Marvel vs DC: Will ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Reign Supreme or Can ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ Steal the Show as 2024’s Highest Grossing Movie?

Published 07/08/2024, 2:47 AM EDT

This cinematic year is dominated by superheroes, with Marvel and DC poised to unleash their most anticipated blockbusters. DC, confident in its new identity under James Gunn, promises a bold new direction, while Marvel aims to introduce a new era of storytelling. Both studios are united in their strategic choices, using these high-stakes films to segue into an exciting new chapter in their cinematic universes.

While Marvel has put its trust in Deadpool & Wolverine, DC plans to make a big splash with Joker: Folie à Deux. But with such strong players on board, the question remains as to who will take the crown in 2024.

Can Joker: Folie à Deux beat Deadpool & Wolverine on the marketing front?


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While the ultimate question is which one from Deadpool & Wolverine and Joker: Folie à Deux will emerge as the winner, the initial battle undoubtedly takes place on the marketing front. The past year serves as a testimonial to just how much of an impact marketing has on the box office success of a movie. And while Joker: Folie à Deux is nowhere to be seen on this front as of now, Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, and Shawn Levy are quite literally painting the town red and yellow.

Even before the confirmation announcement of Hugh Jackman making a comeback, Reynolds and Jackman's love-hate relationship already had audiences in a chokehold. As the movie delved deeper into production, the duo reveled in the magic of their mutant-claw relationship. Moreover, the Deadpool & Wolverine team is currently on the road, capturing the attention of everyone from South Korea to India as they give fans a taste of their own multiverse through dynamic interviews. In stark contrast, Joker: Folie à Deux is giving its fans the silent treatment.

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The marketing battle, though pivotal, does not determine the ultimate victor. After all, can it truly be considered a clash of superhero titans without the buzz of colossal celebrity cameos enhancing the spectacle?

Deadpool, Wolverine, Joker, and an army of anonymous celebrties

A recurrent theme throughout superhero movies seems to be its indulgence in celebrity cameos. Things do not strike that one chord unless it is not your favorite actor donning his comic-accurate suit. And Marvel's first R-rated movie seems to have made a note of this as the buzz surrounding who, from Taylor Swift and Blake Lively to Brad Pitt, is going to be in the movie, roars at an all-time high. On the other hand, Joker: Folie à Deux seemed to have taken notice of only one-half of the 'celebrity cameo' success rule.

While Deadpool & Wolverine has made fans question the involvement of almost every celebrity under the sun in the movie, Joker: Folie à Deux seems to be overly confident of Lady Gaga's involvement in it. Although a tad bit risky, there is no reason for the latter to not revel in the pop star's presence, as even a single picture of her in Harley Quinn avatar has left a drastic impact on the Internet.

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Between Joker and Deadpool's return to the big screens, their past imprints loom larger than the current marketing strategies and celebrity cameos. Not only will the box office results declare which of these two movies will take the crown in 2024, but they will also decide which franchise has had a greater impact through the decades.

Deadpool vs Joker: A battle of franchises


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The winner of the 2024 superhero cinematic battle will not only decide the fate of the two studio giants but also prove which franchise among Deadpool and Joker has had a greater impact on the audience. From this side of the stadium, the battle between Deadpool & Wolverine and Joker: Folie à Deux, seems especially tricky as both the characters have made appearances on various screens since several decades ago. However, Deadpool came out in 2016 and Joker came out in 2019.

The disparity between release dates is not the only one as the first Joker movie made a $300 Million splash at the box office, many feet ahead of Deadpool 2. While preceding box office collections do not guarantee that the succeeding ones will follow the path as cinema is no tradition, in the case of Deadpool & Wolverine vs Joker: Folie à Deux, it does prove that it is going to be no easy battle.


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Who do you think between Deadpool & Wolverine and Joker: Folie à Deux, will take home the crown in 2024? Let us know in the comments below.



Aliza Siddiqui

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Meet Aliza Siddiqui, a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. Her love affair with Hollywood began with Anne Hathaway and The Princess Diaries, but it was the thrilling climax of Don’t Look Up that cemented her infatuation with the industry and its filmmaking. Aliza's journey into entertainment reporting began with her time at Otakukart, where she wrote over a thousand articles.

Edited By: Itti Mahajan