Originally Posted by El Argentino
JL sounds promising, but I hope it's not hammed up in a deliberate attempt to compensate for how pathetically dark BvS was. Much better for DC to just take a step back and correct course rather than swerving the wheel the complete opposite way.
No way it will swerve that far. It's still got Snyder at the wheel and he's the guy who worked on project that pushed forth the notion that the red in WW's costume is centuries worth of congealed blood from dead enemies.
Snyder’s interest in hardcore-skewing comic-book violence has always been evident: His first three genre movies earned a hard R for mayhem, Man of Steel was criticized for its cavalier depiction of city-leveling apocalypse, and when Batman v Superman makes its way to home video with an extended director’s cut, that version will be R-rated, too. The question, then, is whether Snyder’s sensibility can truly be tweaked enough to suit a mainstream, four-quadrant audience turned off by Batman v Superman’s unrelenting grimness. The sets we saw were still dark and rubble-strewn, and most of the costumes on display treated their comic-book counterparts’ bright colors as only a faint suggestion. Wonder Woman’s suit was a rare exception to both the muted aesthetic and the visit’s positive-skewing message: At one point, costume designer Michael Wilkinson told us that the red in Wonder Woman’s costume had been enriched for this film because “We always talk about it as almost like centuries of congealed blood from her victims on her breastplate.” At that remark, a journalist next to me muttered, “Wow.”
My gut tells me this will be used as a transitional film. You will see a lighter tone then BvS or MoS, but it won't be so far removed from what we have seen before that it feels alien to the universe. After JL, we will start seeing more and more fresh takes as DC tries to find the right "tone" for them moving forward. Personally I hope they don't try and pigeon hold themselves into a house style as much as Marvel seems to want to.