Nowadays, everyone talks about Marvel's superiority over DC. While all of the Marvel pictures receive crazy amounts of praising, the most recent movies of the cinematic universe of DC comics aren't held in high regard.
I love the movies with the Marvel heroes. They are funny, they are action-packed, they are full of great CGI scenes; all in all, they are amazing! However, I cannot understand why the fans hate DC so much. Personally, although I'm not a huge fan of Man of Steel and Green Lantern, I don't want to be quick to judge. The DC cinematic universe consists of only one--or maybe two, we're not entirely sure if GL really counts-- film. It wouldn't be fair to bad-mouth it without giving it a chance first. I have wanted to post an article about this for quite a while. However, I realized that now is the perfect time because DC moved the release date of Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice in order to avoid going up against Captain America's third movie.
I decided to find some of the arguments the haters use and try to prove that they are baseless. So, here we go!
1. Marvel Wins Because Their Movies Make Much More Money
First of all, this is kind of inaccurate. Marvel actually wins this round because they have produced more movies than Warner Bros. At the end of the day, most of the DC films are financially successful (with the exception of Green Lantern, maybe)
Don't forget that Marvel's combined continuity is a major advantage since continuity means crossovers and money. The Dark Knight trilogy, the Superman films, Tim Burton's movies; all of them made their money. Imagine how well will the new films do, the ones in the shared universe!
However, in the end, it's not about money.... It's about sending a message! A big blockbuster isn't necessarily a good quality movie. Take the Transformers movies, for example. Or Spider-Man 3. Or Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.
2. Marvel Wins Because Warner Brothers Changed The Release Date Of Batman vs Superman
This argument is just ridiculous, because that was just a wise move on behalf of Warner Bros. The DC continuity is newly established. Marvel would have done exactly the same thing if DC moved the Dark Knight release date to May 2, 2008 (the release date of Iron Man, Marvel Studios' very first attempt to the MCU). DC isn't as powerful as Marvel is yet-- their movies are just making their first steps. If they don't take their time, they're going to make a holy mess of it! Marvel tried to play rough and tackle DC with Captain America's third movie. DC responded and moved the release date in order to achieve financial success.
3. Marvel Wins Because Dc Does Not Have A "Main Crew"
Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston and many, many more are the members of Marvel's crew. All of them are great actors and I really love them--some of them more than the others (*ahem* Scarlett Johansson). However, DC HAS a quite impressive "main crew", too. We have Ben Affleck, an Oscar winner. Then there is Henry Cavill, who clearly isn't as famous, but the audience loves him. We have Gal Gadot, a talented and beautiful actor, and Jeremy freaking Irons, one of the most experienced and skilled actors of his generation, as Alfred. And let's not forget that DC's cast also includes... wait for it... Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson! So, tell us, Dwayne... Are you scared of Marvel?
And now let's talk about the directors. There's Joss Whedon for Marvel and Zack Snyder for DC. I'll be honest. I didn't love Snyder's work with Superman, and Whedon is probably the most qualified when it comes to comic book movies since he's been working in the comic book industry for some time and he's a huge geek. However, Snyder has also proved to be very passionate about his job and an extremely capable guy. We should probably cut him some slack... After all, he adapted the ''unadaptable'' Watchmen into a very beautiful and extremely underrated movie.
4. Marvel Wins Because Dc Relies Only On Batman
Marvel fanboys can't deny this: Batman is awesome. DC DID rely on Batman since he is a great superhero with a huge fanbase. There is nothing wrong with relying on a certain character. In fact, Marvel kind of did this with Iron Man.
Although Batman will appear in the upcoming Batman vs Superman, rumor has it that he won't get his own picture until 2018. This is a good choice, proving that the studios have finally learned their lesson to provide space for the other, less famous superheroes. It seems as if the relying on the Caped Crusader days are over...
5. Marvel Wins Because There Is No Actual Connection To The DC Movies With The TV Series
We all love Agents of SHIELD! Ok, no one loves Agents of SHIELD! It isn't a bad show, but it isn't perfect either. DC, on the other hand, has produced some great shows like Arrow. I believe that The Flash is going to be a masterpiece too, trust me. And despite the fact that there will be no connection between the DC movies and the DC television shows. this isn't something bad! Let me explain to you why.
In both Arrow and Flash, we've seen or we will see characters like the Green Arrow, Flash, Ra's al Ghul, Firefly, Captain Cold, Reverse-Flash, Deadshot and many more. What happens when the movies are made? What happens if DC wants a more famous actor to play characters like Deathstroke or Ra's al Ghul? What if DC wants to retell a character's origin story? Having a movie connected to a show brings both power and responsibilities. And believe me, as much as I love Arrow, when it comes to certain characters, I think that they could have done a better job.
I'm sure that there are going to be many readers who disagree, but that's totally ok. Leave your thoughts down below and let me know about your opinions on the matter. Remember: I don't hate Marvel, but I just don't understand why many people aren't giving any chance to the upcoming W.B. films. I'm posting this article today in hopes of ending these pointless DC vs. Marvel fights, in hopes of creating a world in which there is no fanboy hate and everyone enjoys his films without judging the others.
Thanks for reading and commenting!