DC Films will follow a 10-year plan similar to what Disney and Marvel did

Ideas from Warner Bros. Discovery for its DC movies become a little clearer after CEO David Zaslav announced that there will be a codified plan for the future of DC movies.

As part of the quarterly financial statements of Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav took to the stage to answer questions about the future of the company, especially in light of the news that it was canceling Batgirl as the film neared completion.

Rather than announcing any kind of retirement for DC movies, Zaslav instead says the company has done a “reset” and will follow a DC-only ten-year plan that will be similar to what Disney and Kevin Feige did. for Marvel.

“We did a reset. We’ve restructured the business that we’re going to focus on, where there will be a team with a 10-year plan focused solely on DC,” Zaslav said. “It’s very similar to the structure that Alan Horn and Bob Iger put together very effectively with Kevin Feige at Disney.”

All DC movies and series affected by the Warner Bros. merger. Discovery

Zaslav says the hope is to “build a much stronger, long-term sustainable growth business out of DC,” and that the company is going to focus on quality over quantity.

“We’re not going to release a movie until it’s ready. We’re not going to release a movie to make a quarter, we’re not going to release a movie – the focus will be on “how do we make each of these movies, in general, as good as possible?”

The CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery cited movies already in the works like Black Adam, Shazam, and Flash as movies the company is very excited about. “We have seen them. We think they’re great, and we think we can make them even better.

There were a lot of questions about the future of DC movies after it was announced that Batgirl wouldn’t be released in theaters or on HBO Max. The film, which cost $90 million, had already wrapped filming and had a cast that included Leslie Grace, JK Simmons, Brendan Fraser and Michael Keaton.

HBO Max has also begun quietly removing other films from its streaming service, sparking concerns that the studio is moving away from original, scripted content. But Zaslav cited DC — particularly characters like Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman — as mainstays of the new Warner Bros. Discovery.

And reports say that Zaslav and co. will focus on marquee characters like Superman, as well as Joker who has announced a release date for the sequel, Joker Madness A Two with Lady Gaga joining the cast.

While time will tell what Warner Bros.’ 10-year plan will look like. Discovery for DC, the company is backing its existing theatrical releases like Shazam, Aquaman and The Flash, which will somehow feature in the company’s plans.

Elsewhere in finance, Warner Bros. Discovery has announced that it will merge HBO Max and Discovery+ into a new streaming service to be released in summer 2023.

Matt TM Kim is IGN’s Managing Editor. You can join it @lawoftd.

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