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Chopsaki 10/1/2009 11:23:32 AM

Looking forward to Justice League. Harmon does a good job but you just can't replace Conroy & Brown.  James woods is a great addition. I'll check out The Phantom but won't have much in the way of expectations.

monkeyfoot 10/1/2009 11:32:13 AM

To the guy who said it is reminscent of 'Wanted' I want to know how exactly? Are you talking about him being passed down the mantle of The Phantom? Because that's how the original story goes. Funny - because no where in that video did I see anybody shooting bullets that defy the law of physics.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium

I was just noting that the set-up for the story seemed almost exactly like the beginning of Wanted. An average guy living an average life suddenly has mysterious people show up and tell him he is heir to a secret society dedicated to making the world a better place. He joins up and goes through rigorous training involving gunplay and show an incredible talent for it and begins to go out on his new mission in life.

Other than not having a beautiful woman like Angelina Jolie involved in helping to teach him, this follows the beginning of Wanted pretty closely. I believe in the original comic, Kit Walker already knows he's in line for the Phantom when his father is killed. I'm not saying opening like the Wanted is bad. In fact, that's what got me more interested as I watched. I just want to see how well they develop the story and character.

It's all in the execution.

samson 10/1/2009 2:16:55 PM

That's not Rogen or Chou. It's their stunt doubles.

Phantom looks good. Although, they really need to change the head gear. The bald guy can't act but the rest seems like it could be a cool show. However, I hope they move away from the billionaire industialist arctype wich they seem to be using. Give me some good suuper villains anyday. But all in all, I will give this one a fair shot. After the preview, I'm kind of looking forward to it.

They should have bulked Cheadle up for the role. He's a great actor and I'm sure he'll do a good job, but I just can't get over how small he is. Rhodey should be more physically imposing.

They way I read McTeigue's statment is that he wants to change the character's origin. He wants to "excise" some of the mythology. That is not a good sign. I'd treat him like kryptonite and keep this guy as far away from Superman as humanly possible. I don't think he really understands why the last one didn't work. You can tell a great Superman story without destroying the mythology. The mythology is your friend,  use it. There are so many great villians to choose from, grab one. Hell, do a tthree parter with Doomsday and have Supes bite it at the end of PT 1. Then have the whole "Who will take the place of Superman ..." thing in part two. Complete with Super Boy, Steel, Etc ... . Bring him back at the end of two. Then, have the mother of all ass whoopin' battles for the finale of the third. These films should have an epic quality to them like LOTR. Have great story telling.  By the time you're done with the trilogy, you should feel like you have taken a an inspirational journey (albeit, one with a lot of really cool battles along the way). Remember Superman is an icon. These movies should remind us why. Make it so at the end of the third movie, you understand why it's not just the powers that make him Superman. By the end of that movie the film goer should be uplifted and inspired. However, this must be done in a way that's not heavy handed or syrupy. The audience should understand that beyond the powers and everything else, Superman is the icon he is because Clark Kent/Kal-L will find a way to battle back from even the most horrendous defeat. He will triumph because it is the right thing to do. Not because he is from krypton, not because he is gifted, but because he is a super man. And with a litle effort, we could all be super men.  In this era of uncertainty and corruption all around us, this would really hit a chord with the masses. Make that story. Give people a hero to believe in and look up to and you'll have successful franchise.

Samson

wessmith1966 10/1/2009 9:55:17 PM

 Phantom...STUPID, STUPID, STUPID, STUPID new costume. You've just ruined the whole concept. That's a shame. I WAS looking forward to this. I won't watch it now.

animefanjared 10/2/2009 4:34:47 PM

I can give just about everyone else a chance, but Kevin Conroy's voice is the only one I want to hear coming out of any animated Batman.  Recasting him is like reinventing the wheel; unnecessary and ultimately futile. 

PS - James Woods is gonna rock in this role.

Calibur454 10/4/2009 11:02:18 AM

After a little bit of good thinking I began to realize that if DC really wanted to make a great animated feature film they should do one based of the Dark Knight Returns and stay as truthful to the storyline and art style as possible.

Honestly you guys- who wouldn't want to see batman and superman fight the same way they did in the legendary graphic novel. It would kick major ass!!!!

If you think about it they could do it. I mean they did the superman doomsday storyline as an animated film and that one was okay.

What do you guys think- Chopsaki? Hanso? Anyone? :)  

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