Cinema-goers are keeping a close eye on Warner Bros' upcoming DC titles, given the less-than-favourable reviews Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice received back in March. But despite the dour reaction from fans, many are still expectant that next outing Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, could get the DCEU back on track.
While there were a few 'things 'wrong' with Batman v Superman according to both fans and critics, one of the biggest issues viewers had with the film was how dark it was, what with it showing The Dark Knight being plagued by apocalyptic-type visions and actually killing people, and the idea that Metropolis Marvel doesn't always come away from the fight a winner. Fortunately, those behind Wonder Woman have acknowledged this complaint and have assured fans that the film will be much lighter in terms of outlook.
"Wonder Woman is very different in tone and style than Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad," DC producer Deborah Snyder recently told Variety. "We pick directors who have their own points of view, so that each of our films will have their own personality."
The contrast won't just be down to a specific filmmaker (who in this case is Patty Jenkins), mind you. Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment and resident of Warner Bros Consumer Products also added that they've had to stay true to Wonder Woman's characterisation in the original comics too.
"There's a misconception that DC or Warner Bros. has made a conscious decision for all [of] our movies to be darker or edgier," she told the publication. "That's not the case. Fans of the DC universe know that there are characters, like Batman, who are darker, but there are others like Wonder Woman, who are hopeful, optimistic leaders, and the tone of this film represents that."
"Her armour, the shield, the lasso, and so forth are what you could describe as defensive weapons as opposed to offensive weapons," Nelson continued. "That's a pretty good way to think about the way she fights. She's not choosing to fight for the thrill of battle. She's fighting because she believes in something and she's quick to put down that sword when the opportunity is there."
Wonder Woman is currently scheduled to reach both UK and US cinemas on 2 June 2017.
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