With Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” currently setting August box office records, it should be clear that with the right team of creatives behind it and the right group of actors fronting it, you can make movies about characters who seem a little ridiculous even on the comic book page. (We're looking at you, Ant-Man and Aqua-Man.)
That’s basically what Warner Bros and DC Entertainment are banking on in a big way. In addition to shifting the release date of the highly-anticipated “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” to March 25, 2016 (in order to avoid clashing with Marvel’s “Captain America 3”), Warner Bros. recently penned in release dates for nine (!) more DC Comics-based superhero movies between now and 2020. That means standalone movies about Batman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and more are likely on the way.
The WB/DC plan is a very clear response to Marvel Studios, which has already found huge success with films like “Iron Man,” “The Avengers,” and “Guardians ofRead More »from Why DC’s five-year superhero movie plan is a bad idea