Avengers: Infinity War was obviously a major hit both critically and financially – which seems to be the case for every MCU film. The same cannot be said about the last movie in the DC Films Universe that we saw in Justice League. That’s not a shot or anything like that – just a fact. The film did not perform up to Warner Bros.’ standards – though they should be the ones taking the majority of the blame for that.
Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, the writers of Avengers: Infinity War, recently offered up their thoughts on the DC Universe, saying:
“I might put Batman and Superman and everybody else, I mean Wonder Woman is doing fine, aside for a second. Go through the vast world and go, ‘That guy’ or ‘That girl,’ and go, ‘Let’s just make a really good movie and not a universe and see what happens.’ There’s a lot of spaghetti being thrown at the wall.”
Honestly, they aren’t wrong here. It seems like Warner Bros. just keeps green-lighting virtually any idea that comes through their door, and that’s not a recipe for success. The writers did offer up a suggestion, though, as Markus said:
“I would look at what Marvel did, out of necessity, in that they didnt have their a list characters, they didnt have Spider-Man, they didnt have the X-Men, and they went down the line and found, I mean he’s pretty f**kin famous as Iron Man, but he’s, you know, he wasn’t there, and they made a really good movie out of it.”
It doesn’t sound like a bad idea. Instead of following Man of Steel up with another solo film, they jumped right into Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which turned out to ultimately be a pretty bad idea.
What do you make of this? Are you a fan of both the MCU and the DCEU? Be sure to tell us all of your thoughts in the comments!