Comic writer Mark Millar states that the DCEU is failing because its heroes are not cinematic.
It has been a long argued debate among fans about which comic universe is better; Marvel or DC. This is a debate that will go on for many years to come without fail since it hold such a strong place in fans' minds and hearts. with the introduction of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) the feud has only grown. Even though comic fans may want both sides to succeed (more great movies is great for everyone), only one side has emerged with claer success, Marvel.
No matter what side of the debate you find yourself on, you cannot deny that Marvel has been the clear winner with much more success in theaters. Weighing in on the debate now is comic book writer Mark Millar. He shares his thoughts on why he personally feels that Marvel films are superior to DC films and he explains it by stating that DC characters aren't cinematic. It should also be noted that Mark Millar has worked for both Marvel and DC Comics.
"I think it’s really simple the characters aren’t cinematic and I say this as a massive DC fan who much prefers their characters to Marvel’s. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are some of my favourites but I think these characters, with the exception of Batman, they aren’t based around their secret identity they are based around their super power. Whereas the Marvel characters tend to be based around the personality of Matt Murdock or Peter Parker or the individual X-Men, it’s all about the character. DC, outside of Batman, is not about the character. With Batman, you can understand him and you can worry about him but someone like Green Lantern, he has this ring that allows him to create 3D physical manifestations and green plasma with the thoughts in his head but he’s allergic to the colour yellow! How do you make a movie with that? In 1952 that made perfect sense but now the audience have no idea what that’s all about.
People will slam me for this but I think the evidence is there. We’ve seen great directors, great writers and great actors, tonnes of money thrown at them, but these films aren’t working. I think they are all too far away from when they were created. Something feels a little old about them, kids look at these characters and they don’t feel that cool. Even Superman, I love Superman, but he belongs to an America that doesn’t exist anymore. He represents 20th Century America and I think he peaked then."You can't deny that Millar brings up some very good points on this topic. Even though there are DC characters that I love and grew up reading, I personally always felt more connected to characters in the Marvel universe and would tend to gravitate towards them when looking to buy comics when I was younger. This same feeling definitely translates over to the cinematic universes that we are now watching unfold.
How do you feel about this debate? Does one side come out as a clear winner to you?
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Source: Yahoo UK