Warner Brothers Studios is one of the most iconic studios in Hollywood and has had numerous years where they’ve delivered billion dollar movies with quality to match. Films like the The Dark Knight trilogy, Harry Potter etc. there has been a downfall of quality films which has equated to more money spent than more money earned. Flop after flop financially and critically have forced the hands of the studio heads to put their focuses into their larger money makers in the future.
Even though the $700 million Batman v Superman had made so far, the film has and will lose more and more money due to the backlash of the films quality. The studio had hoped to make over a billion dollars for a film that cost $250 million to make and nearly triple that amount to market.
The studio has Suicide Squad, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as well as a list of LEGO films in the works that they will be focusing on in the foreseeable future. What that means for the “homegrown” movies is that they are going to lose a spot for the larger tentpole films and will likely lose chances to be released during the calendar year under Warner Bros. What this means is that we will be getting larger films from the studio rather than a smaller film every weekend in hopes to aid their financial woahs and limit their losses down the road.
As for the directors that have found success under Warner Bros., don’t worry, they aren’t going anywhere i.e. Clint Eastwood, Ben Affleck, Chris Nolan, etc., but it does mean they will honing in on more specific properties to assure their survival as a company. The news isn’t shocking, but it does draw levels of concern for the studio if they can’t start making money again. We shall see.
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