Warner Bros. had it's share of big screen flops in 2015, but parent company Time Warner thinks the near future will be bright -- with some big help from Wonder Woman. In a speech at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference (via Variety), Time Warner CEO and Chairman Jeff Bewkes said 2016 will see the movie studio switching to a plan of "very numerous number of big franchise film releases."
Bewkes names next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them as guaranteed successes to contrast recent duds like Jupiter Ascending and Pan. The Time Warner head also made it a point to name-check Wonder Woman as a game-changer for 2017.
“We think [Wonder Woman] could bring an under-represented female audience to this genre that frankly has not been served well in the past and that could be exciting,” said Bewkes.