Draco x wrote:I see what you're saying and all but I can easily bring up the first 2 Captain America films that predated the one with Chris Evans. Both of those movies were just bad and very few people thought that a third Captain America film would ever be successful along with Thor or Blade-however we were all proven wrong. For the most part it takes good writing, good marketing, good directing and good acting for a film to work. I do agree it won't be an overnight success plan and that Marvel has the advantage due to years of good marketing strategy, but I wouldn't be so quick to say that DC/WB can't be capable of shifting strategies. Whether or not they will actually do it is one thing but I am just offering ideas. I should have said this idea was going to be a long term strategy which I forgot to mention in my first post, so my bad.
You could bring up the previous Captain America films but they wouldn't help your case any because all of the previous Captain America films were produced by companies outside
of Marvel Studios. Since Marvel Studios began producing films based on their properties, they have been met with nothing but success. As I pointed out, their least
successful movie, which was still a financial success, made more money than Warner Bros. most
successful non-Superman or Batman related DC property films. What's interesting to note is that Marvel Studios didn't take the reigns of their film properties they control until 2008 while, with the exception of only a small handful of films, Warner Bros. or one of their subsidiaries has been in control of the entire
DC catalogue since 1978. They had a 40 year head start on Marvel and they have done virtually nothing with it! Warner Bros. hasn't shown any signs that they have any intentions of making this dramatic shift in their strategy to adapt their DC properties and as I pointed out previously, even if they did they don't have the track record to support the theory that you are making. Is it possible? Sure. Is it plausible? Absolutely not.
So, your original proposal was that if Warner Bros. were to stop concentrating on their DC superhero franchise and start concentrating on adapting other non-superhero DC properties, that they could potentially become successful enough in their endeavors to cause trouble for Marvel. You followed that proposal by asking us if we agree or disagree. I disagreed and I believe that I have sufficiently provided you with enough evidence to explain why I don't believe that your proposal would be as successful as you believe that it would be.
Simply put, Marvel established a brand by believing in their properties, taking risks, and producing high quality movies. Warner Bros. only believes in 2 of their DC properties, plays it safe, and when they go out of a limb, produce campy schlock films. Warner Bros. doesn't view their comic book properties in the same way that Marvel Studios does and it's evident in their final product.