Although Man Of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad brought in some serious money at the box office, it's fair to say these movies were far from loved by critics. However, when Wonder Woman hit the big screen this past summer, it came as a much needed breath of fresh air to the DC Extended Universe - one that Warner Bros. is trying to replicate.
Speaking with Vulture, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson revealed that the studio will now let their standalone DC movies...stand alone.
"Our intention, certainly, moving forward, is using the continuity to help make sure nothing is diverging in a way that doesn’t make sense," Nelson said. "But there’s no insistence upon an overall story line or interconnectivity in that universe."
DC chief creative officer Geoff Johns added that James Wan's upcoming Aquaman movie will be in the same standalone vein as Wonder Woman.
"The movie’s not about another movie," he said. "Some of the movies do connect the characters together, like Justice League. But, like with Aquaman, our goal is not to connect Aquaman to every movie."
Both Nelson and Johns went on to confirm that the studio is launching a new slate of DC films that are unconnected to the existing universe - the first of which will center on the Joker and be directed by Todd Phillips.
"They’re outside the mainstream film universe and they feature different actors and worlds and takes on the characters. They’re most likely all going to be one-offs," Johns says. "We’ll be announcing the name of it soon-ish, but those films and the approach to those films is going to be a very different approach. The Joker is the only picture to date that is under the banner — it’s a very different take on the character, it’s a very different type of movie, and it’s unconstrained by continuity."
The next addition to the DC Films Universe will be Zack Snyder's Justice League. Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher, that movie opens on Friday, November 17th.
Source: Vulture via Entertainment Weekly
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