Samuel L. Jackson Weighs In On Marvel Vs. DC Debate

Marvel Nick Fury

Marvel and DC have been rivals for as long as anyone can remember. The two comic book publishers have tried to best each other at every turn, from comics, to TV, and now movies. Whether the rivalry is hostile or a simple friendly competition is up to debate.

There’s no clear winner of the famous “Marvel vs. DC” debate, but many fans have voiced their opinion on who they believe is coming out on top. However, it’s not just fans who have weighed in on the discussion, some celebrities have too.

It’s usually celebrities who have a history with either comic book companies who are asked to voice their opinion on the Marvel vs. DC debate. Today, Samuel L. Jackson was asked in an interview with Collider what he thought about the rivalry. Jackson, who portrays Nick Fury in a string of MCU films, had this to say:

You know, I think there’s room for everybody to exist out here, and the fact that it’s not working or doesn’t work or people want a specific thing, I mean that’s what makes movies the movies and what makes audiences audiences, so hopefully they’ll make one of those movies one of these days and it’ll be as big as a Marvel movie.

Many are hoping that Wonder Woman, the next film in the DCEU line-up, will be the one to officially put DC on the map and right next to Marvel. Samuel L. Jackson also mentioned his hopes for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie during the interview:

Hopefully Wonder Woman will be great too, ya know, because a friend of mine trains her, so I hope it’s good.

Like I said, there’s no clear winner in this Marvel vs DC debate, and their probably never will be. The rivalry is completely based on opinion, and your opinion is what dictates who you feel is in the lead. What do you think about the Marvel and DC rivalry? Is Marvel winning? DC? Is it even real? Make sure to sound off in the comments below!

 

 

Adonis Gonzalez

Adonis Gonzalez

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  • Kikaida

    Marvel is winning in the movies and on Netflix. TV shows and cartoons, not so much. DC is doing very well in the TV shows and cartoons. Movies, not so much. But both companies deserve a shot to make the best show they can. As far back as I can remember, Marvel referred to DC as the Distinguished Competition. That’s what America is all about, after all.

    • SAMURAI36

      I love how people like to play the diplomatic role when it comes to the whole Marvel vs DC rivalry.

      Marvel has said all sorts of crazy stuff about DC in recent times.

      In the meantime, DC is dominating when it comes to animation, video games, live action TV, and comics. Marvel is lagging, and/or is a no-show in these arenas. In fact, the only real category Marvel is dominating in, is movies.

      • Kikaida

        I’m not Marvel.

        • SAMURAI36

          Umm, I never said you were…..?

          • Kikaida

            Ok, my mistake. I guess you meant those who “play the diplomatic role” are not the same as Marvel who “has said all sorts of crazy stuff”. Thought you meant they were on the same team. I simply meant that Marvel can say what they want, but I can also have an opinion of who is winning in what medium.

          • SAMURAI36

            Okay so we’re on the same page.
            My overall point, is that Marvel seems to be controlling the narrative, when it comes to the “success” (which is always subjective, unless the topic is box office, but even then, the goal posts often get moved, in order to suit the Marvel narrative) of their overall product.
            What’s worse, is that the fans (not anyone in particular, just pointing out the trend) buy wholesale into it, as the people who work for Marvel (such as Jackson, & I’ve even read some dumb, Trump-esque statements from Stan Lee, in regards to DC) only fuel the fire.
            Statements like the one Jackson just made, along with the ones he’s made in the past, clearly have Marvel PR written all over it. RDJ, Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, the guy who played Crossbones, & Chris Hemsworth have all also made similar statements.

      • Kenny Ok

        true story. to many people the narrative us set. and it doesnt matter what the reality is

      • Fenix

        The Netflix shows are leaps and bounds better than the CW shows.

      • Matias Gagliardone

        Might want to rethink that live action TV. But apart from that I agree that DC is way better in comics, animation, and video games OMG I can’t wait for Injustice 2

        • SAMURAI36

          Why? In both quantity and quality, DC wins TV hands down. They’ve been winning the TV realm since the 30’s.

          Currently, DC has 9 TV shows (with more on the way), whereas Marvel only has has 4.

          Marvel’s main network TV show is failing, and they are struggling to get their other shows off the ground, while DC keeps adding more shows.

          Marvel can’t even seem to cross their own shows over with each other (let alone the movies), while DC is planning a 4-show crossover this season.

          Meanwhile, Marvel’s Netflix stuff is getting good praise, but only a fair amount of viewers. Gotham, Supergirl, and Preacher are beating the pants off of the Netflix shows in the ratings department.

          So yes, I have rethought it, and DC is the clear TV winner.

    • Worldmind

      I refer to DC as Dis-coloured Chrome, or Delightful Caterpillar. Or Devilish Cherubs.

      • Kikaida

        How Decidedly Crafty of you

      • SAMURAI36

        Funny, I refer to them as Dominating the Competition.

        • Axxell

          LOL! How ironic…

    • Axxell

      Marvel is winning in the movies and on Netflix. TV shows and cartoons, not so much.

      Netflix IS TV.

  • Worldmind

    Well Mr. Jackson, I completely agree there’s room for everybody. As far as box-office goes, their movies have been just as big as Marvel’s (quality is nowhere near, but I guess you can’t have everything). Hopefully Marvel will soon have a network TV show as big as The Flash, without needing a cameo from someone such as your good self to give it a boost.

    • Kikaida

      Cue mic drop?

    • Axxell

      As far as box-office goes, their movies have been just as big as Marvel’s (quality is nowhere near, but I guess you can’t have everything).

      So if you’re not talking quality, then exactly how have their movies been “just as big” as Marvel’s?

      Hopefully Marvel will soon have a network TV show as big as The Flash, without needing a cameo from someone such as your good self to give it a boost.

      When was the last time Jackson had a cameo in a Marvel show? Do you seriously think that last appearance is the only thing keeping Marvel TV afloat?

      And while we’re at it, why does it matter whether the show is on network TV or not, unless you’re intentionally introducing a false standard to avoid talking about the successful content they’ve put out on other mediums…

  • SAMURAI36

    Jackson has been throwing backhanded jabs at DC for the past few years now. This statement is no exception.