
    Marvel led the way. DC -- or to be precise, movie studio that usually put them out --  saw how successful this was, but failed to set their own presence and direction for their DC universe. Instead, they played catch-up and it showed. The film were hastily put together, were often sloppy, and failed to develop the characters (Even after several sequels for certain Marvel characters, there's still an arc for their development).
    This move by Marvel has been influential. It appears that there's an attempt to create two monsters Universe;  one pertaining to the literary/ Universal Studio monsters (so far unsuccessful) and the big monsters such as Godzilla and King Kong (watch the very end of Kong Skull Island). The latter looks like they're taking the same methodical approach that Marvel took.

    1. getmohsinpy profile image68
      getmohsinpyposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Couldn't agree more. Character development was sure a problem. DC had only introduced a couple of the central heroes with their own movies before the superhero smash, which meant characters like Aquaman, Cyborg & The Flash were all virtually unkn

    2. thedevilinme profile image59
      thedevilinmeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Wonder Woman has put them back in the game dude


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