DC Chief On Tone, “Wonder” Sequel & More

WonderCon is underway this weekend with Warner Bros. Pictures devoting a big portion of their several hour presentation to “Wonder Woman” and other films in the DC Extended Universe like “Justice League”.

The DCEU has received criticism for being too dark and self-serious with its three adaptations so far – “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad”. With its films from this year onwards, a tonal shift is expected to offer us something lighter and more crowd pleasing.

DC chief Geoff Johns appeared on the panel to screen three scenes from “Wonder Woman” which reportedly went down well with the crowd. He added that all DC movies need three H’s at this point – “heart, humor, and heroics” – which would imply the previous three films were missing that.

Johns was also asked about the possibility of a direct “Wonder Woman” sequel at this point, to which he responded: “I can’t confirm that”. Warners has yet to announce any plans for a “Wonder Woman” sequel.

The comments come as eagle eyed fans of the recent “Justice League” trailer at CBM appear to have spotted Hawgirl and Hawkman’s race – the Thanagarians – in the epic battle scene shots.

Also, Nicole Kidman has spoken about the DCEU’s “Aquaman” film with EW, revealing why she signed onto the film: “James Wan is an Australian, and I’ve followed his career since he started. He’s a really good friend of mine, and he offered to let me play Queen Atlanna. As soon as he said I could wear mother-of-pearl and be a mermaid warrior, I said I’m done. Please. If there is one thing I have to do in my life, I have to be that. [Laughs] Because, you’ve got to have some fun.”

Filming on “Aquaman” begins this Spring, “Wonder Woman” opens in June, and “Justice League” opens in November.

Source: Screen Rant