The DC Extended Universe is going to large places next year with the release of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman in June 2017, followed by Zack Snyder’s Justice League later that year in November. The cinematic universe of DC Comics has had its mixed reactions so far, but after the reception that the Justice League footage got at San Diego Comic-Con as well as Wonder Woman, it looks like a lot of people’s view points on the cinematic world is positively changing, including in filmmaker Kevin Smith.
During an interview with Canoe while promoting his new talk show Geeking Out with Heroes’ Greg Grunberg on AMC, Smith spoke about the way fans perceive these type of films, but that he can see how Warner Bros. is hearing the feedback and applying it to their cinematic universe for DC.
“The audience that pays to see these things are like, ‘There’s a certain set of standards that we want when we come see these superhero movies, and, yes, most of those standards have been set for us by Marvel… regardless, this is what we want in our superhero movies. We don’t want doom and gloom. We want them to like each other. We want them to have an interplay.’ It looks like (Warner Bros. and DC Comics) heard that loud and clear and everything that was missing or perceived to be missing from Batman v Superman seems like it’s in full display on Justice League, so I’m on board. I was already on board, but I’m very happy to see that they’re taking that direction.”
“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League, starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Willem Dafoe and J.K. Simmons, hit theaters November 17, 2017.
Kevin Smith’s Geeking Out airs on Sundays at Midnight/11c on AMC.