The MCU was a pop culture juggernaut like no other. But there is one franchise with the potential to compete with the MCU and that is the DCEU. Unfortunately, WarnerMedia’s attempts to turn their DC Comics films into the next MCU have been mixed at best. In an interview with TheFilmJunkee, filmmaker Zack Snyder explained why he’s glad Warner stopped recreating the MCU formula.
“Well, honestly, I just love that [the DCEU] decided to somehow take on her personality … I think there was always this type of criticism and / or the middle step. What is the middle step? You know, are you trying to be like Marvel? Are you trying to do your own thing What will you do? But now I think it’s kind of tied to that very specific trajectory where I think and I hope the idea is that it’s filmmaker first … which is basically what the multiverse allows, filmmaker first and then here the characters and brings the characters together. “
More than any other director Zack Snyder is responsible for the direction that the DCEU has taken since it was founded man of Steel, and then Batman versus Superman. According to the filmmaker, the franchise was far too diverse in its production from the start to be folded into one cohesive universe.
“Even when I was doing Man of Steel, Batman versus Superman, and Justice League, there were DC animated films that had nothing to do with what we did and DC TV shows that had nothing to do with what we were and there was no way to stitch these up without alienating a huge fandom by saying “your flash doesn’t count” or “your animated show doesn’t mean anything” “.
Warner was so anxious to catch up with the MCU at first that they severely compromised their filmmaker’s visions for any DCEU film in an attempt to build a cohesive film universe. The best known examples of such disorders were those of David Ayer Suicide squadand Snyder’s own Justice League. Now Snyder is glad that Warner seems to have learned from their mistakes and stopped promoting a single common universe.
“I think Marvel built it [their universe] So for a long time when they got to their later films, everything was kind of locked up, and everything was kind of moving in the same direction. But that would just never happen [with DC] because the DC TV shows were so popular and because their animated shows were so popular. I mean that was a success they had. And [Christopher Nolan’s] Movies somehow had a different tone and a different universe. So there was no way these things would ever like, “OK, we’re going to say these things don’t exist now, and that’s it.” And I think this thinking was around for a while, but I’m glad it kind of evolved into a lot more diverse [approach]. “
Topics: Justice League, Snyder Cut, Avengers