Warner Brothers Executive’s Plan For the Future of DC Movies11 months ago by Kristin Paradisis in Movie News, Heroes, FILMS
The DC Extended Universe franchise has had a rough couple of years in terms of the success of its projects, outside of 2017’s Wonder Woman. While the superhero-action film based on the DC Comics character of the same name was received well by critics and audiences, other DC films distributed by Warner Brothers such as Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman, Suicide Squad and Justice League have not been met with the same amount of approval. With Aquaman set to premiere in theaters on December 21st of this year, Warner Brothers Film Chairman and accomplished producer Toby Emmerich is reflecting on the low performance of past DC films and planning ahead for “better movies”:
“I would say there are movies that are right for their time, that an audience is ready for, that’s in sync with the zeitgeist, and I think you need a movie whose quality is recognized at the moment of release so it’s in touch with the culture of the moment. We’re at a unique moment around the planet and certain types of movies are working better than others at this moment of time. And I do think Aquaman will sync up with the global culture zeitgeist of what’s happening right now. “
The ‘zeitgeist’ that Emmerich speaks of means the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time. The Warner Brothers executive plans to oversee more successful DCEU films in the future by taking into account whether a movie is ‘right for its time’ and whether ‘audiences are ready for it’. It is good to hear that such an important leader at the company has taken some time to consider reworking processes and development of future DC adaptations. Hopefully, 2018’s Aquaman helps Warner Brothers and DCEU move into the more positive direction that the franchise as a whole is in need of.