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DC’s 5 year Superhero Plan: A Bad Idea?
August 12, 2014 By Jon Somers
DC has recently announced big plans to compete with Marvel in the superhero movie sector – with a full slate of releases between now and 2020. The idea seems to be that DC will, in essence, copy Marvel with a new generation of linked films involving a variety of superhero characters over the coming years. Marvel has been planning this for going on a decade, with a set release date for each film from the first Iron Man to the second Avengers and Captain America 3 later this decade.
But better late than never – and at SDCC 2014 DC and Warner Bros announced they plan to release a staggering NINE films between now and 2020.
Warner Bros and DC’s desire to match and exceed their great rivals Marvel could potentially lead to some quickly put together, poorly thought out Superhero films which would be a shame – as DC has some of the most respected and loved superhero creations. DC’s ambitious deadlines between now and 2020 means standalone movies about Batman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and more, have to be written, cast, produced, filmed and released. This is a massive task for those at Warner Bros and DC.
Cracks may already be starting to show with the release date of the much anticipated ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ being pushed back to March 25, 2016. This is in order to avoid clashing with Marvel’s Captain America 3. This kind of delay must have an impact on films planned later this decade as the time for their creation is reduced.
Time will tell if this kind of ambitious pursuit of Marvel harms DC and Warner Bros.
What are your thoughts on DC and their ambitions? Let us know in the comments.
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