Is the DC Cinematic Universe Adopting a ‘No Jokes Policy?
By Dan Casey on August 27, 2014
Crisis on Infinite Nerdist Newses! Just kidding — our multiverse is holding strong, but what about the fate of the DC Cinematic Universe? Reports are coming out of HitFix and Badass Digest that Warner Bros. and DC Comics have a strict mandate for their superhero cinema: no jokes. Granted, we didn’t expect to see Batman trying out fifteen minutes of fresh material at Gotham’s equivalent of the Apollo, but surely there can be room for levity within the DC Cinematic Universe, right? Today, Jessica Chobot and the Nerdist News team try to find out the answer to that very question.
While it’s easy to pile on the DC Cinematic Universe’s perceived missteps and the increasingly jam-packed cast of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, it’s important to note that they have a distinctly different approach to both comics and films than Marvel does. It’s not necessarily worse, just different. It’s hard to argue with box office tallies, but it’s even harder to speak definitively about movies we haven’t seen yet. So, with that in mind, let’s hope that Warner Bros. aren’t confusing correlation with causation and treading water…
And rather that they’ll be laughing their way to the Aqua Bank.
Thanks for watching today’s show, folks. Be sure to emerge from your Fortress of Solitude tomorrow for another brand new episode, then let us know in the comments below your thoughts on this potential strategy for DC Comics-based films!