The DC Extended Universe is set to explode into life this year with the double release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.
After a fairly underwhelming start in 2013 with Man of Steel, the franchise has since been fairly troubled by fan backlash at some of the castings – Ben Affleck as Batman, for example – and expectations aren't exactly high.
Its main obstacle, however, comes in the form of Marvel. The movies starring Marvel characters that being put out by Marvel Studios and Fox are, frankly, putting DC to shame – and it's going to take a series of miracles for the DCEU to rival Marvel and gain the same level of success as their movies.
Here are ten miracles the DCEU needs to be a resounding success…
It's Not Actually As Rushed As It Seems
A seemingly evident problem in the upcoming DCEU films is that they all seem somewhat rushed. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in particular, is introducing a plethora of new characters in what seems like frenzied fashion.
Batman, Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor, Aquaman, Cyborg, Flash, Doomsday, Alfred Pennyworth and Mercy Graves (and even, potentially, Darkseid) are just some of the new characters that will be making appearances – and with Suicide Squad introducing an army of new characters in the same year, it seems like Warner Brothers are cramming things too quickly.
The first Justice League movie is next year – at which point only two of the characters in the titular team will have received origin movies. If these movies can somehow come across as well-paced instead of horrifically rushed, the franchise might have a chance.