Warner Bros.’ Kevin Tsujihara Talks DC on Film Future

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Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara provided an update on DC on film at the studio via THE LOS ANGELES TIMES.  Check it out…

On the “mixed reception” of recent DC movies and what led to a change in strategy…

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.  The universe isn’t as connected as we thought it was going to be five years ago. You’re seeing much more focus on individual experiences around individual characters. That’s not to say we won’t at some point come back to that notion of a more connected universe. But it feels like that’s the right strategy for us right now.

On how/why DC on film finally clicked…

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.

Got to say that I am glad that DC on film isn’t as connected as Warner Bros. had planned and I’m very happy that the focus is now on individual experiences and around individual characters; which is definitely the right strategy for DC on film right now (and in the future, hopefully.)

Hit the links provided for the full interview. – Bill “Jett” Ramey

 

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A life-long Batman fan, Bill "Jett" Ramey is the founder of BATMAN ON FILM. His passions include Dallas Cowboys football (fan since birth/season ticket holder since 2000), Elvis Presley, Rock music, cold beer, dive bars, the city of Austin, his summer house in Minnesota, the University of Texas Longhorns and...THE BATMAN (fan for 50+ years)! He resides in the great state of Texas with his lovely wife ("Announcer Rachel"), his youngest son, and 1.5 Boston Terriers.