Justice 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.