With the cancellation of the Batgirl film, the new CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav, has started a real revolution aimed at optimizing and relaunching the film and television universe foreseen by the ten-year plan dedicated to the heroes led by Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. This plan, in the intentions of Zaslav, provides for a figure to coordinate all the projects and it seems that Warner Bros. Discovery has already identified the Kevin Feige for DC.
Warner Bros. Discovery would have identified the Kevin Feige for DC
Zaslav had stated:
There has been a reset. We have reviewed our business. There will be a team that will take care of a ten-year plan dedicated to DC. It will be structurally similar to what Alan Horne and Bob Iger along with Kevin Feige implemented at Disney. We are convinced that we can create a more lasting and sustainable brand with DC and, to do so, we need to focus on quality. We won’t release any movies before it’s ready… our goal will be to figure out how to make each movie the best it can be. DC is something we can make better use of, and we are focused on that now. There are great DC movies coming out: Black Adam, Shazam !, Flash. We are working on it, we have seen them and they are exceptional and we can do better. That’s what Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy about [la nuova Head of Warner Bros. Motion Pictures] They are working.
Even if the comparison with Marvel might make fans more loyal to DC heroes turn up their noses, there is no need to be alarmed. In fact, according to Variety, the role of the Kevin Feige for DC would be offered to the manufacturer Greg Berlanti. It is not an unlikely hypothesis why Berlanti is the mastermind behind the development of the Arrowverse which is one of the most consistent projects within DC in recent years.
Berlanti would have a contract expiring with Warner Bros. TV in 2024 but could be renewed with this new role also because it has shown that it can develop projects declined in different ways (Titans And Doom Patrol even before that Superman & Lois) as well as being flexible having also produced Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, You, Kung Fu, The Flight Attendant for both The CW and HBO Max.
It remains to be seen whether Zaslav will want to support Berlanti, or who for him, a consultant closer to the video game sector.