A recent investor’s call saw the EA CFO hint at being interested in acquiring WB Games, which would give them rights to Batman, Mortal Kombat and more.
After the news broke in June that AT&T is reportedly interested in selling WB Games to other companies, a recent EA investor’s call seems to imply it’s looking at acquiring the division from AT&T. Fans are still eagerly waiting to hear more about the next Batman: Arkham game, but if EA gets its hands on WB Games they’ll also acquire studios like Rocksteady, NetherRealm Studios, Warner Bros. Montreal and TT Games. This would also give EA access to Mortal Kombat through NetherRealm Studios, as well as other IP owned by Warner Bros. like Game of Thrones and Harry Potter.
EA CFO Blake Jorgensen teased the company’s interest in buying WB Games during a recent investors call, explaining they’re always looking into acquiring more studios and IP, explaining they’re “more interested than ever.” Obviously this could mean they’re eyeing up other smaller studios to buy, but since WB Games seems up for sale, it seems likely they’re carefully analyzing whether it’ll be a good investment. Jorgensen didn’t go into specifics, but did mention that EA “take a look at almost everything.”
“We’re always looking at that. We’ll always continue to look at that. We hope we can find more. It might take some time, but trust that we’re more interested than ever, because we see that talent and building great new franchises is critical to the long-term business.”
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On the film side, Batman is set to return in a new film directed by Matt Reeves. Full plot details for Matt Reeves’ The Batman are currently under wraps, though the film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and features a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that includes Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler. The Matt Reeves film will follow Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the Dark Knight’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy with Robert Pattinson as Batman.
Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, and Paul Dano as the Riddler. Westworld star Jeffrey Wright was recently reported to be in talks for the role of Commissioner James Gordon.
The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of EA, WB Games, Batman and Mortal Kombat and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more great video content!