It’s pretty safe to say at this point that Warner Bros./ DC are kind of having a rough start with their shared universe. Three movies in, and they’ve been some of the most divisive Superhero films to date. That’s not exactly something you want to be known for, especially when trying to get fans to really enjoy the projects you’re trying to put out there. That’s not to say people aren’t enjoying their movies, but there seems to be something missing each time. Luckily, they seem to have come up with a remedy for that.
Geoff Johns, the current Studio head, recently had an interview WSJ, in which he spoke about the misconception from fans about the tone of the DCEU, and also about the changes they plan to implement with Justice League, which will be the culmination of all the films WB has released up until now:
“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…
We’re trying to take a really hard look at everything to make sure we stay true to the characters and tell stories that celebrate them”
He later goes on to state that he’s realized that Man of Steel and Batman V Superman director Zack Snyder has had a handful of “controversial flourishes” in the past films he’s worked on, and he’s confirmed that there will be less of those in Justice League.
We all just want to see the heroes from DC Comics get proper representation in their films, and with the changes Johns spoke of, it looks like we may be getting them with the next films. Fingers crossed.
Justice League Part One is scheduled to release on November 17th, 2017.