When it comes to the current climate of comic book movies, it has been difficult for Warner Bros. to win over critics and audiences with their ongoing DC Extended Universe. Man of Steel was successful at the box office but did not reach the type of Dark Knight-level numbers that the studio had hoped. Come 2016, and now we have a two new entries in the DCEU with Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Unfortunately, both films received negative critical reviews and it has left many fans wondering whether or not we should remain optimistic about what’s to come.
For starters, after decades of anticipation we are finally getting a Wonder Woman movie next Summer. A few months later, we will see the Justice League unite and if the set visit reports were any indication, the ship is being steered into the right direction. But even with the light at the end of the tunnel, many fans were left in a panic after an article from an anonymous writer on Pajiba wrote an open letter to Warner Bros. Entertainment Chairman Kevin Tsujihara criticizing the state of the studio and even making a claim that Wonder Woman is in trouble.
In a recent article from The Wrap, Umberto Gonzalez explained to readers and comic book fans why we should not worry about the future of DC Films post-Batman v Superman/Suicide Squad. Gonzalez rebukes the intentions of that Pajiba article, mentioning the writer not bringing up newly-promoted DC Entertainment co-presidents Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. In a particular highlight, Gonzalez emphasized this significant piece of information that the Pajiba article lacked:
Here is the kicker: Geoff Johns was recruited by the filmmakers themselves to work on these movies, according to sources close to the studio, and didn’t pitch or assign himself to the projects.
Much like Kevin Feige with Marvel Studios, Geoff Johns will serve as an important story lead for the DC Extended Universe. Filmmakers Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), James Wan (Aquaman), and Ben Affleck (Batman) have asked Johns for his input on their respective films, and knowing he has a promising track record when it comes to his knowledge and pure adoration for these characters, I think it is safe to say that fans should be as excited as ever for the future.
Source: The Wrap