Whether you’re a fan of the DCEU or not, it’s apparent that the young cinematic universe has had its fair share of problems, mostly in the editing room. Both movies that DC released this year were criticized heavily for releasing films in theaters that weren’t as cohesive as the Extended Cuts that were released on home video.
Just moments ago, Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner Brothers announced today that he’d be stepping down from his position at the company to “pursue other career interests.” Toby Emmerich – who was the head of the production at New Line – will be taking over as the CCO (Chief Content Officer) for WB, and he’ll be in charge of the films pumped out by the studio.
In an exit interview, Silverman gave one final update on what films WB will be releasing in the next two years, and mentioned on that list was Ben Affleck’s upcoming Batman film which is supposedly releasing in 2018.
“Then in 2018, there is a second Fantastic Beasts film, and Ready Player One feels like an ambitious movie by the world’s best filmmaker, Steven Spielberg, that will set the world on fire. There is Aquaman with James Wan, and Scooby Doo will be a huge launch, and then there is Lego Ninjago. And then there is Ben Affleck’s Batman. I believe the place I love is set to succeed in the long term here and I can be a bit selfish and think, how do I want to live my own life.”
Revealing that The Batman is set to debut in 2018 goes right in line with what we learned earlier today about the film being on track to shoot this spring.
Fans are pretty excited about Silverman departure as WB President as this might finally fix the issues DC films have had in the editing room, as Silverman was practically in charge of editing. The change won’t be official until January 1st of next year and this change will undoubtedly have an effect on the DCEU. Whether it’ll be good or bad remains to be seen.