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Diane Nelson was tapped as DC Entertainment’s President at a time when the comics industry was going through a major shift. DC Entertainment executive, Diane Nelson answers why DC movies have been coming out so slowly. Here’s what she had to say:
“I don’t know that they’ve been so slow. I think there’s been a very concerted strategy that was led by Jeff about working with the best filmmakers in the business to execute their vision of the right movies for the right properties. That may mean that we’re a little more focused or particular about which characters come on the screen as opposed to what Marvel’s done so brilliantly. And I do give them tremendous credit with what they’re doing with their slate, but our strategy has been different from that. I think more ‘precise’ is the word. It’s a specific vision from a specific filmmaker rather than a full slate.
We don’t want to oversaturate with superheroes, and DC is much more than superheroes. If we do our jobs as well as I think we can among our partners within Warner Bros., there is no reason why there wouldn’t be multiple slots across every one of our production businesses that is populated by DC Entertainment properties. We know that within this building, but part of our job is getting consumers to understand that there is more breadth and depth to DC beyond those primary DC characters. Our job has to be, let’s have great success with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Aquaman but then build on that to expand the universe for the broad populace.
The reasons why we are probably pretty subjective about doing Wonder Woman is that she doesn’t have the single, clear, compelling story that everyone knows and recognizes. There are lots of facets to Wonder Woman, and I think the key is, how do you get the right facet for that right medium? What you do in TV has to be different than what you do in features.”
It is quite difficult to adapt a comic book character and to make it work for mainstream audiences to enjoy. Of course, Nelson has stated that adapting Wonder Woman for a live action role has been a top priority since she took over. However, Nelson was asked which DC movies she would like to get on screen she stated the following below:
“Sandman is right on top. I think it could be as rich as the Harry Potter universe. Fables. Metal Men. Justice League. And yes, I’m going to say it: Aquaman.”
Since the ending partnership with Legendary and possibly the new beginning partnership with Universal. Hopefully Warner Bros. under Kevin Tsujihara will present more movies and media (TV shows) for DC characters to be shown.