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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Ever since the release of Batman v Superman, the DC Extended Universe has always been viewed as sort of the darker, more dreary sibling of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While one was bright, colorful, and hilarious, the other was dark, monochrome, and depressing.

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But director Zack Snyder has always said from the beginning that Justice League was set to be a lighter affair than its predecessors. Speaking with The Washington Times, actor Ezra Miller (who plays The Flash in Justice League) doubled down on that claim, saying:

“Zack from the time that I first met with him said, ‘Look, Batman makes the DC world dark. The DC world has to be created as something dark.’ He said what’s great now is that the League gets to bring Batman out of this darkness. That was always Zack’s vision. That was the intention from the beginning.”

Of course, it didn’t exactly help that Snyder had to step down from directing following a family tragedy. In his place came Joss Whedon, a man known for injecting humor into serious situations. It seemed as though the studio was working overtime to make sure the film would be light enough for a mainstream audience, right?

However, if we’re to believe this, along with recent claims from producer Charles Roven that Whedon’s reshoots only accounted for 15 to 20 percent of the finished product, it certainly sounds like Snyder did plan on making the film more fun than its predecessor.

Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

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SOURCE: The Washington Times

  • JZC

    I really feel for Zack’s tragedy, but I’m tired of hearing “cool” being labeled as a “vision.”

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.