CREDIT: Warner Bros./Deadline
A Warner Bros shareholder assembly on Wednesday brought with it a engorgement of announcements from a company. CEO Kevin Tsujihara strictly announced WB’s report of tentpole films including DC Comics, Harry Potter, and LEGO franchises.
Filling in all those doubt outlines from a integrate of months ago, a new Warner Bros report shows some apparent films like Wonder Woman and Justice League, and even announces Cyborg and what is presumably a Green Lantern reboot. Also in a display and press release, dual vital pieces of casting were included. Ezra Miller will star as a film chronicle of The Flash, putting to rest any conjecture of a TV and film universes being joined. Jason Momoa, prolonged rumored for a purpose of Aquaman, was reliable as well. It should be noted, this is not their full report of DC Comics movies. The press recover reads that these are “at slightest 10 movies” and that a full choice will also embody “stand-alone Batman and Superman films” that aren’t on this initial schedule.
Extrapolating from a strange proclamation of indifferent dates, a new report of DC Comics cinema should be as follows:
March 25: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
August 5: Suicide Squad
June 23: Wonder Woman
November 17: Justice League
March 23: The Flash
July 27: Aquaman
April 5: Shazam
June 14: Justice League 2
April 3: Cyborg
June 19: Green Lantern
There will also be 3 chapters of a Harry Potter spin-off: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, entrance in 2016, 2018, and 2020. Three new LEGO cinema are designed as well: 2016’s LEGO Ninjago, 2017’s LEGO Batman and 2018’s The LEGO Movie 2.
The full press recover follows.
WARNER BROS. DETAILS STRATEGIC CONTENT PLANS AT TIME WARNER INVESTOR CONFERENCE
AREAS OF FOCUS INCLUDE INCREASED OVERALL FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION, GLOBAL FRANCHISES, CABLE AND PREMIUM TV PRODUCTION, KIDS AND INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION
THREE “FANTASTIC BEASTS,” TEN DC ENTERTAINMENT AND THREE “LEGO” FILMS CONFIRMED
(October 15, 2014 – Burbank, CA) Today during a Time Warner investors meeting, Warner Bros.’ Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara summarized an assertive calm plan for a Studio destined during augmenting increase while “doubling down on superb content, operative with a best talent and progressing a enlightenment that creates Warner Bros. so great.”
“The direct for high peculiarity video calm is flourishing quick – in a United States and around a star – as new technologies have combined new platforms and millions of new connected consumers,” pronounced Tsujihara. “The event is huge. And no studio is improved positioned to take advantage of it than Warner Bros.”
As partial of his presentation, Tsujihara announced a confidant enlargement of a industry’s broadest melodramatic slate, built around a largest, many critical tellurian franchises. Warner Bros. Pictures will recover 3 LEGO-branded films over a subsequent 4 years, building on a huge success of this year’s “The LEGO Movie” ($468 million worldwide box office), starting with “Ninjago” in 2016, destined by Charlie Bean and constructed by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Batman will take a star spin in “The LEGO Batman Movie” in 2017, destined by Chris McKay, and a sequel, “The LEGO Movie 2,” will entrance in 2018.
The Studio will recover 3 pictures, in 2016, 2018 and 2020, formed on best-selling author J.K. Rowling’s strange story and screenwriting debut, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Set in an prolongation of her informed wizarding world, featuring enchanting creatures and characters desirous by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts text and a fictitious author, Newt Scamander, “Fantastic Beasts” will be destined by David Yates, who destined a final 4 Harry Potter movies, and reunite a filmmaking group of David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.
And, in a large enlargement of a Studio’s DC Entertainment-branded content, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema will recover a line-up of during slightest 10 movies—as good as stand-alone Batman and Superman films—from 2016 by 2020 that expands this cherished star of characters:
o “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” destined by Zack Snyder (2016)
o “Suicide Squad,” destined by David Ayer (2016)
o “Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot (2017)
o “Justice League Part One,” destined by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017)
o “The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller (2018)
o “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa (2018)
o “Shazam” (2019)
o “Justice League Part Two,” destined by Zack Snyder (2019)
o “Cyborg,” starring Ray Fisher (2020)
o “Green Lantern” (2020)
On a radio front, Warner Bros. Television Group is a undisputed attention leader, providing 32 shows to a 5 promote networks and an altogether register of some-more than 60 shows among network, cable, first-run syndication and animation. WBTVG will grow a care opposite mixed fronts, including cable, reward height and kids programming as good as offer a precedent-setting activities in SVOD and general radio prolongation and format sales.
Among a Studio’s programs are network TV’s #1 party array in “The Big Bang Theory” and #1 unscripted array in “The Voice,” as good as favorites such as “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Gotham,” “The Middle,” “Mom,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “The Bachelor” franchise, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and many more.
For Turner, Warner Horizon Television’s “Rizzoli Isles” and Warner Bros. Television’s “Major Crimes” are dual of a tip 3 scripted array on all of simple wire for 2014, and a #1 and #2 shows, respectively, on TNT. The Studio has a array of destiny projects set adult during TNT, including a commander prolongation sequence for an untitled play set in a indeterminate star of a Florida heroin trade in a 1970s, from Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Bay and Michelle Ashford, and is in growth on “Titans,” from Academy Award-winner Akiva Goldsman and Marc Haimes, formed on a DC Comics characters.
At HBO, WBTV’s initial array for a reward radio company, a critically acclaimed “The Leftovers,” debuted this summer and has already been picked adult for a second season. WBTV has also constructed a commander “Westworld,” from executive producers J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan, Jerry Weintraub and Lisa Joy, and starring Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Evan Rachel Wood, and has a array of other projects in growth during a company.
Warner Bros. Animation is producing new array formed on a Studio’s iconic brands, such as a arriving “Be Cool Scooby-Doo!” and “The Tom and Jerry Show.” WBA’s “Teen Titans Go!” ranks as a #1 uncover in a timeslot opposite all kids’ networks.
For a initial time ever, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution has protected a disdainful subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) rights to one of television’s many successful array ever, WBTV’s “Friends,” to Netflix in a U.S. and Canada. Starting Jan 1, 2015, Netflix members will have entrance to a whole 236 part run of a series, that is still an huge linear strike on wire (Nick during Nite and TBS) and in promote syndication.
Worldwide Television Distribution has also sole a off-network SVOD rights to a strike Warner Bros. Television array “Person of Interest” to Netflix in a United States. The initial 3 seasons of a series, that now front on CBS, will be done accessible to subscribers in tumble 2015, during a same time a array premieres off-network on WGN America.
These dual deals are usually a latest examples of how a Studio’s strike array continue to offer as annuities for decades over their initial broadcast. Further augmenting a value of Warner Bros.’ library, given 1999, WBTVG has grown and constructed 20 array that have reached a 100-episode miracle or will do so during a 2014–15 season.
“At Warner Bros., we are joined to not usually continue to emanate a world’s biggest party content, though to over-deliver on a financial targets,” pronounced Tsujihara. “I’ve been with a association for over 20 years and we can’t remember a time when I’ve felt some-more assured about a future. We’re committed to progressing and enhancing a good bequest of Warner Bros., a world’s many iconic and essential studio.”