Movies/TV's 3R’s 06.19.12: The Amazing Spider-Man, Game of Thrones, Ninja Turtles, Lindsay Lohan, More
Posted by Porfirio Diaz on 06.19.2012
From the Amazing Spider-Man full scene clip, new Dark Knight Rises TV spot, and Game of Thrones’ controversial scene to Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles pushed back, the misadventures of Lindsay Lohan, and more, 411's Porfirio Diaz breaks down the Right, wRong, and Ridiculous from the week in Movies/TV!
Welcome to Week 155 of The 3 R's for the Movie/TV world.
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Oh hai full scene from The Amazing Spider-Man:I'm not going to lie – if I had superpowers I'll be a straight forward snarky Spider-jerk too. Not like that other guy. That other Spider-Man guy. Always angry, always serious. This new one could light up a room in all the par-tays.
For an international flavor, here is the TV spot from Hong Kong – new footage, more action, none of the snark.
And hai new Dark Knight Rises TV spot: Just to let you know that should a Monday TV clip about either The Amazing Spider-Man or Dark Knight Rises show up, it'll be on here. Not because I want to show off but because it'll make the early part of your week suck that much less.
Shell shocked: Paramount turns Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles into turtle soup… for now: One upon a time Michael Bay dreamt a dream of making the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie where the turtles were "edgy, lovable aliens". But Paramount is sort of on this little kick where their extreme plan to make money is to delay movies rather than release them on time. So far it hasn't worked out. This marks the third delay on Paramount's front after G.I. Joe was pushed back to March 2012 and the ridiculously expensiveWorld War Z ‘til January 2013.
Paramount Pictures has shut down a planned reboot of the Ninja Turtles franchise, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The effects-heavy film, which was in preproduction in Vancouver, was set for release in December 2013. That date is being pushed to May 2014, according to sources.
The issue is said to be the script. Paramount has delayed several big movies from this year to 2013, including G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Brad Pitt's World War Z, leaving it with a spotty pipeline for the current year. Now it has halted work on its planned holiday movie for 2013, temporarily laying off preproduction staff and informing those prepping the film that the work stoppage is "indefinite," according to sources. Another source close to the production says the movie has been pushed by ten weeks. - The Hollywood Reporter
Will it be off for good? Sadly no, we can only hope it can never bother us again for a long time. Maybe this will give Michael Bay the pleasure to go Leeroy Jenkins on Transformer 4 and forget about this whole turtle alien bro dealie. However I will be right back on the Baywagon should he revisit the issue but this time the whole cast is cats.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but with cats. Daddy likes.
Conan sends 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer to Wiener's Circle, makes for eight fantastic minutes of television: Conan O'Brien was on location in Chicago and decided it would be fun to send 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer to Wiener's Circle. What's Wiener's Circle you ask? It's a Chicago hot dog stand – nothing special right? Except the place is infamous for the way its employees rudely scold at customers. Not scold, SCOLD. Yes, in big cap letters.
Rather than explaining things further, just watch this 8-minute video. You won't regret it.
Good news, everyone: Futurama… is back!: And not a moment too soon. Futurama will make its triumphant return this Wednesday 10PM on Comedy Central with a one-hour premiere. The seventh season will start with the episode titled "The Bots and the Bees". According to the Infosphere, "Bender's son Ben is born - however, due to his mother not having arms, he lacks his father's talent in bending. After drinking too much Slurm Loco, Fry starts glowing." (Special guest Wanda Sykes)
The second episode "A Farewell to Arms" will air afterwards: "The crew discovers a Martian calendar predicting that the world is going to end in 3012. Indeed, typical end-of-the-world things begin happening. Because electrical power has ceased to exist on Earth, Zapp and Kif have to use a pyramid spaceship left on the planet by the ancient Martians that runs on snakes." Just for fun, next week's third episode is about Leele becoming "a campaign manager for a presidential candidate whose birth certificate is missing." Ahhhhhhh yeah, it's gonna be fun on the bun.
Adorable Emma Watson staying away from blockbuster franchises for a cute while: Emma Watson is best known for her role as Hernione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise and for being increasingly adorable and attractive and other nice things. When asked if she would do another blockbuster franchise, this is what she said:
What sort of movie roles are you drawn to? Would you do another blockbuster franchise?
