The Marvel Cinematic Universe: A series of blockbuster superhero films, featuring Marvel’s finest comic-book heroes, all set in one single universe. Starting off with Iron Man in 2008, the MCU has become a major success with the first phase of films allowing the franchise become the second largest film franchise ever in such a short space of time then culminating with the mega-blockbuster title that was The Avengers.
While it’s been smooth sailing for Marvel, it has been anything but for DC. DC Comics have been playing catch-up for a long time now with their intentions to establish there own ‘DC Cinematic Universe’as well their major superhero film: Justice League. DC have been playing catch up for years now.
Would they simply emulate the Marvel strategy or simply throw in all their big guns at once? One thing that is certain…
“Accept the things you cannot change, have the courage to change the things you can and have the wisdom to tell the difference.” The film starts of with a young Barry Allen chasing after cars on the motorway trying to hitch a ride after being stranded on a motorway. “So much irony here” I thought to myself. “I’m already in love with this film already”.
This world has never heard of Superman, Hal Jordan was never given a Green Lantern ring and Bruce Wayne was shot that night in Crime Valley. Barry Allenhas woken up in a world where he has lost his powers but has to race races time to put things right before Wonder Woman and Aquaman start World War 3!
Justice League: War is the first film to be based on DC’s New 52 Universe and. If you’re not a fan of the New 52; chances are you won’t like this either. This is the Justice League before they’re the Justice League. They don’t like one other and the world doesn’t like them. When multiple alien abductions occur around the world the likes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Cyborg and… Shazam! are forced to work together to face a greater threat!
My family doesn’t really approve of me reading comics at the age of 21. They laugh, they say comics are for kids and that I need to grow up. Really? I wouldn’t say these stories are made for kids….
The New 52 – In the new, Out with the undies
The New 52 – DC’s mega re-launch of its 60-year plus universe. The aim is to modernize and refresh its well-established characters which had been burden by long and complex back-stories to a new and fresh audience. DC wants to reinvent itself in an effort to incite new readers. The New 52 has made some significant changes and no character, no matter how big, was exempt. Anyone seen underpants lately?
We all know DC are playing catch-up trying to emulate Marvel’s cinematic success that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe topped off with The Avengers. DC’s finally got the ball rolling after the somewhat-successful Superman reboot Man of Steel. While, most of us thought the follow-up would have either been a direct sequel; some even suggested jumping straight to a full-on Justice League film. Which would have been a terrible idea. However, surprisingly DC’s announced that Man of Steel’s “sequel” would be a Superman/Batman film.