Given that the biggest criticism of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was the film’s dark tone, it’s no surprise that questions come up concerning the tone of the upcoming Justice League film. And why not? After Zack Snyder stepped down for personal reasons, we were given Joss Whedon as a replacement. Both of these directors have wildly different styles, and it’s natural to wonder how this film will manage strike a balance.
Recently, talking to WSVN-TV, Henry Cavill was asked about Justice League’s tone. His answer was very interesting:
“The tone of the film – I’m not going to say it is light, because that would be doing it an injustice. It has a serious scenario with moments of humor and lightness peppered throughout…When people are in bad situations, gallows humor does come into effect. Like guys in the armed forces, a lot of them have really bizarre senses of humor, and it gets [them] through, and we have those. We have those in this movie.”
This could be a nice middle-ground for the DCEU. Instead of doing away of the darker nature of DC Films completely, why not try to find some levity in all of the conflict? That way, instead of humor just feeling tacked on, it would directly tie into the main plot, opening things up for potentially great character moments.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League will reunite Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and Robin Wright as General Antiope alongside J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Commissioner Gordon, Amber Heard (The Danish Girl) as Mera, Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) as Vulko, Kiersey Clemons (Dope) as Iris West, Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) as Steppenwolf, and Julian Lewis Jones (Stella) and Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.
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