Editorial: In Defense Of Warner Brothers’ “Filmmaker-Driven” Approach To The DC CInematic Universe

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Early this week, THR released a piece on some of the perceived struggles currently happening behind closed doors at Warner Bros. as the studio maps out the burgeoning DC Cinematic Universe, which began with 2013’s Man of Steel, and will jump into high gear once Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad hit theaters next year.

The report had a lot to say about the differences between the DC and Marvel approach to the shared universe formula, but I didn’t quite agree with all of the writer’s conclusions, and was especially taken aback by how the internet reacted to the news.

Here’s a piece I wrote for Flickering Myth – in response to the THR story – about why I think the so-called “filmmaker-driven” approach that WB is taking could actually be the best thing for the DC Cinematic Universe, and the superhero genre as a whole.


One thought on “Editorial: In Defense Of Warner Brothers’ “Filmmaker-Driven” Approach To The DC CInematic Universe

  1. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. What’s wrong with the film? It was 95 percent spy movie and 5 percent UNCLE. You needed a writer who understood the world according to Uncle, and loved the show. I had been waiting for 47 years. ..for an uncle film. And look what I got! No uncle headquarters, no uncle carbines, no average american recruited to help with the mission and I could go on and on. Why didn’t you ask me to do the screenplay? I grew up with uncle. It wouldn’t be just a job. And making Solo a thief? The show was IT TAKES A THIEF. And the tribute to Steve McQueen on the motorcycle. AND THE TRIBUTE TO SPAGHETTI WESTERNS was okay, but, it wasn’t UNCLE. WHERE WAS THRUSH? OPEN CHANNEL…..D…….

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