All he would say about the future was that the various subplots and threads that Hickman has written "will converge in a new thing that will be exciting and different and yet, very familiar and very much the same."
That sounds so familiar. I suspect the failure of the movies and dwindling sales inspired this. And that last sentence ("very familiar and very much the same") pretty much sums up every change that DC and Marvel have made in my lifetime.
They should do a special issue called Real Estate Man where this guy from Century 22 is showing off the now-empty Baxter Building suite to a bunch of villainous super groups. ("And Sandman, you can NOT use the Jacuzzi!")