Captain America takes on Batman in an epic Part of Marvel vs. DC fan art. When you think of comics, superheroes, and big-budget movies, the initial studios which come to mind are Marvel and Warner Bros (DC Movies ). Their connection is suspended at a publishing rivalry between Marvel and DC Comics. The spandex-clad heroes numerous grew up studying about in masterfully-crafted panels are now possibly the biggest headliners at cinemas around the world (particularly lately ).
Even before 2008’s Iron Man gave birth to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, comic book films were all the rage. The 70s, 80s, and 90s saw a rise in popularity of DC characters with Superman and Batman films. 2000’s X-Men not just threw Marvel’s hat to the ring but launched two years of superheroes being shot (more) badly; franchises like Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogies altering the match. Marvel Studios took a substantial leap when they started the MCU (a cinematic adaptation of the comic book universe). To directly compete with this, Warner Bros. established the DC Extended Universe and then their subsidiary studio, DC Films.
While Man of Steel and Iron Man was Marvel Studios’ and DC Movies’ first excursions, Justice League and The Avengers are the official amalgamations of the MCU and DCEU. Nevertheless, DC’s Batman and Marvel’s Captain America are just as central to all those universes as Clark Kent and Tony Stark. This is only because Steve Rogers and Bruce Wayne are the leaders of their respective teams of superheroes: the Avengers and Justice League. Freelance artist, Pablo Ruiz recently posted a picture to Instagram featuring those leaders; this new epic bit of fan art sees Chris Evans’ Captain America and Ben Affleck’s Batman go head-to-head. Take a look below.
The chances of seeing Steve Rogers meet Bruce Wayne is slender; Chris Evans passed on his guard in Avengers: Endgame and Ben Affleck has hung up his cape and cowl. In addition to that, the studio competition rages on as Warner Bros. finds their way. In the same way that Captain America gets the jump on Batman above, Marvel has had more success with their world than DC. The popularity of films like Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Shazam! , and Joker has now prompted Warner Bros. to concentrate more on one-offs. Even if Matt Reeves’ The Batman functions as a spiritual reset for the DCEU, a silver display DC vs. Marvel crossover at which Batman bests Captain America will exist in our imaginations.