Mark Millar Says DC Movies Fail Because the Characters Aren’t “Cinematic”

Posted by February 24, 2018 Comment

A lot has been said about how the DCEU could be saved if only Warner Bros. would release the Snyder Cut of Justice League, a mythical version of the poorly performing film that restores the purity of Zack Snyder’s Vision to its rightful place of prominence. However, according to Scottish comics mogul Mark Millar, there’s nothing Warner Bros. could do to save the DCEU because DC’s characters simply aren’t cut out for film!

In a recent interview with Yahoo, Millar was asked about the state of the DCEU, and he didn’t hold back:

I think it’s really simple the characters aren’t cinematic and I say this as a massive DC fan who much prefers their characters to Marvel’s. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are some of my favourites but I think these characters, with the exception of Batman, they aren’t based around their secret identity they are based around their super power. Whereas the Marvel characters tend to be based around the personality of Matt Murdock or Peter Parker or the individual X-Men, it’s all about the character. DC, outside of Batman, is not about the character. With Batman, you can understand him and you can worry about him but someone like Green Lantern, he has this ring that allows him to create 3D physical manifestations and green plasma with the thoughts in his head but he’s allergic to the colour yellow! How do you make a movie with that? In 1952 that made perfect sense but now the audience have no idea what that’s all about.

People will slam me for this but I think the evidence is there. We’ve seen great directors, great writers and great actors, tonnes of money thrown at them, but these films aren’t working. I think they are all too far away from when they were created. Something feels a little old about them, kids look at these characters and they don’t feel that cool. Even Superman, I love Superman, but he belongs to an America that doesn’t exist anymore. He represents 20th Century America and I think he peaked then.

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(Last Updated February 24, 2018 11:50 am )

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