Goyer: “You have to admire what Marvel’s done.”
So, while Marvel has their movies planned out until 2028, Captain America has been breaking box office records. It’s a rough time for DC Comics, which has had a spotted track record as far as superhero movies go. David Goyer, the writer behind Nolan’s Batman series and Man of Steel, recently sat down with IGN to talk about the state of DC superhero movies, where he states that Warner Brothers doesn’t have any plans to tie their heroes together into a coherent universe, as much as he’d love to.
When asked if there’s pressure from above to imitate Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, he says “I mean, yes and no. Look, we’ve been pretty lucky with the films we’ve done so far. I think right now it’s just kind of, ‘More of the same, please.'”
“You have to admire what Marvel’s done,” he continues. “It’s really hard to create a brand, I mean, where people will follow your brand. Pixar’s done it, and now Marvel has done it. It’s really, really hard to do, because there’s not a lot of brand loyalty anymore.”
Goyer’s solution to “more of the same” is to branch off with Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, which he’s currently working on adapting. Still, as Marvel continues to tie its characters together across multiple movies (and genres), it should be interesting to see if the one-shot superhero movies of old can still stand up.