Batman and Superman’s infamous face-off at the box office has extended to the organizational ranks at Warner Bros., as reported by the “Los Angeles Times” on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The film studio’s DC Entertainment division has been compelled to undergo major corporate restructuring.
The developments are due to the lukewarm response the superhero mashup recently garnered at the box office, netting mildly disappointing revenues worth $870 million worldwide. The movie’s below-average performance is a setback for DC’s future film projects, which include the big screen debut of “Wonder Woman,” currently in the post-production phase and the first part of the “Justice League” movie that is presently undergoing shooting.
DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, along with Warner Bros. newly appointed Vice President of Development and Production, Jon Berg, have been tapped to lead the newly created DC Films brand; a development confirmed by a company person on conditions of anonymity to the “Los Angeles Times.”
While Berg would continue reporting to the Warner Bros. production president, Greg Silverman, Johns would be working directly under the DC Entertainment head, Diane Nelson. The new team is expected to work on the upcoming future superhero films.
Warner Bros. Entertainment has declined to comment on the above reshuffle in its corporate ranks, which the disappointing returns from the movie “Batman v Superman” have brought about.
By Bashar Saajid
Edited by Cathy Milne
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