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Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb Addresses Marvel vs. DC Rivalry, “Suicide Squad’s” Reception

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Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb Addresses Marvel vs. DC Rivalry, “Suicide Squad’s” Reception

“Suicide Squad,” the third movie in Warner Bros.’ DC Films universe, hit theaters just last weekend, and it managed to pull in a record-breaking $135.1 million despite a sharp Friday-to-Saturday ticket sales drop off and a slew of negative reviews. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb discussed the perceived rivalry between comic book film juggernauts Marvel and DC as well as the film’s early box office success.

“The truth is, they do what they do and we do what we do,” he explained. “I tend to sort of think about it like I’m not sure that people that make medical shows look at other medical shows and go, ‘Why is my medical show better than this?'”

“The DC characters which I know and I love and have had a lot of fun writing and being a part of are really strong, wonderful characters,” he continued. “And I think it’s a little early for us to determine the success of ‘Suicide Squad.’ At the moment, I’m very happy that it’s opened to $150 million, that is an accomplishment. We’ll see what happens afterwards.”

“We tell these stories so that people can enjoy them,” he concluded. “So let’s see whether or not people enjoy them. I think that’s really the key to it all.”

The next DC Cinematic Universe installment, “Suicide Squad,” stars Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo and Adam Beach as Slipknot and is now in theaters.

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