For most DC fans, there was an odd sense of déjà vu as they watched the climactic finale of WandaVision this past week. As the two Visions fought through Westview, many couldn’t help but notice how similar the fight sequences were to Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and Batman v Superman. Now, a clip from YouTuber Film Gob, titled WandaVision Copying Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, points out just how much similarities there are.
When Man of Steel released back in 2013, there were many fans from the opposite camp that found Zack Snyder’s vision for Superman too dark and too gritty. And over the years that same attitude has been the basis of many online attacks against the DCEU and its creators.
While some might not be a fan of the way the Kryptonian is depicted in the franchise, it’s hard to deny that the action sequences are gripping and set a new standard for superhero fight scenes.
If that isn’t true, then why are we seeing so much of that influence in upcoming films?
Looking at the above footage of Man of Steel and WandaVision together, it’s hard to deny that director Matt Shakman and showrunner Jac Schaeffer weren’t inspired by Zack Snyder’s DCEU films.
You see it, right?
The double standard
At this point, most fans have committed to where they stand in the Marvel versus DC rivalry. While directors like James Gunn have been open about how ridiculous it is to choose sides, fans continue to do so.
So, it’s no surprise that there is already a large crowd of Marvel fans that are ready to point out that the above is just coincidental.
Except, it’s not. And that’s okay too.
Why can’t both parties learn from each other? Why is it so crazy to think that Man of Steel influenced WandaVision? And why wouldn’t it be okay if it did?
Regardless of whether you believe the above sequences were copied or not, fans on both sides need to realise that it’s okay to like both the dark and the gritty or the happier more fun superheroes.