I don’t think they can when Disney projects dominate most of the key annual dates.
This is kind of ridiculous considering the amount of success Warners had as a whole last year. If anything, that would/should show that the company can work around Disney.
Fantastic Beasts was a disappointment, so was Shazam, Lego movie 2 and Pokemon. Godzilla not looking too hot. All films which would normally do big business for WB. All they got left this year is IT2 and Joker both of which are one offs.
Ticket prices need to come down or something. I truly believe that most people are not willing to watch more than one movie a month, and 9/10 times it's going to be a Disney movie.Fantastic Beasts was a disappointment, so was Shazam, Lego movie 2 and Pokemon. Godzilla not looking too hot. All films which would normally do big business for WB. All they got left this year is IT2 and Joker both of which are one offs.
Next couple years are strong I grant you but the fact that so many their franchises are underperforming should be of concern.
That's one of the reasons theater attendance is going down, soon enough Disney will have at least one big movie in theaters per month.
Yeah that’s entirely my point. Disney have become the go to family theatre experience and they have enough strong franchises to starve out competition so that a lot of other films are underperforming. Hence my original point that WB needs to step up its game with DC.
WB announced like 50 DC movies. You want them to make even more announcements? Besides WB has like a movie coming out for each month until 2022. Pokemon is already getting a sequel, Godzilla is this month, It comes out september, joker october.Not necessarily. Marvel have peaked with Endgame for a while but are already taking the initiative with announcing phase 4 projects. Now is the time for Warners to start gearing up in response.
Shazam should have done a lot better and deserved to. They can’t rely on a series of unconnected films if they want to start challenging Disney. With the underperformance of brands like Harry Potter and Pokemon, WB need to double down on DC.
WB literally just had its best global year in history. They can co-exist.
Why should we discount what he did in the MCU? With material which will have many things in common with it? He's not going to make Slither here.
Because you cant extrapolate a director/actors popularity in the MCU and think it translates into box office outside of it.
That's fair.Because you cant extrapolate a director/actors popularity in the MCU and think it translates into box office outside of it.
I'm not saying it wont be a success but to think James Gunn is a draw is a stretch for me. It's that type of thinking that has led to Chris Hemsworth starring in flop after flop and the entire Joss Whedon debacle with Justice League.
James Gunn has yet to prove he can succeed outside the MCU machine. That's all I'm saying.
Didn't this happen to Wonder Woman as well? The script leaked and everyone trashed it? Lol.
Also it being in the script doesn't mean it was shot. Could have been cut in filming if they felt it was vibing with the rest of the film.