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Source: Fans May Have To Wait Years For New DC Comics Shows To Hit Netflix, Hulu – Comic Book Resources

According to comments made by Time Warner Inc. chief executive Jeff Bewkes during a conference call with analysts on Wednesday, Time Warner may begin releasing DC-based series to Netflix and Hulu several years after they first air, rather than one year. In the intervening years, already-aired episodes might be available on-demand to fans with traditional cable.

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Those who have watched the latest episode of The Flash, Cisco delivered a great line, “You know, our Dr. Wells may have been evil, but you’re just a dick.” We know corporations are in the market to make money. Some may look at them as a form of evil but I would defend them. However, in a free market, companies have the right to make a product or service that consumers want and charge whatever rate to be compensated. If the price is too high and the demand is low, the invisible hand theory will come along and lower that price. On the other hand, if demand is high, the cost of that product will go up. However, what Jeff Bewkes is planning on doing is a very dick move.

There is no disputing the popularity of these shows. Some fans will watch the show week to week on traditional tv or cable or buy the complete season on dvd/blu ray. Or in other cases, catch up via streaming services like Hulu and Netflix. For me, it’s all the above. In all the different options I have to watch, one way or another, I will see my shows. What I gave up years ago was cable because of the high cost that was involved and plus the economic downturn other alternatives came up to fill the need of cable. Like many others, people are living without the need to watch cable tv and that is what is worrying companies’ bottom dollar like WB.

Cable tv is not dead but the domination it once had will never be again provided moves like Bewkes is considering does not happen. Delaying these shows can be dangerous game that the WB is playing. I mentioned on a earlier entry about CBS creating a new Star Trek series but only making it for their All Access streaming service. Sure, some fans will you their money and I believe that the majority of fans will not be supporting the show behind a paywall. Again, I understand their decision but what if Star Trek Beyond sucks? Will fans care about a new series on the small screen? When it comes to Arrow and The Flash, if delay or restricted early seasons, you may not capitalize on the buzz factor the show is generation because you’re just want the show only for those who have cable. The writing’s on the wall and I believe Bewkes/WB refuse to read it or maybe they can’t read it at all.

 

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We start off in 2005, Joss Whedon was signed on to write and direct Wonder Woman. While this sat well with me since Joss knows who to write and direct strong female leads, the studio on the other hand had other ideas and kicked Joss off the protect. I did find some interesting illustrations of what the new Wonder Woman would have looked like.

In 2007, director George Miller was undertaking a JLA movie before the writer’s strike.  Click here to check out this early blog I did in 2007 about some casting news and a pick I thought who would work well as the new Wonder Woman and there was talk about Jessica Biel. A few days later, the news I discovered was the Theresa Palmer was the new Wonder Woman in the JLA movie. Click here to read more. And then, there was a recasting with Theresa in so much that she would be playing another character in the DC universe but in the end the writer’s strike killed the plan.

Last year, we had news about Wonder Woman not on the big screen but on the original tv screen which the great Linda Carter heralded many years ago. Word today, the news is not good as even the David E. Kelly could not get this project off the ground either. So, this begs the question, would want to see this Amazon on the big or small screen? And, who would be worthy to fill the boots of Wonder Woman?

Proposed ‘Wonder Woman’ TV Series Meets More Rejection

Posted by The Movie God  |  January 9th, 2011 at 3:17 pm  |  Trackback

This past October we were informed that after many failed attempts to turn Wonder Woman into a popular movie franchise, DC Comics would be teaming up with Warner Brothers TV and top-tier showrunner, David E. Kelley, in hopes of developing a new TV series based on the popular comic book heroine.

Sadly, for fans of the superhero who have been itching to see her in some form of modern live-action entertainment, this day will not come any time soon.

After writing a spec script for the pilot episode, Kelley and friends set off to make their pitch to the various networks. Fox turned them down, as did ABC, who are owned by Disney, the company that purchased Marvel for $4 billion. You can see where that might be an issue.

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