“We will fully embrace theatrical [movie releases] as we believe it creates interest and demand…and generates word-of-mouth buzz as films transition to streaming and beyond,” Zaslav said.

Some of the upcoming DC films include Black Adam, Shazam 2, and The Flash. And just before the earnings call, Lady Gaga used Twitter to confirm her role in Joker: Folie à Deux (Joker 2) alongside Joaquin Phoenix in 2024.

“We’re not going to release any film before it’s ready,” Zaslav said, addressing the pricey Batgirl cancellation. “The focus is going to be, ‘How do we make each of these films as good as possible?’ DC is something that we think we can make better, and we’re focused on it now… Our job is to protect the DC brand, and that’s what we’re going to do.”

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