Ben Affleck: DC Movies “More Mythic” Than Marvel, Snyder Says Wonder Woman Is Justice League’s “Gateway Drug”
Well, we're hooked.
Warner Bros. is ramping up for its DC Comics shared movie universe as Batman v Superman draws closer, and Wonder Woman is set to play an important role as they branch out. But what of the ever important Marvel v DC: Dawn of Internet Flame Wars? Batfleck himself has some thoughts on the differences between the two comic book movie universes.
Entertainment Weekly already brought us some great shots of the veritable trinity of superheroes in their Comic-Con preview edition, in which Affleck shared his thoughts on the differences in the tone of Marvel and DC-based movies. He said,
It is more mythic, it is more grand in that way, and it is a little more realistic. Just by their nature, these films can’t be as funny or as quick or as glib as Marvel movies.
Your mileage may vary on whether or not that’s a good thing for DC movies, as a bit of humor and levity can go a long way in making superhero antics seem more grounded in reality, whereas “gritty” realism can sometimes have the opposite effect. We’ll see for ourselves just how much the power of myth pays off for the Man of Steel “sequel” soon enough.
Still, we were excited to see Wonder Woman take her prominent place on the magazine’s cover, and she’ll apparently be an appropriately instrumental part in setting up the rest of the DC film universe. Director Zack Snyder said, “She plays a super-important part. In a lot of ways, she’s the gateway drug to the rest of the Justice League.”
We don’t exactly need a “gateway drug” to get us excited to finally get some live action Justice League movies (although, after Man of Steel, we could probably use some extra help getting excited) but we don’t mind seeing Wonder Woman fill that role—as long as she’s setting us up for plenty of her own stories along with other heroes’.
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