False rumors have begun to spread that Warner Bros. is canceling the DC Extended Universe following the incredibly disappointing opening weekend for Justice League, but one director set to helm a film for DC is having none of it.
A Reddit user claimed that his “sources” at Warner Bros. told him they were shelving the entire DCEU and taking five years off before attempting any new DC films, in an attempt to map out a new plan for the future.
David F. Sandberg, who is set to direct Shazam!, is an active Reddit user, and he had this to say as a response to the character with so-called “sources:”
“Nobody told me. Can I take the day off tomorrow then? I really want to sleep in.”
Aquaman has already wrapped production with a release date set for December 2018. Shazam!, currently in pre-production, would be the next film on DC’s docket, with Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 2 also expected to film next year for a November 2019 release. Though there is no word on what film will follow Wonder Woman 2, there are dozens in the pipeline, and some even have writers and directors attached!
I actually would not be surprised if a project like Shazam! were to be canceled. After all, if you can’t sell your top, A-list characters in a team-up movie like Justice League, maybe you shouldn’t be taking risks on lesser known properties like Marvel Studios has earned the liberty to do. That being said, scrapping the entire universe because of one film under-preforming is absurd. It makes far more sense to spend less on these films and expect less box office, than to throw everything away.
What do you think? Even though the rumor is false, should WB cancel their plans and take five years off? Or is now the time to keep on truckin’? Let us know in the comment section below!