I wonder if DC wants to expand its universe. Aren’t we bored of repeated Superman, Batman movies yet? DC has a stronger and much bigger pool of Superheroes than Marvel, but I wonder, what their future goals are, as DC and Warner Bros. in a report said that they want to focus on main superheroes like Batman, Wonder Women, and Superman.
Reason? ‘Joss Whedon’ exited the Batgirl project this February. Joss who is famous for movies like Avengers Assemble, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Justice League said “It took me months to realize that I don’t have a story for Batgirl”
Warner Bros. after ‘Zack Snyder’ stepped down, brought in ‘Joss Whedon’ to direct some parts of the Justice League. It’s not clear now if ‘Joss’ will continue to work with Warner Bros. or DC characters anymore. Thus, Warner Bros. has lost Batgirl’s, Joss Whedon.
But it’s sad, to witness the latest news from ‘The Wrap’ that Warner Bros. will now focus on the DC mainline characters while might be, dropping the other projects. Warner Bros. will try to expand the Justice League universe members like ‘Batman’, ‘Superman’, ‘Aquaman’, ‘The Flash’ and ‘Wonder Women’ – Emmm possibly the ‘Green Lantern’ as well. But ‘Cyborg’ is not mentioned in the news so far.
Warner Bros. will discontinue the focus on spinoff DC characters like ‘Batgirl’ ‘Nightwing’ ‘Lobo’ and ‘Deathstroke’. I personally don’t think it’s the right approach. DC needs spinoff movies to engage bigger and broader audience.
Maybe ‘DC’ fans are only interested in the mainline characters and don’t want to see any other DC superheroes. But I believe, DC Fans will appreciate, if Warner Bros. introduces the other characters nicely. But I might be wrong:
So play safe DC it’s isn’t a right time to introduce new characters to the world, especially when a Marvel’s Spinoff character ‘Black Panther’ movie has done such a great business recently.
I hope Warner Bros. doesn’t end up making 50 Superman and 50 Batman movies… What’s your view on the same? Let me know in the comments below.
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Ankit Malik (aKi)