Margot Robbie is set to make a huge impact in the awards season with her latest film, and it seems like her experience with it has given her the chance to see firsthand DC should handle their films. The Suicide Squad star’s next film I, Tonya as Robbie in a starring as Tonya Harding while also producing it.
It’s first film Robbie has produced, as she is slowly moving into both acting and producing. In a recent interview with Metro USA, she was asked if anything she learned from producing her latest movie made her appreciate the work form the producers in the DCEU. Using her experience from I, Tonya, she shared her thoughts on how producers in Hollywood, especially for DC films, need to enable the vision of the director.
“The most important thing as a producer is it’s your job when you pick your director to stand by your director… You can’t stand by your director and second guess everything. There are times when you step in and debate a certain situation. You don’t want to leave any stone unturned.”
“In my opinion a good producer trusts their director, and their job is to enable that director’s vision. That’s it. That’s your job. If that’s your director’s vision you need to do everything in your power to make that possible. And I think that’s a wonderful thing. In the DC Universe, too, once you decide on who your director is, and they have a vision, you have to enable that vision and step in at moments to keep it on course if need be. I think that’s the way. I think that’s what a producer should do.”
With the recent debacle that is Justice League, one can’t help but agree with Robbie wholeheartedly. The arguably worst part of that film is the fact that it’s obvious Warner Bros. strayed from Zack Snyder’s vision after leaving. You could also attribute similar behavior from DC producer’s with David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, as that film also suffered from lots of cut scenes and moving away from the director’s vision. David Ayer has recently expressed some of his biggest regrets of the film, but it seems like he’ll be learning from that experience as well.
One of the, if not, biggest problem with DC’s film universe is the fact that Warner Bros. always seem to want to mess with the director’s vision. The film that didn’t have much interference is this year’s Wonder Woman, and it’s not because they didn’t try.
Source: Metro USA
I, Tonya hits theaters December 8, 2017.