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Title: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 5, 2004, 11:28 AM
With the big craze of Hollywood creating comics-based movies, it has been a good time for comic fans at the movies over the past few years....with more to come from what I have heard.  What are some of your favorites, what would you like to see done, or what should have been done differently in your eyes?  I can't personally speak for all of them (haven't seen Hulk, Hellboy yet....not sure if I will see the Punisher movie either), but here's some of my favorites:

X2: X-Men United - Probably my favorite comics-based movie, pretty well done I think (as was the first).  I hope this franchise is able to continue, as long as they can keep the same actors and keep the stories good.  Looking forward to X3.

Spider-man - Spidey was my favorite comic (and superhero) growing up, so I was pretty excited to see him come to the big screen finally.  I didn't particularly care for the "costume" of the Green Goblin in the first movie, but otherwise I thought the movie was pretty good.  Looking forward to seeing Spidey 2, with Doc Ock this summer (released on my birthday now :P).  Another franchise I hope can keep going, with the same actors.

X-Men - Good comic movie.  I enjoyed the second a little more, but the first was very good as well.  Set up some characters pretty well.  Like I said earlier, hoping for more of these movies (and hopefully appearances by Beast, Gambit, more Colossus, etc.)

Batman (1989) - I was pretty excited to see this movie when it was released.  Bats was always my favorite non-marvel character, and it was great seeing him on the big screen as well.  I think this was the best of the bunch, and Michael Keaton was surprisingly good as Bruce Wayne/Batman I thought.  Nicholson was a good Joker as well....and the whole movie was nice and dark, like Batman should be in my opinion.  I hope the reboot with Batman Begins returns these movies (and character) to the "coolness" they had before.

Batman Returns - Another good Batman movie.  I know some of my friends didn't care for it though, and some really liked it.  Nice seeing Penguin/Catwoman (pretty well cast I think).  I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the first one, but still very good.

Batman Forever/Batman and Robin - Yikes.  This is where it all started to go wrong :).

Superman - Still an all-time classic I think.  My wife really likes this movie, as she remembers watching it often growing up.  Christopher Reeve did a great job in this role I think too.  First one was my favorite here as well.  I saw all of the movies, but to be honest don't remember the other ones quite as well as the first...so I can't comment on them much.  There are always on again-off again rumors of bringing this movie franchise back, hopefully they do a good job with it.

Daredevil - Eh, so so for me.  Not terrible, but not the greatest either.  When I first saw it, I liked it...but now the luster has worn off a little bit.  I actually picked up the DVD, but don't know if I should have now.  Maybe it was the fact that I wasn't into the character enough growing up either, but overall it wasn't too bad.  From what I have heard, Affleck doesn't want much to do with this franchise anymore, unless Kevin Smith is involved, so this might be the end of that anyways.

I think that is pretty much what I have seen of the super hero movies (or remember much of at least).  The Spidey, X-Men, and Batman franchises are my favorites, and I hope they continue as long as they are well done.  I think many have learned from the mistakes of Batman Forever/Batman and Robin (at least I hope so), and try their best to stay true to the characters.  There have been other comic movies rumored to be coming in the future as well...some off the top of my head include: Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Ghost Rider, Wonder Woman, Elektra, Catwoman, etc.  Any others you would like to see...casting ideas for rumored projects, or anything else comic or superhero film related...I'd be glad to hear it :).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 5, 2004, 11:32 AM
Also, just read these today as well, various comic movie bits:


Release Dates:
Batman Begins - June 17, 2005
X-Men 3 - May 5, 2006

New Spider-man 2 Trailer (2 1/2 minutes long) to appear during "The Apprentice" this Thursday.

Possible Director Announcement for Fantastic Four coming Tuesday.

Also sounds like they are moving forward with a Hulk sequel.

All this news (and more) can be found on SuperHeroHype.com.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediMAC on April 5, 2004, 04:15 PM
I've never been into comics, but I enjoy a good super hero movie as much as the next movie goer.  Not sure what my "favorite" would be, but I enjoyed the following:

Superman I and II

Batman I and II

Spiderman

Still waiting for Wonder Woman though!   :-*  I always loved the Super Friends cartoon when I was real young.  It'd be pretty cool to see them make a movie or series out of that, with all the super heroes together.  Aquaman was always my favorite, so I'd love to see him on the big screen!   8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 5, 2004, 04:43 PM
Changed the title so we can discuss anything comic-book movie related here, but feel free to still list any favorites, what you'd like to see, etc. :)

I always enjoyed the Super Friends as well Matt, wouldn't mind seeing that Justice League team on the big screen.  I think I still have my old Super Powers Aquaman figure from back in the day too, with "swimming action" :P.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on April 5, 2004, 05:10 PM
Aquaman was always my favorite, so I'd love to see him on the big screen!   8)

Are you kidding me?  Aquaman was the worst Super Friend out there and that is including Wendy, Marvin and Wonder Dog

(http://quicksitebuilder.cnet.com/rob_63/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jrsf.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediMAC on April 5, 2004, 05:26 PM
Are you kidding me?  Aquaman was the worst Super Friend out there and that is including Wendy, Marvin and Wonder Dog

That's probably the most stupid comment I've ever seen on this board, and that includes the nonsense about the T-Wolves having a shot at the title this year...   ::)

Aquaman ruled.  How much more cool does it get than being the Tarzan of the sea?!  Getting to swim and be friends with sharks, rays, dolphins, whales, and various other fish...  You don't know WTF you're talking about, dumbass.   >:(
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on April 5, 2004, 05:32 PM
(http://www.lacosa.sion.com/ww/pix/series/ani/ani-04-07.gif)

"Hey they put me in the show because I'm a loser!  Let's try and think of a way yet again to have some battle at sea so I can have a Dolphin save the day instead of me...Mr. Wuss Head.  Never mind that Superman can also swim underwater and is virtually indistructible, Matt Colman loves me so I'm cool"
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediMAC on April 5, 2004, 06:13 PM
(http://www.lacosa.sion.com/ww/pix/series/ani/ani-04-07.gif)

Exactly.  Look at how freakin' cool he is.   8)

BTW, when I see you at C3, I'm gonna beat the livin' snot out of you for bad-mouthin' my boy!   >:(

P.S.  T-Wolves SUCK.   :-*
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 6, 2004, 10:35 AM
The director for the Fantastic Four has been announced (via Filmforce and SuperHeroHype):
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 Tim Story Directing Fantastic Four
Source: Latino Review    
Monday, April 5, 2004

Latino Review are reports that 20th Century Fox and Marvel are going with "Barbershop" director Tim Story for Fantastic Four. Story also directed the upcoming Queen Latifah action-comedy "Taxi".

Filming is expected to start in August, so stay tuned for casting news.
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Also, a story on the latest casting rumors (courtesy of SuperHeroHype.com):

 Fantastic Four Casting Rumors!
Source: Latino Review    
Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Latino Review has added to their news from last night that Tim Story is directing Fantastic Four...

We've been told that two key people are in talks [rumored] to play THE THING and DR DOOM.

First up is THE THING, our source tells us that Michael Chiklis currently the star of TV hit series The Shield is up for the role as Benjamin Grimm aka The Thing.

Second is DR Doom our source also tells us the recent Oscar winner Tim Robbins is up for the role for Dr.Doom.
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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on April 6, 2004, 11:08 AM
We'll probably never see a JLA/Super Friends movie due to licensing issues...I would though love to see an Avengers movie...even that though would get dicey, Cap and Iron Man are on the back burner for movies.  I say scrap them both and crank out something with

Captain America
Thor
Wasp
Giant or Ant-Man
Hawkeye
Iron Man

Drooling just thinking about it
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 6, 2004, 11:14 AM
I always thought and Avengers movie would be pretty sweet, and if they wanted to do "spin-off" movies off of it (Captain America, Iron Man, etc.) after that, they could.  If they can do X-Men with all those different heroes, why not the Avengers?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on April 6, 2004, 02:11 PM
Sounds like the guy who directed Barbershop got the FF directing job. I think his name's Tim Story.

So, are they trying to make the FF flick into a comedy?

My guess is they want a guy who will bring a family element to the the FF. I don't know, whatever.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 8, 2004, 10:52 AM
Just thought I'd post that apparently the Spider-Man 2 trailer (2 1/2 minutes long) is set to air tonight during "The Apprentice".  We don't watch this show, but according to SuperHeroHype, the trailer is supposed to air around the 40 minute mark of the show.  It will also be online later on tonight.  I'm pretty excited for this movie, and anxious to see the full trailer.

Also, SHH also had a story that Ron Perlman appeared on the Best Damn Sports Show and said they just heard this morning that there will be a Hellboy 2.  I haven't seen the first one yet, but from what I have heard it has gotten pretty good reviews.

Also, filmforce has word today that movies centered around Black Widow, as well as Deadpool, have both been confirmed to be in the works.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on April 10, 2004, 03:26 PM
Did you miss The Apprentice like me?

If so, here ya go:
http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_...-man_2/trailer/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_...-man_2/trailer/)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Morgbug on April 10, 2004, 10:09 PM
Thankee sai.  Always nice to catch it as often as you like.  Same trailer as showing in theatres.

Question:  How could you not kiss her? :o

Comment:  Here's hoping they make a better MJ figure than the lame damsel-in-distress-on-balcony figure from the last movie.  
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Diddly on April 11, 2004, 12:11 AM
I heard that Gambit would have a role in X3...


