In a new article at The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav is said to have reassured the studio’s financial stakeholders that they have a solid 10-year plan in place for their DC properties.
In the aftermath of Warner Bros. deciding to shelve plans to release the nearly completed “Batgirl” movie, Zaslav is quoted as saying, “You look at Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman – these are brands that are known everywhere in the world. 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.”
Zaslav recently hired retired Disney film chief Alan Horn as an advisor, planning to emulate what Marvel has done with their superhero films.
“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,” said Zaslav. “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.”
While “Black Adam,” “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” and “The Flash” are all going ahead as planned, there have been rumblings that Warner Bros. could shift their release dates, however Zaslav wouldn’t confirm or deny these rumors, simply saying, “We are very excited about them. We’ve seen them. We think they are terrific, and we think we can make them even better.”
With this new 10-year plan from Warner Bros. to better utilize their DC properties moving forward, and with Zaslav specifically mentioning Superman, it is hoped that a new film about the Man of Steel will be announced before too long.