The DCEU started strong in 2013 with the release of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. The film received a mixed critical reaction, but soared at the box office making over $660 million worldwide. Since then, Warner Bros. have released two other DC Comics-adaptations. 2016 marked a huge year for the studio as both Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad hit theatres everywhere. Both films were unbelievably successful. Dawn of Justice raked in over $870 million worldwide, while Suicide Squad earned over $745 million worldwide.
However successful these films are, unfortunately, both movies under performed with critics. Dawn of Justice scored a 27% score on Rotten Tomatoes, while Suicide Squad received 26%. Of course, many on the internet believe this is ‘doom and gloom’ for the studio; however, this does not seem to be the case. In the coming year, we have two more DC Comics flicks hitting the cineplex. Both Wonder Woman and Justice League will bow in 2017. But how good will these be? We have the scoop.
According to Heroic Hollywood founder, and film reporter for The Wrap, Umberto Gonzalez, both Wonder Woman and Justice League are indeed good. Gonzalez is currently at the Sundance Film Festival for The Wrap, and bumped into two sources. One had seen a rough cut of Wonder Woman, the other Justice League. You can check out the tweet below:
Also, of all places, ran into 2 different sources here at Sundance, 1 saw WW 1st cut, the other JL. They tell me good things about each.?
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) January 22, 2017
So, what do you guys think? As far as the DCEU has gone, I have been pretty onboard, to be honest. I loved both Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, but like most of the internet, I found Suicide Squad to be too ridiculous to enjoy. Hopefully Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman nails it, and Snyder knocks it out the park with his epic film, Justice League.
Wonder Woman hits theatres everywhere on June 2, while Justice League arrives everywhere on November 17.