... As a villian! :)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on April 11, 2004, 12:35 AM
That'd be pretty cool.

I just want to see Gambit in an X-movie before they stop making them.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on April 15, 2004, 11:22 AM
Just watched the trailer and it looks good.  Spidey looks a little strange, not polished enough or something.  Can't wait for that one

Punisher OTO...blech
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on April 15, 2004, 11:24 AM
I'm not too sure about the Punisher either. Maybe I'll see it in a matinee if it sucks.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 15, 2004, 11:35 AM
I read over at SuperHeroHype.com the other day that there are already talks of a Punisher 2.  There was an interview with Punisher star Thomas Jane, and he mentions that if this film is a hit, he is already signed on for two more...and the villain in the second one will be Jigsaw.  I'm really not familiar with the Punisher character, except for when he guest-starred in Spidey or Wolverine comics when I was younger, but I assume this is one of his major baddies?  I don't know if I'll see any of these movies, because I'm just not big on the Punisher myself, although I do like comic movies.  I'm waiting for Spidey 2 :P.  Good news though for fans of Punisher, if this one does well, sounds like there could be more at least.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on April 15, 2004, 12:03 PM
Kevin have good feeling about Punisher.


Happy he is.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on April 17, 2004, 12:20 PM
I saw The Punisher last night, and It was the best movie I have seen this year. The person the cast to play Frank Castle was perfect for the role. He fit the charachter perfectly. Granted, he was not as ripped as the Punisher when he made his first apearance in Spider-Man, but he was a large fellow.

The movie started out a little confusing, but everything falls into place. The movie is played out so you can feel sympathy for Frank, at the loss of his family. His background is explained with more detail than I expected, which was a pleasant suprise.

The Punisher had alot of 'in your face' violence, which is really expected in a Punisher styled movie. The script was really well writen, in my eyes, and put the right emotions in the right areas, especialy by not sugar coating sadness with a weak joke.

There are some humorous points through out the movie, and they are well placed, especialy the scene with 'The Russian', who was played by Kevin Nash, former WWE Wrestler.

John Trovoltas portrayel of Howard Saint, a man doing what he thought was right, after avenging the death of his son, should win Best Supporting Actor in my eyes. He played the role, and finished it the way it should have been.


I went into Punisher with high expectation, and the movie delivered. The action, the drama, the musical score, and the overall quality made this movie, the best I have seen this year. I give it 5/5.

Also, the movie theatre handed out Free Spider-Man featuring the Punisher Promo comic books with each ticket.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on April 17, 2004, 08:08 PM
I hope they still have those comic books tomorrow. I think they will. I can't go tonight. :(
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: jokabofe on April 17, 2004, 08:39 PM
i'd like to see some movies made out of some of the non-hero comic books. i thought i heard they were making a flick out of preacher, which was a great book. i'd love to see a sandman movie. 100 bullets would work well in the theater, i think. and i heard that they are already making 30 days of night into a motion picture, which is another great horror comic.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on April 18, 2004, 05:41 PM
I just got back from the Punisher. I enjoyed it, and they came up with some really brutal ways to kill a human being. That said, it fit the character perfectly, IMO.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 30, 2004, 10:40 AM
Over at SuperHeroHype, they have the first look at Christian Bale in the Batman garb.  Apparently the image (and others) appear in this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly.  You can check out the picture online here:

Batman Begins - Batman (http://www.superherohype.com/batman/index.php?id=1298)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Sprry75 on April 30, 2004, 12:21 PM
Cool pic, if a little too dark (but hey, it's Batman, so whaddaya expect?!)

Seems a little bulky, too.  But based on the previously released pictures of the Batmobile, this Batman takes his armor seriously.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on May 1, 2004, 02:02 AM
That's pretty groovy. I don't see any Bat-Nipples, and I'll let the sad fact that I looked for them hang in the air a bit.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on May 1, 2004, 09:13 PM
That's pretty groovy. I don't see any Bat-Nipples, and I'll let the sad fact that I looked for them hang in the air a bit.


 :-[ My mommy says to stay away from people like you.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 3, 2004, 10:48 AM
The Official Batman Begins site has posted 3 more pics of Bruce Wayne/Batman.  You can check them out here:

Bruce Wayne/Batman Photos (http://batmanbegins.warnerbros.com/batphoto.html)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 5, 2004, 09:58 AM
A lot of news on a number of comic movies (specifically Marvel ones) came out of Marvel's Quarter One Conference Call yesterday.  Here's a list of what's coming up (courtesy of SuperHeroHype.com):

-Arad said that The Punisher will be released internationally starting in September. They are hoping to have The Punisher 2 ready by next fall. Thomas Jane is signed for three films and Jonathan Hensleigh will be back to write and direct as well.

-Spider-Man 2 will get a 60 second spot on this Thursday's "Friends" finale. The sequel also includes a new Marvel logo treatment.

-They've got a writer, director (David Hayter) and actress for Black Widow, though they can't announce the actress just yet.

-Blade: Trinity was just screen-tested (as you read here) and that went "incredibly well". New Line is very confident and will promote the film aggresivelly.

-Man-Thing is complete, they just received the finished print. They'll be testing it and then determine an exact release date.

-Elektra starts production today and will be PG-13.

-Fantastic Four starts filming in August. It will have 5 build-in toy lines for the different characters in the film. The "funny family action film" will be rated PG-13. Activision is making a game based on the film too.

-Iron Man will be PG-13 and will have a major toy line. Activision is creating a game based on the movie.

-Luke Cage has a script (Ben Ramsey), director (John Singleton) and actors who they can't announce yet.

-They've started pre-production on the PG-13 Ghost Rider adaptation.

Additionally.....

Marvel Character Entertainment Projects in Development For 2006 &
 Beyond
(Development and release timing is controlled by Studio partners)
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Film/Character   Studio/Distributor     Status
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X-Men 3                   Fox                    Director, May 3, 2006 release
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Namor                 Universal Pictures     Script, Slated for Summer '06
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Ghost Rider            Sony                   Script, Director, Pre-
                                                        production, Summer '06 (1)
---------------- ---------------------- ------------------------------
Black Widow         Lions Gate             Writer, Director, Slated for
                                                           2006 release
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The Hulk 2       Universal Pictures         Contract
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Deathlok         Crystal Sky/Paramount    Script
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Spider-Man 3     Sony/Columbia        Director, May 4, 2007 release
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Black Panther    TBD
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Captain America  TBD
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Dr. Strange      Dimension              Contract
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Iron Fist        Lions Gate             Contract
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Nick Fury        TBD
---------------- ---------------------- ------------------------------
Thor             TBD
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on May 5, 2004, 11:00 AM
Some of those have me drooling...Fantastic Four, Captain America and Iron Man all sound great, so does Thor

Some of that stuff is C-R-A-P though, like the Punisher though, it sounds like Marvel can really cash in on the whole Comic book craze and do it all right

It also saddens me that they are going for individual movies instead of a Team type thing like the X-Men for most of the Avengers (as I've said before)  Oh well
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 5, 2004, 02:09 PM
I agree Scott, it would be kind of neat to see the whole Avengers team together.  I'm kind of happy to see further announcements/confirmation of more Marvel movies.  I know some people hate the "comic fad", but as long as the adaptations are done well, I'm all for it.  I think that the X-Men and Spidey movies have been particularly well done...and if they are similar to that, they should be good.  I'd really like to see how they approach the casting/costumes, etc. of the FF, Iron Man, Captain America, etc.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 12, 2004, 09:57 AM
According to This Article (http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/513/513316p1.html) over at filmforce.ign.com, it is possible that the upcoming Fantastic Four movie will be based off of the "Ultimate Fantastic Four" comic.  I personally am not real familiar with that comic, although I understand they are younger, and from what I have read this comic is pretty well liked by those who read it.  On a related note, SuperHeroHype.com is saying that it sounds like Michael Chiklis (the Shield) is up for the role of the Thing/Ben Grimm for this movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 13, 2004, 11:02 AM
Another Fantastic Four Casting Rumor (http://www.superherohype.com/fantasticfour/index.php?id=1367), courtesy of SuperHeroHype.com (via AICN).  This one concerns Julia Stiles being up for the role of Sue Storm/Invisible Woman.  Two of the Fantastic Four have been rumored now, hopefully we'll hear official announcements before too long.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on May 13, 2004, 11:37 AM
George Clooney almost has to be Mister Fantastic
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on May 14, 2004, 07:42 AM
George Clooney almost has to be Mister Fantastic

I agree and I think it's perfect casting.  But if they go with Stiles as IW, then maybe a bit too old.

And he did the best he could as Batman with the drek Shumacher came up with.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 26, 2004, 09:27 AM
Filmforce.ign.com has a few casting rumors (courtesy of DarkHorizons) concerning the upcoming (someday...) Superman film.  Here's who is being rumored as of now:

Clark Kent/Supes:  Henry Cavill
Lois Lane: Rose Byrne or Selma Blair
Jimmy Olsen: Adam Brody
Lex Luthor: Johnny Depp (although it sounds as if he's not sure he wants the role)

I'm not really familiar with Cavill's work, but its always nice to see a somewhat unknown get cast in these parts, as opposed to the "big stars".  It'd be nice to see Rose Byrne get the Lois part, since she's a Star Wars alum.  Brody is on the Fox show, The OC, which my wife and I watched a lot of this year.  I could see him playing Olsen.  Depp would be pretty cool as Luthor, every movie I have seen him in he has been pretty darn good.  I'm sure these will all changes in a couple of months ;)

You can check out the whole story HERE (http://filmforce.ign.com/superman/articles/518/518818p1.html)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 27, 2004, 08:28 AM
Update to yesterday's Superman casting news....Filmforce posted a correction that Depp apparently asked to try out instead for the role of Jor-El, not Lex Luthor.  Things will probably continue to change.

