It's happened in comics... why not DC/Marvel crossover films?

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  1. mclay18

    mclay18 Well-Known Member

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    While this is a nonexistent possibility due to Marvel Studios being a money machine for Disney. But DC and Warners aren't in a similar situation. No one imagined Sony would partner with Marvel to produce more Spidey films, nor Disney would be in a position to acquire X-Men/Fantastic Four due to the pending Fox acquisition.

    However, there are marked examples of DC and Marvel partnering for crossover comics over the decades... Spider-Man and Superman having two separate crossover stories. Teen Titans vs. Uncanny X-Men. Even a Green Lantern/Silver Surfer story is out there.... the list goes on.

    The main difficulty of doing these crossovers is not just inter-studio cooperation, but who would be the guiding force behind the scenes? Would Feige and Geoff Johns work together or clash? Would there be casting continuity or new faces recast? Which studio would release in North America and who would handle international?
     
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  2. Mandon Knight

    Mandon Knight Let's all Marvel in their achievement

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    On film, it's never gonna happen, for one, the sheer scale of expense of budget and combined actor's fees, but I suspect the biggest hurdle would be the scheduling, trying to get that many actors on set for their scenes together over a year's filming would be nigh on impossible.
     
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  3. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    At the moment the DCEU can't even get crossing over with their own heroes right.
     
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  4. DACrowe

    DACrowe Well-Known Member

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    True, but in a few years this may be the new "Sell the rights back to Marvel." Now it will be, "WB, give Disney the DC rights!" :oldrazz:
     
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  5. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014 Champion

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    In the words of Kevin Feige, never say never.

    But that said, I don't see this happening, LOL!
     
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  6. Boy Scout

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    This would be cool...but no way it happens this century.
     
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  7. mclay18

    mclay18 Well-Known Member

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    I doubt that Warners and Disney would even want to do a JL/Avengers crossover. It would just be too expensive (even with two studios sharing the cost) and a scheduling nightmare.

    A more realistic scenario would likely be crossover films with one main character from each company. Those can be done at the studios' desired budget and easier scheduling.
     
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  8. Mandon Knight

    Mandon Knight Let's all Marvel in their achievement

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    Cap A v Superman or Iron Man v Batman may work.
     
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  9. AlluAllu

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    If this were to happen, I'd like it to be a celebration of the genre on a meta level. Maybe make the movie from the perspective of the fans.
     
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  10. Mandon Knight

    Mandon Knight Let's all Marvel in their achievement

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    Entitle it, 'We need to talk about Kevin'....
     
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  11. AlluAllu

    AlluAllu Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking something like this:

    There's a child who loves superheroes. They read the comics, play the games and watch the movies. The child decides to create the ultimate superhero story, using characters from both Marvel & DC. The story is full of all the fun character moments, plot twists, action and tropes that we love in these movies.

    As the child is creating this story, they unfortunately face some hard times. Maybe the child is bullied or they lose a family member or they lose opportunities in life, whatever. The child grows and forgets about the childish heroes. The story is left unfinished. They become depressed and maybe start to do something criminal.

    But something brings back the memories of what the child used to believe in. That you can make a difference. That you can do the right thing, even when it's hard. That there is some good in the world. The child turns their life around, regains hope for better days, and finishes the most kick-ass superhero story ever imagined. Where the heroes save the day, like they always do.
     
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  12. mclay18

    mclay18 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking Superman v Spider-Man, what with them having several comic stories together. Much easier to adapt to a script. I don't know if Holland's Spidey would mesh well with Cavill's Superman though.

    The thing with pitting Steve v. Clark or Tony v. Bruce is that... well, the characters paired are similar to each other (but so different too). A CA vs. Superman film would be interesting conceptually.

    Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony would just hog all the screentime from Affleck's Bruce or whoever is playing Batman next.
     
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  13. Morg

    Morg Super Moderator

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    Maybe they can do a animated one
     
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  14. mclay18

    mclay18 Well-Known Member

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    That would be a cop-out.

    If the studios were to work together on DC/Marvel crossovers, it has to be live-action first.
     
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  15. Dark Raven

    Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    Marvel could probably make a better DC film in the spirit of the comics or the JL cartoon.

    Maybe we'll get a thread called "Keep hope alive that the DC rights will go to Marvel." :oldrazz:
     
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  16. Herofan

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    The natural inclination would probably be to do a vs. movie and that would have a lot of difficulty in making both teams reasonable and likeable and even if they didn't do that it really wouldn't make sense to do a movie with so many characters, both the Avengers and Justice League, both in giving most of the characters little attention and what could be an interesting enough story and challenge for them.

    For involving fewer characters like Spider-Man/Superman or Iron Man or Captain America with Batman, there would still be the problem of sharing the spotlight and not making at least one seem less likeable.
     
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  17. metaphysician

    metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    No point even bothering until WB can manage to bring their DC movies up to consistent par. So, call me back when they can make more than one decent movie in a row.
     
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  18. m1ll3r

    m1ll3r Failed experiment

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    No point.

    Batman would win.
     
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  19. Deck Rickard

    Deck Rickard Dare if you dare

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    Marvel wouldn't touch the DCEU with a thirty-nine-and-a-half-foot pole.
     
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  20. DrCosmic

    DrCosmic Professor of Power

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    THAT sounds almost vaguely plausible in some strange world.
     
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  21. Mandon Knight

    Mandon Knight Let's all Marvel in their achievement

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    I don't know, Affleck v Downey Jr would be an 'arrogance' face-off to beat all....
     
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  22. Patchwork Man

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    Bruce Wayne to Steve Rogers: "I want to kick you in your perfect wig."
     
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  23. DACrowe

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    Yep, give it a few years and that will be the next frontier for the boards!
     
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  24. Mandon Knight

    Mandon Knight Let's all Marvel in their achievement

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    Shouldn't that be the other way round....
     
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  25. R_Hythlodeus

    R_Hythlodeus Nerd Supreme

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    so, now that Disney owns parts of Batman, can we start the "Bring DC to Disney" thread now?
     
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