Justice League performance leads to huge DC restructure at Warner Bros

Some relief for Justice League and Warner Bros

'Justice League' Sweeps China Box Office By Becoming Highest Grossing DC Film

The film was meant to be the studio's answer to Marvel's The Avengers, but as a comparable superhero pic Justice League has been grossing far less at the box office than WB had hoped, and reviews have been unkind. Picture Group President Toby Emmerich said in a statement.

Further, Variety reports that Ben Affleck is expected to reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming Flashpoint film, though The Batman director Matt Reeves is said to be eyeing "fresh talent" to take the role in his film. Variety states that he will leave his advisory role, but remain as a producer. Warner Bros.is reportedly planning to either announce a replacement for Johns and Berg as early as January, or simply absorb the leadership of DC Films into the studio's larger filmmaking operation.

According to Variety, Berg will no longer act as the head of DC Films' production division.

It's reported Zack Snyder will not be directing another DC movie, but is still involved as a producer and executive producer on several DC films.

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Meanwhile, Man of Steel earned a poor $63.4 million in the country during its theatrical run in 2013, and Suicide Squad had to sit it out in China because it wasn't allowed in the country because of the film's tone and mature-themed content.

Warner Bros. have undoubtedly had a huge weekend in China.

Does this indicate a positive turn of events in the DCEU, or are you anxious that Warner Bros. might dilute a brand that's already having an identity crisis by shifting it under a single WB production banner?

Jon Berg, co-president of production at Warner Bros. Let us know what you think in the comments below... Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. Aquaman and The Flash movies continue to press ahead as planned. In those issues, Superman was killed by Doomsday, much as he was in last year's movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and returned with a dramatic new look.

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