For DC fans that are looking forward to watching their favorite comic book movie over and over on cable, the wait is almost over. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, provided an update while on a quarterly call with Wall Street analysts. He stated that DC Comics-related theatrical movies will air on TBS and TNT, along with the Star Wars properties.
“We announced this quarter that TBS and TNT have reached a deal with Disney to be the cable home for the entire cannon of Star Wars movies, and a similar deal with Warner Bros for its DC theatrical titles. And that’s added to an already strong line up that also includes Disney’s Marvel movies and the Hunger Games franchise.”
During the call, Bewkes also promoted the upcoming releases of Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Lego Batman, adding that these properties were “much anticipated.”
Switching gears from the DCEU to DC TV, Bewkes said that it was, “An unprecedented 10 television series based on DC characters.” He added that DC TV has “generating more than $1 billion a year in revenue and going up.”
Two months ago, the deal was announed that Star War would air on TNT and TBS. In a deal that is estimated at $200 million, every film in the Star Wars saga will air on TNT thanks to Turner having purchased the basic cable rights to the franchise.
The roster of films include the original trilogy which consists of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, the prequel trilogy consisting of The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, and the new Disney-era films The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and three yet-to-be released films in the franchise.