Warner Bros. head Toby Emmerich gave a hint of what’s to come for DC movies in the immediate future (via Deadline):
“Great directors are the lifeblood of a studio, but they need great producers,” Emmerich said during the Produced By Conference Saturday (via Deadline)
So it looks like we in for more self sustained contained stories rather than intertwined crossovers. This is a smart move given the success of Aquaman, Wonder Woman and most recently Shazam. These were all stand alone, film maker driven projects.
Even as solo films push the DCEU forward, Warner Bros. isn’t forgoing multi-hero movies entirely: Birds of Prey teams Robbie’s Harley Quinn with DC heroines Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Black Canary (June Smollett-Bell), Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) and Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco), and Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director James Gunn will assemble a new team in The Suicide Squad.
Recent months have brought a flurry of announced projects centered around typically solo heroes, including Supergirl, Batgirl, Zatanna, Blue Beetle, and Plastic Man.
Beyond Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, the studio is now developing an Aquaman sequel and has long had a solo Flash movie in the works. Matt Reeves’ The Batman, to star Robert Pattinson as a just-starting-out caped crusader, is not expected to feature famed sidekicks Robin or Nightwing.
With all these possible projects in various stages of production, one thing is for sure. It’s a great time to be a DC fan.
Now if only we could get our hands on the elusive Zack Snyder cut of Justice League.