Warner Bros. has announced a 10-year DC movie schedule that will mirror Marvel

Warner Bros. has announced a 10-year DC movie schedule that will mirror Marvel ...

Warner Bros. has been working on a DC Cinematic Universe for over a decade, especially since Disney had great success with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This grand plan began with Man of Steelbut began to fall apart as Zack Snyder left 2017'sJustice League and bid farewell to his Lord of the Rings-inspired plan for an epic DC series.

DC has been attempting to get things back on track for the five years since the Justice Leagueincident, but have never really found the cohesion of a cinematic universe. Progress has in part been hampered by the absence of Henry Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman, who should be the faces of this universe, yet haven't appeared in five years.

Many are eager to see how the new management will handle DC after the cancellation of Batgirl, but recent observations reveal a bigger vision for the future.

DC Plans MCU-Inspired Futures

During the Warner Bros. Discovery Q2 earnings call, CEO David Zaslav revealed that "DC is at the top of the list"of its future plans as they strive to emulate Marvel Studios' methods.

DC's top heroes are seen as a "significant opportunity" for the company in the future, according to Zaslav. They will be "building a team with a ten-year strategy focusing only on DC," similar to Disney did with Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige:

"DC is at the top of the list for us as we look at the opportunities that we have in the world. You look at Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman, these are brands that are well-known throughout the world, and the ability to engage those around the world with great stories is a huge opportunity for us."

Zaslav said he wants to "focus on quality" in order to ensure projects are only released when they are complete:

"We believe we can build a long-term, much-stronger, long-term, sustainable growth business out of DC." We're not going to release any film until it's ready. The focus is going to be 'how do we make these films in general as good as possible?' But DC is something we think we could do better, and we're focusing on it now."

What Does DC Films' Future Hold?

The new management at Warner Bros. Discovery appears to be eager to completely rejuvenate the studio's approach to DC going forward. The studio appears to be aware of the possibility the DC brand has to compete with Marvel in the coming years by finally utilizing its greatest heroes properly.

Zaslav's quest to appoint a creative team that would oversee DC's next ten years will likely be a lengthy one. This is as he looks for someone worthy of entrusting Warner Bros.'s biggest brand.

This new management recognizes that the approach adopted until now has been a disaster, and believes that the most famous figures like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman need to be given more attention. The suggestion of a "reset" is interesting, as there is currently no indication whether this is a behind-the-scenes strategy or hints at a DCEU reboot.

The comments on a focus on quality ought to reassure those who are concerned that this would lead to attempts to ramp up production on too many projects too quickly. Perhaps Warner Bros. will be willing to play the long game in order to build a universe comparable to the Marvel Cinematic Universe gradually.

In every scenario, WB may hold onto the current universe, reboot the franchise altogether, or build on Matt Reeves'The Batmanworld; big changes are expected. Maybe Comic-Con 2023 will finally be DC's big break as it's able to offer a blockbuster Hall H presentation that follows The Flash.

The next DC film will be directed by Dwayne Johnson on October 21.

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