Critics and fans buried Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad even though both were deemed box offices successes while Wonder Woman has soared to new heights for the DC Film Universe and this points to a shift in tone that is much need by the DCEU. This is something both Jon Berg and Geoff Johns have acknowledged. In a recent interview with Variety, they were asked about the lessons they’ve learned from those from their previous film.
“There are lessons from every movie,” Berg said. “You would be silly not to analyze how a movie was received — what went right and what went wrong on the making of a movie. On Suicide Squad, the movie did incredibly well commercially. It didn’t work narratively. You had some great casting and some great characterizations, but where the story fell down was on narrative, on plot. We could do better. Batman v. Superman was tonally dark. People didn’t respond to that.” It great that Warner Bros. knows what the fans now want.
Moving forward with other DC adaptions, Johns added: “Wonder Woman celebrated exactly who the character is, but looking at it, it’s not like we should change everything to be about hope and optimism. There’s nothing to change. That’s what these characters are.”
We now know that the plan is to change how these movies are handled and the new mandate from Warner Bros is to deliver movies that are closer in tone to Wonder Woman than Batman V. Superman. Up next is Justice League and a lot of people have mixed feeling on the trailer. We’ll have to wait and see how that one pans out in November, but we’re hoping DC doesn’t take any steps back.
Justice League opens in theaters November 17th, 2017.