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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