Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a total miss with the critics, and movie goers are fleeing auditoriums at record rates. There aren’t many movies that make $800 Million worldwide and are considered failures, but BvS is considered exactly that. The question now becomes, “What does Warner Brothers do now?” Apparently the answer is double down.
Even with Batman v Superman ‘only’ earning $800 Million it has given Warner Brothers executives a taste of what superhero movies can do for their studio, but they also know that the clock is ticking as far as how long the spandex cash cow will last, so to retool their movie slate would cost them too much time and money. All they can do now is try and make sure the next few movies in the DC Cinematic Universe are good so that Batman v Superman is quickly forgotten. Judging by the amount of money they are now throwing at Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman they aren’t taking any chances.
The budgets for both of those movies have been given a significant boost after the historically bad second weekend for Batman v Superman. People have been claiming it is has been to add more ‘funny’ scenes in to both of those films, but according to the directors the money has been pretty much for whatever they think will make the movies better. In other words people loved Wonder Woman from BvS, and the Suicide Squad trailer got people excited, so Warner Brothers is trying to make sure they capitalize on the opportunity.
As for the Justice League movie that starts filming in a couple of weeks, it sounds like Zack Snyder is going to have to deal with a lot more suits around his shoots. Pretty much every executive Warner Brothers has said they are going to be more involved with Justice League than they were with Batman v Superman. I can only hope that means Justice League will be batter than Batman v Superman and not even more of a convoluted mess.
We will see if the extra money that has been pumped in to the Suicide Squad has paid off soon since the movie comes out in four short months. The trailers have been fun, so hopefully the movie is as well. Wonder Woman comes out early next year.