The DC Extended Universe – Can It Be Saved?


Starting  in 1952, DC comics has been a mainstay in Hollywood for nearly 70 years. Superman has had 3 live action shows built around him – The Adventures of Superman, Lois & Clark, and Smallville. Not to mention his supporting role in the current Supergirl series, as well as a ton of animated versions. Batman has also had many animated series, his iconic campfest series in the 60’s, and the currently airing pre-Batman show Gotham. All these series proved insanely popular, and showed remarkable staying power

As for the movies, there has been the Christopher Reeve Superman movies of the late 70’s/early 80’s, and the first two are amazing films that still hold up today. The Tim Burton Batman movies were fantastic films that mixed the campiness of the old series with the typical Burton darkness. Unfortunately, they led way to the much lesser Schumacher films which won’t be mentioned again…

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