Earlier this week Heroic Hollywood posted an interview with Batman v Superman second unit director Damon Caro and visual effects supervisor Bryan Hirota about their work on the epic Batman warehouse fight scene. Both gentlemen are also working on Justice League, and in part two of the interview they spoke about the tone of the sequel.
Comparisons to the Star Wars franchise were made, and words we’ve heard before like “rebirth” and “hope” were used. Check out the full excerpt below.
I’m also excited for the fact that, 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.
SOURCE: Heroic Hollywood