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2014-08-06 08:04:29 PM  
Makes sense, the audiences would cannibalize each other hurting both but DC's offering would likely have taken the brunt of it.
 
2014-08-06 08:59:12 PM  

Nefarious: Makes sense, the audiences would cannibalize each other hurting both but DC's offering would likely have taken the brunt of it.


This. People would be so undecided about which movie to go see they would most likely have to rely on a coin toss.
 
2014-08-06 08:59:24 PM  
Told ya.
 
2014-08-06 09:06:46 PM  
Funny, I thought Blink was a Marvel character.
 
2014-08-06 09:09:38 PM  
th06.deviantart.net
 
2014-08-06 09:34:02 PM  
Dwayne Johnson as Shazam

Don't you mean Captain Marvel?

/knows they changed it officially in 2012
 
2014-08-06 09:57:07 PM  

texdent: Nefarious: Makes sense, the audiences would cannibalize each other hurting both but DC's offering would likely have taken the brunt of it.

This. People would be so undecided about which movie to go see they would most likely have to rely on a coin toss.


...I would go see Captain America as the Marvel movies have been proven to be the ones to consistently be GOOD. Not only that but First Avenger and Winter Soldier are pretty much the best single hero movies they made.

I would then, yes, begrudgingly go see Bats vs. Supes... cause as consistently disappointing as the DC movies have been, in the deepest pit of my black heart, I hold a glimmer of hope they will make a GOOD one. I generally like the DC lineup better than Marvel (not that I can openly say I like DC better than Marvel anymore with a straight face. Good lord DC) and want to see these characters appear on the silver screen in the same way the Marvel heroes do. A good start would be to drop the dour scowly muted tone of the damn things and bring in some levity and color. I'm usually first in line when it comes to taking Super Heroes seriously but god damn it's a movie about a guy who can shoot lasers out of his eyes when he gets a tan!

Note: Yes, the first two Nolan Batman's were GOOD, fantastic even, but they aren't Batman movies... They're The Departed with Batman IN them.
 
2014-08-06 10:01:12 PM  

Will-Mun: Yes, the first two Nolan Batman's were GOOD, fantastic even, but they aren't Batman movies... They're The Departed with Batman IN them.


justinvoelkel.me
 
2014-08-06 10:25:44 PM  

HawgWild: Will-Mun: Yes, the first two Nolan Batman's were GOOD, fantastic even, but they aren't Batman movies... They're The Departed with Batman IN them.

[justinvoelkel.me image 200x164]


-Sigh- Alright, look. Let me try to explain my point with this, because I fully admit it was a very glib statement. In the Nolan vision of Batman do you ever think you will see Poison Ivy? Mr. Freeze? How about even the Ventriloquist? The closest we got to a Robin was this adult amalgam of the three most famous Robin's taking the Batman mantle. Nolan took Batman and put him in the "real" world. And it was great! Well, the first two times at least.

But Batman doesn't belong in the "real" world because in the real world when someone dresses up like a bat to fight crime they end up as a body on the 11 O'Clock News. I want a Batman who wears a costume not armor, a Batman who drives a Batmobile that is CALLED the Batmobile and doesn't look like a tank. I want grappling hooks and baterangs and, well, the stupid shiat that makes Batman cool and COMPLETELY unrealistic.

No. I don't want Batman and Robin, shut up.

It's hard to articulate, okay? Again I ADORE Batman Begins and Dark Knight. They're fantastic retellings of Batman in a realistic world. But I certainly wouldn't mind a Batman film that was a little more, well, Batman.
 
2014-08-06 10:32:24 PM  
I find it interesting not that it was moved.   I expect WB to blink.    But they moved it out of the summer which is not a good sign.    What does the studio know already.
 
2014-08-06 11:18:46 PM  

jbmmwest: I find it interesting not that it was moved.   I expect WB to blink.    But they moved it out of the summer which is not a good sign.    What does the studio know already.


DC's crapping their pants. They've moved this Bats/Supes one twice now, because they don't want to be anywhere near a Marvel movie, because Marvel OWNS their arses at the movies (and will very shortly double-own them on TV, what with Daredevil and Agent Carter and the other three Netflix ones).

