It is true that DCEU hasn’t had much critical success right from its inception in 2013. The first film Man of Steel had mixed reviews and the next two films Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad that released in 2016 faced severe criticism from fans and critics. Things became brighter when Wonder Woman released this summer, and it is now even generating buzz about a possible Oscar.
DCEU’s hardships are known to the actors working for the franchise too. However, the Superman Henry Cavill claims that the earlier movies have made “the right mistakes.”
Cavill explained that topic during an interview with The Rake, “Even if Marvel didn’t exist, we’d struggle,” he said. “There was a style they were going for, an attempt to be different and look at things from a slightly different perspective, which hasn’t necessarily worked.”
“Yes, it has made money, but it has not been a critical success; it hasn’t given everyone that sensation which superheroes should give the viewer. … I feel like now the right mistakes have been made and they haven’t been pandered [to], and we can start telling the stories in the way they need to be told,” he continued. “It is even better to come back from a mistake or stylistic error into the correct vein because it will make it seem that much stronger. Wonder Woman was the first step in the right direction.”
“I think it is a wonderful time for the female hero,” Cavill referred to Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. “It is the perfect setting in social politics right now, we need it, we want that perspective, and Wonder Woman has struck at the ideal time and has become a phenomenal success, which is fantastic. Any success within the superhero universe, especially within the DC universe, is wonderful because I want to keep telling the Superman story; selfishly, that works for me.”
Justice League will release on November 17 and its cast includes Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.