Heroic Insider #7: Is Warners Panicking Over The DCEU Or Are They Making Adjustments?

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During this week’s Civil War episode of Heroic Insider, we got asked a pretty good question: Post Batman v Superman, is Warners panicking over the DCEU or are they making adjustments? Check out the embed below and forward to 27:35 for the answer.

Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez has been covering the fanboy beat & breaking scoops for 14 years with numerous Hollywood trade, newspaper, & magazine mentions to his credit.

  • Vegas82

    Thanks for giving us the time stamp at least.

  • Chris Aytes

    Video looks good. Sound is bad. Weird high-pitched drone. The point is that you guys are talking, so you’ve gotta nail the sound quality. Make it sound good on a tiny phone speaker and a high-end entertainment system. Lose the lapels if need be.

  • razorstar90

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, WB moving forward with Snyder on Justice League is like Sony continuing after TAS 2. Keep in mind that TAS 2 has a better critical reaction than BvS and it made about 700 M that’s about 150 M less than BvS but that’s more than MOS. Sony made the right move stopping their ambitious Spiderman Universe. WB should take a page from Sony

    • Gabriel R.

      AMS2 flooped hard domestically that’s why they gave up. You need a right balance between domestic and WW.

      • razorstar90

        TAS 2 made 200 M Domestically BvS made 300. Deadpool a R rated movie made more than a PG 13 movie featuring the three most iconic characters of all time. That’s pathetic. Like I said 100M separates BvS from TAS 2

        Besides the Foregin box office saves many movies from being bombs. Why do you think we keep getting Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformer movies. Those flicks don’t do well here in the US but they clean up domestically hence Transformers and Pirates 5. The fact is BvS under performed in every way shape and form

        • Gabriel R.

          BVS did 326 domestic, Deadpool made 361 on a $50 million budget (made triple it’s budget) Transformers made a billion WW, Amazing Spider-man only made 500 billion WW, and Domestic flopped hard.

          Garfield’s Spider-Man hardly broke even and the expectations for a movie like that are much bigger than Transformers who has a distribution deal with China

  • lowdevil

    Why is (EVERYTHING) DC related doom and gloom, despair and the world is ending…
    Meanwhile anything Marvel related is pink flowers, delight and world joy. Civil War was a 10/10 last year when it was announced.
    Its getting pathetic.
    Even the upcoming yet to be released SS has received negativity.

    • Origami Rose

      cause DCEU has yet to release a film that general and critical audience actually like. So sit back and let marvel show you how its done.

      • SAMURAI36

        Except I couldn’t care less about any of those mickey mouse films. So now what?

        • Axxell

          Guess you’re out of luck.

        • Origami Rose

          Sure you care you were just complaining about it

          • SAMURAI36

            I knew it was a mistake talking to someone beneath my level of intelligence. Buh-bye now.

    • Joe

      I haven’t heard anything negative about Suicide Squad.

      • lowdevil

        Reshoots? AKA- the world is ending

        • Joe

          Yes, but that I don’t take seriously. Many movies have had reshoots. The movie has a lot of pressure on it though. The backlash from BvS is weighing heavy at the moment.

          • SAMURAI36

            It’s not just the reshoots. The entire WB/DC aspect of this episode has been about nothing but negativity pertaining to this franchise, and honestly, it’s gotten really tiresome and annoying (not that it wasn’t before).

          • Joe

            We are on the same team, but DC needs a smash win. We may both enjoy BvS, but unfortunately millions didnt. I dont love Marvel, but they consistently produce universally loved movies. DCEU needs one of those to get things going. I am praying Suicide Squad is it.

          • SAMURAI36

            I think “universally loved movies” works fine for Marvel, but for DC, it’ll just be another series of mediocre movies with no stakes, just put out by another franchise.

            DC needs something to distinguish it from Marvel, otherwise, people will forever accuse them of copying Marvel. And that’ll still hurt DC, rather than help it.

            I personally applaud WB for sticking to their guns, and going in a different direction than Marvel.

