Last Updated on February 15, 2022 by Lil Ginge
The Batman (2022) will soon be released to movie theaters around the world. But what are the production companies that created the film? In this article, we will take a look at the different production companies that helped to create The Batman.
What Are The Production Companies That Created The Batman?
6th & Idaho Productions
6th & Idaho Productions is a film production company created by Matt Reeves, the director of The Batman. A film production company is a business that physically creates film content and other media projects. This may include:
- Animated films
- Television commercials
- Music videos
- Feature films
- Web content
In 2020, 6th & Idaho Productions signed a deal with Warner Bros. Television Group. The deal requires 6th & Idaho to create new television content for Warner Bros. platforms that include HBO Max as well as other on-demand and streaming services, basic cable, premium cable, broadcast networks, and more.
Upcoming content from Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho Productions include the following:
- The Batman (2022)
- Batman: Caped Crusader (animated series)
- Mouse Guard and more.
There are also spinoff television shows from The Batman film planned for HBO Max including a series based around the villain The Penguin.
DC Films is an American film studio owned by Warner Bros. through the Warner Bros. Pictures Group. Warner Bros. is owned by WarnerMedia. DC Films is dedicated to the creation of content including motion pictures and television shows based on characters from DC Entertainment.
DC Films was created in the aftermath of the Warner Bros. fiasco Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It was created under the control of Warner Bros. Executive Vice President Jon Berg and DC Comics Chief Content Officer Geoff Johns. The goal was to better compete with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) of Marvel Studios.
DC Films is currently managed by Walter Hamda (since January 2018), President of DC-Based Film Production at Warner Bros. Pictures. Chantal Nong is currently the Vice President of Production (since 2018 as well) and oversees the development and production management of DC Comics-based movies.
Motion pictures created by DC Films include:
- Suice Squad (released on August 5, 2016) – directed by David Ayer
- Wonder Woman (released on June 2, 2017) – directed by Patty Jenkins
- Justice League (released on November 17, 2017) – directed by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon
- Aquaman (released on December 21, 2018) – directed by James Wan
- Shazam! (released on April 5, 2019) – directed by David F. Sanberg
- Joker (released on October 4, 2019) – directed by Todd Phillips
- Birds of Prey (released on February 7, 2020) – directed by Cathy Yan
- Wonder Woman 1984 (released on December 25, 2020) – directed by Patty Jenkins
- Zack Snyder’s Justice League (released on March 18, 2021) – directed by Zack Snyder
- The Suicide Squad (released on August 5, 2021) – directed by James Gunn
Upcoming films in development by DC Films include The Batman (2022), Black Adam (2022), The Flash (2022), Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2022), Batgirl (2022), Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023), and Blue Beetle (2023).
DC Films also creates television series based on DC properties including the current HBO Max hit Peacemaker and upcoming shows that include:
- The Batman (2022) Gotham police spinoff show
- Justice League Dark
- Madame X
- The Batman (2022) Penguin spinoff show
Film properties currently in development but not yet in production include Black Canary, Static Shock, Green Lantern Corps., Supergirl, Zatanna, a Superman reboot, Wonder Woman 3, Hourman, and Joker 2.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. is a diversified multinational mass media and entertainment business headquartered in Burbank, California. It is a subsidiary of WarnerMedia. It is one of the big five major American film studios (along with NBC Universal), ViacomCBS, Walt Disney Studios, and Sony Pictures.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. is famous for its film studio division, the Warner Bros. Pictures Group, which includes Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, the Warner Animation Group, Castle Rock Entertainment, and DC Films. It is also the publisher of DC Comics.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. was originally founded as Warner Brothers Classics of the Screen in 1923 by Harry Warner, Albert Warner, Sam Warner, and Jack L. Warner. It is currently run by Ann Sarnoff, Chairwoman and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks.
In 2020, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. boasted revenues of $30.4 billion dollars and an operating income of $8.19 billion dollars. While until recently it was owned by AT&T, the company is being spun off and merged with Discovery, Inc. to form a new Warner Bros. Discovery merger company that will be 70% owned by WarnerMedia.
Films produced by Warner Bros. include The Aviator, Miss Congeniality, Troy, The Last Samurai, and King Richard. Argo, Oceans Eleven, A Star Is Born, Sex and the City, and The Bodyguard were also some movies produced by Warner Bros.
Final Thoughts on The Batman’s Film Production Companies
Creating a film as grand as The Batman takes an extraordinary amount of resources and capital. That’s why it pays to have a major Big Five film studio like Warner Bros. involved in such a production.
Now that we are less than one month away(!) from the release of the film, it will be exciting to see if all of 6th & Idaho and Warner Bros. / DC Films’ efforts pay off with a great movie that is successful at the box audience, with critics, and with general audiences.
From the looks of the trailers we have seen so far, The Batman‘s production companies should be highly anticipating and excited for the release of the film in March.
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