In other news, filmforce and SuperHeroHype are both reporting that Brendan Fraser might be up for the role of Mr. Fantastic:

Fraser is Mr. Fantastic? (http://www.superherohype.com/fantasticfour/index.php?id=1458)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on May 27, 2004, 10:19 AM
Fraser wouldn't be a bad choice, I generally like the big lug as an actor and thought he handled the schlock role in The Mummy(s) very well.  Interesting
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 17, 2004, 09:13 AM
SuperHeroHype.com has a possible look at what The Thing might look at in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie.  Now this isn't for sure, but I just thought I'd pass it along for conversation's sake.  You can check it out here:

Fantastic Four Movie Thing (http://superherohype.com/cgi-bin/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Fantastic_Four/The_Movie/Movie_Stills&image=thing.jpg&img=&tt=)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 17, 2004, 09:14 AM
Oh, and here is the article that accompanied the picture...explaining their source, etc.:

Possible Look at The Thing? (http://www.superherohype.com/fantasticfour/index.php?id=1580)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on June 17, 2004, 09:44 AM
Hmmm...not sure if I like that or not, it looks like Thing but the head is different than Comic Cannon.  Is he going to be CGI or a dude in a rock suit?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on June 17, 2004, 10:05 AM
Add the rock eyebrows and I think it's pretty damn close.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: MisterPL on June 17, 2004, 10:27 AM
Wasn't Kirk supposed to fight that guy in Star Trek V?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Bob Crane on June 17, 2004, 03:47 PM
It’s too bad they didn’t make F.F. in the 60’s with John Agar as Mr. Fantastic and Ray Milland as Dr. Doom.
 I’d like to see a film done in Kirby style,- The Forever People vs. Apokolips or a heavily Asgardian Thor would be swell. A Nexus film would be cool, I’m hoping someone will fund Rude so he can make his cartoon.
 Really like American Flagg, but don’t think that qualifies as super-hero.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 22, 2004, 08:45 AM
The first reviews of Spidey 2 are starting to come in, and are sounding very positive.  Although it is hard sometimes to take much stock in what "critics" say about movies, I do like to hear when they actually like some of my favorite movies.  You can listen to Ebert and Roeper's review of the film HERE (http://tvplex.go.com/buenavista/ebertandroeper/today.html), they both gave it "two thumbs WAY up", with Ebert going as far to say it is the best superhero movie of all time.  Good to hear some positive reviews for Spidey, I can't wait to see this next week.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on June 25, 2004, 12:36 PM
EVerything I've heard about Spidey has been glowing almost to the point that its the best movie of the year...Any word on Spidey 3???  Plot...McGuire Returning?...villain?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on June 25, 2004, 12:42 PM
Monday 21st June 2004: Spider-Man 3 Update:
The third Spider-Man film has already been given a release date of May 4, 2007.

This second sequel has been green-lit and moved into development, but no plot has been announced.

Starring Tobey Maguire (in talks). Director(s) Sam Raimi.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 8, 2004, 09:27 AM
SuperHeroHype has an article up today that Variety is reporting that 3 of the Fantastic 4 have been CAST (http://www.superherohype.com/fantasticfour/index.php?id=1691)

Here's who they say the choices are:

Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic - Ian Gruffudd
Ben Grimm/The Thing - Michael Chiklis
Johnny Storm/Human Torch - Chris Evans

Sue Storm is the one not officially cast yet, and the front runner according to this article is now Jessica Alba....Rachel McAdams and Keri Russell are also rumored contenders.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on July 8, 2004, 10:53 AM
Hmmm...interesting.  I'm sort of glad to see they aren't going with A-List stars.  Jessica Alba?  Weird choice, she'd be the biggest star of the bunch.  No word on Doom either...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 8, 2004, 11:04 AM
I thought Alba was an odd choice as well.  Nothing against her at all, but some of the other actresses rumored (Rachel McAdams, Elisha Cuthbert) made more sense to me.  We'll see how it turns out...they were supposed to have the "official" announcement last week already (according to Avi Arad), so maybe it will come sometime this week.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 9, 2004, 12:00 PM
This is sure to cause an uproar, but this rumor over at TNI is stating that Jessica Simpson has been contacted about a role (as Dazzler) in X-Men 3.  Supposedly it would be a small role, to possibly build upon later.

Simpson in X-Men 3? (http://toynewsi.com/index.php?itemid=3701)

I know a lot of people strongly dislike her, so I'm sure that this won't be met with much pleasantness.  I guess if it is a smaller role, and her acting isn't awful, it isn't too big of a deal.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Morgbug on July 9, 2004, 12:11 PM
Hmm, not keen on Alba for that role at all.  A very good actress, but not suitable IMO.  Sue needs to be an unknown and a little more mature than 25, IMO.  Unless they're going for an origin angle too but I feel they should use someone a little less beautiful or I'm going to be thinking twisted toyfare theater the entire time.  


Count me as a non-fan of Jessica Simpson.  Sure, she's attractive, but based on comments from the tv show, dumb as a sack of hammers.  Which is not to say I expect actors to be MENSA quality material, but there's not much need for her to raise the profile of these movies, so why they'd go for her is beyond me.  Find a Famke Janssen type to fill the role: a little less well known, capable actor, beautiful.  I will say that Ms. Simpson fits the mental/comic visual image of Dazzler well though.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: jadesfire on July 9, 2004, 12:35 PM
I don't think Jessica S. is a terrible choice for Dazzler.  If it's a small role (and Dazzler is actually singing), I think she'd do fine.  

I do agree, though, that they need to find a better Invisible Woman, sorry but that Jessica does nothing for me in the role of Sue. :P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Morgbug on July 9, 2004, 12:53 PM
 :-[  Been a while since I read the comics, that much is obvious.  I had forgotten that Dazzler is a musician/vocalist.  Oops.  Makes Simpson a better fit, for sure.  I may not listen to her music, but I won't question her vocal ability.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 13, 2004, 09:28 AM
SuperHeroHype is reporting that Elisha Dushku is rumored to be up for the role of Black Cat in the next installment in the Spidey franchise.  Apparently, she read for the role of Mary Jane initially as well.  I have nothing against Dushku, but she does seem like an interesting choice to me.  Here's the article (http://www.superherohype.com/spider-man/index.php?id=1715), but it doesn't provide much detail.  Again, just a rumor for now.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on July 13, 2004, 01:39 PM
Mmmm, Eliza Dusku in tight black leather with the a vee neck that goes all the way down.  I'm there.  (Not that I wouldn't be regardless)

PS- JD so needs a drooling smiley.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 14, 2004, 09:33 AM
It looks like Jessica Alba (http://www.superherohype.com/fantasticfour/index.php?id=1719) has been confirmed as playing Sue Storm/Invisible Woman in the Fantastic Four movie.  Visit the SuperHeroHype article at the linky ;).  Thoughts on the overall choices for the "Four"?

Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic - Ioan Gruffudd
(http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/41/86/12m.jpg)

Sue Storm/Invisible Woman - Jessica Alba
(http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/10/56/28m.jpg)

Ben Grimm/The Thing - Michael Chiklis
(http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/15/45/22m.jpg)

Johnny Storm/Human Torch - Chris Evans
(http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/18/92/38m.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on July 14, 2004, 10:10 AM
Hmmm, interesting they went with Alba.  I wonder if they'll dye her hair Blonde?  I think that's a bad choice still...oh well
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on July 14, 2004, 06:47 PM
Brilliance.

http://www.theonion.com/opinion/index.php?issue=4028 (http://www.theonion.com/opinion/index.php?issue=4028)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 15, 2004, 09:50 AM
Just read over at Filmforce that AICN is reporting that Ray Liotta is close to landing the part of Dr. Doom.  Another interesting, and odd, choice in my opinion...but then again, it is AICN, who has been known to be off from time to time.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Bob Crane on July 15, 2004, 09:23 PM
We need a Mr. Miracle movie- Lucy Lawless as Big Barda...YAH!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on July 15, 2004, 10:42 PM
I would enjoy it.


Blue Bettle movie first!

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on July 15, 2004, 10:47 PM
Anybody know when the Constantine flick comes out? I'd really like to see that one, even if it does have Keanu Reeves in it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Bob Crane on July 15, 2004, 11:32 PM
 You know, I just attempted watching the last Matrix schlock reel, and the whole sad realization that the cyberpunk movement had culminated with that reject being its poster child almost made me ill… not to mention how the franchise had struck the proverbial “final nail” on fetish fashion’s coffin, squishing every last drop into adolescent sub-standard scripting, like spray butter on 12 grain harvest toast- Gibson would be turning… were he dead & buried!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 16, 2004, 09:43 AM
Several different Marvel movie tidbits courtesy of SuperHeroHype:

First off, there should be a 66 minute animated Avengers movie released by 2006.  This is the beginning of 8-10 picture deal.  Check it out HERE (http://www.superherohype.com/index.php?id=1736)

Next, Ioan Gruffold (Mr. Fantastic) has a small interview about the upcoming Fantastic Four movie...with details HERE (http://www.superherohype.com/fantasticfour/index.php?id=1729)

Also, Jessica Simpson has apparently NOT (http://www.superherohype.com/x-men/index.php?id=1730) been cast in X-Men 3...at least not yet.

