It’s been 75 years since Superman first debuted in the pages of Action Comics #1. Since then, DC has spawned thousands of heroes and villains across countless comics, TV series, movies, and video games. Among them the cinematic universe of DC Comics normally referred as a DCCU which is the unofficial term used to refer to an American media franchise and shared universe that is centered on a series of superhero films, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and based on characters that appear in American comic books by DC Comics. The shared universe, much like the original DC Universe in comic books and the television programs, was established by crossing over common plot elements, settings, cast, and characters. The films have been in production since 2011 and in that time Warner Bros. has distributed six films. The series has grossed over $4 billion at the global box office, currently making it the fourteenth highest-grossing film franchise.
The DC Universe being overtaken by darkness and despair during the Forever Evil story line, it’s all the more important to remember those heroes who have defended it all this time. Bringing a costumed super-person to the screen is always a challenge, no matter which hero or villain you’re working with. Do you keep the classic costume and hope your actor doesn’t look like a Comic-Con reject? Do you redesign the whole thing and add a whole bunch of edgy fish-scales, potentially pissing off all the fans in the process? With so many classic characters, DC Comics’ live-action ambitions have had to tackle this issue dozens of times, from big-budget movie adaptations to super-suits that have to stand up to TV productions week after week. Like them or not, there are plenty of good reasons why DC changed how its heroes looked:
The Flash (DCEU)