>>96870493>But among general nerd culture everyone knows who Darkseid is
Characters name dropped on big bang rarely, if ever grow up a massive enough following to be remembered or build off of. The closest we've seen from that is maybe Flash. And even then I'd argue that has more to do with the boner comic staff has for Barry being the Jesus of DC.
Average joe blow and xao xung know jack shit about the comic characters as a whole. This means a competent director could pick out or hell create a new villein out of anyone and make it work so long as they actually have some talent.
Nerds only exist to be guaranteed purchases. Appeasing you means diddly because DC/WB know our dumbasses will buy tickets no matter what. Transformers is proof of this as the fanbase is shit on there but the movies sell like hot cakes because the worldwide markets love the move lore and take.
tl:dr Nerds don't matter to CEOs.