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04.08.2016

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One of the common complaints lobbed at BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE was that it was "too dark" and needed more moments of humour to help lighten the mood. Whether that opinion is correct or not doesn't seem to matter, but it has prompted a discussion on the over-all tone of the DCEU. Gal Gadot spoke with Digital Spy about the upcoming WONDER WOMAN and gave a hint towards what type of film we're in for.

It's very interesting. It has moments of humour, but it's pretty dark.

Seeing as how much of the film will be taking place during the first World War, I can't say that Gadot's comments are a surprise. The Wonder Woman we encountered in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE was a little bit jaded when it came to the human race, rightly so, and it had been many years since she last went out of her way to play the superhero game. Gal Gadot says that the Wonder Woman we'll be introduced to in WONDER WOMAN will be a very different version of the character.

In Batman v Superman, you get a glimpse of who she is but not where she comes from. In Wonder Woman, this would be the first time we ever tell the coming-of-age story of how Diana becomes Wonder Woman. We go back 100 years to when she's more naïve, she's this young idealist. She's pure. Very different to the experienced, super-confident, grown-up woman you've seen.

WONDER WOMAN is set for a June 2, 2017 release.

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6:44PM on 04/10/2016
Wait, from reading a couple of the comments I am supposed to believe DC has always been darker than Marvel and Marvel movies are campy joke-fests?? Listen, you can be a DC-fanboy nothing wrong with that, you could have loved BvS too, but looking objectively and outside of the comic-book fandom world there is a reason Marvel movies have been box office juggernauts and the movies have been so well received. So DC and Warners can continue to make every DC movie grimdark and they'll continue to be
Wait, from reading a couple of the comments I am supposed to believe DC has always been darker than Marvel and Marvel movies are campy joke-fests?? Listen, you can be a DC-fanboy nothing wrong with that, you could have loved BvS too, but looking objectively and outside of the comic-book fandom world there is a reason Marvel movies have been box office juggernauts and the movies have been so well received. So DC and Warners can continue to make every DC movie grimdark and they'll continue to be outdone by Marvel. But hey, maybe Wonder Woman will be incredible, doubt it, but maybe.
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10:09AM on 04/10/2016

DCU

I love that the DCU has went the opposite direction from the MCU. DC characters are darker in nature than most Marvel characters. They messed up the Green Lantern using too much humor and kiddy effects, so I think the choice of going darker with the whole franchise is the best route.

You look at the characters and can understand or even relate to why they are darker.
Superman is the last of his kind (to his knowledge) and has trouble fitting into a violent world who doesn't understand him,
I love that the DCU has went the opposite direction from the MCU. DC characters are darker in nature than most Marvel characters. They messed up the Green Lantern using too much humor and kiddy effects, so I think the choice of going darker with the whole franchise is the best route.

You look at the characters and can understand or even relate to why they are darker.
Superman is the last of his kind (to his knowledge) and has trouble fitting into a violent world who doesn't understand him, Batmans parents were murdered in front of him, Green Lantern comes from a military-like order who's soul purpose is defending the entire universe (do you see Marines being a bunch of joksters?), Wonder Woman comes from an era of war and has lived long enough to see the darkness of the human race (so much so that she has separated herself from even helping them), The Fladh I can see having some humor to him and being the "fun" one of the entire group and Aquaman I can see being very serious and wild but with a serious humor mirroring Draks from Guardians (just not as stupid as him lol).

All in all I like the direction they are going and think they should continue on that route. Also, others should stop their whining about every little thing they do different. Enjoy some originality and different takes on the characters.
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8:27PM on 04/09/2016

