Shortsighted fool, all-around asshole, and Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has finally made a decent decision for the corporation he’s running into the ground.
After a decade of Warner taking numerous swings and quite a few misses with their DC superhero properties, Zaslav has decided to form a proper DC Studios division to now take over the film, television, and animation divisions of that world. In charge of this new division? New co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran.
In the DC realm, Gunn was of course the writer-director behind the quite fun The Suicide Squad and its even better Peacemaker spinoff, while Safran played producer on the likes of both those projects, as well as Aquaman, Shazam!, and some upcoming DC projects.
Their division of labor is just as aptly suited for their co-role, with Gunn heading up the creative side of things and Safran dealing with the business end. It’s sort of like that Office arc where Jim and Michael were made co-managers, but now instead of regarding something so frivolous as paper, it’s about the very serious issue of costumed superheroes.
It’s said Todd Phillips’ Joker: Folie à Deux will continue on outside of DC Studios’ purview, but it’s not yet clear whether Matt Reeves will be reporting to Gunn while developing a sequel to The Batman.
Sadly, knowing Zaslav and his Discovery mindset, this will likely all built to the big DC event Top Gunn, the reality show in which we watch Gunn try to get some films made before ultimately being laid off for tax credits.