Joss Whedon is already making an impact on the budding DC Extended Universe.
Joss Whedon is deep in the DC Extended Universe, as he is currently managing both Justice League and Batgirl. With him having his hands in two DCEU projects, many have speculated what his exact role will be in the development of the cinematic universe. Now, we have a better idea of just how involved he is.
DC Films co-heads Geoff Johns and Jon Berg recently spoke with Variety. During the interview, Berg shed some light on how Whedon factors into the studios’ plans:
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"He’s a big part already. We love him. He’s a great partner, collaborator; we want him to be ensconced. We bring people by, have general meetings and talk about comics and their favorite superhero movies. With Joss, he saw the master board, and he saw a “Batgirl” title and he said, ‘You guys seriously want to do ‘Batgirl’? And we said, ‘Absolutely.’ He said, ‘That’s my jam.’"
This is definitely good news for Warner Bros. and DC Films. Following the first three entries in the franchise, audiences were clamoring for a new direction. Wonder Woman succeeded in being that breath of fresh air, and Whedon is poised to build on it.
Through his work with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the writer/director has proven that he knows the superhero genre. Of course, he’s also known for his unique method of writing characters and infusing humor into his dialogue.
Justice League will be the ultimate test to see if Whedon can work within this universe, and if it pans out, it could be a huge positive for the DCEU going forward.
Justice League arrives in theaters on November 17, 2017.