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A cinematic team-up between Marvel Studios and DC Films has been discussed. Director James Gunn talked to both companies about the idea.
Comic-book crossovers are not new, but it’s always felt like it is a big event. We’ve seen the Punisher meet with Archie; the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles battle it out with Batman; and even Archie vs. Predator (oh yeah, that happened),
The Marvel and DC crossovers grab the sales charts and fan chatter.
Unfortunately, It rarely happens.
Most of the time it’s because of a major event that forced the two universes to see each other since.
After all, both Marvel and DC deal with the multiverse.
Basically, it’s a marketing gimmick that boosts sales for both Marvel and DC.
Still, everyone loves it because it is rare.
Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t handled with care.
They are big events in comics for a reason.
The first crossover of Marvel and DC was in 1976 with Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man.
Their arch foes Lex Luthor and Doctor Octopus also banded together.
It didn’t stop there, but it only happened occasionally.
In 1996, Marvel and DC combined their characters to make the Amalgam universe.
DC and Marvel mashed their heroes and villains into odd and cool hybrids.
For example, they united Batman and Wolverine into the Dark Claw, whose name is Logan Wayne.
Moreover, writer/artist John Byrne wowed readers with Amazon, a mix of Wonder Woman and Storm of the X-Men.
The last Marvel/DC crossover was JLA/Avengers, which ran from September 2003 to March 2004.
Writer Kurt Busiek (Marvels, Astro City) and artist George Perez (New Teen Titans, Wonder Woman) collaborated on the limited series.
Marvel Studios-DC Films Movie Crossover Has Been Discussed
Insiders explained should Marvel Studios and DC Films join forces on a movie, it’d be closer to 1996’s DC vs. Marvel.
However, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige would have to be in charge of such an ambitious project.
I think many fans have talked about the what if’s and the possibilities of a Marvel Studios-DC Films crossover happening in the movies.
Both companies launched their multiverses.
Many thought that wouldn’t see the light of day.
Furthermore, Disney proved they could work with another major studio in Sony.
Spider-Man leapt into the MCU because of groundbreaking deals between the two.
Gunn Tweeted a startling behind-the-scenes information about Marvel and DC.
It blew up the comics community.
We know Gunn for directing the Guardians of the Galaxy movies for Marvel Studios.
Recently, he also directed The Suicide Squad (2021) for DC Films.
He is one of the few directors who has worked on both Marvel and DC films.
I’ve casually talked to the powers-that-be at both Marvel & DC about it. I would love for it to happen. I don’t think it’s likely, but I don’t think it’s an impossibility either.
This points that there are some discussions, but nothing serious.
Certainly, the movie business is very different from the comics.
Films seem to be more competitive than collaborative at this time.
Nevertheless, Who Framed Roger Rabbit brought Disney and Warner Bros. cartoons together into one movie in 1988.
This was thought to be impossible at the time, too.
Disney and Warner Bros. can mutually benefit from such a partnership.
Sony and Disney, for example, have raked in billions because of joint custody of Spider-Man.
Why not Superman?