Warner Bros. CEO Barry Meyer made an /dc-entertainment-and-warner-bros-to-announce-superhero-projects/announcement last week that DC Entertainment was going to unveil a spread sheet detailing the superhero line-up next month, but DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson set it straight with Comic Book Resources and said that Meyer was misquoted:
"First, Mr Meyer, by his own admission, was misquoted, so we're not going to be making that announcement in the next month, but we will be discussing a lot of our content plans before the end of the year," she said. "It won't necessarily be exhaustive, and it will not be limited to a theatrical slate, but at the same time that we've been looking carefully at the organization, everyone's been working very hard to keep the business moving in the direction we want - everyone in particular being Geoff Johns who has a lot of great stuff with our divisions. So, you will hear more about that before the end of the year."
IGN also spoke with Diane Nelson who discussed being compared with Marvel Studios' strategy.
"People make an assumption that we're going to mirror Marvel's strategy, for example with Avengers," Nelson told us. "We do have a very different attitude about how you build a content slate. And it isn't necessarily about connecting those properties together to build into a single thing. We think we've got great stories and characters that will lend themselves to great standalone experiences, and that's the way we're focusing on it."
"You know, it's funny... I really enjoy the healthy competition that exists but also the competition that people assume and, to some extent, project onto us," she said. "There is a healthy competition as there would be in any business. But we do not spend our days thinking about what Marvel is doing. Listen, I've said before, the success of Marvel, or any publisher, is good for us, and ours for them. We want to support the retail business together and there are a lot of things we can do together. But there is not a single thing we've done that has been reactive to Marvel from the creation of DC Entertainment to today. People can speculate, but they are wrong."
We'll keep you posted on future announcements!