With Marvel seemingly being the front-runner of superhero films, establishing the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC has to pick up the slack. Next year, the highly anticipated movie, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released, thereby establishing the DC Cinematic Universe to rival Marvel’s.
“The key thing is that the movies and the television shows and the games, everything looks very different…you have to be able to take advantage of the diversity of these characters,” said Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara at Wednesday’s Morgan Stanley Technology, Media &Telecom Conference. “The worlds of DC are very different. They’re steeped in realism, and they’re a little bit edgier than Marvel’s movies. The big franchises are becoming more and more valuable. You don’t have to explain to the consumer what a ‘Batman v Superman’ is.”
Batman vs. Superman is scheduled for theatrical release on March 25, 2016, which also features big-name heroes such as Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Along with the 2016 release of the Suicide Squad movie, presenting a brand-new Joker in the form of Jared Leto, DC looks like it will stand up well against the competition.