Warner Bros CEO David Zaslav announces a ten-year plan which will reset the DC cinematic universe
Following the backlash the studio faced after the cancelation of Batgirl, CEO David Zaslav announced a new 10-year plan to investors at the Warner Bros Discovery Q2 call.
Warner Brothers studio which is under new management since being taken over by The Discovery group is taking inspiration from Marvel with the announcement of this new plan.
David Zaslav announced the studio plans on creating a long-term and sustainable plan for the DC universe.
This is welcome news to DC fans, while the cancellation of Batgirl is upsetting, one thing everyone can agree on is the fact that the reason why DC movies have been a mixed bag is due to the lack of a long-term plan.
Hopefully, a singular and long-term vision is what is needed to bring the franchise back on track.
While Zaslav did not directly acknowledge the cancelation of Batgirl he did say
“Our ambition is to bring Warners back and produce great, high-quality films, We can build a long-term sustainable growth business out of DC. We’re not releasing a film before it’s ready.” “The focus is to make these films as good as possible," he added.
It is unclear what other projects have been canceled, there are rumors that the planned Supergirl movie is also on the chopping block.
However, he did assure that the major titles like Aquaman 2, Shazam 2, and The Flash are safe and will be released as planned.
“We have seen The Flash, Black Adam and Shazam 2,” said Zaslav, “We are very excited about them. We’ve seen them. We think they are terrific, and we think we can make them even better.”
He also talked about the new 10-year plan that the studio has for the franchise and compared it to the plan Marvel has for The MCU.
“You look at Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman — these are brands that are known everywhere in the world,” Zaslav added. “We have done a reset. We’ve restructured the business where we are going to focus, where there 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.”
“It’s very similar to the structure Alan Horn, Bob Iger and Kevin Feige put together very effectively at Disney. We think we can build a much stronger, sustainable growth business out of DC.”
While this isn't the first time the studio announced ' a long-term plan', hopefully, the people who are now in charge take it seriously and be able to pull it off.
This means that The Flash movie will be on schedule and will most likely serve as the reset for the franchise.