Would Be A Nice Change…

Posted: 09/09/2016 in Uncategorized

Geoff Johns Says Tone of Future DC Films Will Be “Hopeful and Optimistic”

News John Saavedra

9/8/2016 at 4:49PM

DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns says that his plan for future DC films is to lighten up the mood a bit.

It’s no secret that the first three DC Extended Universe films have struggled with tone.Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice were overbearingly grim, while Suicide Squad wasn’t sure if it wanted to be a comedy or something darker. DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns, one of the men in charge of leading future DC Films projects, plans to fix the problem by making the upcoming films a little bit more optimistic and hopeful.

“[I]n 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,” Johns told The Wall Street Journal. “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.”

The Batman he’s talking about is definitely not the fascist we saw on screen back in March. Johns is working with Ben Affleck on the standalone Batman film, and hopefully he’s injected some of that optimism into the script.

Along with WB executive Jon Berg, Johns is hoping to introduce the more optimistic DC Extended Universe in Zack Snyder’s 2017 Justice League movie. They also said that the movie will address Batman’s extremely violent actions in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. I personally can’t wait to hear why Bruce decided to go rogue and start branding and murdering criminals.

We should start seeing this change in tone as soon as next year’s Wonder Womanfilm, though. Johns, along with Allan Heinberg, wrote the script for that film, as well.

“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,” Johns said.

Wonder Woman is out on June 2, 2017. Justice League hits theaters on Nov. 17, 2017.

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