According to Variety, Legendary Entertainment wants to sue Warner Bros. for the decision to release next year’s films simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters.
The fact is that Legendary has funded a significant part of the budget of “Dune” and “Godzilla vs. Kong”, and a one-time release on two sites will affect profits. Allegedly, WB did not even say how exactly it will beat the release of films in its online service. In addition, WB is rumored to have refused to sell the rights to “Godzilla vs. Kong” to Netflix for $ 250 million on a $ 160 million film budget.
Variety claims Legendary is actively negotiating with its abuser. One of the possible options is that WB will return all the money and, possibly, some penalties. If all else fails, the parties will go to court.
Even Dune director Denis Villeneuve is rumored to be unhappy with WB’s actions.