Harry and Potter. and the Batman franchises are the foundation for Warner Brothers empire recently in the film industry. In 2008, Marvel Studios release Iron Man to kick off their shared universe and Warner Brothers could of cared less at that time. Yet almost eight years after the fact, Warner Brother are now trying to cash in with the truly amazing DC universe. I am still flabbergasted with one of the executives of Warner Brothers (this could be totally false) trying to issue a "no joke" policy to highlight the differences between each others universe. Comic book movies main goal is simple. to entertain a mass audience with really no specific demographic in mind (usually males, but that is changing) to ensure massive profits.I can understand the importance to separate brands(DC and Marvel), but not when it compromises the bottom line and could hinder massive profit opportunities like in the Man of Steel. In the next paragraph I will discuss all the recent failures at Warner Brothers and if it will matter to the DCEU. Next will be suggestions on how to make the DCEU live up to certain amount of hype from the most important factors of them all, the fans. I will include all the failures in recent years, and if there is any hope for future releases. (The recent reviews of Point Break,a pointless remake), Point Break has been shunned for critics for failing on improving on the original and a studio trying to cash in on a beloved movie without trying to make the movie stand on its own. The main reason I am bringing this topic to the forefront, is I truly want to see DC's universe on the silver screen without fear of reboot after each each movie is released.
I am writing this article to highlight the fact that Warner Brothers throughout recent years has had a tough time distributing hit movies other than Harry Potter, and Batman. Warner Brothers did hit gold earlier this year with the Mad Max franchise, and the main reason why that was so successful was the spirit of a 70 year-old man whom had the contractual obligation(thank heavens) to deliver another movie on his side (The Lego Movie in 2014 and American Sniper was other huge hits!). This worries me as a fan, the incompetence makes me wonder if Zack Snyder and whoever else is working with him can even come close to something like The Dark Knight Rises (I thought this movie was pretty good) in terms of quality. I know what you are thinking, we just need to wait until March 25, 2016 to see if putting over 400 million dollars into a movie works? The point is how can a company as big as WB, put out so many horrible movies? Seriously! All you have to do is take one look at Pan, and know that it will fail to captivate an audience. Also, did anybody think the The Hobbit trilogy even came close to Lord of the Ring's trilogy in quality,or anything else? This is not article bashing DC, this an article wondering if Warner Brothers understand what makes Marvel Studios such a power house in the industry. It is admirable for DC to try to pave their own way in the market, instead of copying Marvel at every turn. Kevin Feige singular vision of what the Marvel universe should be is vital for the success of his universe. As a comic book writer, trying to have even one person agree on your vision is a tough process to manage. I do not know how Marvel's creative-committee worked (it was disassembled IMO because Feigie argued that it sucked), but you cannot argue with the results.( I do not know what they did, but they are gone and Feige is running things) I truly believe to have a cohesive universe, you must have one brain running the franchise. Kevin Tsujihara is CEO of Warner Brothers and he must have many different things in works to solely focus on the DCEU. You may know the name of Geoff Johns, the CCO of DC Comics who help create the New 52. He is very talented, but I believe that DC needs a fan and a business person to head there film division. Basically what I am saying is, I just want the DCEU to be awesome! I hope that WB, can find the right people(or person hopefully) to achieve that goal.
Thank you, and please comment below if you have any questions. Feel free to disagree!