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Why Marvel Movies Perform Better than DC?


For decades now comic book fans are arguing as of which comic book publisher is the best, is it DC or Marvel.

Now that suddenly Movies based on superheroes are suddenly getting bigger and better, that debate has sided slowly as which comic book publisher has better hold in cinematic universe.

Both DC and Marvel have announced their plans for the future of their films but Marvel of course seems more ahead of DC, at least for now.

Superman & Batman

If we look in the past five years DC hardly had any movies beyond the Dark Knight and Man of Steel, on the other hand Marvel had a lot of movies, including Iron Man, Thor and Avengers and for starters both Marvel and DC did good business but looking at the sheer amount of films Marvel had quite of a extraordinary success making its foothold stronger on the cinematic universe.

Both Marvel and DC have different approach, for several years DC/WB was kind of in a comfort zone as all it was doing is becoming heavily reliable on Superman and Batman movies, although they were doing good business there was hardly any alterations to that model and even if there were most of the times it didn’t work out well *cough Green lantern *cough.

Iron Man

Marvel had this variations in characters which DC lacked, and it all changed after that Iron Man movie in 2008, as from there Marvel just changed everything about the superhero movies.

Arrow

Of course DC has a strong foothold on the small screen and it even revolutionized the way Superheroes are on small screen when a vigilante with a bow and arrow started taking down the criminals, so if DC needs any clues to be more better they should take it from their own TV shows.

Finally I would say that its all about the approach,  Marvel always had a bright and fun filled stories to tell and that was one of the key reasons it succeeded from 2008. DC on the other hand had a serious kick to its movies, well at least from The Dark Knight, and even it did good business but Marvel had so many different movies and DC just was lazy around with Superman and Batman.

BTW here is the DC & Marvel’s movie schedule from 2015 to 2020

2015

Ant-Man

May 1: Avengers: Age of Ultron
July 17: Ant-Man
August 7: Fantastic Four (Fox)

2016

Batman V Superman

February 12: Deadpool (Fox)
March 25: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
May 6: Captain America: Civil War
May 27: X-Men: Apocalypse (Fox)
August 5: Suicide Squad
October 7: Gamit (new addition)
November 4: Doctor Strange
November 11: Sinister Six (Sony)

2017

Wonder Woman

March 3: Untitled Wolverine sequel (Fox)
May 5: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
June 2: Fantastic Four 2 (Fox, moved dates)
June 23: Wonder Woman
July 28: Thor: Ragnarok
November 3: Black Panther
November 17: Justice League, Part 1
(unspecified date): Untitled Sony female Spider-Man spin-off
(unspecified date): Sony Venom: Carnage Spider-Man spin-off

2018

The Flash TV/Movie

Left: Ezra Miller will star in the film adaptation of “The Flash.” Right: Grant Gustin stars in the live-action TV series “The Flash.”

March 23: The Flash
May 4: Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1
July 6: Captain Marvel
July 13: Untitled Fox Mystery Marvel film
July 27: Aquaman
November 2: Inhumans
(unspecified date): Amazing Spider-Man 3

2019

Avengers: Infinity War

April 5: Shazam
May 3: Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2
June 14: Justice League, Part 2

2020

Cyborg

April 3: Cyborg
June 19: Green Lantern

PS: Many of these movies might get canceled or even might not be released on the scheduled dates.


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