It was reported last year that Pan scribe Jason Fuchs is writing the Wonder Woman movie for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, and while he for some reason is unwilling to confirm or deny that, he had plenty to say about the direction of the DC Extended Universe in a recent interview.
Fuchs is now yet another person involved with these movies to point out that the DC Comics adaptations are grittier and darker than Marvel’s offerings, and it’s hard not to suspect that the studio has insisted this be pointed out in the hope of making it clear to moviegoers that they’ll be getting a very different kind of superhero movie with the likes of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.
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Check out what Fuchs had to say in a recent interview below:
“This is what I would say. When you work for DC, it’s sort of like working for the CIA. You have a vow of silence. I think, as we speak, Zack Snyder’s gonna come in here and put a muzzle on me. The trouble with these things is that you really can’t say much. So I’m excited about everything that’s going on in that universe. And I’ve certainly read the same reports you’ve read about my involvement and what that might be, but I can only speak to it as a fan. I can tell you, I am someone who from a very young age was a huge fan of DC Comics. A huge fan of that key troika in the Justice League of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as all the other characters.
So I am very, very happy that that DC Cinematic Universe is finally being fleshed out. I don’t think it’s any secret that people who have seen the Batman v Superman trailer, the Suicide Squad trailer can see that this is a very different cinematic universe than the one that Marvel has constructed over at Disney, or the one that Simon Kinberg and company have constructed with X-Men over at Fox. It’s a really specific, grand, slightly darker, slightly grittier place. As a fan of those comic books, a fan of those movies, I’m excited to see where it goes next.”
The writer is clearly involved with Wonder Woman in some way then, and it’s hard not to be excited about the prospect of these very different comic book movies from Warner Bros. Whether they’ll recapture the success of what Marvel has done remains to be seen, but either way, we’ll no doubt hear something a little more concrete on Wonder Woman as the June 23rd, 2017 release date draws closer.