Man of Steel: dark and gritty film. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: dark and gritty film. The Flash? Not necessarily so.

While there has been speculation that all of the Warner Bros./DC Comics movie universe (DCU) will have the same tone as the first two films, co-producers Zack Snyder and his wife Deborah assure that each DCU director will have freedom to direct the movie as they see fit, regardless of whether the overall tone matches the previous films.

As reported in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Zack quoted as saying,

“If you’re making a Flash movie with Ezra Miller, it’s like millennial Flash. It’s going to be a little lighter than making a World War I epic with this feminist icon like Wonder Woman. The films do live in a united universe.”

Snyder doesn’t want to pigeonhole his directors into a certain tone. Though many creative minds go into each DCU movie, and they want to maintain a feel that all of these characters exist in the same universe, each director is given the ability to shoot their own unique visions.

A Flash movie with a lighter tone? It could definitely work.

The next installment in the DCU set for release is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, due out March 25, 2016.

Sources: Latino-Review, The Hollywood Reporter. Photo credit: