The DC Universe movie franchise is getting a makeover, according to Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zazslav. However, when asked specifically about Batgirl’s cancellation and the future of DC movies, Zazslav said, “We’re not going to put out a movie unless we believe in it.”
During the second-quarter investor call, Zazslav never mentioned Batgirl by name, but he did say something about the future of DC movies: “We’re not going to release a movie until it’s ready… We’re not going to release a movie.” And we’re not going to put out a movie unless we believe in it.”
After mentioning the roster of superheroes that Warner Bros. Discovery has in its stable, Zazslav went on to say that there has been a shakeup for DC movies as a whole. “We’ve done a reset, we’ve restructured the business that we’re going to focus on, where they’re going to be a team with a 10-year plan focused only on DC. It’s very similar to the structure that Alan Horn and Bob Iger came together very effective with Kevin Feige at Disney. We believe we could build a much stronger long-term sustainable growth business outside of DC and as part of that we will focus on quality.”
Zazslav went on to mention other upcoming movies to be released by the studio, including Black Adam, the sequel to Shazam, and The Flash, whose star has been in trouble recently. As of this writing, there has been no mention of how this new plan will affect the future of HBO Max TV shows like Peacemaker and Harley Quinn.
The focus of the investor call was the upcoming combined HBO Max/Discovery+ streaming site, due to launch next year. Currently, the content exchange between Discovery+ and HBO Max has already begun with original content from CNN heading to Discovery+. Warner Bros. Discovery has reported 92.1 million subscribers across all of its streaming services in the second quarter of 2022.
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