The rivalry between Marvel and DC has gone on long before the MCU and DCEU days. From the era of the comic book publication, hardcore fans have taken their side in the fan prompted rivalry. So it’s actually not surprising to see the age old rivalry grasping on to the movie division of both companies. Of course, Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe have denied of there ever being a rivalry, but any viewer could see that the proof is in the pudding.
MCU has been leading the rivalry with 13 films under its belt. It has a net worth of at least $10 Billion in worldwide box office and has created the trend of studios creating “Cinematic Universe.” Their films have heralded a combination of character pathos, quirky humor, and colorful action. So it’s kind of unfair to compare MCU to DCEU which only has three movies under its belt. It does not help that the three releases of DCEU have all garnered criticism from fans and critics alike, even though they have made a boat load of money for the studio. Every other actor from both universes has given their opinion on the rivalry, with many seeing Marvel having the upper hand at this point.
Samuel L. Jackson, who played Nick Fury has been around since the of MCU. He has made appearances in three Marvel movies, including The Avengers where his character played a pivotal role in forming the superhero group. He, unfortunately, died in Captain America: Winter Soldier. Jackson did an interview with Collider while promoting Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and he was asked about all things Marvel.The actor also had more than a few words to say when the topic of the rivalry came up:
“Hopefully, Wonder Woman will be great too. A friend of mine trained her. I hope it’s good. I think there’s room for everybody to exist out here. The fact that it’s not working or doesn’t work or people want a specific thing… I mean that’s what makes movies the movies, and what makes audiences audiences. Hopefully, [DC will] make one of those movies these days and it’ll be as big as a Marvel movie.”