Now that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is here, Warner Bros. is shifting its attention to the future of the DC Extended Universe, and producer Deborah Snyder has been speaking to Collider about their upcoming slate and how they’ll differ in tone from Dawn of Justice.
“They’re so different from each other,” states Snyder. “[David Ayer] has created this really fun movie about bad guys trying to do good [with Suicide Squad], and it’s brazen, and it has just a really great tone to it, so it’s really fun. And it’s so different from BvS and it’s completely different from what Patty Jenkins is doing with Wonder Woman. With Wonder Woman, it’s an origin story, it takes place also in World War I, so as you can imagine you’re kind of in a completely different world. And even just the color palette and everything of the films are so different from one another. And I think that’s what’s so great about having these directors come on board who have a very strong vision and point of view for these character and these stories and they can really make it their own, so that’s pretty cool.”
“So Suicide Squad is in post and that comes out later this summer, and Wonder Woman we just finished most of the bulk of principal photography in London,” Snyder continues. “They’re taking a two-week hiatus so Gal Gadot can some and do press, and then we go back and shoot the Themiscyra sections in Italy, and then come back for some pickups in London, just some green screen and some tank work, and things like that. We start Justice League April 11th and that is at Leavesden, mostly on stage and some locations around there as well as Iceland and I think a beat in Scotland at the end of the schedule. And we are working with James Wan on the development of the Aquaman script right now, and I’m hoping that sometime first quarter of next year we’ll be in production on that movie as well as working on the script for Flash. So it’s a little busy.”
Meanwhile, speaking to IGN, Snyder has also revealed that the upcoming Justice League movie won’t be as dark as Batman v Superman, with the producer stating that: “Justice League is a little bit lighter because some of these characters, you have Flash, tend to be a little more comedic I’d say. One of the things that lightens it is having The Flash or having characters that are more optimistic. This movie is in particular is two characters who are in a crisis of conscience which sort of draws them together.”
Unless plans change, Warner Bros. has Suicide Squad set for release on August 5th, followed by Wonder Woman on June 23rd 2017, Justice League Part One on November 17th 2017, The Flash on March 16th 2018, Aquaman on July 27th 2018, Shazam on April 5th 2019, Justice League Part Two on June 14th 2019, Cyborg on April 3rd 2020 and Green Lantern Corps on June 19th 2020.
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