Jaimie Alexander has thrown her opinion into the never-ending Marvel vs. DC debate. Unsurprisingly, the actress, who plays Lady Sif in the “Thor” films and “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” is a Marvel girl. But she says it isn’t just because they employ her. She believes the two comic book companies build their characters differently.
“The thing I really enjoy about Marvel is that they start with a character first and all the explosions and costumes, the glitz and glam, are secondary to who the actual character is deep down,” Alexander explained to Variety. “That’s something I haven’t really been able to find with DC Comics. I know that’s a bold statement, but it’s been my experience.”
Alexander says that she held this belief even before she appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The actress, who currently stars in NBC’s “Blindspot,” grew up reading comics and graphic novels. “I’m a huge comic book fan, and I’ve read a lot from all different comic book outlets,” she added. “I enjoy Marvel, and I’m not just saying that because I’m in the ‘Thor’ films. I gravitate towards the Marvel characters.”
However, she did admit that she has a soft spot for one DC hero. “Of course, growing up I really loved Linda Carter as Wonder Woman; there will never be a better Wonder Woman.” It doesn't sound like Alexander will be lining up to see the 2017 film starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian warrior.
This isn’t the first time that superhero movie actors or filmmakers have made jabs at the opposing comic book company. In September, “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” director Zack Snyder threw some shade at the MCU. “I feel like Batman and Superman are transcendent of superhero movies in a way, because they’re Batman and Superman,” he told the Daily Beast. “They’re not just, like, the flavor of the week ‘Ant-Man’ — not to be mean, but whatever it is. What is the next ‘Blank-Man’?”
Sebastian Stan, who plays Bucky in the “Captain America” films, fired back just a few days later. “I mean, the Russos [Joe and Anthony Russo, 'Captain America: Civil War' directors] are coming in and taking something people are used to and they’re shaping it up and changing it in a very different way,” he told Collider. “They’re not trying to mimic a better Christopher Nolan movie or something like that.”
Only time will tell if a DC actor decides to rebuke Alexander’s claims.