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Old November 3 2013, 01:28 AM   #1471
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

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Last time I checked, nobody got Han Solo and Indiana Jones mixed up.
Funny you should mention that. Earlier today I caught myself wondering for a split second if Indiana Jones would be in Star Wars Episode VII.

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And what's more, I'm pretty sure that nobody who sees Ender's Game this weekend is going to think that it's a sequel to Blade Runner.
Saw Attack of the Clones last night and that car chase on Coruscant looked like something out of Blade Runner.

Back to Jaimie Alexander as Wonder Woman... I've liked the idea for years. Looks like the idea came to a lot of people. It's the hair I tell ya.
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Old November 3 2013, 01:59 AM   #1472
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Seriously, what exactly is the issue here? Why do we think that audience's heads will explode if (gasp!) they see the same actor playing two different characters in the same genre? Maybe I'm showing my age here, but isn't that how movies--and acting--have always worked?
Buster Crabbe played Tarzan, Flash Gordon, and Buck Rogers. He even played Buck between the second and third Flash serials.


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Or maybe Mystique is just a big Jennifer Lawrence fan?
In the 1960s? I thought Destiny was the one with precognition.
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Old November 3 2013, 02:06 AM   #1473
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Seriously, what exactly is the issue here? Why do we think that audience's heads will explode if (gasp!) they see the same actor playing two different characters in the same genre? Maybe I'm showing my age here, but isn't that how movies--and acting--have always worked?
Buster Crabbe played Tarzan, Flash Gordon, and Buck Rogers. He even played Buck between the second and third Flash serials.
Yep. And as I've mentioned too many times before, Tom Tyler played both Captain Marvel and the Phantom in the original movie serials. And Lon Chaney Jr. played the Wolfman, the Mummy, Dracula, and the Frankenstein Monster back in the day.

Hell, more recently Christopher Lee played Saruman in THE LORD OF THE RINGS movies and Count Dooku in the STAR WARS series, not to mention Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes, and Sir Henry Baskerville once upon a time.

Actors play multiple roles, sometimes in the same genre. That's what they do. I doubt that anybody ever objected to Humphrey Bogart playing Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe . . . .
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Old November 3 2013, 02:42 AM   #1474
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All this is true, but it's also true that there's something of a historical rivalry between Marvel and DC, or between their fans. Although, as I said, that hasn't stopped countless people from working for both.

(I was surprised in reading Lou Scheimer: Creating the Filmation Generation the other day that Scheimer worked briefly at Hanna-Barbera before founding Filmation. Having grown up in a day when Filmation and H-B were the DC and Marvel of Saturday morning cartoons (or maybe vice-versa) -- the Big Two battling for dominance -- I found that rather shocking and hard to conceive.)
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Old November 3 2013, 02:57 AM   #1475
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All this is true, but it's also true that there's something of a historical rivalry between Marvel and DC, or between their fans. Although, as I said, that hasn't stopped countless people from working for both.
Yeah, I've always thought the "rivalry" was silly. It's not like they're sports teams or whatever. Ditto for Star Trek vs. Star Wars.

(Says the guy who has written at least eight books for Marvel and six for DC!)
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Old November 3 2013, 04:07 AM   #1476
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Stan played it as a joke, but some fans took it seriously. Me, I read comics from both.
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Old November 3 2013, 09:02 PM   #1477
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

If you have been watching AMC Movie Talk, it seems that Thor's Jamie Alexander...has been talking to DC... and the insinuation is (they can't come out and say it, but the insinuation is definitely there) that she will be playing Wonder Woman in the Superman/ Batman debacle.
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Old November 3 2013, 09:13 PM   #1478
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

And if you've been following this thread, you would have known that two days ago.

http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?...postcount=1446
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Old November 3 2013, 09:18 PM   #1479
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Yeah but this past weekend the insinuation was made even stronger as they had her on the show.
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Old November 3 2013, 09:24 PM   #1480
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If you have been watching AMC Movie Talk, it seems that Thor's Jamie Alexander...has been talking to DC... and the insinuation is (they can't come out and say it, but the insinuation is definitely there) that she will be playing Wonder Woman in the Superman/ Batman debacle.
"Debacle"? They've barely started filming.

Let's not rush to judgment here . . . ..
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Old November 3 2013, 09:35 PM   #1481
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Well, it might be a good movie. There were elements of the first film that were quite good in my opinion.. and yes, I like novelizations more than most people, so I'd like to read your take on the script, but overall, Man of Steel wasn't good. It bored me with all of it's action. My buddy.. well, I felt bad for him. It look like he wanted to leave. There no ideas in the film, and little regard for what made Superman a great character. Notice that in the original films, superman wasn't so concerned with fighting Zod as he was in preventing people from being hurt.

But we will see....
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Old November 3 2013, 09:58 PM   #1482
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I agree that the third act of Man of Steel was a debacle (although there was some terrific stuff in the first two, along with a number of problems), but I'm going to remain hopeful that the sequel will be better. I've seen cases where creators stumbled on the first try and then learned from their mistakes and got better. Heck, I think Batman Begins fell apart in its third act (though not as catastrophically -- in more ways than one -- as MoS), whereas The Dark Knight was almost perfect (although ...Rises stumbled again).

Granted, much of what I've heard so far about the sequel's approach to writing Batman is disheartening, but I wouldn't be a superhero fan if I didn't believe in hope.
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Old November 4 2013, 06:17 PM   #1483
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Old November 4 2013, 06:40 PM   #1484
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But, But, this is the Internet. It's what we do!
It's less than two years before the film comes out. Anybody who doesn't already know how they're going to grade it is just waffling.
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