The previous decade saw Marvel Studios successfully dominating the industry with their comic-book adaptations. With DC films releasing movies in the past decade that received only an average reception from critics and audience alike, it seems like things are looking bright for them. Now, many fans believe DC’s upcoming slate of movies may actually be more exciting than what Marvel has kept in store for Phase 4 of the MCU. Between 2020 and 2022, DC will possibly release huge big-name productions compared to Marvel’s upcoming films.
Past releases from DC
DC had a good start to it’s franchise with Man of Steel. However, things soon went downhill with unfavourable reviews for Batman v. Superman. Suicide Squad performed well and still recievwed lukewarm response from critics, where as Wonder Woman was both a financial and commercial success. However, Justice League – DC’s biggest movie also turned out to be its biggest failure. However, DC seems to have recovered from their mistakes and may have managed to build an exciting list of movies for the upcoming slate of movies.
Upcoming Releases For Both Studios
Between 2020 and 2022, Marvel and DC will release 7 films each. 2020 will see Marvel’s Black Widow’s first solo film, as well as Eternals. 2021 will have four movies from Marvel, followed by Black Panther in 2022. For DC, 2020 sees the releases of Birds of Prey (and the Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) and Wonder Woman 1984. The eagerly awaited Matt Reeves’ The Batman will release in 2021, along with Black Adam and The Sucide Squad. The studio’s scheduled films for 2022 include Aquaman 2 and Super Pets
DC’s Movie Slate Shows How They Fixed Their Problems
DC’s problem was the fact they they rushed with Justice League, throwing all their heroes together. As a result, they took a different direction with Aquaman and Shazam!, which showed. Since then, DC’s remained open minded towards newer styles, tones and genres. With Aquaman 2, Wonder Woman 1984, Birds of Prey, The Suicide Squad, Black Adam, and The Batman, the studio seems to be going in several, but still interesting, directions. Additionally, the characters that the studio is bringing to the mix is exactly according to the requests of the fans. The long-awaited character of Black Adam, another Batman, and more of Harley Quinn all contribute to generating more buzz with DC’s upcoming slate.