‘Justice League’: Henry Cavill Says DCEU Hasn’t Worked, Praises ‘Wonder Woman’ As First Step In New Direction

Williams Superman Score Justice League Elfman SoundtrackJustice League is less than three weeks away from hitting theaters and while audiences are eager to see the heroes of the DC Extended Universe unite to protect the world from Steppenwolf, there are a significant number of fans who are less than enthused about the film considering the quality of the previous DCEU entries. While not everyone agrees that the DCEU has misfired, actor Henry Cavill recently acknowledged to The Rake magazine that the original vision for the cinematic universe has not worked and praised Wonder Woman as the beginning of a new direction for the franchise.

Cavill discussed how the intention with the DCEU was to offer fans a different vision that has not worked for all audiences and expressed his excitement over Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, calling the blockbuster film “the first step in the right direction.”

Even if Marvel didn’t exist, we’d struggle. There was a style they [DC] were going for, an attempt to be different and look at things from a slightly different perspective, which hasn’t necessarily worked. Yes, it has made money but it has not been a critical success; it hasn’t given everyone that sensation which superheroes should give the viewer.

I think it is a wonderful time for the female hero. It is the perfect setting in social politics right now, we need it, we want that perspective, and Wonder Woman has struck at the ideal time and has become a phenomenal success, which is fantastic. Any success within the superhero universe, especially within the DC Universe, is wonderful, because I want to keep telling the Superman story; selfishly, that works for me.

I feel like now the right mistakes have been made and they haven’t been pandered [to], and we can start telling the stories in the way they need to be told. It is even better to come back from a mistake or stylistic error into the correct vein because it will make it seem that much stronger. Wonder Woman was the first step in the right direction.

Do you agree with Cavill’s comments or is offering a different style precisely why some fans love the DCEU? Anyone who knows me is aware of where I stand and to hear that the creative minds behind the DCEU have taken cues from the success of Wonder Woman is encouraging, to say the least.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.

Justice League will be released in theaters on November 17, 2017.

Source: The Rake Magazine (via @sliickslack)

5 Things That ‘Justice League’ Needs To Deliver On

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Justice League Need To DeliverOver the last few years, Warner Bros. and DC have surprised and entertained audiences with their big screen adaptations of their iconic heroes, starting with Man of Steel in 2013. They have set a path for these films, which has led to something big on the horizon. Justice League is set to hit theaters this November and it’s going to be massive. This is the culmination of all the DC Extended Universe films coming together for the first time and there is a lot riding on this project.

Justice League is going to be a thrilling event for sure and there are many things that need to be done right so that both comic fans and general audiences can equally enjoy and embrace this film. There are several things that Warner Bros. and DC have to deliver on when this film is released and it’s a perfect time to discuss which of these elements need to be shown the most.

Here are 5 things Justice League needs to deliver on. Click Next to get started!

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Canadian film lover, comic book geek, political junkie and board game enthusiast.

  • Yack

    So basically, what I got from it is if the critics loved the movies he wouldn’t be saying this.

    • 39steps

      No one loves those movies. They’re terrible. Even Superman thinks so.

      • Douglas Castilho

        You’re probably talking about the 2006 movie, right?

        • 39steps

          That was terrible as well! Good call by you.

      • Hamani Omarah

        If by those movies you mean superman 3 and 4 then you’re right.

        • 39steps

          Those too!

          • Hamani Omarah

            You mean only those.

          • Axxell

            Really…You’re gonna argue with the guy who acted in the movie telling you it didn’t work?

            Sigh…

          • Hamani Omarah

            Not arguing. And he didn’t say it didn’t work. He said they didn’t please everybody.

          • Axxell

            Even if Marvel didnt exist, wed struggle. There was a style they [DC] were going for, an attempt to be different and look at things from a slightly different perspective, which hasnt necessarily worked. Yes, it has made money but it has not been a critical success; it hasnt given everyone that sensation which superheroes should give the viewer.

            – Henry Cavill

          • Hamani Omarah

            Yeah from a critical sense, it didn’t work but from the audience perspective and financial perspective, it definitely worked. Don’t twist what he’s saying.

          • Axxell

            He didn’t say anything about “critics”; you’re the one putting words in his mouth.

          • Hamani Omarah

            Yes he did. Check again. That’s funny coming from you.The guy who twists things.

          • Axxell

            If he had, you’d have quoted him instead of sending me to search for word that don’t exist…

          • Hamani Omarah

            You already posted the quote. So it very much exists.

          • Axxell

            Once again, proving you have no evidence…

          • Hamani Omarah

            I already gave you the evidence. He he even said that he doesn’t need the suit. His whole arc was about how he didn’t need the suit.

          • Axxell

            Are you confused? Nothing in this conversation has anything to do with suits.

          • Hamani Omarah

            We have been discussing that scene from the beginning are you sure you’re not the one who’s confused ?

