The DC Comics and Warner Bros. associate may be Marvel’s biggest fans. Marvel paved the way for all comic book movies to take chances and bank on nerd love for movie tickets. But it didn’t stop there. DC is far behind Marvel in the cinematic game and just might bite their style in various respects. When Marvel’s ‘Age Of Ultron’ was announced, the concept of a robotic sentient then rumored the film appearance of Brainiac, the DC equivalent bad guy. Both Ultron and Brainiac are either robots or androids bent on winning at all cost. It goes further. Marvel has been quietly building on their Thanos storyline for over a decade, but his DC doppelganger Darkseid could fit into DC’s upcoming slate of Justice League movies in the upcoming years. Everybody has an opinion about this, but James Gunn is famous, so he has the top quote.
The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ auteur James Gunn has reservations about Thanos vs. Darkseid, saying that DC bringing in their version of the galactic badass would be a questionable idea. Not only would it further show Warner Bros. as a copycat comic book movie planner, but audiences would also question their motivations:
“That would be a pretty weird choice, I think. That would be a strange choice…The truth is, it’s a list of titles, and if they’re done well they’ll be good. If they aren’t, they won’t be good. But I think we have a little bit more of an idea of what we’re getting with Marvel. I mean, we know the actors, we know the characters — we’ve seen movies with these characters. You have some idea of what’s going on already. We’ve told a big part of the story. With DC, they haven’t told the story yet.”
It’s true. Putting Darkseid into their immediate movie plans ruins DC’s credibility. Already, DC is that kid who sits back waiting to see what happens when its more adventurous brother jumps the creek to success. But it doesn’t stop after the creek. That daredevil kid (Marvel) just keeps jumping, flying, taking risks, while the DC guy stands in wonder, trying to figure out how to catch up. Darkseid came first, but Thanos eclipsed him in spades. And while Thanos had the Infinity Gauntlet that almost destroyed the planet and universe, Darkseid was defeated by Batman. All by himself. Seriously, Thanos beats Darkseid by a thousand leagues and putting them against each other is a joke. The last thing DC needs to do is put him as their top choice baddie.
But who should be their main villain after Brainiac? Let’s hear it in the comments below!
Via – IGN Movies