Disney/Marvel Merger Forces Warners/DC To React Quickly
Sep 10, 2009 15:11
In what may appear to be a kneejerk reaction to Marvel/Disney, Warner Brothers have announced a surprise restructuring by creating an in house IP development company DC Entertainment. So while Marvel and Disney are deciding whether to make Duckerine, Or Mouse Grey, DC and Warners will be coming out with its stalled out superhero movies, possibly and hopefully Wonder Woman.
According to the press release, DC Entertainment will be headed by Diane Nelson, one of the major player in the WB acquiring Harry Potter, and will oversee "strategically integrating the DC Comics business, brand and characters deeply into Warner Bros. Entertainment and all its content and distribution businesses."
While all this sounds awesome, it does look like this is to make sure WB can be on the same playing ground as Disney.
In a letter to the masses Diane Nelson assures the public that they intend on "maintaining the integrity of the properties and DC's longstanding commitment to and respect for writers, creators and artists."
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