There May Be A Good Reason Warner Bros. Is Struggling To Find A "Kevin Feige" To Take Charge Of DCEU

Warner Bros. Discovery still hasn't found a Kevin Feige to take charge of its struggling DC Extended Universe, and a new report sheds some light on why the vacancy is providing near-impossible to fill.

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is still searching for someone to take charge of the DC Extended Universe, though the hunt for an executive to enact his vague 10-year plan isn't proving to be easy. He may want to find his own Kevin Feige, but that's easier said than done, and prolific producer Dan Lin has already turned down what sounds, on paper at least, like a dream job.

Unfortunately, the DCEU has become Hollywood's poison apple, something emphasised in a new report from The Wrap. While others are said to be in the mix for a job that's so far been held by names like Greg Silverman, Geoff Johns and Jon Berg, and Walter Hamada, insiders don't believe the gig is an overly desirable one.

"It is a very narrow group of people who can run and effectively get DC films back on track while handling the creative, business and — let’s be frank — the political minefields that come with that job," one top Hollywood producer said under the condition of anonymity. 

It sounds like Zaslav's management style is another issue and he's not winning over any fans, as a result. He reportedly likes 7am meetings, with one Warner Bros. producer telling the trade, "Why would Dan Lin want to take the job? DC is a huge priority for Zaslav, but who wants to come on board and lead a film division that’s already canceled a film that was ready to go. And have a micromanaging CEO?"

It's also said that Warner Bros.' "Kevin Feige" won't enjoy the same level of creative freedom as the Marvel Studios President because, as one producer puts it, "There is no 'other Feige.' Warners will never give autonomy like that to one person." In other words, it will always be Zaslav who has the final say. 

Even current DC Films bosses, Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy, are only allowed to greenlight projects with budgets under $35 million. That applies to none of the upcoming movies now the decision has been made to pivot away from HBO Max-exclusive titles. 

The whole thing sounds rather like a shambles, and hopes that the DCEU might suddenly reach its full potential once again seem naive. We're not sure who can save the brand at this point, but it's not sounding much like Zaslav is the saviour some hoped he might be when Discovery acquired Warner Bros. 

What are your hopes for the DCEU moving forward?

DC Studios Boss James Gunn May Be Eyeing GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Star Pom Klementieff For DCU Role
Related:

DC Studios Boss James Gunn May Be Eyeing GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Star Pom Klementieff For DCU Role

James Gunn Prompts KINGDOM COME Speculation With Latest Social Media Post
Recommended For You:

James Gunn Prompts KINGDOM COME Speculation With Latest Social Media Post

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
DC Studios Boss James Gunn May Be Eyeing GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Star Pom Klementieff For DCU Role
After putting the spotlight on Pom Klementieff's Mantis in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, it appears James Gunn may have plans for the talented actress in the DCU as well. Check it out...
James Gunn Prompts KINGDOM COME Speculation With Latest Social Media Post
Recently-appointed DC Studios co-head James Gunn has Tweeted another DC Comics image, this time giving way to speculation that he might be planning a Kingdom Come adaptation...
Warner Bros. Closing Deal With Amazon To Develop New DC Animated Content
Warner Bros. Discovery has confirmed that they are in the process of closing a deal with Amazon to develop new DC-branded animated content for the Prime Video streaming service...
SLOW HORSES Star Jack Lowden Says It Would Be A Hell Of A Lot Of Fun To Join Superhero Project (Exclusive)
Slow Horses star Jack Lowden has weighed in on potentially joining the Marvel or DC Universes, admitting that while he's not hugely knowledgable about the genre, it's one he'd love to take a shot at...
James Gunn Reveals That BOOSTER GOLD Is The Character DC Fans Most Want To See On Screen
James Gunn recently asked his followers which DC Comics character they'd most like to see get the live-action treatment next, and Booster Gold was the somewhat surprising result...

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com