16PEOPLE WANT DC TO BE MARVEL
Joss Whedon, writer-director of the first Avengers, signed on to pick up the pieces after Zack Snyder's unexpected departure. Whedon's changes to the script were ultimately extensive enough to warrant a co-writing credit, virtually guaranteeing that this DCEU movie would have a campy MCU vibe. As DC's hardcore fanbase saw
it, the casual fans finally got what they wanted: the most Marvel-like DC movie to date.
So why did the critics dislike it? It was like Marvel in all the wrong ways. Comparisons to Marvel franchises keep coming. A post-mortem by Forbes claimed, for instance, "Justice League made the fatal error of starting the game without properly introducing the players," whereas Marvel cultivated a sense of "attachment" to the Avengers by introducing them in solo movies. "If only the DCEU had the time and resources..."