Warner Bros president Greg Silverman, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, has spoken out saying where the DC Cinematic Universe will differ to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In the interview he has said that Warner Bros are picking up “master filmmakers” for the DCCU as well as saying that they are making “great movies about superheroes; they aren’t making superhero movies”.
“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.”
He also spoke out about complaints that the Batman v. Superman trailer was too dark.
“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 was asked how important it was that a woman directed Wonder Woman and he seemed to avoid answering based on the directors gender, but seemed more interested in what she was doing with the titular character:
“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.”