Shazam! Absolutely loved watching this at the cinemas, what a blast Another great DC film and the second from the Conjuring boys bringing their own tone and talent to the DCEU, really loving this direction DC and WB are taking. Next up Joker So happy Zeta are using the “Bubblegum” art for the steelbook, not sold on the rear artwork but should look very nice in high gloss though.
Shazam! Absolutely loved watching this at the cinemas, what a blast Another great DC film and the second from the Conjuring boys bringing their own tone and talent to the DCEU, really loving this direction DC and WB are taking. Next up Joker
I liked the Shazam movie, I think it was quite decent. But I can't agree with you. Saying "the direction DC and WB are taking", what direction exactly? Funny movies with weird jokes? This is working for Shazam, because that's the whole point: a teenager inside a Superman like body. And even then, some jokes are just stupid and not funny, like the part in the final act, with bad the guy flying and speaking too far away from Shazam who can't hear him. That's like telling to the viewer "see we are a superhero movie but we joke about superhero movies because they are stupid". This tone would not work with Batman, Superman, or even the Flash. We kinda saw it in Justice League. Yes the Flash can be a funny guy, but it really depends on the situation. For example, the next movie Flashpoint, WB hired the Spiderman Homecoming writers to have something funny, and Ezra Miller is more than likely going to be fired because he said he wanted a darker Flashpoint closer to the comics. The comics is about Barry Allen going back in time, messing with the whole universe ending up creating a World War. Why would you want this kind of situation to be funny, I really don't understand Warner. They just want to follow the Disney/Marvel formula, but it can't really work with DC heroes. I mean even in animated movies, or the 90s Justice League animated series, the heroes never or rarely joke when the situation is serious.
and it's the same thing for Marvel, some jokes are just too much. With Shazam, the funny part comes from the difference between his age/mentality and his body/duty. They should show us with situations, not try to tell us what is funny
WB is planning to “de-emphasise” the DCEU across their films and make it more about Director Driven DC character/s Films and their Universes (for eg. The Bat Family / “Gothamverse”) that technically live within the same DCEU. So each film will have its own tone one that best suits the character/s where the Director can then bring their own talents and style to the film aswell. Take for example Sandberg he was able to bring his Horror Talents to Shazam! and blend it in with the character tone of Shazam! Patty Jenkins had a good percentage of creative freedom with Wonder Woman and Wan brought his talents to Aquaman while staying mostly comic accurate. Which is great to see as Warner are learning from their mistakes and giving more faith and trust in their directors.
Where with the new Joker film it’s non canon and part of the tentative label DC Dark or DC Black (last I heard). The reason behind this is so DC can start up a somewhat sub franchise / alternative universe so directors can make films with more artistic freedom that aren’t connected with continuity or beholden to Films in the DCEU. This direction leads into what theve done already with their comic books with the label ‘Elseworlds’ where the stories aren’t bound to the main universe and can be seperate canon.
As with Ezra’s Flash
‘The Flash’: Ezra Miller Is Rewriting a Darker Script to Try and Keep the Role
“That’s right. Per THR, Miller has teamed up with acclaimed comics author Grant Morrison to write a new draft of The Flash screenplay to show what his take would be like, and Warner Bros. agreed to the move by hiring the duo to pen the script. However, THR notes that there could be a lot riding on this screenplay. Miller’s holding deal to play The Flash expires in May, and if he and Morrison pour their hearts into this script only for Warner Bros., Daley, and Goldstein to still disagree on the direction, it’s possible Miller could be out as the character.”