Warner Bros. Discovery Will Make HARRY POTTER's Former UK Home The Permanent Base For DC Studios

Warner Bros. Discovery Will Make HARRY POTTER's Former UK Home The Permanent Base For DC Studios Warner Bros. Discovery Will Make HARRY POTTER's Former UK Home The Permanent Base For DC Studios

Warner Bros. Discovery has announced that DC Studios will be based in the UK thanks to plans for a massive expansion to Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, the former home of the Harry Potter franchise...

By JoshWilding - Sep 25, 2023 10:09 AM EST
Filed Under: DC Studios
Source: Variety

Variety reports that Warner Bros. Discovery will give DC Studios its primary production hub at the UK-based film and TV studio, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.

The former home of Harry Potter and the current base for House of the Dragon, this comes as part of a plan to expand the location by 50%, adding 10 new sound stages. Ground won't actually be broken until 2024, with the targeted completion date currently set for 2027. 

It's said that DC Studios co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran will consult with the team leading this expansion to "ensure that their ideas are incorporated" into these newly constructed facilities. 

This is a huge sign of confidence in DC Studios from WBD, though if the DCEU ultimately goes the same way as the DCEU...well, we're sure other uses will be found for all that extra space (there is a new Harry Potter Max series in the works, remember). 

"Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden is globally recognized for its exceptional soundstages and facilities," Warner Bros. Discovery Studios COO Simon Robinson says, "and with this planned expansion adding significant capacity and capabilities, it will be home to even more incredible storytelling for both film and television projects."

"We are proud to not only be growing our productions in Leavesden and making it the main hub for DC Studios, but also to be growing our economic and community contributions to the UK’s creative sector."

That economic growth will include 4,000 new jobs and an increase to the UK economy from the studio by upwards of £200 million.

Gunn shot Guardians of the Galaxy in the UK and will presumably move to the country when DC Studios is fully formed. Movies like Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and The Batman were primarily shot in the country, and we expect to see the DCU populated by a lot of British actors in minor roles!

DC Studios has big plans for the DCU, with characters taking centre stage in movies and TV shows. On the big screen, we're getting Superman: Legacy, The Authority, The Brave and the Bold, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, and Swamp Thing.

As for the small screen, Creature Commandos, Waller, Lanterns, Paradise Lost, and Booster Gold are all in various stages of development. Leavesden is currently home to a Harry Potter museum featuring sets and props...could a DCU one follow down the line? Here's hoping. 

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MaxPaint - 9/25/2023, 10:23 AM
Great, now they can produce more mediocrity at a fast rate.
Origame - 9/25/2023, 10:29 AM
@MaxPaint - care to explain what they've produced? Everything released so far under dc studios was already in production and post production since before Gunn and Safran were even hired.
MaxPaint - 9/25/2023, 10:33 AM
@Origame - I don't have to explain you what WB has produce with the DC brand, you want to act oblivious, you do it.
Origame - 9/25/2023, 10:38 AM
@MaxPaint - ...this is a completely new group of people. You're acting like getting hired by wb gives you the wb hivemind.
MaxPaint - 9/25/2023, 11:32 AM
@Origame - Keep telling yourself that.
Origame - 9/25/2023, 12:19 PM
@MaxPaint - ...who's still there from the dceu time?
dragon316 - 9/25/2023, 2:55 PM
@MaxPaint - marvel has not this year?
MaxPaint - 9/25/2023, 4:07 PM
@dragon316 - I Never said it hasn't, but I care more about DC than Marvel.
Th3Batman - 9/25/2023, 10:28 AM
Does Gunn and that other yahoo seriously think they're going to be around by 2027 ? They'll be gone once Superman Legacy's first week box office numbers are in. With that said, I'm sure Matt Reeves will enjoy the place once he's given the keys to it following the release of The Batman II.
newhire13 - 9/25/2023, 10:43 AM
@Th3Batman - Keep shaking your fist at that cloud
Th3Batman - 9/25/2023, 11:00 AM
@newhire13 - I have no doubt Superman Legacy will be a good movie, it's just not likely to make money due to WB destroying DC's reputation when it comes to movies.
ThorArms - 9/25/2023, 11:54 AM
@Th3Batman - I haven't been a fan of the DCEU the last 10 years. I only saw BvS and Suicide Squad (OG) in the actual theater....I will be there in there opening weekend if Gunn makes a good film.
Forthas - 9/25/2023, 10:35 AM
They are trying to circumvent the requirments of these unions by going overseas for talent. Hollywood is being exported!
AmazingFILMporg - 9/25/2023, 10:40 AM
This isn't a good look.

