Thousands of characters, hundreds of storylines, and what is DC's response to Marvel's movie success? Another Batman movie.
So, what's that? Five Batman movies, plus this new one, plus countless others in development hell. Four Superman movies, plus an unofficial fifth, and another in development. A Batman Vs Superman film. There's definitely a feeling of desperate stripmining here.
Marvel's approach is almost completely opposite. They seem to have sold the film rights to every character they've ever created, whether it'd make a good movie or not. Still, I suppose they've already had success with one D-list character.
Oh well, at least Hellboy's coming out next year.