Nolan knows why DC's superhero films aren't working

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From Digital Spy

Ever since Christopher Nolan completed his Batman trilogy in 2012, DC has struggled to produce good movies in its interconnected entertainment universe.

Although Wonder Woman proved to be the exception to DC's consistently bad superhero films, Warner Bros followed that up with the poorly-received Justice League.

As Nolan said in a conversation at BAFTA in London, the problem is DC not giving filmmakers the time to be creative. When he made Batman Begins in 2002, Nolan took seven more years to release both The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

"That's a privilege and a luxury that filmmakers aren't afforded anymore actually," he said.

"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'.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

"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."

In just five years since The Dark Knight rises, DC has released five movies in its entertainment universe, with a standalone Aquaman movie scheduled for 2018.

And that is perhaps one reason why the movie franchise is crumbling, and Warner Bros is rethinking its entire strategy.

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