Warner Bros. Discovery Boss Calls Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League's Release 'Disappointing'

Warner Bros. Discovery Boss Calls Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League's Release 'Disappointing'

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav said Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League’s release was “disappointing” for the company. He said this during Warner Bros. Discovery’s Q1 financial results call, noting its games revenue declined a lot compared to last year, as reported by IGN

After Zaslav called the game disappointing, Warner Bros. Discovery chief financial officer Gunnar Wiedenfels added, “Starting with studios, the $400 million-plus year-over-year decline during Q1 was primarily due to the very tough [competition] we faced in games against the success of Hogwarts Legacy last year in the first quarter, in conjunction with the disappointing Suicide Squad release this past quarter, which we impaired, leading to a $200 million impact to EBITDA [earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization] during the first quarter.” 

That’s a lot of money lost, and given the state of the games industry this year, it’s hard not to worry about the status of Rocksteady post-Suicide Squad. With studios closing left and right, and more than 10,000 employees laid off this year in the games industry, it wouldn’t be surprising (however heartbreaking) to see Rocksteady go through job cuts. Here’s hoping they don’t. 

[Source: IGN]

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