This has prompted the studio to rethink the DC Extended Universe and their first course of action is replacing Jon Berg.
Berg is said to be segueing into a role as producer for Warner Bros., working alongside The Lego Movie and It producer Roy Lee. Berg essentially decamped for the film's London set, and both men have full producer credits on the picture, which would likely not be the case on future movies.
Jon Berg will be leaving his current job running the comic book's film production division, according to several sources with knowledge of the studio's plans.
"This is something that Jon approached me about six months ago, and he expressed his goal was to ultimately be a producer at the studio", said Emmerich in a statement. Going forward, his contributions to the films may evolve, and could be more advisory in nature.
Emmerich is said to be considering folding the DC Films venture back into the main Warner Bros. film wing, and not with its own division.
Aside from the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman and the recent success of Fox's Deadpool and Logan, R-rated superhero films are extremely hard to come by, because studios want to ensure the biggest box office gross from the broadest audience possible. Up to this point, DC Films has mostly worked autonomously from the larger WB umbrella - not unlike how Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm work at Disney - but that could change by January as well.
While "Justice League" is the lowest-grossing DCEU (DC Extended Universe) movie at the US box-office, the same thing can not be said about it in China as it is now officially the highest-grossing DC movie ever released in the said country. Justice League had a reported $300 million budget, including the reshoots that were helmed by Joss Whedon.
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Meant to be the DC's answer to The Avengers, Justice League pulled in just $572 million, a yield that has made it the lowest-earning DCEU movie by almost $100 million. A solo "Aquaman" is due out in 2018 and Warners is still developing a standalone Flash adventure.