Emma: I am definitely staying away from blockbuster franchises for a while! In terms of the type of parts I am drawn to, I need to be interested in the role, and who I would be working with. The director's vision is key. Sometimes what's on the page isn't always representative of what a piece can ultimately become and a great director can take a good script to another level and make it incredible. - Emma Waton's Official Website
See. Emma sounds like a nice stand-up individual. She's a normal person just like you and me except for the globs of money and the notoriety of being a typecast film actor for the reminder of her career (maybe). And she does pole dancing for sport! How can you not like this enthusiastic flower?
Emma is not going to starve anytime soon so more power to her in picking what she wants to do with the rest of her career. And now for what you all came to see:
MLB's 22nd Perfect Game belongs to San Francisco Giants uberstud Matt Cain: Those who know me as the San Francisco Giants fan that I am should not be shocked to find me posting about Matt Cain's perfect game – the first in Giants history, the second this season (White Sox pitcher Phil Humber achieved this feat vs. the Mariners), and the 22nd in official baseball history. It was an impressive 14-strikeout performance that I narrowly missed if not for the heroic personal tweet from Ben Piper, also Giants fan, who informed me of the historic feat in the making. I was able to catch the last four outs in time and rejoiced in celebration a few seconds after the final pitch was made.
I watched the full game replay the next day and watched in amazement as Cain made a mockery out of the Astros batters 27 successive times. To quote Shakespeare, verbatim: "Tis was teh badassery of awesome brah*."
First the perfect catch…
… then the perfect dispatch
* - citation needed
Some upset over Game of Thrones putting George Bush's head on a pike more than others: Here's a clever little dinger you may have missed the first time around in Game of Thrones' season one finale "Fire and Blood": ex-president George Bush's head on a pike (with wig job). Have the Season One DVD? Fast forward to the 12 minute mark preferably with the audio commentary turned on. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are there to explain the use for the decapitated head of our 43rd President of the United States:
"The last head on the left is George Bush. George Bush's head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It's not a choice, it's not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around." - io9
Don't have the DVD? Don't fret – io9 also has footage of the scene complete with commentary from the showrunners.
HBO apparently will have none of it:
We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste. We made this clear to the executive producers of the series who apologized immediately for this inadvertent careless mistake. We are sorry this happened and will have it removed from any future DVD production.
HBO later removed the episode from rotation on all digital platforms (HBO GO and iTunes) and halted future shipments of the Season 1 DVD set until re-edits are made and the controversial scene is removed. HBO is serious business.
After the release of the network's statement, Benioff and Weiss make a statement of their own:
What happened was this: we use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. We can't afford to have these all made from scratch, especially in scenes where we need a lot of them, so we rent them in bulk. After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush.
In the DVD commentary, we mentioned this, though we should not have. We meant no disrespect to the former President and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise.
You know who else wanted in on the fun? Fox News, of course – especially when the headline of the article is, "HBO's ‘Game of Thrones' parades President George W. Bush's decapitated head on a stick." Yes, on a stick, as if it was a deep-fried fatty snack at the county fair. Fox News thinks readers too stupid to know what pike means! Furthermore, "parade" is not a term I would use. His head, and thus his likeness, was place in the background without any awareness. We wouldn't have noticed it if his face wasn't hidden by a soiled old wig and shot one quarter from the side. And newsflash: his head is not real. The gall, the GALL for Fox News I say!
Also, this bit from the same article:
Several people on social media sites called for a boycott of HBO, calling the "Thrones" move "uncool" and an example of "lamestream media." (Ed. note: *armpit fart*)
But they're not the only ones with snark riot headlines. Fox Nation has this winner: "Outrageous! Former President's George Bush Severed Head Used in ‘Game of Thrones' Episode." Not as outrageous as the prior headline but eye-opening nevertheless. They must really hate Joffrey.
It is not my intention to turn this into a political blurb as much as it is to point out the dramaction (drama + reaction) that arose from it. Because when I hear politics, I hear RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE and politicians screaming "peas and carrots." I don't want to say those who are offended are overly sensitive but for people to get worked up over the depiction of George Bush's fake head on a stationary pike – which we just found out nearly a year removed from the initial airing – is a silly notion. I may be opening a huge can of worms here but perhaps it is HBO and the rest of the torch wielding mob who needs to take the sharp stick out of their bunghole and let this one be. Richard Nixon's head lives in a jar and can only be fed with fish food. You don't hear him complaining much.
Game of Thrones will soon bring you back to their regularly scheduled blood orgy and gratuitous boobies.
