Look at Marvel’s competitors and it becomes clear that superhero movies are not their sole priority.
Fox has its Fantastic Four reboot and its X-Men franchise, but it makes plenty of other movies, including other franchises — Assassin’s Creed, Ice Age, Planet Of The Apes, Taken, etc.
Sony/Columbia wants to build a universe around Spider-Man with Sinister Six, Venom, and perhaps Black Cat or Spider-Woman, but it also has the James Bond franchise, Jump Street, The Smurfs.
DC’s parent company Warner Bros. is a beast, and it didn’t just make the Dark Knight movies; it also had Harry Potter, The Hobbit, The Hangover, and much more, including the new Godzilla. There are people at Warner Bros. who never have to think about Batman.
There is no-one at Marvel Studios who doesn’t have to think about Captain America.
Lots of uncomfortable truths in Andrew Wheeler’s article on Comics Alliance this morning.
But that right there is a huge reason people need to cut Warner Bros a little slack in regards to making DC Comics-based films, especially in comparison to Marvel Studios, which only makes Marvel films.
Read the rest of Why Marvel Studios Succeeds (And How It Might Fail)
Oh, and in case you needed this advisory, a reminder that the internet is a vineyard, and in the comments section, it’s whine season.
I think everybody posted the same picture at the same time.
Guess there are a lot of Wonder Woman fans out there, huh?
Hint hint, DC Entertainment.
First of all, Fox is not going to buy Time Warner. It’s not going to happen because they can’t afford it and won’t survive the logistic hell from the FTC and FCC that involves the broadcast networks owned by the two companies (WPCH in Atlanta and half of The CW is owned by Time Warner while Fox, My Network TV, and MundoFox are owned by Fox, and there would have to be concessions, including dissolving The CW altogether, something Fox has wanted to do since The WB merged with UPN almost a decade ago).
Also, the fact that they’d have to sell off CNN, which is a much larger news organization than Fox News/Sky News combined, seems laughable and myopic. The world is bigger than the United States.
Speaking of laughable and myopic, fanboys are creaming themselves over a film they think could happen if Time Warner got taken over by 21st Century Fox.
"We could get a Batman/Wolverine crossover movie."
No. No you won’t.
See, even if DC Entertainment was acquired by 21st Century Fox (again, it’s not going to happen), they still won’t make a crossover film with a character from a competing studio/publisher, in this case Marvel Entertainment’s Wolverine. It’s nonsense to think Disney, owners of those Marvel characters, would even allow Fox to do it in the first place. I mean, remember when Time Warner’s New Line Cinema made Blade movies? No crossing over into the DC Universe with that character.
Just because you own a bunch of franchises doesn’t mean everything has to cross over. You don’t see Harry Potter crossing over with Tim Hunter and the Books of Magic. You don’t see Freddy Kreuger taking on the Winchester Brothers of Supernatural. Don’t you think Warner Bros would make Batman v Harry Potter: The Boys Who Lived if they wanted to?
So, get that out of your head, because unless Disney bought Time Warner (and they won’t), you’ll never see Batman and Wolverine in the same live-action film.