It’s become the norm for actors in Marvel and DC films to answer questions about their supposed rival. Sometimes, they’re not averse to stoking the flames of the rivalry, like when Anthony Mackie (who plays Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) claimed he couldn’t remember the last time he saw a good DC movie.
Then, in perhaps retaliatory fashion, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder aimed a dig at Marvel in saying that Ant-Man was flavour of the week while Batman and Superman transcend superhero stereotypes. Ouch.
However, Superman himself Henry Cavill will never be drawn into letting a silly headline slip when asked about ‘the other side.’ Displaying paramount class and diplomacy, Cavill said that he likes to see Marvel perform well because it positively impacts the superhero genre as a whole and therefore helps DC.
Here’s what he said: “It’s not about that, they’re such different entities. Which is great, which is why I like Marvel movies as well and they’re not really competition at all, ‘cuz they’re so, so different. And when Marvel does well, I’m happy, so that means superheroes are doing well, and that means DC will do well.”
Well said Mr Superman sir, well said.
— ComiConverse (@ComiConverse) February 15, 2016