Screenwriter Jason Fuchs describes why DC movies differ from Marvel’s cinematic universe

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Ever since Warner Bros. started traveling down that same dirt road of the “cinematic universe” after Marvel’s coattails, they have been under scrutiny with a lot of comparisons to their rivals. Most of hardcore DC fans might argue with this statement, however, it is a fact that DC didn’t start their own cinematic universe until Marvel’s Avengers exploded. Even Fox Studios are trying to run after Marvel’s success by doing their own cinematic universe with the X-Men franchise that they’re holding on to for dear life.

It’s because of this scrutiny and comparison that DC seems to have taken a quieter back seat and have slowly trickled information to the awaiting masses. Collider recently caught up with Jason Fuchs, possible Wonder Woman screenwriter, and he informed them about what DC has in store for its fans.

“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.”

All of DC’s past movies have been either single movies on their own or trilogies. None of them connected to each; i.e. Superman Returns isn’t connected with the Dark Knight Trilogy in any way shape or form. They did attempt to start their cinematic universe, now aptly named: DCEU, with Green Lantern, however, that movie turned out to be a box-office bomb despite Ryan Reynolds being cast as the lead.

WB and DC rebooted and finally launched Man of Steel which most fans enjoyed and is considered the beginning and rebirth of the DCEU. With that movie as their flagship, DC has now cast its die for the future of many of their comic book movie characters. We will soon see if Fuchs’ words hold any weight once the DCEU train gains proper speed.

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Source: Collider

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