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After the resounding success of The Batman, fans should expect more DC movies to be along the same lines but WB chairman shares his thoughts on the future of the DCEU.
Warner Bros. Pictures Chairman Toby Emmerich recently shared his vision for the DC Extended Universe and said that moving forward, the studio will prioritize quality over everything else.
In a recent interview with the Deadline, Emmerich said, “The secret of the movie business is quality. It’s the best business strategy for both theatrical motion pictures and superhero movies.”
He added, “The movies don’t have to all have the same tone, or interlock with other DC movies, or have an Easter egg that sets up another film.”
He also said, “Quality is the most important factor for a studio, and the biggest thing you can do to influence quality is the filmmaker that you hire."
It’s true that The Batman doesn’t take place in the main DCEU timeline, but the film will kickstart its own shared universe.
Two HBO Max series centered on the Gotham City Police Department and Colin Farrell’s Penguin are already in development, and multiple sequels to The Batman are planned.
Plus, the recently aired Peacemaker finale confirmed that Henry Cavill’s Superman and the Justice League still exists in the DCEU, further complicating the timeline.
But unlike Marvel and Disney, Warner Bros. and DC Films don’t seem to be concerned with having a well-defined plan as long as the individual movies are doing fine commercially and critically.