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Maintaining The C Average

August 28, 2017 by Tim

In fairness, I do think this concept, this idea of taking popular comic characters and letting writers loose to tell a story as they please without being constrained by the needs of a greater continuity, is really exciting. Some of the most fun comics are based on this concept: Marvel 1602, Gotham By Gaslight, Old Man Logan, Night Of The Living Deadpool, etc.

Doing it on film is a tricky proposition, though. Doing it on film when you’ve barely established your existing cinematic universe? Sounds like a mess to me.

I don’t know, I don’t run a movie studio, I don’t oversee a shared film universe. It just seems to me, though, that the general movie-going population might start to get a little confused as to what constitutes canon for the DCEU and what doesn’t. They’ve barely shown us the shitty Joker they already have, and now they’re going to give us two.

And how embarrassing would it be for them if these standalone movies end up leagues better than their fancy “DC Extended Universe” that they just had to have so badly?

As always, this is something I want to be wrong about. I want good DC movies. There’s room in my heart for good DC movies. Right now I’m just not convinced that Wonder Woman wasn’t an anomaly.


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