After the critical reaction to films like "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Suicide Squad," you can't blame some DC fans for being a little wary about the upcoming "Justice League" and it's tone However, a recent interview with director Zack Snyder in Total Film sounds reassuring, at least when it comes to the super hero ensemble's tone.
"One of the more rewarding aspects of creating 'Justice' League was having fun exploring the dynamic between this diverse group of larger-than-life characters with disparate backgrounds, ethics, and unique perspectives all trying to come together and work as a team," Snyder said.
He said "fun"! Considering that some critics had a problem with the previous DC movies being too dark, that's a good sign, right? Snyder even went on to use that word as well as "exciting" later in the interview:
"It not only offers an opportunity for great drama and complex relationships, but it also often results in great fun," said Snyder. "It’s an exciting concept to explore and it only gets better when you add the component of our incredibly talented cast -- their chemistry really adds to that dynamic."
A focus on the character dynamics sounds promising. While the Snyder-directed "Man of Steel" and "Batman v Superman" were commercial successes, fan reaction to the decidedly darker take on DC's heroes has remained mixed. Ben Affleck previously commented that "Justice League" felt like a "rebirth" and that working alongside fellow JL members Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill was indeed fun. This can be confirmed by Momoa's instagram.
Starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg, with Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, the "Justice League will assemble Nov. 17, 2017.