This should likely come as a surprise to absolutely nobody, but Warner Bros. is aiming to restructure their DC Films division.
As per Variety, Jon Berg – the current head of DC Films – is being moved to the position of production partner alongside IT’s Roy Lee. A replacement for Berg is being lined up at the moment, and that person will work with Geoff Johns in overseeing all DC-driven efforts for the studio. This, of course, comes in the aftermath of Justice League hugely underperforming.
At this stage of the game, Justice League is easily the lowest grossing DCEU movie of them all, with its $570 million global box office standing at $100 million less than the previous lowest grossing of the bunch – that being Man of Steel and its $668 million take-home.
In fairness, Justice League wasn’t an absolute stinker and the film actually featured some damn impressive elements. The thing is, despite being ‘okay’, it’s yet another DC Extended Universe effort that’s failed to be truly special and win over the mass approval of fans and/or critics alike. Considering that this was Warner Brothers’ big play, their biggest throw of the dice, their coming together of their top, top talents, the studio can’t help but be disappointed to not see the box office light up for the teaming up of Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and, of course, Superman.
From here, it appears that The WB’s plans involve moving their DC Films division back under their main production arm rather than treating it as a separate entity much like what Disney do with their Marvel Studios’ efforts.
As ever, expect more on all things DECU as they continue to develop.