They also mention that the cast of Fantastic Four will be on hand at Comic-Con.

On the DC side of things, there are rumblings that Jack Black might be cast to play the Green Lantern (http://www.superherohype.com/index.php?id=1737) in a "zany, Mask-like movie".  Hmmmmm...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: jokabofe on July 16, 2004, 07:01 PM
On the DC side of things, there are rumblings that Jack Black might be cast to play the Green Lantern (http://www.superherohype.com/index.php?id=1737) in a "zany, Mask-like movie".  Hmmmmm...

huh? i don't get that at all. hal jordan/green lantern was one of my favorite heroes growing up. that comic was nothing like the mask. makes no sense at all to me. but what do i know?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 19, 2004, 01:23 PM
Superhero news today...first off, kind of a good news/bad news type of thing....Bryan Singer has been confirmed (http://www.superherohype.com/superman/index.php?id=1745) to be at the helm of the Superman movie now.  Good news for Supes fans, however, he will not be working on X-Men 3.  I hope that this franchise is able to continue (and with the same quality) without him aboard.  We'll see what this does with the casting, release date (it was 2006), etc. for X3 now.

Also, The Avengers DVD (http://www.superherohype.com/index.php?id=1748) is official.  Sounds like it will be based on "the Ultimates" version of the team...including Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, and Thor.  There is also mention of development continuing on Iron Fist and Black Widow movies.

Also, it sounds like it is possible we might hear an announcement regarding a "live-action" Transformers movie at Comic-Con.  You can read the details HERE (http://www.superherohype.com/index.php?id=1746)

Went to see Spidey 2 this weekend for the second time, still just as amazing.  Can't wait for the DVD of this one.  SuperHeroHype also has some news of Spidey 3, possibility of two villains (http://www.superherohype.com/spider-man/index.php?id=1743) for the next installment.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 19, 2004, 02:23 PM
Further confirmation (http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/07/19/film.superman.reut/index.html) on the Singer to Superman story.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on July 19, 2004, 02:37 PM
Avengers direct to DVD >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(  The Ultimates Versions >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(  Phooey, glad to see The Avengers to continue to get the shaft from all things Marvel ::)

Glad to hear Singer is on Supes, that might be cool because he's done a dandy job on X-Men.  
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 19, 2004, 02:55 PM
I know Scott, I really don't know why the Avengers are getting the shaft...I think they would be great for a movie.  I've heard rumors of an Iron Man movie in the not too distant future, but it would be nice to see the whole team in one...it could be great if done correctly.  Any casting suggestions? ;)

Agreed on Singer too, done very well with the X-movies...just wish he was still doing X3 as well.  It will be interesting to see what comes of that movie now, it was originally scheduled for 2006 if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on July 19, 2004, 02:57 PM
I wonder if part of the problem is tying up Jackman again, weren't they having trouble on that???
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 23, 2004, 02:54 PM
Maybe not exactly a Super Hero/Comic Book movie, but I thought I'd post it here anyways.  It sounds like the Transformers movie (http://toynewsi.com/index.php?catid=7&itemid=3899) is a definite go, with Steven Spielberg on board to Executive Produce!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 27, 2004, 10:40 AM
SuperHeroHype.com has a nice article up discussing the Fantastic Four (http://www.superherohype.com/fantasticfour/index.php?id=1788) movie panel held at Comic-Con.  Some interesting details in there, I'm kind of excited to see how this movie turns out.  It doesn't sound like Thing will be completely CGI, instead Chiklis in makeup.  Clicky the link for more.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 28, 2004, 09:52 AM
Update to my post yesterday, SHH now has the complete text of the Fantastic Four panel, as far as the Q and A with the cast goes.  Some interesting stuff in there, and a few hints of the movie...also, there is an audio clip of Chiklis saying 'its clobberin' time".  Kind of cool.  Check it out HERE (http://www.superherohype.com/fantasticfour/index.php?id=1794)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 29, 2004, 09:32 AM
Marvel had their 2nd quarter report, and also mentioned a few details on current/upcoming movie projects.  SuperHeroHype has the details HERE (http://www.superherohype.com/index.php?id=1804)  Some interesting bits include:  Spidey 2 DVD in November, Fantastic Four movie in 2005 (which we knew) also possible Iron Man movie late 2005/2006, and a number of other properties listed for 2006 and beyond (Silver Surfer, Dr. Strange, Captain America, X3, Spidey 3, Iron Fist, Black Panther, Thor, Namor, Ghost Rider, etc.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on July 29, 2004, 01:48 PM
That's really cool...can't wait to see what Marvel keeps churning out the movies while DC wallows in their Catwoman litterbox crap

I think Thor would rule...sort of a pumped up LOTR style flick
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on August 1, 2004, 07:08 PM
Grayson: http://theforce.net/theater/nonsw/grayson/


Batman Dead End: http://www.theforce.net/theater/shortfilms/batman_deadend/


Worlds Finest: http://theforce.net/theater/nonsw/worldsfinest/


I recomend you download them now! Ive not enjoyed a fan fiction this much since Duality.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 3, 2004, 09:11 AM
According to SuperHeroHype.com (http://www.superherohype.com/fantasticfour/index.php?id=1821), it looks as if Dr. Doom has now been cast for the Fantastic Four movie as well.  Guy by the name of Julian McMahon, from the FX Series nip/tuck.  I'm not familiar with him, as I haven't seen the show, but here's a pic:
(http://online-shrine.net/julian-mcmahon/images/julian-mcmahon.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on August 3, 2004, 06:04 PM
 :o


Best casting choice yet! I'm a fan of Nip/Tuck, so you can immagine how happy I am with this choice!


Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on August 5, 2004, 05:27 PM
http://www.aintitcool.com/downloads/batmobile.mov (http://www.aintitcool.com/downloads/batmobile.mov)

 :o
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on August 5, 2004, 06:21 PM
That's old news man! :P


Still great footage!


Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on August 5, 2004, 11:08 PM
Really?

I haven't been keeping up on any Batman Begins news, like, at all. I got my nuts busted at Red Mosquito for the Ra's Al Ghul pic.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on August 5, 2004, 11:41 PM
Really? I haven't been keeping up on any Batman Begins news, like, at all. I got my nuts busted at Red Mosquito for the Ra's Al Ghul pic.


Me thinks that Ra's pic is not actually supposed to be Ra's, but a decoy.


Just a thought.

Kevin


P.S. Take a look at those wrist guantlets Bale is wearing...remind you of anything?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: SPIDERLEGS on August 6, 2004, 02:34 AM
(http://69.26.135.131/images/comicart/1647/zsincity.gif)

Directors:
Frank Miller (debut)
Robert Rodriguez
(Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids films, The Faculty, From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado)

Screenwriter(s):
Frank Miller (co-wrote Robocop 2, Robocop 3)

Producer:
Robert Rodriguez
Elizabeth Avellan
Frank Miller

Cast:
Bruce Willis (John Hartigan)
Mickey Rourke (Marv)
Elijah Wood (Kevin)
Nick Stahl (Junior/Yellow Bastard)
Carla Gugino (Lucille)
Brittany Murphy (Shellie)
Jaime King (Goldie/Wendy)
Jessica Alba (Nancy)
Josh Hartnett (Dwight McCarthy)
Marley Shelton (Mary)
Maria Bello
Kate Bosworth (Gail)
Benicio Del Toro
Clive Owen
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on August 9, 2004, 03:38 AM
According to SuperHeroHype.com (http://www.superherohype.com/fantasticfour/index.php?id=1821), it looks as if Dr. Doom has now been cast for the Fantastic Four movie as well.  Guy by the name of Julian McMahon, from the FX Series nip/tuck.  I'm not familiar with him, as I haven't seen the show, but here's a pic:
(http://online-shrine.net/julian-mcmahon/images/julian-mcmahon.jpg)
And if you watch Charmed he's in that as well.
And he's an Aussie to boot
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on August 9, 2004, 12:10 PM
Never was a fan of Charmed.


Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Thomas Grey on August 10, 2004, 09:30 PM
Even though it's old news, I just sat through 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen'...

What did it have to do with the comic?

How badly can hollywood butcher an original story by a great artist/writer team?

Aside from the characters, there wasn't anything even remotely close to the comic.

