Justice League producer says the superhero movie won't be as dark as Batman v Superman

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Mar 24, 2016

One of the major criticisms laid at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s feet is that director Zack Snyder’s superhero movie is much too dark and not a whole lotta fun, as in there’s not enough humor in it.

Since the movie is following in the footsteps of Man of Steel (it’s a sequel, after all) -- which was pretty dark in and of itself -- it shouldn't come as a surprise that Batman v Superman would be similar in tone and style. Heck, it’s a Zack Snyder movie, after all.

But what about Justice League Part One, which is set to enter production next month? Will it be more of the same? Or will we get something slightly different?

Well, it looks like the upcoming comic-book movie that sees Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and his lady love Mera (Amber Heard) join together against a still-secret Big Bad will be much lighter in tone thanks to a certain Scarlet Speedster.

That’s what producer Deborah Snyder and director Zack Snyder told IGN in a video interview. 

Justice League is a little bit lighter because some of these characters, you have Flash, tend to be a little more comedic, I'd say,” said Deborah Snyder, with director Zack Snyder adding, “One of the things that lightens it is having The Flash or having characters that are more optimistic. This movie is in particular is two characters who are in a crisis of conscience which sort of draws them together.” 


I'm intrigued about what Zack Snyder said about the movie's bad guy. He teased: “There’s a large threat...we definitely have a big and scary threat in store, so that also is fun.” Could the Justice League's villain be the oft-rumored Darkseid? I'd totally dig that.

What do you guys think? Does this mean that the Fastest Man Alive will be used as comic relief for Warner Bros.' Justice League movie? Will Ezra Miller have to show off his comedic chops? Are you looking forward to the Justice League banding together?

The Justice League Part One is slated to open on Nov. 17, 2017.

(via Comic Book Movie)

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