When it comes to Star Wars vs Marvel, it’s like opening Pandora’s Box. Hell will break loose, but this debate will never end…well, peacefully. And whoever dares to open the gate to the battle of which is better among the two enormous franchises is totally bad, right?
Thanks! We’re claiming the spot. Shall we begin the battle?
The difference between both movie franchises lies in how these franchises delved into their marketing methods. First and foremost, Star Wars is the original movie franchise, whereas Marvel Comics story has inspired the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Simply put, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is still a baby at just ten years old compared to the more than four decades old Star Wars franchise. However, the MCU had already produced twice as many superhero movies as Star Wars.
If we included the 11 different TV series airing on Netflix, ABC, Fox, and FX of the MCU, it could be considered a multimedia hydra, now outweighing the SW canon.
They also differ from each other when it comes to their story and characters. Marvel Studios characters are based in the Cinematic Universe, while the Lucasfilm characters are based only in canon like The Return of the Jedi and Revenge of the Sith.
Here’s a strong statement to claim, “Star Wars has shaped cinema.” And every geek knows this fact. Lucasfilm elevated science fiction from the realm of drive-in camp to a mainstream art form in movies.
Even though the MCU had produced a plethora of movie series adaptations like the Thor: The Dark World, even surpassing the SW movies, we still think it’s more fitting to sing praises to the original movies.
Star Wars movies were so prevalent that shortly after launching the first sequel trilogy, it paved the way for The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, and the Indiana Jones movie series.
We all know how the original Star Wars trilogy movies changed how stories are told. Star Wars movies shaped the mainstream cultural landscape. Without Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) story wouldn’t even exist.
So, in this category, Star Wars gets its first point.