Henry Cavill agrees that the DC movies haven't necessarily worked

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Although there's certainly plenty to like about Warner Bros.' DC movies, it's not exactly a surprising revelation that their franchise hasn't been universally embraced. Critical reaction to MAN OF STEEL, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, and SUICIDE SQUAD wasn't always kind, and it wasn't until WONDER WOMAN rolled around earlier this year that Warner Bros. finally had their first major success across the board. The plans for their quickly expanding franchise have undergone several changes since then, including the announcement of a new DC label which will allow for a wider range of DC movies which won't be connected to the main universe. DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson and DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns have also said that future DC films will feature less universe building and put more of a focus on letting filmmakers tell stories from the heart.

We'll see how the future of the DCEU shakes out, but one actor isn't shy about admitting the franchise's faults. Henry Cavill spoke with The Rake (Via Heroic Holloywood) to say that he believes many of the DC movies haven't necessarily worked so far.

Even if Marvel didn’t exist, we’d struggle. There was a style they [DC] were going for, an attempt to be different and look at things from a slightly different perspective, which hasn’t necessarily worked. Yes, it has made money but it has not been a critical success; it hasn’t given everyone that sensation which superheroes should give the viewer.

Henry Cavill added that he views WONDER WOMAN as the first step in the right direction for the DCEU.

I think it is a wonderful time for the female hero. It is the perfect setting in social politics right now, we need it, we want that perspective, and Wonder Woman has struck at the ideal time and has become a phenomenal success, which is fantastic. Any success within the superhero universe, especially within the DC Universe, is wonderful, because I want to keep telling the Superman story; selfishly, that works for me. I feel like now the right mistakes have been made and they haven’t been pandered [to], and we can start telling the stories in the way they need to be told. It is even better to come back from a mistake or stylistic error into the correct vein because it will make it seem that much stronger. Wonder Woman was the first step in the right direction.

JUSTICE LEAGUE will hit theaters on November 17, 2017.

Source: The Rake



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