Warner Bros. merge with another gigantic entertainment studio?
Warner Bros. could merge with NBCUniversal.
By James Brizuela | Published
According to rumors, Warner Bros. would merge with NBCUniversal, in what would be the largest entertainment studio merger to date. That would make sense given that the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery’s David Zaslav has been in a ton of trouble lately. Additionally, WBD is trying to reduce its debt by some $50 billion, making another merger much more plausible.
David Zaslav canceled bat girl, leaving the movie world in shock, and not in a good way. Analysts are now determining that this DC restructuring that Zaslav talked about leads to a potential merger that would see Warner Bros. and NBCUniversal become a mega-media company. Peacock is the streaming app currently owned by NBCUniversal, and if WBD were purchased, they would also have access to HBO Max and Discovery+.
Having $50 billion in debt is pretty huge, and it was previously reported that Zaslav was trying to cut $3 billion when bat girl was the first cancellation to occur. However, if more properties can be sold by Warner Bros., they could merge with NBCUniversal much more easily. Peacock, Discovery+, HBO Max and Hulu would be part of this merger, as Comcast owns NBCUniversal. However, Hulu has yet to be fully purchased by Comcast, despite owning 33% of the company.
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts could see Warner Bros. stock plummeting. Discovery and attempt to combine it with NBCUniversal. It would create one of the largest media conglomerates in the world and bring together many streaming apps that would have more than enough content to rival its biggest competitors.
The merger of Warner Bros. Discovery with NBCUniversal could also be a good thing, as it might fire David Zaslav and right the ship that has made some questionable decisions since then. bat girl had been cancelled. DC deserves way better than what it’s being given right now, and it would be great to see someone else in charge make better decisions. The good news is that movies like batman 2, black adam, Shazam 2and Aquaman 2 are safe, but it leaves all other underground features in potential danger.
This merger could also be why Dan Lin turned down the job for essentially being DC’s Kevin Feige. WBD’s David Zaslav talked about a 10-year DC plan to revive the company the same way the MCU was built, but many might not believe that plan at all. There have been numerous rumors that the creators and cast have been asked to stay away from Warner Bros. Discovery, and it could be because the company is preparing to merge with NBCUniversal.
Warner Bros. Discovery became a massive merger, but one that could have been handled better, leaving many questionable decisions to drive down the company’s value. However, NBCUniversal could be what Warner Bros. needs to regain the glory it once was. We don’t know what the future holds, but the ability to have Discovery+, HBO Max, Hulu, and Peacock under the same umbrella could end up being a fantastic move.