The clash of DC and Marvel is a never-ending saga. Whenever there’s a new trailer or movie out, fans leave no chance to compare who’s better. Now, Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman 1984 has talked about how DC is different than Marvel.
To those who have forgotten, Patty Jenkins was first supposed to direct Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston starrer Thor: The Dark World (2013). However, due to creative differences with Marvel, she walked out of the project. Now, she is all geared up for Gal Gadot’s DC film, Wonder Woman 1984.
In an interaction with Total Film, Patty Jenkins defended DC of not copying Marvel. The director said that she loves how DC reflect themselves and make their projects appear radically different. Patty stated, “I love that about it. To me, that’s what superhero movies – period – always were. I think the exception to that was that Marvel had such success doing a shared universe. But that certainly shouldn’t be the status quo. I think you should look at comic books. There’s this huge variety of comic books, and their look and tone and world are radically different.”
The Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins further said, “And they don’t always inevitably join together. Sometimes they do, and that’s really fun, and that’s that thing. But a lot of times, they have their own run. I’m psyched that DC – and frankly, Marvel’s actually doing it a little bit more now, too, with some of the tone of Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Widow and Doctor Strange – they feel very different in tone.”
DC had tried to do what MCU does with its continuity of films. However, after the Justice League, they decided to stick to individual movies on their superheroes rather than going on the path of continuity.