DC Comic‘s latest big screen endeavor, Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, from director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), is continuing to do incredibly well at the domestic and international box office, despite the terrible reviews from critics, and a pretty decent body of fans. The film has grossed more than $420 million worldwide, but it’s not the enormous success that should have fans and studio execs worried, its what lies ahead that could be potentially hazardous. The problem is that DC and the production studios royally fucked up in terms of their plan to unveil their Justice League movies. Unlike Marvel, who succeeded in introducing all of the Avengers characters in film-worthy, individual projects, DC left Batman vs Superman, not only with the task of serving as a sequel to Man of Steel (2013), but also of introducing the other Justice League characters, including Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the Flash (Ezra Miller), and Aquaman (Jason Momoa).
The other problem with this Batman vs Superman film is that without having to introduce the entire fucking DC universe, the film was way too overdubbed with the use of CGI and digital effects, the absence of which was what made Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight series so appealing to movie, Batman, and comic book fans alike. Looking to the future, Snyder is set to direct both upcoming Justice League movies (Parts 1 and 2), which are expected in theaters in 2017 and 2019 respectively. He is also serving as producer or executive producer for the upcoming Wonder Woman, Flash, and Aquaman projects. Thus far, the schedule shows Wonder Woman opening in theaters in June 2017, followed by Justice League Part 1 in November, and then Flash and Aquaman will both open in 2018, before Justice League Part 2 arrives in 2019. Seems like a big fucking mess in my opinion, but knowing comic fans, who will see any comic movie no matter how bad it is, I have no doubt that these next movies will be box-office setters as well, but only time will tell. If you haven’t seen Batman vs Superman, it’s not the end of the world, but you can see it in theaters now. Enjoy?