Iron Man got the ball rolling but it was Avengers that proved to be the ultimate game changer. It cemented the cinematic universe and paved the way for movies like 'Days of the Future Past', 'Superman/Batman: Dawn of Justice', the Sinister Six and hell even Universal wants to set up their monster movie franchise using the Avengers formula.
Avengers was a huge gamble, if it failed the whole cinematic universe, the other franchises and the studio itself would have fallen apart. In the time leading up to it, we all felt that there was a good chance that this could bomb but it ended up exceeding our expectations.
Maybe because the execution wasn't right? Maybe people didn't like the story? I dunno. I haven't seen Green Lantern yet. I love the Green Lantern comics but the movie looked dumb with the CGI costumes and Hal came across as bland in the trailers so I made the wise decision to avoid it. Maybe one day, I will watch it on a slow night and see if there was anything good or salvageable about it, right now I don't have anything more than second hand sources to share with you.
What in the world are you talking about? Paved the way for what? Investment on comic book movies? I really dont get where you are going with this
these are just the DC movies that have come out since 2000. Spiderman franchise success was the one who really changed everything
The Dark Knight WB $533,345,358 -7/18/08
2 The Dark Knight Rises WB $448,139,099 - 7/20/12
3 Man of Steel WB $291,045,518 - 6/14/13
5 Batman Begins WB $205,343,774 - 6/15/05
6 Superman Returns WB $200,081,192 - 6/28/06
10 Green Lantern WB $116,601,172 - 6/17/11
12 Watchmen WB $107,509,799 - 3/6/09
14 Red Sum. $90,380,162 - 10/15/10
15 Constantine WB $75,976,178 - 2/18/05
16 V for Vendetta WB $70,511,035 - 3/17/06
18 Red 2 LG/S $53,262,560 - 7/19/13
19 Catwoman WB $40,202,379 - 7/23/04
20 The Losers WB $23,591,432 - 4/23/10
23 Jonah Hex WB $10,547,117 - 6/18/10
And if Avengers would had bombed, Marvel studio is own by disney, so it wasnt going bankupt
Edited by tenchu, 15 September 2014 - 07:43 PM.