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DCEU Era |OT2| Thundercrack!

Erza won

  • Yes

    Votes: 9 29.0%
  • Oh hell yes

    Votes: 22 71.0%

  • Total voters
    31
Oct 26, 2017
4,329
I wouldn't be shocked if they saw the reaction to Disney+, looked at what they were planning for their WB streaming service, and decided to step their game up.
How would ending production step their game up though. If anything they should finish filming and then save their stuff for the new WB service. Ending it 3 episodes early helps nobody. Although the article does say they are rewriting the ending. Maybe the stuff they've seen of the show just sucks?
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,498
How would ending production step their game up though. If anything they should finish filming and then save their stuff for the new WB service. Ending it 3 episodes early helps nobody. Although the article does say they are rewriting the ending. Maybe the stuff they've seen of the show just sucks?
I'm talking about reevaluation of the DC Universe platform part and WB's planned future streaming service. WB saw Disney+ and may have decided to put everything under one banner instead of having like 5 separate streaming services going at one time.
The Swamp Thing production issue might be them being close to the max budget with 3 episodes left so WB told them to wrap it up now. Or like you said maybe they saw it, thought it was trash, told them to cut it and redo the ending.
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,498
The fact that the general audience just forked over a billion dollars to The Fishboy - which had the same marketing strategy/person in charge (WB changed the person in charge of that after JL) - makes me think the "brand awareness" is fine. Both that and Sparklefingers also overperformed in tracking when it came to it's opening weekends.

What wasn't fine, to me, was the release date. If WB wanted it to be viewed like a family movie, they should have stuck it somewhere in the summer or closer to a holiday.
Shazam got the same kind of marketing push as Aquaman. And ones a billion dollar film while the other isn’t. From the same marketing team. Is it Oochie Wally or is it One Mic.
Comparing aquaman and Shazam isn't 1:1.

Aquaman had a trailer full of spectacle that gave you a great idea of what the film was. And despite whatever anyone's opinion on Justice League it still gave audiences a taste for him.

The trailers for shazam barely scratched the surface of what the film was. They should have leaned hard into the diversity of the cast. The trailers made it look even smaller in scope than the film was.

Not to mention, James Wan is a bankable name. Marketing could lean on that.
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,498
So Johnny Depp may have tried to have Amber Heard removed from Aquaman?
Sources familiar with the deposition requests say Tsujihara will be asked to testify under oath about whether or not he played a role in "blacklisting" Heard at Warner Bros. Depp, a star in the studio’s Fantastic Beasts franchise (he plays Grindelwald), is alleged to have personally lobbied Tsujihara to remove the actress from Aquaman and block her from getting other projects. (Heard ultimately did co-star in Aquaman, which was released in December.)