With the shut down of Warner Premiere do we need to worry?
If you’ve read this site you know our fond love for the DC DTV films. Batman Under the Red Hood, Green Lantern First Flight, Superman/Batman Doomsday, the list goes on! But about two months ago, Warner Brothers announced the closing of Warner Premiere, the label that handled the release of all of these films. While there was a full press release explaining the situation, the one thing not touched on was the fate of these films for the future. After all, at the time of the announcement, Warner Premiere had just released the first glimpse of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns part 1. Then there were rumors that perhaps Flashpoint was going to happen after Dark Knight. Speculation ran rampant like a mob.
Tonight, at the premiere of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns part 1, all speculation was put to rest. We spoke with a source close to Warner Brothers about the situation regarding Warner Premiere and the fate of the DC films. We were told that it’s business as usual. The closure of Warner Premiere was done as a way of properly consolidating the resources at Warner Home Video under one roof. So instead of having several home video arms, there’s going to be a central hub, and under that hub, the DC films will continue to thrive.
Therefore, more animated adventures will be coming our way. In fact, expect a big announcement at New York Comic Con concerning the upcoming 2013 titles for the DC Animated films. If you’ll be attending, the panel will be on Saturday. If you (like us) cannot get to New York in 3 weeks, you will be able to stream the panel live from the show. We’ll have coverage here if you can’t make that.
Now that we all know that there will be more PG-13 DC films coming, what do you want to see? I personally could use a Batman Night of the Owls, or a dream, a Suicide Squad film. I guess we’ll find out in three weeks.