Warner Bros./Discovery CEO, David Zaslav Announces 10-Year DC Movie Plan That Will Mirror Marvel!
Today, during the Warner Bros. Discovery Q2 Earnings Call, Warner Bros./Discovery CEO, David Zaslav revealed his future plans with their DC Comics IP stating "DC is at the top of the list" by moving in a manner very similar to the Disney/Marvel Studios' methods.
For the past few weeks, Zaslav has been shaking things up, at Warner, clipping the wings of most projects either green-lit, currently filming or those that have already wrap production. Headlines have recent counted something of 6 original HBOMax projects that have been removed from the streamer or have hit the cutting room floor before making it to the service.
But fear not Superhero fans. It appears that the new Chief in charge has a plane for one property he believes is BIG opportunity for the future of the company, and that property is DC Comics. Zaslav also plans to focus on quality as he promises nothing will be released until it's ready.
"As we look at the opportunities that we have broadly, DC is at the top of the list for us. You look at Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman, these are brands that are known everywhere in the world and the ability to drive those all over the world with great stories is a big opportunity for us. We have done a reset. We've restructured the business where we're going to focus. There will be a team with a ten-year plan focusing just on DC. It's very similar to the structure that Alan Horn and Bob Iger put together very effectively with Kevin Feige at Disney."
Says Zaslav. He continued...
"We think that we can build a long-term, much stronger, sustainable growth business out of DC. And as part of that we're going to focus on quality, we're not going to release any film before it's ready. We're not going to release a film to make a quarter, the focus is going to be 'how do we make these films in general as good as possible?' But DC is something we think we could make better, and we're focusing on it now."
So what do you think CritiX? Is this the kind of attention DC films needs to finally stand with the success of Marvel Studios?