Ben Affleck & The Rock Tease New Direction For DC Films


Ben Affleck & The Rock tease a more fun DC universe in future movies

What was the biggest problem with DC films like Man of Steel, Batman v Superman and to a lesser extent Suicide Squad? Was it that they just weren’t any fun? Well, if that was your main concern about the films, recent comments by both Ben Affleck and The Rock might make you a little more optimistic about the future of DC films.

Ben Affleck, for one, refers to Justice League specifically as a sort of “rebirth” for the movies. You know, like the “Rebirth” they just recently had for DC Comics as a whole. One that was supposed to restore a sense of hope and optimism for the universe after the dreariness of the New 52:

"It was great, and there’s a lot of changes and a lot of new stuff. There was a whole feeling of kind of ‘rebirth’ and there’s an exciting group of actors. You know, Ezra Miller and Jason Momoa and guys like that, so much fun, and Gal Gadot who’s great and Henry Cavill. It was a lot of fun"

Affleck isn’t the only one talking about a new direction for DC Films. The Rock has been attached to star in a Shazam movie as the villain Black Adam for quite awhile now. The Rock had a recent meeting with the heads of DC and gave details of how it went:

"Meeting with the heads of DC about their entire universe. As a hard core DC fan, to get a real sense of the tonal shifts and developments coming in these future movies has me fired up. Something we, as DC fans have all been waiting for for a very long time. Hope, optimism & FUN. Even when talking about the the most ruthless villain/anti-hero of all time finally coming to life. Prepare yourselves DC Universe."

Next: Batman Delayed & Justice League A Mess?

This isn’t that surprising in that Suicide Squad was already evidence of a hard turn towards a lighter direction. But that movie was still pretty much a mess on a lot of levels. Is it too late for movies such as Wonder Woman and Justice League and we’ll just have to hope DC finally starts getting things right in 2018? I hope not…

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