The first look of Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2; also Twilight is never going to die: It has begun anew. Entertainment Weekly shouted "FIRST" and was allowed to give us the first look at Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2. Mackenzie Foy plays Renesmee, Bella and Edward's hybrid super child. So she'll be like Gohan from Dragon Ball Z or the vampire John Cena? More importantly, how the hell do you pronounce Renesmee?
In the previous film, Renesmee was conceived on Edward and Bella's honeymoon and born shortly after. Since she's a hybrid, she grew at a rapid rate. She also developed cognitive abilities beyond her human peers. And did we forget to mention that she's been imprinted on by Jacob Black? (Ed. note: quick someone call Chris Hansen!)
In many ways, Renesmee's birth is considered a miracle. But not everyone is happy about it. Because of her half-breed status, she's also seen as a serious threat. Is she really that dangerous, or is everyone overreacting? - Blastr
Nice to see Kristen Stewart preserve the facial expression used to win over America's hearts. As much as I point out how she only has approximately two facial expressions in her arsenal – and they both look like that – it seems that the rest of her talent has gone into wearing leather jackets and spandex legging. Quite the change in character development and for Bella, that's a lot.
One more important note on Renesmee: DO NOT NAME YOUR CAT RENESMEE.
Sorely needed some CAT SCRATCH FEVER here
So that's how you pronounce it. OK then.
The other bit of news is the Twilight franchise is set to end this November and no way Lionsgate is ready to put their cash cow down. They want to beat it until it bleeds money no more. Bloody Disgusting reports the studio is prepared to do whatever it takes to make sure the franchise stays afloat. Lionsgate came out quickly to falsify the rumor. The prompted statement caused Bloody Disgusting to update their story:
Update: As quickly as I predicted, Summit has denied our report using the age-old "semantics card" that basically puts it all on the chest of creator Stephanie Meyer. "We are not remaking Twilight. We will happily support Stephanie Meyer if she decides to proceed in any way. But this will be the last one unless that should change," said Summit Co-Chairman and now Lionsgate domestic movie czar Rob Friedman to a site that didn't credit us, therefore you'll have to guess who reported it. Said site clarifies: "What this statement means is simply that the studio will do whatever "Twilight Saga" author Stephenie Meyer wants. She has said in some interviews that she wouldn't mind seeing a reboot — so an eventual remake isn't out of the realm of possibility." That's because – mark my words – it's going to happen. - Bloody Disgusting
A good thing I have this underground bunker handy to shield me from the eventual reboot and the wave of present and future Twitards that will take our streets and choke their rivers with our dead or else I would be a little worried.
Scalpers are asking $$$ for Dark Knight Rises midnight screening tickets: July 19th will be here sooner than later but theaters are already selling out their midnight screening showings for The Dark Knight Rises. So you're dying to be the first one to tell your friends about the movie but your local theater has sold out on midnight screening tickets? Do you happen to have a pile of money around the house? Well then you too can experience being the first ones to not understand Bane either for only $120 or more!
‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ tickets went on sale earlier this week and the first midnight showings promptly sold out in just minutes. Now, tickets to the midnight IMAX screenings are popping up on eBay and Craigslist for over $100; at times an almost 80% markup. Boy, we've heard about a ticket prices going up, but this is ridiculous.
‘The Dark Knight Rises' tickets shouldn't cost you more than $20. That's assuming you live in a big city and are going to see the film in IMAX. But searches on ticket resale sites are showing sold out seats for ‘The Dark Knight Rises' midnight showings selling for over $120. A few "entrepreneurs" are even selling groups of seats for $500. - ScreenCrush
One quick search on eBay shows the madness of price gouging: the cheapest "Buy It Now" option on there is $150 bucks and someone with a loose concept of savings has placed a bid for $60 on Dark Knight Rises IMAX tickets. NYC AMC 34th St tickets: $300 starting bid or $450 to buy it now. Oh scalpers, you so CRAY.
Dark Knight Rises is going to be great but who here is prepared to spend that much for the privilege of watching it first before others? I would like to attend the midnight screening should there be an opening but I could also just as easily watch it Friday morning and not spend in the triple digits. All I would have to do is avoid the Internet from the time I go to bed to the time I wake up from bed. E-Z.
(This from someone who uses the Internet on his iPod Touch WHILE his computer boots on so he can use the Internet of it.)
