Warner Bros: DC Entertainment films to be "foundation"
Batman and Superman are to be the starting point for the future of Warner Bros, which is firmly aboard the comic book bandwagon...
Warner Bros, arguably more than any other studio, has thrived on franchises, and it currently has the most lucrative movie series of all time on its books, in the form of the not-dead-after-all Harry Potter series.
But it's also firmly got its eye on its DC Comics catalogue of characters, and in a new speech to shareholders, the studio's CEO, Kevin Tsujihara, has revealed that Warner Bros plans to release 12-14 movies a year, and that "I think the basis, foundation of those 12 to 14 pictures are going to be coming from DC Entertainment".
He did seem to confirm the title of Zack Snyder's widely-hyped-already superhero mash-up as Batman Vs Superman too. He added that "we have Batman Vs Superman out in 2015, but there are going to be in the coming months a lot of announcements regarding the future movie, television, games and consumer product pieces that are going to be coming from DC".
So: whilst more Batman and Superman is a certainty, and that Justice League film you'd suspect has to happen with such an aggressive strategy in mind, might the likes of Wonder Woman, Lobo, even Aquaman now get their moment, as Warner Bros looks to replicate at least some of the success of Marvel Studios?
It sounds like we've not got long to find out...
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