For decades now, comic book enthusiasts have debated the strengths and weaknesses of “The Big Two” publishers, Marvel and DC. With movies based on superheroes now bigger and more frequent than ever, the debate has moved out of direct retailer shops and into the multiplex and message boards.
Welp, as you could have probably guessed, Samuel L. Jackson is siding with Marvel (for obvious reasons). With Marvel Studios hitting all of the right marks with their most recent films such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians Of The Galaxy and likely the highly-anticipated soon-to-be-released Avengers: Age of Ultron, it’s hard to argue that Marvel hasn’t taken live-action superheroes to all new heights.
This is what Jackson had to say to MTV News with regards to why he thinks Marvel movies are connecting to audiences much more than their competition:
“I think Marvel has figured out a way to make those movies accessible to the public that DC hasn’t. I don’t know what that is. I don’t know why you can’t get Batman and Superman or people to get as juiced up to be a part of that.”
It’s a tough pill to swallow but Mr. Nick Fury might be right. DC fans can cling to the wonderful, shiny treasure that is Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, but as accomplished as that series may be, it’s over. Meanwhile, Marvel fans have enjoyed an entire universe of films that has been running strong for years with no signs of slowing down in the foreseeable future.
On the other hand, DC has the potential to overtake Marvel if they play their cards right. Marvel had a plan, and executed it near perfectly. They gave us each character in their own solo outing before throwing the characters together for The Avengers. They established their universe over the course of a few years and reaped the rewards. However, let’s not forget that DC has their own healthy stock of superheroes, a list that could arguably gain more support from audiences than Marvel’s. Let’s just hope that next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is everything that it’s cracked up to be. On a completely unrelated note: Mr. Jackson should definitely consider reprising his role as Mr. Glass for an Unbreakable sequel!
[via Cinema Blend]