Time Warner has announced that the movies based on the DC Comics Universe will have their cable debuts on TNT and TBS, Deadline reports. This will include the films in the DC Extended Universe and films like the upcoming Lego Batman film.
What will the DC Comics Films Add to TBS and TNT?:
DC Comics films, despite having some detractors, have been doing particularly well in theaters. Both Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, despite being the targets of some disparaging reviews, did very well at the box office and have audience scores that are significantly higher than the “tomatometer” on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes. This means that people who saw these films in theaters probably won’t have a problem watching them again. In addition, people who didn’t see the films in theaters due to scheduling issues or other problems but saw that a lot of people who like DC seem to like the films will probably tune in on cable to check it out for themselves. There’s also the future films to consider. Many people are hopeful for Wonder Woman in particular, and if the movie lives up to the hype, will probably watch it on cable when it becomes available.
TBS and TNT have been doing well of late regarding adding popular franchises to their lineup of films. They have recently acquired The Hunger Games franchise, based on best-selling books by Suzanne Collins, as well as the Disney owned Marvel Studios films. The ability to play these beloved films leads to more advertising revenue for TBS and TNT, so Time Warner is going to continue to make the effort to acquire the right to show these films.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to premiere on HBO and HBOgo, which are both also owned by the Time Warner Corporation, later this year.
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