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Are DC movies doomed? Warner Bros. Discovery CEO favors upcoming Marvel-like plans

Publication date: September 20, 2022

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Are DC movies doomed? Warner Bros. Discovery CEO favors upcoming Marvel-like plans

By Movieguide® Staff

Despite constant comparisons to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), DC and Warner Bros. Discovery have yet to capture the scope or success of their superhero rivalry led by studio president Kevin Feige.

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav gave fans no hope after they decided to scrap the completed BATGIRL movie.

However, Zaslav said he is hopeful about the future of DC Comics movies despite the misfire.

“If you look at Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, these are brands that are known all over the world,” Zaslav said. “We’ve done a reset. We’ve restructured the business that we’re going to focus on, where there’s a team focused solely on DC and he has a 10-year plan.”

Unfortunately, Zaslav has yet to reveal who will be responsible for the proposed 10-year plan, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

“At this point, it’s difficult to come up with a strong candidate to run a DC silo, and there are several reasons to wonder why someone with a decent career would want the job,” THR wrote.

“Zaslav doesn’t know what he doesn’t know,” said a leading talent rep, according to THR. “It’s scary. And you’ll always be compared to Marvel. It’s cunning. By the time they’re judged, it was working. At Warner it’s the exact opposite. It’s rough all around.”

Since 2008, the MCU has benefited with Feige at the helm. This ensured that we had a means to quickly assess what didn’t work for our fans and push on what did.

According to Movieguide®’s Annual Entertainment Industry Report, the first three phases of the MCU (ending in 2019’s AVENGERS: ENDGAME) will rely on uplifting moral representations of classic comic book characters, and that’s what counts. It opened the door to a decade-long fandom.

However, DC’s movies are noticeably darker, with some R-rated installations, and has suffered many franchise reboots over the years.

“DC is very fragmented,” a talent rep told THR. [Abrams] If you had this, Zack Snyder had that, Todd Phillips had the other. And they are all very huge egos. “

Movieguide® previously reported:

Warner Bros.’ $90 million project Batgirl recently had the most expensive movie cancellation in cinema history due to several factors.

The canceled DC comic book adaptation would have included the first transgender character in a superhero movie.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has far outperformed DC over the past few decades, but Disney’s insistence on pushing the LGBTQ+ agenda with its content has already put the comic book movie’s latest installation at the helm. I am hurting you.

Marvel fan interest in superhero movies has fallen from 87% in November 2021 to 82% in July 2022, according to a new study by Morning Consult. Disney.

But since 2008, Marvel’s formula for making a successful superhero movie has remained relatively unchanged. It’s a moral, uplifting film about a hero who sacrifices himself for humanity.

However, the latest MCU movies to follow AVENGERS: ENDGAME, Marvel’s most successful movie of all time, either contain off-brand sexual content or have ideal subs not found in the first 22 MCU movies. Includes plot.

Among the recent list of Marvel movies, only one did not include a “wake up” message or an LGBTQ+ agenda: SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME — This is the Lifetime Gross Earnings grossed $84,793,477, establishing itself as the second-highest-grossing MCU movie of all time. .

Other recent installs in the last two years include ETERNALS, which earned $164,870,234; DOCTOR SRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS, which earned $411,327,261; THOR, which earned $316,1772 : Includes LOVE AND THUNDER.

ETERNALS introduced fans to the MCU’s first gay characters. DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS included two lesbian “mommies” and a central gay character, America’s girlfriend Chavez. THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER also includes a character who mentions his “dad of two”.

Disney’s motives are clear, but box office numbers prove that awakened superheroes don’t necessarily translate to long-term success — not even Disney or Marvel.

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