Dan Lin won’t take the DCEU rule after the talks with Warner Bros.
The search for filmmakers Kevin Feige continues as producer Dan Lin dismisses the position of the director of DC Films. (Images: Warner Bros. Pictures/LEGO)
As said earlier, Dan Lin was one of the leading actors of all television and comic books. That is a long-term overhaul of the DC Extended Universe as per the directive of Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav. Many of the great things about producing this are getting the ability to figure out a complication of the Kevin Feige model, who is familiar with the fans and business side.
Why did Dan Lin refuse to say that he’d spearhead the 10-year plan for the DCEU? Read the details below.
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The news of the end of the Dan Lins talks with Warner Bros. Discovery was first reported by CNBC.
‘Lego Movie’ producer Dan Lin won’t take the lead of DC film and TV at Warner Bros. https://t.co/8h4DQmK3ka/event.
CNBC (@CNBC) September 6, 2022
Even though some media outlets stated that Lin rejected the offer, the two sides simply didn’t make a deal with the negotiations. I see a lot of data in this report.
According to sources, negotiations between Dan Lin and Warner Bros. Discovery have ended in order to get the producer to head DC Films.
Specifically, Rideback is under an impression of Universal Pictures. This deal was signed by Universal Pictures’ president, Peter Cramer, in 2021.
Dan and his team at Rideback produce outstanding track record, including most major movies, animation and prestige films. He’s also created a visionary filmmaking community with Rideback Ranch, and his commitment to cultivating talent across the industry complements our studio’s projects and values. We are pleased to welcome Dan and Rideback to Universal. We are excited to have a partnership in the next few years to build on his remarkable success.
The presenter said that Warner Bros. Discovery would have had to make a compromise to compensate for the Ridebacks deal with Universal Pictures. The extent of this compromise wasn’t clear, but it was implied that Warner Bros. would have to take an equity stake in Rideback, as well as the Lins non-profit creative campus Rideback Ranch, located at Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles.
It should be noted that Lin produced the successful LEGO films previously under Warner Bros. Pictures. Although Universal and LEGO have signed a five-year agreement back in 2020, one could have gone wrong.
Dan Lin and his company Rideback supervised the production of the LEGO movies with Warner Bros. Pictures, but the property has moved to Universal under a five-year deal.
After that, Warner Bros. Discovery is a top priority for DC Films. There have already been major changes that have included the cancellation of the Batgirls movie set in HBO Max and the cancellation of the previous slate in which were also included Black Adam, The Flash and Shazam. The evils, the evils, and the evils of the old people.
While there were numerous reports of why major projects have been delayed or cancelled (including cost cuts to major reshoots), the company is determined to align DC films with its rival Marvel Studios. With Walter Hamada leaving the studios division DCEU, the search for a ideal replacement continues.
For the future, the final major DCEU release scheduled for 2022 will be Black Adam, which stars Dwayne Johnson on October 21th.