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Thursday, 7 December 2017

WB Looking To Restructure DC Films

Warner Bros. is looking to shake things up in the DC Films department.

Following the rather poor reception of Zack Snyder's Justice League, the studio is now in the process of restructuring their superhero film universe. Jon Berg will be leaving his current job running the comic book’s film production division, and will instead become a production partner with Roy Lee, producer of The LEGO Movie and It. WB will announce his replacement soon.

Geoff Johns, who has partnered with Berg on much of the creative direction of the movies, is expected to continue serving as DC Entertainment’s chief creative officer. Going forward, his contributions to the films may evolve, and could be more advisory in nature.

Additionally, sources close to the action say that President Toby Emmerich is weighing the idea of further integrating DC’s film operations into the studio’s main movie arm. That would entail putting the divisions under the same roof rather than having DC remain in a separate building on the lot.

There are also no immediate plans for Zack Snyder to return and direct a DC flick anytime soon, however he will serve as executive producer on Aquaman and Wonder Woman 2.

Also, regarding Ben Affleck's future as the Dark Knight on the big screen, the actor is expected to reprise the role in the standalone Flashpoint movie, but it sounds as though Matt Reeves may be looking to recast the role with fresh talent for The Batman.

These plans are said to happen as early as January.

There are several DC Films currently in development at the studio. James Wan's Aquaman arrives in December 2018, while a Wonder Woman sequel from returning director Patty Jenkins and David F. Sandberg's Shazam hit the big screen the following year.

What do you think, Infinite Earths fans?

Source: Variety

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