If newly created David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery is hoping to hit his new job this week, and he sure has succeeded: the company’s live streaming service, HBO Max, Currently on the lips of people onlinesince many people are chanting exclamation points like “Oh, wow, HBO Max is going straight inside shit!Or ask questions like, ‘Why is HBO Max heading straight to the litter box? ” this buzzBaby!
After infuriating a whole host of decisions regarding the streaming service this week — including Planning to put two almost-completed films on the shelf (bat girl And the Scoop!: Holiday Hunt) And the Quiet removal of many originals From HBO Max List – Zaslav got a chance to justify his actions during the newly merged company’s second-quarter earnings call today. His comments were heavy on ambitious planning, and light on respect for the various artists who The actual content aggressively made his company profits, whose work has now been returned, essentially, Line up the entertainment giant’s tax returns.
As noted before diverseZaslav repeatedly returned to the word “quality” as a justification for the cuts; He did not explicitly say bat girlwho would introduce Leslie Grace as a character, and officially return Michael Keaton to Bin pOld, has not been He said “quality,” but stated that “We’re not going to shoot a movie to make a quarter, And we won’t put out a movie unless we believe in it.”
Of course, it seems a a little Coincidence That films David Zaslav doesn’t “believe in” happen to be the same ones penned by his immediate predecessor, Jason Keeler, as part of the company’s bold plan for direct movies. In contrast, Zaslav Definitely not stupid He believes in the next theatre Sparkle film (also co-starring Keaton), despite the fact that co-star Ezra Miller has taken the unorthodox step of releasing most of the latter film. press messages In the form of garish Police Reports and legal deposits. Zaslav assured everyone present that he was “excited” about the film, before becoming, Such as, The 1,000th consecutive CEO of Warner Media who promises that the company is finally They will figure out how to effectively dispense with the Marvel formula so that they can also milk several billion dollars on their own. Superhero brands.
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