WB Boss is Keen on DC Solo Films, Not a Shared Universe



Excuse me while I do a happy Bat-dance off camera.

OK, I’m done…for now.

Per an interview with THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, Warner Bros. boss Toby Emmerich says that DC on film will focus on director-driven solo movies going forward.  Check this out…

We all feel like we’ve turned a corner now. We’re playing by the DC playbook, which is very different than the Marvel playbook. We are far less focused on a shared universe. We take it one movie at a time. Each movie is its own equation and own creative entity. If you had to say one thing about us, it’s that it always has to be about the directors.


If I’ve said it once I’ve said it 1,963 times in the last 20+ years here on BOF: When it comes to a shared universe — be it comics or on film — DC and Marvel are very, Very, VERY different.  DC works better solo, while Marvel is all about the shared universe.

Going forward, I hope to see MANY cool live-action, standalone, and solo DC films under the helm of awesome filmmakers who have a vision and passion for whichever DC character they’re bringing to the big screen.  And I’ve got some suggestions…

Doctor Fate, Metal Men, The Jack Pine Savage, The Spectre, Deadman, Booster Gold, and others!

Now, I’ve got a conga line waiting for me. – Bill “Jett” Ramey