(Are these nitpicks actually funny? Because on this end, they're sort of like conversational road-bumps, like King Arthur having to listen about swallows or autonomous collectives.)Ben wrote:I will bet they’re hoping Aquaman will deliver THIS December. Why would they wait until next December...!?
Warner's been doing it from the beginning with their "Holy Trinity"--Basically, WB have woken up to the fact that they own a bunch of properties that could do for them what Disney is doing with their remakes. Most of what you listed above has already been announced or in development, with a lot of it headed to television via HBO, Amazon or Netflix, although WB will still be producing for those outlets, or at least be enjoying ancillary rights.
Starting around the time that they were developing their persecution-complex delusions of "Nobody's buying retail home-video anymore! " and that the only things they believed they could sell on Target and Best Buy shelves were their three fan-base properties, Harry, Frodo & Bats--As long as they came bearing gifts, with figures/collectibles, for the SDCC set that would Buy Anything and were more interested in the plastic tchotchkes than in another dip of the disks. (And maybe a few for the Matrix, Christmas Story, and Scooby-Doo fans with disposable loyalty-bucks.)
That started Warner circling the wagons and only "preaching their movies to the converted" with established fan titles, and banishing anything over thirty years old to the Archive. That also created Warner and Disney as the two Franchise-Icon Powerhouses of recognizable properties, and Universal, Paramount, Sony and Fox made fools of themselves trying to keep up.
And now even Disney's trying to keep up, and trying to figure out what preach-to-the-converted properties they can market besides Mickey and the Princesses, who can't be remade into new movies.