Netflix VP Says Streamer Is Still Looking For Its Own ‘Star Wars’

Netflix is ​​reportedly still interested in creating a multimedia franchise similar to the Star Wars franchises from Disney and Warner Bros. Wizarding World.

Netflix still wants its own version of star wars.

According Reutersthe streaming service hopes to grow brands like star wars which can “cross film, television, games and consumer products”. Netflix executives said the company plans to continually return to characters and universes from some of the streamer’s biggest shows and movies. “We want to have our version of star wars or our version of Harry Potterand we’re working really hard to build that,” said Netflix VP Matthew Thunell, who is credited with the discovery. stranger things. “But these are not built overnight.”

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stranger things has been a successful and consistent performer for Netflix since the sci-fi horror series premiered in July 2016. The streamer reportedly intends to give “at least a dozen shows and movies the stranger things treatment” in hopes of producing similar results. Some series that have been considered as potential franchises for Netflix include the Spanish series Money Heist, which has already been remade in Korean and has a spin-off in the works; the drama of the Regency period Bridgerton, which has already been renewed for seasons 3 and 4 and has a prequel series in development; south korean drama squid game, which recently received the official green light for Season 2; and the witcherwhich has already released a companion animated film and has a live-action prequel series in post-production and slated for release in 2022.

Netflix’s movie studio has several budding franchises

Netflix’s film studio, which opened in 2017, has produced several films that are considered franchisors. 2020s Enola Holmesfeaturing stranger things“Millie Bobby Brown and the witcherby Henry Cavill, became one of the most-watched Netflix original films upon its release. A sequel is set to premiere on the streaming service in 2022. Netflix also has two Knives out sequels in development with the first, titled Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads, should be released before the end of the year. Sequels to popular Netflix original movies like Extraction and The old guard are also in production alongside new projects implemented in the company army of the dead and The gray man universe.

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Netflix also has the option of developing spinoffs and sequels to Zack Snyder’s two-part film. rebel moonoriginally offered to Lucasfilm as a potential star wars film. Snyder previously revealed that he plans to shoot rebel moon in a broad franchise similar to his own army of the dead series. “I hope it also becomes massive intellectual property and a universe that can be built,” Snyder said in July 2021. “I’ve spent the last two or three years building this universe. Every corner has to be painted in .I’ve been drawing, constantly drawing and really cultivating its fertile ground to make this world fully realized.” rebel moon doesn’t have a release date yet, but it will stream on Netflix.

Source: Reuters

Kimberly B. Nguyen