Patrick Wilson Thinks It’s Crazy To Say ‘Batman V Superman’ Did Poorly


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been met with mixed reviews and slightly disappointing box office numbers, despite it earning $871 million to date.

Actor Patrick Wilson is currently on a press tour for The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Case and he discussed the DC property with

“I mean, I would love to be in a DC movie if it works out. I was going to do another, do a Marvel movie and that didn’t work out, and I was really close to that, so uh, yeah, look I love comic book movies and I have dug BVS, so, as far as reviews that’s not really my business, and I certainly, I remember going through that with Watchmen where you were so faithful to it that the, real, that some people thought it was too faithful for its own good, so its like you can’t, you make movies for audiences, and a movie that makes 900 million dollars, I don’t think you can sit here with a straight face and say “yeah, it really did poorly”. That’s kind of crazy you know? That’s a lot of people enjoyed it really thoroughly as did I, so, only positive for me.”

Wilson is no stranger to the superhero universe, he worked with Zack Snyder on Watchmen.

The Conjuring 2 press tour has been often focusing on DC properties. James Wan, director of The Conjuring 2, was asked about how he felt the divisive reaction to DC superhero mashup impacted his role moving forward.

“I think it’s a world that is so difficult to control, and always expectations of fans are out of this world, right? No pun intended. I know how hard it is, from making Conjuring 2, how much anticipation there is just from the first movie. I think you do the best you can, and tell the best story you can.”


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  • Darthmanwe

    If DC manages to track the universe and eventually get to that recent Rebirth type story, he might even be in that universe by proxy, eheheheheh.

    Side note, this man is a jaw droppingly good actor. Cast him in a comic book movie, pronto.

  • Marquis de Sade

    I can’t front, but I thoroughly enjoyed the director’s cut of The Watchmen.

  • TomDJ

    That was a very safe thing to say, Patrick Wilson. You must REALLY want to be in next DCEU movie. You are a good actor though, so I hope you are casted.

    • SAMURAI36

      Or, perhaps he really enjoyed it.

      • TomDJ

        Perhaps. But I think he would say ” I enjoyed it” if he enjoyed it

        • SAMURAI36

          Actually, that’s precisely what he said. Twice.

  • Whyte Lyon

    Patric Wilson is right but you cant forget that his view is only the half of it. Yeah it made alot of money but that amount of money came from Nerds who just wanted to see iconic heroes clash and it’s my opinion that Civil War would have still the same money it did, if not more due to interest even if critics slamed it as being awful too. I for one really can’t wait for BvS to come out on DVD. I only saw the movie once but I really want to watch it again. I love Batman, he’s hands down the best comicbook hero of them all and with that there was a time just before BvS that I would say “Piss off Marvel” and it’s light harted movies (i dont mean literally, just for fun) bring on something totally different. And being a true (some may say blind) fan I’m optimistic in thinking I’ll enjoy this movie a second time through. But BvS was/is a sharp pill to swallow and I’m sure this is the same attitude fans for Star Wars had with Phantom Menace. So what would I know.

    • SAMURAI36

      You’re actually pretty spot-on.

  • Maximillian Pegasus

    Patrick Wilson could have been a great Aquaman.
    Maybe Booster Gold, or maybe Blue Bettle, since he already played the character on Watchmen.
    Also Jay Garrick or Oliver Queen.