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Can Netflix create the next James Bond?

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It’s all about franchises.
  • Adam Epstein
By Adam Epstein

Entertainment reporter

Netflix is being exceedingly transparent about its desire to make the next big cinematic universe.

“We’re definitely focused on creating franchises,” co-CEO Reed Hastings said on a call with investors last week.

Not long after that call, Deadline reported Netflix is throwing $200 million at a blockbuster action thriller starring A-list actors Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling, to be directed by Avengers: Endgame duo Joe and Anthony Russo. “The idea is to create a franchise and build out a whole universe,” Joe Russo told Deadline.

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