WB Entertainment CEO Tsuijhara sheds light on the future of DC Films3 min read
With the current entertainment ecosystem now undergoing a substantial change in the current years, Los Angeles Times sat down with Warner Brothers Entertainment Chief Kevin Tsuijhara to understand his future plans about DC properties and other entertainment franchise under the WB umbrella.
Disney is at the zenith of their entertainment business which is expected to go even higher with the absorption of 20th Century FOX and their ambitious plans to release a streaming service Disney+ curated with elements from their top properties. Not to mention Netflix which plays a crucial role in how an individual chose to watch a movie. Tsuijhara explains what he has in mind for DC Universe and how things might have changed since the good old Snyder Days.
” The upcoming slate, with “Shazam,” “Joker,” “Wonder Woman 1984” and “Birds of Prey,” feels like we’re on the right track. We have the right people in the right jobs working on it. ” said the
This might come as sad news for DC Fans who were hoping for more Justice League movies. But Tsuijhara’s statement is a direct reflection of the shocking fact that movies like Aquaman and Wonder Woman worked while movies like Batman v Superman and Justice League didn’t. However, it also refers to the fact that the studio is taking its time to give the World’s finest the spotlight they deserved. As of now, Matt Reeves is looking for a younger Batman (late 20s) and Henry Cavill’s return as the titular Man of Steel are under clouds. Tsuijhara was intensively criticized by fans for his creative intrusion behind the making of Justice League but he has now his eyes fixed on the success of Wonder Woman and Aquaman.
“What Patty Jenkins did on “Wonder Woman” illustrated to us what you could do with these characters who are not Batman and Superman. Obviously, we want to get those two in the right place, and we want strong movies around Batman and Superman. But “Aquaman” is a perfect example of what we can do. They’re each unique and the tone’s different in each movie. “
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