The 10 Funniest Scenes From The DCEU

Of the two major blockbuster superhero franchises, the DC Extended Universe has earned a reputation for being too dark and important. Much darker than its Marvel Cinematic Universe rival, DCEU movies have become notorious for taking themselves too seriously, especially in installments like Steel man Where Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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However, the franchise is not all black. The DCEU has several lighter films, and even its darkest films often have brief moments of levity. While the humor is often dark, there are still several scenes across the DCEU that leave audiences in stitches.

ten The Horrible Landing in Corto Maltese (The Suicide Squad)

Unlike the uneven tone of suicide squadthe quasi-sequel reboot The Suicide Squad settles into an overall dark comedy tone while still allowing time for emotional or powerful moments. The Suicide Squad the opening moments tell audiences what kind of movie this is with undeniably horrifying comedy.

Following the first team’s unfortunate landing in Corto Maltese, the scene is a violent massacre played for laughs. Everything goes wrong, characters display weird and totally unnecessary powers, and things go downhill to the point that Harley Quinn is one of the most sane people caught up in the carnage.

9 Harley Quinn takes on the GCPD in violent hilarity (Birds Of Prey)

Harley Quinn has proven herself to be one of the most comical characters in the DCEU, making several films with her unusual and goofy antics. As the main character of Birds of preyHarley launches an assault on the Gotham City Police Department to rescue Cassandra Cain, which leads to an unusually comedic action sequence.

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Showcasing Harley’s unconventional approach, self-aware storytelling, and contrasting her weirdness with the banality of the GCPD, the scene contains plenty of comedy and impressive fight choreography. Harley uses a bat and beanbags as weapons instead of guns, which keeps the scene funny, rather than an outright massacre of cops and prisoners.

8 Diana Prince walking in a bath Steve Trevor (Wonder Woman)

An essential part of wonder woman is the chemistry between Diana Prince and Steve Trevor, which works well for comedic and romantic purposes. In one of their first scenes, Diana meets Steve as he finishes his bath.

Between Diana’s inexperience with men and Steve’s bemused reaction to the situation, there’s plenty of comedy to draw rapport between the two. Highlights include a misunderstanding involving Steve’s watch, entirely accidental innuendo, and Steve being used as a reference to the other men.

seven Aquaman meets bikers in a bar (Aquaman)

Jason Momoa’s Aquaman is one of the most comedic characters in the DCEU. He is a bad-tempered but good-natured thug who often gets caught up in the moment, growls at those around him, and impersonates a fool on a semi-frequent basis.

At first Aquaman, Arthur is trying to have a drink with his father when some tough-talking bikers approach. Just when a fight seems inevitable, they ask for a selfie and end up drinking with Arthur. What follows is a photo montage as the group gets drunker and friendlier.

6 Perry White generously growls at his reporters (Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice)

Despite being played by Laurence Fishburne, Perry White has had a surprisingly low amount of screen time in the DCEU. Nevertheless, in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justicehe reverts to a more comedic characterization that comic book fans recognize: a headline-seeking editor who frequently mocks his reporters in a deadpan way.

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In a scene where Clark attempts to open an investigation into Batman, Perry repeatedly cuts him down. Whether it’s poking fun at the idea that a crime wave in Gotham is newsworthy or meta-humor about no one wanting to see Clark Kent take on Batman, the scene is one of lightest scenes of a film criticized for its lack of lightness.

5 Black Mask interrogating Harley Quinn (Birds Of Prey)

One of the DCEU’s most comedic villains is Roman Sionis, also known as Black Mask. In a departure from the comics, he is portrayed as a picky, mean-spirited, and nervous villain who is easily upset and very easily angered. While he can muster a legitimate threat, the character tends towards comedy – especially when faced with Harley Quinn, a gadfly.

Amid Birds of prey, Sionis is about to interrogate Harley in an attempt to get her diamond back. Harley’s antics contrasting with Sionis’ petulant demeanor make for a surprisingly funny scene – and that’s before it turns into a long, inexplicable sequence of song and dance on “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”.

4 Shazam testing his powers (Shazam!)

One of the central concepts of Shazam! is that its hero, Billy Batson, is a teenager who can become an adult superhero. Shazam! is more explicitly comedic than most DCEUs, being a mostly lighthearted film with plenty of time set aside for humorous settings.

In a long sequence, after Billy gains his superpowers, he and his friend Freddie begin testing them extensively. From shooting lightning bolts at things and buying booze using his adult guise, to sneaking into an adult club and getting shot in the face with Billy, the whole scene is played for prolonged laughs. It’s a fun and accurate example of what teens could do with superpowers.

3 Diana on the boat with Steve (Wonder Woman)

Much of the comedy in wonder woman comes from the entirely different worlds that Diana and Steve inhabit, each completely bewildered by things the other finds normal. As they leave Themyscira by boat, they get to know each other better, and Steve becomes increasingly disarmed by what Diana says.

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From the discussion of Diana being made of clay and brought to life by Zeus to the debate about the need for men in a romantic and sexual relationship, Diana forces Steve to give several double takes, seemingly unwittingly. The result is a scene that’s as sweet as it is comically entertaining.

2 Flag and Bloodsport trying to save Harley (The Suicide Squad)

After the beach massacre, the soldiers of Corto Maltese take Harley prisoner. After killing the dictator who wishes to marry her, she ends up being imprisoned and tortured. The other team members on the island hatched a plan to rescue her, which involves an elaborate break-in by Rick Flag and Bloodsport.

As they prepare to enter, Harley walks past them, having single-handedly butchered her exit. Flag is deeply disappointed, and he and Bloodsport consider it “patronizing” when Harley offers to get caught again so they can carry out their plan. It’s one of the many defining moments in a funny movie.

1 The opening credits of Peacemaker is nonsense in a serious way (Peacemaker)

take after The Suicide Squad, Peacemaker is a comedy-filled spectacle, focusing on one of this film’s most rigid and deadpan characters. The entire show is full of fun sequences, moments, and exchanges, but its opening credits sequence is one of the standout and funniest things about Peacemaker.

It features the entire cast doing a dance number in a parody of countless other opening titles. Due to the characterization and subject matter of the series, they do this in the stiffest and least humorous way possible. The absurdity of their well-choreographed dance, juxtaposed with the lack of enthusiasm from each of them, creates a perfect set of opening credits that let the audience know what to expect.

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