Justice League has pulled in $652M worldwide so far at the box office and WB is calling it a fail. But it's not just that film that has them throwing their hands up in angst. It's their overall performance at the box office with almost all their films, with the exception of Wonder Woman, who Zack Snyder never touched. Clue?
With that said, they are restructuring their DC comics structure and along with that change comes the hiring of a new man to helm or be the president of the DC-based films, is Walter Hamada.
Hamada is a scary guy... NO REALLY! He's executive produced films such as
2017 It (executive producer)
2017 Annabelle: Creation (executive producer)
2016 The Conjuring 2 (executive producer)
2015 The Gallows (executive producer)
2014 Annabelle (executive producer)
2014 Into the Storm (executive producer)
2013 47 Ronin (executive producer)
2013 The Conjuring (executive producer)
2011 Final Destination 5 (executive producer)
2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street (executive producer)
2009 The Final Destination (executive producer)
2009 Friday the 13th (executive producer)
2007 Whisper (producer) &
2002 Sorority Boys (producer)
Like I said, his resume can be deemed scary. But he has experience bringing various franchises to the box office screen in a rather successful fashion. Albeit, he may have his hands full considering fans already have a foul taste in their mouth after a bunch of long, mournful, overly lengthy movies from Snyder and his wife.
But it's not all on the Snyders. WB is too to blame for all their knee-jerk reactions to early buzz and press and then they went and potentially f*d over Justice League by restricting all reviews until the day before opening night, and they clamped down on Rotten Tomatoes not being able to release their tomato score until after it opened. So WB is just as much to blame about JL as anyone.
via press release:
“Walter is creative, resourceful, and committed to excellence, and will bring those qualities to his oversight of our superhero films. He’s a terrific production executive and served as an executive producer on two of the summer’s most popular films, New Line’s It and Annabelle: Creation. I’m confident Walter and Geoff, working with our filmmaking partners, will deliver films that will resonate with both broad global audiences as well as DC fanboys and fangirls. Walter’s a great addition to the Warner Bros. Pictures team, and I look forward to working with him in his new post.”
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Disney buying out most of Fox (of their movie stuff), you would think that either company would take the moment and start to brand themselves in a new direction, once the take-over is complete, which should take up to 18 months.
But what does Fox television do? Fox Broadcasting network, Fox News Channel, and their other smaller assets will be spun off as a new company with a new name... They say it will be “a very robust and nimble company,” and it will be called...
This has got to be a joke, right? A typo? A press release-o?
And here we were always wondering how it was they could keep pumping out new comic book movies and not spice it up much. This might be a big clue.
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George R.R. Martin just sold off another TV show.
The Syfy Channel just picked up Martin's Nightflyers, a novella by him, and it was also a film in 87.
“Eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer — a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain — in the hope of making contact with alien life. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other — and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.”
Now albeit, we've seen this kind of series before with the same kind of situations, it's Martin, so whoever you start liking right away, will be killed off. Unless, of course, it's the final season or so of the show, then all the "red shirts" will start biting it. ALA, GoT lately.
The cast includes
Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire),
Eoin Macken (The Night Shift),
David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6),
Sam Strike (EastEnders),
Maya Eshet (Teen Wolf),
Angus Sampson (Fargo),
Jodie Turner-Smith (The Last Ship), and
Brían F. O’Byrne (Million Dollar Baby).
I haven't seen any premiere dates set yet, but that's classic Syfy, who waits until the last second or so to announce such a thing.
Here's hoping Syfy gets their next somber-like BSG!
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