DC Extended Universe has its own genre and often has dark comedy in terms of other superhero movies. All the previous movies in the DCEU had the same pattern and had very few light-hearted superhero movies. Unlike comedy juggernaut movies that MCU has, DCEU focuses on a cohesive cinematic universe. With Super Man: Man of Steel, DCEU marked its first film and fans have been comparing it with the marvel movies. Reportedly, Warner Bros. Wants To Hire Someone Like Kevin Feige For The Future Of DCEU
Light superhero comedies often divert the audience or do not focus on the main plot of the movies. In DC comics, the characters had hilarious jokes but DCEU seems to be in a different genre. Let’s have a look at Why DCEU Refuses To Make Light-Hearted Superhero Comedies.
DCEU is much more character-oriented
The past movies in the DCEU had a character origin story. These movies have been very serious about the plot and story. DCEU provides more iconic in terms of characters establishment and has a stronger cinematic value for the superheroes. DCEU tends to emulate the Dark Style/Theme from the 80s Comic books.
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Iconic DC characters which the world looks after
DC has iconic characters that fans consider to be the best superheroes. It becomes a moral responsibility of the production to not show characters doing lame jokes and doing any stupid slapstick comedy. With Demi-God and Heroes carrying the metaphorical weight of the world on their shoulders will not look nice doing random lame things.
Villains in the DCEU have much more than fighting the protagonist
In all the previous DCEU movies, villains had a significant role that the world can not forget. Be it The Joker, Riddler, Bane, Peacemaker, Steppenwolf, etc had a story of their past experiences which could not be presented in a light-hearted comedy. Fans needed to know the origin of their pain and dark comedy sought to be the only way.
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Dark Tone of the DCEU movies provided a lot of money to the DC and Warner Bros.
The Dark Knight trilogy made a lot of money and DC and Warner Bros. played safe to adapt the same formula and try less experimentation. Many people forgot that the Arrowverse started the same way and the first few seasons of The Arrow were very Dark.