Today we explore why the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been able to out-pace the DC Extended Universe in box office and critical acclaim, and what lessons we creators can learn from it.
Throughout history, there have been some pretty epic rivalries. Mac vs. PC. Canon vs. Nikon. Marvel vs. DC. There’s a lot of discussion and analysis on the internet about this latest topic, specifically the MCU vs. the DCEU. And on this episode of the show, we hear from some experts who help us contribute to that debate. In the end, you’ll hear a perspective about how to look at it that I almost guarantee you’ve never considered.
This week we hear from:
- Robert Meyer Burnett: A 25+ year veteran of Hollywood, Rob is a director, editor, frequent co-host on Collider Heroes, and self-proclaimed comic book geek.
- Edu Black: production coordinator on “The Simpsons,” one of my co-hosts on the “Wrestling with Westworld” podcast, and huge comic fan.
- Jevon Phillips: online producer and writer for the L.A. Times Calendar section writing about entertainment.
- Brett Culp: director of the documentary “Legends of the Knight“, a feature-length documentary about the legend and story of Batman inspiring people living with debilitating or even life-threatening illnesses. Through the success of that film, Brett has since founded “The Rising Heroes Project,” a non-profit that creates uplifting films to support charitable organizations and inspire communities. They are currently touring with their follow-up to “Legends” with “Look to the Sky.”
Music in this Episode
Music was curated from Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetch.com and FreeMusicArchive.org. In order of appearance, the music in this episode was:
- Bernard FINAL by Ian Alex Mac (CC BY)
- Marhaba by Ian Alex Mac (CC BY)
- Perspectives by Kevin MacLeod (CC BY)
- Hero Down by Kevin MacLeod (CC BY)
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