The Marvel Vs DC debate is a never-ending one, wise ones read DC Comics and work in Marvel films like our favorite actor Samuel L. Jackson. The actor is best known for his portrayal of Nick Fury in the MCU. The S.H.I.E.L.D leader, shrouded in mystery is all set to take a more prominent role in the MCU moving forward.
The last time we saw Jackson playing Nick Fury was in Spider-Man: Far From Home, after that, he made an appearance. What was he up to? Hopefully, the upcoming project Secret Invasion has all the answers we are so eagerly looking for.
Samuel L Jackson prefers DC Comics over Marvel Comics
As Jackson prepares for Secret Invasion the actor shared some anecdotes and shocking news on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast. On the podcast Jackson spared no one, he bluntly stated how much he loves DC Comics and has never read a Marvel Comic. He says,
“And truth be told, I don’t even read Marvel comic books… I kinda look at ’em, and when I discovered myself as Nick Fury, I just happened to see myself and [say], ‘What am I doing on this cover?’ And that was it, I put the book back…But I’ve read DC comics my whole life. I mean, we all [grew up with] Superman, Batman, Aquaman.”
DC characters, story arcs, and world-building are top notch and no one can debate about that. It is the dark, gruesome, violent, and fun kind whereas Marvel Comics is a little more sanitized and sort of takes the fun out.
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Samuel L. Jackson is skeptical of DC films despite loving the Comics
When the actor was asked if his fondness for DC Comics would ever make him want to do a DC film, he again have an honest answer. Jackson currently pointed out how DC is all over the place cinematically.
“Well, I mean, we’re all– actors are mercenaries. It’s kinda what we do, we act who we act for but… But I don’t know that I’m going to read a DC script that’s gonna make me go, ‘Yeah, this is dope!’ “I’m a comic book fan, so I’ve been reading comic books forever.”
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The Pulp Fiction is not wrong in his critique of the DCU as a franchise, it has not been able to beat Marvel in that aspect. Despite having movies that have broken Box-Office records and received critical acclaim DC as a movie-making franchise is not tied together.
Hopefully, with the change in leadership, we might get a more put-together franchise that makes the best use of its characters and stories that have been loved and read for generations.
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