Nine years and 15 movies into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Films have sought to cash in on this idea. So far they have released four movies in an effort to move forward with their own ideas of a shared universe. To say they’ve gotten off to a rocky start would be an understatement, and comparing them to Marvel Studios only highlights this claim. Specifically, all but the most recent film in the DC Extended Universe have garnered harsh criticism from both fans and critics, while Marvel, who’ve earned criticism as well, have been accepted as the studio putting out great movies. Despite the flak, however, DC Films has already made more money with their first four films than Marvel Studios made with their first five. This is with Wonder Woman still in theaters.
Just as schools and universities get back into session in September, DC Comics will continue to bring their blockbuster stories to life, which will even satisfy the grumpiest professor. Before you start thinking of pop quizzes, bad dorm food, and term papers, GEEKS offers our readers a taste of what is next for your favorite superheroes, villains, and their ever growing universe.
With the recent release of Wonder Woman, it appears as if the public as a whole is warming up to the DC Extended Universe. Here we have a film that has not only embraced and beautifully demonstrated an empowering female character, but it has also seemingly started a restoration; it is the first movie so far in the DCEU that is critically acclaimed while also creating a sense of awe, and more importantly intrigue, in the minds of the consumers. The financial success has always been there for them, but that's always been despite the reviews, not because of them. The creative individuals behind Man of Steel, Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad have just not been able to get the momentum going.
Wonder Woman opened this past weekend with a weekend gross of $103 Million and a worldwide gross of $228 Million. The first female-lead superhero movie to accomplish this feat. It is also the first DCEU movie to receive positive reviews. Let's face it, the start of the DCEU has had its critics and Wonder Woman is the soft reboot it needed to survive because if this movie failed the DCEU would be dead in the water. Now that Wonder Woman was a box office and critical success, DC and Warner Bros. need to keep the momentum going with Justice League coming out in November. But does DC or Warner Bros. have a clear cut plan going forward?
The comic book world is filled with emotional DC Comics moments. While Marvel has had its fair share of stellar scenes, one cannot deny the heaviness of DC Comics at times. After all, the comic book publisher is home to Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, among an expansive list of other well-known superheroes. Regardless of their prowess as distinct individuals, it is their emotional DC Comics moments that have captured the attention of many loyal fans.