So DC wants to meet (more likely beat) Marvel at the cinema and is pulling out the big guns to do it. Superman is set to battle Batman (with a bit of Wonder Woman for good measure) and Flash will be speeding to a theater near you in 2017. Great. We'll finally get some kick ass movies from those other guys. Again.
We've had them already; remember The Dark Knight? DC apparently does not. Otherwise, why would they be going with a whole new Batman? Or how about The CW's Flash? Ignore him, too and Arrow 'cause who wants to have a built-in following when launching a multi-billion dollar movie universe?
Marvel did. And did it pay off. Huge.
But DC doesn't care about that. They don't want to use what they have and build on it. They want to start again. And again. And again.
Imagine if they went Marvel's route. Bring back Christian Bale. Bring Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell into the Justice League. Audiences have seen and liked these actors so why throw it away?
Have IQs dropped that frakking much? Or does DC not want a mega-sized, Avengers-like blockbuster? That all-star cast in Joss Wheden's superhero epic didn't rake in all that cash on its own. There was a build up; The Incredible Hulk, two Iron Man films, Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor introduced people to Marvel's universe and they were treated the same way the comics are - as coexisting. Iron Man in The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow in Iron Man 2, Hawkeye's cameo (albeit brief) in Thor. Phil Coulsen and Nick Fury freaking everywhere!
DC, your method is... not the same. How has that worked out for y'all, 'cause from what I see, every time you guys have a new film or television project come out, ya start all over again. And I for one am getting really tired with the constant reboots. Want my attention? Tie 'em together. Draw me to each of those franchises. Make me want to see what happens in all the properties. I don't need another frakking Batman; the last one was just fine and comes with a Catwoman (and a Joker that's still cracking up in Arkham even if Heath Leadger isn't, you know, alive). Arrow and Flash already know each other so why not introduce them to the rest of the League. And make a frakking Wonder Woman movie already. She's a freaking Amazon princess who battles Ares, the mother-effing God of War! How hard is that?
You're a god-dang comic book company, you should be used to this sort of thing by now. So stop screwing it up and make it happen. The right way.
Don't keep ignoring what you've done. That's just lazy.
By the time The Avengers hit, all the main players had been introduced and people were frakking excited to see how they interacted. And Marvel didn't stop there - they expanded with not only sequels but new franchises (Guardians of the Galaxy) and television (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
While DC's all like, "eh, frakk it."
You're gonna lose this one, dudes. You have all that already yet you're going with a new Batman, new Flash, new everything. And I, for one, am done getting invested only to have everything unceremoniously dumped. You are free to reboot every franchise every couple of months but I'm sticking woth Marvel. They're consistent.