Saturday, 12 September 2009
The recent news that Warner Bros. has taken complete control of DC Comics in order to better exploit its roster of cartoon characters was greeted most warmly in these parts. I've always leaned more towards DC than Marvel, and so while I loved Iron Man and the first two X-Men movies and Ang Lee's Hulk, it was galling to me to see how Marvel had gotten its act together in terms of creating movie versions of its characters. Now, there's a plan in place at DC, with Diane Nelson replacing Paul Levitz as DC President, and becoming the new point person for all DC's entertainment projects. All of which means they're in good hands. Not only did Nelson help steer the Harry Potter franchise at the studio, she previously ran the Warner Premiere label which was responsible for all those recent. terrific DC direct-to-DVD animated features.