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MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 7/24/2012 7:47:11 AM

Just because you don't want to see Ant-man doesn't mean that you speak for anybody else.

MrEt 7/24/2012 8:11:15 AM

I agree that Wonder Woman is likely the most needed film to lead into a JLA movie, I'm less inclinded to have it be like Captain America, I say let it be more like a cross btween Thor and Batman begins, keep her in Amazon, play with a tragedy or villian there that gets her to leave.

Let's hope that with having to sit thru Sup's origin story again they at least throw us a bone and have a credits cameo of another character, or meeting a non important character and having themselves introduce themselves to superman as the secret identity of someone well known in DC, like hi I'm Guy Gardner  (lets face it Hal Jordan may be dead after that last movie)

Someday we will have a JLA movie let us just hope that we never have to suffer the wonder twins, On that note who should the villian be? I'm a big fan of a single villian so for now my vote would be Doomsday, why not just launch with the death of Superman???

jedibanner 7/24/2012 8:13:19 AM

I do see DC failing to get their whole universe in one cohesive environment that can be showned in movies but eventually they will have to.

My biggest issue is that I don't think passed the big three (supe, WW, Batman), other movies will not fair as well as these ones.

Now their biggest character (Batman...in movies...let's face it, people love Batman way more the Superman now because of Nolan's movies) will need to e rebooted...again.

That means new actor, new franchise...new director...With Superman now coming out in some months, they will most likelly not include him in the DC workd of Batman or WW therefore...another missed opportunities.

and I do agree 100%, I don't see many people lining up for a Martian Manhunter or a Flash movie or even Green Arrow so...other then the big 3, what does DC has?

The only positive thing they have is to reboot Green Lantern from Scratch after the fiasco that it was because let's face it....imagine Reynolds and other in the same group...not funny, not good, total failure.

And even Wonder Woman...sure many comic fans will go see that but will the average people go? You think many care for WW right now?

The DC characters aren't as well knowned as the MArvel ones...other then the big three and like i'm saying WW is the least knowned in the normal populace. Most have forgotten the TV series already so, I'm glad I ain't a DC fan because that way I know I won't get disapointed again and again.

jsmulligan 7/24/2012 8:29:37 AM

  I don't know that Green Lantern needs to be rebooted. Yes, the movie had some issues, but it built some ground that could be built on. At most, maybe a "soft" reboot like The Incedible Hulk where some things are changed, but we don't have to sit through the whole origin again.

Superman/Batman would be a great place to start. I liked that teaser idea that theduck threw out there.  If DC has their plans for the next Batman further along than we think, maybe they could even add a tag to the end of Man of Steel where we see Supes fly home, walk inside, change back to Clark, and pan the camera to see a familiar figure in a cape and cowl out on the balcony.

Roqueja 7/24/2012 8:37:34 AM

I think that DC should tackle it from a different angle.  Do a Suicide Squad or Secret Six movie.  Have the villians of the DCU in the forefront, and the cameos and references fall into place from their characters.  DC has some amazing villans, and they could hold a cast centric movie together if written well.  It would take care of many of the problems and questions of a shared universe in one movie, while opening threads for many of the stand alone projects to come.

monkeyfoot 7/24/2012 8:50:19 AM

Excellent article, Rob, and everybody makes good points.

My 2 cents:

1) Cohesive Vision, yes! Any comic fan can see this and if I had any say it would be Paul Dini in that position. He is a creative and producer who has worked with the characters for years and dealt with the corporate. Warners/DC would have to give him free rein like Feige on Marvel.

2) A Superman/Batman movie is a great logical step. Now that the wonderful Nolan Bats movie trilogy is finished they can slightly revamp the movie interpretation of the character to make him fit into a shared universe. It would not have worked on Nolan's films. Superpowered caped aliens and Amazonian princesses did not fit in his vision anymore than than having Roger Rabbit be the serial killer in Se7en. 

There is no need to re-tell his origin. The basics should be fresh enough in the audience's mind if done in the next few years. It would just be Wayne as the Dark Knight doing his thing with different main actor and supporting roles, different production design, etc. This will clue an audience that this isn't exactly like the NolanBatverse. We'll get to meet the new Batman just as he meets for the first time recently re-intro'd Kryptonian.

Which brings up the final...

3) Everything depends on The Man of Steel being successful. If a new vision of Superman is financially and critically successful DC can build a whole new movieverse around him.He is not only the flagship for the company he is one of the most recognized fictional characters in the world. Director Zack Snyder hopefully has come up with a vision for the character that today's audience will embrace. If not, its just another comic book movie failure for them. The only way they could possibly recover after that would be to pin hopes on a revamped post-Nolan Batman.

DarthBob 7/24/2012 9:17:24 AM

@Jaw I wasn't speaking for anyone else asshat which is why I prefaced my statement with "I'm not seeing..." Also, learn to read because no where did I state that I don't want to see an Ant Man movie, just that I'm not seeing the concept at this point. Do you have anything to contribute to the topic or are you just here acting like a troll as usual?

redvector 7/24/2012 10:31:03 AM

I'd see an Ant Man movie but not sold on Edgar Wright as the director. But you'll note that of the phase 2 Marvel movies that's the only one without a release date. So it's still possible that they may decide to not do an Ant Man movie after all.

shac2846 7/24/2012 10:59:07 AM

DarthBob TDKR was a huge step backwards for WB/DC????? It's likely going to raise their stock price this  year and the fans seemed to like it other than the "there isn't enough fantasy" crowd. 

DarthBob 7/24/2012 12:33:16 PM

@shac2846 - Just because a movie makes money doesn't mean it's good; SW Ep1, any of the Pirates OTC, Transformers, etc.  TDKR is downright awful; it doesn't even come close to living up to the hype.  Additionally, it did absolutely nothing to build a common DC universe.  So yes it is a huge step backwards.

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