Mark Millar, who has written for both Marvel (Civil War, Old Man Logan, etc.) and DC (Red Son, Superman Adventures, etc.) was asked by Yahoo recently on his take as to why DC hasn't been able to match Marvel's success.
"I think it’s really simple; the characters aren't cinematic. And I say [that] as a massive DC fan who much prefers their characters to Marvel's. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are some of my favorites but I think these characters, with the exception of Batman, they aren't based around their secret identity. They are based around their super power. Whereas the Marvel characters tend to be based around the personality of Matt Murdock or Peter Parker or the individual X-Men, it’s all about the character."
"People will slam me for this but I think the evidence is there. We've seen great directors, great writers and great actors, tons of money thrown at them, but these films aren't working. I think they are all too far away from when they were created. Something feels a little old about them, kids look at these characters and they don’t feel that cool. Even Superman, I love Superman, but he belongs to an America that doesn't exist anymore. He represents 20th Century America and I think he peaked then."
• The article in the source reminds its readers that there was a Wonder Woman film last year that worked perfectly.
• Full Millar quotes at the source.
I can see what he's saying, especially in regards to Superman and how he only really worked during a certain era, but to blame the characters for the DCEU flop.... lmao
do you continue to debate the same things over and over again despite the answer being clear as day, ontd?