For what it is value, Marvel Comics and DC Comics have finished a few enormous crossovers on the web page previously, with 1976’s “Superman vs. The Wonderful Spider-Man” serving as the primary instance. There was additionally “DC vs. Marvel” in 1996, in addition to the much-beloved “JLA/Avengers” in 2003. However even getting these books made was a herculean effort, with a lot bickering between each side, litigating each final element to make it occur. A lot of that is laid out spectacularly in creator Tucker Reed’s novel “Slugfest,” which later turned a collection on Roku.
On a a lot bigger scale, might Disney and Warner Bros. really come collectively to make one thing like this occur? Truthfully, because it stands, it feels tough to think about. For one, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been much more profitable up up to now, having generated almost $29 billion on the field workplace in 15 years. In that very same span of time, DC has made lower than $11 billion. However with blockbusters akin to “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” disappointing on the field workplace in current months, there could also be indicators that audiences will not be as massive on superheroes as they have been a handful of years in the past.
If Gunn and DC Studios co-head Peter Safran managed to relaunch the DC Universe with lots of success and issues finally appear a bit extra equal, who is aware of? Stranger issues have occurred, that a lot is for certain. Heck, Gunn turned a little-known comedian that includes a trigger-happy raccoon and a speaking tree right into a multi-billion-dollar, world hit franchise. Possibly he can pull off the seemingly inconceivable within the years to return.
“Guardians of the Galaxy. Vol. 3” hits theaters on Might 5, 2023.