ha! i was just gonna post this.
it is a very interesting article but it does show the lack of foresight the average exec has. thankfully Kevin Tsujihara could see the potential the DC Universe has on the small screen. it took Disney cashing in on Marvel for someone to finally realize that there are millions and potentially billions of dollars to be made here if they just changed their strategy a bit. glad it's leading to more cohesion between the media divisions. hopefully it'll mean we'll see more characters show up in the individual tv universes.
though there are still some things that are off limits. the Suicide Squad probably won't be seen on Arrow any more and Waller has appeared very infrequently. I wouldn't be surprised if Maru Bennett's Deathstroke is officially retired as well. some of these limitations make sense. fans are already complaining about Ezra playing the Flash in the cinematic universe instead of Grant Gustin. so it's probably a good idea to avoid the people growing too attached to a certain version of a character if they're introducing a new version with a much bigger budget at stake. the Flash issue itself is unavoidable since the show is such a success. but that may the exception here.
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I also think that people can roll with different versions of the same character as long as there's some variance in tone, look, and execution. For example at one point we had Batman in Young Justice, Brave & The Bold, and the Dark Knight trilogy. No one was confused about why B'wanna Beast wasn't showing up on the movies, or why there were different Robins between the cartoons.
For Flash, I think there isnt much to worry about. The movies look like they're going to have a very different approach than the CW shows. Sure, some people online will bitch and moan, but that's not likely to reflect the audience as a whole.
As for WB itself....we'll see. They've been successfully integrating their DC properties in larger media since before most of us were born, so I can sort of see them not giving much thought or attention to the success of Marvel these last few years. After all, they've been playing this game much longer and could see the current popularity of the genre as a flash-in-the-pan pop trend. But still, we're fifteen years into the rise of the modern superhero film and for WB/DC to just now be getting their ducks in a row and recognizing the long-term potential is pretty disconcerting. And we've heard from at least a few execs that they've got "big plans" for DC which dont pan out. So....fingers crossed, but for the most part Im just waiting for the next major regime change at both WB and DC.
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This article proved that DC do not need to follow marvel's strategy to be successful. In fact it's crucial that DC flesh out their characters without much restrictions.
At least the DC Extended Universe won't feel small. This is leading me to believe that Black Canary showing up in the Justice League is no rumor. Maybe we can see Green Arrow, Hawkman & Supergirl on the big screen now.
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