Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics executives have been meeting to look at a possible new direction for film adaptations of popular DC comics adaptations. Both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter report that Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov and Warner Bros. Pictures president Kevin McCormick have been meeting with DC executives and top talents such as Jim Lee to discuss the possibilities.
It seems likely that Warner Bros. and DC is looking at the success Marvel has had with Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk in linking their films into a more cohesive universe. With the upcoming release of The Dark Knight, now is the perfect time for a new agenda to be set.
Warner Bros. declined to make any official comment, stating only:
While we are not going to go into the specifics of the meetings, we're constantly looking at how best to exploit the DC Comics characters and properties. DC is an incredibly valuable asset to Warner Bros. and plays an important role across the entire studio by providing development and franchise opportunities for all media, including films, television, home entertainment, animation, consumer products, video games and digital platforms.
While it is open to speculation as to what films and properties this will directly affect, it may explain recent rumors that direction of the next Superman film may change from Bryan Singer to another director. It will also undoubtedly affect the direction of other DC comics heroes whose film adaptations are somewhere in development, including Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash.