When the first trailer came out I hypothesized that yes; it would fail.
Then the wondercon footage and the 2nd and 3rd trailer were released and I instantly changed my mind. But can it hold up against Thor, X-Men and Captain America? Thats 3 vs 1. Looks like MARVEL has the edge.
However, id rather have one amazing movie then three good ones. Will it be better then Cap and Thor? In my opinion: yes. Better then X-Men? No. X-Men first class looks amazing so far. What does this say of WB and DC? Of the JLA? Im guessing after the Harry Potter movies are done…we will see many more DC characters in the big screen. Bring on Flash and Aquaman!
However, this movie needs to be good to give Flash and WonderWoman a shot of ever seeing the daylight. So will it suck? For WB’s sake, let’s hope not. IMO Marvel will always have the edge, they’re more organized about The Avengers then DC will ever be about JLA… but DC is not done, now we play the waiting game.
Green Lantern comes out June 17th.