Marvel could announce it's going to put out a movie featuring Matter Eater Lad and Blockade Boy on the same day DC has now moved Bats and Supes to, and DC would defecate on itself, scream like a schoolgirl, and shift the movie launch date again.

 img.fark.net
 
2014-08-06 11:19:29 PM  

fusillade762: Dwayne Johnson as Shazam

Don't you mean Captain Marvel?

/knows they changed it officially in 2012


I'm more stuck on the dumbass move to cast Dwayne Johnson. Don't get me wrong, I like the guy and love most of his movies. But he's never played a straight dramatic role. He's too over-the-top to play Captain Marvel.

Unless DC goes the comedy route and does the Marvel Framily, including Uncle Marvel
 
2014-08-06 11:22:56 PM  

festus: jbmmwest: I find it interesting not that it was moved.   I expect WB to blink.    But they moved it out of the summer which is not a good sign.    What does the studio know already.

DC's crapping their pants. They've moved this Bats/Supes one twice now, because they don't want to be anywhere near a Marvel movie, because Marvel OWNS their arses at the movies (and will very shortly double-own them on TV, what with Daredevil and Agent Carter and the other three Netflix ones).

Marvel could announce it's going to put out a movie featuring Matter Eater Lad and Blockade Boy on the same day DC has now moved Bats and Supes to, and DC would defecate on itself, scream like a schoolgirl, and shift the movie launch date again.

 [img.fark.net image 560x553]


Marvel is not going to sleep with you ...
 
2014-08-06 11:27:08 PM  

HawgWild: Marvel is not going to sleep with you ...


I've just been jonesing for a chance to post up something about Matter Eater Lad. He's lamer than Aquaman. And that's pretty lame.
 
2014-08-06 11:31:54 PM  

festus: HawgWild: Marvel is not going to sleep with you ...

I've just been jonesing for a chance to post up something about Matter Eater Lad. He's lamer than Aquaman. And that's pretty lame.


Ah ...
 
2014-08-06 11:38:51 PM  
Goddamn!
 
2014-08-06 11:47:55 PM  

Nefarious: Makes sense, the audiences would cannibalize each other hurting both but DC's offering would likely have taken the brunt of it.


jbmmwest: I find it interesting not that it was moved.   I expect WB to blink.    But they moved it out of the summer which is not a good sign.    What does the studio know already.


Since Batman is already filming, they can move it up to Spring Break, instead of a weekend where most schools are still in session.

If Warners pushed the release back, I'd say they were worried, like when they delayed Great Gatsby by 5 months so they could reshoot and re-edit a lot of it, but this sounds like they just want to get out ahead of an already crowded field.
 
2014-08-06 11:49:03 PM  
They mention Sandman but I can't see how that would be tied into their superhero stuff.
 
2014-08-06 11:52:16 PM  

brigid_fitch: fusillade762: Dwayne Johnson as Shazam

Don't you mean Captain Marvel?

/knows they changed it officially in 2012

I'm more stuck on the dumbass move to cast Dwayne Johnson. Don't get me wrong, I like the guy and love most of his movies. But he's never played a straight dramatic role. He's too over-the-top to play Captain Marvel.

Unless DC goes the comedy route and does the Marvel Framily, including Uncle Marvel


Because when I think 'straight, down-to-earth drama', I think 'Kid who turns into a child-minded adult with magical superpowers'.

/Marvel is kicking DC's ass because DC is afraid of making anything other than Gritty Brown Angstfests.
 
2014-08-06 11:52:27 PM  

stoli n coke: Nefarious: Makes sense, the audiences would cannibalize each other hurting both but DC's offering would likely have taken the brunt of it.

jbmmwest: I find it interesting not that it was moved.   I expect WB to blink.    But they moved it out of the summer which is not a good sign.    What does the studio know already.

Since Batman is already filming, they can move it up to Spring Break, instead of a weekend where most schools are still in session.

If Warners pushed the release back, I'd say they were worried, like when they delayed Great Gatsby by 5 months so they could reshoot and re-edit a lot of it, but this sounds like they just want to get out ahead of an already crowded field.


BvS was already pushed back from its Summer 2015 release date, so it's hard to say what's going on right now.
 
2014-08-06 11:53:28 PM  

festus: HawgWild: Marvel is not going to sleep with you ...

I've just been jonesing for a chance to post up something about Matter Eater Lad. He's lamer than Aquaman. And that's pretty lame.


Matter-Eater Lad is farking awesome. His power is weird, but the character was always interesting.
 
