The newfound Marvel vs. DC cinematic universe brawl has begun on a whole new level in social media. Fans have been arguing back and forth about which is better ever since Man of Steel was revealed to have a follow-up in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Zack Snyder has revealed that his on-screen brawl between DC’s iconic heroes will be PG-13, which means the action is set to be intense. He has also gone on record with the Daily Beast as saying that the DC films he is now part of will be superior to what Marvel is doing.
“It goes to the mythological nature of the movies that we’re making. I feel like he’s right. But I feel like Batman and Superman are transcendent of superhero movies in a way, because they’re Batman and Superman. They’re not just, like, the flavor of the week Ant-Man – not to be mean, but whatever it is. What is the next Blank-Man?”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s titular co-star Sebastian Stan replied to this statement about the Marvel vs. DC cinematic universe comparisons. He gave Collider his response with equal snark.
“I read some of those comments where he said something about Batman and Superman, I can’t remember where I read that, somewhere… 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.’ But I would say we’re still making something very original in our own way. I mean, the Russos 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.”
The first two rounds of the Marvel vs. DC cinematic universe brawl have officially been fired from those involved with the films. While Zack Snyder might not have been attacking the Ant-Man film specifically, the message seemed clear enough.
Snyder is bringing iconic superheroes to the big screen, characters most comic book fans know. Superman and Batman both stand as pillars even among casual comic book fans. Not many Marvel characters compare so equally aside from Marvel Comics’ main staples like Wolverine and Captain America. Until Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man hit theaters with a microscopic fist, not many casual comic book fans even knew who the character was.
One big difference between the sides of the Marvel vs. DC cinematic universe battle is that Marvel has been known to take characters some might not have cared much about and make them interesting. We didn’t hear much about Iron Man in mainstream media until Robert Downey Jr. gave him a more likeable, snarky personality. Marvel has continued this trend with the previously not-so-well-known Guardians of the Galaxy and the above-mentioned Ant-Man. We know who they are because the films made us like them.
— People News (@peopleNewz) September 22, 2015
Zack Snyder doesn’t need to try so hard to establish who Batman and Superman are in the brawl of Marvel vs. DC cinematic universes. Instead, he faces a different challenge of making Ben Affleck likeable in the bat suit (especially after his role as Daredevil), and making Gal Gadot and Jesse Eisenberg fit the roles they have been cast for.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder has a lot to live up to in order to prove his worth in the Marvel vs. DC cinematic universe debates. So far he only has two released superhero films to his name (the other being Watchmen), and Marvel has gained a significant head start, already being in its third phase.
Do you think Zack Snyder can back up his words and prove that Batman v Superman will be the film to “transcend” the genre and bring it to a new level?
[Feature image via The Buzzkill Magazine]