Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav recently unveiled the 10-year plan for DC. It’s no secret that many DC comics properties have been underutilized and even the films that have been released are notoriously hit-or-miss. The DCEU hasn’t really known what to do ever since Christopher Nolan‘s Batman the trilogy is complete. As a result, they take things in a new direction.
David Zaslav assured DC fans that the company understands the state of affairs and that they are taking steps to move things in a positive new direction. He said the following during a latest earnings call:
“You look at Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman – these are brands that are known all over the world. We’ve done a reset. We’ve restructured the business, where we need to focus, where there needs to be a team with a 10 -year plan focused only on DC. We believe we can build a much more sustainable business.”
“We will focus on quality,” added Zaslav. “We’re not going to release any movie until it’s ready. … DC is something we can do better.”
This news comes in the wake of a massive restructuring following the merger of Warner Bros. and Discovery. It also comes only a few days after the news of Batgirl the cancellation of the film. The studio was almost done with the film, but apparently they just decided to change the strategy. They are not interested in making big budget films for streaming, they want to make blockbusters.
Batgirl will take a $90 million dollar write-off, but the move has also unsettled other creators under the DC banner. If Warner Bros. can just scrap a huge project like that with no regard for the creators involved, is any movie safe? The next DC movie, Black Adamwill premiere in theaters on October 21, 2022.
DC comics that can’t become DC movies
These popular DC Comics titles may never get their own DC movies. (Sorry.)