With the Marvel cinematic universe becoming what might be the greatest achievement in film history, it begs the question, why has DC failed or decided to abandon film continuity? I know films like The Joker have achieved Oscar caliber performances, but it some ways it hurts the DC brand at the theaters in light of Marvel’s successful continuity. The Joker will no doubt be part of the upcoming ‘The Batman’ franchise at some point, and the general audience will have questions as to why Phoenix is not playing the character. I really think that Warner Bros. should blow the whole thing up, and commit to making a unified continuity.
Maybe Jim Lee has some big plan up his sleeve (seeing as he spearheaded Ezra Miller playing The Flash in a scene during the CW crossover event), and we just don’t know what that is yet.
Anyhoo, which way do you think the DC theatrical releases should be handled? Single continuity, or separate films that don’t connect in any way?
- Yes - DC movies should exist in the same universe
- No - Give me films that are separate from each other