DC Films To Be Less Connected While Marvel Will Bring Disney+ Shows Into Continuity

In an interview with the LA Times, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara explained that the future of DC movies is the opposite approach of Marvel: they’re scrapping the connective tissue of a shared universe.


The universe isn’t as connected as we thought it was going to be five years ago. You’re seeing much more focus on individual experiences around individual characters. That’s not to say we won’t at some point come back to that notion of a more connected universe. But it feels like that’s the right strategy for us right now

This is understandable given the standalone nature of upcoming DC film’s like Todd Phillips’ Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix instead of Suicide Squad’s Jared Leto.

Tsujihara also touched on what Warner Bros. has done well to this point.


What Patty Jenkins did on Wonder Woman illustrated to us what you could do with these characters who are not Batman and Superman. Obviously, we want to get those two in the right place, and we want strong movies around Batman and Superman. But Aquaman is a perfect example of what we can do. They’re each unique and the tone’s different in each movie.

Matt Reeves is rebooting The Batman with a new actor instead of Ben Affleck and James Gunn is on board to write and direct a sequel to Suicide Squad.

Meanwhile, Marvel is doubling down on interconnevctivity with the introduction of TV shows on Disney+.


What Patty Jenkins did on Wonder Woman illustrated to us what you could do with these characters who are not Batman and Superman. Obviously, we want to get those two in the right place, and we want strong movies around Batman and Superman. But Aquaman is a perfect example of what we can do. They’re each unique and the tone’s different in each movie.

He stated that the post-Endgame MCU will be connected to the Disney+ programs.


It’s been extremely additive to the entire creative arc, not just of the Disney+ programs we’re working on, but on the entire post-Endgame MCU. Because we’ve been able to weave them. We’ve been able to, for the first time, conceive of them together, and they will be intertwined with each other.

The only Marvel show confirmed as of now is centered around Loki, but others reportedly in development are a Vision and Scarlet Witch show starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany and a Winter Soldier/Falcon series starring Sebastan Stan and Anthony Mackie.

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