Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes shed some light on its superhero movies during an investor call today.
Bewkes admitted that there’s “a little room for improvement” when it comes to Warner Bros.’s DC Comics movies, though he stressed that Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad have both been financial successes and have acheived their goal of reinvigorating classic DC characters for a new generation of moviegoers, according to Variety.
“The strategy worked,” Bewkes said. “The execution did deliver what we wanted to do. We can do a little better on the creative. … We’re right on course or better” with the plan, he explaining, citing Suicide Squad’s strong box office performance.
Bewkes also reiterated what DC Films co-head Geoff Johns said earlier this month, about injecting some lightness into the movies going forward.
“The DC Comics characters … have a little more lightness in them than maybe what you saw in those movies, so we’re thinking about that.”
To close, Bewkes boasted about Ben Affleck as Batman. “The main thing was to launch DC and reinvigorate it with the fan base,” he said. “The reboot of Batman with Ben Affleck (in the role) was a big success.”
He also spoke positively about Gal Gadot’s performance as Wonder Woman, according to Variety.