While the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has always gone for a dark and gritty tone, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has taken a different approach to include light-hearted elements. Zack Snyder has jumped between director and producer to ensure the gloomy theme for the former. However, the Russo brothers have not been afraid to sing a similar tune for the latter.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018) have all featured grave subject matters with the goal to be taken very seriously by the audience. There are none of the regular one-liner jokes, at least not in abundance, that the MCU has been signatory to over the years.
Speaking during a promotional event (via CBN) last week, the Russo brothers were asked if they would be willing to take on projects for the DCEU since their cinematic tone seems like a good fit.
In response, Anthony and Joe Russo revealed that they have no interest in doing so. They further clarified that they have always been interested in telling stories from the point of the underdogs. The characters that make up the DCEU are “too powerful” in comparison to those featured in the MCU. Hence, why the DCEU is “unrelatable” for them.
They did, however, note that Batman is one character that fascinates them. This is purely because of his humanity and fallibility, which makes him an important member of the Justice League.
Avengers: Infinity War is now running in theaters worldwide and will open in China on May 11. The untitled sequel, presently dubbed Avengers 4, is slated to premiere on May 3, 2019.