Christopher Nolan is a director who has made his mark in the world of cinema. His Batman trilogy is considered by many to be one of the great achievements of superhero cinema. Without a doubt Batman: The Dark Knight – 94% will continue to be considered for a long time as one of the best exponents of the genre. For the same reason, more than one person would like to see the director direct one more movie for DC, but that doesn’t seem like it will happen anytime soon.
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The fact is that beyond that he has made a mark and many of his films have a large following, as well as the director himself. The point is that in recent times it has also become known for being somewhat fussy and one of the main detractors of simultaneous premieres. His relationship with Warner deteriorated as the studio postponed the release of Tenet – 83% and the director insisted that it be released despite the fact that we were in the middle of a pandemic and at that time there were no vaccines and it was definitely not safe to go to the movies.
Later, when the company announced its plan to release the great blockbusters of 2021 in theaters and on HBO Max, he was among the first to shout to the sky and say that the studio was betraying its directors and actors. He wasn’t the only one in the industry who thought that. And the failure of The Suicide Squad – 91% and the success of Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings – 95% seem to agree.
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The point is that all this is what has broken the relations between the director and Warner and for the same reason his next film is going to be financed by Universal. The point is that your comments and your insistence on brand new Tenet They make us think that he is a director who likes to have a lot of control over his films and their release dates. Now Variety has provided information that confirms this and that makes us see how much control it had over its films made with Warner.
In the new report that Variety has given on the new relationship between the director and Universal, they revealed that their sources have told them that the deals for each of their films required a period of three weeks to one month of exclusivity in terms of premiere; that is, Warner couldn’t release anything during that period of time before or after a director’s tape came out. According to that report, the director has made a similar pact with Universal, although one that has more room to negotiate than it had with Warner.
As reported by ., The Dark Knight Rises is an example of this. Magic Mike – 80% was released three weeks earlier and Locos por los Votos – 64% three weeks later. Being able to control a studio schedule speaks to the power Nolan had in Warner. Apparently only something like the pandemic could take it away.
Returning to the topic of simultaneous premieres, when Warner’s plan to premiere its big titles this year on HBO Max and in theaters at the same time was revealed, the director said these strong words in an interview for Entertainment Tonight:
Some of our industry’s top filmmakers and top movie stars went to bed the night before (December 3) thinking they were working for the best movie studio and woke up to find they were working for the worst streaming service. Warner Bros. had an amazing machine to make a filmmaker’s work go out everywhere, in theaters as well as in homes, and they are dismantling it as we speak. They don’t even understand what they are missing. His decision doesn’t make economic sense, and even the most casual Wall Street investor can see the difference between disruption and dysfunction.
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