Plus in terms of abilities I'm guessing BP will be their guy who you see doing all the amazing acrobatics, clinging to walls and jumping across rooftops. Can't wait to see their special effects for that.
This was mentioned earlier, and I agree: I think Vin would be better as Gorgon than Black Bolt. While he certainly has the physique for BB (though these days, the way they buff up male actors, seems everyone does), there's something about Vin's chin in profile (I noticed this watching "Riddick", which I thought was great), that just does Not strike me as kingly. Sometimes his chin seems almost...pudgy.
No part of Black Bolt should be pudgy.
I wouldn't mind seeing Dwayne Johnson as Black Bolt. He can consider it after Namor, or after Black Adam...
Shinier than a speeding bullet.
The DCCU could very well be on par. Supposedly a lot of talent are willing to work with Ayer, so Suicide Squad should be a hit. Not Superman, Iron Man hit, but it should do more than the Incredible Hulk.
I'd be surprised to see Hardy return to another WB/DC project. Sounds too good to be true. Just like Will Smith. And it's not even confirmed what role he will do. Some reports have Smith playing Captain Boomerang, FFS.
WB has a habit of overspending on these movies(they already are with the plan of having 5 A-Listers), and then spending even more on marketing. So TIH type numbers won't even make its money back.
Plus TIH numbers isn't much at all these days with all the 2d and 3d inflation over the past 6 years. And TIH is literally the lowest grossing box office Marvel studios had ever earned with any of its movies, and that happened at the time it wasn't an established brand.
IMHO both Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman need to make $400+ world wide and have a general positive reaction from movie fans, for DC to even begin following in Marvel's foot steps.
Not really. All it needs to do is turn a profit, which will make it successful. It doesn't need to do any crazy numbers. Especially for the type of characters and story it puts forth.
WB usually doesn't spend too much, which is why they are routinely the number one studio year in and year out, however, I'm not entirely sure about this year. There was an article about this, too. WB spends smart on AVERAGE.
Also, it depends on the budget, of course.
If it can make more TIH, then that's another DC/WB movie that will make more than Marvel studios. MOS (First in the DCCU) already made more than most Marvel films and it had strict competition.