In a new interview with The Wrap, DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns says that future DC movies will be less dark, more fun, and truer to the characters that inspired them. That's an approach we can definitely get onboard with.
“Get to the essence of the character and make the movies fun. Just make sure that the characters are the characters with heart, humor, hope, heroics, and optimism at the base.”
As The Wrap correctly points out, this is essentially the same approach Patty Jenkins took with Wonder Woman: gone was the faux-edgy darkness of previous DCU films, replaced with vibrant color, an abundance of personality, actual humor (humor, for the love of god!), and a faithful representation of the character at its center. With audiences everywhere responding so strongly to Jenkins' film, it's no surprise that WB might want to adopt this approach moving forward. Here's hoping that turns out to be the case.
Wonder Woman is in theaters now. The next DCU movie, Zack Snyder's (and, I suppose, Joss Whedon's) Justice League, will arrive in November. We'll be crossing our fingers until then.