Have you ever wondered what it would be like for some of the big comic book titans to have it out in live action? Of course you have, who hasn't? There's a Web series that's been making the rounds called Super Power Beat Down, and it asks the fans directly who would win such crazy crossover fights. The creators have shown such battles as Wolverine vs. Batman, Darth Vader vs. Gandalf, Nightwing vs. Gambit, and now they're ratcheting their show up to a whole new level with ...
Superman vs. Thor
The latest episode of the show features the God of Thunder versus the Man of Steel. Who came out victorious? How did the fans vote? Give the pretty impressive fight a look in the video below!
Marvel Studios' President Offers Advice About Justice League
With Marvel Stuidos basically on top of the world as far as comics films are concerned, some fans are surprised that Warner Bros. doesn't seem to be taking more cues from the success that its distinguished competition has had in bringing its DC-based characters to the big screen.
Well, it may be time for Warner Bros. to start listening since Kevin Feige, the man who is basically most responsible for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has gone on record regarding the home of Superman and Batman and how Warner Bros. can make a more successful transition to film. Speaking with Collider, Feige primarily said that adherence to the core of the characters is one of the most important things that the studio can do, while also showing enthusiasm for its forthcoming Superman film and most recent Batman films.
"Man of Steel looks like it’s going to be awesome and obviously Dark Knight is awesome. I don’t know. It’s what I say all the time and have said over the years, which is, have confidence in the characters, believe in the source material, don’t be afraid to stay true to all of the elements of the characters no matter how seemingly silly or crazy they are."
Feige also gives DC and the Justice League credit for innovating the concept of a superhero all-star team, as well as giving his opinion of the characters and stories in general, while also tossing in a bit more perspective on why Marvel and its formula in bringing the Avengers together has been a successful one.
"I think there have been a lot of great DC stories and there are a lot of great DC characters, and if they focus on those things the audience will be interested. It was a very unique model that we were lucky enough to be able to do – introducing each individual hero before introducing The Avengers. That, to me, is what was always interesting about The Avengers[...]The Avengers was cool because they were preexisting characters that teamed up for a big event. I think that’s why Justice League was cool, Justice League was first. That’s what they did first in comic form."
One of the elements that I think Mr. Feige is too modest to point out is the fact that DC/Warner Bros. doesn't have anyone like, well, him. Until they either take a much more proactive approach in adapting their characters or create a position comparable to Feige's and find someone with the passion for the original material that Feige himself has for Marvel Comics, then it may be a long time before Feige's words fall on anything but deaf ears. Time will tell, though, and the biggest signpost for more DC films will be the level of success enjoyed by Man of Steel.
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