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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Marvel vs. DC is a rivalry that’s been around for decades, and you’d better believe that it’s extended to the films in a big way. Of course, it’s fun to imagine these publishing an filmmaking behemoths taking shots at each other at every opportunity, but that doesn’t mean make it a reality.

We’ve seen evidence of this time and again with filmmakers speaking out in favor of “the competition,” and speaking with Crave, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige expressed a similar sentiment regarding DC Films’ upcoming Justice League, saying:

“I think movies are awesome and people should go out and support awesome movies, and I go support those movies and I thought Wonder Woman was awesome. I can’t wait to see what Geoff Johns and Joss [Whedon] and the gang has done with Justice League. I guess people like rivalries, I guess? I don’t know. But I’m seeing Geoff Johns in a couple weeks for dinner. We went to this Dick Donner event together. Dick’s Superman is still the best archetype of superhero films. So yeah, just go see cool movies. What are you fighting about?”

Feige’s got the right idea. While fans love to align themselves with certain groups (because, human nature), the reality is that competition only makes the genre smaller. The quickest way to wear out a genre is for half of the films to be duds. Why wish for the failures of a whole company rather than just wish for the best?

Here’s hoping that Justice League puts The Avengers to shame so that it pushes Marvel Studios to even greater heights.

Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

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SOURCE: Crave

  • jonathing

    here here

  • Moby85

    Well, It’s easy to allow the other team to score a goal when you’re up 9-1. I think if they were battling over theatre spots or movie ticket sales were so down that even cinematic universes couldn’t sell tickets, I think it would be a different story.

    • AmiRami

      Exactly. Remember when BvS was slated to come out the same weekend as Civil War? Someone had to blink first and it sure as S wasn’t going to be Marvel. So WB changed their opening.

  • Smerdyakov

    LRM has been known to stoke the DC vs. Marvel fire from time to time.

  • Victor Roa

    classy, but then he’s still proud of working on Ang Lee’s the Hulk

  • Martin

    Well, It’s easy to allow the other team to score a goal when you’re up 9-1. I think if they were battling over theatre spots or movie ticket sales were so down that even cinematic universes couldn’t sell tickets, I think it would be a different story.

  • thomas marchal

    LRM has been known to stoke the DC vs. Marvel fire from time to time.

    • TheOct8pus

      What??? Nooooooo

  • TheOct8pus

    I agree….but the question is: Will Justice League be an awesome movie?

    • AmiRami

      We can only hope. I need a good Justice League movie in my life but somehow I get the feeling I am not going to get one anytime soon.

  • AmiRami

    ” can’t wait to see what Geoff Johns and Joss [Whedon] and the gang has done with Justice League.”

    While I agree with Feige in principal, its kind of telling that he left Zack Snyder out of this statement when the vast majority of JL is still his work.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    He wants JL to be good because if WB continues to disappoint then he’s afraid fans who don’t know a comic from a Ziggy will assumed that the genre is dying and it could hurt Marvel further down the line.
    I’m going in with little expectation and I hope I am wowed.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.