In terms of creating a compelling cinematic universe, the DC Universe from Warner Bros. has typically lagged behind the MCU from Marvel Studios in the comic book movie scene. 

While WB’s DCEU skipped directly over that stage, Marvel Studios established a foundation over several years.

Beginning with 2008’s Iron Man and culminating in the MCU’s first event in 2012’s The Avengers. 

The studio created a Man of Steel movie before launching Batman v. Superman and Justice League.  

To put it mildly, the huge Joss Whedon team-up film did critically and commercially poorly.  

Since then, WB’s overall intentions for its DC Comics properties haven’t been very well-organized.  

Since then, many films have been produced, including Shazam!, The Batman, and most recently Black Adam.  

David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros., spoke on The Price-to-Value Podcast with Southeastern Asset Management about the company’s advantages over rivals.

He pointed out that franchises like Game of Thrones or DC Comics exist not only on their own merits.