The first step in the so-called "shake-up" regards Jon Berg, who now heads up the production division of the DC Extended Universe.
According to Variety, Berg will no longer act as the head of DC Films' production division. Berg will step down from the studio's executive ranks and become a producer on the lot, the company said Thursday. Meanwhile, Berg's replacement is still being discussed, as is the future of the franchise.
"This is something that Jon approached me about six months ago, and he expressed his goal was to ultimately be a producer at the studio", said Emmerich in a statement.
Naturally, hearing this from Hecker will only increase fans' desires for a Snyder cut, which could result in Warner Bros. putting out a new version of the film down the line. Going forward, his contributions to the films may evolve, and could be more advisory in nature.More news: The Lockheed Martin (LMT) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds
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Furthermore, sources close to Variety have said that Emmerich is "weighing the idea of further integrating DC's film operations" into the main movie arm at Warner Bros. Director Zack Snyder stepped down during production because of the death of his daughter. Marvel, which is owned by Disney, does operate its comic book film division autonomously, but other studios, such as Fox and Sony, produce their superhero films under the studio's banner. With the Man of Steel having perished in the film "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", many fans thought that Superman's return in "Justice League" would also see him wear a black "recovery suit" of some kind.
Suicide Squad has reportedly made $745.6 million worldwide and it's looking like Justice League will at least pull close to that number over time. So clearly, with the right people behind and in front of the camera, it's possible that Warner Bros. could give adult audiences something a little more visceral to chew on.
Meant to be the DC's answer to The Avengers, Justice League pulled in just $572 million, a yield that has made it the lowest-earning DCEU movie by almost $100 million. The studio is "still developing a standalone Flash feature".