Warners on DC Properties: Part 3

The Wall Street is reporting Jeff Robinov, the studio president is giving more fluff, and bullshit.

Warner Bros. also put on hold plans for another movie starring multiple superheroes — known as “Batman vs. Superman” — after the $215 million “Superman Returns,” which had disappointing box-office returns, didn’t please executives. “‘Superman’ didn’t quite work as a film in the way that we wanted it to,” says Mr. Robinov. “It didn’t position the character the way he needed to be positioned.” “Had ‘Superman’ worked in 2006, we would have had a movie for Christmas of this year or 2009,” he adds. “But now the plan is just to reintroduce Superman without regard to a Batman and Superman movie at all.”

First off, the studio said they were pleased with the results. Despite the critics praise it and fans like us who blast it, it made 400 million worldwide, now there saying it’s not? Their greed is beyond anything imaginative. I’m all for starting over, but this leds into my other problem with this statement.

Like the recent Batman sequel — which has become the highest-grossing film of the year thus far — Mr. Robinov wants his next pack of superhero movies to be bathed in the same brooding tone as “The Dark Knight.” Creatively, he sees exploring the evil side to characters as the key to unlocking some of Warner
Bros.’ DC properties. “We’re going to try to go dark to the extent that the characters allow it,” he says. That goes for the company’s Superman franchise as well.

Like John Peters before him, Robinov doesn’t have the slightest idea what he’s talking about. The other DC heroes aren’t Batman, they’re completely different characters, with opposite views on life, beliefs, and morals, which sometimes puts them at odds, and that’s what makes them great.