Differences Between DC and Marvel Movies Discussed by Wonder Woman's Expected Writer

"Grand, darker, grittier."


There has been so much talk lately about the DC Extended Universe--Warner's slate of connected films drawn from their superhero roster--that it's easy to forget that so far only one such movie has been released. Unlike rivals Marvel, who are seven years and many movies into their Cinematic Universe, DC's sole offering to date is 2013's Man of Steel.

Now screenwriter Jason Fuchs has spoken about what will set DC's superhero films apart from those of Marvel. Fuchs is strongly rumoured to be the screenwriter of the forthcoming Woman Woman. While he has not officially confirmed this, in an interview with Collider to promote his new film Pan, he did speak about working for DC.

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"When you work for DC, it's sort of like working for the CIA," he said. "You have a vow of silence. I think, as we speak, [Man of Steel director] Zack Snyder's gonna come in here and put a muzzle on me. The trouble with these things is that you really can't say much. So I'm excited about everything that's going on in that universe.

"I've certainly read the same reports you've read about my involvement and what that might be, but I can only speak to it as a fan. I don't think it's any secret that people who have seen the Batman v Superman trailer, the Suicide Squad trailer, can see that this is a very different cinematic universe than the one that Marvel has constructed over at Disney.

"It's a really specific, grand, slightly darker, slightly grittier place. As a fan of those comic books, a fan of those movies, I'm excited to see where it goes next."

Wonder Woman is scheduled for a June 23, 2017 release, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot. Prior to this, Gadot will appear in Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which hits screens on March 25, 2016.

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