DC Films Shake-Up Coming After Justice League Failure

After Justice League failed to do big business at the box office, Warner Bros. is rethinking its strategy when it comes to DC movies.

Since Justice League has only managed to earn $573 million at the global box office so far, it should come as no surprise that Warner Bros. is planning a big overhaul of DC Films, which will include a restructuring of the superhero movie branch as well as new people in charge of the DCEU, with a shakeup coming as soon as January.

According to Variety, Jon Berg, will move on from his role as co-chair of DC Films, with Geoff Johns’ role also likely to change. The veteran comic book scribe and DC Entertainment’s CCO has been a key figure in the creative direction of the DC movies and could find himself in more of an advisory role, although nothing has been decided on that front. 

Zack Snyder, who directed and produced Justice League before he had to step down due to a family tragedy, will stay on as producer and exec producer of Aquaman and Wonder Woman 2. There are no plans for Snyder to return as a director within the DCEU. It’s likely that we won’t see Snyder under the DC Films banner again after Wonder Woman 2 wraps.

WB is also considering further integrating its DC branch into its main operation. Up to this point, DC Films has mostly worked autonomously from the larger WB umbrella – not unlike how Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm work at Disney – but that could change by January as well. 

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WB will move forward with the DC projects it already has in early production, including Wonder Woman 2 and Shazam. Flashpoint is also reportedly moving forward, although a director still hasn’t been named for the Flash movie. 

We’ll continue to report on this DC overhaul as we learn more, but expect big changes at WB come 2018.