The latest rumors from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set suggest that that there is a no joke policy regarding the film.
I’m not entirely sure whether I believe this will translate to the screen, It would seem to impose limitations on the film especially when Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel was slated for being overly grim [I’m looking at you Jonathan Kent].
The rumors originate from movie site Hitflix, who are quoting sources they have. Which straight away should mark this as being a story to take with a pinch of salt. But for a company trying to distance itself as far from the Marvel model, it wouldn’t be entirely surprising.
Then there is the promotional material, lets compare.
Despite its serious tone, Captain America: The Winter Soldier had levity, the dialogue between Cap, Widow, Falcon et al was snappy and funny. It’s not a stretch to see this in the promotional material, there are lots of blues and grays but still largely colorful on the other hand BvS doesn’t fare too well. In the photo above of Wonder Woman, it is practically sepia toned, pictures of Batman show him grimacing and in black and white.
This is allegedly due to Warner Bros concern RE: Green Lantern’s failure, but that seems hard to believe since the reason the dialogue in Green Lantern fell flat is most probably due to having multiple screenwriters hack it to pieces. Plus lets not forget that Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy that is more recent to the screen and is generally defined by the word gritty, even the – at times bleak – last installment there was sharp and witty dialogue: “Yes it still comes in black.”
But there will only be one way to find out and that is by actually seeing the flick, which is still almost 2 years away.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently slated for a March 25th 2016 release.
The writer of this piece was: Gary Kane aka (GK)
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