James Gunn Says ‘Peacemaker’ Is Safe from HBO Max Drama: ‘Our Friend Will Still Be Making Lots of Peace’

This week’s announcement that Warner Bros.

Discovery would be scrapping its completed “Batgirl” film sent much of the entertainment industry into a panic.

The decision to deny the film a theatrical or streaming release in favor of writing it off as a tax loss was a largely unprecedented one, and many feared it would have ramifications for other HBO Max original properties.The move was part of a strategic shift that will see Warner Bros.

moving away from expensive DC streaming content, preferring to use its comic book intellectual property to make theatrical films.

But many noted that the some of the most promising Warner Bros.

superhero projects in recent years have been developed for HBO Max.

The studio’s attempt to establish a big screen cinematic universe for its DC characters has gotten off to several rocky starts, but James Gunn’s “Peacemaker” was a critical darling, with several planned spin-offs in development.

Read full article