The purchase of The Birth of a Nation by Fox Searchlight is the largest purchase in the history of the Sundance Film Festival. After standing ovations after the period piece’s viewing, the Oscar buzz for the film garnered a bit of a bidding war. Nate Parker, the writer/director/star of the film rejected a $20 million offer from Netflix and accepted a $17.5 million offer from Fox Searchlight a more independent distribution branch of 20th Century Fox. There are three points of note from this purchase:
The DC animated feature Batman: Bad Blood was action-packed treat with one-line roasts and plot twists. The third installment in the Son of Batman universe starts with Damian Wayne (Robin) in the monastery, Dick Grayson (Nightwing) fighting crime in Bludhaven and Bruce Wayne being Batman until he is believed to be dead by Batwoman who makes her debut. Gotham City is without Batman for more than two weeks, therefore, Nightwing-Batman and Robin protect the city while figuring out what happened to The Dark Knight.