Debate fuels my Fire
Please, forgive this necromancy:
Insider Daniel Richtman claims that AT&T are reportedly going to let DC Comics die to place the focus on HBO Max.wegotthiscovered.com
It's being rumoured that AT&T is looking to sell DC Comics off to the highest bidder, which I think would be a huge mistake.www.small-screen.co.uk
We can agree AT&T wants to keep the copyright of the IPs/franchises, but a licencing agremeet may be possible.
An intercompany crossover with Marvel is harder than in the past, but my opinion is that shouldn't be totally impossible.
I love speculation about future mergers and acquisitions but 2021 is not going to be the best year for AT&T/Warner/DC neither Disney, and something is happening what is will change all the entertainment industry forever.
* My true wish is a d20 Marvel and d20 DC superheroes TTRPGs and both published by WotC. It can't be worse than Batman vs Black Panther in Fortnite: Batle Royal, or Terminator vs (Star Wars) stormtroopers.
* Sometime I have imagined a mangwha version of DC and Marvel Universe, where the cultivators, supreme martial artists with ki techniques could defeat superhumans. (Why not? In Injustice videogame Harley Quinn can defeat Supergirl).
* Some superheroes are too powerful to be easily adapted into videogames, and that today is a serious handicap for those franchises.
DC Comics may be sold one day, but it won't be sold to Marvel (and by extension, Disney). Warner Bros is owned by AT&T, and that company will not sell one of their best IPs to their strongest competitor, not in a million years.
More likely, they'll just close the comics business, or continue to downsize it. They won't give up the IPs of Batman and Wonder Woman, they're way too valuable for merchandising and films.