Interesting news came from Warner Bros. yesterday. During a Q & A with Warner Bros. President Kevin Tsujihara revealed that plans are in place to “double down” on the studio’s major franchises, which of course include all DC-related properties, the Harry Potter prequels (Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them), as well as the LEGO movies.
“What is becoming more and more important is really these big franchises,” Tsujihara said. “If you look at what’s happening with the quality of the television product, the movies that are breaking through are the big franchises.”
It seems there might also be a plan to compete directly with the likes of Netflix, as a direct-to-consumer DC Comics product, that will “capitalize on its rabid fan base” was also mentioned. Tsujihara adds that they’ve been “working on that quite feverishly over the last 12 months.”
If you think about it, it really does make sense. Warner Bros. has a huge catalog of movies and the rights to major franchises, as well as, television shows. We don’t think it would just be rabid DC fans that will sign up for this streaming service if it ever comes to fruition, but just think if they start to do their own television shows.
We could get the more obscure characters, like Blue Beetle, in a Netflix Daredevil-esque show or a plethora of others.
To us, this is pretty big news and also somewhat exciting. Stay tuned!