If there’s one thing the DCEU isn’t afraid to do, it’s go dark. Man of Steel brought a very somber take on the origin of Superman, and Batman V Superman showed a dark conspiracy that almost the entire planet. While some appreciated this, many did not, and wanted “lighter” tales of the DC heroes. Fortunately for them, it appears as though Justice League will be just that. And Ben Affleck reaffirms that in an interview with Geek Magazine:
“Justice League is a big change tonally because you now have the personalities of all these different characters coming together, and it gives you a chance to infuse a lot of humor into the scenes.” Affleck said. “For Bruce, he’s having to open up and play well with others because he knows he needs them, so while he doesn’t lose sight of how serious the threat is, he’s humanized by the Flash’s earnestness, Diana’s warmth, even Aquaman’s needling.”
He did note though that the conflict and danger is very real, but it’s through the uniting of the team that the humor arises:
“The goal of the team is intense — they have to save the world, after all — but the humor that comes into it from all of these characters trying to work together, some of them with more experience, some with essentially none, results in a lot of laughter and playful banter that I believe audiences will really enjoy,”
Justice League arrives November 17th.