Warner Bros. would lose Legendary Entertainment, which developed the Dune movies as well as the Godzilla and King Kong movies.
Warner Bros. and HBO had a tough August, with their finances seemingly in such tatters that the company could only release three movies for the remainder of 2022.
After the Discovery merger, the company and new CEO David Zaslav were criticized for canceling many planned projects like Batgirl, removing episodes and series from the HBO Max streaming service and making waves with plans for popular franchises. like DC Extended Universe.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like things are going to get any better for Warners given the latest rumors.
Warner Bros. set to lose Dune, Godzilla to Kong
Legendary is the studio behind films such as Godzilla vs Kong
According to a report from The Ankler, Legendary Entertainment is set to pull out of its deal with Warner Bros. Discovery and is looking to move to another studio. Sony and Paramount have both been mentioned as possible landing spots for Legendary.
Legendary Entertainment has collaborated with several studios in the past, including Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, Netflix, Paramount, and Sony.
In 2019, Legendary moved to Warner Bros. as his new home and has since produced movies like Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Godzilla vs. Kong and Dune.
Deadline notes that Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Dune were the “highest-grossing films globally in the WarnerMedia-HBO Max day-and-date experience last year.” Dune also won six Academy Awards and received a Best Picture nomination.
If Legendary continues, it will bring with them Dune: Part Two, an untitled sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong, and a Duke Nukem movie still in the works.
This would represent another blow to the Warner Bros. machine. Discovery in trouble.