Uh... You guys who are going "HURR Y U NO BUY DVD PLAYER"... You do realize your PC, your 360, your PS3 and your PS2 all play them right? I don't see any reason at all to blow $100 on a dedicated one. As for @RJay_64: Nintendo doesn't have a license for it or some shit which is why the Wii doesn't play them, so I'd be surprised if the Wii U does. I don't care though, because I have a PC with a DVD reader.
The Dark Knight wasn't a massive failure though? Isn't it like one of the highest grossing films of all time? And I'd imagine he could take a pretty large cut since he's a pretty big name. I also guess Activision have a fair amount of money to blow on ridiculous shit