Paramount suffers the same issue like what pre-DCEU Snyder had.

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  1. Dinobot Snarl

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    I don't know what direction they want to take this now.

    Bumblebee is flopping despite the best reviews ever. Is it because:

    Stiff competition? / Timing?

    Horrible reputation? (5 empty films)/ Transformers fatigue?

    Lower Budget? / Missing Bay Elements?

    Which way do you take the franchise from here?
     
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    It's because it's being released in December between Aquaman and Mary Poppins. Every movie that was released on the 21st is cannibalizing themselves, but Aquaman is coming out on top.

    At the same time, Bumblebee isn't doing entirely awful and will likely do over 100 million in the US. As long as the worldwide totals are strong, the film will do fine. If this film does under perform, any future movie may move to Netflix since Paramount just made a massive deal with them to produce films.
     
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    I think Warner Brothers had a very different set of issues. In very strange way they were actually hurt by the Nolan films being so successful. The Dark Knight was like lighting in a bottle so there would never be a way to really replicate all the things that came together in that moment to bring about a true event movie moment. The success of the Nolan Batman films got too many people at Warner Brothers thinking oh gee if we just make everything dark, grim, gritty, and "realistic" then any DC character can be just as successful as Batman.

    Turns out what works for Batman when he's the only hero and he's not facing any meta humans is not something that would work once the power levels ramp up with aliens and metahumans.

    The problem for Transformers is Paramount got this crazy idea that China would always bail them out every single time as long as Paramount never really changed things. The domestic slide was totally ignored because there was this idea that theater expansion in China was unlimited forever and that ticket buyers in China would never change their taste in films.

    At least Warner Brothers got lucky with Wonder Woman so now everyone doesn't have to be a version of Batman. But while Bumblebee is a pretty darn good little film they just can't seem to let go of the Bay era. It's like Warner Brothers could swallow their pride and we could get Aquaman no matter how loudly the goth side of the DC cried foul. But it's still unclear if Paramount will make a serious break from what they have done with Transformers so far.
     
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    This is a myth. Snyder had a 5-part story arc planned with the solo films essentially acting as standalone spinoffs.

    Source: Storyboard artist/ DC animated films director Jay Oliva
     
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