Jun 13, 2014

DC and WB are biting off more than they can chew...

They Finally gave up on calling Batffleck v. Superman Man of Steel 2... We know the Title Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice... Basically: Justice League: The Prequel. Here's the thing. DC/Warner Bros. Revealed their Movie plans... They're ripping off Marvel and kicking it a few notches.

May 2016: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
July 2016: Shazam (Captain Marvel)
Christmas 2016: The Sandman
May 2017: Justice League
July 2017: Wonder Woman
Christmas 2017: Flash and Green Lantern
May 2018: Man of Steel 2

4 years and 11 months... That will be the distance between Man of Steel and Man of Steel 2. Sure, we'll have BvS: DoJ and Justice League movies in between; but there is still a nearly 5 years gap between a movie and a sequel.
When you have such a huge gap between a movie and its sequel, the sequel tends to suck...
Does anyone remember Die Hard? How everything went down the crapper from Die Hard 3 to Live Free or Die Hard? How about from The Last Crusade to Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I think the sole exception to the rule would be from Rocky V to Rocky Balboa... Even Rambo couldn't save itself from the ultra cheesy John Rambo... (and the rumored sequel with Rambo against Super Soldiers or Werewolves thing)

This move by DC seems like it's copying Marvel's move with Paramount.

2010: Iron Man 2
2011: Thor
2011: Captain America: The First Avenger
2012: Avengers

2013: Iron Man 3
2013: Thor: the Dark World
2014: Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier
2014: Guardians of the Galaxy
2015: Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

Unlike Marvel's plan, the DC Plan bugs me a bit.
Tossing a Shazam! Movie and a Sandman Movies to the mix feels more like tossing everything to see what sticks approach. The sad part is that these two MAY NOT HAVE ANYTHING to do with the JLA movie. First WHICH Sandman are they going to use. Then There's the whole SHAZAM! thing... If JLA is going to be based on the Realistic Universe made by Christopher Nolan in his Dark Knight Trilogy, then a kid who can summon the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury seems a bit too far-fetched.

UNLIKE Marvel who introduced the team BEFORE the Avengers by giving Each character a movie to develop the character (Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner being the exception, since the movies seem to change Banners as people change their underwear) Here we have Batman vs Superman with Cameos from Wonder Woman and others. Then Wonder Woman will get her movie AFTER Justice League. Followed by a Flash and Green Lantern movie... So, is Ryan Reynolds' POS Movie canon now? or are we going with two origin stories here? DC is trying to do in 3 years what Marvel has worked out for 6 years. When you bite off more than you can chew, you start to do crap. Remember Cannon Films?

Aside Sandman and Wonder Woman, I'm interested in the rest of DC's offerings. I am pleasantly surprised that the plans do not include any Bat-Shaped Crutches (aside JLA Prequel and JLA). I hope that the DC movies do not suck, but given their track record of non-bats or supes movies... I have little faith.

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