Draco x wrote:
I do agree that Marvel won't be fading away anytime soon movie-wise but I would love for DC movie wise to be known more than just Batman or Superman basically.
Well, considering how profitable the various Batman movies have been for them over the years, it's easy to see why they might be gun-shy about taking a chance on anything that isn't Batman. They know that a Batman film will probably do very well. They don't
know that a Wonder Woman film will do well. And so, they take the safe bet, making another Batman movie instead of a Flash movie or a Shazam movie.
And if they do try to step out of their comfort zone with a different property that does poorly at the box office (like Green Lantern), they just see it as further evidence that they were right about the Batman property.
Another problem is, when it comes to summer blockbuster type films, studios are more focused on making a successful franchise than they are making a good movie. In this case, they fail to see the tree for the forest. There is such haste defining and guiding their movie plans that the plans do not seem well-planned at all. This is because they're playing catch-up against Marvel, trying to build a movie universe like Marvel did without realizing that the only way it worked for Marvel was to build the concept on a really fuckin' awesome movie.
Without realizing that it took time.
DC wants to rush the process. They want to jam Batfleck and Wonder Woman into a movie that really still needs to focus on Superman.
And sure, Iron Man 2 featured Black Widow in a fairly prominent role. But BW is hardly one of Marvel's own "Trinity". BW hardly reaches the level of prominence as Batman or Wonder Woman, despite being a very cool character. Imagine how different IM2 would have been if Stark had to share screentime with Thor or Captain America, way before either had been established in their own movies. That's what it will be like for Superman to share screentime in MoS2 with Batman and