Worst ever and going up on the Bad Movie thread!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on August 11, 2004, 11:19 AM
Supermans are hard to find. Search for a new Man of Steel big deal for Hollywood (http://edition.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/08/11/film.search.superman.ap/index.html)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 25, 2004, 09:19 AM
SuperHeroHype.com (http://www.superherohype.com/batman/index.php?id=1911) has an article up today featuring a call sheet they have from the Batman Begins shooting.  They think that it is real, but it didn't sound like they were 100% sure.  The surprise on this sheet was a listing of "T. Welling" playing the part of "Kent".  Of course, the speculation is Smallville star Tom Welling making a cameo as Clark Kent, which I think might be kind of cool.  Anyways, we'll have to wait and see if it was true, but interesting news either way.  He's also been rumored for the lead in the Superman movie, but no confirmation on that role yet.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 2, 2004, 09:45 AM
According to an article at SuperHeroHype.com (http://www.superherohype.com/superman/index.php?id=1950),  comic book writer Mark Millar says that Warner Brothers has found their Superman.  He originally stated that "Passion of the Christ" star Jim Cavaziel would be cast, then earlier this week AICN main man Harry Knowles said that was untrue.  Millar came back and said he would donate $1000 to charity if he was wrong, or something like that.  Anyways, more at the linky above.  What do you think of Cavaziel as Supes?  To be honest, I wouldn't have minded seeing Tom Welling, from Smallville, in the role...but many others might disagree with that.  My wife and I have just started catching this show in the reruns this summer, and it seems pretty good.  But, I guess TV is different than the big screen though too.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 2, 2004, 09:49 AM
Also, another story (http://www.superherohype.com/x-men/index.php?id=1947) discussing the X-Men franchise, and the possibility of Sentinels being used in the movies.  Apparently they were originally planned/looked at for X2, but would have cost 8 Million to produce.  Also, apparently the actor that portrayed Colossus in X2 (Daniel Cudmore) has an option for a sequel, but it has not yet been exercised.  You can check out a maquette of what the sentinel design was like, HERE (http://www.x3movie.net/).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on September 2, 2004, 09:55 AM
Have they signed Jackman yet?  I would guess, no Jackman, no X3
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 17, 2004, 09:12 AM
SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/fantasticfournews.php?id=1997) has news regarding some pics taken from the set of the Fantastic Four movie.  Although they aren't necessarily the clearest or closest pictures, you can get your first look of Michael Chiklis in his Thing get up.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on September 17, 2004, 09:19 AM
Just checked out those pictures. Man, those boots the Thing is wearing on the 3rd pic are huge!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 20, 2004, 09:15 AM
A little bit closer-up picture of the Thing (without coat) can be seen over HERE (http://www.hollywoodnorthreport.com/cgi-bin/ImageFolio31/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Fantastic_Four/Behind_the_Scene_Photos&image=earlythethingcloseup.jpg&img=&tt=)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on September 20, 2004, 09:18 AM
Hmmm...don't like the looks of that at all, way too small :-\
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on September 20, 2004, 09:24 AM
Yeah, does look small.  :-\
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 20, 2004, 03:17 PM
Just read that the picture shown possibly might be Thing in "mid transformation" and isn't the "final Thing look".  I'm hoping that is correct :).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on September 20, 2004, 03:18 PM
I read that too earlier today...whew the fanboy in me has settled down a little :P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 21, 2004, 09:17 AM
Courtesy of SuperHeroHype (and USA Today), first look at Sue Storm:

(http://images.usatoday.com/life/_photos/2004/09/21/inside-fantastic4-alba.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on September 21, 2004, 09:27 AM
Hmmm, better than thing but I can't figure out why they couldn't find a real blonde to play the part...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 21, 2004, 02:07 PM
Update now...although these pictures aren't quite as clear, here's the rest of the cast:

Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm/The Thing
(http://superherohype.com/nextraimages/fffirstthing2.jpg)

Jessica Alba as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman
(http://superherohype.com/nextraimages/fffirstsue.jpg)

Chris Evans as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch
(http://superherohype.com/nextraimages/fffirstjohnny.jpg)

Ioan Gruffold as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic
(http://superherohype.com/nextraimages/fffirstmrff.jpg)

Also, bigger pic of Thing's face:

(http://superherohype.com/nextraimages/fffirstthing.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on September 21, 2004, 05:11 PM
Jessica Alba (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/images/smilies/drool.gif)

Damnit, all they have to do is add the rock eyebrows to Thing and he's there (look wise, I'm sure the size issue will be worked out with force perspective and such ala LOTR)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: SPIDERLEGS on September 22, 2004, 02:11 AM
(http://www.realkidproductions.com/images/sincity/sincity-1.jpg)
(http://www.realkidproductions.com/images/sincity/sincity-2.jpg)
(http://www.realkidproductions.com/images/sincity/sincity-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on September 23, 2004, 10:56 PM
Anyone else pick up The Punisher DVD? I did, and I have watched it 5 times since I got it. I think I'm too fond of revenge movies.

Kevin

And to think, they cut out two entire sub-plots from the movie.  :'(
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 24, 2004, 09:34 AM
IGN has posted hi-res images now of the Fantastic Four, and you can check them out HERE (http://filmforce.ign.com/ff/articles/550/550083p1.html)  Same pics as the other day (on USA Today), but much, much clearer.

(http://ffmedia.ign.com/ff/image/chiklis_ff1_1095964767.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on September 24, 2004, 09:45 AM
Is his head going to be CG?

(http://www.actionplanet.com/origional-art/thing.jpg)

I know, settle down Fanboy...settle down :P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on September 24, 2004, 10:12 AM
More pictures of The Thing  (http://www.hollywoodnorthreport.com/cgi-bin/ImageFolio31/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Fantastic_Four/Behind_the_Scene_Photos)  Still blurry.

He does look better than this!  :D

(http://www.geocities.com/fan4movie/moviething.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 4, 2004, 09:18 AM
Although maybe not technically a "super hero", SuperHeroHype.com has news of John Woo being signed on to direct and produce a He-Man movie (http://superherohype.com/news.php?id=2063).  Hopefully it turns out better than the 1987 version with Dolph Lundgren :).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 5, 2004, 02:25 PM
Not a real big surprise, but from this report at SuperHeroHype.com (http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=2066), it sounds like Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is getting his own movie, likely after X3.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 11, 2004, 03:42 PM
According to this report (http://www.superherohype.com/news/featuresnews.php?id=2088) over at SuperHeroHype.com, Sam Raimi sounds as if Spider-Man 3 will be the last of the movies.  I'm sure nothing is set in stone, but from the way this mini-interview sounds over there, it will be a trilogy and that's that.  It will be interesting to see if that holds up or not.  I guess if it is true, I'll move from one of my two favorite heroes to the other, since the Batman franchise will just be starting out, and hopefully be as well done and successful as Spidey has been.  Anyways, thought it was interesting news.  Here's a small snippet:

"I'd love to make more; I think that Sony just…I think that Amy Pascal who is really my boss, chairman of Sony. I've never asked her, but I get the feeling she just wants this one to be the final one. She's very emotionally attached to them and wants us to have a sense of completion to it, for the audience. And feels that's what the audience wants and they don't want to see a Spider-Man 4. That they would probably would like to see a Spider-Man 3, but probably not really anymore. So she wants to make it complete and final without setting up new things at the end, like the end of the second one."

There's more at the link above.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Bob Crane on October 17, 2004, 01:12 PM
Superman has been cast, read it here:

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news04/041016c.php

(http://www.maai.org/celebs_jpgs/bj_routh.jpg)

I can live with this- better than other choices they had in mind.

just to add:
 "Kryptonian production design element will be almost identical to the first film - so expect Krypton and the Fortress of Solitude to be very much the slanted ice crystal motif we've all been used to."

That's cool as well.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on October 17, 2004, 04:09 PM
Sweet.

 I found this somewhere:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/Zortech/animated_Reevemanip.jpg)

BTW, it's  Superman's onscreen players: George Reeves, Kirk Alyn, and Christopher Reeve.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Bob Crane on October 17, 2004, 04:47 PM
Kirk Alyn, he's kind of like the Roger Lazenby of Superman series.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on October 17, 2004, 08:12 PM
Where's Welling?

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 18, 2004, 09:12 AM
Saw the news about the Superman casting this weekend as well.  I'm glad that they've finally found their guy.  Hopefully there will be some sort of "official" announcement soon.  I have personally never really heard of the guy (outside of Supes casting rumors), but I'm happy they went with an unknown.  I really didn't like it when you were hearing rumors of Nicolas Cage as Clark/Supes.  Part of me was kind of pulling for Tom Welling, because I think he does a nice job on Smallville, but I can see why they might not have wanted to go that way as well.  Anyways, hopefully this movie will turn out great.  I have high hopes for both this and Batman, and hopefully these franchises can return strongly.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 20, 2004, 08:49 AM
Sounds like the Brandon Routh as Superman (http://www.superherohype.com/news/supermannews.php?id=2125) casting is pretty much confirmed now.  Also, SuperHeroHype.com is reporting that it is rumored that Kevin Spacey might be up for the role of Lex Luthor. (http://www.superherohype.com/news/supermannews.php?id=2122)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 22, 2004, 09:06 AM
Warner Bros. has officially made it official....officially.  Anyways, Brandon Routh (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=2133) is definitely Clark Kent/Superman in the upcoming movie.

Also, SuperHeroHype has a short blurb on why not to expect an Avengers movie anytime soon, mostly due to character movie rights (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=2134).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on October 22, 2004, 11:59 AM
Screw Spacey. I'd love to see Billy Zane as Lex Luthor.

And Welling for Superman.


Damnit. >:(


Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 22, 2004, 01:47 PM
I kind of wanted to see Welling as Supes as well, but knew deep down that it probably wasn't going to happen.  It will be interesting to see who will get the role of Lois and Lex now.  I am glad to see that the Superman movie is finally getting going now, hopefully Singer and Co. will do it justice.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on October 26, 2004, 02:31 PM
New picture of Michael Chiklis as The Thing.

New Set Picture of The Thing (http://superherohype.com/news/fantasticfournews.php?id=2149)

(http://superherohype.com/nextraimages/thethingnew.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Dimetrodon on October 26, 2004, 03:18 PM
I think the Thing looks horrible. But It's only because of his face. It looks nothing like the Thing. He needs the big lips and unibrow...

