Originally Posted by oink
The death of the Superhero genre has been predicted for years....
True dat in return. But I wasn't necessarily speaking to the "death" of it all it's just that, again, there is so much already out there (and most of it good!) that I think for DC to catch up they run the risk of creating too much of the same thing (more or less) or pushing out a crappy product, which would be even worse. So for now, lay low and take more of a conservative approach and say "hey, we missed this boat, let's wait 10 years then give it a go."
However, because I'm such a brilliant guy (hold down the laughter!), I just had the idea, it might be interesting to do an "underground" concept. Push some story rich, moderately high quality stuff out online, perhaps in 20-30 minute serial format, to keep the idea live and develop a following with buzz. Build your character development this way and use that to lead up to a full scale JL movie. Kind of like, these events and adventures have been going on all along with each superhero, but inconspicuously connected to a larger story that leads up to a JL movie at some later date. This way, you could generate the concept of the DC universe, give it scale and depth via a strong storyline so nothing has to be recreated or reimaged at full scale production. Just a thought.