This weekend, fans finally get to experience Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as well as meet all the members of the Justice League, from Batman all the way to Cyborg. The reviews are unrelenting (Rotten Tomatoes currently has it at 33 percent) and the reaction spans the spectrum of opinion. But one consistent complaint lodged by reviewers against the film, previewing tonight before opening tomorrow, is that it is just not fun and lacks comic relief.
Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill both responded to this wave of criticism today. Now producers Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder reassured in an interview with IGN that Justice League – Part 1, the sequel gearing up for a production start in April, will be a “standalone” film with a “lighter” tone than the Dawn of Justice.
“Roven: Just like Batman v Superman, you didn’t have to see Man of Steel to enjoy the movie because it’s a standalone thing. J.L. will have references to Batman v Superman and that story will feel in certain kinds of ways connected to it.
Snyder: Justice League is, you know, a little bit lighter because some of these characters, you have the Flash who tends to be a bit more comedic.”
Her husband doubled-down on the Flash comic relief bit,
“One of the things that lightens is is having a character like Flash who are more optimistic. This movie in particular is two characters who are at a crisis of conscience, which sort of draws them together.”
So there you have it. Ezra Miller’s Flash is apparently so overwhelmingly hilarious he will cure the entire D.C. universe of its grimdark addiction. No, pressure, Ezra.