Warner Bros Executive Greg Silverman Talks BVS' Tone, WONDER WOMAN & The DCCU V MCU Debacle

Many people see Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara as the key man behind the studios hotly anticipated DC Cinematic Universe, and while that may be true, another executive who will play a vital role over the coming years will be Greg Silverman. WB's President of Creative Development & Worldwide Production recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about the studio's vision for their upcoming superhero properties.

Unsurprisingly, one of the first things he was asked about was how DC planned on differentiating their universe from their cross-company rivals at Marvel:

"We have a great strategy for the DC films, 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. You'll see the difference when you see Batman v. Superman, Suicide Squad, Justice League and all the things that we are working on."

Silverman then addressed complaints about the Batman v. Superman trailer being "too dark":

"There is intensity and a seriousness of purpose to some of these characters. The filmmakers who are tackling these properties are making great movies about superheroes; they aren't making superhero movies. When you're trying to make a good movie, you tackle interesting philosophies and character development. There's also humor, which is an important part."

He also explained the studio's decision to hire Monster director Patty Jenkins, following Michelle MacLaren's exit from Wonder Woman:

"We had a very intensive process looking at everybody. Patty and Michelle were really the ones who came to the forefront the first go-round, so when things didn't work out with Michelle, we all knew we had someone great who had expressed interest before. She came back and is doing a great job. But it was never about the best female director. She has demonstrated doing amazing work with female characters, such as in Monster."

Well, there's plenty to digest there - including some very interesting points on the general direction of the DCCU, the balance between 'dark' (intensity) & 'light' (humor), and the studio's thought process behind bringing Jenkins on board.

Source: THR

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