Shocker: There are issues at Warner Bros. Discovery. There appear to be nothing however issues at Warner Bros. these days, from the cancellation of Batgirl to the dumping of loads of programming off HBO Max to the persevering with story of Ezra Miller, jet-setting menace. What’s yet another?
And it is a large one. According to Deadline, Legendary — the studio behind Dune and the latest rash of Godzilla/King Kong motion pictures — is buying itself round to different studios now that its cope with Warner Bros. has expired and it apparently didn’t like the brand new provide that Warner Bros. made. If Legendary does depart, it may very well be a giant deal, since Dune and the MonsterVerse had been an necessary a part of the Warner Bros. catalog.
Legendary is reportedly in talks with Sony and Paramount. That mentioned, Warner Bros. has been right here earlier than. It first teamed up with Legendary in 2005; between then and 2014, Legendary produced the Dark Knight trilogy, Pacific Rim, and extra. Then they labored with Universal for some time earlier than returning to Warner Bros. to launch Detective Pikachu in 2019. So possibly that is simply one other cycle.
Legendary Pictures might depart Warner Bros. behind
That mentioned, issues are altering at Warner Bros. To begin, it’s now Warner Bros. Discovery after its latest merger, and is now headed up by CEO David Zaslav, who’s behind among the studio’s most up-to-date controversial choices. Maybe it’s time for Legendary to vary too.
It’s additionally doable that Legendary remains to be smarting from the pandemic-era, pre-Zaslav choice to launch motion pictures like Dune concurrently in theaters and on HBO Max. In any case, for odd viewers, this in all probability gained’t imply a lot; Dune: Part 2 will nonetheless come out eventually, no matter who distributes it. For Warner Bros., it may imply lots, however we’ll have to attend and look ahead to the main points.
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