It is no secret that the DCEU movies have really struggled, especially in comparison with the MCU movies. This doesn’t mean that Marvel is better than DC or that there is no future for the DCEU. But DC does need to think carefully about the future.
If I had the ear of DC and the people in charge of the movies, this is what I would want them to hear:
- The problem is not the characters. They are just as, if not more, interesting than the Marvel characters.
- Take your time and do things right.
- Take a break from Zack Snyder. I don’t hate his movies but three out of the five DCEU movies have the Snyder stamp. We need fresh blood. Wonder Woman proved this.
- See the good work that has done so far in establishing the extended universe.
- Use more interesting villains. This was the problem with both Suicide Squad and Justice League.
- Have a plan for where to go into the future.
- Don’t second guess. One of the problems has been a movie gets made and then they try to re-edit it to a new vision. This doesn’t work.
- Don’t give up. A lot more Marvel movies were made before Iron Man came on the scene and lots of them were duds.
Where do you think the DCEU needs to go from here?