2014-08-06 11:55:44 PM  

festus: HawgWild: Marvel is not going to sleep with you ...

I've just been jonesing for a chance to post up something about Matter Eater Lad. He's lamer than Aquaman. And that's pretty lame.


Ahh, but is he as lame as Cypher?
 
2014-08-06 11:58:55 PM  

festus: jbmmwest: I find it interesting not that it was moved.   I expect WB to blink.    But they moved it out of the summer which is not a good sign.    What does the studio know already.

DC's crapping their pants. They've moved this Bats/Supes one twice now, because they don't want to be anywhere near a Marvel movie, because Marvel OWNS their arses at the movies (and will very shortly double-own them on TV, what with Daredevil and Agent Carter and the other three Netflix ones).

Marvel could announce it's going to put out a movie featuring Matter Eater Lad and Blockade Boy on the same day DC has now moved Bats and Supes to, and DC would defecate on itself, scream like a schoolgirl, and shift the movie launch date again.

 [img.fark.net image 560x553]


I'm pretty sure Marvel would have a wee problem using DC IP to make a movie.

What they ought to do is buy the Power Puff Girls IP and announce they are making a live-action movie starring Honey Boo Boo, Miley Cyrus, and Woody Allen, but the voices will be dubbed by Kanye West, Stephen Hawking, and a Dyson vacuum cleaner full of nails - and Uwe Boll will direct on a budget of €37.12.  Then put that out on March 25.  Basically dare DC to not blink, while smiling like fiends.

/Superman vs Batman would probably end up debuting on January 2nd.
 
2014-08-06 11:58:55 PM  

festus: jbmmwest: I find it interesting not that it was moved.   I expect WB to blink.    But they moved it out of the summer which is not a good sign.    What does the studio know already.

DC's crapping their pants. They've moved this Bats/Supes one twice now, because they don't want to be anywhere near a Marvel movie, because Marvel OWNS their arses at the movies (and will very shortly double-own them on TV, what with Daredevil and Agent Carter and the other three Netflix ones).

Marvel could announce it's going to put out a movie featuring Matter Eater Lad and Blockade Boy on the same day DC has now moved Bats and Supes to, and DC would defecate on itself, scream like a schoolgirl, and shift the movie launch date again.

 [img.fark.net image 560x553]


31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-07 12:00:26 AM  

Will-Mun: But I certainly wouldn't mind a Batman film that was a little more, well, Batman.


I would watch the shiat out of an  Arkham movie. I didn't play Origins, but the first two games were amazing and really drew me in to the Batman lore easily.
 
2014-08-07 12:02:18 AM  

Sweet Chin Music: stoli n coke: Nefarious: Makes sense, the audiences would cannibalize each other hurting both but DC's offering would likely have taken the brunt of it.

jbmmwest: I find it interesting not that it was moved.   I expect WB to blink.    But they moved it out of the summer which is not a good sign.    What does the studio know already.

Since Batman is already filming, they can move it up to Spring Break, instead of a weekend where most schools are still in session.

If Warners pushed the release back, I'd say they were worried, like when they delayed Great Gatsby by 5 months so they could reshoot and re-edit a lot of it, but this sounds like they just want to get out ahead of an already crowded field.

BvS was already pushed back from its Summer 2015 release date, so it's hard to say what's going on right now.


They're taking a lesson from the first Hunger Games movie. Get it out at a time when there is less competition.

If it comes out May 6th, it's a weekend where school is in session.
If it comes out in the middle of March, it's when lots of kids are on Spring Break, and not all of them are traveling, and they're all looking for something to do.
 
2014-08-07 12:03:57 AM  
Gee, what a big friggin' surprise. There are only so many theaters where these movies could open in IMAX 3D, and which studio do you think carries more clout with theater chains around the country, DC/WB or Disney/Pixar/Marvel?
 
2014-08-07 12:05:02 AM  
DC Exec 1:  We'll show Marvel we're not intimidated by them!  We'll put Supes v Batman up against Captain America and we'll see who wins!
DC Exec 2:  Marvel's movie about a talking tree and a psychopathic raccoon just made $94 million.
DC Exec 1:  Fark.
 
2014-08-07 12:06:04 AM  

festus: HawgWild: Marvel is not going to sleep with you ...

I've just been jonesing for a chance to post up something about Matter Eater Lad. He's lamer than Aquaman. And that's pretty lame.


