David S. Goyer On Why Marvel Films Do Better Than DC’s

Unless you’ve been living in a cave with no internet access, you’ll be aware that share cinematic universes have become all the rage among Hollywood studios ever since Marvel kicked off their cinematic universe back in 2008 to enormous success.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer has outlined why he believes Marvel films have achieved more success, when compared to other cinematic universes.

While the MCU has endured extraordinary success since Iron Man was released, not every studio has had quite the level of success that Marvel has enjoyed.

“Consistent Leadership” has been a big boost for Marvel, argues Goyer

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One such studio that has struggled with its extended universe is the one belonging to Warner Bros and DC Studios, as some of their early films struggled to impress critics and audiences alike.

Speaking on some of the key differences between the approaches between Marvel and DC, Goyer remarked on the differences in leadership between the two studios:

I think one of the issues is that Marvel’s had consistent leadership for the last 15 years or more, whereas DC hasn’t. There have been all of these changes in terms of who is running DC. That is fundamentally very hard. It’s hard to make any headway when leadership is changing.

He went on to add, that for many Marvel characters, they stay true to their source material, which helps their films feel authentic:

Ant-Man feels like Ant-Man. The Hulk feels like the Hulk. They don’t try to change things up.

Given that MCU head honcho Kevin Feige has been in charge of the MCU since its inception, it is hard to argue with Goyer’s reasoning as to why the DCEU has struggled in comparison to Marvel.

Though with a fair number of films in the pipeline, DCEU fans will be hoping that those early issues will have been eradicated going forward.

What do you make of this news?

Do you think consistent leadership would help the DCEU going forward?

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