With the release of Justice League right around the corner, fans are waiting expectantly to see the heroes of the DCEU unite for the first time on the big screen. However, there are some fans who are not as enthused about the upcoming release, due mainly to the franchise’s inconsistent quality. And while not everyone agrees with these fans that the DCEU has such faults, Henry Cavill himself has acknowledged that the original version of the cinematic universe hasn’t worked. And Cavill he has praised Wonder Woman as the first step in the right direction.
Cavill has explained that the original plan for the DCEU was to create for the fans a different version of these characters. But for some fans this plan hasn’t worked, but luckily Patty Jenkins’ blockbuster Wonder Woman may be the change the franchise needs.
Henry Cavill’s full quote on the subject of the DCEU and Wonder Woman can be found below:
“Even if Marvel didn’t exist, we’d struggle. There was a style they [DC] were going for, an attempt to be different and look at things from a slightly different perspective, which hasn’t necessarily worked. Yes, it has made money but it has not been a critical success; it hasn’t given everyone that sensation which superheroes should give the viewer.
I think it is a wonderful time for the female hero. It is the perfect setting in social politics right now, we need it, we want that perspective, and Wonder Woman has struck at the ideal time and has become a phenomenal success, which is fantastic. Any success within the superhero universe, especially within the DC Universe, is wonderful, because I want to keep telling the Superman story; selfishly, that works for me.
I feel like now the right mistakes have been made and they haven’t been pandered [to], and we can start telling the stories in the way they need to be told. It is even better to come back from a mistake or stylistic error into the correct vein because it will make it seem that much stronger. Wonder Woman was the first step in the right direction.”
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Justice League unites its way into theaters November 17, 2017.
Justice League – Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.