The critical panning received by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is still sending shockwaves throughout Warner Bros. – and the studio are doing something about it.
The Hollywood Reporter are claiming that multiple sources are telling them that the current Executive Vice President Jon Berg and DC Comics’ chief content officer Geoff Johns will now co-run the newly-created DC Films moving forward. Johns was responsible for initially launching DC Comics into television.
The shake-up is designed to ensure that “genre streams” are managed more closely, so more focus and attention can dedicated to the different franchises. Johns and Berg will oversee all DC Entertainment-related films, while Courtenay Valenti has been put in charge of both the LEGO and Harry Potter lines.
As well as his work on Batman v Superman, Berg is also currently working on Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Justice League. He is also acting as a link to Ben Affleck, who is seeing his stock rise within Warner.
Up next on the superhero slate is Suicide Squad, which is garnering positive early buzz off the back of two well-received trailers. THR are also reporting that Warner are currently working on “smoothing out” the movie’s third act to ensure that it lives up to the expectation and hype ahead of its August release.