With Justice League underperforming at the box office, it looks like DC Films is set to have a bit of a shakeup.
Variety is reporting that Jon Berg will be leaving the DC film universe and will instead be partnered with Roy Lee, who has produced such films as IT and The LEGO Movie. Furthermore, while Geoff Johns will still retain his position as Chief Creative Officer at DC Entertainment, Johns’ contributions to the films “may evolve, and could be more advisory in nature.”
Translation: it sounds like they’re ushering out the old guard for the DC film universe. This is a bit of a shame (at least in Johns’ case), since Johns was only in charge of the DC Extended Universe in July of last year, when Justice League was already waist-deep in production. As such, the first film we’ll see from him that was wholly created under his watch will be next year’s Aquaman. Perhaps that’s why there seems to be less certainty surrounding his ultimate contribution to the universe going forward.
We can expect these changes in Warner Bros. to occur in January of next year.
That isn’t all that the outlet had to share. They also gave an update regarding Ben Affleck’s future as the Caped Crusader. According to them, Affleck is expected to appear in the standalone Flash movie, which has been reported to be Flashpoint. However, it is highly unlikely that he will star in Matt Reeves’ standalone Batman film.
Believe it or not, this sounds to be mostly the work of Matt Reeves himself, who is said to want to cast fresh talent for the role. That being said, Affleck has been rumored to have pretty much been out of the universe since February of this year. As such, this news regarding him sticking around for Flashpoint is interesting.
Does this mean the film will be the reboot to the DCEU some are hoping for? It’s hard to say. At this point, we doubt anyone at Warner Bros. has an answer to that, as they’re still reeling from this disappointment.
What are your thoughts on Berg, Johns, and Affleck seeming to be on their way out? Let us know down below!
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