Warner Bros. announces 10-year plan for DC superhero movies that will mirror Marvel’s

Warner Bros. has been trying to create a DC Cinematic Universe for over a decade now. This grand plan started with the movie Steel manbut it started falling apart after Zack Snyder left the movie Justice League and said goodbye to his plan for an epic DC saga.

In the five years since the Justice League incident, DC has tried to get things back on track. They never really found the cohesion of a cinematic universe. Progress was partly hampered because Henry Cavills Ben Affleck’s Superman and Batman haven’t appeared in five years.

After the merger of Warner Bros. Discovery, many people were curious to see how the new management would handle DC. There were worrying signs after the cancellation of bat girlbut new comments revealed a larger plan for the future.

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DC is making plans for the future inspired by the MCU

During the Warner Bros. Discovery Q2 Earnings Call CEO David Zaslav said “DC is at the top of the list” when it comes to its plans for the future. He mentioned that they were looking to mirror Marvel Studios’ methods.

Some people think DC’s best heroes represent a big opportunity for the company to move forward. Additionally, Zaslav confirmed that they plan to build “a team with a DC-only 10-year plan,” similar to what Disney did with Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige.

“As we look at the opportunities that we have in general, DC is at the top of the list for us. You look at Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman, these are brands that are known all over the world and the ability to drive them all over the world with great stories is a great opportunity for us. We’ve done a reset. We’ve restructured the company that we’re going to focus on. There will be a team with a 10-year plan focused solely on DC. It’s very similar to the structure that Alan Horn and Bob Iger put together very effectively with Kevin Feige at Disney.

Zaslav also shared his goals of “focusing on quality” to ensure only ready projects are released.

“We believe we can build a much stronger, sustainable, long-term sustainable growth business out of DC. And as part of that, we’re going to focus on quality, we’re not going to release a movie until it’s ready. We’re not going to release a film to make a quarter, the focus will be on ‘how can we make these films in general as good as possible?’ But DC is something we think we can improve on, and we’re focusing on that now.

What is the future of DC movies?

Warner Bros. Discovery has a new management team. This team works hard to make Warner Bros. better and more efficient. The new team knows that DC movies can compete with Marvel movies in the future. They’re going to make sure the greatest heroes are used in the right way.

Zaslav is looking for someone to lead the creative team for the next ten years. This person will be in charge of all creative decisions for Warner Bros.’ biggest brand. Zaslav is looking for someone with a lot of experience and able to make good decisions.

It seems clear that this new management knows that the approach so far has been a mess. They think bigger faces like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman deserve more spotlight. The promise to have performed a “reset” is certainly interesting, as it’s currently unclear if this only refers to the behind-the-scenes structure or also hints at a DCEU reboot.

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Not only that, but the comments about the focus on quality should reassure those who fear it will lead to attempts to produce too many projects too quickly. Warner Bros. may be willing to play the long game and gradually build a universe on par with the MCU.

WB Considers Keeping Current Universe, Rebooting Franchise, Or Creating A New World Based On Matt Reeves The Batman. In any case, there will be big changes.

Maybe Comic-Con 2023 will be the year DC breaks through. This is the year they can deliver a blockbuster Hall H presentation that sets a vision for the future after the flash.

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