Warner Bros Pictures really isnt having the easiest of times getting their DC Cinematic Universe off the ground, as it tries to match the success of Marvel Studios own highly successful Cinematic Universe – but things just seem to be going from bad to worse for the studio.
Ahead of the official release of Wonder Woman, a previous executive over at Warner Bros, who goes by the name Gracie Law, has publicly accused the studio of releasing messy, below-par films, even stating that production on Wonder Woman was a mess and hinting that the film might perhaps be a let down upon it’s release.
“Maybe Wonder Woman wouldn’t be such a mess. Don’t try to hide behind the great trailer. People inside are already confirming it’s another mess. It is almost impressive how you keep rewarding the same producers and executives for making the same mistakes, over and over.” – Gracie Law
But is the unnamed former employee wrong? Perhaps, but perhaps not.
Many claim Warner Bros Pictures are trying to replicate the success of Marvel’s family friendly nature and as a result losing the dark, gritty feel that makes DC Comics so different from it’s rival. Despite Ben Affleck’s ‘older’ Batman receiving critical praise after his appearance in this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, perhaps the films critical failure stemed from the fact that it wasn’t dark enough – compared to Christopher Nolan’s epic trilogy.
Gracie Law, who penned the open letter after seeing Man of Steel back in 2013, also targeted Justice League director Zach Snyder, who was recently the focus of an online petition to remove him from the DC Cinematic Universe after the critical failure of Batman v Superman.
“Zack Snyder is not delivering. Is he being punished? Assistants who were doing fantastic work certainly were. People in finance and in marketing and in IT. They had no say in a movie called ‘Batman V Superman’ only having 8 minutes of Batman fighting Superman in it, that ends because their moms have the same name.” – Gracie Law
With the public rapidly losing patience with Warner Bros Pictures, the upcoming success of Wonder Woman will likely determine the future of the DC Cinematic Universe and how the studio’s moves forward with it.
Read Gracie Law’s full public letter here »