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Rumor: Warner Bros. Enforces 'No Jokes' Policy To DC Comics Movies

– by Laura Frances

There’s a rumor going around that Warner Bros. doesn’t want you laughing when you watch Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice in March 2016, or any of their DC Comics movies for that matter.

According to HitFix’s Drew McWeeney, and a few other writers around the web, the studio implemented a rule that's to set the tone for all of their superhero movies: “No Jokes.” (What?!)

In an in-depth (and very enlightening) article, McWeeney suggests that Warner Bros. wants Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and so on to be taken super seriously. While no one linked to the productions have admitted any of this, anyone who's seen Man of Steel can surely say that it's not much of a comedy. And this isn't exactly Warner Bros. fault because as McWeeney writes, "DC treats their superhero characters more like gods," whereas Marvel, the opposition, has characters that are more human-like and flawed.

This "No Jokes" policy might also be a response to the highly-comedic tone in Marvel's movies. But is Warner Bros. harming itself for taking itself too seriously? Personally, I was just about ready to give up on superhero films, but decided to give Guardians of the Galaxy a chance–I'm human damn it–and I am so glad I did because it was oozing with comedy. And not only that, but it had everything: action, heartfelt moments, total absurdity, and some seriousness as well.

The challenge now is finding out if this "No Jokes" policy is a real thing or just a made-up gimmick. Let's start asking, no?

Zack Snyder's Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The cast also includes: Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. The film will open in theaters March 25th, 2016. Below you can also check out some photos of Gotham City Jail, which is the place criminals go to before going to Stonegate Penitentiary or Arkham Asylum. Check it out:

SOURCE: HitFix, Comic Book Movie




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