Without a doubt, the biggest brawl this summer isn’t happening on the big screen, but at the box office, where Marvel’s Thor will face off against DC’s Green Lantern to prove which heavyweight hero is the fanboy favorite.
The mighty God of Thunder swung his hammer into theaters today and has received generally favorable reviews so far (check our Thor review here). Still, the most recent trailers for Green Lantern suggest that Ryan Reynolds and company may turn in an epic piece of escapist cinema, not to mention one that isn’t bogged down by the overarching narrative of The Avengers.
Given that Green Lantern doesn’t hit theaters until June 17th, it’s impossible to know who will win the superhero showdown. But that hasn’t stopped YouTube favorite ItsJustSomeRandomGuy from weighing in on the debate with another entry in his popular “I’m a Marvel…and I’m a DC” series.
In the hilarious video, Green Lantern and Thor action figures trade verbal blows on a variety of issues, from Thor‘s Chris Hemsworth looking like a steroid-pumped version of Kurt Cobain to Green Lantern casting Gossip Girl Blake Lively to capture the “tween market.” Check out Thor vs. Green Lantern (the YouTube version) below.
As a comic book fan, I’m not particularly enamored with either Green Lantern or Thor. I like both characters, and have especially come to appreciate Green Lantern more since Geoff Johns resurrected the character in recent years, but when it comes to the movies, I’m really just hoping for a good popcorn flick.
That being said, if I had to pick sides, I’d have to throw my support behind Green Lantern, if only because it will allow Warner Bros. to continue pursuing additional films with some of my other favorite DC characters. We all know how Marvel’s movies are going to play out, thanks to the company’s strategic push toward The Avengers. DC’s future film slate is much more up in the air. Will we ever get a Justice League movie? Maybe not, but the success of films like Green Lantern could help make it more likely.
What do you think? Are you pro-Thor or pro-Green Lantern? More importantly, what do you think of the latest I’m a Marvel…and I’m a DC video?