"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. Johns will stay as a chief creative officer with DC Entertainment, but his work on the films could be reduced to an advisory role. Justice League had a reported $300 million budget, including the reshoots that were helmed by Joss Whedon.
Warner Bros. announced Monday that it had topped the $5 billion mark in worldwide grosses this year, led by "Wonder Woman" at $821 million, "It" with $694 million, and "Justice League" with $570 million.
He has joined Lego Movie producer Roy Lee's production banner, which is based on the studio's Burbank lot. However, the movie was too far along to make any substantial changes.
Warner Bros. sure have reason enough to cheer.
Its global total is still way down for DC Comics movies with a total of $569.2 million, but the rise in gross profits from China may suggest Asian markets are warming to Warner Brothers' superhero action flicks.
Warner Bros is also now believed to be considering bringing its comic book movie slate under the stewardship of the main studio team, rather than a separate DC division.
According toComicbook, Justice League has just become the highest-grossing DC film to ever release in the Eastern Asian nation, its estimated gross of $98.6 million moving way past Wonder Woman's $90.5 million gross and edging over the $95.7 million total that Batman v Superman grossed in three weeks. That said, Time Warner is reportedly frustrated by the studio's decision to continue have him direct DC movies, especially after the negative critical reception garnered by Batman v Superman. The studio was concerned that each subsequent film was making less money than its predecessor, and they'd noticed that the Man of Steel director was persisting with an overtly dark tone.
The execs are said to be happy with how Justice League introduced both Ezra Miller's The Flash and Jason Momoa's Aquaman.