Snyder, Affleck Comment On Marvel vs. DC

Fans have long debated the difference between DC and Marvel movies, a debate that will only get bigger as Warners expands its fledgling DC Cinematic Universe in coming years and offers a big push of that front at next weekend’s Comic Con.

A few months back Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara was asked about the debate and said: “The worlds of DC are very different. They’re steeped in realism, and they’re a little bit edgier than Marvel’s movies.” It was a comment that incited a lot of debate on social media networks.

Now the new Batman himself, Ben Affleck, was asked by EW (via ComicBook.com) about the differences and says of the DC films and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in particular:

“It is more mythic, it is more grand in that way, and it is a little more realistic. Just by their nature, these films can’t be as funny or as quick or as glib as Marvel movies.”

“Batman v Superman” director Zack Snyder meanwhile was asked questions which focused more on the general genre of comic book movies and whether that genre could burn out in the next few years:

“If [this genre] talks about us and the human condition, which I think hopefully these movies do in some way, then I think that it doesn’t really have an expiration date. But l do believe the sort of mass-marketed consumerist version could get thin if you’re not careful. We’ve just got to be careful.”

Snyder also says that it’s Wonder Woman in the new film that serves as the key element of the larger DC cinematic universe: “She plays a super-important part. In a lot of ways, she’s the gateway drug to the rest of the”Justice League.”

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens early next year.