Overhauling DC Entertainment

According to Brent Lang, writing at Variety, David Zaslav, the new CEO of the combined Warner Bros. Discovery, is reportedly looking for his version of Marvel Entertainment’s Kevin Feige. He wants:

…candidates with experience in creating and nurturing blockbuster intellectual property with a goal of potentially finding someone to serve as a creative and strategic czar similar to what Marvel has in Kevin Feige.

Well… it’s about time.

The DC Cinematic Universe has been dumpster fire since 2013′s Man of Steel which saw Zack Snyder using all the wrong comics as inspiration for his Superman flick. In response to the backlash, Warner Brothers doubled down instead of doing the responsible thing and not letting Snyder anywhere near their potential cash cow. Instead, WB gave him a couple more shots at creating the DC Cinematic Universe before cutting their losses.

It is no surprise the DC films that bore little connection to Snyder’s sepia-toned, slow-motion crap like Shazam! and the recent The Batman were met with critical acclaim. Even a few films within the DCEU—like Aquaman and Wonder Woman were so much better than the start.

A hard reboot is screamingly obvious here and I truly hope they do it. I’ve already outline what they should do here and here. It remains to be seen if it will come to pass.

April 16, 2022

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