Warner Bros. Shakes Things Up After Batman v Superman

Posted: May 18, 2016 in Comic Book News
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After the extremely divisive (and, depending on who you talk to, complete failure of) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it seems as if Warner Bros. is finally ready to start changing things up, according to sources for The Hollywood Reporter.

A newly created section of the company, called DC Films, will be solely dedicated to creating the DCEU films, with current Executive Vice President Jon Berg and Chief Content Officer Geoff Johns co-running it. With these two, THR notes that Warner Bros:

is attempting to unify the disparate elements of the DC movies with a seasoned film exec and a comics veteran that together hopefully can emulate the way Marvel Studios has produced its films under the vision of president Kevin Feige. But sources also say Warners still wants to remain a filmmaker-driven studio.

It’s also been noted that both Johns and Berg will be made producers on the upcoming Justice League films. This is great news to those familiar with Johns’ and Berg’s work, as the former is a successful comic book writer (currently crafting DC’s Rebirth event, which will showcase the new DC logo in print for the first time), while the latter has has worked on/been working on Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and now both Justice League films.

It’s important to keep in mind that these changes come soon after other shakeups among the upcoming DCEU titles, such as when The Flash lost it’s director, Seth Grahame-Smith, who would have made his directorial debut with the film. According to THR, “the studio didn’t feel confident in a first-time helmer,” and is currently seeking a filmmaker with more experience, one who can not only handle a multimillion dollar budgeted film, but who can also have “an authoritative stamp” on the DCEU.

The recent reshoots for DC’s supervillain film Suicide Squad were also mentioned, with sources restating that the reshoots were not done with the purpose of adding more humor to the film.

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