          • Joe

            Yea but unfortunately money talks. If Suicide Squad doesn’t live up to expectations the future of the DCEU could be at serious risk. I can watch BvS the directors cut all day at home amd enjoy it very much, but that isnt making them much money. Also as much as I enjoyed BvS even I admit they could have sone some things better. Batman being a killer was a bit unnecessary. I was cool with him coming close to crossing the line, but I didnt expect him to go full Punisher. I feel like that was a weird and unnecessary creative choice.

          • SAMURAI36

            I think SS will do well enough. I dunno if it will break all sorts of numbers, though. But for me, it doesn’t need to.

            I was completely fine with Batman killing, because A) it was taken directly from the original story, B) it wasn’t directly killing, more like manslaughter, and even then, it was only done in the heat of battle, and C) we see a clear shift in him towards the end of the film.

          • flavortang

            I think SS will make $700-850 million on fan interest, the power of the marketing and Will Smith’s (albeit wilting but still strong) star power.

            It will probably get a RT rating in the 65-75% range, so much better than MOS and BvS; It will be a financial hit, be a moderate critical hit but more than enough to fuel the DCEU.

            Honestly, I’m just interested to see DCEU movies NOT made by Snyder. I want a fresh look at these characters I’ve loved since childhood.

          • Bogdan Sunder

            “If Suicide Squad doesn’t live up to expectations the future of the DCEU could be at serious risk.”
            No, that will save the future of the DCEU: it will end before totally embarrassing everyone involved forever.

        • Axxell

          If anything that rumor was a positive…Suicide Squad trailer showed some appealing elements, and they re shot some scenes to give us more of what we enjoyed. What’s negative about that?

      • Chris Johnson

        Or Wonder Woman for that matter.

        • Joe

          To be fair I think its just Snyder. The sad thing is I actually like Snyder’s style and the movie, but I also understand that Snyder is just not the right guy for this job. He is way too dark and divisive. He is for a very specific audience, but not the universally beloved director that DC or anybsharwd universe needs shepherding it.

    • SAMURAI36

      PRECISELY. It’d be nice if Umberto went in a different direction, but he’s just jumping on the bandwagon now.

      • Joe

        Yea Umberto has really ler me down. He supposedly loved the movie and he doesnt stand up for it at all. He lets the other 2 bully him around.

        • SAMURAI36

          Yeah, and it’s supposed to be HIS show. It’s really sad to watch. Which is why I won’t be watching it anymore.

        • Axxell

          He asked for their opinion…what do you want him to do? Start fighting and arguing with them for saying that people didn’t like BvS?

          • Joe

            He could have gave a counter argument or not praised Devin Faraci like he was the second coming of news reporters and writers.

          • Axxell

            What counter argument? Mostly everyone except DC fanboys agree that BvS was a disappointment. Even if Humberto liked it, he at least admits that he’s in the minority, something that DC fans have a hard time accepting.

          • Joe

            He could have said he liked it and what he liked about it. He did try and start a whole support dc films movement and talke a lot of crap about the few standing against many and all that crap. I didnt expect him to start joining the bandwagon.

          • Axxell

            He’s already spoken about that and why he liked the film. That was not the topic of discussion.

          • Origami Rose

            Im a Dc fanboy who hated BvS. Loved MoS.

          • SAMURAI36

            I want to either A) host a show by himself, or B) find some better informed, and/or unbiased people to co-host the show with him.

          • Axxell

            They didn’t say or do anything that indicates bias against anyone, so there’s no reason to dismiss them.

  • A Realist

    I know a lot of you will see Devin Faraci, and do an about face like I almost did. Trust me, I’m no fan. But hear him out here.

    • Joe

      My problem with Devin Faraci is he seems to take too much pride in trolling DC fans and people that disagree with him. He can be an over opinionated and nasty guy. He came off much better here and he seems to be genuinely a Batman fan and seems to have high hopes for the Affleck movie. He isn’t wrong about a lot of things however and he did make sense here. Marvel is operating at a higher level right now and I wish BvS was the universe starter i was expecting or hoping for, but it wasn’t. These guys are fans like us. One guy has a Batman shirt on for Gods sake. I don’t care for how Devin represents himself, but I don’t deny he knows what he is talking about.

