The CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery teases a bright future for the DC Extended Universe

The CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery teases a bright future for the DC Extended Universe ...

Following the sudden and unexpected conclusion of the Batgirl film, cancellations and calendar changes are a sign of worry for fans, and there have been rumors about several other DC projects. Various reasons have been cited, including tax-related issues and simply the fact that the project did not align with the company's vision. However, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav does not appear to be concerned at all and is in fact looking forward to the DC Universe's future while preserving the brand.

Zaslav addressed the DC Universe on the conglomerates' Q2 earnings call (via comicbook.com) and how he intends to expand it in the next decade. His approach is quite different from that used during the former WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilars' era, as his main focus is on theatrical releases in the future.

Zaslav aims to elevate the DC Universe to the same level as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In his address on repositioning the brand, he mentioned the structure Alan Horn and Bob Iger put together, very effectively, with Kevin Feige at Disney.

When the $70 million Batgirl films were cancelled a few days ago, they were just a small piece of a much larger puzzle. However, Zaslav explained that the expensive direct-to-streaming films do not make economic sense. For example, when you release a film in the theaters, you will have a shorter theatrical window, which means that the films will arrive on HBO Max shortly after their cinema premiere.

Zaslav referred to the major DC brands, such as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Each has their own niche to shine in standalone projects, and have even appeared together in multiple projects, such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. It's a great opportunity for us to see more popular heroes in the future.