WB Discovery CEO Shoots Down Rumors of Yet Another Sale Discovery's CEO has reportedly told employees the company is not up for sale
During a time of cost-cutting measures and layoffs, Warner Bros. Discovery's CEO has reportedly told employees the company is not up for sale.
As reported by Deadline, Warner Bros. Discovery held a company-wide town hall meeting today on Zoom, where they laid out the current state of the company. According to Deadline's sources within the meeting, CEO David Zaslav said, "We are not for sale, absolutely, not for sale." Zaslav also reportedly told employees, “We have the strongest hand in the industry,” and, “We have everything we need to be successful to be the biggest entertainment media company in the world.”
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Elsewhere in the meeting, Zaslav reportedly said Warner Bros. Discovery plans to release 15 to 20 theatrical films a year across all genres. According to the report, there was no mention of Batgirl or the next evolution of DC. Right now, we know Warner Bros. Discovery is searching for its own version of Marvel's Kevin Feige to helm the future of DC.
The $43 billion deal was first announced in 2021 and closed in the spring of this year. There've been nearly constant headlines regarding Warner Bros. Discovery, HBO, DC, and more since we learned HBO Max and Discovery+ will merge into one platform beginning next year.
The biggest splash came when the company canceled the live-action Batgirl movie, which was just the first in a line of movies and series canceled altogether or removed from HBO Max. HBO has also faced layoffs in wake of the merger.
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