Despite the successes of both Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad, crowds and critics didn’t always like the dark tone they showed off. With the next DC Comic film being Wonder Woman, many are wondering if the dark tone will continue.
Variety sought to figure out this, and talked to several people behind the scenes of the film to get the truth.
“‘Wonder Woman’ is very different in tone and style than ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Suicide Squad,’” said Deborah Snyder, who has been the producer on all of the DCEU films so far “We pick directors who have their own points of view, so that each of our films will have their own personality.”
Warner Bros. is apparently quite aware of the perception that has been cast upon them, and aims to prove it’s a false one:
“There’s a misconception that DC or [parent studio] Warner Bros. has made a conscious decision for all our movies to be darker or edgier,” said Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment and resident of Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “That’s not the case. Fans of the DC universe know that there are characters, like Batman, who are darker, but there are others like Wonder Woman, who are hopeful, optimistic leaders, and the tone of this film represents that.”
Director Patty Jenkins promises that the film will be more akin to the original Superman movies rather than BVS or Suicide Squad.
“‘Superman’ was all about you,” said Jenkins. “It was about you watching and realizing what it would feel like to have great powers and do great things. It was full of love and emotion.”
Wonder Woman releases June 2, 2017.