Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice didn’t do the kind of business like the executives over at Warner Bros. were expecting. It was bashed by many critics and even some audiences. Even worse, the film underperformed compared to the other superhero films this year — namely Deadpool.
Surely Warner Bros. was going to shake things up behind the scenes in order to fix this. So they made some changes. Firstly they made Ben Affleck an executive producer on Justice League, parted with Seth Grahame-Smith on The Flash in order to find a more experienced director. Rumors pointed that they even did some heavy reshoots of the upcoming Suicide Squad Movie to fix the ending. There’s even going to be a Harley Quinn based spin off and if that wasn’t it Warner Bros. also did some changes on the executive level.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns will co-run the newly created DC Films. The studio is reportedly hoping to emulate the success of Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige with the combined efforts of a film executive and a comics veteran as its captains.
Johns has already shown his potential in leading DC’s TV Universe and WB hopes him to emulate that on the big screen. Although the outlet reports that Johns involvement in the Suicide Squad film is what elevated his position at the studio. Berg was already in charge of BvS, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and Justice League, but now he’ll have Johns’ help in guiding these and future DC projects to the big screen.
So what do you’ll this will these changes make any difference? While the DC’s TV Universe had been all bright and definitely popular it’s only the Suicide Squad which will tell if these changes will make any difference.
Still I think with Geoff Johns’ involvement fans can have a hope at a improved DC Cinematic Universe.