    • Chris Johnson

      lol

      I did that very thing myself. A bit later I decided to be fair and hear what he had to say. I didn’t disagree with his assessment. Although I enjoyed both MOS and BVS, I do feel neither film does justice to it’s characters..not the justice they deserve. Someone who truly understands the characters and DC as a whole is needed. For me, it is true Zack is a bit obsessed with The Dark Knight Returns.

      I have hope that this will all work out, eventually.

      • Joe

        Lol I agree. I think sometimes Marvel is a bit over praised sometimes

    • SAMURAI36

      Do an about face? LMAO. The day I do that, is the day I turn in my grown man card. Farce will likely do a 180 if he sees me, not vice versa.

  • Daniel

    “The thing is, Fox is stuck in the year 2000 with these movies. They’re making movies that feel retrograde.”

    I guess I’m just out of step with the zeitgeist, but I just completely disagree with that statement. While I understand the point he’s making, I personally think the Bryan Singer directed X-Men movies (and the DCEU movies, too, for that matter) have a timeless quality about them that the MCU movies completely lack. For me, the three best super-hero movies are: BvS, Man of Steel, and X2. The MCU are inarguably of the moment, but I also think that’s they’re biggest weakness: They’re so ephemeral that they have almost no re-watchability factor.

    I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve seen X2. It’s a legitimately brilliant film. As are the two DCEU movies I mentioned, plus the other two Singer X films, the Dark Knight trilogy, Superman Returns, and even the Tim Burton Batman films. The MCU films, though are a chore to get through beyond first viewing. There’s no depth to them. They’re glib, repetitive, and formulaic. And while they clearly capture the public’s interest, their tone, style, and manner are so connected to this moment in time that I don’t think they have any staying power.

    This is a rough analogy, but the DC and X-Men movies that I mentioned above are the super-hero equivalent of Hitchcock films or Welles films. They’re beautiful and artfully made and each one is clearly the work of an auteur. In my opinion, they’ll still be fresh and relevant 50 years from now the same way Hitchcock and Welles are still fresh and relevant (not that I’m putting these super-hero movies on the same pedestal, but hopefully the analogy is clear). The MCU films, on the other hand, feel like they’re made by a committee. They’re the super-hero equivalent of an MGM musical: incredibly popular in their day but also generic and interchangeable and, with few exceptions (Winter Soldier, Iron Man 2), unlikely to be remembered 50 years from now except as a collective historic artifact.

    • chaburchak

      I respect your opinion, even if I don’t agree with one little bit of it.

      • Carmelo Pappalardo

        I cannot. I only believe in informed opinions. I laughed so hard, I thought I cracked a rib.

    • Carmelo Pappalardo

      ROFL……..Really? How much has DC paid you to write this? MOS, BvS best of the super hero films? Yes that is why critics, and audiences, just raved about both movies. The above mentioned films lack exactly what makes a superhero film great, character. A reason to feel hope is another. The public realized this overwhelmingly. MOS, and BvS, in the coming years will be seen as most do, a failed attempt to drain the idea of what being a superhero meant, and to make “Earths Greatest” into everyone else.

      • SAMURAI36

        You sound like a complete fool.

        • Carl

          He sounds smart.

        • Carmelo Pappalardo

          Really? So the fact that the two most iconic characters in comics were ruined by one man, is foolish? That both films could not break a billion is not a sign of them as complete failures? That an R rated film about a virtually unknown comic anti-hero matched a film with basically the holy trinity of DC comics, does not bother you? Well I must be a fool than, because I want better quality for my money.

          • SAMURAI36

            No, what you’re saying is foolish. BVS wasn’t “ruined by one man”.

            BVS wasn’t ruined at all, first off. And even if it was, if you’re not smart enough to know that the failings of a film cannot be blamed at the feet of just one person, then you’re also not smart enough for me to have a conversation with.

