Warner Bros. Gains Former Fox Exec That Helped Revive X-MEN Franchise

Warner Bros. Gains Former Fox Exec That Helped Revive X-MEN Franchise

The former Fox executive who helped revive the X-Men franchise with X-Men: First Class has now jumped to the competition and has a big job ahead of him. Take the jump to check out the details!


A Former 20th Century Fox executive has joined the senior production ranks of Warner Bros. Drew Crevello, the man who helped re-launch the X-Men franchise with X-Men: First Class, is now Warner Bros. senior VP of Production. Crevello will be tasked with overseeing many different films in every stage of development and production, working closely with director, writers and producers. 

"Drew has a long history of developing and guiding character-driven films of every genre, which makes him a great fit for our team. He's strategic, exceptionally bright and knows firsthand the challenges and rewards of the creative process" said Greg Silverman, president of Warner Bros. production. 

So what do you guys think? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Nick56 - 6/1/2014, 2:41 PM
Thats good I guess
Enphlieuwince - 6/1/2014, 2:43 PM
Wow, this is huge. Good for DC (I hope. Does he know comics?) Doesn't give us what to expect with his ability to create a cohesive continuity however.
DanteSparda - 6/1/2014, 2:43 PM
Excelent move!! They need all the help they can to face the 2 great colossus that are Marvel Studios and Fox in the CBMs territory.

Also this means they're now giving a fück, unlike when they tried to make a Green Lantern movie. The best of luck to them.
McNyagano - 6/1/2014, 2:44 PM
Good news:)
Mike89 - 6/1/2014, 2:45 PM
Good. I hope he can help right the ship.
ezio619 - 6/1/2014, 2:46 PM
XF14 - 6/1/2014, 2:46 PM
Cool beans
ezio619 - 6/1/2014, 2:46 PM
i hope they mae a green lantern reboot down the line cause while i dont hate the green lantern movie,its not good, its bad outweighs its very few goods
Mrcool210 - 6/1/2014, 2:47 PM
Good, very good. Some good things can come, Maybe even BM VS SM will be even better then it would have been. Consider me excited.
Jcool - 6/1/2014, 2:50 PM
I'm going to guess he had very little to do with relaunching the X-men movies. Everything i saw it was Bryan Singer and Lauren Shuler Donner that revived it. People seem to be reading a lot into this just because he has some involvement on X-men First Class. They also say he oversaw Knight and Day, so lets not act like this is some genius hire.
Jollem - 6/1/2014, 2:51 PM

Knightrider - 6/1/2014, 2:51 PM
@BatFleck He kind already has, the script has been written be the Academy Award winning writer of Argo. BvS is much Avengers where Zak Penn came in, but script was redone, but Zak retained a credit.
DeusExSponge - 6/1/2014, 2:51 PM
Good... Good...
MrFridayNights - 6/1/2014, 2:52 PM
That is great we can finally have Flash,Wonder Woman and Green Lantern films.
BlackIceJoe - 6/1/2014, 2:53 PM
This is great news for WB & DC. Hopefully he can help WB set up their DC Cinematic Universe. Even better would be if WB gave DC their own movie studio. They could call it DC Entertainment Studios or something like that.
Highflyer - 6/1/2014, 2:56 PM
Ooooooooh boy.
DaVinci31 - 6/1/2014, 2:56 PM
Brainiac13 - 6/1/2014, 2:57 PM
Crevello was a vp production at Fox, where he helped re-launch the X-Men franchise with X-Men: First Class and oversaw Knight and Day with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, among other films. Before that, Crevello ran his own production company, which had a first-look deal at Mandate, where he had also served as vp production. Crevello was earlier a creative executive at Universal Pictures, where he worked on such films as Friday Night Lights and Jarhead.

Crevello began his career as a mergers and acquisitions attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. He has been a full-time writer for the past two years.
DEVLIN712 - 6/1/2014, 2:58 PM
First Class + Snyder = Brilliant
DEVLIN712 - 6/1/2014, 2:59 PM
Writing duties?! What could it be?
DaVinci31 - 6/1/2014, 2:59 PM
He has an encyclopedic knowledge of comic books and will fit right into the WB tentpole universe.

