After Justice League Failure DC Plans Revamp

Danny Woods
December 10, 2017

The Warner Bros. film executive in charge of production on the studios' DC superhero films is stepping down after the under-performance of Justice League at the box office.

Variety reports that two DC Films producers, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, who had been "intimately involved" in the creative direction of the comic book movie franchise - will see their roles shifted around.

Justice League came, and in spite of boasting iconic superheroes like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, the film failed to impress moviegoers and critics.

One of the criticisms levied against Justice League was that the film felt incomplete, or that too much was obviously cut from the finished product after Joss Whedon took over the director's chair from Zack Snyder.

On day 20, Justice League sits at a measly $201 million.

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Despite DC and Warner Bros.' efforts to promote the film, it has turned out to be a critical failure, having a score of only 41 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. However, Variety reports that it's looking for a new person to run its DC films.

Meanwhile, there are now no plans for Zack Snyder to direct another DC movie, though it's possible he could helm one in the future as part of his production deal with Warner Bros. Well, Marvel's Avengers might end up grossing more domestically ($623 million) than Justice League does worldwide - and worldwide Marvel's Avengers grossed an incredible $1.5 billion. There are now no plans for Snyder to direct another DC movie, although he's producing or executive producing films like Wonder Woman 2 and Aquaman. The piece also asserts that there are no plans for director Zach Snyder to get behind the lens of a DCEU film again anytime soon.

Not long ago, someone who supposedly worked on the visual effects team for Justice League explained that a Zack Snyder cut of the movie doesn't exist.

As far as changes to the cast, Ben Affleck is now expected to appear as Batman in "The Flash" movie alongside Ezra Miller but all signs are pointing towards director Matt Reeves going with a younger star to play the role in his movie "The Batman". Still, the notion of fans clamoring for an extended edition of Justice League and the folks at Warner Bros. saying, "Sure, here you go...but there's a twist!" seems like a total troll move on their part.

Up next for the DCEU is James Wan's Aquaman for December 2018; Shazam! is in development for an April 2019 release, the Wonder Woman sequel has a November 2019 release, and a movie for The Flash (said to be Flashpoint) is in development.

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