Speaking at an investor conferece, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes said that the media conglomerate believes Warner Bros.'s DC movies have done an adequate job of setting up a cinematic universe, despite having "room for improvement," creatively.
“The strategy worked,” Bewkes said (via Variety). “The execution did deliver what we wanted to do. We can do a little better on the creative. … We’re right on course or better," he explained, referencing Suicide Squad's box office performance.
Bewkes also said that “The DC Comics characters … have a little more lightness in them than maybe what you saw in those movies, so we’re thinking about that.”
“The main thing was to launch DC and reinvigorate it with the fan base,” he said. “The reboot of Batman with Ben Affleck (in the role) was a big success.”
Bewkes cited the fan reception of Wonder Woman and Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as signs of the positive net effect of the film, despite poor critical reception.
DC's next film is Wonder Woman, scheduled for a June 23, 2017 theatrical release.