I like jokes. I think many people like jokes. Jokes are not a fad, and they’ve been a staple of storytelling for quite some time. They’ve been a large part of blockbuster movies where people go to have a good time, and part of that good time includes the magic of laughter. There are exceptions, and one of the biggest is The Dark Knight trilogy, which had jokes, but they didn’t do much to lighten the mood. Marvel responded by making humor an integral part of their movies, and the studio’s been pretty successful so far.
But with Warner Bros. planning to build its own interconnected set of superhero films, the studio might be countering in an utterly bizarre manner: by mandating that the new DC supehero movies have “no jokes”. Hit the jump for more. [Update: An unlikely source has spoken up to refute this "no joke" mandate: Seth Rogen. More after the jump.]