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After it was reported that Discovery of Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslov said he was looking Kevin Feig and the Marvel Cinematic Universe as inspiration for charting the next decade of DC movies, many ideas were expressed about the development by both Marvel and DC fans alike.
Although reports have surfaced that Zaslov has canceled the original movie from HBO Max directly streaming Bat girl, despite the film being nearly complete, due to an apparent renewed focus on films released theatrically, did not specifically address the details of the controversial decision. His nod to wanting to shape the next decade of DC movies to be more like the MCU came in an investor Q&A session during the company’s Q2 call, as Deadline reported;
“Zaslav emphasized his commitment to building a 10-year plan for DC in the style of what former Disney boss Bob Iger and Marvel president Kevin Feige have built.”
A fan of the animated world of Bruce Timm’s DC properties wondered why WBD didn’t just look to that wonderful universe for inspiration for the rebooted DC Extended Universe.
Another Twitter user feared that DC’s emphasis on imitating Marvel would make upcoming DC movies less risqué, story-wise, and therefore more bland.
Some Twitter users were simply confused by the fact that this strategy was designated “new,” given that WBD has striven, but mostly failed, at this approach for most of the last decade.
Another Twitter user simply found it amusing that Feige is a mythical legend in the minds of so many media CEOs, Zaslov being the last believer.
“Kevin Feige is the Blueprint,” another clear Marvel fan wrote.
Another Twitter user pictured Feige taking the opportunity of DC’s last-minute cancellation of Bat girl as leverage to serve up an absolute layup of a shot at Marvel’s rival studio at the upcoming D23 convention.
Other commentators used the opportunity of the news to roast Marvel for their perceived lack of quality content.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of DC, Marvel, or both, it looks like the world of comic book movies is about to transform, hopefully for the better, in the coming years.