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DC Artist Claims Justice League was the Root of DC Layoff

Take this with a grain of salt but it looks like Justice League could be the cause of the massive layoffs thst Warner Bros and DC Comics recently announced. If you ask former Green Lantern artist Ethan Van Sciver, he says that the losses the movie made was what triggered the company to layoff employees.

Here’s a quote from Van Sciver regarding the losses that Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s Justice League movie brought about.

The Justice League movie was a catastrophic disaster for Warner Bros and for DC, for the DCEU. What happened was, it was underway with a $350 million budget under Zack Snyder…Decisions were made to have Joss Whedon come in and finish the movie. Joss Whedon didn’t like what he saw, apparently, and asked for close to $300 million from what I’ve heard. If you have better information about this, let me known, but he basically asked for an enormous, almost equal to the original production budget to reshoot and to finish Justice League.”

Additionally, here’s how he ties it back to the layoffs that happened days ago:

You have to imagine what spending close to $700 million on a movie and losing hundreds of millions of dollars on a movie can do to people, can do to their jobs. Shortly after, Diane [Nelson] took a break. Diane never came back. She announced she was staying gone. Geoff Johns, I think, also took some of the blame for the Justice League movie, and he lost his position there. Others at DC have who were involved with the Justice League movie also lost their jobs, lost their positions. The effects are still rippling.

He may not be far from the truth. But DC and parent company Warner Bros. has never commented on this angle.

Also you have to consider where he got this insider information. For all we know this may have come from Geoff Johns himself, former boss at DC Comics and frequent collaborator with Van Sciver.

So what do you guys think? Leave a comment below and lets discuss.


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2 Responses

  1. Quintin says:

    I can see it. Definitely, Warner Bros. is paying the price for not building their world BEFORE the big team-up.

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