At Warner Bros. there are big plans for further adaptations of DC comics – and the studio is literally copying Marvel’s long-term plans for the future of its own superhero franchise. CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery David Zaslav stated:
We have rebooted. We have restructured the business. We are very focused on the future. We are building a team with a 10 year plan that will focus only on DC. This is very similar to the structure that Alan Horne and Bob Eager created very effectively with Kevin Feige at Disney.
At this year’s Comic-Con, Feige announced Marvel’s plans for Phase 5 and part of Phase 6, in which he scheduled studio releases for 2025 with two new Avengers movies – Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. . Whereas DC currently only has plans for the next few months: Black Adam, Shazam 2, Aquaman 2, The Flash, and Joker. Warner Bros has traditionally not had the long-term plans that Marvel has, but that looks set to change now:
We believe that in the long term we can build a much stronger, sustainable growing business out of DC. And as part of that, we’re going to focus on quality. We’re not going to release the film before it’s completely finished. We’re not going to release a movie just to close the block. We’ll focus on how to make each of these films as good as possible overall. DC is something we think we can do better and that’s what we’re focusing on right now. We’ve got some great DC movies coming up – Black Adam, Shazam! and Flash. We are working on all these films. And we are very happy with them.