Chris McKay who directed The Lego Batman Movie and is now doing his rounds promoting The Lego Ninjago film, which he produced, spoke with the Metro about what separates Warner Bros. from other studios and why he’s working on the Nightwing film.
WARNER BROS. DIRECTOR DRIVEN MODEL FOR THE DCEU
“Warner Bros is a more director-driven studio. Period. The end,” McKay emphatically began. “More than any other studio you’re ever going to work at. Just look at the roster of world class filmmakers that have worked at Warner Bros and made it their home. Warner Bros is a director-driven studio, and that’s exactly how they are operating these movies.”
“That’s the kind of filmmaking you are going to see, and have seen with Patty Jenkins on “Wonder Woman.” That’s what they have done and what they will continue to do, and that’s why these movies are not trying to follow the Marvel model, they’re trying to do their own thing with filmmakers that they like, and produce things that are wholly original and wholly unique.”
WHY THE BUILDING OF THE DCEU IS TAKING LONGER THAN PLANNED
“They still want to build a universe, and that’s why it takes a lot of time and a lot of people banging their heads together trying to figure out what to do. Because it’s hard. It’s hard to get all these people, and all these egos, and all this stuff in one place and get it all to work out. But they are committed to that, and that’s what’s amazing about working with Jon [Berg] and Geoff [Johns]. They’re real partners, and so is everyone at the Warner Bros family.”
Nightwing is in early development with no release date set, though McKay recently spoke on what he has planned for the film are and the harsh conditions the actors who are cast will have to go through as the characters, as they’ll need lots of physical challenges as there will be very little CGI in the film.
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