They are going ahead with a Justice League movie

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  1. SG-17

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    Neither of them are as well known as Darkseid. Though if they don't use Darkseid the only other villain I could see is a multitude, the Secret Society or the Injustice League/Gang.
     
  2. Captain Craig

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    Agreed. Your wording here is perfect to describe the scenario.
    I thought Branagh was spot on casting.
    I thought Johnson for Cap:FA was inspired.
    Whedon on Avengers made so much sense to me you'd have thought I was in on the decision.
    I was indifferent with Leterrier on TIH and think it's really the under appreciated film from Phase One.

    Flying Spaghetti Monster, I don't think anyone would disagree there is a bottom to the well. At some point no one will care about a D-Man movie or Ambush Bug film. Where the bottom is and how far down the rabbit hole success can be farmed is the question. Blade is a C-lister in the books but is considered very "mainstream" by general movie audiences. How oftern can that be repeated? We'll all find out together.
     
  3. Admiral2

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    Let's make it really obscure. I vote for the Anti-Monitor!!
     
  4. the G-man

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    Or they could have saved Zod, et al, for a Justice League movie instead of using him in Snyder's Superman.
     
  5. the G-man

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    Not mention the fact that Men in Black was originally an incredibly obscure comic book.
     
  6. Greg Cox

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    Starro!
     
  7. Christopher

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    Well, if advance opinions on the Internet reflected reality, then every movie ever made would be a disaster. Remember how much people complained about the idea of Heath Ledger playing the Joker, until they actually saw the footage?

    People use the Internet to gripe and complain and express doubt. It's just noise until the actual films arrive. As long as studios keep making good superhero movies, I think people will still go to see them, no matter how much they complain in advance.


    I hope not. I really like what I'm seeing in the trailers, and I feel this new interpretation of Spidey has the potential to be at least as good as Raimi's, and also very different.


    No, that laid the foundations, but that alone wasn't nearly enough. Sure, all that built up a ton of buzz about the film, but if the film hadn't actually been good enough to live up to those heightened expectations, then the result would've been a fierce backlash. The fact that it's such a huge hit even now, weeks after its premiere, shows that it actually was good enough to live up to -- and even exceed -- the hype. It is completely misguided to say that the film's own quality had nothing to do with its success.

    And on the subject of casting... Scarlett Johanssen was rather disappointing in Iron Man 2, impressing with her looks but dragging the film down every time she delivered a line of dialogue. And yet in The Avengers she's one of the most central players and gives one of the best-received, richest performances. And that's because Joss Whedon knows how to write rich, complex heroines and how to bring out the best in actors. The script and the direction made all the difference.


    I liked the way that romance was present but was treated matter-of-factly as a part of life. You had Tony and Pepper's relationship, and you had Coulson chatting with them about his cellist girlfriend just as background texture (which then took on a poignant dimension). And you had the implicit, unvoiced romance between Widow and Hawkeye, two hard, detached people who would only really tend to show emotion in subtle ways.


    What "well," really? Movies about colorful heroes fighting bad guys? Has Hollywood ever stopped making movies like that? Sure, this particular breed of heroes wear costumes and have superpowers, but that's superficial. People like to see action-adventure movies with heroes and villains, and superhero comics are a natural source for that.

    And it's not like they're only telling one kind of story. Thor is high fantasy, Captain America was a WWII epic, the Nolan Batfilms are gritty crime dramas (although he's saying The Dark Knight Rises is a historical epic in the mold of Doctor Zhivago or a Fritz Lang film), Green Lantern is (potentially) grand space opera, etc. There's plenty of variety, plenty of directions to take it.
     
  8. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    I'm not talking about ideas, as there's always going to be comic books that could be later become films. I'm talking about the public's desire to see yet another film with superheroes in them. There is a big difference.
     
  9. Saga

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    heh. if Watchmen can't give us a giant scary squid then JLA can!
     
  10. Greg Cox

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    I don't know. I think maybe we put too much emphasis on the A-list, C-list thing. The Mask, Hellboy, and Ghost Rider were all pretty obscure, too, but they succeeded, as did Blade and Men in Black.

    Done right, with a hot new comic in the lead, I can see AMBUSH BUG being a hit. Just like THE MASK was back in the eighties.
     
  11. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Nineties. ;)
     
  12. Guy Gardener

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    There were Mask comics before that movie?

    Meanwhile Hellboy is creator owned.

    The suits only had to butter up one guy.

    Ghost rider on the other hand was suits vs. suits and you can see the cluster fuck resultant because of that soulless exchange of ideas.
     
  13. Greg Cox

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    Yep. Which proves my point. The movie was a hit even though most people had never heard of the comics (even if I got the decade wrong!)

    So maybe Ambush Bug has a chance? :)
     
  14. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Like Hellboy, the Mask is a Dark Horse Comics property. The comics are much more hard-edged than the movie, or movies actually - there was a sequel, Son of the Mask, with Jamie Kennedy, which bombed horribly and which most people aren't aware of.
     
  15. Greg Cox

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    Now on sale at my local Wal-Mart for $5!
     
  16. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    When Jim Carrey declined to make a sequel to The Mask, New Line offered it to Kevin Spacey at one stage. Might have been interesting.
     
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    ^ Keep your $5.
     
  18. Guy Gardener

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    I can't imagine paying even 1 dollar for Son of Mask.

    I mean, I remember talking about the first one because there was this blonde girl who so pretty and talented that I was just certain that she was going to be some one someday.
     
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    Dark Horse also got Timecop made with Jean Claude Van Damm which actually isn't bad.
     
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    Apparently, the already in planning stages re-boot of the Batman movie franchise is already said by sources to be a part of this proposed JLA movie franchise project.

    No surprises there.


    I really have to disagree with the all of the Marvel movies save Iron Man just being "set-up for the Avengers" part of your statement. The only movie that really suffered from that was Iron Man 2 bringing in Black Widow in a part that really didn't contribute much.

    Outside of end of movie sequences, Thor's only connections were a shared supporting character from the Iron Man movies and a blink-and-you-miss-it Hawkeye cameo. In Captain America, there was the cube, which had been a common thread in the movies leading to The Avengers, but story-wise it was just a MacGuffin. In The Incredible Hulk, again outside of end of movie sequences, there was some name dropping, but again, nothing in your face. Most of the "build-up to Avengers" in these movies were nothing more than Easter eggs and the movies stand alone just fine.