The supposed rivalry between Marvel and DC isn’t one Kevin Feige buys into.
Currently in the midst of Thor: Ragnarok‘s globetrotting press tour, the MCU architect recently spoke to Crave Online about the God of Thunder, Avengers: Infinity War, and what the future holds for Marvel’s shared universe, which has been printing money since the release of Iron Man back in 2008.
But when Crave asked Feige about the competition from Warner Bros., and the online vitriol it tends to provoke, the Marvel boss outright dismissed said rivalry as “ridiculous” and contrived. Drawing a line between the two comic book giants doesn’t benefit anyone, as Kevin Feige so rightly puts, and there’s no reason why ardent Marvel fans can’t go out and support Wonder Woman and Justice League – and vice versa.
I think it’s ridiculous. I think movies are awesome and people should go out and support awesome movies, and I go support those movies and I thought Wonder Woman was awesome. I can’t wait to see what Geoff Johns and Joss [Whedon] and the gang has done with Justice League. I guess people like rivalries, I guess? I don’t know. But I’m seeing Geoff Johns in a couple weeks for dinner. We went to this Dick Donner event together. Dick’s Superman is still the best archetype of superhero films. So yeah, just go see cool movies. What are you fighting about?
A rising tide lifts all boats, as the old saying goes, so the fact that superhero movies continue to rule over Hollywood’s calendar ought to be celebrated – regardless of whether you align with Marvel or DC. The Internet tends to deal in binary, too, which goes some way to explaining why this myth was perpetuated in the first place.
For Marvel, Thor: Ragnarok just became the 17th instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and made a small fortune in the process ($427 million and counting). Meanwhile, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is fast approaching its theatrical release on November 17th, and preliminary reports have placed the film on par with Wonder Woman.
Source: Crave Online