As Warner Bros. Discovery’s restructuring of DC continues, Dan Lin has emerged as a top contender to lead DC Films, having previously come close to working on an earlier version of Justice League.
Dan Lin, who heads his own production company Rideback, has served as a producer on the various LEGO movies released in recent years, as well as Warner Bros.’ Robert Downey Jr.-led Sherlock Holmes movies and Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin.
Lin is not only a DC super fan, but came close to working on a major DC franchise before, when director George Miller had a Justice League movie in the works.
Dan Lin’s DC History
Before Zack Snyder began his work at DC Films, George Miller was set to direct Justice League Mortal in 2008 and Dan Lin would have served as producer.
During a recent interview with The Ankler, Lin revealed that he was set to produce the early attempt at a live-action Justice League movie and would have then gone on to oversee the entire DC franchise. Things obviously didn’t work out, though Lin has had a chance to touch upon DC’s universe in his work, when he produced The LEGO Batman Movie.
Speaking about how he almost oversaw DC’s first attempt at building a cinematic universe, Dan Lin said:
“Honestly, DC was the one that got away. When I first started my producing career in 2008, I was producing Justice League Mortal with George Miller directing. I moved my family to Australia, I was going to have a very different life, and I was basically going to be overseeing the DC franchise, but that got away. Why I wanted to make LEGO Batman is my way of getting back into DC but in a very different way. If I could have only done the things I wanted to do with DC, that would have been really exciting.”
Now it looks like Dan Lin’s DC aspirations may have a chance to come to fruition. While Walter Hamada still currently holds the post of president of DC Films, his future with the company is unclear. Hamada may be set to leave DC after the release of Black Adam as Warner Bros. Discovery looks to move in a new direction with the comic book company.
Here is the synopsis for DC’s next film, Black Adam:
“Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.”
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a script written by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, the DCEU film stars Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan.
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Source: The Ankler