Since Man of Steel, many have wondered if the DC Comics movie universe would all be similar in their tone, I.E. dark and gritty. This was compounded when Batman V Superman showed the grisly battle between the titular heroes and the heavy themes that surrounded them.
But, it would appear that at least the Justice League movie won’t be as dark as the previous two films. As writer for Justice League Chris Terrio notes to the Wall Street Journal:
“Batman v Superman is a bit of an Empire Strikes Back or Two Towers or any similar middle film in a trilogy,” Terrio tells the Wall Street Journal. “The middle film tends to be the darkest one. I do think from Man of Steel through Justice League, it is one saga really.
“I expect Justice League will be tonally not quite as dark as Batman v Superman. From that point of view, I felt compelled to go back and try to lift us and myself into a different tonal place because I think when you write a darker film, sometimes you want to redeem it all a bit.”
It remains to be seen how the other DC Comics films will relate to these statements. Batman V Superman arrives March 25th.