Although Marvel Studios has found continued success with its movie outings, their distinguished competition -- Warner Bros. -- has had a somewhat more difficult time hitting the mark with its DC Extended Universe. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have been a big part of Marvel's success in recent years, having penned the scripts for Captain America: The Winter Solider, Captain America: Civil War and the box office juggernaut Avengers: Infinity War. The two writers now have some ideas for fixing the DCEU.
Markus and McFeely were recently interviewed by Kevin Smith on Fatman on Batman, where Smith asked them how they would go about fixing the DCEU. "I mean, I would look at what Marvel did out of necessity, in that they didn't have their A-list characters," Markus said. "They didn't have Spider-Man. They didn't have the X-Men. They went down a line and found a, I mean, he's pretty f---ing famous, he's Iron Man, but he wasn't there, and they made a really good movie out of it."
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"I might put Batman and Superman and everybody else, I mean Wonder Woman is doing fine, aside for a second," Markus said. "Go through the vast world and go, 'That guy,' or 'That girl,' and go, 'Let's just make a really good movie and not a universe and see what happens.' There's a lot of spaghetti being thrown at the wall."
"My familiarity with the DC universe is not that great," McFeely added, "so I can just go strategically: make one. To quote Justice League, 'Save one person.'"
In theaters now, Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin.