DC FILMS Staff Shake-Up Following JUSTICE LEAGUE Performance

Angelo Anderson
December 8, 2017

Following the box office disappointment of their latest feature, Justice League, Variety reports that Warner Bros.is in the process of shifting and restructuring their DC Films division.

He has joined Lego Movie producer Roy Lee's production banner, which is based on the studio's Burbank lot.

Studio executives Jon Berg and Geoff Johns will no longer lead Warner's DC Comics films, a year after they were put in charge of the franchise.

Standing president and chief creative officer of DC Comics Geoff Johns, who has teamed up with Berg and has had a hand in the creative direction of many DC movies, will remain in his position.

"This is something that Jon approached me about six months ago, and he expressed his goal was to ultimately be a producer at the studio", said Emmerich in a statement. 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. This is how the superhero properties are developed and overseen at Fox and Sony, whereas Marvel Studios has its own independent office despite reporting to Disney.

Furthermore, sources close to Variety have said that Emmerich is "weighing the idea of further integrating DC's film operations" into the main movie arm at Warner Bros.

(L-R) Ben Affleck as Batman and Zack Snyder.Warner Bros.The studio hired on Joss Whedon to punch up the "Justice League" dialogue, and he took over directing the reshoots after Snyder left the project following his daughter's suicide.

As was previously reported, Berg spent the better part of a year on the set of director Zack Snyder's Justice League to keep an eye on increasing production costs. Someone at Warner Bros. has to realize that most of us don't want to see CGI villains like Steppenwolf, who means nothing to a majority of the audience.

Variety says there are no immediate plans for Snyder to direct another DC movie, and the outlet notes that Time Warner-Warner Bros.' parent company-"is said to be frustrated that Warner Bros. leaders continued to bring the director back". The studio is "still developing a standalone Flash feature".

This is on the heels of his last two DC movies, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Justice League", both getting hammered by the critics.

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