Something appears to be brewing at DC – or already has – as the former co-president of DC Entertainment, Diane Nelson, takes to social media to offer she is not friends with Geoff Johns while defending the new Joker movie. Long story short, back in March of 2018 saw Nelson take a leave of absence …
Did former president of DC Entertainment Diane Nelson throw director Zack Snyder and his movies under the bus on Twitter, which eventually led to her quitting the social network? A case could be made that is indeed what went down as earlier saw Nelson tweet out the following regarding the new Todd Phillips Joker movie: …
Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment and president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, is taking a leave of absence from the company. WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara released a memo with the news, with THR reporting the DC executive management team of Dan DiDio, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns and Amit Desai will continue to run the company’s day …
At an annual meeting for Time Warner, it’s stated that announcements regarding the future of the DC movies will be coming soon.
DC Comics President Diane Nelson responded to questioning regarding WB’s strategy, and the fact that it is lagging behind Disney and Marvel, by stating Warner Bros. is “trying to differentiate from Marvel” adding their strategy “will become apparent soon.”
Nelson also said DC is aiming to create properties that will appeal to young girls, which is a priority for them.
WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara is said to have acknowledged that DC has not done as well as Marvel, but he promised that shareholders will be “happy and proud” down the road (via LA Times).
Batman Vs. Superman comes out in 2016 followed by Justice League (both directed by Zack Snyder), with it thought character specific movies will then be launched, which is different than the “Marvel Way” of building up to a big event movie.
Below you can check out a batch of photos from the Superman 75th Anniversary party at Comic-Con.
In attendance included new Superman Henry Cavill; director Zack Snyder; stars of 300: Rise Of An Empire Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green; Maggie Q and Lydnsy Fonseca of Nikita, Alyssa Milano; Yvonne Strahovski and Julie Benz of Dexter.
The party also featured a copy of Action Comics #1 where we see on hand with the first appearance of Superman DC Comics Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio with Geoff Johns and DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson.
Following the party the next day, Zack Snyder would go on to announce the Man of Steel sequel featuring both Superman and Batman.
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Henry Cavill, Stephen Amell, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Antje Traue & More Superman Comic-Con Red Carpet Images
Last night, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment held a party for Superman’s 75th Anniversary with the cast of the Man of Steel on hand.
The official Man of Steel Movie Twitter posted the following images from the Red Carpet which include Harry Lennix, Antje Traue, new Superman Henry Cavill, Dylan Sprayberry, and from DC Comics, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee and Dan DiDio (Diane Nelson?), who are pictured with Action Comics #1.
A fan also spotted none other than Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell, at the Red Carpet, too.
Today at Comic-Con will see the Superman 75th Anniversary Panel where fans are expecting super announcements; both Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder are said to be attending.
Wonder Woman A Top Priority At Warner Bros. & DC Comics Says Diane Nelson: Up There With Superman & Batman
A big question amongst fans of the DC Comics is what movies will Warner Bros. be going with after the Man of Steel.
Man of Steel is currently heading toward the studio projected $700 million mark, and while a sequel is a sure bet as well as most likely a Justice League movie and the Batman reboot, fans are wondering which of the DC characters will get their chance to shine next on the silver screen.
Wonder Woman has been a name that has come up in the past many times with the defunct Joss Whedon movie as well as most recently the two television series that never came to be with the NBC Adrianne Palicki show and the CW Amazon series that is said to still be in development.
Now, president of DC Comics Diane Nelson once again mentions Wonder Woman while talking about the future of DC movies, and says the character is a top priority, hinting that the Amazonian princess is as important as Superman and Batman.
Via The Hollywood Reporter:
We have to get her right, we have to. She is such an icon for both genders and all ages and for people who love the original TV show and people who read the comics now. I think one of the biggest challenges at the company is getting that right on any size screen. The reasons why are probably pretty subjective: She doesn’t have the single, clear, compelling story that everyone knows and recognizes. There are lots of facets to Wonder Woman, and I think the key is, how do you get the right facet for that right medium? What you do in TV has to be different than what you do in features. She has been, since I started, one of the top three priorities for DC and for Warner Bros. We are still trying right now, but she’s tricky.
We see how Diane Nelson stressed that they have to get Wonder Woman right. Regarding the Adrianne Palicki NBC series, that seemed to be more of a homage to the Linda Carter 70s Wonder Woman (which didn’t work for Bryan Singer and Superman Returns), and the Amazon series was described at one point as having a teenage Diana eating ice cream.
More than likely WB needs something more akin to their hit show on the CW with Arrow, which is a more realistic take on Green Arrow. The same worked for Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight Trilogy and Zack Snyder on Man of Steel. Not too long ago writer on both the Batman and Superman movies, David Goyer, said he would like to do a Wonder Woman feature film.
Perhaps it’s already in the works.
Announcements regarding DC Movies are thought to be coming at this week’s Comic-Con.