Is a DC Cinematic multiverse the path forward?

After that DC Fandome event a few weeks back, I ended up having a bunch of ideas come from it. This is the last one of them. Something I feel like I’ve mentioned a number of times before in the previous handful of posts focusing on the DC movie universe. While DC put so much time and effort into trying to emulate the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s success, they might have stumbled into a better solution for them. 

A Cinematic Multiverse.

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Is making Superman into a villain a sign of our increasing xenophobia?

I was talking about the DC Fandome last week and the new Batman movie that got announced during it. At which point I made a comment about how writers seemed to want to treat Superman like some terrifying, angry God more and more rather than the symbol of peace and justice he once was.

And then it got me thinking, are we really becoming so afraid of people like Superman? Not deity-like aliens, but selfless, honest people who only want to do good? We certainly don’t revere them the same way as we used to in our media.

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How many times are we going to keep rebooting Batman?

While I was taking my week off, an event took place called the DC FanDome. During this event, Warner made a whole bunch of movie and video game announcements. Of these trailers, the one that seemed to be getting the most attention on the socials was the trailer for the Matt Reeves directed, Robert Patterson starring Batman movie.

I’ll put my hands up and admit that the jaded, cynical part of my brain took over and asked the question: “Do we really need another Batman movie already?”

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