DC Movies - To Infinity and Beyond

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  1. JD

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    That's an interesting group of characters. Have any of them besides Deadshot and King Shark ever been part of the Suicide Squad in the comics?
     
  2. The Borgified Corpse

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    I'm not sure about how they compare as actors. But as a charismatic, bankable movie star, they don't get any better than Will Smith!

    I just really hope that they don't call it "The Suicide Squad." This is one of my least favorite trends in modern blockbuster movie making-- giving a sequel nearly the same title as the original and just adding or subtracting a "the." (Looking at you, Fast & Furious, The Final Destination, The Predator, The Wolverine, the latest Halloween movie, and whatever the fuck the title was of the 7th Saw movie!)
     
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  3. JD

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    Yeah, it gets really confusing since people tend to leave off the the when talking about this kind of stuff.
     
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  4. Christopher

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    It could be worse. In Japan, each of the first three distinct eras of Godzilla movies has an installment called Godzilla tai Mechagodzilla, though the three are given slightly different titles in English (Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2, and Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla). The 1984 reboot/sequel (i.e. a sequel to the original film but ignoring all the previous sequels) was called just Godzilla, the same title as the film it was a sequel to. Similarly, the 1996 reboot of Mothra was just called Mothra (Rebirth of Mothra in English).
     
  5. JD

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    I thought the '84 movie was like Godzilla Returns, or Godzilla's Revenge or something like that.
    I didn't realize the Mechagodzilla movies all had the exact same title in Japan.
     
  6. Christopher

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    As I said, the international English-language title is The Return of Godzilla. In Japan, it's just Gojira. The English-language titles are often significantly different from the original titles.

    Godzilla's Revenge was the original US release title for All Monsters Attack, the terrible installment where a little kid has dreams that are extended clips from previous Godzilla movies and imagines he meets a human-sized, talking version of Minilla, Son of Godzilla.


    Well, the third one is styled on posters as Godzilla X Mechagodzilla, at least.
     
  7. Kai "the spy"

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    There's an interesting article on that film in the current issue of G-Fan (#122).

    It appears that the concept was originally going to be an animated TV show in co-production with an American company, and the live-action movie was going to work as a tie-in, similar to how "King Kong Escapes" was based on the King Kong animated series of the time.
    But at the last minute, the American co-producer pulled out (or went bancrupt or something, it's been one or two weeks since I read that article), and Toho thus had to cut the budget of the movie drastically, which is why there are so few new kaiju scenes.

    The article has descriptions of other planned new kaiju scenes, I highly recommend it.
     
  8. Christopher

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    The weird thing about All Monsters Attack is that you can't even tell if it's set in the Godzilla universe or not. It's never clear if the kaiju the boy dreams and fantasizes about are real in his world or are just characters he's seen in movies and TV, because they never appear outside his dreams. I suppose that if they'd made that animated show, the kaiju would've been real. (Although not necessarily. Filmation got a whole TV series out of imaginary adventures -- The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty, in which a live-action cat had cartoon daydreams about being feline versions of Batman, Tarzan, Robin Hood, the Lone Ranger, and Captain Kirk.)
     
  9. fireproof78

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    That was so 2018.

    ;)
     
  10. Set Harth

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    It could be even worse, they could just call it "Suicide Squad" again. ( Looking at you, Rambo and Ghostbusters. )
     
  11. Nerys Myk

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    Suicide Squad in Breaking Training
     
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  12. Noname Given

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    "Suicide Squad - This time they mean it!";)
     
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    Morrison is an interesting choice. I don't recall his Flash run as being very dark.
     
  16. Kai "the spy"

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    That's unexpected. I guess we're in for a very weird and high concept Flash movie.
     
  17. Professor Zoom

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    He co-wrote it as I recall. It wasn’t very Morrisonish either. It was not typical of what his work is known for.

    I’m more concerned of two people who have never written a screenplay—at least one that has been produced—tackling the project.

    It’s sorta worrisome when your star says, “Ok, I’ll write it!”

    I think they should just cancel it already.
     
  18. Nerys Myk

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    Well his co-writer was Mark Millar, know for things like the Kingsmen and Kick-ass.
     
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    The article seems to say they have other scripts, but they threw Miller a bone to show that he could do better. Seems he doesn't like the other scripts, and might quit if he doesn't get his way.
     
  20. Ovation

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    All-Star Superman Morrison might be a good influence. The Green Lantern Morrison would certainly come up with something...different...that all of six people will (pretend to) understand. While I’m the “challenge my expectations” guy when it comes to superhero movies, even I would prefer the former Morrison to the latter in the case of The Flash. (And so would Warner Bros. Studios, I’m sure).