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Warner Bros. assuming total control of DC Comics

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Warner Bros. (which, along with EW, is owned by Time Warner) is taking over complete control of DC Comics. In a development first reported by Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood Daily, the studio is restructuring the comics giant into a division called DC Entertainment, which will be overseen by executive Diane Nelson, who wrote this announcement of the news on dccomics.com. Current DC president and publisher Paul Levitz will transition into a role as a consultant to the new division. Though the move comes after Disney’s announcement of its acquisition of Marvel, it’s said to have been long in the planning stages. Popular DC characters include Superman, Batman, and The Green Lantern.

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