Justice League vs Avengers: Which Will Be Better?
This is the age old comics battle of DC vs Marvel. In terms of team ups, it's the Justice League of America vs The Avengers. Both have major movies in the works, so which one will turn out better? You may be asking, why of all days would I bring up this debate? Well there has been some recent news building up about the Avengers movie, coming from Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada. He spoke to MTV recently saying what we all already knew: a team-up, with say, Spider-Man and Wolverine, would nearly be impossible, but an Avengers movie with some other superheroes, that may be possible.
It's certainly apparent that an Avengers movie is in the works, and it's also apparent that it will likely involve Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor at least. Even Quesada says it himself, mentioning his dream roster: "It would be Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man. You can have anyone outside of that, but if you had those three characters, you have a tremendous Avengers movie. Those three characters are sort of the Holy Trinity here at Marvel." And is it not coincidental that the three major movies already deep into development under the newly formed Marvel production company are Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor?
The Justice League of America movie in the works has already been receiving endless publicity, including what actors they're testing for roles. It's being directed by Happy Feet director George Miller and will have some combination of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern or the Martian Manhunter. The other key thing to note is that the actors they've been testing are all in their 20's to 30's, meaning that it's likely this will feature younger versions of the superheroes. It's even been called a Teen Titans movie rather than Justice League.
So with that, what do you think? You have an Avengers movie in the works that will probably be bouncing off of Jon Favreau's Iron Man, Nick Cassavetes' Captain America, and Matthew Vaughn's Thor. And you have a Justice League movie directed by George Miller featuring some combination of superheroes not related to any of the previous or upcoming Superman Returns, The Dark Knight, or other DC comics movies. I think you can tell where my heart lies. As much as I loved Superman Returns and Batman Begins, DC is screwing this one up. Nice try George Miller, but go back to animating dancing penguins, not superheroes!
What do you think will be a better movie? Justice League or Avengers?