Are you a DC fan who is frustrated with their cinematic output? You’re not alone.
Babylon 5 creator and prolific writer J. Michael Straczynski feels your pain and recently called out the comic book company and Warner Brothers for fumbling their big screen comic book adaptations.
Speaking to Film Buff Online, JMS expressed frustration that the Flash and Wonder Woman couldn’t get a big-screen adventure out of development hell, and lamented that DC isn’t reaching further down its bench to develop movies.
“I’ve talked to the people at Warner Brothers and said ‘What is wrong with you people?’ They think that they have a very narrow bench -– Superman, Batman and then nobody else. We’re trying to get them to understand that we have a really good bench of characters if you treat them properly,” Straczynski says.
JMS also thinks the reboot of Superman missed the mark this summer, calling it a good film that could have been great.
“I thought [Man of Steel] had one fight more than it should have had,” he says. “And it was a good movie that could have been a great movie had they put more time in on the characters. In the end, I don’t care how good your effects are or the battles or the CGI, if we don’t care about the characters you got nothing and nowhere to go.”
Do you agree with JMS?