“Captain America: Civil War” pits Captain America against Iron Man. On the other hand, last month’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” pitted Batman against Superman. But there is a rivalry more important than any other: Marvel vs. DC. Which comic book giant did a better movie?
According to Inquisitr, Marvel is the “clear front-runner.” Marvel’s edge is especially apparent in terms of box office sales. However, without “Batman V. Superman,” there might not have been a “Civil War” to begin with. This, directors Joe and Anthony Russo admitted in a previous interview.
“Our pitch to them was: People will tell you they love chocolate ice cream — until you give it to them five days a week. It’s time to give them some rainbow sherbert,” the Russo brothers earlier told The Hollywood Reporter. “[Kevin Feige] said he thought we might be right. And after they announced Batman v. Superman, he said, ‘you guys are absolutely right.’ We needed to do something challenging with the material or we were going to start to lose the audience. That’s why ‘Civil War’ was made,” they recounted.
Meanwhile, Grunge saw quite a number of similarities between the latest Marvel and DC films. According to Grunge, the “Captain America: Civil War” movie has a “shocking amount of similarities to ‘Batman V. Superman’…when you take a look at each film’s key elements point by point.” Both movies pitted an ‘all-American Boy scout’ type against a ‘billionaire playboy with expensive toys.’ Both dealt with the government trying to intervene after the superheroes caused the damage in a previous movie.
What do you think? Do you think “Civil War” really rip off some aspects of “Dawn of Justice?” Is the Marvel adaptation really better than DC’s? In the battle between Marvel vs. DC, which side are you on?