            And no, none of that nonsense you stated has any effect on me whatsoever. I could care less about whatever film you’re talking about. If you want “better quality”, then go watch whatever movie floats your boat, and allow others to do the same.

            I loved BVS, and I like what Snyder does. End of story.

          • Carmelo Pappalardo

            Yes a film can be ruined by one man. His vision, his direction, how he “directs” his stars, can make or break a film. The only reason you no longer wish to talk to me is because you have no way to defend my points. You are going back down to mommy’s basement, and put your cape on, sit in a corner, and cry how critics were paid off to hate the film.

    • Joe

      I agree. We are a small minority, but there are many of us that feel the exact same way. I enjoy all the Marvel movies first go, but I never want to watch them twice. They are loaded with fan service, accurate comic portrayals and are often a geeks wet dream, but for some reason I just do not love these movies. They all lack a certain gravitas that many of my favorite movies have. They are just too lite for my taste. They all lack stakes. I do really enjoy TWS and the first Ironman and I like the rest, but none really demand me to watch over and over.

      • Jared Cantin

        The first Iron Man I really, really, enjoyed. Well, acts one and two. Act three was meh. I hate doppelganger villains. I agree on the “gravitas” point. DC, even when they miss slightly, MOS act 3, and BvS act one, it feels like they’re striving for greatness.

      • Bogdan Sunder

        “We are a small minority, but there are many of us”
        Yeah, no. That is a contradiction, and only a white male in his natural habitat can believe that to make any sense.

        • Kareem O’Wheat

          Said a colostomy bag with ears named ‘Bogdan Sunder’.

          • Bogdan Sunder

            Ad hominem fallacy.
            To be ignored, and promptly forgotten.

          • Bogdan Sunder

            Just realized: necroposting? Really?

          • Bogdan Sunder

            I have just checked: you re-use the same insult too often to be funny, or significant.

            And so far, who had ever confronted me successfully?

          • Kareem O’Wheat

            Your observations are as meaningless as your posts.
            Legaleagle45 confronted you successfully.
            Hope you changed your wet panties after thinking you were being stalked.

          • Bogdan Sunder

            Legaleagle45?
            Who ended his last argument before the thread was closed with the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE as a reason for gun ownership?
            The guy who dismissed all statistics?

            THAT guy?

            He did not confront me successfully at all.
            What facts did he have to offer on guns? NONE. He brought some crime statistics that did not ONCE include the WORD “gun”.

            You are a pathetic liar.

          • Kareem O’Wheat

            Not at all. You’re out of his league. Well, that and others.
            He usually will only engage those that are serious and not just making the same arguments. He doesn’t suffer fools.

          • Bogdan Sunder

            Of course I am out of his baby league.
            Zombie Apocalypse, remember?
            The guy can’t even seriously discuss politics.

            Pathetic. Childish. Like yourself. Sure you adore him.

    • Carl

      Stopped reading when you said BvS and MoS are in your top 3 superhero movies. lol

    • Axxell

      I feel almost the complete opposite way. MCU films are some of the most re-watchable movies by fans and the general public, because they have heart. They’re enjoyable, which should be the first objective of any movie. You can actually identify with these characters and see yourself in them, so in that sense they’re deeply realistic. I understand that’s something hardcore DC fans don’t like, but that’s why the DCCU has failed to perform well. I find it strange that you would claim that one of the most successful entertainment franchises doesn’t have staying power considering how well audiences respond to anything with the Marvel brand. Yes, DC fans will rewatch DC movies over and over, because they don’t have much of a choice at the box office. Marvel fans and the general audience just keep coming back to theaters because Marvel keeps putting out great films.

      • SAMURAI36

        If you see yourself in these Marvel characters, then that says less about you as a person, than it does more about them.

        • Bogdan Sunder

          I think even you have no idea what you are trying to say there.

          • SAMURAI36

            You’re either being disingenuous, or being stupid. Take your pick.

          • Bogdan Sunder

            No. I stick with my original opinion on this: You were garbling nonsense, and continue to do so.

          • SAMURAI36

            Good for you. Now, kindly beat it.

          • Bogdan Sunder

            Egg white? Or what “it”?