Aquaman is only lame when written badly. He rules a highly-advanced civilization that owns 3/4 of the entire planet, and is nearly as strong and durable as Superman due to the pressure,.And that's ignoring that he has control over  everything living in the sea.

/Also, Matter-Eater Lad and Blockade Boy are DC.
 
2014-08-07 12:14:29 AM  
Dawn of Justice doesn't come out until farking 2016? And there are no other related movies coming out in between? And we keep getting all this farking hype about it, with pre-production stills and stuff... what the fark.

Marvel will manage to produce and release TWO Captain America movies, with Avengers 2 (including Cap) in between the start and end of the hype around Dawn of Justice.

Warner/DC/whatever needs to get their shiat together.
 
2014-08-07 12:17:57 AM  

LordJiro: festus: HawgWild: Marvel is not going to sleep with you ...

I've just been jonesing for a chance to post up something about Matter Eater Lad. He's lamer than Aquaman. And that's pretty lame.

Aquaman is only lame when written badly. He rules a highly-advanced civilization that owns 3/4 of the entire planet, and is nearly as strong and durable as Superman due to the pressure,.And that's ignoring that he has control over  everything living in the sea.
.


i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-07 12:20:52 AM  

Will-Mun: HawgWild: Will-Mun: Yes, the first two Nolan Batman's were GOOD, fantastic even, but they aren't Batman movies... They're The Departed with Batman IN them.

[justinvoelkel.me image 200x164]

-Sigh- Alright, look. Let me try to explain my point with this, because I fully admit it was a very glib statement. In the Nolan vision of Batman do you ever think you will see Poison Ivy? Mr. Freeze? How about even the Ventriloquist? The closest we got to a Robin was this adult amalgam of the three most famous Robin's taking the Batman mantle. Nolan took Batman and put him in the "real" world. And it was great! Well, the first two times at least.

But Batman doesn't belong in the "real" world because in the real world when someone dresses up like a bat to fight crime they end up as a body on the 11 O'Clock News. I want a Batman who wears a costume not armor, a Batman who drives a Batmobile that is CALLED the Batmobile and doesn't look like a tank. I want grappling hooks and baterangs and, well, the stupid shiat that makes Batman cool and COMPLETELY unrealistic.

No. I don't want Batman and Robin, shut up.

It's hard to articulate, okay? Again I ADORE Batman Begins and Dark Knight. They're fantastic retellings of Batman in a realistic world. But I certainly wouldn't mind a Batman film that was a little more, well, Batman.


Batman can be armored cool and serious and still have redonkulous enemies.

See batman the animated series.
 
2014-08-07 12:22:47 AM  

Will-Mun: texdent: Nefarious: Makes sense, the audiences would cannibalize each other hurting both but DC's offering would likely have taken the brunt of it.

This. People would be so undecided about which movie to go see they would most likely have to rely on a coin toss.

...I would go see Captain America as the Marvel movies have been proven to be the ones to consistently be GOOD. Not only that but First Avenger and Winter Soldier are pretty much the best single hero movies they made.

I would then, yes, begrudgingly go see Bats vs. Supes... cause as consistently disappointing as the DC movies have been, in the deepest pit of my black heart, I hold a glimmer of hope they will make a GOOD one. I generally like the DC lineup better than Marvel (not that I can openly say I like DC better than Marvel anymore with a straight face. Good lord DC) and want to see these characters appear on the silver screen in the same way the Marvel heroes do. A good start would be to drop the dour scowly muted tone of the damn things and bring in some levity and color. I'm usually first in line when it comes to taking Super Heroes seriously but god damn it's a movie about a guy who can shoot lasers out of his eyes when he gets a tan!

Note: Yes, the first two Nolan Batman's were GOOD, fantastic even, but they aren't Batman movies... They're The Departed with Batman IN them.


I guess my top 5 super duper hero movies goes as

5. Iron Man 2
4. The Avengers
3. Spiderman 2
2. The Dark Knight
1. Superman
 
2014-08-07 12:24:28 AM  

Smackledorfer: Will-Mun: HawgWild: Will-Mun: Yes, the first two Nolan Batman's were GOOD, fantastic even, but they aren't Batman movies... They're The Departed with Batman IN them.

