Funko is still trying to bring its beloved pop characters to the big screen – but possibly smaller than fans first imagined.
While Warner Bros. Animation has reportedly been developing a Funko Pop feature film since September 2019, the company’s new CEO now says the project could potentially become a streaming series.
“If you look at some of the Disney+ content like ‘The Mandalorian’ and these great tentpole streaming shows, I think we’d be happy with either a movie or a streaming show,” said CEO Andrew Perlmutter diversity during an interview at the massive Funko booth in the San Diego Comic-Con exhibit floor during Wednesday’s Preview Night activities. “I don’t think we have a strong preference anymore. I think if you asked us five years ago it would have been a movie, but I’m not so sure that’s the case now.”
When asked specifically about Warner Bros. Animation’s film project, Perlmutter noted that Funko is “in conversations with a lot of different people all the time.”
“There is an overwhelming desire from people to participate in Funko IP, either in TV streaming or movies,” he said. “And we evaluate what the right partnership is. What’s really important to us is that the brand is treated the way we need it to be to ensure it hits all the right notes and delivers the experience we want it to have. And that goes through many different media sources. We’re talking to a lot of different people all the time. So it really comes down to finding the right opportunity whenever that might happen.”
But the Funko boss stressed that the company – which also owns Loungefly and recently acquired Mondo – is “definitely” not ready to announce anything just yet. “I couldn’t give you a timeline so as not to be too stealthy just because we don’t have one.”
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