Warner Bros courting master filmmakers for DC universe

Warner Bros. executive Greg Silverman has been outlining the studio’s plans for its DC movies, and has revealed that the aim is to attract “master filmmakers” to direct said projects.

“We have a great strategy for the DC films,” Silverman told THR, “which is to take these beloved characters and put them in the hands of master filmmakers and make sure they all coordinate with each other. You’ll see the difference when you see Batman v. Superman, Suicide Squad, Justice League and all the things that we are working on.”

“There is intensity and a seriousness of purpose to some of these characters,” he continues. “The filmmakers who are tackling these properties are making great movies about superheroes; they aren’t making superhero movies. And when you are trying to make a good movie, you tackle interesting philosophies and character development. There’s also humour, which is an important part.”

Silverman’s comments coincide with the hiring of James Wan to direct Aquaman, lining him up alongside Zack Snyder, David Ayer, Patty Jenkins and (potentially) Phil Lord and Chris Miller. It’s certainly an intriguing and varied roster, and should hopefully lead to a series of films unique enough to swerve the danger of superhero fatigue… exciting times for DC fans!

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