Does WB Have A "No Jokes" Policy With Their DC Comic Book Movies?
No, I'm not kidding. Drew McWeeny of Hit Fix has heard on multiple occasions that Warner Bros. has implemented a "No Jokes" policy with their comic book movies. Check it out.
Drew McWeeny of Hit Fix has posted a new and intriguing article today. He has heard on multiple occasions that Warner Bros. has applied a "No Jokes" policy when it comes to their upcoming slate of DC comic book movies.
Last week was about the fifth time I've heard that there is a mandate at Warner Bros. regarding any of the DC superhero films in development, and it's very simple and direct and to the point.
"No jokes." - Drew McWeeny
Just because he has heard of this mandate multiple times doesn't mean Drew believes it is the studios policy. As Drew points out, humor can be a great way to alleviate the tension of a scene as well as allowing for the suspension of disbelief, which is usually required to some degree in a comic book movie. He believes the culprit behind this possible edict is Ryan Reynolds' Green Lantern. It was filled with cheesy one-liners and Reynolds' non-stop quips.
Personally, If this policy is in fact real I would assume Warner Bros. is using it as a way to differentiate its comic book movies from Marvel's. Marvel has made it a point to stuff as many jokes as they can in their films. Heck, just look at Thor: The Dark World and their latest blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy as examples of this. If WB wants to give their DC cinematic universe more of a serious tone I'm all for it. Though, Man of Steel could've used a bit of humor here and there to relieve the tension.
What do you think of this "No Jokes" policy?
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