Comic movies aren't exciting me to the extent they once did. But nonetheless, I can't wait for them to open up.
I''m especially excited about Ghostrider. I love the comics, and hope i'll say the same about the Movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 27, 2004, 02:05 PM
Another new pic of Bale as Batman has surfaced online (www.joblo.com), I'm really looking forward to Bats' return to the big screen.  From what I've read/heard it is sounding pretty good so far.  Here's the pic:

(http://www.joblo.com/newsimages1/bale-costume-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on October 28, 2004, 12:08 PM
The director of ‘Elektra’ speaks candidly on his vision of the film (http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazines/wizard/WZ20041027-elektra.cfm)

 (http://img99.exs.cx/img99/169/elektra3.th.jpg) (http://img99.exs.cx/img99/169/elektra3.jpg)

 (http://img99.exs.cx/img99/1364/elektra5.th.jpg) (http://img99.exs.cx/img99/1364/elektra5.jpg)

 (http://img99.exs.cx/img99/4950/elektra8.th.jpg) (http://img99.exs.cx/img99/4950/elektra8.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on November 1, 2004, 11:54 AM
People might have already seen the pic this past weekend, but apparently the first pick of "Dr. Doom" in mask was leaked.  As far as I know this is legit, but take it with a grain of salt just in case:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v380/thesaintofkiller/ff-9.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on November 1, 2004, 12:02 PM
Meh >:(  What's wrong with him wearing the iron mask to covered his scarred face?  I think I read why in the story line at AICN but its still stupid
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on November 1, 2004, 10:02 PM
I'm with OCB on this one. That also looks Photoshopped.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Bob Crane on November 2, 2004, 11:29 PM
What’s wrong with making things look like they’re supposed to- like making The Thing have his protruding brow, man… and their air dragster be a flying, iron brick, and Dr. Doom LOOK like Dr, Doom!!- just make everything... like “Kirby”, instead of trying to feed us this newromantic Dr. Roboto crap!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Dimetrodon on November 3, 2004, 03:13 AM
I have nothing to say other than I agree.
and that Ghostrider better kick some
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on November 19, 2004, 01:13 PM
SuperHeroHype (courtesy of EW) has the first pic of Dr. Doom in full uniform, complete with hood and cape.

(http://superherohype.com/nextraimages/doomew.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on December 9, 2004, 10:29 PM
(http://superherohype.com/nextraimages/exclusiveffimage.jpg)

Just bumping this guy back up to the top...

Still not sure about the FF movie, but I am DEFINITELY getting excited for the Elektra movie in January... should be a nice Birthday present for me to go see Ms. Garner in a leather outfit!   ;)

Mmmmm....

Jeff
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: SPIDERLEGS on December 10, 2004, 12:36 PM
Fantastic Four Video footage (http://www.ffplaza.com/reccenter/movies/MovieFootage.wmv).

WB is ruining one of the greatest comic books in turning it into celluloid:

CONSTANTINE (http://www.mtv.com/movies/movie/212982/trailers.jhtml)

Turn a British mage into a California surfer ghostbuster dude, change his cabdriving 40ish best friend into a pre-teen and turn a horror comic into an action flick, Buffy the Vampire SLayer ripoff, and here's what you get... >:(
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on January 7, 2005, 08:51 AM
According to SuperHeroHype (via the Hollywood Reporter), it sounds as if Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) and Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) have both been cast in the upcoming Superman movie, at least somewhat officially.  You can read more about it HERE (http://www.superherohype.com/news/supermannews.php?id=2420).  I'm personally really looking forward to the Man of Steel returning to the big screen, hopefully Singer really knocks this one out of the park and brings the quality he brought to the X-Men films.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on January 7, 2005, 02:24 PM
Also, I see that Yahoo Movies (http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/elektra.html) has the first five minutes of Elektra, if you want to watch it.  I wasn't real interested in seeing this movie, and didn't really follow the character much except for when she appeared in other comics I was reading (well, and the Daredevil movie), but the first five minutes doesn't look too bad really.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 8, 2005, 12:02 AM
I'm personally really looking forward to the Man of Steel returning to the big screen.

I totally agree.  It's been too long since we've since a well done Superman movie. 

On an unrelated note, Nicholas Cage is going to be Johnny Blaze (http://www.superherohype.com/news/ghostridernews.php?id=2385), otherwise known as Ghost Rider.  Well, I love Cage's stuff, but I'm not sure he can pull off role.  We'll see.  Ever since Marvel started this craze of super hero movies, GR has been at the top of my list.  My brother was a huge fan, and got me hooked.  And now that the technology exists to do the special effects properly, this could be one hell of a movie.

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: SPIDERLEGS on January 11, 2005, 05:06 PM
The SIN CITY high res trailer (http://hal9000.ots.dk/~kurgan2/Public/sincity.mp4)

Definitely worth the download. It's 54MB, though.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on January 14, 2005, 02:43 PM
You can view a 20 second snippet of the Fantastic Four Teaser (http://www.themoviebox.net/movies/2005/DEFGH/Fantastic-Four/trailer.php) online now (click on the "MTV Trailer Footage).  It isn't much, but apparently the full teaser is attached to Elektra this weekend, and should probably be online next Monday.  I'm anxious to see what they do with this movie, hopefully it turns out ok.  If interested, clicky above :).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on January 14, 2005, 10:35 PM
I wasn't sure about going to see Elektra, but if the FF teaser is with it, I might.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: SilverZ on January 15, 2005, 03:58 AM
The SIN CITY high res trailer (http://hal9000.ots.dk/~kurgan2/Public/sincity.mp4)

Definitely worth the download. It's 54MB, though.

Amen to that... looks brilliant.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on January 19, 2005, 08:45 AM
The whole Fantastic Four teaser can now be viewed online HERE. (http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/fantastic_four/)  You can choose from small, medium, large, and fullscreen.  Doesn't look too bad for me, although I'll admit I'm a sucker for superhero movies, at least of the heroes I know :).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on February 6, 2005, 04:09 AM
http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0502/03/index.htm

You know the Man-Thing flick is a total crapfest if it hits SciFi.

But I'll watch it anyway.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on March 8, 2005, 01:57 PM
Anyone excited about V for Vendetta being made into a movie? I have all the V books, so I'm happy.

And Natali Portman is playing the main female charachter. ;D

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Bob Crane on March 9, 2005, 10:41 AM
Not really, not after what they did with LXG and From Hell. Hopefully they won’t ever bastardize Miracleman or The Watchmen.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 11, 2005, 03:57 PM
Here is the "official" teaser poster for the Fantastic Four.  I'm really looking forward to this one, hope it turns out good.  It would be nice to see F4 get a nice movie treatment.  Picture/poster courtesy of SuperHeroHype.com:

Fantastic Four Teaser Poster (http://superherohype.com/news/featuresnews.php?id=2709)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: John C on March 11, 2005, 06:55 PM
I caught that Sin City trailer on TV the other night.  I really need to see that movie.  Not as much as ROTS, but really close.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Angry Ewok on March 13, 2005, 10:32 AM
Kevin will be proud to hear that I took his advice and bought The Punisher yesterday - blind buy at $10 at Circuit City. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed it - thanks for the heads up Kevin.

I've been looking to get Spider-Man for $10, too, but I can't seem to find it in Widescreen format. I'm thinking about blind-buying DareDevil, too, Wal-Mart has it for $13. I'd like to get the Hellboy Director's Cut, but $25 is too much for me.

My girlfriend and I saw Constantine - she seemed to enjoy it a little more than I did. I thought half of it was awesome and the other half felt rushed... The first 30 minutes or so were great, the last 30 minutes were too choppy for me.


Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 22, 2005, 02:36 PM
Just an update of the upcoming comic book movie slate as we know it....

Sin City - April 1, 2005
I haven't ever read the graphic novel, but the trailers make it look pretty cool.  Doubt I'll get the Mrs. to go see it, but maybe a rental down the road.  I'm sure fans of the book are looking forward to it though.

Batman Begins - June 17, 2005
I'm looking forward to the restart of the Batman franchise.  It really needs a revamping after the past couple movie efforts, and from what I have seen and read, it looks like they are definitely taking it in the right direction cast and story-wise.  I'll definitely check it out.

Fantastic Four - July 8, 2005
I'll be heading to this one as well.  It will be interesting to see how it is brought to the big screen, but the F4 were always one of my favorite parts of the Marvel Universe, right after Spidey.  I'm hoping it is successful and leads to a sequel or two.  From what I've read, the cast is signed to 3 picture deals.

Further out....

X-Men 3 - May 26, 2006
I've enjoyed both of the X-Men movies, and hopefully the new direction team can take it to the same levels that Bryan Singer brought to the franchise.  From what I have read recently, Beast, Gambit, and possibly Angel could be joining the team in the next installment...and there are possibilities of a Dark Phoenix storyline (and also mention of Sentinels, but we heard that with X2 as well).  Hugh Jackman is on board, and it sounds as if Famke Jansen (Phoenix), Ian McKellen (Magneto), Patrick Stewart (Prof X), Alan Cumming (Nightcrawler) are on board as well.  Still up on the air with the rest of the cast, so we'll have to see.

