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How the DC Cinematic Universe Can Differ From the MCU

How the DCEU can differ from MCU.

WB is a director's studio. They have the auteurs and they let them do what they want, let them play in their respective sandboxes and even some Warner properties. Christopher Nolan is the perfect example with his Dark Knight Trilogy and his Warner released films in between, such as Inception, The Prestige and Interstellar. Giving Ben Affleck not only the roll of Batman, but allowing him to direct his own Batman Trilogy is classic WB. Affleck is an auteur, having wrote directed and starred in a Argo for them that won everyone involved the best picture Oscar.

Giving Zack Snyder the unique ability to create not only the first and second films in the DC Extended Universe but arguably more importantly the look and feel of the DC Cinematic Universe. This is really silly, although Snyder and Nolan kept to a much more realistic tone, something slightly more earnest like Batman Begins with a darker, moodier color palette as opposed to the video game pop colors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Now I love the idea of Jared Leto playing The Joker and feel he's one of the only actors living that could accurately play the role… and Mark Hamill. I'd love to see Hamill play the Joker as a live action Joker. And I love David Ayer, he makes beautiful films that have their own style collectively and it looks like Suicide Squad will move the DC Cinematic Universe into that direction. But I don't love the look of the DC Universe, I think it looks to drab, even with the brighter color palette for Batman v. Superman. I understand that it's supposed to it's supposed to counteract Disney / Marvel. Instead of forever keeling to the drab Dlove to see WB continue to be an auteur’s studio and let a director vastly change the look and style of their DC movie, but keep the same actors to keep continuity. Every DC comic looks stylistically different; went not do this with the movies? This would set DC films apart from the Marvel movies that always look like Kevin Feige’s lucid, wet dreams.

Here’s the list of upcoming Warner Brothers movies:

Warner Brothers:

Me Before You - March 4, 2016

Midnight Specia l- March 18, 2016

Barbershop: Episode IV - The Next Cut - April 15, 2016

Keanu - April 22, 2016

Going in Style - May 6, 2016

The Nice Guys - May 20, 2016

The Conjuring 2 - June 10, 2016

Central Intelligence - June 17, 2016

Lights Out - July 22, 2016

Arms and the Dudes - August 19, 2016

Sully - September 9, 2016

The Accountant - October 7, 2016

Bastards - November 4, 2016

Chicken Soup for the Soul - December 16, 2016

Fist Fight - July 8, 1905

Geostorm - January 13, 2017

The House - June 2, 2017

Dunkirk - July 21, 2017

Live By Night - July 9, 1905

Warner Tentpoles:

The Legend of Tarzan - July 1, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them - November 18, 2016

Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur - February 17, 2017

The Jungle Book: Origins - October 6, 2017

Ready Player One - December 15, 2017

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 - November 16, 2018

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 - November 20, 2020

DC Entertainment:

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - March 25, 2016

Suicide Squad - August 5, 2016

Wonder Woman - June 23, 2017

Justice League: Part I - November 17, 2017

The Flash - March 23, 2018

Aquaman - July 27, 2018

Shazam - April 5, 2019

Justice League: Part II - June 14, 2019

Cyborg - April 3, 2020

Green Lantern - June 19, 2020

Sandman - Announced


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