One of the most beautiful things about fanboys and fangirls is their passion for the things they love. But sometimes, like in the case of DC and Marvel fans taking two things that can be loved equally and turning them into a judgmental rivalry, that passion can sometimes be, well...silly.
[Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870) director Zack Snyder is apparently of the camp that feels hyper-territorial fans need to hop on the Swerve Train to Chill Town. In Empire's upcoming September spread on the film, Snyder made it clear that both Marvel and DC are each doing their own thing, and that's fine by him:
Right from the beginning it is different tonally from where those movies are. You know, DC is an ancient world in a lot of ways.
Producer Deborah Snyder echoed his sentiments, explaining that the universe they're building is vastly different from the one Marvel is building, but there's room to love and respect what each studio is building:
I can see how people would want to make it this big, intense rivalry. Listen, they (Marvel) are so great. I loved Guardians of the Galaxy...our films are a bit more serious. They deal with things that are a little darker. Things that place them in our world.
Passion for the things you love is admirable, but there's a better way to express it than tearing down others for not sharing that passion or loving it quite as much as you.
What do you think? Do you think there's a real Marvel/DC rivalry or are fans just looking for reasons to argue? Curious to hear your thoughts in the comments, all.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released on March 25, 2016.