Henry Cavill Explains Why the DC Extended Universe Hasn’t Worked Yet

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Since the start of phase one in DC Extended Universe, Warner Bros. has been trying to compete with both the Marvel and X-Men Universes. While Warner is yet to suffer a big blow at the box offices, they’ve had severe backlash from fans and critics; regarding Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. However, it was until last summer, when Wonder Woman released and they finally landed an acclaimed comic film. With Justice League set to premiere later this week, film star Henry Cavill spoke with The Rake on why the DCEU has received mixed responses.

Take a look below at his comments and let us know below what you think of these statements.

Why the DCEU has initially struggled.
“Even if Marvel didn’t exist, we’d struggle. There was a style they [DC] were going for, an attempt to be different and look at things from a slightly different perspective, which hasn’t necessarily worked. Yes, it has made money but it has not been a critical success; it hasn’t given everyone that sensation which superheroes should give the viewer.”How the DCEU is currently improving.

How the DCEU is currently improving.
“I think it is a wonderful time for the female hero. It is the perfect setting in social politics right now, we need it, we want that perspective, and Wonder Woman has struck at the ideal time and has become a phenomenal success, which is fantastic. Any success within the superhero universe, especially within the DC Universe, is wonderful, because I want to keep telling the Superman story; selfishly, that works for me. I feel like now the right mistakes have been made and they haven’t been pandered [to], and we can start telling the stories in the way they need to be told. It is even better to come back from a mistake or stylistic error into the correct vein because it will make it seem that much stronger. Wonder Woman was the first step in the right direction.”

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