BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Warner Bros. has created a new division dedicated to the DC comic books to movie translation. The new division called DC Films will be co-run by current executive vice president of Warner Bros., Jon Berg and DC Entertainment chief content officer, Geoff Johns. Geoff was the man that initiated the successful launch of DC comics into the movie industry.
The changes came as a result of the poor ratings of Batman vs Superman which the studio had so much faith in. The movie’s production was said to have cost $300 million but it grossed less than $870 million worldwide since its release in March. Marvel Studios‘ Captain America: Civil War that had roughly the same theme has grossed about $1 billion in the first few weeks of its release.
Executives will be given more specific roles in order to ensure efficiency in movie productions and project executions. Sources told THR that Courtenay Valenti will now oversee Lego projects and the Harry Potter line, Jesse Ehrman will focus on comedy/family and Niija Kuykendall will focus on science fiction and action movies. Johns will be reporting to DC Entertainment president, Diane Nelson and Berg will report to Warner Bros. Pictures president, Greg Silverman.
Warner Bros. has decided to hire a more seasoned and authoritative director to replace screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith. The company is also working on making Suicide Squad that is supposed to come in August, a more than worthy compensation for the Batman vs Superman fallout.