Collider’s Steve Weintraub realized he was wearing a Superman t-shirt at the start of his interview with Marvel star Samuel L. Jackson for an interview about his new Tim Burton movie Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. This made for an interesting conversation about the DC Comics/Marvel movie rivalry.
“If you want to be in that world, that’s on you,” Jackson joked when he saw the Superman shirt. He explained that he hasn’t seen much about the DC/Marvel rivalry online, but took a little dig and said “success breeds contempt”.
Weintraub, who is a fan of all superhero movies, compared DC and Marvel fans to political parties that can’t find any compromise. “Why can’t DC and Marvel movies be good?” he asked.
“Isn’t that a question that people at DC are asking themselves?,” Jackson replied. “I don’t think the Marvel people are asking themselves that question.”
It wasn’t all cheap shots from Mr. Jackson, though. “Hopefully Wonder Woman will be great. A friend of mine trained (Gal Gadot)”.
Jackson then got serious. “I think there’s room for everyone to exist out here. The fact that it’s not working or doesn’t work, or people want a specific thing, that’s what makes the movies the movies and audiences audiences.”
Jackson concluded with one last slight dig though. “Hopefully (DC) will make one of those movies one of these days and it’ll be as big as a Marvel movie,” he said with a laugh.
Ironically, DC kicked off the billion dollar superhero movie with The Dark Knight in 2008. But will Justice League be the first movie in the new DC Films Universe to crack $1 billion? We’ll have to wait and see… but let me know what you think in the comments below.