3:03am PT by Ryan Gajewski
Samuel L. Jackson: Marvel's Movies Get People More "Juiced Up" Than DC's
There's no denying that Samuel L. Jackson is a company man.
The actor told MTV News that Marvel films, unlike those of a certain competitor, pull off the delicate balance of pleasing fans while still appealing to mainstream audiences.
"I think Marvel has figured out a way to make those movies accessible to the public [in a way] that DC hasn't," Jackson said.
The Nick Fury actor says he is surprised that films based on DC's beloved stable of superheroes aren't greeted with a more enthusiastic response from audiences. "I don't know why you can't get [people excited about] Batman, Superman [and can't get] people as juiced up to be a part of that," he continued.
Not all moviegoers are likely to agree with Jackson. Sure, some DC movies have disappointed — no offense, Green Lantern fans — but Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy was hugely popular.
Plus, there is no question that 2016's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, introducing Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader, is generating plenty of pre-release buzz. So perhaps Marvel and DC followers simply need to agree to disagree.