Warner Bros Discovery has been the center of attention lately, mostly due to its decision to axe an almost complete Batgirl movie and a number of TV shows – a planned Supergirl spin-off movie might also be in trouble. However, Warner Bros has now stated that it’s planning to restructure the current DC slate with a 10-year plan so that it more closely emulates the success of the MCU at Disney.
During the Q2 investor call, Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zazslav directly addressed the backlash surrounding the cancellation of the Batgirl movie, stating “We’re not gonna launch a movie until it’s ready… We are not going to release a movie, and we’re not gonna put a movie out, unless we believe in it.”
However, Zazslav also directly cited the success of the MCU as one of the main reasons why Warner Bros is now restructuring its teams in an effort to maintain consistency in its own universe:
“We have done a reset, we’ve restructured the business where we’re going to focus, where they will be a team with a 10-year plan focusing just on DC. It’s very similar to the structure that Alan Horn and and Bob Iger put together very effectively with Kevin Feige at Disney. We think that we could build a long-term much stronger sustainable growth business out of DC and as part of that we’re going to focus on quality.”
Fans initially believed that this was the original plan when Warner Bros began moving forward with the DCEU. However, that has seemingly fallen apart with the company now producing several standalone movies including The Batman and Joker. It’s unclear what the current status is for upcoming movies like Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, The Flash and Shazam! Fury of the Gods – which all would’ve contributed to a greater cinematic universe, if that’s still the plan.
Warner Bros recently announced that HBO Max and Discovery+ would be merged into one streaming site, with a rollout planned for next year. Sadly, South Africa isn’t directly named on this rollout plan yet.