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Old October 18 2012, 12:36 AM   #1
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Which DC comic should be made into an Animated film?

What DC comics story do you think would be good a one of their DTV animated films?

I know that they are planning on making Flashpoint into a movie, but I think that there are better options.

My personal choices would be:

Kingdom Come
Superman: Red Son
Sinestro Corp War/Blackest Night
Knightfall
No Man's Land
Justice Society: The Liberty File

I'd love to see something with the classic Titans or Legion (perhaps the Great Darkness Saga) or the original Justice Society.
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Old October 18 2012, 12:43 AM   #2
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I a haven't read it myself, but based on what I've read about it No Man's Land sounds like it could be a pretty cool movie.
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Old October 18 2012, 12:47 AM   #3
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Red Son
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Old October 18 2012, 12:58 AM   #4
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Crisis On Infinite Earths. Man of Steel.
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Old October 18 2012, 01:07 AM   #5
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Thinking out of the box: Camelot 3000.
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Old October 18 2012, 01:07 AM   #6
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Crisis On Infinite Earths. Man of Steel.
I actually think that Crisis could be a really interesting choice for an animated film. I think it might be too much to include all of the worlds that were in the original story (most would be unrecognizeable to a modern audience). The modification that I would make to to make the film something of a homage to all of the animated versions of the DC characters that have been made to date.

So for instance, you might find the JLA created for the film teaming up with the JLI from Brave and the Bold the JLU from the DCAU, the Superfriends the Justice Guild etc with appearances from say GL TAS, characters from Young Justice, Superman and the Legion of Superheroes, The Batman, Teen Titans etc...with the Earth 2 Superman being played by the version seen in the Fleisher serials. It could sort of be a love letter to DC animation.
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Old October 18 2012, 01:08 AM   #7
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Thinking out of the box: Camelot 3000.
That really is outside of the box
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Old October 18 2012, 01:14 AM   #8
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Or I'm just showing my age!
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Old October 18 2012, 01:15 AM   #9
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I a haven't read it myself, but based on what I've read about it No Man's Land sounds like it could be a pretty cool movie.
I think that NML could be cool, but one of the things that made NML interesting (that would be hard to show in isolation) is the fact that the US Congress actually did have a point about what a blight Gotham had become in the run up to NML. In the year or so prior to the earthquake that leveled the city the city had confronted an outbreak of the "Contagion" plague and the subsequent "Legacy" virus...and the crimes got bigger an nastier. Congress started to realize that Gotham was becoming a black hole. The Cataclysm was the straw that broke the camel's back.

You don't really need that background but it makes the government's attitude more understandable.

What would also make NML unique is that it is one of the few times where you have a Batman story where the ultimate antagonist is a Superman villain and Superman is not really a part of the story.
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Old October 18 2012, 01:44 AM   #10
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How about Gotham by Gaslight and Master of the Future? Steampunk Batman -- enough said.
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Old October 18 2012, 01:53 AM   #11
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I don't think it could be done, atleast not in just one movie, but 52 would be awesome. Its a great series, but in order to get all the characters stories in there you'd probably need more than one 70 minute movie.

Other ones that would be cool:
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (I wish they had made this one)
Kingdom Come
Crisis on Infinite Earths
Teen Titans: Graduation Day
Blackest Night
JLA/Titans: The Technis Imperative
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Crisis On Infinite Earths. Man of Steel.
I actually think that Crisis could be a really interesting choice for an animated film. I think it might be too much to include all of the worlds that were in the original story (most would be unrecognizeable to a modern audience). The modification that I would make to to make the film something of a homage to all of the animated versions of the DC characters that have been made to date.

So for instance, you might find the JLA created for the film teaming up with the JLI from Brave and the Bold the JLU from the DCAU, the Superfriends the Justice Guild etc with appearances from say GL TAS, characters from Young Justice, Superman and the Legion of Superheroes, The Batman, Teen Titans etc...with the Earth 2 Superman being played by the version seen in the Fleisher serials. It could sort of be a love letter to DC animation.
This, please.

Others:
- JLA: Heaven's Ladder
- Superman: Birthright
- GL/GA: Hard-travelling Heroes
- a feature-length remake of Fleischer's "The Arctic Giant"
- an adaption of Christopher Golden's "JLA: Exterminators" (probably the best DC novel I've ever read)
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Old October 18 2012, 02:07 AM   #13
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Looking beyond comics per se, how about a film version of Elliot S! Maggin's novel Superman: Last Son of Krypton? Although it'd have to be a 2-parter to do it justice.
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Old October 18 2012, 02:09 AM   #14
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If we're going to toss novels into the list too, how about The Last Days of Krypton? I've been really enjoying it so far.
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Old October 18 2012, 02:12 AM   #15
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Looking beyond comics per se, how about a film version of Elliot S! Maggin's novel Superman: Last Son of Krypton? Although it'd have to be a 2-parter to do it justice.
It would also have to be a period-piece, or the Einstein part wouldn't work. On the other hand, that Einstein paper was a MacGuffin anyway. Could be replaced with something else.
But I have to agree, while some details are quite dated by now (like aliens stealing Xerox machines, wth was Maggin thinking), the overall story was quite good and could make a great movie.
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