Superman Returns - June 30, 2006
Not sure if that title is confirmed or not, but that is what I've seen it being called at this point.  I'm really looking forward to this one as well, as Supes is my favorite non-Marvel superhero, and probably 2nd only to Spidey in my book.  We'll have to see how the new Kent/Supes (Brandon Routh) works out, but from what I've read they are impressed with him.  I'm willing to give him a chance.  Kevin Spacey is a perfect choice for Lex Luthor, and Kate Bosworth could work as Lois Lane as well.  I hope it all comes together and really brings the Man of Steel back to the big screen in a great way.  Plus, it is scheduled to open on my birthday, the same as Spidey 2, that has to mean something, right? :P

Spider-Man 3 - May 4, 2007
With the news breaking of Thomas Haden Church being cast as the new "nemisis", the buzz is going again for Spidey 3.  We probably won't hear of the character he is playing for awhile yet, especially considering filming isn't even supposed to start until early 2006, but it is fun to speculate I guess.  From what I have heard, principal cast is returning (Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Rosemary Harris).  Many rumors flying for potential villains (as in the Spidey 3 thread here), including Black Cat, Venom, Sandman, Lizard, Goblin 2, Hobgoblin, and even Electro.  I hope the franchise continues its strong showings, I always enjoy me some Spidey on the big screen.  Big fan, so I know I'll check this one out, probably several times :).

Others...
Wonder Woman
Ghost Rider
Punisher 2
Hulk 2
The Flash

I know there are others that I'm forgetting, so feel free to add any others (with comments) if you'd like.  Lots of comic movies on the way, hopefully they will all be great and do justice to the characters they include.  With the Star Wars movies coming to a close, we need something else to occupy our movie-going time and speculation :).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on March 22, 2005, 04:01 PM
Others...
Wonder Woman

My wife was super-pumped about the news the other day about Joss "Buffy" Whedon taking over writing/directing on the WB new WW movie.

She was a Buffy/Angel fan and she is a HUGE fan of Firefly/Serenity (keeps raving about the upcoming movie).  I think he'll do pretty good if he can transfer his ability to create strong, non-sexist female characters to WW.  I can only hope that it will turn out better than Catwoman did...  ::)

Jeff
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: John C on March 23, 2005, 12:00 AM
Ryan Reynolds (Van Wilder) as Flash sounds interesting.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on March 23, 2005, 12:19 AM
I'm a fan of anything Ryan does. 2 Guys and a Girl, Blade, Alanis(;)).

I'm game with him being Flash.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 28, 2005, 11:57 AM
You can now view a longer preview of the Fantastic Four movie by visiting their official site (http://www.fantasticfourmovie.com/#).  Once you open up the site (by clicking on your language/version), you can hit the "F4" key on your keyboard once the site is loaded, and it will bring up a VonDoom Industries portion of the page.  From there, you can download/watch the footage shown at the ShoWest convention recently, which basically looks like a new trailer.  Looks very cool to me, really looking forward to this movie (after a certain Star Wars extravaganza of course).  You get a chance to hear the classic lines of "Flame On" and "Its Clobberin' Time" and they don't even come off as cheezy to me.  Hope its a good one, if interested hit the official F4 site.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 29, 2005, 08:51 AM
SuperHeroHype (via AICN) is now saying that the villain Thomas Hayden Church will be playing in Spidey 3 is indeed the Sandman (http://www.superherohype.com/news/spider-mannews.php?id=2781).  Still pretty early on though, so take this with a grain of salt...or sand...or whatever.  Wouldn't mind seeing Sandman in a Spidey movie, always enjoyed him as one of Spidey's villains and could be neat effects-wise.  I don't think he could necessarily carry the movie himself, so hopefully there's still something with either Harry (Green Goblin 2 or Hobgoblin) or the Lizard going on as well.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on March 29, 2005, 11:59 PM
AICN is usually right on with their rumors  :-X :P  Sandman would be a good choice but it seems rather week.  I think Venom is who most people want to see (outside of me that is)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 30, 2005, 08:51 AM
Yeah, AICN isn't exactly the most accurate place in the world much of the time, so for now, it is taken with a big grain of salt.  I think you're right Scott, a lot of people seem to want Venom, although I'm with you and don't necessarily care to see him in this next movie.  Not that I have anything against the character, but I think it is the type of villain who might need a little more development (with the symbiote, attaching to Peter, finding Eddie, etc.) and might be better suited for later movie installments if they continue.

I wouldn't mind seeing Sandman on screen, but I don't know if he could be the "main" guy.  Perhaps in combination with Harry/GG2 and/or the Lizard it could be ok though.  I always kind of liked the Sandman as a Spidey villain, although he wasn't as "deep" of a character as some of the other baddies.  Could be a good supporting nemesis though.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on March 30, 2005, 09:10 AM
Oh and that FF Trailer looks pretty sweet, much darker than I thought it would be.  Should be a fun one :)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 5, 2005, 10:50 AM
New 'Superman' names its Perry White (http://edition.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Movies/04/05/film.superman.reut/index.html)

(http://www.tonyawards.com/images/pics/large/bv_meet_langela.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Cory Chaos on April 6, 2005, 10:18 PM
Sweet! Skeletor lives!

You know, casting Sandman as a "main" villain could really kind of turn casual movie goers off. I just thought with the intro of Mary Jane's husband, being an astronaut and all, and Raimi more or less saying SM3 was all she wrote, Venom was a shoe-in.

I'm a little less than impressed with "Fantastic Four", and I think it all weighs on Chiklais' little orange outfit.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on April 6, 2005, 10:31 PM
Kevin wants Venom. Sandman is lesser know, by most standards. What I ponder is, what about the GG2?

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Cory Chaos on April 6, 2005, 10:43 PM
Same could be said for The Lizard, I think, not that he'd be that formidable an opponent, much less drive a movie, but it seems like they're abandoning a lot of potential characters after big build up's.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 22, 2005, 09:09 AM
We've had a few looks over the past week of Lois Lane and Clark Kent from the upcoming "Superman Returns" movie, but now USA Today has the first look of the Man of Steel (http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2005-04-22-super-man_x.htm) in costume.  I have to say, as a fan of Supes, I kind of like it.  Updated, but still classic looking.

Update:  Larger, full body pic of Supes HERE (http://www.brandonrouth.com/gallery/albums/Film/Superman%20Returns/Stills/SupesHi_001.jpg).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: John C on April 22, 2005, 11:48 AM
The Superman costume looks pretty good.  I'm glad to see that they kept it close to the comic version. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Bob Crane on April 22, 2005, 01:42 PM
Don't like the red- not bright enough, and that textured look is lame. At least no carved foam muscles though so I suppose it could be worse.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on April 23, 2005, 11:11 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/powerplaygraphix/supermandchangecomp.jpg)
One on right is fan fixed
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 28, 2005, 09:03 AM
SuperHeroHype.com (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=2918) is reporting that Paramount has signed a lucrative, exclusive distribution deal with Marvel for movie properties based on some of their remaining comic book characters.  Apparently it is a 10 movie/10 character deal, with the first two movies headed to the big screen being Captain America and Nick Fury.  I've always wanted to see a (good) Captain America movie get made...let the casting speculation begin :).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Lady Jaye on April 28, 2005, 07:48 PM
Well the main character is definately going to be a tall blonde actor. I really don't know of any good looking, tall blonde actors, that are around his age??? Brad Pitt?? Would he be so inclined to do a superhero movie, no probably not. WHo else, I can't think of anyone. I guess cause the only guys I like, are brunettes. Farrel, Cruise, the guy playing Scarecrow.  ???
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 29, 2005, 10:00 AM
I do remember one time, awhile back, reading that Brad Pitt was saying the one comic book character he'd like to play was Captain America.  Who knows if that was true or not, but I do recall reading that at IGN or SHH or somewhere, but it has been awhile.  It will be interesting to see these movies get off the ground, hopefully they'll be good :).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 4, 2005, 11:08 AM
A little on the old news side, but a week or so ago there was a new trailer released for Batman Begins.  If interested, you can view it HERE (http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/batman_begins/trailer4/).  So far what I've seen of how this movie is shaping up, it looks like a nice restart of the franchise.  After ROTS, I think this (maybe along with Fantastic 4) is my most anticipated movie this year.  Hope its a good one.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Bob Crane on May 17, 2005, 02:13 PM
Cronenberg on "A History of Violence":

http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2005/05/16/Arts/cronenbergviolence050516.html

I'm glad this one's being labeled as commercial, I thought his last few films were a bit too artsy-fartsy
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 18, 2005, 10:24 AM
In a bit of X-Men 3 news, numerous sources (including Variety and TVGuide) are reporting that two more mutants will be joining the fray in the third installment.  Here is the supposedly "confirmed" casting:

Beast/Henry McCoy - Kelsey Grammer (Frasier)
Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde - Maggie Grace (Lost)

Some interesting choices.  Although Grammer probably seems like a strange (and old) choice, he does have an excellent voice for the character, and from the information I have read, it is likely to be the 355 lb blue fur version of Beast, so it would likely involve a lot of makeup work and/or CGI effects, so age might not be a real factor.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jim on May 18, 2005, 06:20 PM
In a bit of X-Men 3 news, numerous sources (including Variety and TVGuide) are reporting that two more mutants will be joining the fray in the third installment.  Here is the supposedly "confirmed" casting:

Beast/Henry McCoy - Kelsey Grammer (Frasier)
Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde - Maggie Grace (Lost)

Some interesting choices.  Although Grammer probably seems like a strange (and old) choice, he does have an excellent voice for the character, and from the information I have read, it is likely to be the 355 lb blue fur version of Beast, so it would likely involve a lot of makeup work and/or CGI effects, so age might not be a real factor.

