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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice... It's official

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by REDVOLUTION, May 22, 2014.

  1. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Yep... They are fast forwarding(2016) into "Avengers-mode"

    Sequel to Man of Steel = Justice League begins
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  2. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing Zone Supporter

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    That sounds interesting and needed if they want to compete with Marvel/Disney/Sony. DC has a lot of cool characters that need to be brought in and anyway to fast track that would be ideal. Probably won't have the inital appeal as Marvel, but would be a good start. They are only recently able to parlay comic characters into formidable movies so it is time to strike while hot: Dark Knight series, Avengers, Cap2, Thor2, Iron Man, and Man of Steel (opinions vary) etc. but the public is definitely receptive to more of this genre/format.
  3. CashMan

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    I think this is a better start than Marvel. A character like Wonder Woman, can not survive on her own, like Hulk(IMO). The Hulk movies were/are terrible, he needs more than just him in a movie. I will be interested in what they do with Green Lantern. Do they acknowledge the Ryan Reynolds movie?
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  4. PJTHEDOORS

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    Pretty sure a Wonder Woman movie can do well at the box office (survive on her own). She is one of the few women superheroes. That alone would bring in a big draw of female fans.
  5. CashMan

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    How did the attempted Wonder Woman pilot show, work out a few years ago? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Woman_(2011_TV_pilot)
  6. BigStar

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    Let's hope not:D Similar to Cage/Affleck in Ghost Rider & Dare Devil. Just revamping them completely would be the better route. TBH, just started learning more about DC playing the "Injustice: Gods Among Us" video game most recently. Grew up with Marvel and X-Men more specifically. Just a lot of cool characters that I knew little to nothing about (DC) outside of the big dogs. A lot of untapped potential there.
  7. CashMan

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    I love me some Marvel, but I would say the original Batman and Batman Returns did it for me, than any Marvel movie. But, Spiderman 1-2 I liked very much the 3rd was horrible.

    They need to do Ghost Rider, like they did Blade, an R rating, which will not happen. As well as The Punisher.
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  8. BigStar

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    Yes! (R rated) comic movies are sorely lacking and the last one "Sin City" was a mega hit in the box office but obviously not of the Marvel/DC genre. Big time on Punisher (how else could they really do it without an R rating without insulting fans). I even noted to my GF during Cap2 "I guess NO ONE can die in this one" meaning even extras/enemies weren't being killed with regularity as in Cap1. You can only break so many big buildings (cause mass destruction) with physical immunity during battles before it becomes tiresome and stale.

    I also really enjoyed the Michael Keaton Batman with Jack as Joker and DeVito/Pheifer as Penguin and Catwoman. Much darker (but comedic) tone and Gotham was not a NY mirror with Bassinger as a believable Batman love interest. I think Jack's charisma mixed with Leger's intensity would make the perfect Joker but the Dark Knight definitely is #1 for the tension of Joker's domestic terrorism. Very believable and a somewhat more beleivable sociopath. There are millions of actual "Ledger Jokers" scattered throughout the prisons of the world and that is what made him so powerful and believable(in my opinion). Don't like the Spiderman character in general or what he's about, etc. One of the few, I'm not one of those hipster "too cool" types. Just never took to him.
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  9. CowboyGil

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    The 2004 Punisher with Thomas Jane was rated R.
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  10. CashMan

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    I know. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't GREAT. They really dropped the ball, on casting John Travolta, it made no sense.

    Blade 2, I think was R, and it wasn't good.
  11. CashMan

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    Getting down to it, R movies are not where the money is. Disney, has figured it out with The Avengers, and will continue it with Star Wars. But, I think some comic book characters only work, if it is an R rated movie. I mean look at the downfall of the original Batman movie. It became commercialized, and with Batman Forever and Batman and Robin. They were absolute TRASH!
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  12. BigStar

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    I understand that near 100% of Summer Blockbusters are PG-13 but oddly the Oscar Nominated flix are almost universally rated R:confused: Comic flix are guaranteeing they get every dime possible (families). Sometimes the comic based movies seem they are over funded; leading them to stretch the movie a little longer than is need @ times (in my opinion).
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    I was talking about Superhero/Star Trek/Wars kinda stuff. R is a certain market, where as PG/PG13 is a broader market.
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  14. PJTHEDOORS

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    I said movie. No one cared about Iron Man until it came out on the big screen. Captain America too failed attempts on tv in the late 70s. And was an afterthought until the movie revivals.
  15. joseephuss

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    It never aired, so we don't know if the public would have liked it. I'm guessing they wouldn't have enjoyed it. Not because of the character, but because of how they presented the character. People like Batman, but they didn't enjoy Joel Shumacher's presentation of Batman.
  16. BigStar

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    Yeah, that movie was terrible (did forget it was R) bc of the casting of the lead (Jane) and villain (Travolta:rolleyes:). The plot was "blah" and the pacing was terrible; no suspense. The original Blade was great, as was the Matrix and Terminator 2, but those are slightly different genres admittedly.
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  17. cml750

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    Man of Steel was sooooooooo bad I am leary of any sequels.
  18. Teren_Kanan

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    Punisher was a fantastic movie.

    Look up "Punisher Dirty Laundry" on youtube. Thomas Jane and some folks actually made a little independent film bit, sort of like what would be the opening for a sequel to The Punisher. It's really good, and definitely rated R =p
  19. REDVOLUTION

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    Too much cheese.
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