Why the Superhero Genre Failed to Emulate ‘The Dark Knight’
Studios love copying the success of other studios.
They may not understand why a movie worked, but they’ll at least try to point to some formula or aspect they might be able to recreate with their own movies.
When The Avengers broke records in 2012, it sent other studios scrambling to create their own extended universes only to come up short in quality or fail to get them off the ground altogether.
So why didn’t other studios try, four years prior, to replicate the success of The Dark Knight, which was a smash at the box office and …
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