‘Justice League’ Cast Hopes Movie’s Themes Apply to Real World Problems
.The DCEU has been criticised for been overly “dark and broody” and while it’s been said that the upcoming Justice League will have a lighter tone and a more “fun atmosphere” that doesn’t mean the movie is shy on things that matter.
So far, the DCEU has tackled issues like PTSD -Bruce suffers PTSD in Batman V Superman– military interventions, xenophobia, restoration of hope in a world that seems lost, immigration and cultural identity, mental illnesses, compassion even when people don’t deserve it and more.
With Justice League, the cast hopes that people will feel the importance of finding unity even when personal issues and cultural differences appear, as said in the press Junket in London.
The first one to address this was Gal Gadot who, much like Diana Prince herself, believes that people can be good, we just have to be there.
“In the real world, we don’t fight monsters. We don’t have aliens attack. It’s us creating the problem. And I think it would be wonderful if somehow us humans could get together and come together and just be and do good to each other and try to make the world a better place. I’m giving you a cheesy answer, right back at ya, but I mean it from the bottom of my heart.”
On his part, Ezra Miller thinks that, by playing superheroes, they have the change to light on issues that matter and a responsibility to do so, that they can be the example that people need.
“I think it’s important to talk about this, which is that human beings are in an existential crisis and there’s no guarantee that humanity will be here in 100 years or 200 years because we are facing real existential threats, and like Gal says, threats come from us, like, we’ve created climate change, we’ve created the threat of nuclear war, and we do have to overcome differences in order to get over that, otherwise it’s game over on humanity, so I think it’s a great time to make superhero movies and groups of superhero movies and actually start addressing in more meaningful and solid ways, but also in the world of fantasy and fiction how we’re actually going to accelerate our processes and save our skin.”
Ray Fisher has already talked about what he thinks is the importance of Cyborg in the film, as well as why he hopes that people can identify with him, but while talking about the importance of the film as a whole, he said that is the fact that it takes on the responsibility of power and how it can be used for good.
“It’s inspiring to see people with so much power who could go in one, in a different direction, who could go toward the negative side of it, it’s great and it’s important for us to see people who have the power to continue that.”
Producer Charles Roven, to finish, said that social relevance is something the franchise always strives for, as it’s something that has been a part of these characters since the beginig of their story.
“One of the reasons that we make these films and these characters have lasted for so long is because they’re inspirational and aspirational characters, so if these very metahumans, those who have superpowers and want them, those who have powers and don’t want them, those who, they come from different places in life and haven’t figured out all their issues, that they can come together and hopefully that will resonate to the world and see maybe they can come together.”
While the possible duration and its lighter tone might not give the film enough time to get actually deep and serious, the cast still believes there’s enough in it for people to take something away from it and apply it to their daily life. We can’t all be superheroes, but we can make the world a better place.
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