With 163 years of combined history between the two heavyweights of the graphic novel world, it only makes sense that along the way, each of them would lose their damn minds a time or two. Whether such instances were the result of poor business decisions, the firing of a popular writer or artist, or simply messing with the mythos via retcon after retcon after freaking retcon, the end result was typically an incensed fanbase and a dip in sales. Here are 8 times Marvel and DC Comics lost their damn minds.
Given the long and storied history of comic books, it should come as no surprise that not all moments have exactly stood the test of time. Not everything that’s gold shimmers, but depending on your perspective, the examples that follow just might be an exception -you know, in the whole, “so bad, it’s good,” sort of way.
During a recent sitdown and photoshoot with Vanity Fair, Scarlett Johansson seemed to hint at her eminent departure from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. According to Disney, the studio has ideas for 20 additional films beyond everything we’ve gotten over the past ten years. Said Kevin Feige, these ideas will be “intentionally” different. How different? Well for starters, staples of the franchise Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) are all set to leave the MCU at the conclusion of Marvel’s Phase 3 block of films. Sure, some may sign new contracts, but the likelihood of those characters remaining focal points within the MCU is doubtful at best.
These days, it seems like there’s a new superhero movie every month, and while that may seem awesome on some level, it does run the risk of over-saturation, a problem made all the worse by Hollywood’s tendency to reuse actors from other superhero franchises. I’m looking at you, Chris Evans and Ryan Reynolds! As such, here are 5 actors DC should cast.