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(io9)   How closely have you been watching all those superhero films? Directors have been sneaking famous comic panels into movie scenes for a long time   (io9.com) divider line 54
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2012-09-28 08:13:18 PM  
Comic book movies... based on comic books?!?! I'm shocked.

Seriously, somebody was surprised to learn about this phenomenon?
 
2012-09-28 08:17:27 PM  
I clicked expecting scenes from comic books being paid homage in otherwise unrelated movies.
Scenes from comic books being put in cinema adaptation of those SAME comic books.. is not being "snuck in".

I want my click back.
 
2012-09-28 08:21:29 PM  
Get this. There was a scene in "Iron Man" in which Tony Stark - are you still listening - PUT ON THE IRON MAN SUIT
 
2012-09-28 08:29:46 PM  
Well duh. The comics are the storyboards. Saves development costs.
 
2012-09-28 08:35:48 PM  

The Bestest: I clicked expecting scenes from comic books being paid homage in otherwise unrelated movies.
Scenes from comic books being put in cinema adaptation of those SAME comic books.. is not being "snuck in".

I want my click back.


Here's one that was actually snuck in:

Captain America movie:
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Fantasy Masterpieces:
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Marvels #1
i.annihil.us 

And yes, I know that Human Torch appeared in Marvel Comics #1, but I can't get the image to link.
 
2012-09-28 09:05:05 PM  
Is it just me or are i09 links becoming even *more* useless?
 
2012-09-28 09:44:38 PM  

fusillade762: Is it just me or are i09 links becoming even *more* useless?


No, this is even worse than usual. Referencing the very comic the movie is about? What an utterly shocking development!
 
2012-09-28 09:59:57 PM  
You mean "Sin City" used panels from the comic book as storyboards? This shocks me, especially after every single publicity stint for the movie said they used panels from the comic book as storyboards. That's some fine detective work there, Lou.
 
2012-09-29 12:08:14 AM  
Anyone see the new short on the Avengers Blu-Ray? I didn't recognize the two characters with Item 47. Were they comic characters?
 
2012-09-29 12:26:31 AM  
Srsly, this is non-news at it's most elite level. Ungreen this, please.
 
2012-09-29 12:27:20 AM  
... its... Damn autocorrect...
 
2012-09-29 12:49:43 AM  
Minus a few pages, The Watchmen was damn near exactly like the graphic novel.
 
2012-09-29 12:51:57 AM  
As in the movie followed the graphic novel almost exactly, damn dyslexia.
 
2012-09-29 02:00:44 AM  
In fairness, the Watchmen, 300, and Sin City were pretty much direct interpretations, and used the comics as their storyboards...
 
2012-09-29 07:25:07 AM  
No shiat, Captain Obvious. Sweet Jesus, who writes this garbage?
 
2012-09-29 07:35:36 AM  
Granted, people like me who never read the actual comic books may find some of the revelations interesting.
 
2012-09-29 07:38:49 AM  

Makh: Minus a few pages and plus a blue wang, The Watchmen was damn near exactly like the graphic novel.


/FTFY
 
2012-09-29 07:47:14 AM  

docmattic: Makh: Minus a few pages and plus a blue wang, The Watchmen was damn near exactly like the graphic novel.

/FTFY


That was in the comic, too.
 
2012-09-29 07:55:22 AM  
I like that all the Spider-Man movies included a guy in a red and blue Spider-Man costume. That was a nice little Easter egg for the comic book fans.
 
2012-09-29 08:02:46 AM  

RexTalionis:
Here's one that was actually snuck in:

Captain America movie:


Yeah the original Human Torch cameo was genius. That's a real Easter egg. So of course it didn't make the article.
 
2012-09-29 08:40:23 AM  
I don't even read comics, and I expected them to be doing this.
 
2012-09-29 09:07:57 AM  
Imagine my shock when I found out Bane broke Batman's back in the comics too.
 
2012-09-29 09:17:58 AM  
Next they're going to tell me that scenes described in the LOTR books were used in the LOTR movies!
 
2012-09-29 09:24:00 AM  
Not a movie, but the Maxx cartoon is a good example of this. Hard to believe Mtv did something right...
 
2012-09-29 09:30:56 AM  
Sin City was pretty much a panel for panel recreation, it was supposed to be. Except Jessica Alba didn't get naked. :(
 
2012-09-29 09:45:39 AM  

Mentat: Anyone see the new short on the Avengers Blu-Ray? I didn't recognize the two characters with Item 47. Were they comic characters?


No, but who knows what they'll do with them in the future movies
 
2012-09-29 10:20:50 AM  

Equilibrist: Well duh. The comics are the storyboards. Saves development costs.


Yes, but Hollywood Math is "if there is a pre-existing fan base of 50 million people who will see this movie no matter what, and it would cost $500 million to make a true to comic adaptation, but only $100 million for a slapped together movie with cheap CGI and hack writers making a new story to avoid extra royalties... where do we hide the $400 million after we make the crap version?"
 
2012-09-29 10:29:50 AM  
...and Shelley Duvall was the end result of 5 generations of controlled breeding to produce a perfect replica of Olive Oyl.
 
2012-09-29 10:33:51 AM  
Part of the normal process of creating a movie is called "Story boarding" where you compose the camera shots in sketches so you know what you need to film.

It looks a lot like a rough draft of a comic book.
 
