Warner Bros. Says Superhero Movies Face ‘Real Challenges’ Ahead

It’s obvious to any fan that superhero movies had a rough 2023. But even the studios making these movies are now admitting that comic-book movies may be in a bit of trouble. For example, during Warner Bros.’ quarterly earnings call this week, Warner Bros. Discovery’s CFO, Gunnar Wiedenfels gave a less-than-bullish description of the company’s … Read more

Will Tom Cruise return to drama movies under Warner Bros. deal?

Will Tom Cruise return to more serious dramatic movies like Magnolia under his new partnership with Warner Bros.? Just last month, Tom Cruise entered a partnership with Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group chiefs Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy to develop and produce original and franchise theatrical films, but what kind of movies does Cruise … Read more

Warner Bros. May Delete ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ Film Permanently

When word first emerged late last year that Warner Bros. was considering permanently shelving their Coyote vs. Acme it seemed like another example of the company’s recent policy of taking tax write-downs on films they believed would be losers at the box office. In 2022, they performed a similar accounting trick with a live-action Batgirl film. It was permanently shelved, … Read more

Warner Bros. snags Ryan Coogler’s vampire movie

Warner Bros. snaps up the secret movie from Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan which may or may not involve vampires. It was reported last month that Black Panther director Ryan Coogler would be reteaming with frequent collaborator Michael B. Jordan for a secret movie. Anticipation was high, with several major studios eager to snap … Read more

Christopher Reeve Sundance documentary may sell to Warner Bros for $15 million

Super/Man, the Christopher Reeve documentary that was the talk of the Sundance Film Festival, is likely to be acquired by Warner Bros for a cool $15 million. Having just attended the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, I can testify that none of the movies I saw here received the overwhelming emotional reaction that Super/Man: The Christopher … Read more

Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Begin Merger Talks

Yet another massive Hollywood merger is potentially in the offing, and with it comes the possibility that the mainstream filmmaking landscape could shift dramatically in the years ahead. Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount have reportedly begun talks about a potential merger. The CEOs of each company — David Zaslav and Bob Bakish, respectively — met … Read more

Warner Bros Discovery & Paramount discuss possible merger

The heads of Warner Bros Discovery and Paramount Global have met to discuss a possible merger, but it’s still very early. Another major studio merger could be in the works as Axios’ Sara Fischer has reported that the heads of Warner Bros Discovery and Paramount Global have had talks to discuss that very subject. Multiple … Read more

Warner Bros. Discovery in Talks With Paramount, Discussing Possible Merger

Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount are reportedly in talks to discuss a potential merger of both companies, according to a recent report from Axios and Variety. Axios notes that Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav and Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish met with one another on Tuesday in New York City. The details of the … Read more