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If the title of the article caught you're then you are at the right place. Fall DCTV has returned big time with Season 2 of The Flash, Gotham, Season 4 of Arrow and later this year and onto the next Supergirl and DC's Legends of Tomorrow! If you're wondering why such a bold claim is being made I'll tell you why if you keep reading ahead.

MARVEL Has Become Too Over Confident

By now we all know that MARVEL has decided to share an entire universe with it's current film and television projects. Now this by all means is a great idea on paper and can be pulled off with the right people but MARVEL has had some misses over the years with Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron and lets not forget the entire first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Their problem was something most of us predicted from the very start, continuity. Now when every single film you produce is a means to get us to a bigger event (that being the Avengers films) films and TV shows mentioned above suffer from creative differences. Issues like these are why these films have a hard time at locking down good directors and writers. MARVEL know what direction they want the MCU franchise to go but most writers and directors are cut off from introducing a fresh take on these classic heroes. When one of their more unknown properties are received with great success like Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man, MARVEL are quick to jump on the bandwagon and try and take full control of the ship. This is what worries me about future MCU films like Black Panther, Ant-Man & The Wasp, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Captain America: Civil War and even Spider-Man.

MARVEL have bitten off way more than they can chew in my opinion and have cornered themselves from just making a great film about a superhero that doesn't have to tie-in with any other film in their universe. Their need for a concrete continuity timeline may be their down fall. This is why I bring up the Inhumans debacle. Rumor has it that with the acceleration and adding of the MCU line-up, Inhumans may not be made after all. You might ask why this is a problem and I'll explain, A.O.S for most of season 2 and I'm assuming the rest of season 3 will delve heavy into the Inhumans lore. My guess is this was to lead to the Inhumans film that was slated in the original line-up but with that project on the rocks what does that mean for A.O.S which has worked its way up to becoming a great show. I know I am not the only who feels this and is worried that one mistake on MARVELS part can snowball into a series of other problems.

The DCEU TV Universe creating momentum for DCEU Cinematic Universe

The success of CW's Arrow has been the catalyst for the domination of DC on television. It has produced an equal if not more successful spin-off in The Flash which will also introduce an anthology series in DC's Legends of Tomorrow. The creators of Flash and Arrow are also introducing Supergirl on CBS which may or may not connect to Flash and Arrow. Reviews from those who have already seen the pilot for Supergirl say it is promising and has room to grow and surprise viewers. Somewhat of a late bloomer is Gotham, which has had it's fair share of ups and downs but has recently found its footing.

Now I bring up these shows because they have successfully done what essentially MARVEL hasn't which is create separate universes and allow these shows to be great on their own even if they're connected to other shows. A prime example is The Flash which in my opinion is the best of the bunch. The Flash is a great example of what a great superhero television show can be if you allow writers and creators to explore and come up with original ideas yet staying true to the life and lore of the comic, but so is Gotham. Now before you turn away listen to my explanation. Gotham has done the opposite and have created their own mythos of the city that one day Bruce Wayne will watch over. Although some were hesitant to accept it I am one of those in the minority that believe the show works in its owm universe, essentially it's a cop show with precursors to villains and heroes Batman will one day encounter.

The DCEU Television Universe is so compelling that the wait for the cinematic universe to debut with BvS next March will fly by in no time.


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