Actor and director Andy Serkis, who has worked on Marvel and DC film properties, has an opinion on which of the two companies he prefers.
While promoting The BatmanAndy Serkis was asked which comics company he prefers: Marvel or DC.
Serkis has appeared in both the DC Extended Universe when playing the role of Alfred Pennyworth in The Batman and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when portraying Ulysses Klaue in Avengers: Age of Ultron spirit Black Panther. Last year, Serkis also directed Venom: Let There Be Carnage for Marvel. While guesting on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Serkis was asked about which of the Big Two he prefers. “I’m just thinking who’s going to employ me the most after this moment,” he answered. “I love both worlds because I love the brightness and the boldness of Marvel stories. They’re all mythologies. And I do like the darkness of DC… For our generation, which is why they’re so important as they touch on real human emotions, on world events, on what’s going on around us. They are great allegories for our times. ”
Colbert also asked Serkis about playing Alfred and how his iteration of Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler varies from others. “Matt Reeves, who wrote and directed it, wanted to create an emotional relationship, a very deeply emotional one,” Serkis explained. “They’re not kind of on song, as they normally are – Alfred and Batman sort of going out and facing the foe together. We wanted to create tension in the relationship … Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne is very vulnerable, and he’s on a bit of a self-destructive mission and he’s pushing at Alfred … and Alfred just feels like he can not connect with him. He’ll never fill the void of being a father figure for him. So it’s shifting sands, their relationship. “
Serkis’ upcoming projects include Eternus, a comic book miniseries he created alongside Andrew Levitas, and doing voice work for a character in the upcoming video game Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters. He has also discussed the possibility of directing the third movie in the Venom trilogy, saying, “I’m not sure I can answer all of that, but I can tell you that I had such a great time making [Let There Be Carnage] that … if it works out that way and there is another one, of course! It’d be amazing to work on another one. “
The Batman has so far received positive reviews from fans and critics alike, who praised its cast, story and action. The film made $ 21.6 million at the box office off of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night shows. Warner Bros. is currently planning multiple Batman spinoffs, including ones focused on Colin Farrell’s Penguin and Arkham Asylum.
The Batman is currently playing in theaters.
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