It's no secret that Marvel Studios is succeeding where DC is not. The rivalry of the two largest comic book publishers has been long standing, but when it comes to films, the MCU is light years beyond the DCEU.
Fans have stated that without a head of production like Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios' President, DC won't be able to weave together a successful, interlocking universe of films, but Feige himself believes there have been great DC films in the past, and there can be again.
"I always hesitate to come off as the person who is bestowing advice on people," Feige told Screen Rant. "It's not really what I do."
"They're great characters, they're good comics, they've got great history," he explained. "I'm not shy about saying, Richard Donner’s Superman I still think is the paradigm by which we all still should follow. It's all there."
The 1978 Superman film starring Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Terrence Stamp, and Margot Kidder is among the most well-received and cherished superhero films, setting the standard for the genre ever since.
With the MCU taking off into the next phase following the massive conclusion of Avengers 4 next May 2019, DC films has Aquaman in December and next year's Wonder Woman 1984 to see how their future franchise plays out. If not, it might be time to revisit Superman for the fourth time around.