Suicide Squad 2, a Joker solo spin-off, Birds of Prey, New Gods, The Batman, a separate Joker project, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Flashpoint, a Deathstroke-fronted film — these are all DC Extended Universe movies that Warner Bros. announced over the past year. There were so many different projects thrown in the air that it was getting difficult keeping track of them all, and now it appears as if the new DC Films Chief Walter Hamada is cleaning house.
Following the recent departures of DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson and DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, Hamada, who was named the head of Warner Bros.’ DC Entertainment movies last January, is finding himself with a big task on his hands. According to The Hollywood Reporter, an insider close to the scene said that Hamada “walked into a shitshow, and he’s trying to clean it up.”
Trouble began brewing a long time ago, following the release of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which failed to connect with audiences and critics alike. Following that, Warner Bros., who were entrusting Zack Snyder with his vision of the DCEU, felt compelled to salvage Justice League and turn it into a lighter, more hopeful affair.
The plans for all of the following DC movies have been constantly shifting and changing ever since, and now Hamada seems intent on streamlining the large number of films that are actively in development.
Next up on Warner Bros. DCEU docket is James Wan’s Aquaman solo film, which will hit theaters Dec. 21. After this, fans can look foward to David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! which bows April 5, 2019 and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, slated for a Nov. 1, 2019 release.
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