Fans of the DC Universe have been raving about the recent confirmation that James Gunn and Peter Safran will now be co-heading the recently rebranded DC Studios. Considering the duo has had a pretty good track record, most especially Gunn, it's only natural that the fandom has become more optimistic about the franchise's future heading into its 10th year.
What some folks fail to acknowledge, however, is the fact that none of this would be possible without Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav, who is said to be adamant about reestablishing the recently rechristened DCU from the ground up. Now, the merger's top executive is sharing new details about the production company's future plans which will please the geek fandom.
During WB Discovery's third-quarter earnings call (via ComicBook), the company's CEO confirmed that the production outfit will put more emphasis on film franchises moving forward, with Superman and Harry Potter being top priorities. Zaslav explains: "We're going to have a real focus on franchises. We haven't had a Superman movie in 13 years. We haven't had a Harry Potter movie in 15 years."
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I think we can already safely say that Zaslav is truly committed to rebuilding the DC Universe, with the help of Gunn and Safran and it definitely spells good news for fans who have been longing for consistency and cohesiveness in the DCU.
It also gives me a great deal of relief that Superman will be at the forefront to lead the franchise's new era. Hopefully, we can get the ball rolling for Henry Cavill's comeback as soon as possible.
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