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On The Table Read, the “Best Entertainment Celebrity Magazine in the UK“, share their research into what is exciting audiences more in 2022 in a Marvel Vs DC clash.

The rivalry between the Marvel and DC universes always ignites fierce debate between fans. This is especially true at the moment with this year’s busy calendar of superhero blockbuster releases, such as Marvel’s Morbius on 1st April 2022.

Marvel Vs DC

And, with DC’s The Batman being such a hit with its recent release on 4th March 2022, the battle for the ultimate fan-favourite continues. To try and solve this debate, sought to discover which releases we are most excited for in 2022, and can exclusively reveal all! were able to determine this by using average search interest data on Google Trends over the last 12 months for all Marvel and DC productions to be released in 2022. Then translated into the excitement scale*.

Marvel Vs DC Movies 2022

RankMovieProduction CompanyExcitement Scale (How many times higher than the average movie’s Google Trends score)
1Thor: Love and ThunderMarvel2.65
2The FlashDC1.37
3Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverMarvel1.30
4Black AdamDC0.83
5Aquaman 2DC0.76
7The BatmanDC0.64
8Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessMarvel0.41
9DC Super PetsDC0.32

Marvel Vs DC TV Shows 2022

RankTV SeriesProduction CompanyExcitement Scale (How many times higher than the average series’ Google Trends score)
1DC’s Legends of TomorrowDC2.15
2The FlashDC2.06
6Doom PatrolDC1.24
7Ms MarvelMarvel1.21
8Harley QuinnDC1.15
9Superman and LoisDC1.05

This year, four Marvel movies and five DC movies are scheduled to be released. On the excitement scale people are more excited for Marvel movies than DC movies, with two out of the three movies that are above average being from the Marvel franchise. 

Top 2022 Movie: Marvel’s Thor: Love & Thunder

Taking the lead as the top movie people are most excited for is Thor: Love and Thunder (Marvel) with an excitement score of 2.65. In second place is The Flash (DC) with an excitement score of 1.37. In third place is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel) with an excitement score of 1.30.

Marvel VS DC 2022 on The Table Read
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This year, six Marvel and eleven DC TV series are running. On the excitement scale people are more excited for DC TV series than Marvel with eight out of nine series that are above the average being from DC. 

Top 2022 TV Series: DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow

The top TV series people are most excited for is DC’s Legends of Tomorrow with an excitement score of 2.15. Following in second is The Flash (DC) with a score of 2.06. Third is Batwoman (DC) with an excitement score of 1.60.

Overall Marvel wins the most exciting movie of 2022 accolade and DC wins the most exciting series of 2022 accolade. Making it still hard to separate the two, meaning the battle and debate over who is better continues but this research brings some clarity to each brand’s current strengths.


1. Experts at sought to discover which Marvel and DC releases people are most excited for in 2022.

2. To do this, a seed list of all the Marvel and DC productions in 2022 according to was collected. 

3. From this, in-house experts found a Google Trends average search interest over the past year for each of these productions.

4. *This average was then created into the ‘excitement scale’ by calculating how many times above or below the average Google Trends score for the 9 movies or 17 series each show was.

5. This resulted in a ranking of the movies and series people have been most excited for globally in 2022 and the ranking providing the context of comparison to the average Google Trends score.

6. Data is correct as of 22/02/22 and is subject to change.

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