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Henry Cavill says calling Justice League "light" would be an "injustice"

Fans of the DCEU’s more serious and grounded tone (as compared to Marvel’s light and colorful) have been worried JUSTICE LEAGUE will be too light, as Warner Bros. tries to curb negative reception to BATMAN V. SUPERMAN. But those who are worried may find comfort thanks to Superman himself, Henry Cavill, who said during an interview that the word “light” is not the best way to describe the movie.

While speaking to Chris Van Vliet from WSVN-TV in Miami during the promotional tour, Cavill said that the movie certainly is not light, but does indeed find moments of levity among the chaos and serious storyline:

The tone of the film – I’m not going to say it is light, because that would be doing it an injustice. It has a serious scenario with moments of humor and lightness peppered throughout. When people are in bad situations, gallows humor does come into effect. Like guys in the armed forces, a lot of them have really bizarre senses of humor, and it gets [them] through, and we have those. We have those in this movie.

While the footage for JL doesn’t showcase a typically light movie, producer Charles Roven said late last year that the movie would certainly be “lighter” than BVS, and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) said that the movie wasn’t “dark” or “heavy.” Zack Snyder has never been one for particularly joyous affair, so perhaps the way Cavill has described is the most accurate summation of the film: Something that adheres to the style of past DCEU movies, but finds more moments for humor to make the movie more enjoyable and accessible.

When it was announced Joss Whedon would be taking over the movie’s completion after Snyder had to step away, many figured the movie would become something akin to AVENGERS. But clearly, that’s not the case, as people who have seen the movie are noting that it feels very much like a Snyder film. So it sounds like fans who want grounded and realistic will get just that, but also with a little sprinkling of humor. Even Batman deserves to laugh now and again. He's been through so much.

JUSTICE LEAGUE arrives November 17.

Source: Chris Van Vilet

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