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millean 7/24/2012 2:27:57 PM

I still say that they should do a Wonder Woman movie, then have World's finest movie with Bats & Supes.    Have a cameo at the end by Wonder Woman. Then that could be the lead in to a Justice League film.

 

But yes, DC needs a cohesive vision and a shared universe.  Without that, it will not be nearly as successful as the Marvel movies.  (Granted, it could be successful, but not AS succesful).

BunyonSnipe 7/24/2012 2:29:39 PM

I LOVE the World's Finest idea though, why not use THAT to reboot the Bat and lead into a TV series?

:P

InnerSanctum 7/24/2012 2:30:00 PM

 One word.  Aquaman.  Yeah, lame in the comics, but he would be one hell of a film adaptation.

My second choice would be Flash.  And, "yeah", I think that if you make it they will come.  

millean 7/24/2012 2:32:43 PM

Looks like Jacen & I have the same game plan, more or less.

It would be a step in the right direction to find out more about DC's planned WW movie... something other than "we're going to make it one of these days..."

karas1 7/24/2012 3:01:17 PM

You don't have to have a big name character.  Who was familliar with Iron Man before the movie came out?  People went to see it because it was a fantastic film.  Robert Downey Jr. nailed the role and the script was good.  The direction was good.  It was a high quality film.

By contrast, Green Lantern had a mediocre script.  Reynolds wasn't terrible, but his Hal Jordan came off as a spoiled frat boy, not particurlarly sympathetic.  He had a fantastic job, a beautiful, intelligent girlfriend and all he did was whine about his self esteem issues.  A movie about the Green Lantern Corps could have been glorious.  But they went with a human supervillian with daddy issues.  Boring!

Get a good script and a good actor and a good director and it doesn't matter what character you showcase.  Use Dr Fate or Hawkwoman or Black Lightning.  They were talking about a Metal Men film.  It doesn't matter, just make a GOOD movie and people will go see it.  If they never heard of Booster Gold before they went to the movie, they'll know who he is afterwards.

FerretJohn 7/24/2012 4:43:15 PM

Karas - good point, bad example. Who was familiar with Iron Man before the movie came out? Pretty much everyone who's ever picked up a Marvel Comic. He's always been one of Marvels heaviest hitters. A better example probably would've been Blade, a C-Lister used exclusively in the old Tomb of Dracula comics until Wesley Snipes made him the John Shaft of the super-vampire genre.

Lesser characters are a great sourse for new talent though, especially on the TV. Human Target for example was a great show, I'm still miffed that they cancelled it. So was Birds of Prey. Right now I could see them making a TV series based on Deadman that could work, perhaps Nightwing (the former boy-wonder just now cutting ties with Batman and striking out on his own) or maybe even a live-action version of Static Shock (starring Jaden Smith)

On a similar note, now that I think of it, it would also be fun to see a movie version of the 1950s Avengers, fighting communist villains and McCarthyism.

 

DarthDestructicus0793 7/24/2012 5:21:42 PM

As good as Christopher Nolan's Batman's were, they weren't the end-all, be-all fo rDC.  There was a potential for DC to build on the momentum that Nolan's previous two Batman movies provided.  I'm sure tha the same probably holds true for TDKR (I haven't seen it yet).  But the problem starts and ends with a movie house that doesn't know or respect the original comic material.  WB is all about entertainment on a grand scale.  What DC needs is a movie house that is focused solely on making good movies. Crossing the movie products over with television and direct-to-video isn't necessary.  Marvel proved that to us with the lead up from IM up to The Avengers.  It takes a vision and a leader that can keep the coherentness of the vision alive through the movies.  I think DC would actually come out as losers if they copied Marvel's formula tit-for-tat. What they need to take from this is the commitment and determination to create a shared universe.  Nolan actually didn't respect the whole idea of a shared universe because as you stated in your article Rob, Nolan has no prior experience with comics.  Nolan was too busy trying to create a movie about A MAN who usedhis wealth to make a difference.  The irony is that in the movie, Bruce Wayne wanted to create an ideal.  Nolan failed to realize that Batman is more than just a man in a suit; he is an ideal.  He is bigger than just a man; he is a force for justice. 

I think that with the reboot of GL coming and since we still have about 12 months until the release of The Man of Steel, there is still time for DC to move toward a shared universe and the creation of movies that are truly worth seeing!! #JMHO

vagabondster 7/24/2012 6:44:52 PM

 I think a combo of usibg tv and movies might actually work best for Dc. they have more presence there in smallville and now Arrow. arrow seems to be more mature so you could start slow there maybe bring in flash or GL in season 2 etc

vagabondster 7/24/2012 6:46:06 PM

 I think a combo of usibg tv and movies might actually work best for Dc. they have more presence there in smallville and now Arrow. arrow seems to be more mature so you could start slow there maybe bring in flash or GL in season 2 etc

karas1 7/24/2012 7:33:19 PM

FerretJohn, Marvel fans would know who Iron Man is.  But the vast majority of the people who saw that movie were not comics fans.  They might be familliar with Captain America and the Hulk but Iron Man probably wasn't on their radar. 

They went to the movie because they heard it was good.  Not because they had any special regard for Iron Man.

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