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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

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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SOURCE: Variety

  • Victor Roa

    musical chairs

  • FeixPunk

    They’re doing flashpoint to reboot the DCEU. This was the only logical choice.

  • Mad Barchetta

    Sounds like they just rebooted the upper management. Don’t know how much it will help, but there’s a good chance it couldn’t hurt!

  • Madcap2112

    I wonder how hard they’re going to course-correct this time?

  • Noid21

    Who ever is the person that decided to chop up Batman v Superman and Justice League is the one that needs to be fired. WB needs to stop meddling with the directors final cut. Hopefully they release an uncut version. CAN WE PLEASE GET SOME DICK GRAYSON????? He may not be the Trinity but he is one of the best characters in DC!!!

  • Jose Vicente Lainez

    F Warner Bros for taking a huge dump on JL. I believe in ZS.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.