James Gunn asks Marvel and DC fans to stop fighting on Twitter

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Let’s be honest, when it comes to intolerance of opinions, geeks are the worst. Whether it’s the endless debating on which video game console is the best or trying to decide if Star Wars or Star Trek is better, people can become a little abusive towards those who have a differing opinion. Comic book fans fall under the same umbrella with the whole Marvel versus DC becoming a sticking point for a few fans who feel the need to constantly dismiss one against the other – something we have seen many times in our own Friday debates.

It is, of course, all a little silly because wouldn’t a true fan take pleasure in both? Something which James Gunn has recently found frustration in after he congratulated Zachary Levi being cast in the David F Sandberg DC movie Shazam!, only get backlash from Marvel fans who then went after all the DC Films. The director then proceeded to tweet a series of points to try and dissuade them from attacking one another making the fair point at the end of the day that there are better things to fight over and that in comic books, they actually have more in common with each other:

4 But it’s a 2-year-old movie that some people like and some people don’t. Why is someone else’s opinion so important to you?

— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 28, 2017

I quite honestly couldn’t have said it better myself. Whereas people in the industry have no issues actually praising others’ work for what is, it seems some fans don’t see the need to tolerate those differences. I do think a lot of this is simply because the anonymity of the internet seems to have allowed people the opportunity to just speak their mind in an uncensored manner before even their own brain and conscience has had time to process it. Most of the fans I know can enjoy comics and films regardless of their origin – at least in person. When it comes to the internet it is a whole other thing entirely, which is a shame.

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What we should instead be focusing on is the fact that a new excellent Thor: Ragnarok movie is out and a Justice League film is on its way in a few weeks’ time. Why not celebrate the merits of both and enjoy the films for what they were meant to be, a celebration of comic book heroes and not a WWE wrestling arena for fans to fight each mind? Though mind you, if fans want to continue being aggressive towards each other the wrestling ring is not a bad way to settle differences.

I guess the moral of the story here is stay out of Twitter arguments because it really seems to attract the lowest denizens of the human race. Which is probably why most of the Critical Hit writers have twitter accounts.

Last Updated: October 30, 2017

Craig Risi

A man of many talents, but no sense how to use them. I could be discovering the cure for aids or finding ways to achieve world peace, but I’d rather be watching movies and writing here instead.

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  • Hammersteyn

    I’m just stoked that DC and Marvel movies are hitting the big screen regularly. Saw Thor yesterday and it was amazing. Can’t wait for Justice League, just two more weeks! Can’t we all just sit and enjoy the movies?

    • MonsterCheddar

      Indeed. Why are they fighting anyways?

      • Hammersteyn

        Because Picard is greater than Kirk.

        • Admiral Chief

          Of course he is, that magnificent bald bastard is the best!

        • MonsterCheddar

          Well, of course……But Lorca is greater than any of them.

          Come at me fuckers!!!!!

          • Hammersteyn

            Who’s Lorca?

          • MonsterCheddar

            The Captain in Star Trek Discovery. O.o

  • Skittle

    PS4 > Xbone
    Star Wars > Star Trek
    DC > Marvel

    COME AT ME!

    • Hammersteyn

      Pineapple on Pizza > Pizza without Pineapple.

      • Original Heretic

        May the fleas from 1 000 horses gather on you in the same place that they gather on horses.

        • Hammersteyn

          So……. just one spot on my body? Seems manageable and not thought out clearly.

          • Original Heretic

            Do you know where spot is?
            Trust me, you’ll feel it.
            And people are going to start calling you “that guy who’s always scratching his ass crack”. Is that a label you want to be walking around with? Huh? Is it?

          • Hammersteyn

            Well, I’m already scratching the front all the time so this will even it out.

          • Original Heretic

            Sounds you’re going to need a towel made from steel wool. Scratch those itches! Get in there.
            If you see blood, you know it’s working.

      • Admiral Chief

        Heathen

        • Hammersteyn

          Oof that’s strike 2. At least we agree on Piccard.

          • Admiral Chief

            Strike 2??

          • Hammersteyn

            Left handed was strike 1?

          • Admiral Chief

            Why is it a strike?

          • Hammersteyn

            Three strikes and you’re out? I dunno, thought there was a thing going on.

          • Admiral Chief

            Ok, fine, consoling, drinking without me, and because you pushed me.

            3 strikes. OUT. Go home and think about your sins

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

    • Original Heretic

      Oh. No.
      Your opinion slightly differs from mine.
      This is now going to cause me to….
      Not a give a shit and keep on living my life as I see fit.

      • Hammersteyn

        We should all kongregate on Twitter and shout at each other!

        • Original Heretic

          You twits are welcome to do that. I’ll just look on, shake my head, and silently hope that you all get cramps in your fingers.

      • Skittle

        I’m also left handed and don’t eat tomatoes.

        TRIGGERED YET?

        • Hammersteyn

          I’m left handed as well 😀

          • Admiral Chief

            WHAT???

        • Original Heretic

          Oh. Totally.
          Except now I feel the need to go out at lunch and buy a burger with slaptjips. And smother it all with tomato sauce.
          And then eat it with both hands, not just my left or right.

    • Admiral Chief

      PC >>>> everything

      DC and Marvel I like ’em both

      Braai >>>> everything

      • MonsterCheddar

        Destiny >>>>>Warframe

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