WB Chief On Building The DC Cinematic Universe

Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner Bros., was recently interviewed about taking over the reigns from former President Jeff Robinov. After this summer’s movie season, Silverman will shift his attention to next summer. Two highly anticipated movies will be of major interest to DC Comics fans…Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad.

Silverman was asked how different DC films will be from Marvel movies:

“We have a great strategy for the DC films, which is to take these beloved characters and put them in the hands of master filmmakers and make sure they all coordinate with each other. You’ll see the difference when you see Batman v. SupermanSuicide SquadJustice League and all the things that we are working on.”

He also responded to complaints about the recent trailer for Batman v Superman:

“There is intensity and a seriousness of purpose to some of these characters. The filmmakers who are tackling these properties are making great movies about superheroes; they aren’t making superhero movies. And when you are trying to make a good movie, you tackle interesting philosophies and character development. There’s also humor, which is an important part.”

In laying the groundwork for the DC Cinematic Universe, another film will make its way to theaters after Batman v Superman. Wonder Woman has been in development purgatory for quite some time. With Gal Gadot cast in the lead, there has been some issues as to who will direct the feature. Patty Jenkins (Monster) was recently chosen to replace Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad and The X-Files series). Silverman addressed the importance of choosing a female director to voice the Amazonian Warrior.

“We had a very intensive process looking at everybody. Patty and Michelle were really the ones who came to the forefront the first go-round, so when things didn’t work out with Michelle, we all knew we had someone great who had expressed interest before. She came back and is doing a great job. But it was never about the best female director. She has demonstrated doing amazing work with female characters, such as in Monster.”

You can read the full article at the link below. In it, Silverman also talks about other Warner Bros. features, including the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; and Lego Movie sequels.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Kevin Gunn

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