Many critics and fans opposed Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice because it lacked one simple aspect – fun. With that said, the cast and crew of the upcoming Justice League have all insisted that the new movie will be fun.
One way of confirming this new sense of humor was with a clip featuring J.K. Simmons as Jim Gordon, concluding with a witty line by Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen.
Although everyone smiled when they revealed a scene featuring both Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen exchanging humorous bits of dialogue.
Batman actor Ben Affleck had this to say on the subject:
“There’s definitely room for more humor,” says Affleck. “DC movies are, I think, by their nature still a little bit more Gothic or more mythic rather than some comic book movies are, but [Batman v Superman] was a heavy, dark movie. It was really rooted in Dark Knight Returns, which is a heavy, dark book. This is not that. This is a step in evolution from that about bringing together all these characters, ones who had their origins and it’s about multilateralism and it’s about hope. It’s about working together and the kind of conflicts that you have trying to work together with others. It’s a world with all these other superheroes that exist.”
While explaining where Justice League’s humor come from, Affleck had this to say:
“There’s comedy that goes in that necessarily, trying to work with other people and people trying to accomplish goals together is the root of all great comedy in my view, so there’s definitely hopefully some fun in it, but it’s recognizably these characters and these stories, it’s not turning it upside down.”
The film is also boosted by Ben Affleck’s increasing enthusiasm for a more lighthearted approach, an enthusiasm he lacked when even Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was released.
Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017.