Like many of you, I want to see DC Entertainment start making amazing comic book movies like Marvel is currently doing. DC is still in the process of trying to find their way, and they think that DC Comics writer and producer Geoff Johns is the answer to their problems.
Kevin Feige has been one of the main brains behind Marvel Studios and the success it has seen with their movies. I know hardcore DC fans will dismiss the success and not agree, but the proof is in all the positive reviews and the box office numbers. DC has done well, but it’s not at the caliber that Marvel is yet critically. It can get there, though! The question is, can Johns take the DCEU to the next level of awesomeness?
Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara thinks he will. In a recent interview with New York Times, Tsujihara revealed that the studio is doing well. He explains that they’ve made $1.6 billion that was earned by films such as Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad.
"Quietly, we’ve been having an amazing year. The narrative, over all, has not reflected that. People overlook our consistency."
He goes on to say that they are still not satisfied and they want to release films that both critics and fans will praise. According to the Times, "Mr. Tsujihara said he was confident that management changes he has been making (putting a pair of executives, Geoff Johns and Jon Berg, in charge of superhero movies, for instance) will make for more satisfied fans. With any luck, even a critic or two could come around."
The first big film to be released under the guidance of Johns and Berg will be Wonder Woman, which looks pretty amazing. And according to Tsujihara, it is. He says that’s the film that gives him confidence in the studio’s new direction, "The thing that really makes me confident is that I’ve seen Wonder Woman, and it’s great."
Before Johns and Berg came along the DCEU was being headed up by Zack Snyder, who I’m sure will continue to have a heavy influence on how these movies are made. It seems like there may be a clear vision in place for the upcoming slate of DC movies, but only time will tell if Johns and his team will be able to bring their DCEU films up to the golden standard that Marvel Studios has set.