Finally, someone is admitting the DCEU has made mistakes!
Superman himself, Henry Cavill, is profiled in Poetic Justice, and he has finally said what his costars have refused to say: The DCEU has made mistakes.
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.
Thank you. This has been one of the major problems for me. Superheroes are about giving hope, and up until Wonder Woman, they have just been dreary and depressing.
Speaking of the Amazonian…
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.
Wonder Woman was the first DCEU film I’ve truly enjoyed. If that’s the direction they want to go now, I’m all for it. No more Hobo Superman. No more “oh look, I have all sorts of tattoos which means I’m crazy.” No more people who look like they haven’t showered… ever.
I’m not saying lets all go primary colors and and bright lights, but lets at least inject some hope. I want my superheroes to stand for something and it’s not how many innocent people they kill.
I’m with you, Cavill. Lets do this.
Source: Poetic Justice .