    • Fenix

      Completely disagree with you, the action is so lacking and unimaginative by today’s standards in the x-men movies and this is coming from a die-hard x-men fan who’s had a subscription to the x-men titles since 2000. The x-men in the movies rarely work together in fights like they do in avengers. And they might as well call the movies “Wolverine and these other guys who tag along with him”.

    • Bogdan Sunder

      Wow. Just WOW.
      You DARE name Neckbreaker and the Bleh-Man together with Hitchcock in one sentence.
      You lost all credibility with that move.

  • flavortang

    Faraci is so punchable that it should be illegal.

    • SAMURAI36

      LMFAO!! This gets the best post on this entire site award.

    • Joe

      Seriously, I am not into bullying people, but he would be fun to beat on a bit. Even just slap around a little. He is such a douche.

      • flavortang

        The sad thing is that I actually agree a lot with what he said, but it’s the manner of his delivery sometimes which irks me.

        • Joe

          Yes the same. He always makes statements like he is looking for a reaction. He wants to piss off people. He reallybhas ot out for DC and the fan base. I usually relly like Umberto but he really let me down here. He was verbally filating the guy like he is some brilliant writer and reporter.

          • Fenix

            He actually is a very good writer, he did the back up Hollywood history stories in Ed Brubaker’s excellent The Fadeout series. They were really interesting and shed light on overlooked and not commonly known information regarding golden age Hollywood’s seedy underbelly.

            He also is associated with Alamo Drafthouse Theaters which are the best movie going experience you can find.

        • SAMURAI36

          Can either of you guys point to a rumor/scoop that this guy has posted, in regards to the DCEU, that was proven to be accurate?

          • flavortang

            I don’t know the guy’s w/l streak in regards to scoops. From what I hear he’s 80/20 wrong to right.

            I loved MoS and BvS, but what he said about Snyder was true and I’ve said it myself: Zack Snyder makes Zack Snyder movies. He makes divisive movies. He doesn’t make family-friendly blockbusters. Look at his filmography: Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch and then MoS and BvS. All of these movies were aimed at older males audiences, which is why I enjoyed all of those titles to varying degrees.

            If WB wanted a four-demo family-friendly Superman flick where people were smiling throughout, cheering, laughing at gags every couple minutes, they should’ve hired Brad Bird, Edgar Wright or someone of that type. Snyder makes brash, uber-macho dudebro movies, which I love, but maybe that doesn’t make him the guy to be the tip of the spear for the DCEU.

            And this is coming from someone who wanted Snyder to do Justice League after seeing the first Watchmen trailer. But I think I’m in the minority: if WB wants the DCEU to be accepted by critics and a much wider audience they need to pass the reins to someone a bit less of an auteur and someone more pragmatic and sensitive to the needs of more casual audiences.

            It pains me to say all of that, but in the end I want the DCEU to succeed and I don’t know if it can anymore if Snyder continues to hold so much sway within it.

          • SAMURAI36

            I don’t think you (WE, actually, as I share your sentiment) are in the minority. And the numbers more than prove it.

            I think all the lip service we hear is just that. A buncha squeeky wheels. If it weren’t for all the nasty, negative rumors, then people would be totally okay with Snyder. But because we live in an age where social media has taken over, it’s easy for this stuff to sway people’s minds.

            As you see, I’m not letting any of that nonsense effect me. The DCEU has been not only fantastic, but it’s been a dream come true for me thus far. Snyder has been awesome, and I can’t wait for all the talent that’s associated with this franchise to showcase their talents.

          • flavortang

            It’s a situation where WB is probably going to have to slay a genius to spare the class. Snyder has a very unique authorial vision on his movies, but they’re often unbalanced and while masterfully composed, they’re sometimes executed in a clunky, inelegant manner, and I consider myself a fan.

            When you watch 300 or BvS, it’s like the closest thing we could see of gods on Earth, but it’s a double-edged sword: in order to get his visual genius you have to take the imbalanced approach of his storytelling.

