Warner Bros. has just closed a deal to buy RatPac-Dune’s library, which includes Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Batman v Superman.
Deadline reports that the studio paid $300 million to buy the library of RatPac-Dune’s co-financed films. The library includes 15% to 25% of stakes from RatPac-Dune in 76 films, which includes Wonder Woman, Justice League, Batman v Superman, The Lego Batman Movie, and several others. The deal came when the studio exercised it’s right to match Vine Alternative Investment’s tentative deal for the library.
RatPac was founded in 2012 by X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner and billionaire James Packer. In 2013, RatPac-Dune was formed and arranged a deal to co-finance 75 titles from Warner Bros. Warner Bros. ended the deal with the entertainment company in April 2018 after Ratner’s sexual harassment allegations.
You can check out the full list of films apart of the library below:
Grudge MatchThe LEGO MovieA Winter’s Tale300 Rise of an EmpireGodzillaBlendedEdge of TomorrowJersey BoysTammyMidnight SpecialHow To Be SingleIn The Heart of the SeaCreedOur Brand Is CrisisPanThe InternBlack MassThe Man From U.N.C.L.E.Into the StormIf I StayThis Is Where I Leave YouAnnabelleThe JudgeHorrible Bosses 2Inherent ViceAmerican SniperJupiter AscendingVacationMagic Mike XXLMaxEntourageSan AndreasMad Max: Fury RoadHot PursuitGet HardRun All NightFocusBatman v SupermanBarbershop The Next CutKeanuThe Nice GuysMe Before YouThe Conjuring 2Central IntelligenceThe Legend of TarzanLights OutSuicide SquadWar DogsReady Player OneTomb RaiderNight GameThe 15:17 to ParisPaddington 2Justice LeagueSullyStorksThe AccountantCollateral BeautyLive By NightThe LEGO Batman MovieGeostormThe LEGO Ninjago MovieItAnnabelle CreationDunkirkThe War HorseWonder WomanEverything EverythingKing Arthur: Legend of the SwordUnforgettableFist FightKong: Skull IslandC.H.I.P.S.Going in StyleGodzilla
What are your thoughts on Warner Bros. deal? Which film in the library is your favorite? Sounds off in the comments below!
Directed by Zack Snyder, with post-production duties handled by Joss Whedon, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen and Julian Lewis Jones.
Justice League is available now on Digital HD, 4K, Blu-Ray and DVD. Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more updates on the DC Extended Universe.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto’s Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos