It is a very trying period of time in the world right now. While Marvel Studios has found unbridled success with their cinematic universe, the DC Comics contingent has stumbled more consistently than the very drunken Superman from Superman III. Part of it could be chalked up to the material not being very strong, and another piece of the blame could be laid at the feet of Zack Snyder and the Warner Bros brass for stepping in and completely mucking around with films that were meant to start this already shaky cinematic continuum. Obviously, a change is needed, and while promoting Geoff Johns as the grand high poobah of the DC Cinematic Continuum is a good start, there needs to be some changes in the creative realm as well.

Say, you know who's good with revamping universes in need of a fresh coat of paint? J.J. Abrams! The man's so well known for generating buzz around troubled franchises that even South Park has parodied that very point. But all of the obvious jokes aside, Abrams truly is the sort of voice that the DC Comics films could use, especially if they want to compete with the unquestionably superior product coming from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The logic behind bringing J.J. Abrams into the fold is easily traceable, as there are several key reasons why his approach is what's best for a brighter tomorrow for DC Comics.

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Strong Character Work Is King For Abrams

Since his work on Mission: Impossible III, J.J. Abrams has developed a cinematic reputation for building fast paced adventures that remember to include one key factor in their final product: strongly defined characters. Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise, and the assembled cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens are all testaments to the work that Abrams and his screenwriting collaborators have poured into the folks you see running around in perilous situations on the big screen. Without that character, the destruction of Metropolis, or even the death of Superman, fall extremely flat when they're supposed to be gut punch moments. Hiring Abrams and company to spruce up the heroes of DC Comics' canon would be a great first step in the right direction.

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