While Marvel is busy serving its fans with a plate full of its upcoming projects, Warner Bros is going wild with its cancellation spree leaving fans disappointed. WB’s merger with Discovery earlier this year, and the end of HBO Max, is leading DC Universe in another direction. Now with the cancellation of Strange Adventures, what’s next in line to go on the guillotine?
The merger of Warner Bros and Discovery
WarnerMedia’s holding company AT&T struck a deal with Discovery to create a new media entity with David Zaslav as the new President and CEO of Warner Bros Discovery. Zaslav has made some changes across the board including the end of HBO Max. He wants to bring a different marketing campaign while being agile. he said:
“With our collective assets and diversified business model, Warner Bros Discovery offers the most differentiated and complete portfolio of content across film, television and streaming. We are confident that we can bring more choice to consumers around the globe while fostering creativity and creating value for shareholders.”
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He further added:
“We think we could build a long-term, much more sustainable growth business out of DC, and as part of that, we’re going to focus on quality. We’re not going to release any film before it’s ready… The focus is going to be, how do we make each of these films, in general, as good as possible?”
The cancellation of the HBO Max series Strange Adventures
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On an episode of the Hollywood Babble On YouTube series, Kevin Smith, the American filmmaker, DC’s confirmed Strange Adventures anthology series has officially been cancelled, stating:
“It feels like what was once, to me, a promising future if we are going to see a bunch of DC stuff on HBO Max; MORE DC stuff than we would see theatrically, including shit like Strange Adventures…gone! All of it is just f—king gone now. I got a call the other day from Eric before all of this story broke and he was just like “Strange Adventures is officially dead,” and I was like “What the f–k, are you serious?!” I know we haven’t heard from them for a while, but I guess this goes in parts with the new moves with David Zaslav. But God lord, I thought Strange Adventures being a causality kind of made sense to me. Nobody necessarily knows these characters, it sounded like an expensive show.”
He also stated his opinion about the fate of the Green Lantern and said that he hadn’t heard anything about it since it’s development was announced.
“I don’t know this for a fact, but I also haven’t heard anything about the Green Lantern series that they were supposedly doing. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was a casualty too.”
What’s going to be next?
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This year alone, numerous TV shows of DC got canceled like The Flash, Batwoman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Wonder Twins and now Strange Adventures. Warner Bros decided to abandon HBO Max’s batgirl even though the shooting was considered to be nearly done.
All this has left some DC enthusiasts thinking about what is going to be next to bite the dust. is it going to be Green Lantern as Kevin Smith stated? Or something else? Whatever it be, the future of DCEU looks quite unstable as of now.
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Source: The Direct