Published: Пт, Декабря 08, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

DCEU getting reworked following disappointment of Justice League

DCEU getting reworked following disappointment of Justice League

"Justice League" was a letdown after Warner turned out a hit in June with "Wonder Woman", which generated $822 million worldwide, with about half coming from the US and Canada. This has prompted the studio to rethink the DC Extended Universe and their first course of action is replacing Jon Berg. Johns will stay as a chief creative officer with DC Entertainment, but his work on the films could be reduced to an advisory role.

In addition, it's suggested further changes include that both Jon Berg and Geoff Johns will not be receiving full producer credits on future DCEU movies like they did with Justice League.

Does this indicate a positive turn of events in the DCEU, or are you anxious that Warner Bros. might dilute a brand that's already having an identity crisis by shifting it under a single WB production banner?

"This is something that Jon approached me about six months ago, and he expressed his goal was to ultimately be a producer at the studio", Warner Bros. The DC unit will get a new leader and will be folded into the motion-picture division led by Toby Emmerich, a person familiar with the matter said. "We're thrilled that Jon is partnering with Roy and anticipate their company being a valuable source of movies for Warner Bros. and New Line". There are no plans for Snyder to return as a director within the DCEU. Marvel, which is owned by Disney, does operate its comic book film division autonomously, but other studios, such as Fox and Sony, produce their superhero films under the studio's banner. The film was mauled by critics despite a star-studded cast including Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman. Justice League had a reported $300 million budget, including the reshoots that were helmed by Joss Whedon. It appears Warner Bros. share the same opinion, and the studio has begun a huge shake-up a mere twenty days after the film hit cinema screens.

Meant to be the DC's answer to The Avengers, Justice League pulled in just $572 million, a yield that has made it the lowest-earning DCEU movie by almost $100 million.

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