Maxim talks to Dollhouse creator and sometimes comics writer Joss Whedon about a variety of topics — mostly the new show, but they also ask what he thought about the “mutant cure” storyline from X-Men: The Last Stand, whether he’ll be writing anything for Marvel anytime soon and why DC’s characters don’t translate well to film:
Because, with that one big exception, DC’s heroes are from a different era. They’re from the era when they were creating gods. And the thing that made Marvel extraordinary was that they created people. Their characters didn’t living in mythical cities, they lived in New York. They absolutely were a part of the world. Peter Parker’s character was a tortured adolescent. DC’s characters, like Wonder Woman and Superman and Green Lantern, were all very much removed from humanity. Batman was the only character they had who was so rooted in pain, that had that same gift that the Marvel characters had, which was that gift of humanity that we can relate to.
Also of note: it sounds like he’d be keen on making a Kitty Pryde movie starring Ellen Paige. Book it!
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