Jenny McCarthy accidentally sends nude photo of herself to her son's dentist: Oops. This is why you don't keep nude photos in your cell phone. That's why you keep them hidden in your Bible just like everyone else.
The busty blonde, who has bared all again for Playboy magazine's new pictorial, called the doctor in a panic after young Evan woke up with an abscess in his mouth.
She was advised to take some pictures of the mass on her cell phone and send them to the dentist, but in her haste, MCCarthy mistakenly included a raunchy shot of herself that she had previously saved for her boyfriend, American football star Brian Urlacher.
She says, "It's horrific to remember. Evan woke up and said, 'There's this weird thing on my gum.' ...So I called the dentist and said, 'This is insane'. He said, 'Take a picture of it and send it to me'.
"So I'm taking a picture of it and I'm sending it to the dentist and I sent him a nude on accident (sic)! I swear to God! The dentist is, like, 80 years old. I literally screamed at the top of my lungs." - Contact Music
To expand on the seriousness of this situation, here are some noticeable dental works (*honk*):
- Dentists do it with polish
- Whenever I am near you, I undergo anaerobic respiration because you take my breath away
- "Why must you turn my office into a house of LIES?"
- "Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill"
- I went to the dentist. He said, ‘Say, aaah.' I said, ‘Why?' He said, ‘My dog's died.'
- Be kind to your dentist because he has fillings too (HARFHARFHARF!)
- Dental plan, Lisa needs braces, dental plan, Lisa needs braces, dental plan, Lisa needs braces, dental plan, Lisa needs braces, dental plan, Lisa needs braces, dental plan, Lisa needs braces…
- "I, am an instrument of perfection, and hygiene. The enemy, of decay and corruption. A dentist. And I have a lot of work to do..."
Lindsay Lohan is just trolling all of us now: We all had fun at Lindsay's expense last week when I wrote a joyous rendition for her nasty car accident based on TMZ headlines and Hans Moleman. Whether she was at fault or not, the scene more or less constructs Lindsay as a road menace who can't seem to drive one block without crashing her car and blaming someone else for it. I maintain her travels would be a lot safer if someone would ever so kindly shoot her out of a comically-sized cannon. She'll create less damage and do her part to save our highways. And the open container she had on her? Troll juice.
One week removed from her latest twisted metal metaphor, Lohan put the scare in everyone's soul once again when she was found unconscious in her penthouse room. The Internet was having flashbacks to Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Amy Whitehouse, and practically was giving out her postmodern last rites. Turns out she was only sleep trolling from exhaustion.
"Note to self.. After working 85 hours in 4 days, and being up all night shooting, be very aware that you might pass out from exhaustion & 7 paramedics MIGHT show up @ your door… Hopefully they're cute. Otherwise it would be a real let down. Back on set." - Lindsay Lohan's Twitter Account
Is it not sufficient for Lindsay to make a crappy Lifetime movie without a bombardment of her misadventures from the 24/7 news feed? Short answer: no. Long answer: *lol* no. She's a question mark that one is – about as puzzling as a Rubik Cube and about as frustrating – where her only value to society seems to be taking great joy in trolling the ever living jiggle out of everyone. If I had to write a list titled "Lohan's Contributions to Society Thus Far," I would put exactly five things on there:
1) Mean Girls
2) That time she stole a necklace from a jewelry store and made everyone else look like a better person by comparison
3) Her boobs (she may suck at a lot of things but is pretty talented at wearing no bras)
4) Becoming #1 World's Greatest Celebrity Troll
5) This picture (and maybe this one too)
Point #1 is a cruel reminder of what she used to be. Point #2 – I don't know. It was too shiny to not steal? Point #3 is one of the main reasons why she continues to get work outside of lying on a dirty mattress. No, seriously, look at what's next on her plate: The Canyons – Paul Schrader's film about glamour, sex, and being able to act "full frontal naked banging girls and guys realistically" – starring alongside adult porn star James Deen… heh…
Yup, she's #4ing us. She's #4ing us hardcore.
