The battle between Marvel and DC has been going for decades and we don't expect it to go away anytime soon. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi recently fanned the flames a bit, but only in fun. He apparently saw something in one of the Justice League posters that the rest of us had not. He seems to think that the new DC movie is subliminally advertising for his own Marvel movie. Be warned, once seen, you probably won't be able to look at this poster again without seeing it.
To be clear, it seems that Taika Waitit views the apparent name drop of Thor in the Justice League poster a sort of subliminal shoutout from DC to Marvel. It's meant to support the director's new film, and Waititi posting it here is really just him acknowledging the kind words. He does, after all, seemingly support the idea of a crossover, which, while being just short of impossible, would surely get every superhero fan in the world incredibly excited. We'd love to see Thor crossover with any single member of the Justice League, never see the two superhero teams together.
Luckily, it seems that the director's joke was taken in the good fun it was meant, most of the Twitter responses have been supportive, with many voicing their love for both Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League.
Of course, once Taika Waititi saw a message hidden within the Justice League poster, it was only a matter of time before people went looking for others. And of course, they found them. Although, while the inclusion of Thor's name seems to have been a happy accident, we're not so sure some of the other words people are finding are quite as obvious.
One wonders if we can find any "subliminal" DC references in the poster for Thor: Ragnarok. If people go after with the same fervor they almost certainly can. It's great to see fans that enjoy both franchises having fun with them. It's a welcome change to what seems to be the status quo, where fans are expected to pick one side or the other. All comic book movies are for everybody. Except apparently Justice League, which appears to have been made exclusively for Taika Waititi.
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