The Wrap reported on DC Films yesterday at Warner Bros. It’s been said that Warner Bros is no longer considering Batgirl and Nightwing movies in their priority, and they have instead chosen to stick to the main Justice League heroes. DC Films have been in rough shape since Man of Steel. Most of the DC films since have not lived up to the previous standard. Warner Bros. is losing their grip on what DC fans want to see, and that has become more and more relevant.
What’s more of a scoop, however, is that Time Warner (parent company to Warner Bros. and DC Comics), is reportedly considering selling off Warner Bros and DC Comics separately should the merger with AT&T fail. The merger has been up in the air since October 2016 when Time Warner agreed to be purchased by AT&T for $85.4 billion dollars. U.S federal regulators, however, have been aiming to block the buyout. This is being done with the aim to ensure that it won’t result in a monopoly over these services and products. AT&T remains positive that they can close out the agreement despite the multiple delays. The Department of Justice filed an anti-trust case to block the deal in November.
Originally this deal seemed like it would close out quickly, since it didn’t outwardly pose any huge threats or issues over the consolidation of the several assets. Apple was reported to be interested in the purchase of Time Warner as well, however, that was proven to be a rumor when the company denied these claims. Would Apple, however be interested in WB/DC or HBO since Apple is branching out into other forms of media services?
If the merger fails, an individual close to the company told TheWrap that Time Warner would likely be broken up into parts and sold separately as Warner Bros., HBO and Turner — leaving the fate of DC Comics a bit up in the air.
It’s going to be interesting to see what will happen to Warner Bros. The sale in general could be a blessing in disguise for DC Films. Should it go through, Superman, Wonder Woman, etc will find themselves filmed under new eyes. A fresh breath of air could be exactly what the currently underwhelming industry needs. Should it fail, well, we’ll have to see what buyers are interested.
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