2012-09-29 10:54:51 AM  
Dear Subby,

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Simcerely.
-SGLS
 
2012-09-29 11:06:21 AM  
I think the ones that were exact shots of the panels were pretty cool. The ones that were just "hey look this exact same thing happened in both but didn't look similar at all" is kinda lame
 
2012-09-29 11:09:35 AM  
A case could be made that Sin City broke Rodriguez's brain. There is no other excuse for The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D

Or it could be because he makes those kind of movies to finance the kind of movies he wants to make
 
2012-09-29 11:25:08 AM  

wildcardjack: Part of the normal process of creating a movie is called "Story boarding" where you compose the camera shots in sketches so you know what you need to film.

It looks a lot like a rough draft of a comic book.

 

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2012-09-29 11:30:58 AM  
This is considered news?????
 
2012-09-29 11:34:30 AM  

kronicfeld: Get this. There was a scene in "Iron Man" in which Tony Stark - are you still listening - PUT ON THE IRON MAN SUIT


Spoilers dude! Jesus....
 
2012-09-29 11:47:25 AM  
i29.photobucket.com

Call me when they recreate any of these.
 
2012-09-29 12:39:29 PM  
It's a movie about a comic book you retarded simean! Of course they're going to recreate comic book panels, that's kind of the point.
 
2012-09-29 12:54:12 PM  
in the punisher movie with thomas jane, they recreate the scene from punisher war zone #1 where he sticks a popsicle in a guys back but the guy thinks its a blowtorch. its my very favorite scene from any punisher comic cause it was so hilarious and unexpected coming from a violent psycho like the punisher. i was thrilled that they used that scene in the movie, even though the rest of the movie was unforgivably bad.
 
2012-09-29 01:12:21 PM  
I bet there's not a lot that gets past subby.
 
2012-09-29 01:15:07 PM  
Aside from the cinematography in the whole film, some people said in Watchmen, when they do that normal speed-slow motion-normal speed thing, the moment in slow motion is a panel of the comic book. Didnt compared myself and cant remember the whole thing by now, but this was a smart move
 
2012-09-29 02:06:53 PM  

Crewmannumber6: It's a movie about a comic book you retarded simean! Of course they're going to recreate comic book panels, that's kind of the point.


Not even close, unless you were trying to spell the name "Simeon".
Why is it always the ones flinging around "retarded" that do this?
 
2012-09-29 02:20:22 PM  

MorePeasPlease: Crewmannumber6: It's a movie about a comic book you retarded simean! Of course they're going to recreate comic book panels, that's kind of the point.

Not even close, unless you were trying to spell the name "Simeon".
Why is it always the ones flinging around "retarded" that do this?


Because I'm not a very goo spellur. But my point is still valid
 
2012-09-29 02:21:30 PM  

Makh: Minus a few pages including some of the best dialogue to make room for more slow motion fighting The Watchmen was damn near exactly like the graphic novel.

 
2012-09-29 02:35:33 PM  

The Incredible Sexual Egg: A case could be made that Sin City broke Rodriguez's brain. There is no other excuse for The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D

Or it could be because he makes those kind of movies to finance the kind of movies he wants to make


That, and the fact that he has flat-out said that those movies were made for his kids.
 
2012-09-29 02:50:23 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Because I'm not a very goo spellur. But my point is still valid


Yes, it is.
 
2012-09-29 03:18:13 PM  

Smashed Hat: RexTalionis:
Here's one that was actually snuck in:

Captain America movie:


Yeah the original Human Torch cameo was genius. That's a real Easter egg. So of course it didn't make the article.



This was my favorite one in Captain America:

i.newsarama.com

THAT is the kind of thing that was aimed at the comic geeks. It makes me want to see Arnim Zola come back. It makes me wonder what Marvel Studios has in store for a future appearance by M.O.D.O.K., too.
 
2012-09-29 03:45:27 PM  

Mister Peejay: Equilibrist: Well duh. The comics are the storyboards. Saves development costs.

Yes, but Hollywood Math is "if there is a pre-existing fan base of 50 million people who will see this movie no matter what, and it would cost $500 million to make a true to comic adaptation, but only $100 million for a slapped together movie with cheap CGI and hack writers making a new story to avoid extra royalties... where do we hide the $400 million after we make the crap version?"


May also have something to do with the fact that they're not going to spend $500 million on a movie aimed at an audience of comic geeks who are more likely to torrent it instead of buying a ticket anyway. 

Besides, even in your scenario, there would be a part of the comic culture that would complain about the movie anyway. It's kind of how they roll.
 
2012-09-29 03:57:41 PM  

taxandspend: The Incredible Sexual Egg: A case could be made that Sin City broke Rodriguez's brain. There is no other excuse for The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D

Or it could be because he makes those kind of movies to finance the kind of movies he wants to make

Don't knock Sharkboy and Lavagirl. What else do you expect to get when your preteen kids help you write it?


Axe Cop would make a badass movie.
 
2012-09-29 04:01:08 PM  

stoli n coke:
Besides, even in your scenario, there would be a part of the comic culture that would complain about the movie anyway. It's kind of how they roll.


Notice how I said 50 million *who will see it anyway*.

And then there are the people who'd say something like "Worst movie ever. I will only watch it three more times... this week."
 
2012-09-29 04:07:21 PM  
What's even more clever is when directors of movies based on traditional novels sneak in scenes that appeared in the book. They don't even have pictures to work with!
 
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