May 23, 2024

DC Movies Will Have 10-Year Plan Like Marvel, According To Warner Bros. Discovery CEO

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<p>If you’ve been keeping up with what’s happening at Warner Bros., its streaming service HBO Max, and its new partner company by way of a merge, Discovery – collectively, it’s now Warner Bros. Discovery – then you know things have been bleak the past couple of days.&nbsp;</p>

<p>The HBO Max&nbsp;film, Batgirl, a complete movie, has been canned alongside a sequel to 2020’s Scoob! There are rumors of massive layoffs at HBO Max to the tune of a 70% reduction in staff (thanks, <em><a href=”https://www.thewrap.com/hbo-max-layoffs-warner-bros-discovery-q2-earnings-preview/” target=”_blank”>The Wrap</a></em>), as well as word that in-the-works projects like DC’s Supergirl movie will not be moving forward. Warner Bros. Discovery will roll HBO Max into Discovery’s&nbsp;streaming service, Discovery+, with less emphasis on premium scripted content fans of HBO Max have come to know and love, as reported by <em><a href=”https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/warner-bros-discovery-details-new-streaming-plans-hbo-max-1235192892/” target=”_blank”>The Hollywood Reporter</a></em>.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Amidst all this, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has announced that DC movies will be “reset,” according to <em><a href=”https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/dc-movies-follow-marvel-playbook-1235193077/” target=”_blank”>The Hollywood Reporter</a></em> in a separate report.</p>

<p>“You look at Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman – these are brands that are known everywhere in the world,” Zaslav told investors during a call on Thursday. “We have done a reset. We’ve restructured the business where we are going to focus, where this is going to be a team with a 10-year plan focusing just on DC. We believe we can build a much more sustainable business.”&nbsp;</p>

<p><em>THR</em> notes that DC has strived to emulate Marvel Studios, the Disney arm responsible for Marvel releases in theaters&nbsp;and the company’s streaming service, Disney Plus. Marvel head Kevin Feige is the person&nbsp;that oversees all things Marvel Studios. Zaslav recently brought in retired Disney film executive Alan Horn, who was Feige’s former boss and reportedly a close confidant, to help DC emulate Marvel.&nbsp;</p>

<p>“It’s very similar to the structure Alan Horn, Bog Iger [former Disney CEO before current CEO Bob Chapek], and Kevin Feige put together very effectively at Disney,” Zaslav said, according to <em>THR</em>. “As part of that, we are going to focus on quality. We are not going to release any film before it’s ready…DC is something we can make better.”&nbsp;</p>

<p>On the subject of soon-to-be-released-in-theaters films like <a href=”https://www.gameinformer.com/gamer-culture/2022/06/08/first-black-adam-trailer-showcases-the-strength-of-dwayne-the-rock” target=”_blank”>Black Adam</a>, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Zaslav said the company is “very excited about them.”&nbsp;</p>

<p>“We’ve seen them,” he said. “We think they are terrific, and we think we can make them even better.”</p>

<p><em>[Source: <a href=”https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/dc-movies-follow-marvel-playbook-1235193077/” target=”_blank”>The Hollywood Reporter</a>]</em></p>

<p><em>Do you think DC can pull off a Marvel-like transformation at the theaters? Let us know in the comments below!</em></p><p><img src=”https://www.gameinformer.com/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/08/05/43eebfcd/dc_.jpg” width=”800″ height=”450″ alt=”DC 10 Year Plan Like Marvel Movies” typeof=”foaf:Image” class=”image-style-body-default” /></p>

<p>If you’ve been keeping up with what’s happening at Warner Bros., its streaming service HBO Max, and its new partner company by way of a merge, Discovery – collectively, it’s now Warner Bros. Discovery – then you know things have been bleak the past couple of days.&nbsp;</p>

<p>The HBO Max&nbsp;film, Batgirl, a complete movie, has been canned alongside a sequel to 2020’s Scoob! There are rumors of massive layoffs at HBO Max to the tune of a 70% reduction in staff (thanks, <em><a href=”https://www.thewrap.com/hbo-max-layoffs-warner-bros-discovery-q2-earnings-preview/” target=”_blank”>The Wrap</a></em>), as well as word that in-the-works projects like DC’s Supergirl movie will not be moving forward. Warner Bros. Discovery will roll HBO Max into Discovery’s&nbsp;streaming service, Discovery+, with less emphasis on premium scripted content fans of HBO Max have come to know and love, as reported by <em><a href=”https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/warner-bros-discovery-details-new-streaming-plans-hbo-max-1235192892/” target=”_blank”>The Hollywood Reporter</a></em>.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Amidst all this, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has announced that DC movies will be “reset,” according to <em><a href=”https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/dc-movies-follow-marvel-playbook-1235193077/” target=”_blank”>The Hollywood Reporter</a></em> in a separate report.</p>

<p>“You look at Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman – these are brands that are known everywhere in the world,” Zaslav told investors during a call on Thursday. “We have done a reset. We’ve restructured the business where we are going to focus, where this is going to be a team with a 10-year plan focusing just on DC. We believe we can build a much more sustainable business.”&nbsp;</p>

<p><em>THR</em> notes that DC has strived to emulate Marvel Studios, the Disney arm responsible for Marvel releases in theaters&nbsp;and the company’s streaming service, Disney Plus. Marvel head Kevin Feige is the person&nbsp;that oversees all things Marvel Studios. Zaslav recently brought in retired Disney film executive Alan Horn, who was Feige’s former boss and reportedly a close confidant, to help DC emulate Marvel.&nbsp;</p>

<p>“It’s very similar to the structure Alan Horn, Bog Iger [former Disney CEO before current CEO Bob Chapek], and Kevin Feige put together very effectively at Disney,” Zaslav said, according to <em>THR</em>. “As part of that, we are going to focus on quality. We are not going to release any film before it’s ready…DC is something we can make better.”&nbsp;</p>

<p>On the subject of soon-to-be-released-in-theaters films like <a href=”https://www.gameinformer.com/gamer-culture/2022/06/08/first-black-adam-trailer-showcases-the-strength-of-dwayne-the-rock” target=”_blank”>Black Adam</a>, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Zaslav said the company is “very excited about them.”&nbsp;</p>

<p>“We’ve seen them,” he said. “We think they are terrific, and we think we can make them even better.”</p>

<p><em>[Source: <a href=”https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/dc-movies-follow-marvel-playbook-1235193077/” target=”_blank”>The Hollywood Reporter</a>]</em></p>

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