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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:01 pm 
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domino harvey wrote:

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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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:50 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:54 pm 
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Jared Leto's emo joker

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:10 pm 

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The Joker with the Dragon Tattoo.
I'm sure this is in earnest, and they are not trying to immediately turn this effort into a cornball parody of its era, but I think this might immediately date this movie worse than the Batusi.


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:15 pm 
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Doing anything with these characters so soon after the Nolan movies is just doing itself a disservice and looks only like a desperate cash-grab.


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:18 pm 
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I'm just glad that Jared Leto appears to be taking an uncharateristically low key and understated approach towards playing a role.


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:24 pm 
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This looks like design by committee Joker, similar to the vegan, snapchatting Peter Parker that the executives at Sony were creating for the Amazing Spider-Man 2 sequel. I think Leto will do a good job with the character but the design is putting a damper on his thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:41 pm 
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It seems that the Jared Leto won't be sporting the Hot Topic look according to Moviepilot. It seems WB execs came to their senses after seeing the mostly negative reaction this photo got this past weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 5:01 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 9:38 pm 
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I thought that statement was pretty rich considering his father's work and considering that indie films were about the only work he could get for several years during his struggles with substance abuse.


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 10:56 pm 
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I was just talking about A Scanner Darkly recently - that's probably my favorite performance of his post-prison. But given his comments, I'm not sure that's the type of "indie" film he's talking about.


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 11:03 pm 
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Plus, indie films don't exist now the way they did when he did them in the 90's. The "indie" divisions of major studios are just places for them to stockpile awards bait.


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 11:19 pm 
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Exactly. In his partial defense, there's probably countless dubious indie productions that more or less match his critical description of them. (The business of indie films is like the wild wild west, it's open to a lot of people who probably shouldn't be making films for many, many reasons.) But I doubt those are the kind of films the interviewer had in mind, more likely something like Birdman or The Imitation Game - multimillion productions that get picked up by the likes of Fox Searchlight or The Weinstein Company after a screening at someplace like Cannes or Venice, not Sundance.


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 10:56 pm 
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Suicide Squad group shot from Ayer's Twitter:

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Dear merciful God in Heaven, is this a real movie or some MCR fan's DeviantArt mockup?


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 11:09 pm 
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Jesus, that looks f-ing awful.


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 11:17 pm 
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This will be the first film where the Cosplayers look better than the real thing


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 12:36 pm 
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Ayer has done some strong work in the past, I am really shocked by how this is shaping up and am just praying that there's a camp masterpiece on the other end of it, because that still is horrifying.


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 4:19 pm 
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Harley Quinn seems to be the only good one IMO. Pretty sure if she nails the accent, Margot Robbie will be the highlight of the movie.

Killer Croc looks early 90s bad, like Super Mario Bros movie bad.

Deadshot was one of my favorite comic book villains, not here.

Add Leto's Juggalo, this looks awful.


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 9:27 pm 
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"Spider-Man" director shortlist.


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:08 pm 
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Ben Affleck to direct standalone Batman film. Given his track record I am a little more interested in where this franchise is going now. On the other hand it could wind up feeling like a big ego trip on his part, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:36 pm 
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Maybe he just needs money for the inevitable massive divorce settlement.


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:44 pm 
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flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Ben Affleck to direct standalone Batman film. Given his track record I am a little more interested in where this franchise is going now. On the other hand it could wind up feeling like a big ego trip on his part, too.

I like Affleck a lot, but I don't trust on anything WB/DC is doing with their comic book properties. Too many failures (Superman Returns, Green Lantern, Jonah Hex, Man of Steel, Watchmen) compared to the success Marvel has had. Suicide Squad and Batman vs Superman seems to be overloaded with characters that will certainly not have time to be developed on film. I think Affleck is a wonderful director and a competent actor, but he is playing for a team that don't want to spend time developing a long term story, just catch up to what Marvel has built in the past 9 years.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:25 pm 
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Comic-Con Trailer


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:27 am 
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Suicide Squad trailer filmed in the audience at Comic Con


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 Post subject: Re: Comic Books on Film
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:12 pm 
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And here in HD


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