The big question now becomes, who will Zaslav turn to? Those are big shoes to fill and it seems pretty clear that Lin is the number one choice to fill that role. It’s important to note, however, that this was never a done deal, and Lin’s commitments to Rideback have always been viewed as an indelible barrier. However, many people reported that Lin’s deal was done, perhaps leading to a bit of impending embarrassment.
In any case, other names have been brought up to vie for the spot, including former 20th Century Fox film director Emma Watts. Although it seems she was approached back in April and things were not going well, at least not at the time. Another name mentioned is Greg Berlanti, who was the chief architect behind the Arrowverse on The CW, and is also arguably the most productive TV producer out there today. There was a chance he could be returned now that Lin was no longer running.
Whoever it is, they’ll have a big shoe to fill and a lot of pressure to deliver. Currently, “Black Adam” is gearing up for an October release, with “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” “The Flash,” and “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” set to hit theaters in 2023. The future is messy. However, because “The Batman 2” and “Joker: Folie a Deux” exist in different timelines, and Zaslav has made it clear that he wants a cohesive DC cinematic universe, like the one Marvel has. Who will step on the plate and take on that epic quest? We’ll have to wait and see.
https://www.slashfilm.com/995609/dan-lin-producer-of-it-and-the-lego-movie-will-not-be-the-new-head-of-dc-films-after-all/ Dan Lin, Producer of It and The LEGO Movie, Won’t Be The New Head Of DC Films After All