In the last one year, we have seen announcements from Warner Bros about DCEU movies such as Suicide Squad 2, a Joker solo spin-off, Birds of Prey, New Gods, The Batman, a separate Joker project, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Flashpoint, and a Deathstroke film. In fact, there were so many new movies announced that you couldn’t even recall all of them, and now the new DC Films chief, Walter Hamada is going around cleaning the house.
In the wake of recent exits of DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson and DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, Hamada who had taken over as the head of WB’s DC Entertainment films in January is now faced with a Herculean task. The Hollywood Reporter has quoted an insider who said that Hamada “walked into a shitshow, and he’s trying to clean it up.”
The discontent had been simmering for a long time, right from the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which neither connected with the audiences nor the critics. After that, Warner Bros. who had given Zack Snyder the responsibility of shaping DCEU felt the urge to redeem Justice League and make it a brighter, more positive film.
However, all the subsequent plans related to DC movies are being continuously altered, and now Hamada is probably determined to bring some order to the numerous under development films.
The next DCEU film to hit the theaters is the James Wan helmed Aquaman solo, releasing on Dec 21. This will be followed by David F. Sandberg’s Shazam!on April 5, 2019, and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, scheduled for release on November 1, 2019.