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In a recent interview Kevin Smith asked the writers of Avengers: Infinity War and some of Marvel Studios’ biggest films how they would go about fixing DC Comics movies. A simple response from Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely has sparked some intense debate. Markus and McFeely joined Smith for a live event, recording his podcast with a live audience, where they fielded dozens of questions about their efforts on Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers 4.

 

 

Kevin Smith asked, “You don’t make movies about super heroes, you make movies about people who have these powers, and they happen to have these powers. That being said, if somebody offered you a fuc*ton of money and swayed you to the dark side and said, ‘Fix these fuc*ing movies,’ how would you fix the DC universe?”

 

Markus replied, “I mean, I would look at what Marvel did out of necessity, in that they didn’t have their A-list characters,” Markus said. “They didn’t have Spider-Man. They didn’t have the X-Men. They went down a line and found a, I mean, he’s pretty fuc*ing famous, he’s Iron Man, but he wasn’t there, and they made a really good movie out of it.”

 

Markus continued, “I might put Batman and Superman and everybody else, I mean Wonder Woman is doing fine, aside for a second, go through the vast world and go, ‘That guy,’ or ‘That girl,’ and go, ‘Let’s just make a really good movie and not a universe and see what happens.’ There’s a lot of spaghetti being thrown at the wall.”

 

 

At Geek Impulse we think that the biggest thing to take from the way Marvel structured the MCU is while Iron Man was a gamble, they had a long-term goal already in mind and thought-out plan of how to get there pretty much in place. We also think that  DC Entertainment should move away from batman superman and wonder woman there is a vast DC Universe with plenty of great characters. 

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