DC FilmsPopular Opinion Podcast POP: BATMAN V SUPERMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE, And The State of DC Films written by Sean Gerber February 22, 2016 The timing could not be any better as Sean Gerber and Mark Hughes include the breaking news of JUSTICE LEAGUE officially shooting in April in their discussion of the state of DC Films. The DC Extended Universe is only weeks away from its true launch with BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. Sean and Mark look back through three years of skepticism versus enthusiasm to sort out just how confident and excited DC fans should be in their upcoming cinematic universe. Please rate, review, and subscribe to Popular Opinion Podcast on iTunes. POP: BATMAN V SUPERMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE, And The State of DC Films was last modified: February 22nd, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeJustice LeagueSuicide Squad 5 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post Disney Releases Teaser Trailer For PETE’S DRAGON next post WB Puts Bad Buzz To Bed, Sets Start Date For JUSTICE LEAGUE You may also like Geoff Johns And Jon Berg Take Control... May 17, 2016 Open Forum: SUICIDE SQUAD August 4, 2016 Forbes Exclusive: Zack Snyder Talks BATMAN V... April 17, 2014 BATMAN V SUPERMAN – Three New Images... July 28, 2015 The Final BATMAN V SUPERMAN Trailer Is... February 11, 2016 Margot Robbie Just Got Harley Quinn And... May 16, 2016 POP – Top 25 Superhero Movies Of... November 11, 2015 BATMAN V SUPERMAN Trailer – Theatrical Version... July 17, 2015 BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Comic... July 11, 2015 POP – Top 25 Superhero Movies Of... October 26, 2015 Adrian Edmondson Heard Mark on the BoF podcast already and now he is hanging with Sean talking BvS …” head explodes” CaptainJack It’s like those moments when you are watching Jedi Council and suddenly there is Justin Bolger there 🙂 long live the BOF gentlemen as they spread common sense and interesting discussion through the net. Robert Reineke Good podcast again. I’d like to talk about the MoS controversy some. What I find interesting is that the conversation around that still feels relevant. While I wouldn’t say that it makes MoS great, it does mean that it hasn’t been forgotten. And the fact that BvS is taking on that conversation at least means it’s going to be relevant to a big audience.I don’t think anyone is going to be surprised if it opens somewhere between $150 million and $180 million. Let’s compare that to another big franchise and big controversy from the same year. When was the last time anyone really talked about Star Trek Into Darkness? I won’t say that there are no longer any champions of that film, but the backlash stuck pretty strongly to that film. Star Trek is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with Star Trek Beyond, but that’s a film that feels like it has a true uphill climb and I think it’s largely due to STID. stock STID was a case of bad casting and bad story choices. MOS had some of both, too, IMO, but the real problem is that it caused some unfortunate conversations. I’m looking at both these characters in BvS and its like I’m looking at a couple of abused kids. I feel sorry for them, and that’s not how I want to feel. Well, we do know that the film has a happier ending than its being marketed as. All we can hope is that the journey is worth taking. Sean Gerber I agree that the very best of the MOS conversation remains relevant. MOS changed the way people view and talk about superhero films, including how they depict heroism. We now pay more attention to things like wholesale destruction and the presumed death toll of anonymous bystanders. It came up a bit in The Avengers, but not nearly to the level the issue was raised in MOS. Was it intentional on the part of Zack Snyder and David Goyer? It’s hard to know without having been in those creative meetings, but they maintain it was and, more importantly, Snyder is holding his film accountable in BvS. I’m curious to see how much a mainstream audience cares about a debate that mostly took place between online fans being played out in the plot of an actual movie, but there’s inherent storytelling value in exploring consequences, so it’ll work out if executed properly. I know Marvel already wanted to make Civil War prior to MOS and the response it got, but I think Civil War feels even more relevant in a post-MOS world. I don’t know if any of this makes MOS better or worse, but it certainly speaks to the film’s importance within its genre.