Ace Comic-Con is currently going on in Arizona. It is a grand event for Comic Book fans and is hosting many huge panels which allow an interaction of the fans with the celebrities and makers of our favorite movies.
The major Captain America franchise stars Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan were on the Ace Comic-Con Marvel Panel recently. Sebastian Stan had some really bold thoughts on the matter of the Avengers taking on the Justice League.
First Sebastian took part in the panel by giving us some insight on the topic of Hugh Jackman crossing over as Wolverine with the Avengers in the MCU. We are really glad that he participated in the panel as he revealed some delightful information for the fans.
“Recently I happened to be sitting next to Hugh Jackman. I didn’t know what other awkward thing I could talk about but to be like, ‘Am I going to see you soon?’ I don’t know. But he said a couple of things to me and I’ll just leave it at that. Otherwise, I feel like I’m going to get into trouble with somebody”.
“I asked him because I kept thinking he said whether or not that was, Logan, was supposed to be the last Wolverine thing or whatever and he said to me, well I think he publicly said out there, which was like he’s been thinking about it and it’s been on his mind. So, I don’t know, he may be.”
So, there it is, Jackman is, in fact, thinking about it. Then he had a really bold thing to say about Avengers V Justice League. When this question was asked from the panel, Stan was the only one to give a reply which was actually enough said. Here is what he said:
“Who’s that?” (Who’s Justice League?)
Well, Ouchie! No matter what anyone says, he actually was right to troll DC’s big guns continuing the healthy competition. But he could have said it in a different language instead of being so blunt. But this is not the first time any Marvel actor or fan has berated DC in such a way.
In fact, the God of Marvel comics Stan Lee’s interview went viral where he admitted to trolling DC comics heavily back in the 1970’s. He described DC’s line up as ‘miserable’ and did all sorts of things to scuttle DC’s prospects back in the day. Here’s what he said:
“They’ve been trying to catch up. They’re doing the best they can, bless their innocent little hearts. We used to have a lot of fun with them when we started outselling them. They studied our books, and they’d say, ‘You know, I noticed they use a lot of red on their covers. Maybe that’s it. And they would start putting a lot of red on their covers. The minute we would learn of that, we would take all the red off our covers. And our books still sold better, and that would drive them crazy.”
“It never occurred to them that we take the work a little more seriously and maybe we have a little bit more of a sense of humor. And maybe people don’t like things that are a little bit stuffy. They like things that are whimsical or humorous.”
If we strictly go by the facts on the ground then sure the League does have very strong members who could, in fact, take on the Avengers very easily, but they have no chance of standing against the Avengers at the box office, or even with the critics for that matter.
So, it currently is not a competition that the League could win, as Marvel is standing at the top of the table, and DC movies should not be considered for an even competition. Except for Wonder Woman, all the other DCEU movies including Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Justice League have failed to meet the gigantic expectations it aroused.
But, give DC time, and it does have an opportunity to grow, if they make their movies sensibly, do not rush things, give the directors some breathing room and extensive control, and most of all, stop editing the Director’s vision. It could catch up very well if DC reproduces the impact that Wonder Woman made.
Henry Cavill aka Man of Steel admitted that there were several missteps made in the DCEU and that we must learn from Wonder Woman’s success. He said:
“There was a style they were going for, an attempt to be different and look at things from a slightly different perspective, which hasn’t necessarily worked.”
Here’s what Cavill said on Batman v Superman failing to strike a chord:
“Yes, it has made money but it has not been a critical success; it hasn’t given everyone that sensation which superheroes should give the viewer. “I feel like now the right mistakes have been made and they haven’t been pandered to, and we can start telling the stories in the way they need to be told. It is even better to come back from a mistake or stylistic error into the correct vein because it will make it seem that much stronger. Wonder Woman was the first step in the right direction.”
To be fair, Justice League cast was pretty eager to go up against the Avengers at their panel at a different Ace Comic Con which took place last month on Long Island. Here is what Jason Momoa said.
“Aw, yeah man, hell yeah. I absolutely want to get thrown around by the Hulk. And then I want to take his ass out the ocean and drown him. ‘Not so tough now, are ya, punk?!’ And then we’ll be friends. We’re all very much friends with those other actors from [Chris] Hemsworth to Robert Downey, I mean all of them, and so it’s just fun. I mean we’re superheroes. We’re having an awesome time playing great characters.”
Here is when Cyborg Star Ray Fisher stepped into the conversation.
“Smackdown? Yeah! I mean if there was a fight between the two groups, I’m fairly certain Superman and Wonder Woman would probably take maybe 90 percent of them out. [Cyborg and Aquaman would be] cheerleading on the side. Cyborg would play the foghorn. I mean, we all talk about it. Its the same argument about who’s faster, Superman or the Flash, you know? There’s any given circumstance where either team would be able to win. But its fun to just have that kind of fantasy.”
Gal Gadot also added something to this matter.
“For sure, I would love that. I think the more the merrier. All of these characters are great, you know, we’re not enemies. There’s DC and there’s Marvel and they’re all great and we can do DC-Marvel, starting with DC, and then everything would be super-awesome.”
Yes, this would be a great contest on the big screen, and maybe a decade down the line, this just might be possible on the big screen, if people are done with these two individual comic book giants. But what about a mega-crossover of Avengers and Justice League to end his rivalry. Too much to ask?