[justinvoelkel.me image 200x164]

-Sigh- Alright, look. Let me try to explain my point with this, because I fully admit it was a very glib statement. In the Nolan vision of Batman do you ever think you will see Poison Ivy? Mr. Freeze? How about even the Ventriloquist? The closest we got to a Robin was this adult amalgam of the three most famous Robin's taking the Batman mantle. Nolan took Batman and put him in the "real" world. And it was great! Well, the first two times at least.

But Batman doesn't belong in the "real" world because in the real world when someone dresses up like a bat to fight crime they end up as a body on the 11 O'Clock News. I want a Batman who wears a costume not armor, a Batman who drives a Batmobile that is CALLED the Batmobile and doesn't look like a tank. I want grappling hooks and baterangs and, well, the stupid shiat that makes Batman cool and COMPLETELY unrealistic.

No. I don't want Batman and Robin, shut up.

It's hard to articulate, okay? Again I ADORE Batman Begins and Dark Knight. They're fantastic retellings of Batman in a realistic world. But I certainly wouldn't mind a Batman film that was a little more, well, Batman.

Batman can be armored cool and serious and still have redonkulous enemies.

See batman the animated series.


Also, the Arkham games.
 
2014-08-07 12:27:54 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: LordJiro: festus: HawgWild: Marvel is not going to sleep with you ...

I've just been jonesing for a chance to post up something about Matter Eater Lad. He's lamer than Aquaman. And that's pretty lame.

Aquaman is only lame when written badly. He rules a highly-advanced civilization that owns 3/4 of the entire planet, and is nearly as strong and durable as Superman due to the pressure,.And that's ignoring that he has control over  everything living in the sea.
.

[i291.photobucket.com image 320x240]


EVERYONE sucked in Superfriends. Aquaman just had the worst of it.
 
2014-08-07 12:29:43 AM  
As others stated, this was a good move on both companies to avoid stepping on each other.
 
2014-08-07 12:32:37 AM  

jonny_q: Dawn of Justice doesn't come out until farking 2016? And there are no other related movies coming out in between? And we keep getting all this farking hype about it, with pre-production stills and stuff... what the fark.

Marvel will manage to produce and release TWO Captain America movies, with Avengers 2 (including Cap) in between the start and end of the hype around Dawn of Justice.

Warner/DC/whatever needs to get their shiat together.


Marvel Studios will have made more than $3 billion and some of the best reviewed movies in the genre by the time BvS hits theaters. People like to say that Marvel's winning, but it could be said that Marvel won outright given how wide the gap is at this point.
 
2014-08-07 12:33:14 AM  

RoxtarRyan: As others stated, this was a good move on both companies to avoid stepping on each other.


I get the feeling Marvel's boot isn't too worried about where DC's ant treads.
 
2014-08-07 12:49:57 AM  

BroVinny: RoxtarRyan: As others stated, this was a good move on both companies to avoid stepping on each other.

I get the feeling Marvel's boot isn't too worried about where DC's ant treads.


Maybe not, but it still would have been less money in their pockets. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of studios who release blockbuster movies talk to others to avoid releasing big films right on top of each other. Not quite to the same scale, but I can understand a bit why they would...  I do part time work at a bar, and we do the same thing with other competing bars in the area in terms of special events like Halloween parties, summer parties, Christmas parties, etc. We work with each other to not have them all on the same night. Sometimes the bar who has their event first gets more money, sure, but it sure beats potentially losing a massive amount of clientele because they have to choose one bar over another for the entire night, or stay at each one for 1 drink and barhop.  We also work together so one bar has a trivia night while another has a band while another might do something like karaoke, etc, and the relationship doesn't stop there. We help each other out if there's a shortage of liquor from distributors, give heads-up to other bars if there are police stings or checkpoints (just in case a bar happens to not be doing so good of a job carding), and we often have the same bartenders working at multiple bars.

Good relationships, even between companies, is good for business. You can likely apply the same thing to video game studios for AAA games release dates and other industries as well.
 
2014-08-07 12:51:22 AM  

fusillade762: They mention Sandman but I can't see how that would be tied into their superhero stuff.


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At the beginning the comic was firmly as part of the DC comic universe. It was only later when the Vertigo line was launching that they partitioned off the Vertigo-verse a bit. Recently, they've reversed that with stuff like this:

wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net

It's just like Guardians of the Galaxy with Marvel. All of the superheroing on Earth is just a tiny part of the bigger story happening with Sandman.
 
