Just saw it on CBR.
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=22869

It looks like Warner Bros. will try and jumpstart their film franchises...again. Taking a page from Marvel's book, a possible Superman/Batman film might be forthcoming?

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Wow... I've never seen someone so happy regarding what I do with four bucks a month... ;)

Mickey McLaurin said:
YES! Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!

Rob Staeger said:
Looks like Paul will be writing the Legion again! And I'll be buying Adventure Comics, after all!
True. My emotions go through such extreme cycles based on Rob's spending habits. And it's not just comics; if Rob goes to McDonald's when there's a Backyard Burgers available, I cry for two days and question the point of existence.

No pressure, Rob...

Rob Staeger said:
Wow... I've never seen someone so happy regarding what I do with four bucks a month... ;)

Mickey McLaurin said:
YES! Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!

Rob Staeger said:
Looks like Paul will be writing the Legion again! And I'll be buying Adventure Comics, after all!
Hmmm.. define "available." The nearest one is over 4 hours away from me. BYB *does* look like a magical wonderland of meaty goodness, but you're probably going to have to live with disappointment until I do some traveling...

Mickey McLaurin said:
True. My emotions go through such extreme cycles based on Rob's spending habits. And it's not just comics; if Rob goes to McDonald's when there's a Backyard Burgers available, I cry for two days and question the point of existence.

No pressure, Rob...

Rob Staeger said:
Wow... I've never seen someone so happy regarding what I do with four bucks a month... ;)

Mickey McLaurin said:
YES! Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!

Rob Staeger said:
Looks like Paul will be writing the Legion again! And I'll be buying Adventure Comics, after all!
I don't like this one bit (well, maybe one bit, that being Levitz on the Legion again). Here's an excerpt from Diane Nelson's statement to DC. Notice anything important (to us, anyway) missing?

(I got this from Newsarama. You can see the whole statement here: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/090909-levitz-statement.html)

"DC Entertainment’s mission is to deeply integrate the DC brand and characters into all of Warner Bros.’ creative production and distribution businesses, while maintaining the integrity of the properties and DC’s longstanding commitment to and respect for writers, creators and artists. The founding of DC Entertainment is about Warner Bros. taking DC to the next level and giving DC an even greater degree of focus and prioritization in all the businesses in which we operate—films, television, home entertainment, digital, consumer products and videogames."
Neal Alhadeff said:
Notice anything important (to us, anyway) missing?

By golly, he's right! There's no mention of honey-baked ham!
Well, yeah, besides the ham. She doesn't mention comics. I guess that's an easy thing to slip from one's mind when one becomes president of a comic book an entertainment company.

Maybe it's not a coincidence that DC's current big event is Blackest Night! :-)

The Baron said:
Neal Alhadeff said:
Notice anything important (to us, anyway) missing?

By golly, he's right! There's no mention of honey-baked ham!
Yes, I know. I was attempting to be funny, with the usual results. I'm afraid that those of us that actually still read the comics are in danger of being bumped to the back of the line..
True. But what would that mean, exactly. At Marvel, we've seen exec statements & things (and heck, financial reports, since it was public!) that comics were a very small part of their big picture. For years now, really. But I can't really say their comics have suffered for it.

What would the problems be of the comics being the small fish in the DC pond? I'm not saying there won't be any, but there could be just as many story effects that some might see as benefits.
The Baron said:
Yes, I know. I was attempting to be funny, with the usual results. I'm afraid that those of us that actually still read the comics are in danger of being bumped to the back of the line..

I don't know. Are you sure she wasn't lumping comics in with "consumer products"?
'Consumer products' sounds like lunchboxes and bed covers. Fair enough. They aren't interested in the comics mmmm per se. Just in how to convert the current general fondness for superheroes into more $$$$.

This whole 're-prioritising' thing at DC reads very like a panicked reaction to the Marvel-Disney takeover.

Warner Bros have been asleep at the wheel for a long time on these properties.

It seems its hard to get anything done inside these megalithic companies.

Marvel was able to work very quickly and cohesively on their 'Avengers' movie franchise once they started doing it in-house. They also seemed to make some good artistic choices in their first few steps.

Won't having Disney around bring in an extra layer of BS that a decent work will have to get through to be made?
The Wonder Woman movie has been in development for TEN years? Did I read that right?
Figserello said:
Won't having Disney around bring in an extra layer of BS that a decent work will have to get through to be made?

No, because Disney isn't there to approve of every comic and story that Marvel puts out. Disney is there to be Marvel's bank and to develop their characters into other media. Maybe I'll finally get that Pixar Moon Knight movie I've been dreaming about!

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