Warner Bros. Discovery is eyeing a “reset” of its DC cinematic universe and setting up a team with a 10-year plan for the franchise, taking a page from Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, CEO David Zaslav said Thursday.
The revelation comes two days after the company announced it would shelve its straight-to-streaming DC film “Batgirl,” surprising fans and offering a glimpse into the streaming strategy and new no-nonsense era under recently installed Zaslav.
“We think that we could build a long-term, much stronger, sustainable growth business out of DC,” Zaslav said during an earnings call Thursday when asked about the decision to axe “Batgirl.” “And as part of that, we’re going to focus on quality.”
While Zaslav stopped short of commenting on the quality of “Batgirl” explicitly, his statements suggest the film didn’t fit the company’s new vision for Warner Bros. or the DC franchise.