ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

After opening last weekend, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice quickly became DC's highest-earning comic book movie release and a topic of contention for fans. Plenty of audiences still enjoyed the film, even after it received largely mixed to negative reviews from critics.

It's not exactly fair to pit DC and Marvel movies against each other — superhero subject matter aside, tonally its apples and oranges in my book — but one common criticism from both parties is that Batman V Superman was a serious and unrelentingly humorless affair. While that's not necessarily a bad thing, Warner Bros. is taking it upon itself to amend that fact.

According to an article by Birth.Movies.Death editor in chief Devin Faraci, Warner Bros. has heard the concerns and complaints from its fans and will be taking strides to make changes to its slate accordingly.

This doesn't just include future movies from the DC Cinematic Universe, but ones in which principal photography has already wrapped. In Faraci's article, he claims that a source revealed that WB is reshooting scenes for Suicide Squad on a big scale, like "tens of millions of dollars big."

Hearing that WB is aware that they need to inject some fun into these movies - and that's what I'm hearing is happening here, not that they're inserting jokes left and right but that they're beefing up fun character moments and interactions - can only mean good things for the future of the DC Movieverse after the deadly serious, zero fun Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Allegedly, the tone of the popular Suicide Squad trailer featuring "Bohemian Rhapsody" didn't match the finished product and included every joke in the movie. With these reshoots, Warner Bros. hopes fans will feel that their expectations were better met.

There's no telling how this will affect Zack Snyder's upcoming Justice League movie, but since filming has yet to start, there is still some time to make adjustments if the studio sees fit.


Do you think that DC movies need to lighten up?

(Source: Birth Movies Death)


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