"The Losers" wasn't a film in the comics genre, it was a film in the espionage/action genre.
So yeah, I meant the superhero genre.
WB is not interested in a Marvel versus DC rivalry.And in the latter, WB has a much bigger slate to fill than Marvel, ensures DC has a TV presence much longer than Marvel, and pushes its characters better across products because it has the Six Flags network to market it — not to mention has been far more successful at having a diverse toy line to boot.
And you can't just put Nick Fury i n a film without people thinking David Hasselhof. Or Hulk without thinking Bill Bixby/Lou Ferigno. Captain America had a bunch of films as well in teh eighties...In terms of the heroes themselves, yes, they haven't diversified superhero movies as much as Marvel — but they (a) didn't want to saturate the market with movies the way Marvel is doing, and (b) more importantly, MOST of their heroes already have a cinematic presence in the audience's mind. You can't just make a Wonder Woman movie without people thinking of the Linda Carter series from 1976-1978; you can't make a Flash movie without someone reminding you it was a semi-successful TV series in the 90s. (Shazam! also had two TV series as well.)
And DC does not seem to have ha any problems slaying the ghosts of Adam West's Batman, Michael Keaton's Batman, and the rest of the gang.
This proble is simply not exist.