No matter how you look at it, Warner Bros.’ recent decisions have been a result of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s disappointing performance at the box office and less than warm critical reception. The studio will be releasing fewer films and focus on their blockbuster tentpoles. Creative differences forced Seth Grahame-Smith to leave The Flash, while reports said James Wan was â€œfeeling tremendous amounts of trepidationâ€ about directing Aquaman. Wan sent out a comforting tweet reassuring fans he was still on board the project.
Despite the rumors that if BvS didnt’ meet certain box office expectations, WB would have moved forward with other DCEU solo features, the studio marches on with the production of Justice League, and going as far as naming Ben Affleck as an executive producer. He continues â€œto be supportive of Snyderâ€ and that heâ€™ll work with Snyder and screenwriter Chris Terrio â€œto make the film the best it can be.â€
But it appears as though the changes are not over, as WB is now going to mirror their competitors by creating a brain trust to oversee the DC Extended Universe. More on the story below.
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