Netflix Open To Giving Original Movies Limited Theatrical Runs

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Netflix revealed in a quarterly earnings report that they may be willing to give their original films limited theatrical runs, with David Ayer’s Bright being listed as one such feature considered for such a release.

Screen Rant reports that an official Netflix quarterly report emphasizes that the company is happy with the amount of viewers that their original content has attracted. Though having original movies are increasingly becoming a focus of the Netflix brand, the company appears to be open to the idea of giving some of them limited theatrical releases:

“Since our members are funding these films, they should be the first to see them. But we are also open to supporting the large theater chains, such as AMC and Regal in the US, if they want to offer our films, such as our upcoming Will Smith film Bright, in theatres simultaneous to Netflix. Let consumers choose.”

Netflix has actually tried this before with Beasts of No Nation, which bombed hard in theaters with a total gross of under $91 thousand, but was seen by well over 3 million subscribers, meaning that the subscription fees paid more than ensured that the $6 million-budgeted movie was a commercial success for them. Perhaps having stars like Will Smith or Matt Damon (who will star in War Machine) appear in these films will help draw Netflix couch potatoes into the movie theater – or, perhaps ideally, draw people who aren’t yet Netflix subscribers into theaters to get them interested in their original programming.

Bright will become available for Netflix subscribers in December of this year.

Source: Screen Rant

Each Season Of The Marvel/Netflix Shows, Ranked

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Defenders
Just like their siblings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Netflix’s The Defenders-verse of streaming superheroes goes from two to three entries a year in 2017. First up is the first season of Iron Fist premiering on Netflix in less than two weeks, on March 17, the first six episodes of which are, I’m sorry to say, not very impressive. Fortunately, Marvel TV and Netflix have two more turns at the plate, with all their heroes joining for the highly-anticipated The Defenders team-up, expected this summer, and, in the fall or winter, with The Punisher spin-off starring Jon Bernthal.

Ahead of this wave of new stories, and just like we did with the MCU movies and Marvel movies overall, I thought it would worth taking a look at what’s worked and what hasn’t in each entry of the Netflix shows. Of course, the ranks are all opinion; I expect the first to be somewhat eyebrow-raising.

I decided to switch it up this time, start with the best this time and work my way down. Click Next to start!

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.