In the latest NFT news, DC Comics is launching a new NFT collection to bring Batman into NFT space.
Although the entertainment company only teased the new project on Twitter this Sunday, a report from Variety claims the upcoming DC Bat Cowls collection will consist of 200,000 unique NFTs based on the Dark Knight’s myriad of iconic headgear over the years.
The price per NFT will be $300 – which would make a total of $60 million if the collection is sold out.
Holding the NFTs gives collectors access to a dedicated fan forum, exclusive merch, select fan events, advance access to DC NFT collections, and physical collectibles. It also unlocks a 2+ year roadmap leading to the integration of the NFTs into the metaverse. And in a creative twist that fans should enjoy, the collection will be written into future DC comics stories.
DC’s Bat Cowl Collection will be available on April 26 and holders of DC FanDome NFTs will have access to an exclusive presale. Visit DC’s NFT Marketplace to learn more about the Bat Cowl Collection and how to buy an NFT.
Media companies investing heavily in NFTs and the Metaverse
DC Comics, part of Warner Bros. Entertainment, is far from the only media company to dive into the NFT space. This year we have seen a large number of brands, companies, celebrities and even countries get involved in NFTs – and media and entertainment companies seem to be leading the way.
In recent news, Disney has filed for metaverse-related trademarks, suggesting they may have plans for their own metaverse in the works. And Marvel Entertainment, Warner Bros.’ competitor, has dropped several successful NFT collections in the past twelve months.
Earlier this year, AMC Theaters also announced a partnership with Sony Pictures for an NFT drop for “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” But perhaps even more exciting, especially for meme coin enthusiasts, the theater chain giant also announced that it would accept DogeCoin and Shiba Inu cryptocurrencies for theater tickets.
Because NFTs enable scarcity to be created with digital assets, they provide new and exciting ways for fans to interact with their favorite characters and movies. And since companies like Warner Bros. already have a long list of characters and content to draw from, the nascent technology seems to be a perfect fit for them.
We’ll be monitoring DC’s Bat Cowls Collection in April to see if it’s sold out.