– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It’s no news that Batman v Superman was seen by some fans as too serious and glib. There seems to be this (read: incorrect) narrative that comic book movies need to have some levity to them, and it’s with that in mind that Warner Bros. seemed to be pushing forward with Justice League.

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Last year, some members of the press had a chance to visit the Justice League set, and the big takeaway here was that “lighter tone.” Even in the Justice League trailers, there’s a lot of hope and laughs to be had. But does that mean the film is all-around lighter?

Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, actor Henry Cavill spoke out against that description, saying:

“I’m not gonna say it is light, because that would be doing it an injustice. It has a serious scenario with moments of humor and lightness peppered throughout, which — as much as people say it isn’t close to reality and as much as this does have senses of very much not being like reality — when people are in bad situations, gallows humor does come into effect. I know a lot of guys in the Armed Forces and a lot of them have a really bizarre sense of humor and it gets you through, and we have those, we have those in this movie.”

That’s an interesting description there. So in many ways, it almost seems like he’s describing the humor in the film as the humor of soldiers trying to make light of a very serious situation, which really is pitch black in nature.

While we’re not sure if that statement will hold true, we can definitely understand his hesitance to call it “light.” At the end of the day, the stakes are hopefully very real, and will still keep audiences at the edge of their seats. The last thing we’d want is for all the teeth of the DCEU to be gone.

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SOURCE: Chris Van Vliet

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.