Kevin Tsujihara is out as Warner Bros. CEO, in the wake of a vile sex scandal involving Brett Ratner, his production partner James Packer, and an actress named Charlotte Kirk. There are no heroes in this tale, although I kind of already thought that Brett Ratner was kind of villainous. Kirk herself has seemingly swept up Neil Marshall, who has devoted his schedule post-Hellboy to booking work for her, and failing that, to create projects for her himself. Love is a funny thing, and love between narcissists is kind of grotesque. This is the same story that resulted in Bryan Singer being removed as director on Red Sonja, so the only ones left to be penalized for their gross behavior are Ratner and Packer. Let's see some consequences for the middle-men, which come to think of it would be a much more fitting name for their production company.
Meanwhile, Ezra Miller is apparently trying to solidify his role as The Flash in the upcoming movie spotlighting the speedster, by writing a dark, unpleasant script that flies in the face of DC's stated mission of a less grim cinematic universe, as evidenced by Aquaman and the upcoming Shazam. So of course the brilliant Miller has partnered with Grant Morrison for a grim and gritty Flash script, and fighting with directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. His deal to produce a script that everyone agrees on expires in May, and I'm willing to bet that we're going to find out about yet another DC re-casting sometime in early June.
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