Wonder Woman is just what fans wanted. It had a great story, fantastic actors and promises a bright future for the DCEU. And believe it or not, it also featured a cool connection to the DC Animated Universe.
Longtime DC fans will remember the classic #JusticeLeague TV series –– created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini –– that featured Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Hawgirl, Flash, Martian Manhunter and Green Lantern as a team that defended the universe from powerful threats. Without a doubt, one of the show's standout elements was its awe-inspiring character introductions:
Well, the #WonderWoman connection comes through the debut of the DCEU's snazzy new logo animation. In it, we get to see various heroes like Superman, Wonder Woman and even Green Lantern banding together to form the DC logo.
Fans noticed the big screen intro was a clear homage to the #JusticeLeague cartoon's. And to give us an idea of how similar the two introductions were, a dedicated Reddit user by the handle of aemon123 created a side-by-side comparison of both the live-action and animated intros. Take a look at it:
The Entire Team
I don't know about you, but this last frame reminds quite a lot of the ending for the Justice League Unlimited intro, which had a considerable amount of characters in frame.
Of course, the #DCEU intro is not an exact recreation of the Justice League cartoon's. For example, characters like Cyborg and Aquaman were missing from the animation, so some creative liberties had to be taken for the comparison. With that said, these animations are remarkably similar, and that begs the question:
Is This A Sign Of The DCEU Taking A Cue From The DCAU?
A considerable number of fans have wanted the DCEU to be modeled after the #DCAU for some time. Not because people see the DC Animated Universe as the best source material for the films, but because the DCAU has been one of the few DC adaptations to perfectly balance the serious and optimistic tones from the comics, whereas the previous DCEU entries were overwhelmingly serious.
So could the new logo mean Warner Bros. is finally ditching that infamous somber tone and replacing it with the same inspiration and optimism from the comics that fans love so much and the shows nailed? It's possible.
Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman hit that perfect balance as well. Seeing the movie's astounding success, the studio will most likely try to model future DCEU superhero films around those same optimistic and hopeful elements that made Wonder Woman so enjoyable and well-received.
Wonder Woman is currently in theaters and Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.
What do you think of the similarity between the new DCEU and the Justice League cartoon intro? Let me know in the comments!