WW should be the same

Listen BvS was dark fine we all know that now.loved it. WW can have roughly the same tone but a good origin movie requires a good story/plot. Without this it doesn't matter if it's a comedy or a more serious film with elements of humour.
Listen BvS was dark fine we all know that now.loved it. WW can have roughly the same tone but a good origin movie requires a good story/plot. Without this it doesn't matter if it's a comedy or a more serious film with elements of humour.
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11:08AM on 04/09/2016
The unfortunate thing for DC is that movies like The Avengers set the template for superhero movies: a lot of people expect them to be rollicking jokey films now, and the more serious DC take on superheros seems to be confusing for filmgoers. WW was most people's favorite part of BvS; I'm very much looking forward to her solo film. Wonder Woman kicking ass in World War 1? Yes please!
The unfortunate thing for DC is that movies like The Avengers set the template for superhero movies: a lot of people expect them to be rollicking jokey films now, and the more serious DC take on superheros seems to be confusing for filmgoers. WW was most people's favorite part of BvS; I'm very much looking forward to her solo film. Wonder Woman kicking ass in World War 1? Yes please!
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1:37PM on 04/09/2016
I completely agree. I really hope WB doesn't bend to the pressure. I like the tone they have established. I think if the continue the course people will eventually realize the differences between the Marvel and DC products are a good thing.
I completely agree. I really hope WB doesn't bend to the pressure. I like the tone they have established. I think if the continue the course people will eventually realize the differences between the Marvel and DC products are a good thing.
5:11AM on 04/09/2016
I appreciate Gadot's honesty. I had expected her to be in "damage control", reassuring certain moviefans that the WW movie would appeal to them. However, her frank words are not good news. In many ways, Dawn of Justice was about the destruction of two idealists. We "learn" that Superman cannot exist. We encounter a Batman who thinks that his life's mission has all been for naught. Hell, Man of Steel was an enjoyable movie. But, it also ended with Superman making a moral compromise; again,
I appreciate Gadot's honesty. I had expected her to be in "damage control", reassuring certain moviefans that the WW movie would appeal to them. However, her frank words are not good news. In many ways, Dawn of Justice was about the destruction of two idealists. We "learn" that Superman cannot exist. We encounter a Batman who thinks that his life's mission has all been for naught. Hell, Man of Steel was an enjoyable movie. But, it also ended with Superman making a moral compromise; again, idealism gets shot down. I see a pattern here. And, while it certainly distinguishes DC/WB from Marvel, I am not interested in spending more time in this fictional world experiencing its worldview.

Idealism should be a part of real life. And certainly, legends and myth should consistently present audiences with ideals. Usually, they should be inspiring. Heroes inspire. Instead, DC/WB is giving audiences lessons in how much good intentions (supposedly) always lead to hell and how much life sucks.

A subversive comic book movie needs to be very well done such as The Dark Knight or Watchmen (yes, also done by Snyder), or it needs to be somewhat more light fare and entertaining. Otherwise, audiences will not accept that the studio flouted their expectations with a bait and switch. For example, Dawn of Justice looked like a fun movie--albeit a gritty one. Let's have Bats and Supes have a contest. Buy your kids the toys ahead of time, and take them to the movie. Audiences did not get the movie advertised. They got a buzzkill instead. Some of us do not need that. Reality provides plenty of limitations, and cinematic fantasies recharge us a bit. They are necessary escapism. Apparently, Wonder Woman will not be that. One less ticket sold here.
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12:42PM on 04/09/2016
On the flip side though, Marvel has never been introspective enough, (IMO) with their material, save for Raimi's Spider-man with the whole Uncle Ben/responsibility angle. Iron Man 1 came the closest to this with the revelation that Tony was doing more harm to the world than good with his company, and as such it was probably the most interesting Marvel film they've solely produced. Everything else though has mostly been cotton candy with well executed action sequences, especially Captain
On the flip side though, Marvel has never been introspective enough, (IMO) with their material, save for Raimi's Spider-man with the whole Uncle Ben/responsibility angle. Iron Man 1 came the closest to this with the revelation that Tony was doing more harm to the world than good with his company, and as such it was probably the most interesting Marvel film they've solely produced. Everything else though has mostly been cotton candy with well executed action sequences, especially Captain America, who seems to lack any sort of real depth or nuances to his character. I'm for them continuing the franchise they way they want, but it distresses me that there can't be this other franchise that delves a little bit deeper into a dark "reality" of what the world would really be like with these characters in it. Dare I say that superhero movies can exist with limited idealism? By the end of Dawn of Justice, Batman seems to be more hopeful, cleaning up his act, and ready to join with others to help protect the world. Superman inspired that in him, and while the film certainly doesn't champion idealism like Marvel, I still think it's present to a degree.
1:13AM on 04/09/2016
10/10 would bang
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11:48PM on 04/08/2016

