In two very long weeks, Batman v Superman will finally hit theaters. Chris Terrio (Argo) is a very talented person and we should pay attention to what he's saying. He supposed to bring the Justice League to life also --- he's been contracted to write the first two movies. After yesterday's release of 'Captain America: Civil War' --- it's looking like this the year of the overly dark comic book adaptation and we're fine with it! Let's read what he has to say about the mythic nature that encompasses DC's finest heroes:
“In superhero stories, Batman is Pluto, god of the underworld, and Superman is Apollo, god of the sky. That began to be really interesting to me—that their conflict is not just due to manipulation, but their very existence.”
“If you told me the most rigorous dramaturgical and intellectual product of my life would be superhero movies, I would have said you were crazy.”
He didn't just mention the boys, here's what he had to say about Mrs. Gadot's performance as the uncanny Wonder Woman and how it's important to bring her in the story the right way:
“If you bring in a character in a kinetic way, then you accept the reality more easily.”
The next thing Greg Silverman (President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production) says some interesting tidbits: I'm going to let you decide if this a cheap shot towards Marvel, or he's just stating facts:
“The artists are all communicating with each other. I think if you have a studio dictating where you’re going to be in six or seven years, the movies lose some of their magic.”
Yeah, that definitely feels like he's taking a cheap shot at Marvel. As part of -- We the Fandom -- I'm not sure if I really understand the bickering between the two studios. Kevin Feige has pretty much been above it all, but remember when Sebastian Stan said this in response of Zack Snyder's comments about Ant-Man being the flavor of the week:
“Yeah, I’m sitting here and I’m listening to you and I’m thinking, ‘Do I want to fire some shots at DC right now, at Zack Snyder?'” Stan said in an interview with Collider.
“Something about, ‘It’s not going to be your flavor-of-the-week Ant-Man.’ And I was like, ‘Oh thanks, Zack. That’s great. Way to do something original,'” Stan continued. “But I would say we’re still making something very original in our own way. I mean, the Russo’s are coming in and taking something people are used to and they’re shaping it up and changing it in a very different way. They’re not trying to mimic a better Christopher Nolan movie or something like that.”
Everyone likes different things in their movies. I am extremely excited to see both of these juggernauts when they come out in theaters. I also believe --- it's only natural to be competitive on the playground and this should make for better quality of films from both studios. We know that DC is taking the mythic-approach to their characters and we'll see how that plays out on March 25th. Do you like DC's approach, or Marvel's long-term plans for their movies (or like me, I love them both)?