Shifting from the dark cynicism of BvS and showcasing a hero unashamedly out to end evil, DC and Warner Brothers have finally scored big with the critics.
Kevin Smith is a man who lives and breathes superheroes, and he has been unwavering about directing Warner Bros' The Flash spinoff.
With his King Arthur installment just days from release in theaters, the English filmmaker admits that one superhero installment does take his fancy.
Despite the sequel to the 2013 original not going to air yet, the 70-year has signed on for a third installment as he sues over accounting practices for 1993's Demolition Man
If DC's scheduling stays on track, then four new titles will be emerging around Bruce Wayne to include Gotham City Sirens, Nightwing and Batgirl all before November's debut of The Batman.
The 52-year old veteran screenwriter, producer and director will take the reigns of the superhero spinoff, bridging the divide between the two rival studios for the first time.
Director Matt Reeves is surrounding himself with some familiar, trusted faces as his War for the Planet of the Apes producer is said to be coming onboard.
Providing a less than reassuring response to his commitment to the picture, DC are now in further trouble as the lead villain is getting cold feet on the project.
Matthew Vaughn of Kingsman: The Secret Service fame has been mooted for the big chair as the other superhero installment heads to paradise.
Having seen the incredible success of Deadpool and Logan, the other superhero studio are wanting to cash in by getting darker and more violent.
The superhero franchise are expanding their universe once more, this time bringing in Batman's sidekick with The Lego Batman Movie's Chris McKay as director.
Warner Bros offered the director the job two weeks ago and, amongst stipulation that negotiations had failed, the hiring of Reeves is now full go.