            After seeing BvS 4 times, and accepting its flaws, I was genuinely confused at how viciously the movie was lambasted. BvS wasn’t a masterpiece but few movies ever received the lashing it did and there wasn’t anything glaringly wrong with it. The acting was superb, the writing was strong, the plot was solid. In the end it was some of the directorial choices that hampered what could’ve otherwise been one of those movies that critics praised for ten minutes before moving onto their next review.

            For me, the dream situation is this: I got my Kingdom Come versions of the Trinity(god-like figures presented with an impenetrable stoicism) but I HOPE that with Justice League and Superman’s resurrection, we’ll see the DC characters that the “mass audience” expects and that critics will embrace, which will lead to bigger and better DCEU projects.

            I want to see Superman stopping a bank heist and calmly talking a gunman out of shooting a hostage and then calmly walking the awestruck perp into the hands of the police who wave gratefully at Supes who flies away.

            I want to see the Batman who’s a wraith that embodies fear but who has a renewed hope(instilled in him by Supes’ sacrifice in BvS) and reinstated “no-kill” rule for himself.

            I think Wonder Woman was portrayed perfectly, which is why she was received so well.

            If WB does this I think that they’ll pull out of this tailspin, right the wings and head in the right direction for all involved.

          • SAMURAI36

            It’s a situation where WB is probably going to have to slay a genius to spare the class. Snyder has a very unique authorial vision on his movies, but they’re often unbalanced and while masterfully composed, they’re sometimes executed in a clunky, inelegant manner, and I consider myself a fan.

            Interesting analogy.

            When you watch 300 or BvS, it’s like the closest thing we could see of gods on Earth, but it’s a double-edged sword: in order to get his visual genius you have to take the imbalanced approach of his storytelling.

            See, whereas “everyone else” sees a clunky, imbalanced storytelling, I simply see a storytelling that spins his tale in a non-linear fashion. And that’s something I’m okay with. I’m not someone that needs hand held thru a story, and in fact, I despise it when a creator tries to do that (looking at Marvel).

            After seeing BvS 4 times, and accepting its flaws, I was genuinely confused at how viciously the movie was lambasted. BvS wasn’t a masterpiece but few movies ever received the lashing it did and there wasn’t anything glaringly wrong with it. The acting was superb, the writing was strong, the plot was solid. In the end it was some of the directorial choices that hampered what could’ve otherwise been one of those movies that critics praised for ten minutes before moving onto their next review.

            Based on what I’d said above, I can honestly say that I had far less problems with BVS than most other people did. And it’s not just because I’m a DC fan either.

            Was BVS a masterpiece? No. But for me, it was d&mn sure close to it. Far closer than most other films have been, with only a precious few exceptions. But, that’s me.

            For me, the dream situation is this: I got my Kingdom Come versions of the Trinity(god-like figures presented with an impenetrable stoicism) but I HOPE that with Justice League and Superman’s resurrection, we’ll see the DC characters that the “mass audience” expects and that critics will embrace, which will lead to bigger and better DCEU projects.

            That’s the thing though; with BVS, it’s just act two in the saga of these characters. The story is far from finished.

            I personally hope that they finish telling the story that they started out telling, and “mass audience” be d&mned.

            As soon as they go that hokey, campy route, most of these same folks are gonna p!$$ and moan, and say “they don’t get these characters!!” or some such nonsense.

            I want to see Superman stopping a bank heist and calmly talking a gunman out of shooting a hostage and then calmly walking the awestruck perp into the hands of the police who wave gratefully at Supes who flies away.

            Uuuggghhh… Not only does that sound like something ripped right out of the Silver Age, but that’s almost the exact same scene we got from Superman Returns. And no offense, but it sounds as boring now, as it did back then.

            Besides, what does that scene do for you, that the Mexican scene from BVS doesn’t?

            I want to see the Batman who’s a wraith that embodies fear but who has a renewed hope(instilled in him by Supes’ sacrifice in BvS) and reinstated “no-kill” rule for himself.

            Now this, I’m fine with. Especially since that’s where the story seems to be heading, based on what happened in BVS.

