Have you seen literally any of the marketing for Batman v Superman? Heavy stuff, right? It’s all so dour that Greg Silverman, head of film production at Warner Bros., took to the pages of The Hollywood Reporter to assure moviegoers that Warners’ upcoming DC superhero slate would also have jokes. In fact, he said, “humor” would be “an important part” of the studio’s plan for its superhero films. But, if not for a total absence of merriment, how will DC’s cinematic universe separate itself from Marvel’s? “We have a great strategy for the DC films,” explained Silverman, “which is to take these beloved characters and put them in the hands of master filmmakers and make sure they all coordinate with each other … The filmmakers who are tackling these properties are making great movies about superheroes; they aren’t making superhero movies.” If only François Truffaut were alive, he’d totally love Jared Leto’s bright green Joker hair.
He may smile!