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The competition between DC and Marvel continues to be a hot topic of conversation in comments sections and forums all across the internet. A rising tide lifts all boats, so while the studios don't play into it, the directors of comic book films are occasionally dragged into the discussion. While fans of both franchises may love his work, for director Matthew Vaughn, he would prefer tackling a DC movie at the moment rather than take on a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since in the DC world, the expectations would be lower. As he explained:

I do love the world of DC, and I've been talking to them at the moment about a few things. It's more fun getting involved with franchises when they're on the down, because then it's easier to make a good film. So if I got involved with a few of the superhero movies out there that have been disappointing, it's going to be... if I do OK, it'll probably be better.

Given that Matthew Vaughn is rumored to be Warner Bros. top choice to direct Man of Steel 2, it's not too shocking to hear he loves the world of DC and would rather helm a film in that universe. He even admits that they are talking about working together. What is surprising is the honesty of his reasoning. In his mind, there is such a low bar to hurdle at DC makes it easier to create a relatively better film, whereas Marvel is riding high. If he were to direct a Marvel film, even if it's great, it could just disappear among all their other successes. When you rescue a franchise that's having problems, you become a hero to the studio and fans alike. This is why Patty Jenkins gets so much love for Wonder Woman. Regardless of what fans might like to think, the DC film universe is dealing with a lot of issues. While once the DCEu's entries were hit with mixed-to-negative reactions, now there's financial setback, too. If Man of Steel 2 is still on schedule for Warner Bros, and Matthew Vaughn gets the gig and knocks it out of a the park, he can write his own check.

Matthew Vaughn's comments to IGN also make me think that he sees it as more fun to get involved with a troubled franchise. It could be a bit of a challenge and something that he feels he could really excel at. Matthew Vaughn is no stranger to comic book fare, having directed both Kingsman films and Kick-Ass. He has also proved adept at more traditional superhero fare. When he semi-rebooted Fox's X-Men film universe with the well-received X-Men: First Class, he took a troubled franchise and returned it to its former glory. This man knows how to craft a great film and doesn't shy away from the more comic-booky aspects of these stories. WB and DC would be lucky to have such a filmmaker on board for Man of Steel 2.

For fans who want to see Matthew Vaughn bring his style into the MCU, this is hardly reason to think he'll never direct a Marvel film. As Joss Whedon has shown, skilled comic book film directors are in high demand. Perhaps one day he'll tackle the X-Men again, only this time in the MCU. Matthew Vaughn's latest film, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, is now available on home video. For all the latest in the high cost of low expectations, stay tuned to CinemaBlend.

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