Newswire: DC swears that Wonder Woman will actually be fun to watch
Three movies in, the DC Extended Universe has proven itself a pretty grim and dismal place, full of brutal extraterrestrial conquerors, deranged murder clowns, and an abundance of women named Martha. Much of that attitude has its roots in the tastes of the franchise’s current architect, Zack Snyder (although Suicide Squad‘s David Ayer contributed his fair share of darkness, too).
Now Patty Jenkins, director of Warner Bros.’ upcoming Wonder Woman, has promised that the DCEU is finally ready to start lightening up a little, with her upcoming superhero story offering a break from all the city-smashing monsters and dead mom angst. Instead, she told Variety, her movie is taking inspiration from an older take on superhero goodness: Richard Donner’s 1978 Superman.
“Superman was all about you,” Jenkins said. “It was about you watching and realizing what it would feel like to have great powers and do great …