When it comes to the DC Extended Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are avid fans on both side of the coin. Of course, there are viewers who can appreciate both worlds, and that’s around about where we come in. With good and bad entries to their respective universes, we think the DCEU and MCU have set the stage for superhero flicks to dominate Hollywood for the next couple of decades. Still, it’s always a good time when you can let yourself poke fun at some of your favourite flicks.
That’s exactly what we’re doing here, as we delve into the wicked world of memes and take a look at 5 DC/Marvel Movie Memes That Only True Fans Will Understand.
5) The Truth Behind The Civil War
Marvel fans have been begging for a solo Black Widow movie pretty much since Scarlet Johansson made her debut in the role. Fortunately, it’s something we’ll now be getting in the near future, but it wasn’t always going to be that way. Rumours surrounding the MCU suggested that those working behind-the-scenes didn’t have faith in a woman leading a film, but following the major success of the DCEU’s Wonder Woman, the Black Widow movie has been given the greenlight. This meme of course puts Robert Downey Jr.’s character, Tony Stark in the role of those disapproving of a solo outing for the hero, suggesting that it’s the real reason behind his problem with Captain America (Chris Evans), and exactly why they went head-to-head in Captain America: Civil War. We love it!
4) Why So Serious?
Let’s face it, DC movies are a heck of a lot more serious and darker when it comes to tone and content than the entries into the MCU. It’s something that their most diehard of fans love, but has always been a talking point amongst the two fan bases. This meme lays out exactly why sometimes, you’ve just got to let the fun side of things take over and let loose! There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a film that focuses in part on a walking tree and a raccoon holding heavy artillery.
3) You Can Leave Your Mask On
The Avengers are famous amongst not only local communities, but with people around the world thanks to their saving of the planet on more than one occasion. Still, they do their best to keep their not-so-secret identity under wraps using a variety of masks. Over in the DCEU, people like Wonder Woman and Superman don’t bother obstructing their view, instead wearing some fancy costumes that cut off at the neck and, in Wonder Woman’s case, some gorgeous headwear. Still, the general public don’t seem to realise who they’re dealing with when the aliens are flying around the skies, despite Clark Kent in particular looking exactly the same as her superhero counterpart, minus the glasses. A hilarious part of comic book culture, but one we accept wholeheartedly.
2) Sod's Law
Heroes always have internal struggles, and in the DCEU, that’s with being a bunch of mostly Gods who simply want to live a real life. Then, over in the MCU, there’s a bunch of humans who want Godlike powers in their bid to protect the world from some of the most dangerous criminals around. It’s a catch 22 situation, and Sod’s Law that they’re both after what one another need most for a peaceful existence. Still, the MCU and DCEU would be pretty boring without them!
1) The Fanboy Mentality
The DC and Marvel fanboys are some of the most rabid the movie world has ever seen. They’re willing to tear one another apart without hearing each other’s arguments as to why their favourite films are the best, and at the end of the day, shouldn’t we all be allowed our own opinion without the fear of being torn to shreds about it? If Superman and Spider-Man can shake hands on the pages of comic books, real-life fans of the characters should be able to do the same in real life. Still, this is a pretty hilarious meme.