Warner Bros. 10-Year Plan for DC Movies


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.

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August 4, 2022 9:14 pm

Translation: We don’t have a plan and we don’t have a clue.
Although Horn was running WB when Superman Returns was made, so perhaps that bodes well for our friend Spidey.

August 5, 2022 1:04 am
Reply to  afriend

Yup. I’ll believe these ‘plans’ once I start seeing them. First step will be getting the right creatives…. Once that’s done then maybe they’ll have my curiosity.

August 6, 2022 12:35 pm
Reply to  afriend

Any chance that he might listen to me? I’ve been saying constantly about bringing back Routh’s Superman and even suggesting a multiverse for multiple versions of Superman. That way everyone could be happy. I found out that they canceled the Batgirl. I was looking forward to seeing Keaton in that film. Then I hear that Affleck might replace Keaton’s Batman in the Aquaman sequel, and now The flash movie which is suppose to have Keaton’s Batman might be in doubt. I only bring up Keaton’s Batman since Batman is my second favorite superhero after Superman. I’m very worried for Superman… Read more »

August 6, 2022 1:50 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

It’ll cost you some money, but you could try sending an old-fashioned telegram (yes, they still exist). They’re considered “legal correspondence” in the US and aren’t supposed to be simply ignored (up to you if you want to request a formal response), and if nothing else will stand out in a sea of Twitter hashtags and emails.

August 6, 2022 2:13 pm
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Ah twitter. I’ve been getting some positive responses from fellow twitter users supporting the multiverse idea. So that’s a positive. Knowing that I’m not the only one who thinks a multiverse crossover approach is a good idea, really is good to see. I do wonder if any of the people in charge of Superman properties ever reads my tweets though. I guess I just got to keep trying and hope for the best.

August 7, 2022 8:37 pm

At this point, whether Henry Cavill comes back as Superman or not, the only thing I care about now is that we at least should be getting more Superman films. I’m glad that the other projects were cancelled. Just give us more Superman movies. That’s all I care about. Hopefully, this 10-year plan will be successful.