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Warner Bros. Discovery’s MCU-style plan for the DCEU isn’t going to work

While presenting its second quarter 2022 earnings report, Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) – the recently merged entertainment company – plans to build a Marvel Cinematic Universe-style franchise for its own superhero film series. That is, the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), which will then undergo a significant reboot.

Wait, has Warner Bros. not already tried this? Yes, with a Zack Snyder-led film lineup before the studio shelved those plans in favor of a multiverse-esque, disconnected project approach. That blueprint has been relatively successful, but now Warner Bros. and Discovery have joined forces, it’s a model that will instead be cast aside for an MCU-esque franchise.