Deborah Snyder on ‘Suicide Squad’, ‘Wonder Woman’ and the Rest of the DC Movie Slate

     March 22, 2016


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is much bigger than its two titular superhero. This is really where the DC Cinematic Universe begins, and the train has already left the station for what Warner Bros. and the coterie of producers have in store for the superheroes who make up the Justice League. With Wonder Woman and Justice League — Part 1 already in production, the creative forces behind the DCCU are hard at work shaping the universe and one of the heavy hitters is producer Deborah Snyder, who, along with her husband and production partner, BvS director Zack Snyder, has been a major player in the formation of Warner Bros’ superhero slate.

At the press day for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Steve Weintraub spoke to producer Debbie Snyder about the tone of next two DC movies, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad and Patty JenkinsWonder Woman, looking ahead to Justice League and Aquaman, and beyond. Watch what she had to say in the video or scroll down to read her comments.

When asked what will surprise audiences about the upcoming DCCU films, Snyder teased the distinct tones and visions behind each project:

Deborah Snyder: They’re so different from each other. David has created this really fun movie about bad guys trying to do good, and it’s brazen, and it has just a really great tone to it, so it’s really fun. And it’s so different from BvS and it’s completely different from what Patty Jenkins is doing with Wonder Woman. With Wonder Woman, it’s an origin story, it takes place also in World War I, so as you can imagine you’re kind of in a completely different world. And even just the color palette and everything of the films are so different from one another. And I think that’s what’s so great about having these directors come on board who have a very strong vision and point of view for these character and these stories and they can really make it their own, so that’s pretty cool.

batman-v-superman-poster-gal-gagotSnyder also laid out the timeline for the various states of production on the upcoming DC slate including Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and beyond:

So Suicide Squad is in post and that comes out later this summer, and Wonder Woman we just finished most of the bulk of principal photography in London. They’re taking a two-week hiatus so Gal [Gadot] can some and do press, and then we go back and shoot the Themiscyra sections in Italy, and then come back for some pickups in London, just some green screen and some tank work, and things like that. We start Justice League April 11th and that is at Leavesden, mostly on stage and some locations around there as well as Iceland and I think a beat in Scotland at the end of the schedule. And we are working with James Wan on the development of the Aquaman script right now, and I’m hoping that sometime first quarter of next year we’ll be in production on that movie as well as working on the script for Flash. So it’s a little busy.

When asked if it was exciting to be able to do all of these superhero projects, Snyder responded:

It’s amazing to be able to get the opportunity to bring these great characters to life. It’s like a dream come true. It’s crazy. It’s busy but we love doing what we do.

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