            I think Wonder Woman was portrayed perfectly, which is why she was received so well.

            If WB does this I think that they’ll pull out of this tailspin, right the wings and head in the right direction for all involved.

            Yes, but part of the problem is that some people aren’t/weren’t willing to let them get there. BVS was never meant to be that story. It’s clear that that story was meant to come later.

            It’s just weird to me that some folks don’t seem to have the patience to let the story unfold in a natural manner.

          • beane2099

            Then why isn’t social media having that effect on Michael Bay’s Transformers movies? Why was Uwe Bol in business as long as he was with all that negative social media buzz? Seriously, I want to know why these things were allowed.

          • razorstar90

            Because Bay has ALWAYS been a box office draw. He knows what the general audience wants to see. He puts butts in the seats. They love Bay in China. Snyder on the other hand is very niche. His style isn’t mainstream, he’s not a mainstream filmmaker. Look at his post 300 career.

            Watchmen didn’t connect, Sucker Punch diidn’t connect. His animated Owl movie didn’t connect. MOS made it on the strength of Superman and even then it didn’t reach the numbers WB wanted, hence Batman being added to the MOS 2. BvS should have made a billion dollars. The fact that it didn’t is an indictment on the filmmaker and his aesthetic.

          • Fenix

            Why oh why would you try do and waste the death of superman when no one cares enough about him in this version of the franchise to care? Snyder is not some misunderstood auteur, he’s a Michael Bay wannabe hack.

          • razorstar90

            Exactly

  • SAMURAI36

    So, this will be the absolute last time I watch one of these vids. In addition to the technical issues that others have mentioned (those I can actually forgive, as I realize this is a new show), I’ve become extremely disappointed at the lack of professionalism this show has been demonstrating, almost from the onset.

    I had such high hopes for this show, mainly because I’ve always been impressed with Umberto. But, I’ve been more and more dissatisfied with the direction of not only the show, but the site overall. It’s become the exact same thing that practically every other show/site has become; a fanboy site, full of armchair know-it-alls, who are basically only spouting the same old tired fanboy rhetoric that can be found anywhere on the internet these days.

    It doesn’t help that the one pro-DC writer you had, rarely writes here anymore, and every other writer here is pretty much on the Pro-Marvel Kool-Aid diet.

    So the show is a no-go for me, and honestly, I don’t know how much longer I’ll be sticking around on the site either.

    • Carl

      Well, since you don’t like it, I’m definitely gonna check it out now. We have opposite opinions on everything.

    • Axxell

      Bye Felicia.

  • Kane VonDoom

    Latino hero: Zoe Saldana as Gamora

  • w0undedmagic

    Well, I guess there just aren’t any more “pro-geek” geek sites. I remember a time when these guys were one of us, gushing over any crumb of news about ANY superhero film in development. Now, its all about “taking sides” and nitpicking FICTIONAL entertainment to death. These guys are more interested in promoting THEMSELVES. Faraci talks like his mean-spirited “opinions” are FACT in which he speaks for EVERYONE. When did this happen? When did geek culture turn into Fox News/ Espn? Whether its EVERYONE suddenly having an opinion about a Z-list supporting character that NO ONE ever cared about (the Ancient One), or the straight-up bullying of anyone who liked/disliked BvS-it’s a real bummer. This stuff used to be called escapism. Now it’s just good-old fashioned yellow journalism and circular politics. A real shame.

  • Robert Mexico

    Tweet from the internet

    @5minutemovieguy The first half was just as disorienting as BvS. Jumping from A to B to C, to A, to F to A, To B.— Andrew Garrison (@TheMovieGuy14) May 6, 2016

  • Robert Mexico

    More tweets on Civil War

    @MitchGosser that's interesting. I'm the reverse. My almost-dislike of CIVIL WAR just reaffirms my adoration for AGE OF ULTRON.— Anton Reyes (@TalesToAntonish) May 6, 2016

  • Vinayak

    Damn. You got Devin Faraci to answer that question? What did you think he was going to say? Good that you are showing support to him in this way I guess after so many people went after him following the James Wan ‘departure’ story.