Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman rips Batman vs. Superman


Robert Kirkman is a fanboy, and while he’s in charge of one of the most popular fanboy shows on television, he’s not so confident other franchise is going to be so lucky. 

Batman vs. Superman is going to befitting theaters in March 2016, but right now the plan that DC and Warner Bros has to roll out a shared universe in the style of Marvel is getting hit with criticism. The main reason is that it’s an obvious ripoff of Marvel — and people in high places are noticing.

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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, The Walking Dead Robert Kirkman pretty much slammed the idea of DC trying to take on Marvel by basically claiming that it’s a ripoff idea.

"I think [DC] announcing you’re going to do a Justice League movie after a Superman movie, that was neat and had some awesome things in it, but it wasn’t like amazing or groundbreaking – I shouldn’t have said that. It was an awesome movie, I like it. [The plan] just seems derivative, so it puts them in a backseat position to Marvel."

This isn’t just anyone pointing this out. Robert Kirkman, thanks to his role in running The Walking Dead, is a powerful fanboy voice in the community. By slamming Batman vs. Superman, Kirkman is sending a powerful wave of doubt through the fanboy world and that’s huge.

Kirkman isn’t the only one to have noticed this, and the fact that he’s a person in a prominent fanboy position who is pointing this out is a big deal. Marvel paved the path for all film franchises to put together a shared universe but DC ripping them off is pretty hilarious because it’s so painfully obvious what they’re doing.

If it doesn’t work, DC and Warner Bros are going to be jokes, but if it can end up working out then this is going to be nothing but an afterthought.

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