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Avengers star Samuel L. Jackson addresses Marvel vs. DC rivalry

Nick Fury actor hopes DC makes a film that will ‘be as big as a Marvel movie’

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One of the biggest wars waging online isn’t Batman vs. Superman or Team Captain America vs. Team Iron Man — it’s Marvel vs. DC. So what does Samuel L. Jackson think about this fan rivalry? 

“I think there’s room for everybody to exist out here, and the fact that it’s not working or doesn’t work or people want a specific thing — that’s what makes the movies the movies and what makes audiences, audiences,” the actor told Collider during an interview for his latest film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. “So, hopefully they’ll make one of those movies one of these days and it’ll be as big as a Marvel movie.”

The not-always-friendly debate has been exacerbated this past year over the poor reception to DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, while Marvel Studios continued its streak of box office hits with Captain America: Civil War

When posed with the question of why Marvel and DC can’t both be accepted, Jackson replied, “Isn’t that a question the people at DC are asking themselves? I don’t think the Marvel people are asking themselves that question.” Though, he hopes Wonder Woman will be a “great” film because he said a friend of his helped train Gal Gadot for the role.

In the past, Justice League director Zack Snyder seemingly fired shots at Marvel with his “flavor of the week” comments directed at Ant-Man, prompting a response from Sebastian Stan, who plays The Winter Soldier. 

Listen to Jackson’s comments in the video from Collider