David Zaslav Stops DC Films’ Reboot Plans

Written By Mikey Sutton • Editor-in-Chief • Owner

David Zaslav extinguished plans for a DC Films reboot. Per The Hollywood Reporter, former DC Films president Walter Hamada developed a Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover movie. Insiders explained that Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav stopped it.

Crisis on Infinite Earths rebooted DC Comics in 1986. Sources indicate the film had the same purpose for the DCEU.

On April 2, 2021, I scooped that DC Films was pursuing a Crisis on Infinite Earths-inspired project. Afterwards, it’d give birth to a post-SnyderVerse Justice League.

THR has now confirmed the Crisis on Infinite Earths aspect of the plans. They wrote:

Hamada’s plans were said to have included a Crisis on Infinite Earths event, a take on the seminal DC Comics story that was adapted for TV on The CW.

David Zaslav Stops DC Films’ Reboot Plans

David Zaslav Stops DC Films Reboot Plans

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On July 28, I leaked that:

Warner Bros. Discovery wants to reload and not reboot the DCEU.

Without a doubt, that’s exactly what’s happening. After all, THR refers to Crisis on Infinite Earths in the past tense. Granted, insiders said the DCEU will do a Crisis event in the future; however, it won’t be this one. In other words, it won’t erase the SnyderVerse.

Moreover, Hamada is irked at David Zaslav’s public statements about DC Films. In fact, THR acknowledged that DC’s film division is “pissed” at Zaslav’s views of their quality control. Zaslav said:

We are going to focus on quality. We are not going to release any film before it’s ready. DC is something we can make better.

Sound familiar? It should. Back on May 26, I revealed Zaslav wasn’t impressed with Hamada’s work on DC Films. Zaslav solidified that point when he shelved the $90 million Batgirl. That’s officially dead.

Then YouTube personality Syl Abdul added that Sasha Calle’s Supergirl film is next on the chopping block. That’s not official yet but Rolling Stone said the same a week later.

David Zaslav Stops DC Films’ Reboot Plans

David Zaslav Stops DC Films Reboot Plans

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THR added that “development has slowed” on Hamada’s post-Flash projects. As matter of fact, none of them have directors attached. These include J.J. Abrams’ Black Superman movie. In other words, the Flashpoint Timeline isn’t going anywhere.

The Flash film was supposed to create this new DC continuity from Hamada and his fellow executives Ann Sarnoff and Toby Emmerich.

They’re all gone.

Hamada still holds his title until Black Adam bursts into theaters on October 21. On the contrary, Warner Bros. Pictures Group co-chairpersons and CEOs Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy run DC Films until they select a new head.

Therefore, Hamada has no power. Zaslav didn’t even consult with him about cancelling Batgirl. Rather, he simply dropped the axe on it.

Zaslav prefers the SnyderVerse timeline. DC fans should be excited where that path leads to.