          • Axxell

            100% certain I’m not. This conversation is not about suits…

          • Hamani Omarah

            Then you weren’t paying attention to our conversation. Because the suits played a part in it.

          • Axxell

            Please, do explain what suits have anything to do with Henry Cavill’s opinion of the DCCU…

          • Hamani Omarah

            It seems you got our conversation confused.

          • Axxell

            No, go ahead and explain to me what a suit has anything to do with the conversation about Henry Cavill’s opinion of the DCCU.

            Either that, or admit you were wrong.

          • Hamani Omarah

            you confused out conversations. the suit was referring to the iron conversation which you for some reason you brought up here.

            how was i wrong ?

          • Axxell

            Yeah, you’ve been making a lot of mistakes here…

          • Hamani Omarah

            nope, just this one.

          • Axxell

            All you’ve been doing is referring to a quote that doesn’t exist, because you KNOW you can’t quote it directly… Big time fail.

          • Hamani Omarah

            No the biggest fail is you failing to see it in the same quote that you posted. It’s right there. Whyy should I post sething again., when it’s already been posted by you ? He mentions the critical reception there. You wyld have to be blind to miss it.

          • Axxell

            It doesn’t say what you claim it does. And the fact you can’t post it proves that I’m correct.

          • Hamani Omarah

            yes it does say that, and again why would i post something again that you are already posted. he says it was not a critical sucess, meaning he mentions the critics. so you’re lying.

          • Axxell

            Again, you can’t post it because it would demonstrate how wrong you are. The more you avoid it, the more it vindicates me.

  • David Anderson

    I enjoyed all the dceu movies. All of them. Superman man of steel, batman vs superman, suicide squad, wonder woman. I thought they were excellent. Not perfect but still awesome

  • Tiago

    He didn’t say DCEU Hasn’t Worked. He said it didn’t worked for EVERYONE.

    • Yashvardhan Singh

      Didn’t for most, so it didn’t

      • Hamani Omarah

        No it did for most.

      • Tiago

        the point is that they are different statements.

        • Axxell

          There was a style they [DC] were going for, an attempt to be different and look at things from a slightly different perspective, which hasnt necessarily worked.

          Notice that period at the end?

          That means this statement is not qualified by the scope of the audience; he simply said it “hasn’t […] worked”… Period.

          • Tiago

            “hasn’t […] worked”

            You forgot the NECESSARILY. English is not my first language and I know more about grammar than you. The term modifies the meaning of the phrase. Something that did not work is different from something that did not necessarily work. It doesnt matter the period at the end, because he didnt stop talkinng about the subject. Later he explains why it not necessarily worked: it made tons of money (it worked), but it did not please everyone (it worked with some people. didnt worked with some people and critics).

          • Axxell

            You don’t know grammar as you think you do.

            The period is absolutely necessary, because it indicates that you’re done with that claim and ready to make a separate one. His subsequent statement (which is really an explanation of the previous one) is completely different, even if it’s related to the same subject, therefore it does not qualify his previous one. Being about the same subject doesn’t mean it’s the same statement.

            Eg.

            “My car sucks. The A/C doesn’t run.”

            is different to:

            “My car doesn’t run”

            Cavill did the same thing…

            “The movie didn’t work. It didn’t please everyone”

            is not equal to:

            “The movie didn’t work for everyone”

          • Tiago

            “The movie didn’t work NECESSARILY. It made tons of money but It didn’t please everyone”.

            is not equal to:

            “The movie didn’t work.”

            Yeah, you can keep trying to ignore the huge difference

          • Axxell

            The first sentence is.

  • Thomas Siebert

    He didn’t mention “Zack Snyder” by name. But that’s whose fault it is.

    Let’s see if Joss Whedon can salvage the mess that Snyder obviously left behind. I’m guessing “No.” The trailers have been horrible.

    • Douglas Castilho

      Do you want my upvote? I can give it to you, if you want attention …

      • Thomas Siebert

        Uhhh…do as you wish. Not really sure what to say about this.

    • Black Hippy 47

      Then dont watch the movie but i guarantee you’ll be the first one in your theaters

    • Hamani Omarah

      The trailers have most certainly not been Horrible. Quite the opposite.

    • Hamani Omarah

      And there is no mess.

  • gaurav rana

    You are wrong Henry, DC movies worked. Zack Snyder gave some of the best movies ever made. In fact, Man of Steel was the best superhero movie ever for me, Batman v superman was also amazing. If it’s about critical success I would say wonder woman was a big disappointment if a superhero movie lover watches it. It was praised by pseudo feminists only. It really didn’t work. I had good expectations from wonder woman after seeing her in batman v superman but her movie lacked sense. It was very kiddish in the end and everything was messed up. If dceu is going in that direction. I’ll certainly miss good superhero movies. I hope Justice league came out to be original Zack Snyder product keeping the standards of man of steel.

    • Fenix

      How retarded are you?

    • Axxell

      Even if Snyder himself came out and said the movie sucked, you’d still be defending it, purely because you’re a DC fanatic…