Less grim and darker DC movies, including the upcoming Justice League movie, are expected in the coming years.
DC and Warner Bros will be making adjustments on how they will tell the stories of their superheroes in the coming DC Extended Universe films. The changes follow the disappointing reviews the last two DC movies have received from both critics and fans. Both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad earned millions in the box office. The studios, however, were also taken aback by the critical comments to the films.
Director Zack Snyder earlier admitted that fans’ negative comments about Batman v Superman have a huge impact on the Justice League movie.
Now, DC and Warner Bros are promising much lighter, probably more smiling superheroes, in the upcoming DCEU movies. DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns revealed much lighter and more optimistic films. As proof, Johns rewrote the Wonder Woman script with director Patty Jenkins. The plan to make Justice League movie a two-part story has been abandoned. Instead, the sequel in 2019 will be a stand-alone flick.
“Mistakenly in the past I think the studio has said, ‘Oh, DC films are gritty and dark and that’s what makes them different.’ That couldn’t be more wrong. It’s a hopeful and optimistic view of life. Even Batman has a glimmer of that in him. If he didn’t think he’d make tomorrow better, he’d stop,” he said.
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Johns added that there will be fewer Snyder “controversial flourishes” in the Justice League movie. This means viewers will not see much of Bruce Wayne’s nightmare in the film. In the JL movie, Johns noted that the Dark Knight won’t be like the superhero we’ve seen in his past films.
However, this does not mean Snyder will not be involved in any DCEU movies. The director will still helm the JL movie.