After receiving several internet rages for "Man of Steel" and the latest instalment of DC Extended Universe (DCEU), "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," from the critics and fans, the producers have stated that the next movie in DCEU will be much younger audience-friendly than the previous ones.
The original comic books counterparts of DC heroes have mostly been targeted for the younger audience, especially in '70s and '80s. However, so far the movies had a darker and grimmer theme to them. Since "Dawn of Justice" received a not-so-pleasant response, especially regarding the kids' audience, the upcoming movies of the franchise will be children-friendly.
As reported by Comic Book, when Deborah Snyder, producer of "Dawn of Justice," was asked whether the upcoming "Justice League" will be lighter in theme or not, he said that it will be different from the earlier DCEU movies.
"I think 'Justice League' is much more inclusive [than 'Batman v Superman']. It's all about the characters, too. We have these two very young Flash and Cyborg characters and they're definitely lighter. I think they're going to appeal to a younger audience. I think 'Suicide Squad' has its own audience, and I think 'Wonder Woman' has its own audience. Not just women because I think the movie, I've seen a little bit of it, and [Director] Patty [Jenkins]'s still working on her director's cut."
"I think it's going to be broad-reaching," Snyder added. "I think the darkest [we're going] is where we've been."
The next DCEU venture, "Justice League," is currently under production and will be directed by "Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder. It will star Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as The Flash.
William Dafoe of "Spider-Man" fame has also joined the movie as the villain Vulko along with Amber Heard, who will be portraying the character of Mera.
The movie is scheduled to release on Nov. 17, 2017, on the 25th anniversary of "Superman #75."