Warner Bros. Pictures CEO Kevin Tsujihara was interview by The New York Times and revealed a bit more about what the studio is planning for J.K. Rowling’s upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and its DC Comics slate.
It was previously announced that “Fantastic Beasts” would be a film series, but now Tsujihara says they are specifically developing a trilogy.
The article says: “Wherever he learned the skill, his deft touch became clear to Hollywood’s creative community last September. That is when Warner announced that Ms. Rowling had agreed to adapt for the big screen her ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,’ a 2001 book billed as one of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbooks. Three megamovies are planned. The main character will be a ‘magizoologist’ named Newt Scamander. The stories, neither prequels or sequels, will start in New York about seven decades before the arrival of Mr. Potter and his pals.”
Tsujihara also commented on the DC Comics properties they are working on. While only Zack Snyder’s Superman/Batman film has officially been announced for a May 6, 2016 release, expect an announcement soon for a “film series,” which we assume will include more comic book characters.
“As for DC Entertainment, cross-studio collaboration to make better use of its comic book characters appears to have accelerated considerably since Mr. Tsujihara took over, in part because he eliminated some management layers. (He has not named a chief operating officer and did not replace Mr. Rosenblum and Mr. Robinov, choosing instead to divide up their duties and assume some himself.) Two new television shows are coming to the CW and Fox, including one based on the Flash and another on a young Batman, and a film series will be announced in the near future, Mr. Tsujihara said. It is expected to include a “Justice League” movie.
Our guess is Warner Bros. is waiting on Comic-Con for this announcement. Which characters would you like to see Warner Bros. bring to the big screen?