2014-08-07 12:56:37 AM  

festus: HawgWild: Marvel is not going to sleep with you ...

I've just been jonesing for a chance to post up something about Matter Eater Lad. He's lamer than Aquaman. And that's pretty lame.


Except for Bouncing Boy, who's not only super-lame and has an INCREDIBLY lame origin, but is a degrading stereotype of heavy-set people.

i.kinja-img.com
 
2014-08-07 01:13:17 AM  
I think the fact the Guardians did well above expectations made them rethink their decision to open opposite Cap 3. If Marvel can score the biggest August opening ever with such an "unknown" property (with good reviews as well), it shows that they are likely to be going strong for a while with their top-tier characters.

It also put Marvel in the position that even if their opening was hurt by the Superfriends movie, they could afford to take the hit, because they are consistently producing blockbusters even with "lesser" properties, whereas WB most definitely needs a major success to maintain their credibility, and losing box office to Cap 3 would be enough to make them the loser no matter which film had more weekend box office.
 
2014-08-07 01:15:48 AM  

Mad_Radhu: fusillade762: They mention Sandman but I can't see how that would be tied into their superhero stuff.

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At the beginning the comic was firmly as part of the DC comic universe. It was only later when the Vertigo line was launching that they partitioned off the Vertigo-verse a bit. Recently, they've reversed that with stuff like this:

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It's just like Guardians of the Galaxy with Marvel. All of the superheroing on Earth is just a tiny part of the bigger story happening with Sandman.


Was issue #5 the one that gave the terrifying new spin on the lame old villain Dr. Destiny? Was that his name? Anyway, whatever issue it was and whatever his name, that was a damned freaky issue, centered around a long-term "classic" DC villain.
 
2014-08-07 01:18:19 AM  
It's simple. DC & WB are seemingly  ashamed that Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, etc. are from comic books. Any time they make a superhero movie or show they distance the live-action stuff from the comic books by a significant degree. They go for gritty realism, muted and dark colors, and costumes that aren't really costumes. They need all their movie versions to have tragic back-stories. It's like every Batman and Superman movie since the late 1990s was written by Edgar Allen Poe.

They're so ashamed of Superman being a comic book character that they can't even let him wear red & blue -- He has to wear this dark maroon and nearly-indigo outfit. They have to texture it like a basketball, too--- It can't be smooth! That would just be silly! Nope, it has to look like something a morbid cyclist would wear. Then they drench the characters in pathos. Superman was first a creepy stalker (Returns) and then became a mopey, self-loathing, morose fool who stood there and let his father die for the dumbest reasons possible.

Batman, of course, starts out with dead parents (and that annoying pearls-dropping scene) and then the rest of the movies are spent with him finding ways to not be likable as Bruce Wayne while battling inner demons and flashing back to gritty scenes of him in prison, learning to kill, and seeking revenge against his parents' killer. His detective skills are, once again, severely limited in favor of him being a soldier wearing a bat-themed suit of battle armor.

And now we come to this new flick... And judging from the brown filter on all the early stills, and the same old muted, darkened color schemes for the costumes, we're in for more of the dreary emo DC Movie Universe.

It's like WB and DC learned NOTHING from how much people loved Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, and Young Justice.

As I said... They seem to be embarrassed by the characters' literary origins. They think that by darkening up the characters costumes, origins, and behaviors, they are lending some sort of legitimacy to them in live-action, when really, it diminishes them significantly.
 
2014-08-07 01:21:55 AM  

ontariolightning: 1. Superman


static.gamespot.com
 
2014-08-07 01:26:45 AM  
Ive been watching a bunch of the DC Animated movies and they are excellent.

Assault on Arkham was great.


Marvel does much better live action movies though
 
2014-08-07 01:51:54 AM  

soseussme: Was issue #5 the one that gave the terrifying new spin on the lame old villain Dr. Destiny? Was that his name? Anyway, whatever issue it was and whatever his name, that was a damned freaky issue, centered around a long-term "classic" DC villain.


Yeah, it was Dr. Destiny. Issue #6 was the one where he took over the all night diner and used his powers to torture the people in the diner in various ways, like a kid messing with ants while he is also slowly driving the world at large insane.

static.comicvine.com


geek-news.mtv.com


images.popmatters.com

Messed. Up.
 
