"Justice League" was a letdown after Warner turned out a hit in June with "Wonder Woman", which generated $822 million worldwide, with about half coming from the USA and Canada.
Jon Berg, Warner Bros.co-president of production and Justice League producer, is stepping down from his exec position where he acts as the studio's point person on all things DC films. Johns will stay as a chief creative officer with DC Entertainment, but his work on the films could be reduced to an advisory role.
He has joined Lego Movie producer Roy Lee's production banner, which is based on the studio's Burbank lot. Berg essentially decamped for the film's London set, and both men have full producer credits on the picture, which would likely not be the case on future movies.
Furthermore, sources close to Variety have said that Emmerich is "weighing the idea of further integrating DC's film operations" into the main movie arm at Warner Bros.
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In an interview with Inverse, Wagner revealed that the footage was amongst several scenes filmed by original director Zack Snyder that were ultimately cut. 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.
"Justice League" is predicted to end its run with an estimated total of 0 million. So clearly, with the right people behind and in front of the camera, it's possible that Warner Bros. could give adult audiences something a little more visceral to chew on.
The only positives you can take from Variety's report is that it's believed Warner Bros. are happy to continue with the Flashpoint movie, stating that it could well be Ben Affleck's final outing as the Dark Knight, what with Matt Reeves wanting to measure up someone else for the cape and cowl for his standalone Batman movie.
WB's parent company, Time Warner, is said to have supported the moves as the corporate leaders are unhappy with the financial performance of Justice League (current box office at $572 million), which hada budget of around $300 million.