"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder recently admitted that the majority fan and critic reactions to the film, took him by surprise and eventually led to a change in the tone of "Justice League."
During his latest interview with Vulture, Snyder spoke about the overall "fun" tone of "Justice League" and justified his vision for "Batman v Superman."
"When Batman v Superman came out, I was like, 'Wow, okay, oof,'" said the filmmaker. "It did catch me off guard. I have had to, in my mind, make an adjustment. I do think that the tone of Justice League has changed because of what the fans have said."
But Snyder was quick to defend his vision for the heroes in "Dawn of Justice" and explained why the tone was always going to inevitably change with the release of "Justice League."
"You really had to dig down on the darker parts of them to make them fight each other. I really do believe that with this movie, with Justice League, they've been freed of the responsibility to be in a place where they would fight each other. That's liberating for us in making the movie, because now we have a single enemy with a single objective, and it's really about uniting the team. That, to me, is a fun activity."
Several reports from the recently-held set visit, claim that the movie certainly looks like a lot of fun. But will letting go of the dark undertone that separates DC superhero films from Marvel movies, pay off in the long run? That remains to be seen.
"Justice League" is slated to be released on Nov. 17, 2017.