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Old May 30 2010, 10:27 PM   #1
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SUPERMAN (2012)

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One interesting addition to he Warner Bros presentation is that CEO Barry Meyer was talking about a "a holiday season 2012 Superman film". A holiday season release wouldn't be the most obvious place for Superman, but Warner Bros won't want to put its latest, Christopher Nolan-overseen Superman reboot against Batman, Spider-Man and Star Trek in the middle of the summer.
Published on May 28, 2010

Not really new news.

I am wondering how this will turn out...hopefully good.
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Old May 30 2010, 10:38 PM   #2
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Sherlock Holmes proved recently that you can have a big-budget blockbuster and it can still be successful given a winter release. Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and the James Bond franchises have all proved that big movies can do well in that time period, so I'm not worried. Green Lantern was originally scheduled for winter 2010, and Superman: The Movie was released December 15th, 1978, so it is almost perfectly appropriate.

The project is still in its early genesis stages so I think it would be premature to comment... All I will say is that I have faith in David Goyer as a writer (so long as he doesn't direct) and of course I have the utmost faith in Christopher Nolan. It'll be interesting to see if the team that relaunched Batman can do the same for Superman.
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Old May 30 2010, 10:41 PM   #3
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I am hoping for the best here.
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Old May 30 2010, 10:47 PM   #4
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Yeah, me too. Christopher Nolan hasn't disappointed me yet, so here's hoping.
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Old May 30 2010, 10:51 PM   #5
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Once casting is out the way...pretty much can let this thing happen...but people online will be wondering who will be Superman, Lois...etc...and the insanity won't stop until casting is official. I think SR would have faired better in the Fall/Winter...coming out one week before PoTC...didn't help...it wasn't a bad movie just not what most fans expected.
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Old May 30 2010, 10:52 PM   #6
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Haven't some of the highest grossing films in history had winter releases?

Avatar - December 18th
Titanic - December 19th

Just to name two.
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Old May 30 2010, 10:55 PM   #7
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Haven't some of the highest grossing films in history had winter releases?

Avatar - December 18th
Titanic - December 19th

Just to name two.
...never heard of them. What are they about?
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Old May 30 2010, 10:57 PM   #8
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They are about some people who did some stuff somewhere, and then something happened and then there were credits and the lights came back on.

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Old May 30 2010, 11:02 PM   #9
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They are about some people who did some stuff somewhere, and then something happened and then there were credits and the lights came back on.


And there was a song at the end, I think.
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Old May 30 2010, 11:09 PM   #10
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They are about some people who did some stuff somewhere, and then something happened and then there were credits and the lights came back on.


And there was a song at the end, I think.
Dude. You CANNOT GO WRONG with a song at the end! Key to success, right there!
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Old May 30 2010, 11:16 PM   #11
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I personally don't get why they still think the time of year is important. Sure, going up against competition is going to affect things, but why is it all summer or winter? Who cares if the movie comes out February 1st rather than June 1st? People don't only go to the movies two days a year or something for crying out loud.

If anything, like most business models these days, it all seems self perpetuating. They only release movies at specific times. Those movies do well. So, clearly, it was the timing of their release that was the crux of the success.

Absurd.
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Old May 30 2010, 11:20 PM   #12
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Well, to be fair, time of year is important MAINLY for making sure that kids are out of school to be able to see the movies.
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Old May 30 2010, 11:29 PM   #13
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Holiday weekends are also a big time for people go to the movies, which is why you see so many getting launched around Memorial Day. In fact, Memorial Day is considered the official kickoff of the summer blockbuster season.

Since the big movies are held for summer and winter releases, we get a whole lot of pure garbage in the spring and autumn. That's usually where you will find the sleeper hits--one or two good movies amid dozens of shittastic proportions.
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Old May 30 2010, 11:39 PM   #14
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The other problem with winter is that weather can keep people indoors. Look at poor DAREDEVIL. It's opening weekend take was severely impacted by a major snowstorm that shut down most of the East Coast.

I wrote the novelization and even I couldn't make it to a screening for a week . . . .
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Old May 30 2010, 11:43 PM   #15
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The other problem with winter is that weather can keep people indoors.
I'm not familiar with this phenomenon.
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