Makes Sense

Having her story be a little "darker" makes sense based on the time period it will likely take place. I think Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Batman should be "dark"; while The Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Superman should be a little more fun and colorful(although Superman was already done in the "darker" tone which has polarized fans). I just hope all of these movies start having a little more fun and adventure and get away from the bleak tone or "Nolan Effect" which worked for Batman
Having her story be a little "darker" makes sense based on the time period it will likely take place. I think Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Batman should be "dark"; while The Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Superman should be a little more fun and colorful(although Superman was already done in the "darker" tone which has polarized fans). I just hope all of these movies start having a little more fun and adventure and get away from the bleak tone or "Nolan Effect" which worked for Batman obviously but feels a little off for a character like Superman or especially the upcoming Flash film. I didn't know Seth Grahame-Smith was attached to Flash, that seems like a bad combination; a director that could make Flash a little brighter and fun would make the most sense. Somebody like Edgar Wright(which would be a double whammy sticking it to Marvel) or Lord and Miller(who are making a supposed Spider-Man animated film but could have probably been pulled away from that for a high profile job like Flash) those would be my top choices. Sam Raimi and Drew Goddard(both would be a similar coup taking them from Marvel characters), finally three guys that could bring a little bit more comedy and fun would be Jay Roach, Todd Phillips or James Bobin. Sorry for getting off track, but I just found out about the reported choice of Grahame-Smith who looks like a horrible choice for a Flash movie. For my original point, yes Wonder Woman should be a little "darker" in tone.
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9:25PM on 04/08/2016
Well I think her movie should be a little on the darker side given its about her being shaped to be the warrior princess we all know her to be. I won't hit them hard for that I agree with them. I don't hate/love dark or light atmospheres when it comes to comic book movies, what I care about is respecting the source material. They fucked up MOS by not doing that and making Superman dark and a killer. Batman himself should be very dark maybe even R Rated in my opinion. But If they pull this dark
Well I think her movie should be a little on the darker side given its about her being shaped to be the warrior princess we all know her to be. I won't hit them hard for that I agree with them. I don't hate/love dark or light atmospheres when it comes to comic book movies, what I care about is respecting the source material. They fucked up MOS by not doing that and making Superman dark and a killer. Batman himself should be very dark maybe even R Rated in my opinion. But If they pull this dark emo shit with the Flash then I'll be done with them. Because they need to learn when and where to be serious, humorous, or dark. Marvel didn't invent humorous moments in serious movies so don't worry DCCU you're not going in infringe on any copyrights if you decide to give the proper movies the proper tone.
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10:43PM on 04/08/2016
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8:48PM on 04/08/2016

Pretty obvious....

I don't see how you can make a movie about her coming from an island of women (so basically men-hating), get involved in WW1, fights with a sword (so basically kills everyone), and fights the God of War and make it a rollicking fun time for everyone. It just wouldn't make sense.

Still, she was a really cool character and the first real female superhero we've seen. I know my daughter thought she was awesome in BvS, so it would have been nice to make the film a little more accessible for
I don't see how you can make a movie about her coming from an island of women (so basically men-hating), get involved in WW1, fights with a sword (so basically kills everyone), and fights the God of War and make it a rollicking fun time for everyone. It just wouldn't make sense.

Still, she was a really cool character and the first real female superhero we've seen. I know my daughter thought she was awesome in BvS, so it would have been nice to make the film a little more accessible for kids (especially girls) who finally have one of their own to cheer for.
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8:38PM on 04/08/2016
Sad to hear the tone will be consistent with Man of Steel, and Dawn of Justice and won't cater to something more 'light' or family friendly due to backlash from DC's previous two films thus far.
Sad to hear the tone will be consistent with Man of Steel, and Dawn of Justice and won't cater to something more 'light' or family friendly due to backlash from DC's previous two films thus far.
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11:28PM on 04/08/2016
This seems familiar......
This seems familiar......
11:50PM on 04/08/2016
Did this guy copy and paste Soloist's comment?
Did this guy copy and paste Soloist's comment?
6:03AM on 04/09/2016
No, he said SAD instead of GLAD...
No, he said SAD instead of GLAD...
8:19PM on 04/08/2016
Glad to hear the tone will be consistent with Man of Steel, and Dawn of Justice and won't cater to something more 'light' or family friendly due to backlash from DC's previous two films thus far.
Glad to hear the tone will be consistent with Man of Steel, and Dawn of Justice and won't cater to something more 'light' or family friendly due to backlash from DC's previous two films thus far.
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9:27PM on 04/08/2016
I agree but they better not do The Flash all emo and super serious dark and all that shit.
I agree but they better not do The Flash all emo and super serious dark and all that shit.
11:29PM on 04/08/2016
I agree, but I hope it's not as cheesey or tongue in cheek like the television series.
I agree, but I hope it's not as cheesey or tongue in cheek like the television series.
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