The DC Extended Universe truly kicks off this year. With just one movie under its belt thus far (2013’s Man of Steel), 2016 will see the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.
While those movies – and the ones that will follow them in future years – are indeed exciting prospects, the fact is that the DC Extended Universe is a concern for fans (and, undoubtedly, the people behind it).
The reason for that is simple; DC have a terrible history with movies. Aside from the early Christopher Reeve Superman movies, the Michael Keaton Batman movies and the Dark Knight Trilogy, Marvel’s biggest rivals have really had no major success with their movies.
This article will list ten DC movies from the past that make us worry for the potential success of the DC Extended Universe…
Dishonourable Mention: Catwoman
While this 2004 movie clearly has influences rooted in the DC Comics character Catwoman, there’s absolutely no doubt that it was barely based on her at all. Halle Berry’s Patience Phillips was an entirely original character.
It also had nothing to do with DC in terms of production. Warner Brothers distributed the movie – as they do with all DC movies – but the companies behind its creation were Village Roadshow Pictures, Di Novi Pictures, Frantic Films and Maple Shade Films.
For those reasons, it doesn’t make the main list, but it definitely deserves a mention, because it was absolutely appalling.