Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may not be the critical and financial success that Warner Bros. hoped for - in fact, a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter suggests that the studio was "shocked" by the film's poor critical reception. But the question of how the studio will respond remains unanswered.
That same report indicates that Warner Bros. is considering shaking up their film slate in the wake of Batman v Superman - but not in an expected way. Instead, THR asserts that the studio will scale back its smaller productions to focus on its tentpole franchises, such as its DC films, the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off series, and its LEGO properties.
However, according to the report, Warner Bros. may consider some personnel changes on its upcoming Justice League films. While director Zack Snyder will almost certainly remain at the helm, WB may consider adding a new producer to the mix, which may add a small amount of fuel to unsubstantiated rumors about Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller joining the film as a producer.
For their part, WB seems to be staying the course on their DC films, moving Wonder Woman's release date up and adding several new unrevealed DC projects to its release schedule this week. THR also speculates that Warner Bros. may be counting on August 5's Suicide Squad as a release that will turn around perception of its DC film universe.