American workers getting the short end of the stick as usual 🤡
marvel72 - 9/25/2023, 11:01 AM
@AmazingFILMporg -

DocSpock - 9/25/2023, 12:19 PM
@AmazingFILMporg -

That is true.

GeneralZod - 9/25/2023, 1:56 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - "American workers getting the short end of the stick as usual". You sound like this guy:

HulkisHoly - 9/25/2023, 3:49 PM
@GeneralZod -

What if that guy is right? Wouldn’t it be a good thing to sound like him in that case?
GeneralZod - 9/25/2023, 5:05 PM
@HulkisHoly - I didn't say @amazingFILMporg or President Trump is wrong. In fact, I think both are 100% correct!
HulkisHoly - 9/25/2023, 5:16 PM
@GeneralZod -

Oh gotcha. It’s Porg that’ll have a heart attack when he/she realizes they sound like Trump haha
AmazingFILMporg - 9/25/2023, 6:03 PM
@HulkisHoly -

More like Bernie Sanders ya biiiish🤡💁
HulkisHoly - 9/25/2023, 6:26 PM
@AmazingFILMporg -


Sanders hasn’t done anything to bring manufacturing/ jobs back to the US.
AmazingFILMporg - 9/25/2023, 7:24 PM
@HulkisHoly -

Trump was net negative with bring jobs overseas. He outsourced🤡😂🤡🤣
AmazingFILMporg - 9/25/2023, 7:28 PM
@HulkisHoly -


Education is fun🤡

Just because your cult leader says it confidently doesn't make it true.

I bet you believe he gave us the best and most powerful healthcare like he promised, huh?

I bet you believed he built the wall😂🤣
BeNice123 - 9/25/2023, 10:46 AM
And still, even with the best characters/fantasy genres combined, i doubt Warner/Discovery will be triumphant over Disney.
BrainySleep - 9/25/2023, 10:55 AM
" if the DCEU ultimately goes the same way as the DCEU"

yeah I think the DCEU will go the same way as the DCEU
BillyBatson1000 - 9/25/2023, 11:16 AM
With massive bribe-incentives from the most corrupt British government in living memory.
DocSpock - 9/25/2023, 12:18 PM
@BillyBatson1000 -

You got that right Napoleon.

BillyBatson1000 - 9/25/2023, 1:22 PM
@DocSpock - "Vive la French Fry!"
WakandaTech - 9/25/2023, 11:25 AM
How Far have CBM fallen?

I'm old enough to remember when this news would lead to 800 comments on this site

Now it might lead to 50 comments

WakandaTech - 9/25/2023, 11:27 AM
It's no longer

Which CBM will reach a Billion?

The Marvels or Aquaman Lost Kingdom

Now it's which one will be a bigger flop?
MarvelZombie616 - 9/25/2023, 12:34 PM
@WakandaTech - None of the two will reach a billion.

The Marvels will be a big flop and only lead the box office on opening weekend.

Aquamsn will start in december and have no competition till february 14th.
Reeds2Much - 9/25/2023, 11:56 AM
Warner Bros. Discovery Will Make HARRY POTTER's Former UK Home The Permanent Base For DC Studios

Under some stairs hidden from guests?
DocSpock - 9/25/2023, 12:21 PM

They are moving to Londonstan so if the new DCFU sucks, they can blame it on that.

ModHaterSLADE - 9/25/2023, 2:23 PM
Good luck going against Disney. They'll need it.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/25/2023, 2:25 PM
"I'm Batmun."
micvalpro - 9/25/2023, 9:19 PM
Superhero movies are dying. As much as we all love them we know it’s starting to fade.
NinnesMBC - 9/25/2023, 9:57 PM
All I could think of when reading this last week was that they rather spend more money to do this than to pay their writers and actors fairly. And also that WBD maybe isn't THAT in bankrupt or struggling if they can afford a project like this.

Plus that Zaslav's cheap as hell.

Nothing about any of this DCU excites me in the slightiest. Oh well.

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