‘Wonder Woman’ Success Took A Bit Of Pressure Off Of ‘Justice League’

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After getting off to a bit of a rocky start in some film fans’ eyes, the DCEU has a lot of pressure on it going into Justice League. However, the critical and financial success of Wonder Woman earlier this year seems to have lifted a bit of the stress off of the cast and crew of Justice League as it’s November release draws near.

While speaking to Empire Magazine, Ben Affleck revealed that Wonder Woman made their job a bit easier with Justice League, stating:

“It maybe takes a bit of pressure off of this movie in terms of needing to define the DC Universe. It doesn’t feel like the whole world is riding on our shoulders so much.”

In this same interview, Affleck stated that the criticism of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was “fair,” and reaffirmed that the plan was always to lighten up the tone for Justice League. A lighter tone was something that Wonder Woman also brought to the table, so it’s a good example of what fans can hope to see in the future of the DCEU.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Amber Heard as Mera, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielson as Queen Hippolyta, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.

“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.”

Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017.

Source: Empire (via ScreenRant)

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Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz

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  • xxjinzaxx

    Did not read the article, only your headline.
    I would commit that there is more pressure on Justice League now; it is expected to live up to the standard that Wonder Woman set among the general audience, due to “lessons learned”. Now it’s at a point where it better deliver, rather than being expected not to perform well, so no hard feelings.

    We are no longer satisfied with being excited. We must know why we are excited.

  • Cary David Hoffson

    You got to know wonder woman from her movie in time for the justice league movie and justice league movie you are going get to know the rest of the justice league movie of them between the two movies it is going to be a big difference between what you had last year movies

  • Wonder Woman saved the DCEU all by herself.