The Avengers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe vs. the Justice League of the DC Extended UniverseIn a new fan poster that was just submitted to Reddit, Marvel and DC’s respective cinematic multiverses collide. Since the days when tales were told only via print, the comic book companies have had a friendly competition. Comparisons between the properties have naturally arisen now that both Disney and Warner Bros. have brought those storylines to the big screen. However, other fans are more interested in seeing the two worlds collide in a major crossover film, as seen by fan art.
Marvel Studios debuted the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008 with Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau. Kevin Feige and his team’s idea for an interwoven film series didn’t start to take shape until 2012’s The Avengers. Following the success of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Warner Bros. was a little late in launching the DCEU, with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel starting things off in 2013. The series had a difficult start, but things have been looking better for the studio recently, with highly anticipated films like Black Adam and The Flash on the way.
Marvel and DC are both well on their way to completing their separate multiverses. This sparked a new fan-poster on Reddit by user u/Equivalent Sky 4549, who imagined a film that brought both properties together and pitted its protagonists against one another. Take a look at the following one-sheet:
This notion has previously been proposed many times. While directors like James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad) seem like a good fit for such a production since he’s worked on both sides, it’s unlikely to happen. At least not in the near future. Marvel Studios and DC Films are busy creating their own multiverses, and it’s fair to predict they’ll be doing so for a long time. Both studios’ schedules are already booked up through 2024, with numerous additional projects awaiting confirmation. Even if there is a genuine desire to make this hypothetical blockbuster a reality, it will be a long way off.
Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the fan poster is that it includes characters from previous Marvel and DC flicks. Wolverine is played by Hugh Jackman, Cyclops is played by James Marsden, and Green Lantern is played by Ryan Reynolds. The look of the one sheet is similar to the marketing photos for Captain America: Civil War. But, if this project were to go through, it’s likely that both sides would ultimately band together to combat a shared opponent. At this moment, no one knows who that would be.