Will Joss Whedon be the savior the DC Universe has been looking for?
The recent success of Wonder Woman aside, the DC Universe has been in a dire situation for the last few years. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad were critical failures for the most part, and audiences had their fair share of criticisms of the films, as well. Many people also questioned the lack of publicity for Wonder Woman going into the release. Audience and critic response to Wonder Woman helped the film soar in the box office, and the DC Universe will look to continue on that success with the upcoming Justice League film.
Fans of Joss Whedon were thrilled in March when it was announced that he would be directing a standalone Batgirl film, and after Zack Snyder had to step away from Justice League due to a family tragedy, it seems that the future of the DC Universe rests even more on the Joss’ shoulders now. The success of Justice League could set the tone of the DC Universe for years to come, and with the critical and box office success of Wonder Woman, this could put the DC Universe in a much more competitive place against the Marvel films than ever before.
DC Films executives have already hinted that Joss could be a major player in the DC Universe for years to come.
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