Marvel and DC have both built up their own cinematic divisions dedicated to telling the stories of their various superheroes. Depending on who you ask about Marvel and DC, you’re bound to get an opinion on which studio is better and why.
Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios’ president, is tired of it. Feige told Crave Online there was no reason fans had to fight against one another, calling the fights that pop up on Twitter or other social media platforms “ridiculous.” Feige added his own positive thoughts on various DC superheroes, including Superman and Wonder Womon, asking all moviegoers to kindly knock off this futile war.
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?
Feige isn’t the only executive who is trying to end the cavalcade of insults people are throwing at one another because of a particular superhero they like. Geoff Johns, chief creative officer at DC Comics and the man who oversees production on the Warner Bros.’ DC films, tweeted out his positive thoughts on Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther.
Johns and Feige have appeared in multiple interviews together and have always been courteous toward one another, not playing into the kind of Steve Jobs/Bill Gates rivalry that people might expect. If Johns and Feige can get along, then can’t we all?
With the recent release of Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and the upcoming release of Warner Bros.’ and DC’s Justice League on Nov. 17, let’s just take Feige’s advice and enjoy the wealth of superhero movies being served up.