‘There’s Not Going to be 4 Batmans’: WB Head Updates on DC Roadmap in the Next Decade
Published 2 weeks ago
With Robert Pattinson playing Batman and Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck reprising their Dark Knight roles for The Flash, a lot of fans think that DC is going to be going the multiverse direction moving forward—just like Marvel is. With that being a possibility down the line, it seems that WB Discovery head David Zaslav has confirmed that wouldn’t be where the franchise was going.
Talking to THR, Zaslav confirms that new DC heads James Gunn and Peter Safran are ‘coming close to an end’ of their multi-year plan for a connected DCEU. Zaslav confirms, “I think over the next few years, you’re going to see a lot of growth and opportunity around DC; there’s not going to be four Batmans… And so part of our strategy is, drive the hell out of DC, which James and Peter are going to do. I think they’ve thrilled the fans. I think they’re going to thrill you over a period of time.”
We don’t know when we’ll get the big reveal for the DCEU road map, but I’m guessing it could be around next July—sometime around SDCC or DC FanDome (if they decided to bring that back). If you ask me, roadmaps are kind of a win-lose situation. On one hand, it’s great to have a general idea when films will release and what’s down the road, but on the same time, unpredictable problems could lead to the road map not being followed and there is now more pressure to deliver on those set dates because audiences know when things were supposed to come out.
Just ask how Marvel had to deal with the COVID problem, pushing entire slates back, and fans knowing just how held back projects were.
Then again, that’s just my opinion. I’m always rooting for the DCEU to succeed, and with Gunn and Safran on board, I’m hoping they manage to bring the franchise up to its expected standard.