20 Jun 2017 4:33 PM +00:00 UTC

DC Higher-Ups Explain What They Learned From Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad

It's no mystery that the DC Cinematic Universe didn't kick-off like initially planned, with Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad being critical bombs. DC higher-ups Geoff Johns and Jon Berg have opened up about what they learned from the films, and how they will be approaching future DCEU movies from this point.

In an interview with Variety, Berg admits:

"There are lessons from every movie. You would be silly not to analyze how a movie was received—what went right and what went wrong on the making of a movie.


"On Suicide Squad the movie did incredibly well commercially. It didn't work narratively. You had some great casting and some great characterizations, but where the story fell down was on narrative, on plot. We could do better. Batman v Superman was tonally dark. People didn't respond to that."

With the success of Wonder Woman, however, people are wondering whether the DCEU will focus more on DC heroes being more bright and positive. That's simply not the case, however. Geoff Johns explains:

"Wonder Woman celebrated exactly who the character is, but looking at it, it's not like we should change everything to be about hope and optimism. There's nothing to change. That's what these characters are."

I have to agree that DC has actually done a swell job when it comes to the casting and characterizations of their main players. Sure Batman does kind of kill people, but Ben Affleck's iteration is the closest we have to the Batman in the comics. Cavill's Superman is also quite good; I don't really have an issue with this "gloomy" Superman. He's just a man for cyring out loud—let him have realistic emotions.

With this in mind, hopefully Justice League will be the homerun that Wonder Woman has become today. DC has finally started picking up the pace, and the last thing we really need is a another box office dud.

Justice League comes out Nov. 17.

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