Comparing the current DC Extended Universe to “The Dark Knight” trilogy which Christopher Nolan put out is like comparing apples to oranges but the director shares why he feels his movie had a leg up over today’s releases. The key factor he says that played a part in why his films stood out more was the “luxury” of time. That is, he didn’t have to churn out a movie a year which the DCEU feels that it has to do in order to contend with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and that the sped up development process is hurting the films.
While Marvel Studios’ box office results might disagree as they line Disney’s pockets release after release to general praise from audiences and critics, the DC movies haven’t fared nearly as well.
According to Nolan:
“That’s a privilege and a luxury that filmmakers aren’t afforded anymore. I think it was the last time that anyone was able to say to a studio, ‘I might do another one, but it will be four years.’ There’s too much pressure on release schedules to let people do that now, but creatively it’s a huge advantage. We had the privilege and advantage to develop as people and as storytellers and then bring the family back together.”
While the director was able to do a passion project in-between all of his movies which seemed to agree with this statement, that is only if we all overlook what happened with ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ which ended his trilogy on a sour note for many fans.
Do you agree that the DCEU suffers from being rushed to the box office? Would more time between films help DC’s releases or are they already so far behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe that they can’t loosen up on their release schedule? Share your thoughts below!