There are some major shakeups going on at Warner Bros. involving the DC Extended Universe movies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, there will now be a newly created DC Films heading up the DC Entertainment-centered films. This brand will be co-run by current executive vice president Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, the Chief Content Officer of DC Entertainment.
This process will reportedly refine the executive role at Warner due to a recent disappointing run of movies, and a process that has also annoyed producers and filmmakers due to a “murky greenlight process.” The executives are set to oversee the upcoming DC projects and managing the “genre streams.” They will report to Warner Bros. Pictures president Greg Silverman. More executive changes are also expected at Warner Bros.
Berg is currently working on Suicide Squad Wonder Woman and the upcoming Justice League movies. In addition, he previously worked with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Ben Affleck on Argo and Live by Night. Johns is still going to report to DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson.
On top of that, other changes to DC Films include an increased role for Affleck on Justice League. Affleck will serve as co-star and an executive producer. He will apparently have more creative involvement for anything involving Batman.
The next DC Films release is Suicide Squad, which is due out on August 5.