WB Exec Talks DC Vs. Marvel Movies, Batman Vs. Superman & Wonder Woman
Warner Bros. film chief Greg Silverman offers updates on the DC slate of movies in an recent interview with THR.com.
Regarding how WB will differentiate the DC movies from Disney's Marvel movies, Silverman offers:
We have a great strategy for the DC films, which is to take these beloved characters and put them in the hands of master filmmakers and make sure they all coordinate with each other. You'll see the difference when you see Batman v. Superman, Suicide Squad, Justice League and all the things that we are working on.
There is intensity and a seriousness of purpose to some of these characters. The filmmakers who are tackling these properties are making great movies about superheroes; they aren't making superhero movies. And when you are trying to make a good movie, you tackle interesting philosophies and character development. There's also humor, which is an important part.
Silverman also comments on Michelle MacLaren leaving Wonder Woman, with Patty Jenkins coming on to direct:
We had a very intensive process looking at everybody. Patty and Michelle were really the ones who came to the forefront the first go-round, so when things didn't work out with Michelle, we all knew we had someone great who had expressed interest before. She came back and is doing a great job. But it was never about the best female director. She has demonstrated doing amazing work with female characters, such as in Monster.
Wonder Woman also had multiple writers on the project with each writing different scripts. Silverman explains the reasoning:
Every project is different. On some projects, we have multiple writers working together. In some cases, we put writers together who have never been a team together. And sometimes, there is only one writer whose voice is right. In the case of Wonder Woman, the right approach was to have writers pitching different scenes within the framework we created.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" hits March 25, 2016 followed by "Suicide Squad" on August 5, 2016, with "Wonder Woman" and "Justice League Part 1" in 2017.