Comics on Film: The Pressure is On ‘Aquaman’

As we’ve discussed a lot over the past couple of years, the state of DC Comics on film is in a bit of a precarious position. Sure, the way that the characters have been exploited on film recently isn’t nearly as bad as when Joel Schumacher ran Batman into the ground in 1997, or Superman’s cheaply embarrassing turn at the hands of Cannon Films in 1987, but most of the characters – and their respective movies – aren’t where they could or should be.

This column was one of the few refuges of positivity concerning last year’s Justice League, a sentiment we stand by, because it took a step with the characters in a right direction. The move was a bit of a lopsided mess owing to the drama and production difficulties that inundated it behind…
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