The latter half of 2017 and 2018 is really going to be filled with MCU and DC heroes. Numerous movies are expected to be released in this two year period. The most wanted movies among those are Justice League (November 2017) and Avengers Infinity War Part 1 & 2 (2018). There is a big question coming along with the release of the 2 movies: “Which will be better?”.
Justice League is expected to be the fifth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The first movie of this universe was Man of Steel (2013), then followed by Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad (2016). Wonder Woman is scheduled to be released in June 2017, then we come to see Justice League in November. The cast of Justice League is almost confirmed with Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash , Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.
Justice League is about a journey of Bruce Wayne (Batman) and Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) to find and recruit a team of meta-humans to stand against a new threat to Earth. The league of heroes consisting of Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash is known as ‘The Justice League‘.
DC fans are too excited to see their favorite comic characters on the screen, but some say that DC characters are overpowered and cannot be contained in movies whereas Marvel have the ideal characters for the big screen. Many haven’t realized that even though DC characters are overpowered, their arch enemies are as powerful as well.
Recently, I come across a meme in which fans say that Superman can defeat Batman because he is brilliant and wealthy but he is a human; think about that, in the case of Superman’s arch nemesis Lex Luthor, he is just a brilliant and wealthy human-being and still mess Superman up and down. We can all wait for the Justice League movie in 2017.
Meanwhile, the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will be taken to a cosmic stage in the upcoming Avengers Infinity War Part 1 and Infinity War Part 2. These movies are going to be the biggest events of MCU. The probable superheroes in this movie are Ant Man (Paul Rudd), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Black-Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Guardians of Galaxy, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Spider Man (Tom Holland), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Helmsworth), Wong , Winter Soldier, War Machine and Vision. This cast is surely a star studded crew with established origin stories.
The main concern for the movie is that in movies like Avengers Infinity War which consists of probably 20+ superheroes, the role of each character would be minimal, so how can Marvel portray their character establishment uniformly and without disappointing the respective fans of each superhero. For example, if Guardians of Galaxy would be joining with the Avengers, they bring a sarcastic and innovative touch to the movies, but in the case of Doctor Strange, it would be difficult to blend with the Avengers. Another concern is Marvel Universe’s villains are lack of depth. Maybe they would try to rectify those problems in the upcoming movies: Guardians of Galaxy Vol 2 on May 2017, Spider Man Homecoming on July 2017, Thor Ragnarok on November 2017, Black Panther on February 2018 and Avengers Infinity War Part 1 on May 2018.
The final verdict is that DCEU’s Justice League is a better bet than MCU’s Avengers Infinity War since the fact that Justice League is an all-in bet of DCEU and there are too many heroes going to appear in the Avengers Infinity War (maybe) but to be killed by villains. The death of the heroes may be avoided in the movies but by 2018, the movie enthusiasts will probably lose interest in Marvel movies or may get immense support from the diehard fans.