– by Joseph Jammer Medina

At this point, I think it’s fair to say that the DC Extended Universe has been a bit of a mixed bag, at best. After five films, only one of them, Wonder Woman, was received with almost-unanimous praise from both critics and fans alike. Additionally, at their current trajectory, the studio will likely continue to lose money with each film unless something changes.

So what will be their new approach? Twitter user Daniel RPK, who tends to share all kinds of goodies, recently posted a new rumor regarding the direction for the DCEU going forward:

“The future is Stand-Alone, with very few crossovers. Probably for the best. I trust Jenkins, Wan, Reeves and Sandberg to deliver their own great stand-alone Superhero films. Then someday down the road they’ll crossover again (and this time they’ll make it work) #DCEU”

If this is to be believed, this sounds like the right approach, and it is a believable one. At this point, the only films in production at some level are Aquaman, Shazam!, and Wonder Woman 1984, so it’s not a stretch to think that this is exactly what they are doing.

Looking back on their slate, it’s easy to see why they were trying to run before they can walk. With Marvel Studios already having team-up films, it was much easier for them to rush to movies that brought together many beloved characters. But at the end of the day, the real lesson here was that you need to care about these characters before teaming them up, no matter how much you want to rush it.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.