Warner Bros. hopes to enhance its DC brand by mapping out the next 10 years similar to what is done at Marvel Studios.
According to the Collider media, during the report of the second quarterly earnings report of 2022 of Warner Bros. Discoverythe executive director of WBD, David Zaslavnoted that a plan for the future of DC movies was being put into motion.
“We have structured the business. There will be a team with a 10-year plan focused only on DC. It is very similar to the structure Alan Horne y Bob Iger teamed up very effectively with Kevin Feige in Disney» commented Zaslav. “We believe we could build a much more sustainable long-term growth business with DC and as part of that we are going to focus on quality. We’re not going to release any movies before they’re done… The focus is going to be, how do we make each of these movies, overall, the best it can be? DC is something we can do better, and we’re focused on that now.”
Zaslav mentions that DC’s roadmap will be similar to the structure that Bob Iger and Alan Horn put together with Kevin Feige for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and would even have a studio in charge of DC projects. Feige is known for planning the phases of movies and television series years in advance. Recently, Marvel concluded The Infinity Sagawhich consisted of 23 films and spanned three phases in the UCM between 2008 and 2019. Feige is now working on the next MCU saga.
The DC Extended Universe currently has five upcoming movies scheduled for release dates: Black Adam y Shazam! the fury of the gods in 2022, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, The Flash y Blue Beetle in 2023. Warner Bros. is also developing two more DC movies that aren’t set in the aforementioned universe. Joker: Madness for Twoa continuation of Joker of 2019 and starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga, will hit theaters in 2024 while a sequel to The Batman is in development.