Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who has been leading the studio since 2013, and helped launched the DCEU and the Fantastic Beasts film franchises, will be stepping down as of today in the wake of a new sex scandal, according to THR. The decision comes after a number of explicit texts between him and actress Charlotte Kirk was leaked to the public that revealed that the CEO would offer acting roles to the actress in exchange for sex. More on the report below.
Things for Warner Bros.’ DCEU are looking a lot brighter. Following the successes of films like Wonder Woman and Aquaman, the studio is looking to release more character-driven films rather than episodic pieces that lead up to a larger ensemble effort. It’s an approach they likely should have taken right from the start instead of trying to mimic Marvel’s highly successfully cinematic universe. As such, WB will continue forward with these standalone efforts.
Warner Bros. chief executive Kevin Tsujihara confirmed that this will be the studios’ approach to DCEU films for the foreseeable future. More on the report here below.
The heated debate between which comic book studio’s films are better rages on. It has taken Marvel Studios nearly eight years to establish their brand, and even longer to bring other heroes of theirs owned by other studios back to the fold. Warner Bros. pretty much owns all DC Comics heroes, yet their competitor’s success overshadows their own. Despite announcing their film slate for the next few years, there hasn’t been a major DC film since Man of Steel. Next year will see Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad go up against the likes of Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange. They won’t be head-to-head matches, but the films will re-ignite the debate between which films are better: Marvel or DC.
Now Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara has some fighting words directed towards Marvel. At a recent press conference, Tsujihara calls DC’s film’s “steeped in realism,” and “edgier” than Marvel. Find out what else he had to say after the jump.