Cineplex recently chatted with Ben Affleck about the upcoming Justice League film and how its tone is different from previous DC Extended Universe movies. Affleck said:
“Justice League, you probably saw the teaser that came out of Comic-Con; I thought it is nicely emblematic of the kind of minor tone shift and segue in storytelling,” he says, comparing the November 2017 film to the dark and brooding Batman v Superman. “It’s a little bit lighter, the characters are a little bit more comfortable in themselves, so they can express a wider array of emotions. And there are just more people in it, so it’s more fun. It’s all of these different characters bumping up against each other and the team dynamic offers a lot of dramatic possibility.”
And as for The Batman? Well, Affleck gave the generic answer:
“We’re still working on it, taking a little extra time and a little extra care to really get it right on paper first. But it’s looking very good and I’m excited about it.”
With Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s tease, the look of Justice League so far, and Affleck’s comment here, it’s apparent that the future of the DCEU is a brighter, more hopeful one.
Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017