According to Variety, the internet is 500% more excited for Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad than any other comic book movie this year. Scroll down for all the details.
A new blow has been struck in the war between DC and Marvel, and it’s the former that has come out on top. That’s right, if social media buzz is anything to go by, 2016 is looking like one hell of a year for Warner Bros.
Variety have been tracking the progress of the DC Extended Universe and Marvel build up across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and Wikipedia and put the likes of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad a massive 500% ahead of their superhero rivals at the same point pre-release.
However, if you’re not interested in silly squabbles among comic book fans and enjoy all superhero movies equally (like me) you should be licking your lips at the line-up for 2016. In addition to Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, we’re also getting four other comic book movies – and might I add that they all look pretty sweet?
Fox is first out the gate with the R-rated Deadpool next week, which will be followed by X-Men: Apocalypse in May. Meanwhile, the guys over at Marvel Studios will be kicking off Phase Three of their Avengers universe with the upcoming Captain America: Civil War (which has been testing better than any of their other offerings according to the first initial screenings), as well introducing Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange in November.
To see exactly how these results have been calculated, you can visit Variety for the complete breakdown of the methodology behind the rankings.
The stats have spoken, but where do you lie in the epic battle for supremacy between these superhero heavyweights? Which movie are you looking forward to the most this year? Sound off in the comments section below.