It's a bad sign for DC when even their own stars are turning against them. Waving the white flag in a meek surrender to the opposition. Laurence Fishburne this week admitted as much that Marvel has been getting the better of the superhero universe. A sobering moment for all in sundry.
Coming into the fold for Man of Steel to play Lois Lane's employer Perry White, Fishburne told the Los Angeles Times unprompted that the studio has been off the mark so far. On the media trail to promote John Wick: Chapter 2 alongside his co-star Keanu Reeves, the comments are sure to make a splash.
Justice League A Response To Marvel's Success: Fishburne
Quizzed as to whether he could make it for a short shoot on Justice League, Fishburne said he turned DC down on the basis of a scheduling conflict.
"They asked me to come for a day, but I couldn’t work it out, schedule-wise," he remarked. "And really, what do you need the newspaperman in Justice League for? You want to see The Flash. You want to see Aquaman. You want to see Wonder Woman. You want to see the Lantern."
As he continued, the 55-year old stated that the ensemble had to happen to a) satisfy the appetite of the comic book faithful and b) start to muscle in on the territory Marvel have dominated courtesy of The Avengers.
"We’ve been waiting 35 years for these (characters) to show up on the screen. What were they doing over there? Marvel has been kicking their ass. This is the comic book geek in me, who has a collection of comic books. I’ve been waiting to see these people on-screen forever!"
Martha Scene A Fan Favorite For Laurence - Really?
It was the moment that encapsulated the train wreck that was Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The moment when Bruce Wayne had Kal-El right where he wanted him. Eventually discovering that they both had a mother named 'Martha,' the caped crusader immediately transformed from a killing machine to best friends with his superhero companion.
For Fishburne, he sees this as one of the redeeming features of the title. An unusual pick to say the least. This was how he made sense of the backlash to the movie.
"Look, I love what Zack Snyder does," walked back the actor. "Jesse Eisenberg, this little nebbishy guy, as Lex Luthor? For me, that’s a genius move. And the whole thing with Martha Kent and Martha Wayne? I don’t know, man, I must be sentimental but that’s some heartwarming (stuff) to me. So I don’t get it."
Source: LA Times