Warner Bros Deal Will Bring New DC Content To Another Platform
Warner Bros is continuing its shuffling and making moves to presumably pull itself out of losing money this year. One of the big ways that the media conglomerate is planning to make money in the future, is that the WB animation studio is close to finalizing a deal that would send DC-branded animation to Amazon. This would be a massive deal and would presumably turn Amazon into the streaming home for most of the DC animated features and shows.
Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav has been making moves since his takeover of the company, including canceling many of the DC properties. The reports stated that Zaslav has been doing what he can to cut around $3 billion from the budget of the media company. However, Zaslav could be working on this new DC to Amazon deal, which could send all the animated properties to a new streaming home, which would cut the budget, while WBD takes in profit for doing so.
This is just speculation at this point, but DC’s landing on Amazon would be huge for both parties concerned. HBO Max is currently the home of the majority of the DC animated features, but with the streaming app combining with Discovery+ next summer, it could mean that a new home will need to be established for that content. This would then make the DC and Amazon deal make more sense, as Amazon could now be the “new” home for all the DC animated slate. Amazon currently has one of the best shows in Invincible, and it could also mean that we could see a DC/Invincible crossover.
Again, that is just wild speculation, but if DC’s Superman were to fight Amazon Invincibles‘ Omni-Man, that would be one of the best comic-based fights to ever happen. DC’s animated content is some of the best in the world, and if moving to Amazon means that no more animated shows or movies are going to be canceled, then this deal needs to happen. Perhaps Amazon could also revive some of the already canceled WBD properties that have been unceremoniously canceled.
Batgirl, Scoob! Holiday Haunt, and Wonder Twins are just a few of the properties that have been canceled at WBD. Though only two are DC properties, Amazon could possibly strike a deal to house some of the canceled projects. The rumors are that Warner Bros has locked away Batgirl to never be seen by anyone, but maybe Amazon could offer a ton of money to revive it. We would certainly all love to see the movie, especially Brenda Fraser as Firefly.
DC moving to Amazon would also make Warner Bros Discovery and Amazon one of the biggest partnerships in the world. Content shared by both companies would likely lead to plenty of money made by both companies, and DC fans could breathe a sigh of relief, as Amazon would likely not cancel things so willingly. Amazon has been building its library of content for years now, and its original programming is starting to become some of the best, which would be great news if it got its hands on some DC properties.