“The Batman.”

Warner Bros. Discovery said on Thursday that it has a “10-year plan” for DC movies similar to Marvel.
The company has made it a priority to get the franchise on the right track to compete with the MCU.
Here’s how the DC movie universe has evolved over the last decade.

Warner Bros. Discovery, DC’s new parent company, said during an investor call on Thursday that it is working on a “10-year plan” for the superhero movie universe.Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav speaks onstage during the Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront 2022 show at MSG Studios on May 18, 2022 in New York City

“We have done a reset,” Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav said. “We’ve restructured the business where there will be a team with a 10-year plan focusing just on DC. It’s very similar to the structure that Alan Horn and Bob Iger put together very effectively with Kevin Feige at Disney.”

It’s not the first time that Warner Bros. and DC have rethought their movie strategy. DC movies have been on a winding road over the last decade, ever since Christopher Nolan wrapped up his Dark Knight Trilogy with “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012.”The Dark Knight Rises.”

2013: “Man of Steel” was released, starring Henry Cavill as Superman and directed by Zack Snyder. It rebooted the character with a more edgy take following the success of Nolan’s Batman movies.

The movie was largely a flop with critics and has a 58% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. It earned $668 million worldwide off of a $225 million production budget.

March 2016: “Man of Steel” was the launching point for a potential DC movie universe, akin to the MCU. Snyder directed a followup, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” that brought Cavill back, and introduced Ben Affleck’s Batman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.

“Batman v Superman” grossed $873 million worldwide, but was another project with a hefty budget of $250 million. It was also a critical dud with a 29% Rotten Tomatoes critic score, and a B grade from CinemaScore, which surveys audiences on a movie’s opening night (that’s low for a superhero movie).

Overall, the movie wasn’t the global phenomenon Warner Bros. had hoped it would be, given that it starred its two flagship superheroes. In other words, it didn’t break $1 billion, unlike “Captain America: Civil War” later that …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

The chaotic road of DC movies over the last decade, as the company embarks on a bold 10-year plan to compete with Marvel

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