Is DC Dominating Marvel This Year?

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2016 could be the beginning of Marvel's defeat with DC.

Variety's Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) tracking, which sees film engagement via social media, has revealed that DC's Suicide Squad and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice are way ahead of their comic book counterparts.

The tracking said:

Among the slew of comic book films set for release in 2016, including new "Captain America" and "X-Men" adaptations, early social and digital tracking places "Suicide Squad" and "Batman v Superman" 500% stronger than competitors based on standing at the same point pre-release.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has remained on top of the industry since it debuted its first film, Iron Man, in 2008, so the DAR conclusion is quite surprising considering DC is still about to debut its first movie, Batman V Superman in March.

However, there could be a reason why the DAR list has turned up low popularity for Marvel. The first on the list is Suicide Squad, while Dawn of Justice is number four. Meanwhile, Marvel's Deadpool is only third and Captain America: Civil War isn't even on the list. It's possible that the DAR metrics could be as much bad as it is good for DC. The metrics measured engagement from the public, and there had been no indication that what people are saying about the upcoming films are positive.

I'm a bit skeptical about this claim since Marvel has set the bar for comic book films time and again. I don't think they'll be leaving top position anytime soon.

Do you think people are more interested in DC movies now?