DC is Going ‘Light’…


Geoff Johns gave his first interview as the new co-head of DC Comics to The Wall Street Journal and he had a lot to say about the direction in which they are going with in regards to the upcoming movies.

“Mistakenly in the past I think the studio has said, ‘Oh, DC films are gritty and dark and that’s what makes them different.’ That couldn’t be more wrong,” Johns told the WSJ. “It’s a hopeful and optimistic view of life. Even Batman has a glimmer of that in him. If he didn’t think he’d make tomorrow better, he’d stop.”

“We accelerated the story to get to the hope and optimism a little faster,” Jon Berg explained.

According to the WSJ, after the backlash that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice received, Warner Bros. made the decision to oversee their DC movies more closely, and hired Geoff Johns and Jon Berg to run their DC Films division. Warner Bros. employees also spoke about their reaction to the critics response.

‘While they knew the movies had flaws and expected them to be controversial, Warner executives were taken aback by the overwhelmingly negative responses, people at the studio said. They believed they had created more grounded, character-based stories that, like “The Dark Knight,” would favorably stand out from chief rival Marvel Studios’ consistently successful but fluffier fare such as “Avengers” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.”’

Johns also confirmed the news that Joe Manganiello had been cast as Deathstroke and that he will appear in the first solo Batman film starring Ben Affleck.





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