Flash Will Have Lighter Tone Than ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’

There is a fear amonst fans that the DC Cinematic Universe is going to be dark and gritty, which may not work for all the characters involved. Zack Snyder spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the tone for future films.

“The mandate is that we try and make the best movies we can. If you’re making a Flash movie with Ezra Miller, it’s like millennial Flash. It’s going to be a little lighter than making a World War I epic with this feminist icon like Wonder Woman. The films do live in a united universe. I feel like the danger is — and I think that the studio would acknowledge this — when you start to mimic things like tone. Then, when you go to the movie, you pretty much know the experience you’re going to have,” said Snyder.

It sounds like Snyder went to the school of ‘Dan DiDio’s canned responses’ with ‘we try and make the best movies we can’ comment. But it’s nice to know that Snyder understands that not every character fits into a Batman film.

Producer Debra Snyder also gave encouraging words to the future directors of the DCU.

“Zack and Geoff Johns have outlined a timeline of where everybody is based off of, where our characters go in Justice League. So there’s a framework. But it’s filmmaker-driven, in that we want to hire direc­tors who still have a point of view and that have latitude because we don’t want all the movies to feel the same. David Ayer has a certain tone and feel to what he brought to Suicide Squad, as does Patty [Jenkins] to Wonder Woman. They have freedom to tell their story in the way that it needs to be told,” said Debra Snyder.

The filmmaker-driven model is what makes the new Star Wars films so exciting. Rian Johnson will build off what J.J. Abrams established, but give the audience a different experience.

Warner Bros. has yet to announce a director for Flash yet. The Scarlet Speedster races into theaters on March 16, 2018.

DC Cinematic Universe

Suicide Squad
August 5, 2016
Director – David Ayer

Wonder Woman
June 23, 2017
Director – Patty Jenkins

Justice League Part One
November 17, 2017
Director – Zack Snyder

The Flash
March 16, 2018

July 27, 2018
Director – James Wan

April 5, 2019

Justice League Part Two
June 14, 2019
Director – Zack Snyder

April 3, 2020

Green Lantern Corps
June 19, 2020

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
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