Though “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” have earned a combined $1.6 billion for Warner Bros. Pictures this year, the DCEU initiative of the studio is perceived as a multi-franchise cinematic universe that’s been afflicted by serious quality issues.
Speaking with The New York Times, Warner Bros. Pictures CEO Kevin Tsuijhara is aware and wants to change the generally negative perception attached to the film offerings which were being loosely steered by Zack Snyder. The article’s writer says:
“Mr. Tsujihara said he was confident that management changes he has been making (putting a pair of executives, Geoff Johns and Jon Berg, in charge of superhero movies, for instance) will make for more satisfied fans. With any luck, even a critic or two could come around.”
The first film released under that new stewardship of Johns and Berg is Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” in June. Tsuijhara says “the thing that really makes me confident is that I’ve seen ‘Wonder Woman,’ and it’s great.”
Tsuijhara claims “people overlook our consistency” in regards to Warners’ releases. Within the next year the studio has a solid line-up including a new Potter spin-off, LEGO Batman and Ninjago films, “Wonder Woman” and “Justice League,” Chris Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” the impressive looking “Kong: Skull Island,” the “Blade Runner” sequel, the “It” remake and more.