When all is said and done, Avengers: Infinity War will be a cinematic achievement, parsing together 10 years of story, and 18 films worth of continuity, as well as showcasing more than 20 superheroes at one time. It is an achievement Marvel Studios worked hard for, putting in the painstaking hours to ensure that each of their individual movies were well-written, and well received.
Most of their films have been huge hits, with even the weaker entries passing as “enjoyable”. Personal feelings aside, Marvel has garnered enough good will from its audience, that most of us are willing to walk on hot coals to see their next epic.
DC Comics has not been as fortunate. The first film in its connected universe, Man of Steel, was divisive at best, and Batman V Superman was deemed too gritty and joyless to really excite. They double downed in 2016, with the release of Suicide Squad, but even that was met with indifference. It was only with the release of Wonder Woman in recent weeks, that DC manage to get back on track.
It's a shame, because with any given DC comic, you potentially have a box office hit on your hands, that could rival Infinity War in popularity. It’s time DC shed a light on these stories, by bringing them to the silver screen once and for all.