DaVinci31 - 6/1/2014, 3:00 PM
The article over at Batman-News is a bit better.

MrBlackJack - 6/1/2014, 3:01 PM
"Crevello will be tasked with overseeing many different films in every stage of development and production, working closely with director, writers and producers."

Damn, WB is shaping up. They got a guy that is determined to bring as many DC to the big screen as possible in Tsugihara (CEO), a great creative team on their two biggest films (Affleck, Snyder, and Terrio on BvS and JL), and now they have the final piece, the piece that connects them together. Tsugihara is broad picture, Crevello is the one to connect each film, and the trio on the smaller side of the spectrum.
ezio619 - 6/1/2014, 3:01 PM
u know the day..i hope for the day in which FOX, SONY, MARVEL STUDIOS AND DC/WB are all making great superhero films...ah..what an age that would be
KINGPEN266 - 6/1/2014, 3:02 PM
LEEE777 - 6/1/2014, 3:03 PM

Note - we don't need a GREEN LANTERN reboot - just make a better sequel, don't even have to have HAL in in, use JOHN...

No way we wanna lose Strong as SINESTRO!

JoJo1982 - 6/1/2014, 3:03 PM
Wow this is same damn good news!!!!

Now DC can get back on track
Klone - 6/1/2014, 3:03 PM
Looks like WB are finally branching outside of Snyder and Goyer (thank Goodness about the Goyer part). Hm... who else...
LEEE777 - 6/1/2014, 3:04 PM
in it* :p
write33 - 6/1/2014, 3:04 PM
whoo hoo! is it too late for him to influence Batman vs. Superman?!?! I would imagine so, but I wonder how he'll assist with projects like the JLA movie and others yet unannounced.
mmadadamm - 6/1/2014, 3:04 PM
but what does this mean for Fox?
DeusExSponge - 6/1/2014, 3:04 PM
The Age of CBM! Let's hope it doesn't die a horrible death any time soon.
MrBlackJack - 6/1/2014, 3:04 PM
Here's what some are saying about the pick up over at Deadline:

"One of THE best executives I’ve ever worked for in any context. He knows how to talk to creatives and advocate for them without ever forgetting his first duty is to shepherd projects through a process. Smart, organized, detail oriented and specific with his notes in all the best ways. WB are going to look like geniuses for putting him on their team."

"Having been in the trenches with him more than once, Drew is the rare exec who feels like a realy ally to writers in the filmmaking process. I’m thrilled to see him turning up at Warner Bros. and can’t wait to see what projects he gets up and running there."

"This is a huge score for WB. Drew has long been one of the best executives in town. One of the only people who truly understands production and how to work with the talent. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of comic books and will fit right into the WB tentpole universe. This is good for everyone!"

"The single best note giver i’ve ever dealt with. So smart. LOVE his taste. WB is lucky to have him."

So, I think it's safe to say this is an amazing deal.
BlindJustice - 6/1/2014, 3:05 PM
Why does this story sound like some sports team picking up a top-rated free agent? No offense to the die hard DC fans on here, but... WB/DC needs all the help they can get! The next decade should be quite interesting.
UltimateHunt - 6/1/2014, 3:05 PM
Good Move WB, now you have my curiosity,
Super12 - 6/1/2014, 3:05 PM
@ezio that day is almost here my friend. We are living in the golden age of comic book movies. All hail Nolan/Whedon/Fiege/Snyder!!
MrBlackJack - 6/1/2014, 3:05 PM
And I guess it's also safe to say we're looking at WB's Fiege.

JorL5150 - 6/1/2014, 3:06 PM
Well this is cool
UltimateHunt - 6/1/2014, 3:06 PM
U killed it with snyder, but agree
Brainiac13 - 6/1/2014, 3:07 PM

Probably a Novel.......in his spare time.
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