Non-Marvel and DC Comic Books on Film

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#276 Post by SpiderBaby » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:31 pm

Well, looks like I spoke too soon, and Deathstroke could be in the film.

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#277 Post by domino harvey » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:31 pm

Benedict Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange and Kyrsten Ritter is probably Jessica Jones... once again I have little to no idea who these characters are, but I'm not the target audience

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#278 Post by swo17 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:43 pm

I remember circa 2001-2002 wishing aloud that both Seth Rogen and comic book movies would become more popular. I am so sorry, everyone.

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#279 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:46 pm

domino harvey wrote:Benedict Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange and Kyrsten Ritter is probably Jessica Jones... once again I have little to no idea who these characters are, but I'm not the target audience
All I can bring to this is that Matthew Modine was using his Twitter to pretty much convince Marvel that he could play Doctor Strange. Beyond that I just knew the character more as a Pink Floyd lyric than a comic book character.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#280 Post by domino harvey » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:55 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:Matthew Modine was using his Twitter to pretty much convince Marvel that he could play Doctor Strange.
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Re: Comic Books on Film

#281 Post by knives » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:40 am

Cumberbatch is a good choice, but is also literally the most generic choice humanly thinkable at this moment.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#282 Post by SpiderBaby » Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:41 am

knives wrote:Cumberbatch is a good choice, but is also literally the most generic choice humanly thinkable at this moment.
Agreed. I was hoping that the Joaquin Phoenix rumor came true. I also remember Tom Hardy's name up for this, but he seems to be up for every comic book film these days (was rumored for the Apocalypse role as well).


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Re: Comic Books on Film

#284 Post by jindianajonz » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:59 pm

And "The Wolverine" was influenced by Ozu, yet look how that turned out

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#285 Post by Feiereisel » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:51 am

jindianajonz wrote:And "The Wolverine" was influenced by Ozu, yet look how that turned out
For what it's worth, I found the "Ozu" parts to be surprisingly enjoyable and refreshing compared to the mecha-samurai nonsense.

(And it really saddens me to count "mecha-samurai nonsense" against a movie, but, yeesh.)

At least Trank is aiming for something, I guess.

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#286 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:29 pm


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Re: Comic Books on Film

#287 Post by dx23 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:01 pm

Feiereisel wrote:At least Trank is aiming for something, I guess.
If by aiming you mean doing Chronicle 2 using the Fantastic Four name, then sure he is aiming for something. The moment Trank said that Dr. Doom is a blogger, that's the moment I said fuck it to this movie. From everything they mentioned on interviews, the story from the film seems to be far apart from the source material by hundreds of miles.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#288 Post by Feiereisel » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:15 pm

dx23 wrote:
Feiereisel wrote:At least Trank is aiming for something, I guess.
If by aiming you mean doing Chronicle 2 using the Fantastic Four name. The moment Trank said that Dr. Doom is a blogger, that's the moment I said fuck it to this movie. From everything they mentioned on interviews, the story from the film seems to be far apart from the source material by hundreds of miles.
That's fair--and I'm by no means vouching for the film. It might stink. But slavish adaptation guarantees nothing, and any point of departure from the bland but functional Marvel cinematic style is worth at least considering. (I know FF isn't a Marvel Studios property, but stylistically I think it's within my point.)

Staying source-faithful to decades of comics across various fictional universes is a ridiculous thing to attempt and a lunatic standard to gauge the quality of a film by. I want more invention and interpretation, not less.

Don't misunderstand me--Doom as a blogger is a hard sell, and it may be awful, but I'd rather see a unique interpretation than endlessly rote "green Hitler" variants.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#289 Post by dx23 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:44 pm

Spider-Man going back to Marvel and joining their Cinematic Universe after an agreement between Marvel and Sony. This means no more Andrew Garfield and another possible reboot of the franchise.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#290 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:18 pm

Maybe they could bring back Tobey Maguire?

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#291 Post by Werewolf by Night » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:36 pm

A 40-year-old Peter Parker?

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#292 Post by sir_luke » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:25 am

Werewolf by Night wrote:A 40-year-old Peter Parker?
No muttering of "I'm too old for this shit," no sale

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#293 Post by domino harvey » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:36 am

What Spider-Man needs is another retelling of the origin story, with every subsequent sequel just new actors doing it again and again

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#294 Post by Numero Trois » Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:22 am

It's kind of the same problem the Christopher Reeve Superman movies ran into. At some point, what else are you going to do? There's only so many ways to "up the ante" storywise. Not that the studios will even begin to admit that until the final crash & burn happens for this particular genre. As always.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#295 Post by pzadvance » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:49 pm

Bummer, but unsurprising: Michelle MacLaren leaves Wonder Woman over "creative differences."

MacLaren isn't exactly some visionary auteur or anything, but this seemed like a great pairing and this news just continues to make me skeptical of the direction WB's taking these properties.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#296 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:55 pm

WB is trying to replicate what Marvel is doing, building a multi-crossover "universe" (i.e. endless franchises linked together) and honestly, I think the parameters inherent in that enterprise are really to blame.
Marvel is supposedly doing it "right" and it's still a problem, with Edgar Wright quitting and Joss Whedon giving up after two films, partly out of exhaustion and partly out of creative dissatisfaction.
Whedon also had to craft Age of Ultron to function as the climax to the several Marvel movies released right before it, in addition to setting up sequels and stand-alones to come. That ongoing shared universe has been the creative masterstroke of Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, but it doesn’t always sit easily with his filmmakers, who are more concerned with making their own movie than integrating someone else’s. (Just ask Edgar Wright, who left the Ant-Man directorial chair when Marvel began adding characters and through lines from its other films into his.)

“With so much at stake, there's gonna be friction,” Whedon acknowledged. “It's the Marvel way to sort of question everything. Sometimes, that's amazing. And sometimes” — and here Whedon growled his compliment through gritted teeth, the meaning clear — “that’s amazing.”

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#297 Post by domino harvey » Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:42 pm


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Re: Comic Books on Film

#298 Post by Feiereisel » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:01 pm

domino harvey wrote:New Fantastic Four trailer
Weirdly into the vibe of the trailer and various rumors I've seen...I like the idea that some stuff is being consciously revised from the comics...could still be a nightmare, though. I don't know. It has me curious, which is way more than I can say for some of the other super-trailers lately. Sleeper (creative) success potential?

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#299 Post by Ribs » Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:50 pm

What a weird, weird choice to release this trailer now. Does Fox even have something coming out this week to push it before? Ant-Man will be before Avengers, and Star Wars probably as well, and the Batman thing is to avoid being lost in the Avengers storm in a week or two.

But looking at the schedule Fox's next thing is Poletrgeist in late May; did they honestly think that putting this out on a Sunday afternoon after a Star Wars and Batman trailer would garner more interest? I'm just totally baffled by this. It's not a particularly exciting trailer either way.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#300 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 01, 2015 5:01 pm

Since we live in a world where people fall over themselves to praise Robert Downey Jr, here's another perspective: Downey's take on the worthiness of indie cinema vs his big budget comic book movies

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