Not to alarm you but Octomom is back in the news: Remember the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where the Ark of the Covenant opens? That infamous scene will equally play out when I tell you about Nadya "Octomom" Suleman's first entry into the pornography world entitled Octomom: Home Alone due for release sometime this week. Movie title: ruined memories forever. The image of Macaulay Culkin playing wacky hijinks with Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern has now been irreparably replaced by this SFW (kind of) JPEG:
60s Spiderman in "Stepping into the Octomom"
Oh but we are not done here yet folks. Turns out Octomom was scheduled to have an engagement with a cultured little strip club in West Palm Beach, Florida called T's Lounge but canceled her appearance earlier this month. Rather than take the obvious road and thank the lucky stars their customers don't have to scream into their beer bottles for hours on end, the club has threatened Octomom with a fun lawsuit that states she better show up for her scheduled topless routine or else boom *enter legal action equivalent of 7-11 Big Gulp drink here*.
Suleman plans to countersue the club for defamation. Everyone else plans to stick their heads in a bee's nest.
Draw Something: The Television Game Show, only on CBS: Did you know that taking niche memes/hashtags/Twitter feeds outside the Internet rarely results in success? Don't let CBS know! The network obviously did not learned its lesson from the failure of $#*! My Dad Says. Sure it won an award – winner of the 2011's People Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy – but then so did Keeping Up with the Kardashians for Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure and ARGH those who voted do not speak for me! They didn't know any better! But now we draw our attention to the mobile drawing game Draw Something and how the network that leads the TV league in old-people-viewership wants to turn it into a game show.
CBS has emerged the winner of a bidding war for the pilot of a primetime gameshow based on the Zynga mobile game "Draw Something" from Sony Pictures Television, Ryan Seacrest Prods. and Embassy Row.
No on-air commitment is being made but the Eye is expected to fast-track the project considering it had to take "Draw" away from multiple networks that were ultimately outbid on the project. Seacrest, Michael Davies and RSP CEO Adam Sher are executive producers.
Reps for CBS, Sony and RSP declined comment. - Variety
Over the span of about two months since its release, Draw Something became a fun time distractor for me. If you look closely, you'll notice my Twitter profile picture is the result of a crude drawing I made from the same gaming app. But I eventually moved on and by the looks of it so did millions of other users. I'm not saying Draw Something will be another cap in the fail bin for CBS but for a social app known to have people drawing pictures of Batman, dicks, and a dangerous combination of both – I'm going to assume this is the case because there is no way I'm checking Google to find out if it is true – I don't think it will turn out well.
On the other hand, Win, Lose, or Draw was awesome in its heyday and what sounds like a modern reboot does feel intriguing. Yet it involves Ryan Seacrest. He won't be hosting but it involves Ryan Seacrest. Boo-urns.
As long as CBS is thinking game shows, how about a modern version of Press Your Luck? Come on, throw me a bone TV network.
Gratuitous Adorable Animal Video of the Week
If any of you were looking for a video of a corgi barking along to the song "Call Me Maybe" in music video fashion with other furry animals present, well then gather round because today is your lucky day. Chances are you probably have seen this one floating around the Internet and have already KeepVid'ed it into your hard drive but I felt it was my duty as a respected columnist to bring this breakthrough in dog lip-woofing musicology to the unaware masses. I like to think the creators went back in time, brought back Elvis Presley and the Beatles, used science to lump them all into as a single dog, and have it pet star in a music tribute to the most addicted pop song of the summer. Excellent work. This is what I call great Interneting right here, people.
And that dog can sell anything.
Shh, people: the dog is barking.
Additional note: 411mania ultimate pillow fighter Jeremy Wilson informed me of this picture through Twitter to include in this week's gratuitous adorable animal section. Consider it done and… done.
I have a kitty with an arm cannon; your argument is invalid
Don't reboot the Green Lantern, instead move forward with the Justice League and have the John Stewart version in it. Have a scene where he explains how he got the ring from Hal Jordan and there you go. Why spend more money retelling the same story on a potential trilogy that tanked the first time out. The origin story has already been told and is still buzzing around everyone's heads still so work off of that and just go straight to the Justice League movie. Hollywood needs to learn that they can't reboot every time they fuck something up. - Posted By: cwell510 (Guest)
I like that argument. In fact, why not go backwards with Justice League first and then start with the individual movies. The only problem, besides that Warner Bros can't make DC movies for the most part, would be they'll likely force in a condensed origin story for each superhero. Everything needs an origin story or at least that's what Hollywood thinks.
IMO Forget green lantern for now and let the stink dissipate. Concentrate on making Man of Steel AWESOME then get Bale and co. back to do the first ever live action Superman/Batman team up movie. Those two characters are more famous then all the avengers combined and should draw big at the box office if done properly. - Posted By: jMM (Guest)
So that's 1 for a live-action Batman-Superman reunion…
You had me cracking up most of the Ridiculous section.
