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08 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: IGN

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As Marvel (with Disney’s distribution support) continues to roll out the planned schedule for movies based on its comic book universe and slowly weaves together an entire universe, Warners/DC has seemed to be forging a different, less organised path. Talking to IGN, David Goyer says that the company is in no rush to try to duplicate the route taken by Iron Man, Thor and Cap’s backers.

“It's too early,” he says when asked about potentially tying in DC-based TV shows the way that Marvel has spun Agents Of SHIELD off from The Avengers. “I know that Warner Bros. would love to make their universe more cohesive. There have been a lot of general conversations about that, but it's really, really early. I'm not sure. Marvel has had enormous success, but I'm not sure that everybody should try to emulate them either. It's just been vague conversations so far.”

That said, it does seem like the company is inching forward in an agenda to re-launch Batman alongside Superman and now Wonder Woman for a potential Justice League film. It’s just that, as Goyer says, Warners is watching Marvel without trying to emulate them, and that’s partly due to his input and other creative types.

“I know this is going to sound cheap, but I don't really. There's just our approach to how we want to tell a story, and hopefully we can convince Warner Bros. or whatnot of that. We don't sit in a room with cigars and say, ‘Look at what these guys are doing!’ It doesn't work that way. I don't know.”

At the very least, Warners will be taking on the Marvel universe full force in 2016, with the untitled, Batman/Wonder Woman-filled Man Of Steel sequel confirmed as going up against the third Captain America outing.

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Let the villains be the heroes!
Another way to get more miles out of DC characters is to realize that Batman's rogues gallery is full of great characters that could lead their own movie. I'd happily watch a Riddler origin story, for instance. After all, we all know Fassbender's Magneto was the most interesting part of X-Men: First Class. Just saying ... More

Posted by Nicky C at 09:31 on 11 April 2014 | Report This Post

The weakness of Marvel's work ...
... has been the visual continuity. There's only so far the artists making those films can push their own vision before it has to be managed by the executive team in order to fit with the other movies. It creates a coherent universe but we can predict what it looks like and designs have to stay the same ... which is boring. I think Marvel are doing something really special but it's not the only way and DC shouldn't emulate, as Goyer says. I'd rather DC just kept giving the characters to differen More

Posted by Nicky C at 09:28 on 11 April 2014 | Report This Post

I think DC have a few Aces..
Thereare already DC projects getting made as we speak; Hellblazer, Sandman and other 'adult' titles still existed in the same universe as Superman, Batman etc, it would be so cool if they pulled them together in some way, I loved the Alan Moore Swamp Things with Batman and the Justice League! More

Posted by Simon124 at 13:33 on 10 April 2014 | Report This Post

oh dear?
@The Watcher. Who cares about sny superhero character on paper, its how we see them promoted and finally on screen that matters. Thor and Captain Americas previous incarnations weren't exactly setting the silver screen alight were they. More

Posted by jem0013 at 18:46 on 09 April 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Keep the faith.
I like the Marvel way of continuity between films and tv projects. As a comic reader, it makes sense to me. DC properties live action stuff has been a mess for years - but unlike Marvel they've had no excuse. Too dependant on the big 2, and bringing home the box office security that brings. It's not too late for them, but the fact a Flash series is about to start which will undoubtably clash with a big screen version in the not to distant future doesn't bode well. And I don't buy Goyer's c More

Posted by fuzzy at 17:57 on 09 April 2014 | Report This Post

Keep the faith.
I think that DC can pull off a shared universe. Just needs a new angle, also I will not stand for Aquaman bashing! More

Posted by Fmerc42 at 15:03 on 09 April 2014 | Report This Post

Did anyone really give a damn about Thor, Hawkeye or Black Widow not too long ago? It all depends how they pull things together. Don't get me wrong I am not optimistic but in the right hands etc etc... More

Posted by Fozola at 13:17 on 09 April 2014 | Report This Post

Just make infinite Batmans...
DC's big contender is Batman. Yes, old Supes still draws a crowd, but as the Dark Knight films proved, people are far more interested in Batman and his associated rogue gallery. Heck, look at DC's current publishing list, they're putting out 16 Batman and Batman family related titles compared to 6 Superman and 2 Wonder Woman, one of which is a crossover with Superman. More

Posted by GrizBe at 13:12 on 09 April 2014 | Report This Post

MOS Script
Why doesn't Warner Bros. Release the MOS script like they did with The Dark Knight trilogy?! Batman Vs Superman can setup a Justice League movie then after that introduce solo movies for Wonder Woman, Aquaman etc leading into Justice a League 2 movie?! More

Posted by Johnh1978 at 12:49 on 09 April 2014 | Report This Post

Oh dear...
The battle is lost DC, mostly because no one cares about the Justice League - other than the 3 big heroes, no one gives a damn about Braniac, Aquaman (laughs) or Black Canary. More

Posted by The Watcher at 12:16 on 09 April 2014 | Report This Post

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