It looks like Warner Bros. will be taking a new approach with the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) going forward. It’s no secret that the DCEU has been very polarizing thus far, with critics slamming it and fan opinion split right down the middle. And amid all of this turmoil, DC Films head Jon Berg will be leaving his position.
Variety reported “Jon Berg will be leaving his current job running the comic book’s film production division, according to several sources with knowledge of the studio’s plans. A search is underway for his replacement. Berg will instead become a production partner with Roy Lee, the producer of “The Lego Movie” and “It,” who has a deal on the lot.”
This means DC Films head & DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns will be alone in the position until they find him a new partner. To shake things up even more, Warner Bros. president Toby Emmerich is said to be thinking about making the the DC division tighter with Warner Bros. itself. Such as having them both work out of the same building.
Lastly, parent company Time Warner is said to be unhappy that Warner Bros moved forward with Zack Snyder for Justice League after the fallout with fans and critics alike over “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice”.
All things considered, it’s not at all surprising that big changes are in the works. Especially with the lackluster performance of Justice League. This news also comes on the heels of the very public leaks concerning the true level of changes to the Justice League movie when Joss Whedon was brought on for a number of extensive re-shoots. So much so, that fans are demanding a Directors cut that includes more of Snyder’s original version. Which is definitely something we would be curious to see.
Warner and DC will reportedly begin making the new changes starting at the beginning of 2018.