DC Cinematic Universe Facing Issues, May be in Trouble

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A new rumor indicates we may see more Batman, and less Zack Snyder.

Recently, the final trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released, and the overall reception of the teaser, as well as our own, was positive.

Unlike the controversial second trailer that revealed major plot points (sup Doomsday), this trailer instead focused primarily on Ben Affleck’s debut as Batman, with an awesome Arkham Asylum-like fight sequence.

While the latest trailer has made many excited, apparently, Warner Bros. is worried about the film, and growing DC Cinematic Universe as a whole.

In a video from HitFix, editor Drew McWeeny disclosed some information he’s heard regarding the studio’s concerns about their connected comic book films.

First, McWeeny revealed that the reception from early screenings of Batman v Superman hasn’t been what Warner Bros. was anticipating (most likely inferring negative responses from audiences), and so the studio will most likely shuffle their upcoming films around based on what worked in Dawn of Justice. He explained:

“My guess is what’s going to happen is based on what I’m hearing…is Justice League is going to get moved back and that Ben Affleck Batman movie, that’s what’s going to end up in that spot. My guess is they’re going to throw whatever money it takes at Ben Affleck to make that Batman film happen sooner rather than later. They’re going to need to rebuild again, they’re going to need to win people over, they’re going to need to lay some different groundwork. I don’t think this is going to be the springboard into the Justice League that they wanted it to be.”

If the last trailer was any indication, Batman does indeed look like a highlight of the film, so for Warner Bros. to try to rebuild the DCCU around him, would make sense.

McWeeny went on to make further predictions about DC’s film slate, believing Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman will release as scheduled, but he has doubts about Justice League: Part One coming in 2017 as planned.

Fitting in with his previous comments, McWeeny has apparently heard rumblings that Man of Steel and Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder isn’t melding well with Warner and DC, so he expects the director to be taken off Justice League, and for said film’s release date to be pushed. (The film is currently set to release on November 17, 2017).

As none of this information has been officially confirmed, consider everything above as rumors for now.

That being said, it fairly obvious that DC and Warner Bros. have been struggling to develop a cinematic universe that can compete with Disney’s MCU, and now FOX, thanks to the huge success of Deadpool.

If banking on Batfleck and removing Zack Snyder is what it takes to create an awesome series of films, then that’s fine with us.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25.

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