DC Comics on Film

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#476 Post by dx23 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:40 pm

Big Ben wrote:They can most certainly be done for cheaper. Deadpool had such a limited budget they turned it into a self aware gag involving the X-Men Academy. Note, NSFW. Deadpool was made for 58 million and grossed 783 million. They can certainly make these films without a colossal budget and turn in a massive profit.
The first Iron Man also had a modest budget and it made a massive profit. Still, I don't mind huge budgets that provides us with good effects, like Guardians of the Galaxy, as long as the film is good. While I agree that there are several of the Marvel films that are mediocre, like Iron Man 2, Thor 2, and Age of Ultron, most of the other ones are really good films, with some excellent ones like Winter Soldier, GotG 1 & 2 and Doctor Strange.

Hollywood will always be Hollywood and studios will imitate what is successful somewhere else and sometimes prevent from good, original projects coming out, but I've always said, there are good movies, of all genres, still being produced. Directors like Nolan have leveraged themselves into being able to do the films they want by doing superhero films and being successful at it. The same way buddy cop/reckeless cop/big guns action/comedy films dominated the 80's, now we have the era of the comic book film. It translate well from the medium it's sourced and as long as Marvel keeps doing it well, it will continue.
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Re: Comic Books on Film

#477 Post by Big Ben » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:05 pm

I agree with your sentiments for the most part. Hollywood is going to be Hollywood regardless of what anyone posts on this forum. And now that they've made those big bucks they're not going to stop anytime soon (At least Marvel.)

I'm more than willing to admit that I don't consider many of them "great". I think a majority of them are simple popcorn flicks that are worth their run-time if you're out on a date or with the kids. Aside from Logan (Which I really liked) I don't think I've seen a single one of these films that I legitimately thought was particularly interesting to me in the long term on any level. In fact in the time since this craze started I really only consider Logan and The Dark Knight to something that's really stuck in my brain.

I do however see one very interesting prospect for them and that's minority representation. Black Panther is going to be a big deal for my black friends and that cultural milestone is important. It's important to remember that superheroes are really popular with kids and in this current political climate (At least here in the US) having a black hero up on screen is really great for them.


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#481 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:01 pm

The latest unlikely director for a superhero project: Cathy Yan, whose sole feature to date is the Jia Zhangke-produced black comedy Dead Pigs, is being tapped to direct Birds of Prey.

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#483 Post by domino harvey » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:35 pm

I'm sure WB cut Spielberg the biggest sweetheart deal in history, because this is exactly what they need to right the DC brand

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#484 Post by Ribs » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:51 pm

It's not really a superhero project, though: they're basically just fun war stories, set during the war. Assuming there's no modern twist, there's probably a strong stylistic overlap with the 1940s serial vibe of Indiana Jones that they're looking to draw on.

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#485 Post by dx23 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:21 pm

I wonder if they will include Sgt. Rock or Enemy Ace on the Blackhawk film. The concept is pretty good and Spielberg should be able to make it a fun film. I imagine it will tie somehow to Steve Trevor from the Wonder Woman film. That character is too popular not use again. I also wonder if they would start looking at properties like Justice Society, who are also from that WWII era.

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#487 Post by Luke M » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:03 pm

Wonder Woman fighting for Reagan against evil Russians sounds tailor made for #Resistance types

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#488 Post by Big Ben » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:38 pm

1984 has significance outside the Cold War. I imagine the setting is more than just "Lol Reagan".

At least I hope so.

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#489 Post by Ribs » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:29 pm

The movie’s being shot in DC for six weeks, though, so there probably will be some element of that

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#490 Post by dx23 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:05 pm

Rumor going around that the next Batman film will be a reboot without Affleck. I'm not surprised by this since the last vestige of the Snyder era, Geoff Johns, has been moved out of the CCO of the company and demoted to a producer position and will help write "Green Lantern Corps". Everyone outside of WB and DC Comics could see that the Snyder/Johns films were not going to work. I just hope that they still continue with Gadot as Wonder Woman and Cavill as Superman. Every other character, should be recast and hopefully, the new group in charge starts using the actual source material instead of making a hodgepodge of different sources to make a movie.

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#491 Post by knives » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:50 pm

I thought Affleck was pretty good as an older Batman even as he was never placed in a good movie.


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#493 Post by Luke M » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:59 pm

That’s certainly one way to undermine a successful movie.

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#494 Post by black&huge » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:19 pm

Wow. I had to click the tweet to know who that was. I thought it was Justin Theroux or Dermot Mulroney at first. Also.... why?

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#495 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:22 pm

He really does look like Dermot Mulroney in that pic!

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#496 Post by Werewolf by Night » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:31 pm

black&huge wrote:Also.... why?
Why not? Who in 2018 expects comic book movie characters to stay dead?

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#497 Post by Big Ben » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:34 pm

Werewolf by Night wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:31 pm
black&huge wrote:Also.... why?
Why not? Who in 2018 expects comic book movie characters to stay dead?
Said character was brought back just to spite this forum. Patty Jenkins confirmed it.

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#498 Post by Luke M » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:48 pm

Up until Infinity War I don’t think any Marvel characters came back from the dead?

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#499 Post by Ribs » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:57 pm

It's really not a spoiler, considering he's one of the main characters of this movie and will be all over the marketing, hence his being revealed the first day of filming. I think it's delightful: the approach for these movies should just be one at a time, thinking how to follow on the story logically from what came before and tell a complete story. Wonder Woman's great success, I think, was its ultimate standalone nature: it is a complete story, with a beginning, middle, and end, and had it failed and no further films were made it still would succeed on that front as this one will too. And, naturally, I don't think this detracts at all from the ending of the film, considering we know that Pine still isn't running around in the present day judging on the first movie's framing device. I see absolutely no reason why this film can't be a Spider-Man 2 to the first's assured Spider-Man and build on everything good about it with a real confidence. I don't think you *can* make a sequel to the first movie without bringing him back, anyway. It does make it extremely derivative of the other comic book Steve who went down in a plane during wartime played by a Chris, though.

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#500 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:58 am

That top image already has me sold, and I haven't even seen the first film yet.

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