Everyone knows that DC’s movie universe is way behind the curve compared to Marvel. While DC is kicking Marvel’s ass on television, the opposite is true on the big screen as there’s only been one movie so far in the DC Cinematic Universe. It turns out the reason for this slower output is because Warner wanted someone major involved in the movies.
The Wall Street Journal has a profile on Christopher Nolan and explains that due to the love Warner has for him, their DC movie output has suffered while they courted him:
Retaining Mr. Nolan for its key franchises has been a top priority at Warner. One of the reasons its slate of DC superhero films have rolled out more slowly than rival Marvelâ€™s comic-book movies was the studioâ€™s lengthy pursuit of him to produce a â€œJustice Leagueâ€ film and â€œBatmanâ€ reboot. He declined, though he did produce last yearâ€™s Superman movie â€œMan of Steel.â€
That means if Warner wasn’t so busy chasing Nolan, they may have had a Man of Steel sequel out sooner than 2016…