A couple of weeks ago, journalist were given the go-ahead to publish their set reports from their Justice League-set visits. This month’s Detective Comics Saturday is all about those set reports. How should we react to these news? Let’s find out.
So first, the basics. These set visits were for Justice League, which is set to be released in November, 2017. Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, and written by Chris Terrio. It will be the first time we see the Justice League superhero team team-up.
So, what did they report? Well, it seems like Zack Snyder has accepted how people want him to make superhero films. As Deborah Snyder explained to io9: “The main thing we learned is that people don’t like to see their heroes deconstructed. They like seeing them in all their glory… I think what’s really great is where we’re going is kind of what the audience is wanting. We just had to take the characters from somewhere to bring them up to where they are and that was our journey.”
What these set reports all reveal is that there is a completely different tone. Flash is becoming the Spider-Man of the DC movies, as one reporter noted. The two DC Cinematic Universe films that have been released so far, have both been too dark in tone. I, for one, love that they’re doing something else with Justice League. DC Films and Zack Snyder, especially, need a home run, as it were.
So, in short, should we be happy about this? Oh yeah, definitely. It seems like DC/WB are listening to fans and critics alike. Things are changing, and Flash will change the tone remarkably, or so it seems. But it isn’t like great set reports mean that the film will be great. I hope that it will be a great movie, but, supposedly, the Green Lantern set reports were good – and look how that turned out.
So, yeah, we should be happy. This all sounds good. DC/WB are learning and listening. Things will change, hopefully, just for the better. I have a good feeling about this Justice League-film. I can’t wait to see the team on a big screen.
Note for the next DC Saturday (August 2016): Heads up! Due to the fact that Suicide Squad doesn’t open in Denmark until August 11th, I’m going to change the release date for the next DC Saturday. DC Saturday #9 will post on August 13th, and it’ll probably deal with some spoilers for the film.
– I’m Jeffrey Rex