While I’m Happy I’ll See Wonder Woman in a Major Motion Picture In My Lifetime…
… I wonder if Warner Bros. will actually make a real sequel to Man of Steel one day.
Because the moment the film was initially announced, it was pretty much called Batman vs. Superman by nearly every media outlet. Already in a secondary place in his own sequel.
Then the rumors of Nightwing being in the film began. Then the rumors of the Arrow stars appearing in it tying that series to this new DC Movie Universe. Now, Wonder Woman’s going to be in it too.
It just seems that Superman is becoming a tertiary thought in his own sequel. And that just seems … off.
I don’t really get it … no, wait, I do.
Warner Bros. wants to create a DC equivalent to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that’s fine and dandy. It’s something that was carefully planned, I think, because Marvel wanted to keep the properties they still had rights to (mostly the B and C-level characters outside of the Spider-Man, X-Men, and Fantastic Four mythos) and transformed them into top-shelf properties.
Warner Bros. has all rights to all the DC Comics-owned properties. And that’s everybody in a DC Comics book, except for the Milestone characters and those books owned by creators (Preacher’s an owner-created series but Constantine, Sandman, and Starman are owned outright by DC Comics). And since they’re in a position where they could make a DC Movie Universe, they could have easily done that a long time ago.
Cramming everything in what was supposed to be a sequel to last summer’s big film, Man of Steel, isn’t how you do that.
Think of it way using Marvel characters instead of DC characters:
The sequel of Iron Man will have Wolverine and Spider-Man, and they just announced The Hulk’s going to be in it.
That’s what Man of Steel 2 is looking like, and that’s unfortunate. I’d love to see them actually make a Man of Steel 2 one day, but this upcoming film isn’t it.