2014-08-07 01:54:12 AM  
LOL, seeing all the Marvel drones jerking each other off in this topic is hilarious.

I'll paraphrase what a fine gentleman said above: Joe Quesada ain't going to sleep with you.

Anyway, uh, do you think they decided their entire slate of movies on a weekend? XD You guys are ridiculous.

One of them would have to move and WB/DC had more to lose because Marvel could sacrifice Cap3 and get less money, but WB/DC wants BvS to be a resounding success. Also May 2016 was getting overcrowded. Assuming they didn't move we'd gotten: Cap3, BvS, Alice 2 and X-Men Apocalypse all within the span of 15 days. Yeah, it would have been a bloodbath.

Moving to Spring Break is smart business decision.

BTW, WB is the largest Hollywood studio and the one who makes the most money. I'm sure they know a thing or two about making successful movies. Sure, the DC output has been a coin toss, but that was old management. Kevin Tsujihara was appointed CEO last year and he's decidedly focused in maximizing the presence of their DC catalog.

Now, you can biatch and moan all you want, the DCMU is coming and is coming hard, you better brace.

If you want DC to fail, you're just an idiot, because that harms the genre. You should want both of them to be successful.

I watched GOTG on Thursday night and again on Sunday night. Both times on IMAX. It was a very enjoyable movie with tons of charm and heart.

Oh and to the guy who posted the idiotic Brent Wart tweet about Wonder Woman and Rocket Raccoon:

Promoting a movie with a talking animal IS easier and more profitable than one with a mythological warrior woman. It's why movies with talking animals are among the most successful ever.

If not, then where's Marvel female-led movie? Exactly.

Now you can return to your circle jerk and drink each other's jizz. I'll be re-reading The Infinity Revelation where Thanos and Adam Warlock wreck this mammoth of a team:

static.comicvine.com
 
2014-08-07 01:54:42 AM  

TV's Vinnie: festus: HawgWild: Marvel is not going to sleep with you ...

I've just been jonesing for a chance to post up something about Matter Eater Lad. He's lamer than Aquaman. And that's pretty lame.

Except for Bouncing Boy, who's not only super-lame and has an INCREDIBLY lame origin, but is a degrading stereotype of heavy-set people.

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You do realize that DC made it up to him but having him hook up with and marry Triplicate Girl/Triad, right? He gets an automatic foursome every night.
 
2014-08-07 01:58:21 AM  

rocky_howard: LOL, seeing all the Marvel drones jerking each other off in this topic is hilarious.

I'll paraphrase what a fine gentleman said above: Joe Quesada ain't going to sleep with you.

Anyway, uh, do you think they decided their entire slate of movies on a weekend? XD You guys are ridiculous.

One of them would have to move and WB/DC had more to lose because Marvel could sacrifice Cap3 and get less money, but WB/DC wants BvS to be a resounding success. Also May 2016 was getting overcrowded. Assuming they didn't move we'd gotten: Cap3, BvS, Alice 2 and X-Men Apocalypse all within the span of 15 days. Yeah, it would have been a bloodbath.

Moving to Spring Break is smart business decision.

BTW, WB is the largest Hollywood studio and the one who makes the most money. I'm sure they know a thing or two about making successful movies. Sure, the DC output has been a coin toss, but that was old management. Kevin Tsujihara was appointed CEO last year and he's decidedly focused in maximizing the presence of their DC catalog.

Now, you can biatch and moan all you want, the DCMU is coming and is coming hard, you better brace.

If you want DC to fail, you're just an idiot, because that harms the genre. You should want both of them to be successful.

I watched GOTG on Thursday night and again on Sunday night. Both times on IMAX. It was a very enjoyable movie with tons of charm and heart.

Oh and to the guy who posted the idiotic Brent Wart tweet about Wonder Woman and Rocket Raccoon:

Promoting a movie with a talking animal IS easier and more profitable than one with a mythological warrior woman. It's why movies with talking animals are among the most successful ever.

If not, then where's Marvel female-led movie? Exactly.

Now you can return to your circle jerk and drink each other's jizz. I'll be re-reading The Infinity Revelation where Thanos and Adam Warlock wreck this mammoth of a team:

[static.comicvine.com image 850x1291]


Did you just spend an entire post whining about Marvel and defending DC, then conclude it with saying you're going to read a Marvel story?
 
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