And for the record, I don't "faint", I "swoon". - Posted By: BenPiper (Registered)
Fair enough swoonboy.
Rondo needs a cameo in Wrect-It Ralph, because he may be a live-action video game character. - Posted By: The Great Capt. Smooth (Guest)
I wonder if Rondo has a chance to crack Top 10 in the best video game athletes of all-time list. The Top 3 are going nowhere – Bo Jackson (Tecmo Super Bowl), Mike Tyson (Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!), and Michael Vick (Madden 2004) – but the rest of the field is stacked with the Jeremy Roenick, Lawrence Taylor, and Backyard Sports series MVP Pablo Sanchez's of the video game world. That would be a great feature for the video game section.
I'm more interested in how they do a Flash movie than a Justice League. because if the DCAU is any indication here's your movie:A big bad threat appears. Everyone has to team up and they won't get along. They will fly around and blast their powers and it won't work so Superman will punch it really hard. THAT won't work. THEN Batman swings in on a rope. He has a plan. The plan is Superman punches the thing harder or on a different place. it works and everyone is happy. The End.
At least the Flash might have a Gorilla Grod in it. Or a Boomerang Guy. And Suicide Squad got optioned? WHY?!
if there's going to be an Aquaman movie, or even an Aquaman in Justice League it better be crazy hook-handed hermit Aquaman. He's hands-down the best Aquaman.
Wreck-it Ralph looks great. The End. - Posted By: Carlos (Guest)
Rock‘em sock‘em Batman and Superman. Handed hermit Aquaman. Likely! Cut, print, and watch the money pour.
I had no problem reading that in TMZ Guys voice. thanks for the early morning laughs.
I think I would much rather see a Superman/Batman movie, than I would a Justice League movie. - Posted By: Todd Vote (Guest)
… and that's 2 for a Batman-Superman reunion. I'm sure there are a lot more people out there who agree.
It would make more sense to feature a Batman/Superman movie before a Justice League movie. All I want is for Warner Bros to get their head in the game and produce a blockbuster comic movie that won't give me a spastic colon.
Like this one:
THIS is the blockbuster super team movie I want to see. It's funny because the second-rate mime continued to talk after he exploded.
DC/WB have an advantage over Marvel, their characters are much more well known. I dont think you have to do a back story on all of them. Secodnly, Geoff John's reintroduction of the JL is a greta story that could be easily translated to the screen. Darkseid is the cause for the team to come together. Use it and beat Marvel to the punch. Anyways Thanos is pretty much a rip off or clone of Darkseid. Use the 7 original members, SUPES, BATS, WW, FLASH, AQMAN, Martian Manhunter (or even cyborg to go in line with comics)and Green Lantern. It has to be Hal Jordan. Use or dont use Ryan Reynolds, but it has to be Hal Jordan. You need the rigth script, right director, and a strong cast. Only then could you do JL first then split into individual films. Just my two cents. - Posted By: RayG4 (Guest)
It will be hard to convince the studios to not go down the origin plot for superheroes not named Batman or Superman but your two cents are otherwise solid. But as APrince66 pointed out:
DC/WB have an advantage over Marvel, their characters are much more well known.
Posted By: RayG4 (Guest) on June 12, 2012 at 09:46 AM
I'll give you Superman and batman are huge, but Supes is insanely outdated, and dull as all heck. WW has been off the radar since about the 70's, and Aquaman... LOL. I say this as someone that grew up, and loved Batman as a kid.
Spiderman, Captain America, Hulk, FF4, and to some extent Wolverine have stood the test of time, and are iconic.
DC has been clinging to Supes and Batman because its about all they have. - Posted By: APrince66 (Guest)
And that's why I said it'll be hard to convince the studios to not do an origin plot. All first superhero movies – even the reboot ones – are built on a foundation of origin stories. You could even say Iron Man 2 contained parts of the origin for the Avengers. I don't have a problem with any of that. Warner Bros has a good plan: start with a single superhero movie and build up towards a climatic super team movie – also called the Marvel route but if it works, it works – but its fate is determined by how well WB can handle it. If we go by past history, then the project will be doomed before it even starts. Prove me wrong Warner Bros. Prove me wrong.
Last word: The website I'm addicted to at the moment is Know Your Meme. So many memes, so little time.