DC Films Plots Future With Superman, Green Lantern and R-Rated Movies (Exclusive)

DC Films appears to have hit its stride, rebounding from the commercial failure of “Justice League” and the critical drubbing of “Batman v.

Superman: Dawn of Justice” with a few well-timed box office successes.

Aquaman” and “Joker” both generated over $1 billion at the global box office, becoming the first DC productions to reach those lofty figures since Christopher Nolan wrapped up his Batman trilogy with 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” The studio also scored with last spring’s “Shazam!,” a cheeky spin on the spandex genre, and has high hopes for upcoming releases such as “Wonder Woman 1984” and “Birds of Prey.”“They’re on the upswing,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at BoxOffice.com.

“They had a rocky period, but they’re starting to find their footing.”DC Films may have achieved more consistency when it comes to reviews and box office performance, but there are still hurdles to overcome.

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