The bad news: They waited until now to have a ten-year plan for the DC library?!?
Either way, there’s clearly a big shakeup going on behind the scenes at Warners these days since the company merged with Discovery, which brought in a new team of executives. The combined company has canceled at least one major DC project, an HBO Max Batgirl movie, leaving fans to wonder which previously announced movies and shows will still be made and which will end up in the Hollywood Phantom Zone.
We won’t know for sure for a while. But a new article about Warners and DC in the The Hollywood Reporter suggests that there may be more changes ahead of the company’s release calendar. They note that “development has slowed down” on several previously announced projects, such as Static shock movies and JJ Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Superman.
Much seems to depend on the status of Walter Hamada, the man who had been in charge of Warners’ DC slate before Warner Bros. Discovery fusion. When WBD was shelved BatgirlHamada has reportedly “almost left” the company and has currently only agreed to stay on for the release of Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam.
If Hamada leaves, it could change plans further. But his ideas for DC were apparently massive. According to the report:
Hamada’s plans are said to have included a Crisis on Infinite Earths event, a take on the seminal DC Comics story that was adapted for TV on The CW. Rumors circulated about introducing the Secret Six, a villainous team that in the comics have been Suicide Squad antagonists.
Crisis on Infinite Earths is basically DC’s signature crossover series, which featured every hero from the company’s history and smushed all of the company’s various alternate realities together into a single new continuity. The book came out in the 1980s and since then DC has made a variation of it. (In fact, they are currently publishing a book called Dark crisis.) Basically if DC really wanted to challenge Marvel and stuff Avengers: Endgame seriously they would have to make one Crisis on Infinite Earths movie.
But will it happen? Who knows at this point? At least we don’t have a clue until at least Black Adam opens in theaters on October 21.