There really is a rather interesting battle now going on between Marvel and DC with the two bringing plenty of their comic book characters to the screen over the years, with plenty more heading our way in the coming years. What is interesting about this battle, is the fact that they are both taking a different path, especially when it comes to the relationship between their big screen movies and their small screen projects.
It is fair to say that Marvel have been dominating when it comes to their cinematic universe and they are now beginning to develop a number of small screen projects too. What Marvel has decided to do with their small screen series, is to interlink them with the big screen projects, making them all a part of the same universe, leaving the door open to possible cameo appearances from some of the big screen characters in the smaller projects.
This has already happened over the past few years, with the likes of Jaimie Alexander appearing as Lady Sif in the Thor movies, while also making a cameo appearance in Agents of SHIELD. There is also Clark Gregg who has played Agent Coulson on both the big screen and the small screen, while Hayley Atwell plays Agent Carter in the movies and television projects. Marvel are now bringing us a number of Netflix series, which will also interlink with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As for DC and Warner Bros., they have decided to do things a little different and have decided to keep their big screen projects separate from their small screen series. While this prevents any cameo appearances from any of the big screen characters in the smaller projects, it does allow for them to have two different versions of the same characters, which is exactly what they are doing with the Suicide Squad movie.
We have already seen the Suicide Squad appearing in the hit The CW television series Arrow, while the characters have now been recast for the Suicide Squad movie. Meanwhile, we have The Flash with his own television series, while a different actor will play the character on the big screen. We could even see a small screen version of the Justice League coming together in the future.
So, with all that said, who is actually doing things the right way? Are Marvel right to interlink their big screen and small screen projects or are DC right to have two separate universes? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.