If 'Wonder Woman' rocks, it will provide some cover if 'Justice League' doesn't click. - From Forbes
All that is left is to ramp up the marketing a bit as the release date gets closer (we got a sneak peek on last night’s Gotham, and we’ve been getting a deluge of TV spots, contests, images and promised magazine covers since Thursday), wait for the first batch of reviews and hope for the best.
But stories of behind-the-scenes meddling, including studio panicking causing said film to be reworked to more closely resemble the trailer, and the last several months of negative circumstances (Rick Famuyiwa ditching The Flash, Ben Affleck opting out of directing the Batman movie, etc.) have created the impression that the DCEU franchise is, well… (insert everyone’s favorite Event Horizon scene).
If the picture is well-received by critics and audiences, it will do more than just change the tune concerning the future of the DCEU.
If Wonder Woman is good, aspirational, family-friendly, crowd-pleasing, etc., etc., then the studio can point to Patty Jenkins’ creation and say “See, look!
at least has the option of saying that said picture was the last of its kind and that Wonder Woman and James Wan’s Aquaman (due December 21, 2018) are the future.