The debate of DC vs. Marvel has persisted for decades; long before the modern prominence of superhero movies. That being said, the growing acceptance of interconnected superhero universes on the silver screen has kicked the argument into high gear. As the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe continue to expand (and don convenient acronyms like MCU and DCEU) many have begun to subscribe to the opinion that Marvel's head start and overall better critical performance means that they're winning this fight.

However, we don't think that the answer is quite so cut and dry. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of seven ways DC has actually begun to beat Marvel. The debate continues to rage, but these specific points could lead to a major shift in the war within the near future. Take a look at our list and let us know what you think in the comments section below. Now let's get started with one of Marvel's favorite storytelling tropes that DC has very smartly eschewed...

They Aren't Focusing On Origin Stories

"So you're fast." "I was brought to life by Zeus." "I hear you can talk to fish." While Marvel's origin stories tend to take up half of an entire movie, DC seems to have decided to charge headfirst in the opposite direction by distilling its Justice League heroes' origins down into easily digestible bits. Sure, we see the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne in Dawn of Justice, but it's not given more screen time than it needs. Obviously DC hasn't decided to forgo the idea of origin stories altogether, but they seem to have caught on to the idea that audiences have grown tired of seeing the same storytelling device used over and over again. Bring us up to speed as quickly as possible and let us watch the hero act like a hero; that's what we're really here for.

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