DC has been trailing behind Marvel on the silver screen for a while now, but when you look at their respective rosters that’s a bit of a surprise.
On paper, the two comic book giants have equally recognisable heroes, but when you consider the MCU began life without access to Spider-Man, the X-Men or the Fantastic Four, their achievement looks even better.
While DC struggled to create an engaging universe with Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, Marvel made lemonade out of apples, carrots and a few lemons. As well as the missing heroes, they had restrictions on Hulk too, so made stars out of Iron Man, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Black Widow.
DC, despite pretty much free reign, have restricted themselves pointlessly. They failed to follow up Man Of Steel in any meaningful way, are rebooting Batman again and shoved Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash into Justice League without any build up.
If they’d just cast their net a little wider, they could enjoy huge success. They’re starting to catch on with Shazam!, but there’s plenty more heroes they could use for potentially successful solo outings, if only they’d give these heroes a chance.
Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.