The DC Extended Universe started with the release of Man of Steel in 2013. With Zack Snyder being its godfather, it may have been successful in pleasing the hardcore DC fans, but the critics and the movie buffs from around the world have criticized most parts of it. Although a financial success, DCEU so far cannot be said a critic success except for Wonder Woman.
After the DARK Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman Warner Bros. tried to take a fun approach in Suicide Squad in their own way (more cuts, dark moments, silly jokes etc.) but it all failed horribly. Many fans who enjoyed Man of Steel and Batman v Superman just couldn’t digest the idiocity of this movie.
But this year the Studio came out strong with Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman which was also written by Zack Snyder along with Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs. The film has not only outgrossed many popular superhero films such as Civil War (as of now) but also managed to get a thumbs-up from the critics all over the world.
After the success of Wonder Woman, many fan theories and explanations have started to surface on Facebook and Reddit, where fans claim that the only reason why Wonder Woman was such a success was that it took the Marvel approach.
The users justify their argument by taking instances from the films such as early fight sequence, humorous moments etc. While the DC fans still try to convince them that this is how Zack planned the future of DCEU (which some of the interviews does justify), the arguments can not be considered completely trash.
But the recent announcements from the studios may have given the appropriate support to these theories it needed. It was announced that a new line of DC films has been planned to start with Joker’s origin movie, which will not be a part of the DC Extended Universe.
Now to conclude from the present situation and circumstances, WB may want to take the similar humorous and light approach for the DC extended universe to please all the fans of the superhero/comic films genre while it can continue with dark tone films with the new DC movie lines for the fans who loved the dark tone of the films.
This fact also explains why Joss Wheadon was called by the studio to take Zack’s place. Many people claim that it was Zack’s choice to discontinue and he chose Wheadon for the project there are many theories with sources that states otherwise.
Many people who claim that they have seen the Justice League testing footages so far have given a variety of plots for the films (considering most of them are fake) but all of them had a thing in common- the tone of the film. Considering that just one of them is saying the truth-all of them has stated that not only the film is lighter than the previous films, it may also disappoint the fans who loved Batman v Superman or Man of Steel.
What do you think of this? Do you think Wonder Woman took the Marvel approach? And will it be beneficial for WB to carry on like this for the future projects?
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