Ever since Marvel had expanded their cinematic universe, the industry becomes more and more successful. Unlike DC movies, MCU development each and every character thoroughly along with an interesting storyline.But in case of DC movies, it didn’t go well.
There is a one person who knew how both industries’ work and also knows the comic book and films business. Mark Miller is a professional comic book writer known for his exceptional work for The Authority, The Ultimates, Marvel Knights Spider-Man, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Civil War.
He also had written for both companies as well as contribute to making their memorable storyline ever.
In a recent interview with Yahoo, he gave a proper reason why DC hasn’t been able to match Marvel’s success. According to him, DCEU’s characters aren’t cinematic.
“And I say [that] as a massive DC fan who much prefers their characters to Marvel. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are some of my favorites but I think these characters, with the exception of Batman, they aren’t based on their secret identity. They are based on their superpower. Whereas the Marvel characters tend to be based on the personality of Matt Murdock or Peter Parker or the individual X-Men, it’s all about the character. DC, outside of Batman, is not about the character. With Batman, you can understand him and you can worry about him but someone like Green Lantern, he has this ring that allows him to create 3D physical manifestations and green plasma with the thoughts in his head but he’s allergic to the color yellow! How do you make a movie with that? In 1952 that made perfect sense but now the audience has no idea what that’s all about.”
Further, he added,
“People will slam me for this but I think the evidence is there. We’ve seen great directors, great writers and great actors, tonnes 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.”
Even if its true Warner Bros’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Justice League didn’t go well as compare to Man of Steel, we have Gal Gadot’s standalone Wonder Woman which seems to be a key element for the DC’s success.
At one point Miller is right about DC’s overpower characters and in the 21st century, fans need realistic storyline like Marvel’s character. But as a true DC comic fan, I know how the great story was made on the pages of the comic book and how all the animated films were made which is still memorable.
On the other hand, next DC movie is coming to theaters will be Aquaman this December. Hence, it is up to this movie whether or not, DC would be success or will again fail.