WarnerMedia CEO Ann Sarnoff says that going forward, the DCEU will be more interconnected as the franchise looks to the post-Justice League future.
Advancing the DCEU you will be more connected. The DC Extended Universe started in earnest with the 2013 Zack Snyder movie Iron Man. Sensing pressure from the cinematic universe of other popular comics around the world, the studio apparently rushed production on several movies to keep up with the MCU. Zack Snyder directed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which reunites Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s newly introduced Batman. The film also featured Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and had a brief appearance by Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, also known as The Flash.
When League of Justice It hit screens in 2017, the first signs of behind-the-scenes confusion began to appear. Snyder left the film during post-production and shortly thereafter, Joss Whedon was hired by WB to do extensive new recordings of the film. The DCEU struggled forward, with 2018 Aquaman becoming the highest grossing DC film and the first to exceed $ 1 billion at the box office. Wonder Woman It was also well received, but the franchise apparently stalled after Affleck left the DCEU as Batman and the studio seemed unsure of what his future would look like.
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With Zack Snyder’s Justice League acting as something of a pit stop and COVID-19 sending the entire industry into chaos, the future of the DCEU looked even more unstable. Ann Sarnoff, the newly appointed CEO of WarnerMedia, is looking to change that. Sarnoff says Variety that, in the future, the DCEU will be more connected in both “subtle” Y “openedSarnoff says they have weekly meetings with key executives from each division in an effort to stay on the same page and develop a universe that will be satisfying to fans across all demographics.
We have weekly meetings with our key executives in each division. Last August, I was appointed head of studios and networks and now I have all the creative groups under me, so now around that table it’s not just about Warner Bros. movies, Warner Bros. television and games from Warner Bros., but includes HBO and HBO Max and the Turner, Adult Swim, and Kids and Family networks. We are involving all of these people in our plans for the future and that means that the media will be more connected, sometimes subtly and sometimes more openly. As opposite Suicide squad we are spinning Pacifier with James Gunn and Jon Cena passionately developing that for HBO Max. My job is to make sure we provide excellent service to our fans across all demos and fan bases.
The DCEU’s rocky beginnings can be attributed in part to the catch-up game they were trying to play. Starting in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe became the most successful franchise ever and WB probably wanted to capitalize on this fanfare by quickly coming up with a roster of heroes of their own. Unfortunately, the way it was executed was not as streamlined as Marvel’s plans and the DCEU consistently failed as Marvel continued to gain popularity. With DC Films realigning their strategy, they have the potential to correct course now that League of Justice is completely behind them.
With Affleck as Batman and Cavill’s future as Superman uncertain as the studio works on a reboot of the character, two of DC’s most popular characters are being replaced. The flash It also has the potential to reset the DCEU’s timeline when it launches in 2022, making the introduction of alternate worlds an easy fix for the tangled web the DCEU has created. The studio has also announced several DCEU shows coming to HBO Max that will supposedly tie into the movies at some point. What follows for the cinematic side of things seems just as expansive and it may be some time before DCEUThe plans become clear, but clearly they are preparing something massive. This time, however, they seem to be in no rush to get things done.
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- The Suicide Squad (2021)Release Date: Aug 06, 2021
- The Batman (2022)Release date: March 04, 2022
- DC Super Pets (2022)Release Date: May 20, 2022
- The Flash (2022)Release Date: Nov 04, 2022
- Aquaman 2 (2022)Release Date: Dec 16, 2022
- Shazam 2 (2023)Release Date: Jun 02, 2023
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