TV & FILM
bill-swift - July 7, 2015
There are two types of people in this world: Marvel people and DC people.
Actually no, there are three: Marvel people, DC people, and people who think comic books are for nerds.
Okay, now that I think about it, that doesn't make any sense. I guess there are just two types of people: people who like comics and people who think they're for nerds. Then you can subdivide the people who like comics into Marvel people and DC people.
Where was I going with this? Oh right. Marvel and DC. As I said, there are Marvel people and there are DC people. I think everyone assumed Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck were DC people already, given their involvement in the Superman/Batman/Superfriends franchise. But just in case anybody questioned their loyalty in the lead-up to Comic-Con 2015, the two have been throwing a little shad at Marvel and their cinematic universe in some recent interviews.
First was Snyder, who defended the climactic battle in Man of Steel in an interview with EW. He said his Superman movie wasn't like those "other superhero movies where they joke about how basically no one's getting hurt"—i.e., The Avengers. Instead, the very "thesis" of his film (and presumably the upcoming Batman v Superman) was that "you can't just have superheroes knock around and have there be no consequences."
Affleck seconded Snyder's take, telling EW that the DC movies explore the "accountability and consequences of violence." But he also went further than that, offering a candid explanation for why he thinks DC is better:
"It is more mythic, it is more grand in that way, and it is a little more realistic. Just by their nature, these films can't be as funny or as quick or as glib as Marvel movies."
Take that, Marvel, you glib motherf***ers!
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