If you’ve been paying attention to blockbuster movies over the past few years, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question: what the heck is going on with DC Entertainment? It turns out the answer is “quite a lot,” and thanks to a new profile, we’ve learned that DC and Warner Bros. are now rethinking the idea behind their interconnected DC cinematic universe. Could this be the course correction the embattled franchise needs?
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One of the most common criticisms of the DC expanded universe so far (from fans and critics alike) has been the consistently, overtly dark tone of the movies. Both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice just seem dour for the sake of being dour, and while Suicide Squad had a little more fun with the comic book world, many are hoping future movies will lighten up a bit. The tone of Justice League certainly indicates a change in tone, at least if the sizzle reel from Comic-Con is any indicator, but it sounds like Wonder Woman will be the one that really stands out.
Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, producer Deborah Snyder and director Patty Jenkins recently opened up a bit about what to expect from Wonder Woman, specifically with regards to how it will be different from the previous DC movies, especially with regards to a lighter tone.
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Most of DC Entertainment, the newly reorganized company that is comprised of a large multimedia division and the DC Comics publishing enterprise, is being moved from New York to Burbank, in the Los Angeles area. There’s a lot of musing about what this really means for the future of DC Comics and the related properties lodged at Warner Bros. Read More »
With Warner Bros. restructuring DC into a new corporate entity called DC Entertainment, you’d think that one of the venerable comic book publisher’s two signature superheros would be first in line (or near the head of the queue) for another movie treatment. Given that there’s a ticking clock hanging over that same character’s film future at Warner Bros., one would expect even more urgent movement. Not so, says DCE president Diane Nelson. Read More »
The new structure of DC Entertainment is one that promises good things for future movies based on DC titles. DCE president Diane Nelson has been one of the forces behind the direct to DVD label that has seen some great screen translations of classic DC characters. (The recent Green Lantern animation, for example, will be a standard against which the upcoming live-action film is judged.) And by calling back characters from producers that have done nothing with them (hello Joel Silver and Wonder Woman) we might actually see some forward momentum. Now Nelson has commented, vaguely, on her plans and possible approach. Read More »