The DC Extended Universe films may be the most divisive among fans, with much of the debate centered on whether or not the dark and serious tone of the films is the right approach for the DC Comics heroes. In an interview with ComicBook.com at WonderCon, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins discussed how the title character’s first live-action solo film will include comedic elements and how much of the film will tie into previous DCEU entries.
Jenkins discussed the film’s approach to comedy when asked how Wonder Woman‘s humor compares to previous DCEU films such as Batman v. Superman.
“I think there’s funny things in both of those films but we definitely went for making a funny film. I was always basing it on Superman I and on Indiana Jones. I wanted to make a classic film where you’re laughing and you’re in love with them and then they’re off on a fun great adventure. It’s definitely in the pursuit of our film.”
Jenkins explained that Wonder Woman does not require audiences to have seen previous DCEU films.
“There are things here and there but it’s a standalone film. It should succeed to people who have seen Batman v Superman or not seen anything.”
As someone with a less-than-positive opinion on the DCEU, the fact that Patty Jenkins has cited films such as Superman: The Movie and Indiana Jones as sources of inspiration for the film’s comedy is immensely reassuring. The spirit of adventure and fun has been sorely missing from the DCEU and Wonder Woman deserves a film as good as or better than the aforementioned classics.
Wonder Woman will be released in theaters on June 2, 2017.