HeroicHollywood.com has published part of a longer interview with “Batman v Superman” Assistant Director Damon Caro and Visual Effects Supervisor Bryan Hirota in which they discuss working on the upcoming “Justice League” movie, the tone of the film, and comparing “Man of Steel”, “Batman v Superman” and “Justice League” to the original “Star Wars” trilogy.
From the little glimpses we’ve gotten to see so far, it seems like there is going to be a bit of a lighter tone. You have Flash coming in, which obviously lightens the tone quite a bit.
Hirota: And they’ve said that.
Caro: And the interesting thing is, on Man of Steel, in [Zack Snyder’s] head he had the storyline treatment of where they were going to go, and at the beginning of BvS it was even richer and deeper. The arc was BvS was the midway point and the darker movie. Hence what happens at the end; the whole tone of it was darker. If you play your story all at one level, there are no peaks and valleys, there’s no life. The great stories, the Greek tragedies, even life we have to be knocked down before we can build our way up. Justice League was always the rebirth of hope and the rise. People try to say that it’s a response to the backlash, and I’d definitely say that criticisms were heard, but it’s not like we threw everything out and started with a blank slate. It’s a bit like Star Wars. Empire Strikes Back? Dark movie! But then Return of the Jedi is the rise and the rebuilding of hope.
“Justice League” opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.