Celebrating its a hundredth yr, Warner Bros unveiled a packed lineup of latest big-screen movies at CinemaCon on Tuesday, from a live-action Barbie comedy to Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg’s remake of The Color Purple. The historic Hollywood studio additionally used its presentation on the annual Las Vegas gathering to tease a “10-year plan” to relaunch its DC superhero movies, which embody beloved characters comparable to Batman and Superman.
David Zaslav, who spearheaded final yr’s company merger of Warner and Discovery, took to the stage personally to court docket an viewers predominantly made up of theater house owners.
“We do not wish to do direct-to-streaming movies,” stated Zaslav, whose predecessor was slammed for releasing Warner movies immediately onto its streaming platform HBO Max – lately rebranded as Max. “We’re in no rush to deliver the movies to Max.”
Across a two-and-a-half-hour presentation, Zaslav and fellow Warner bosses introduced out A-list stars together with Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya.
Robbie and Gosling co-star in Barbie, out July 21, which finds the ever present blonde doll residing in a dreamlike, pink-hued world, earlier than sooner or later beginning to query her too-perfect actuality and travelling to real-life Los Angeles.
“Everyone is aware of Barbie, and he or she’s by no means been on the large display earlier than,” stated director Greta Gerwig, who drew inspiration from “The Wizard of Oz” in addition to disco music tradition.
“They made life-size Barbie homes… every thing was extraordinary,” she stated.
Gosling stated making the movie was “like a fever dream,” explaining: “I used to be residing my life, after which sooner or later I used to be bleaching my hair, shaving my legs and sporting bespoke neon outfits and rollerblading down Venice Beach.”
Oprah Winfrey took to the stage to introduce her and Steven Spielberg’s new model of “The Color Purple,” out Christmas Day.
The movie is predicated on the Broadway musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel about Black girls enduring trauma, sexual abuse and racism within the rural Deep South within the early twentieth century.
“The motive why it is not your mama’s ‘Color Purple’ – however your mama’s gonna actually prefer it — is as a result of the musical issue is so dynamic, and the magical realism is so perfected right here,” stated Winfrey.
Winfrey starred within the earlier 1985 movie, incomes an Oscar nomination for greatest supporting actress, and is a producer on the brand new model.
Chalamet launched footage from two new movies wherein he stars. He seems in Wonka, set for December launch, as a younger, idealistic model of Roald Dahl’s well-known chocolatier, whose efforts to launch a magical sweet empire are blocked by a sinister “chocolate cartel.”
Chalamet described the “weird” means of shooting the origin story – which concerned “plenty of swimming in swimming pools of precise chocolate.”
He additionally returns for Dune: Part Two,, the second and ultimate a part of Denis Villeneuve’s Oscar-winning adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi novel, which is due out in November.
Austin Butler, Lea Seydoux, Christopher Walken and Florence Pugh be part of the forged for a sequel that Villeneuve described as an “action-packed epic battle movie.”
The presentation was rounded off with Warner’s “DC Universe” of superhero movies. The DC movies, although widespread, have in current times suffered from numerous manufacturing points and casting U-turns, and been largely overshadowed by the rival, record-grossing Marvel movies.
James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Peter Safran (Aquaman) had been lately introduced in as new heads of the division. This yr, the studio will launch The Flash, Blue Beetle and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
Though these movies had been made below Warner’s earlier regime, Gunn stated they’ll “lead completely into the DCU slate that now we have arising beginning in 2024.”
Superman: Legacy, directed by Gunn, is already scheduled for July 2025. Safran stated the longer term DC movies can be “huge, interconnected and stuffed with promise and risk,” and promised he and Gunn are “cracking into” the universe’s “first chapter.”
Zaslav, a self-professed “lover of DC,” instructed the viewers that Warner has a brand new “10-year plan” for the titles.
CinemaCon, which runs till Thursday at Caesars Palace, offers Hollywood studios an opportunity to showcase their upcoming movies to movie theater bosses – whereas wheeling out the industry’s largest stars to whip up pleasure.
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