If Marvel is the king of the comic book movie, DC is the prince in waiting. There is absolutely no doubt that no other comic book companies can rival them on the big screen – much like the situation with the comic books themselves.
Unfortunately – unlike in the world of comic books – the movies are very unlikely to ever crossover. Hell, Marvel have enough trouble getting the rights to their own characters (what with the likes of Fox, Sony and Universal owning or having owned the rights to certain Marvel properties over the years).
With that in mind, the idea of ever seeing official live action fights between DC and Marvel characters is slim to zero, so it’s fun to imagine it happening.
In this article, we’ll create ten fantasy bouts between DC and Marvel movie characters (and predict the winner of each bout – which you may or may not agree with) and ask you to suggest some of your own. Here are ten DC Vs Marvel movie character battles we’d love to see (note that the author will consider Vertigo and Wildstorm properties to be a part of DC).
Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) Vs Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)
Given that they are arguably the two hottest female characters in comic book movie history, seeing Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow going head-to-head would be a comic book movie fanboy’s wet dream!
Catwoman’s acrobatics and minor superhuman attributes would ensure the agile and skilled Black Widow was given an extremely tough fight.
The battle would be a tantalising mesh of black leather and would be a sight to behold, but we can’t help thinking that Black Widow’s standard weaponry (guns and taser-type energy weapons) would tilt the bout in her favour come the end – even considering the apparent nine lives possessed by Catwoman.