DC Comics has some of the most iconic and celebrated heroes in the history of storytelling. Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman are just a few of the most notable staples in the pantheon of popular culture, and have left an enduring legacy for so many of us. They fit a role not unlike what the Greek gods did in Ancient Greece; we look up to them, we admire them, and when we tell stories, we put some of the finest aspects of our culture and ourselves into them. In essence, we hold them to the highest of standards.
However, they are not infallible. (And neither were the Greek gods, by the way. Zeus had more dalliances than James Bond, and he was married!). And the manner in which DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have handled these titans of popular culture on the silver screen in recent years hasn’t been perfect either. Sure, Aquaman is a step in the right direction, as was Wonder Woman before it, but for many fans like myself, it feels like these films should be creating big-screen versions of the characters that are akin to the Greek gods of the 21st century.