It's been a tough few years for DC fans, at least as far as superhero movies are concerned. While Marvel Studios and Fox are enjoying solid critical acclaim and box office success, the DCEU has struggled to find its footing, and of its four movies to date, only Wonder Woman has managed to connect with both audiences and critics.
The DCEU is an undeniably troubled venture, one which continues to leave fans anxious as Justice League ramps up for release in the coming weeks. Though fans may want to remain optimistic that things are turning around, there are still a litany of issues surrounding the franchise's future that make it hard to believe it's ever going to reach the consistency of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Of course, most skeptics would love to be proven wrong, with Justice League ending up a billion-dollar smash hit and critical darling that launches a run of more carefully-constructed solo superhero movies, but it just doesn't seem very probable, does it?
These 14 problems currently define the DCEU, and if the franchise is to ever reach its full potential, they need to be ironed out as soon as possible...