Justice League was supposed to be the icing on the cake for the DC Extended Universe after a stellar start to the year that saw Wonder Woman dominate headlines, box-office sales, and the hearts of worldwide audiences.
Unfortunately - and just as no-one could have predicted how amazingly Wonder Woman would perform - not a single soul could have predicted how abysmal Justice League’s domestic opening would be, the epic superhero team-up going on to earn a meagre $93 million in its inaugural weekend - or, to put it another way, the lowest opening in the DCEU to date.
It’s a disappointing result - considering that this movie has godamn Batman in it - but even though there’s a lot of negativity surrounding Warner Bros’ divisive cinematic universe, Justice League showed some promise, and provides numerous reasons to stay positive about the future of the DCEU.
The movie was far from perfect, but it contained enough good to ensure that the ‘reboot’ button isn’t an absolute certainty at this point. And, should the DCEU continue, Justice League is a stable-enough foundation for future movies to carefully build upon.