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Posted by solar_nerd (2625 posts) 2 months, 28 days ago

Poll: Would the DCEU be better or worse if it were more like the MCU? (29 votes)

Better 48%
Worse 52%

In my opinion, it would mostly be better.

However, characters like Batman should remain dark. The Marvel formula would work well for many of DC's heroes, such as Superman, Shazam and (especially) Green Lantern.

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#1 Posted by RudeBomberBoy01 (4525 posts) - - Show Bio

It's already following the MCU money making formula.

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#2 Posted by TheGrat1 (474 posts) - - Show Bio

It depends on the film. Aquaman was very much like an MCU film, and it was excellent.

BvS and especially Man of Steel, I do not think so. I doubt they would have the cajones to make Kal-El kill someone or not portray him like Donner Superman. Both of those films were way outside the standard superhero movie formula and that just so happens to be their most compelling feature to me.

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#3 Posted by Heatforce (6150 posts) - - Show Bio

No sir. I want what was originally promised by WB and that was movies set in the same universe, but creator controlled. Sure I want my mcu-like movies, but I want R rated movies too or projects that are just out there (sandman anyone?). Keeps the genre fresh.

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#4 Posted by Lil_Remains (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

If you consider the MCU good then it’s an obvious answers. This is essentially do you, or do you not like the MCU thread.

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#5 Posted by Emperorb777 (11099 posts) - - Show Bio

Worse, for audience. It would be basically getting more of the same and with none of the films taking chances.

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#6 Posted by darkonast (769 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheGrat1: see I like this version of Superman, finding what it means to be a “hero” not just saving people but sacrificing your morals & beliefs for the greater good which means paying the price of having to kill. I also like the dark batman, in BvS he was depressed & regretful for the death of Jason Todd, an interesting take on batman

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#7 Edited by modernww2fare (7047 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman was pretty much an MCU film, and Shazam looks to be that way too

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#8 Posted by Kevd4wg (12736 posts) - - Show Bio

No sir. I want what was originally promised by WB and that was movies set in the same universe, but creator controlled. Sure I want my mcu-like movies, but I want R rated movies too or projects that are just out there (sandman anyone?). Keeps the genre fresh.

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#9 Posted by TheAmazingSpidey (17571 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't care about the tone. Just make the movie good.

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#10 Edited by AkshSarpanch (3573 posts) - - Show Bio

Worse.

DCEU should gave its own style otherwise it gets boring

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#11 Edited by Alavanka (2584 posts) - - Show Bio

Which DCEU film is most like an MCU film? Which DCEU film made 1b? There you go.

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#12 Posted by SC (18146 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think its that simple. Many MCU movies wouldn't work as well if they tried to imitate prior MCU movies, where as some might actually be "better if they did. Some creative forces behind movies, can use one character and make quality movies around them, with different tones potentially. Or different characters with the same tone, it depends.

Character, tone, execution, humor, plot, casting, budget, all different variables that affect movies and reception in different ways. If we go for a broad sense of the term... well again, depends on the execution. If done poorly it just becomes a lame imitation of Marvel and fails, and loses any unique identity it had. If it does well, then its getting the characters and stories right, and doing justice to DC, how Marvel did justice to its characters. Individuals will still have preferences as well, and will like/dislike changes based on what they already preference.

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#13 Posted by Darkthunder (2012 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope too many characters with dark origins in DC

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#14 Posted by YOA_501 (685 posts) - - Show Bio

I’m already having an MCU fatigue adding this to the DCEU will be a nightmare

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#15 Posted by LawCol (710 posts) - - Show Bio

Thus far, the MCU has done everything better than the DCEU. Even the darker aspects of Captain America, Black Panther and Ironman were superior to the hamfisted edginess of MoS and BvS. Marvel based their darkness in existant real world issues; authoritarianism, justice, corporate greed, racism, ultra-nationalism and colonialism. While DCEU tried personal tragedies; the melodramatic death of Johnathan (leading to Clark wondering around the world not doing too much for a decade or so), the helplessness of Batman (leading to the stupidity that was BvS) and the "Martha incident" (which just came across as stupid).

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#16 Edited by Nucleon (3173 posts) - - Show Bio

@alavanka said:

Which DCEU film is most like an MCU film? Which DCEU film made 1b? There you go.

In terms of sales, you are right. But what about posterity?

You know what I would consider good DC movies? Tim Burton's Batmans. This was just the right tone. DC have its feel, a feel that's a bit more grand guignolesque, a bit more outré than Marvel's: They are the more fantasy universe, the "madder" one. In this sense, "Suicide Squad" had almost the right tone (it was just trying too hard).

And, continuity doesn't fit any DC universe as much as it serves Marvel: To have a Marvel-type continuity, DC must reboot every decade or so. DC should definitely stop trying to get its inspiration from Marvel, IMO.

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#17 Posted by Magian (151475 posts) - - Show Bio

It certainly seems to be heading this way. And since this seems to be working, good for them. But I liked how they were going for different at first. Not every CBM needs to be like the MCU.

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#18 Edited by tethadam (223 posts) - - Show Bio

Keep all the high end feats while copying Marvel. But dont copy the humor.

Shazam looks like a good example to DC copying Marvel while keeping all the good stuff.

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#19 Posted by TheGrat1 (474 posts) - - Show Bio

@darkonast:

I like him too. Man of Steel single-handedly made me a Superman fan the same way Captain America: The First Avenger single-handedly made me a Captain America fan. They were both just so relatable. Man of Steel actually made me pick up comic books for the first time in my life.

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#20 Posted by Mrnoital (8029 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman was pretty much an MCU film, and Shazam looks to be that way too

although Shazam seems to be missing the forced romantic aspect