Just yesterday it was announced that Warner Bros. Entertainment had created a new division, DC Entertainment, Inc., to help it better tap into the potential TV and movie properties available to it through its DC Comics subsidiary. One day later, and Warner Bros. has already pulled the plug on three planned genre films.
Yesterday, an insider source told Deadline Hollywood that Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov is "calling back" high-profile projects like The Flash and Wonder Woman from outside producers in an effort to "severely limit the number of gross participants on the projects," effectively shelving the movies. While the cancellation may seem like bad news to many fans, it could be a sign that Warner Bros. is finally taking the necessary steps to build a stronger, more cohesive "universe" of comic properties along the lines of what Marvel Studios is doing with its film properties.
Hot on the heels of those cancellations comes a report from Variety that Warner Bros. is scrapping its Joel Silver-led production of Masters of the Universe and severing ties with Mattel. Mattel is expected to take He-Man and the rest of the Masters to another studio with John Stevenson still attached as director, but there is no confirmation of this.