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Joss Whedon: 'DC characters are harder to translate'

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Joss Whedon has said that DC Comics characters are harder to translate for the screen.

The Avengers writer/director revealed that he hopes Warner Bros can execute its own shared movie universe, which he would not consider a threat to his work for Marvel Studios.

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"If they actually crack the code which has not been done in terms of creating a shared sensibilities where all the movies are interesting and come together, I'm going to be thrilled," he told Deadline.

"I have no fear that we're going to be stepping on each others' turf.

"It's not easy. It's not a simple trick. The Marvel properties with the exception of Batman who has often been described as the Marvel character in the DC universe are much easier to translate to a modern audience. Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern are so far above us and their powers are amorphous and that makes it ten times harder.

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"Even when you're doing a fight, it's harder to write a fight for Thor than it is for Captain America because he's that much stronger.

"I loved what I was doing on Wonder Woman. Clearly I was an excited party of one. I wrote the movie, I felt good about the characters, the structure needed work, I did another outline, they read it and were done. There wasn't even a phone call."

Whedon also praised Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.

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