Originally Posted by jmc
Well, it would have. The film is good enough on it's own terms that it would have been a success with or without the solo movies.
Not really true. The film had the added benefit of not having to set up films for 6 major players in a superhero movie. These are characters who no one had really known before the Phase 1 films. Justice League, for example, could get away with it because the GA still knows who Wonder Woman, Flash, and Green Lantern are (Green Lantern though only because of his movie). Even if they don't know them as well as Superman and Batman they can still get away with a Justice League film. This would be a lot harder to get away with when you use characters that people don't know. This is why as good as it sounds I think Del Toro's going to have a hard time with JLD.