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Although Marvel and DC have held a healthy competition in years past, often calling each other "The Distinguishable Competition" (sorry, Dark Horse), the two have no problem calling out each other's supposed mistakes. Remember back in October, when Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Publishing, Tom Brevoort took a jab at DC's new slate? In case you don't, here you go:
Anyways, at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, he brought his opinions to light.
“The worlds of DC are very different. They’re steeped in realism, and they’re a little bit edgier than Marvel’s movies.”
You can't deny that. Compare the Dark Knight with Iron Man. How many wise cracks did we see from the Dark Knight? How many shawarma eating scenes? Not as many as Marvel. For better or for worse, the movie turned out great in the end.
With the massive superhero schedule coming out in the next 5 years, fans are getting worried about the decline in superhero interest after the rapid rate at which they come out. It appears, however, that he doesn't worry about the same thing. Why? Because the difference in the companies keeps the trend going:
“The key thing is that the movies and the television shows and the games, everything looks very different… you have to be able to take advantage of the diversity of these characters.”
What he means is, unlikes Marvel, DC can have multiple TV shows on multiple networks, without having to worry about shared continuity. Eventually, DC will have Arrow, Flash, the Arrow/Flash spinoff (The Brave and the Bold?), Vixen, Gotham, Krypton, Constantine, Teen Titans, Supergirl, Gotham, Doctor Fate (possibly), Hourman (possibly), Lucifer, iZombie, and Spectre (possibly). That's at least 4-5 different continuities apart from the DCCU. This way, fans don't have to worry about knowing everything, but can stick to one universe at a time.
His final remarks about superheroes sent an indirect bitch slap to Marvel Studios, this time talking about movie titles:
“The big franchises are becoming more and more valuable. You don’t have to explain to the consumer what a ‘Batman v Superman’ is.”
I get what he means. Had you known nothing about Marvel, would you know what Infinity War meant?