DC Films Shake-Up Coming After Justice League Failure


Variety reports DCEU co-runner Jon Berg will step away from his duties and will now be a producer for Warner Bros.

With Justice League performing well below expectations with just $571 million worldwide so far, there's a DC shake up in the works, as Jon Berg will be leaving Warner Bros.to partner with producer Roy Lee, who has a deal on the lot. Picture Group President Toby Emmerich, this shift in personnel isn't entirely a reaction to the disappointing numbers from Justice League.

Does this indicate a positive turn of events in the DCEU, or are you anxious that Warner Bros. might dilute a brand that's already having an identity crisis by shifting it under a single WB production banner?

Meanwhile, as for the DC films themselves, it's safe to say we'll see Ben Affleck playing Batman at least once more in the planned Flashpoint movie, but Variety confirms the Internet scuttlebutt that Matt Reeves is looking to recast the role for his upcoming standalone film. As a result, Warner Bros.is changing things up at the executive level and considering a few other changes to help get the DCEU on track.

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While "Justice League" is the lowest-grossing DCEU (DC Extended Universe) movie at the USA box-office, the same thing can not be said about it in China as it is now officially the highest-grossing DC movie ever released in the said country.

WB's parent company, Time Warner, is said to have supported the moves as the corporate leaders are unhappy with the financial performance of Justice League (current box office at $572 million), which hada budget of around $300 million. While hecklers and observers opine that the studio could have earned $6 billion had "Justice League" performed well, there is no denying that the movie has still made a contribution to its studio. Reportedly Snyder's vision for the villain Steppenwolf was recognized as "faulty" by studio executives, but only so much could be fixed during the reshoots overseen by Joss Whedon.

The execs are said to be happy with how Justice League introduced both Ezra Miller's The Flash and Jason Momoa's Aquaman.