@fallschirmjager: I'm reading Mark Millar's Swamp Thing run right now. He plays with different parliaments too. Alec becomes the avatar of stones, waves, vapors and fire and eventually becomes the most powerful being on earth.
I'm of two minds here. I think the humor in Guardians of the Galaxy and the first Iron Man worked incredibly well. So much so that they are the bench marks of CBMs for me. But I've always thought that after Iron Man's success Marvel tried shoehorning humor in where it didn't belong. Up until Winter Soldier I assumed this was going to be a constant across the brand. As of now Marvel seems to have found a good balance, realizing different stories require different tones. That's what DC/Warner needs to do. No, I don't want a funny Batman movie. But I also don't want an overly dark Flash movie either. Read the books, get a feel and let that set the tone for the movie. How hard is that?