Man of Steel was meant to be a standalone movie, but when Zack Snyder pitched the idea of introducing Batman in the sequel, Warner Bros. understandably went for it (the Superman reboot may have underperformed, but both The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises grossed over $1 billion each). From there, a shared world was born, and...well, it hasn't exactly been a rousing success!
While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has gone from strength to strength, the "DC Extended Universe" as it's been dubbed by fans has struggled from the start. Negative reviews and disappointing box office performances plagued the DCEU, and while things are now looking up, it's definitely taken a while.
After all, for every $1 billion hit like Aquaman, there's a commercial disappointment like Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, proof perhaps that Warner Bros. is still learning.
We're by no means slating this shared world as there's a lot it has done right, and the DCEU honestly doesn't deserve some of the hate it receives. However, there's no denying that some crucial and downright dumb mistakes have been made, and simply put, those are unforgiveable. It's those we're putting the focus on as we delve into this comic book universe's most noteworthy screw ups...