'Wonder Woman' Will be More Optimistic than 'Batman v Superman,' Promises Producer and Director
Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad have set a strange bar for the DCEU, which has seen big money come its way but has been critically slammed. One particular gripe toward the films seems to be the joylessness behind them, something Wonder Woman will rectify, says the producer.
“‘Wonder Woman’ is very different in tone and style than ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Suicide Squad,'” said Deborah Snyder, a producer on all of the films. “We pick directors who have their own points of view, so that each of our films will have their own personality.”
“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.”
Wonder Woman's director Patty Jenkins says that she took inspiration from 1978's Superman. “‘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.”
There's a lot here to make detractors prepared to give the DCEU one more go, and for those that feel the need for a sprinkle of happiness in these dark films, there's a lot to be excited about.
For everybody else, it's pretty great first and foremost that Wonder Woman is getting her own film.