Warner Bros have announced the effective takeover of DC Comics with the creation of DC Entertainment.
"The company has been rebooted as DC Entertainment, which will now be run by Warner Bros. vet Diane Nelson. Nelson has long overseen the "Harry Potter" franchise for the studio and managed Warner Premiere, which produces original direct-to-DVD pics, including several based on DC's more iconic heroes.
"It's no secret that DC has a myriad of rich and untapped possibilities from its deep library of iconic and lesser-known characters," said Alan Horn, Warner Bros. Entertainment prexy and chief operating officer. "The formation of DC Entertainment will help us bring more DC properties across additional platforms to fans around the world."
The move comes hot on the heels of the announcement that DC's biggest rival, Marvel Entertainment, was being scooped up by Disney for $4 billion a few days ago. This proximity, it has been claimed, is purely coincidental as the deal has been brewing for a couple of years. However, i'm sure that the Disney/Marvel news certainly helped push plans forward a little bit quicker.
What the impact of these two massive developments will be is yet to be seen. One things for sure though, the next few years are going to see a whole load more of comic based movies.