While Marvel movies have been dominating the box office as of late, their rivalry with Warner Bros.' will be taken to the new heights over the next few years, especially in 2016. Marvel will kick off its ambitious nine-movie Phase Three next year, while Warner Bros. and DC Comics are bringing iconic heroes Batman and Superman to the big screen at the same time with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. With the competition, and likely the debate over which camp is better, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara revealed at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference today that he believes his DC brand is "edgier" than Marvel.
"The worlds of DC are very different. They're steeped in realism, and they're a little bit edgier than Marvel's movies."
The Warner Bros. CEO did add that both Marvel and DC's differing approaches are good for both sides, dismissing any notions of "superhero fatigue" at the box office.
"The key thing is that the movies and the television shows and the games, everything looks very different. You have to be able to take advantage of the diversity of these characters."
He added that these franchises are more valuable than ever, because there is a built-in awareness factor with the audience.
"The big franchises are becoming more and more valuable. You don't have to explain to the consumer what a 'Batman v Superman' is."
One area where DC may have an edge is on the TV side, with hit shows such as Arrow, The Flash and Gotham existing in a world much different and separate from a movie like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where both Batman (Ben Affleck) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) are vastly different from their small screen counterparts. What do you think about Kevin Tsujihara's comments? Do you think DC is "edgier" than Marvel? Let us know what you think below.