I hate to say it, but the Kelsey Grammer choice is brilliant IMO. As a long time reader of X-Men this makes perfect sense.  His mannerisms and voice is a match.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jim on May 20, 2005, 02:05 PM
Topher Grace is now confirmed as a villain in Spidey 3. ???  Im confused who he would play.  Hayden Church will be the Sandman, Franco (Osbourn) I assume would be Green Goblin or Hobglobin at some point.  Any ideas?  I dont see a connection.   
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on May 20, 2005, 02:40 PM
That is a strange one :-\

I thought the FF trailer was decent yesterday.  I don't like what they've done with Doom, the whole reinvention of the Marvel Universe with the movies is lame IMO
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Morgbug on May 20, 2005, 03:40 PM
Topher Grace = carnage??

I can't think of any other really sort of skinny villains that we haven't already seen the alter ego for in the movies.  We've seen any number of the alter egos but who's missing?  Weird.

As far as the FF goes, I can't think of anything other than the Invisible woman :o so I'll defer comment on Doom until after I see how it works in the movie itself.  The trailer is interesting enough to me.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jim on May 20, 2005, 07:26 PM
Topher Grace = carnage??

I can't think of any other really sort of skinny villains that we haven't already seen the alter ego for in the movies.  We've seen any number of the alter egos but who's missing?  Weird.

As far as the FF goes, I can't think of anything other than the Invisible woman :o so I'll defer comment on Doom until after I see how it works in the movie itself.  The trailer is interesting enough to me.

Carnage was my only guess but it seems, well, totally off base.  Unless they are going to go after some really obscure character I cannot think of offhand.   I like the Sandman choice, he was always a fave of mine.  I could of lived with Lizard, Kraven, Scorpion, Shocker or even Hydro. I dont think characters like Vulture, Rhino, Mysterio, Electro would work well.  Does anyone think that they could still go with a villain such as Vulture making the characrter much younger than the comic?  I hope not. I could go on forever with Spidey villains but the general audience will have no clue.  I am a total Spidey Fan. 

And Scott, regarding the FF movie, I think it will be lame.  They have butchered the Doom character IMO.  I do like Mike Chickless (SP) for the Thing choice, but the whole look just does not do it for me.  Lame IMO. I would love an Avengers movie some day, but I think it would have to be done alot like the current X-Men films are.  A little dark.  Plus they could spawn so many sequels with so many different complex great characters. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on June 1, 2005, 03:13 PM
Another director exits 'X-Men 3' (http://edition.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Movies/06/01/film.xmen.reut/index.html)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 1, 2005, 03:25 PM
I read that this morning, it will be curious to see where the franchise heads next.  It sounds like Fox/Marvel is holding firm to a May 2006 release date, so they better get to steppin'.  It sounds like they have another director lined up already, who should be announced within the week.  I really hope the franchise continues well, I really liked the first two movies and it would be nice to see that quality continue.  With the wide array of characters available under the X-men team, this is a franchise that could really continue with various characters and storylines featured in the future...as long as the quality is kept up.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on June 1, 2005, 03:30 PM
Topher Grace...who could he play? Jimmy Olson? :P


Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 13, 2005, 01:46 PM
Although a little in advance with everyone thinking about Batman Begins and Fantastic Four as far as comic book movies go right now, it looks like AICN has a little preview of the X3 script (or the first two acts of it).  Definitely a different type of movie, and I'm not so sure I like where certain areas of it are heading.  Some scenes sound neat, and possible new characters do as well...but other things, not so much.  Who knows, it might be totally off base, so we'll have to see.  If you are interested (be warned, spoilers are present throughout), you can check out the preview HERE (http://aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=20443).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 18, 2005, 01:54 PM
Sounds like the crowd reaction to some Superman Returns footage shown by Bryan Singer at Comic-Con this weekend went over pretty well.  I'm very happy to hear this.  I'm looking forward to the Man of Steel returning to the big screen, and hopefully it will get the franchise off to a great revival...with more quality films in the future.  Also, SuperHeroHype has lots of stories from the weekend's information/events, and also have a new pic of Routh as Superman HERE (http://www.superherohype.com/news/supermannews.php?id=3294).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on July 18, 2005, 02:29 PM
I just wanted to state that Fantastic Four was the worst movie I have seen in a long, long time. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 1, 2005, 02:51 PM
When you think about future comic book/superhero movies, what do you think can be done...and be "successful".  Although the many of the more recent superhero movies have done pretty well overall, which characters (that haven't yet been done) do you think can bring people to the movie theatres?  It seems to me that both Marvel and DC have their own "staple" heroes that have almost become "event movies" at this point....Marvel has Spidey and the X-Men, and DC has Superman and Batman.  After that, it is somewhat of a crapshoot.  Fantastic Four is getting mixed reviews, and really isn't going to be on the level of those I mentioned previously.  Spidey, Supes, Bats, and to some extent X-Men are the type where non-comic fans could be asking "hey, have you seen the new so and so movie yet?".  Fantastic Four is doing ok, but is probably more along the lines of normal movies...and not quite on the grand status.  Anyways, long story short, what do you think could/should be made into a movie?  Assuming that these would be done fairly well, which comic book heroes or teams can bring in the box office as well?  I think fans usually at least check out the movie if their favorite heroes are involved, so the casual goers is usually what makes it a success or not.  I'm listing mainly Marvel and DC heroes, since that is what I am more familiar with...but if there are other books/graphic novels you'd like to see or mention, feel free.  I think DC might have a little larger stable of "well known to the general public heroes", where as much of Marvel's big names are involved in teams it seems.  Hard to say though.  Anyways, on to the list(s):

Marvel

Already Established
Spider-Man - Has been done, will continue.  Big money movies...franchise...solid.

X-Men - Same as above.  Will continue, and has been solid.  2nd only to Spidey in Marvel movie world.

Fantastic Four - Has been done, likely a sequel (or two).  Not real well received by many, and not nearly as successful as the previous two (although it wasn't necessarily meant to be).  Not a "tentpole" type franchise really, but we'll likely see at least one more.  I liked the first one well enough, but it could have been better...hoping the sequel will be better.

Hulk - Rumored that sequel is developing, perhaps in a different direction.  I still haven't seen this one, but I don't know if the character of Hulk necessary has "legs" as a franchise.  I can't really judge though, as I haven't seen it.

Punisher - The more recent one is the one I'm talking about.  Again, I haven't seen it, but it sounds like it has done well enough.  Possible sequel in the works.  Not really meant to be a "big budget/big crowd" type of movie I don't think, due to the nature of the character.  For its "nitche" probably does well enough.

Blade - I'm not real familiar with Blade (or the movies), outside of when the character guest starred in other comics I had.  There's been three of them, I'd be surprised to see any others...at least based on Blade himself.  Nightstalkers spinoff has been mentioned I think.  Otherwise, this might be done for now.

Daredevil - I didn't hate the movie as much as others did, not terrible I guess.  Not a lot of sequel talk with this one, so I'm not sure where it is headed.  I don't know that it is a big crowd draw or not at this point.

Elektra - Bombed for the most part I think, but another one I haven't seen.  I've heard rumors of sequels though, so you never know.

Upcoming Possibilities
Iron Man - Supposedly in development, might not fare too badly.  I think he is at least somewhat known to the general population.

Captain America - I think Cap could be a good franchise direction for Marvel.  I think the general population is pretty familiar with the character, and the good ole "US of A" aspect of it probably wouldn't hurt either.  If done well, could be a great movie(s).  Supposedly in early stages of development.

Wolverine - In development, with Hugh Jackman.  Could be kind of cool, and would probably do fairly well.

Ghost Rider - In production, coming out late summer of 06 I believe.  Nic Cage starring, could be pretty cool.  His name might help box office as well, and although I'm not a fan in particular (although I don't dislike), I think GR has a decent following.

Nick Fury - I've heard this is in development as well.  I don't know how well this would do, but if they got a big name to star it might help (I've heard/seen Bruce Willis?).  I don't have a big opinion on this one, not sure if I'm interested enough.

Black Panther - Could be a cool one, and the character is supposedly going to be featured more prominently in comics as well.  Might do ok as a movie, due to the "cool costume" factor that kiddos like :).

Sub Mariner - I think this is in development as well.  I haven't really read his "individual" stories much...more so his "guest appearances". I'm not sure how it would do with the general public.  Could be wrong though.

Luke Cage- I've heard this is rumored to be in development as well.  I like the Luke Cage/Powerman character, and it would be neat to see.  Not familiar enough with his "universe" to know who could/should be in the movie.  Maybe should be paired with...

Iron Fist - This was rumored for awhile, with Ray Park (Maul) to star.  Haven't heard too much since then though, and I think it has cooled a bit.

Avengers - It sounds like it has just been relegated to "Animated to DVD Feature" status right now, but if done right, it could be a big event movie probably.  It would be cool to see the Avengers on the big screen together (the original team I mean, not "New")

Silver Surfer - Another rumored one, probably not one that would spawn sequels, but you never know.

Thor - I've heard this mentioned by Marvel guy Avi Arad as "our Lord of the Rings" type movie, so this might be on the way as well.

Others I am forgetting I'm sure, this is just off the top of my head.....

DC Comics

Already Established
Batman - Franchise re-started (quite well) with Batman Begins.  Sounds as if sequel(s) are on the way, and I'm looking forward to them.  One of DC's "big guns".

Superman - Starting next summer with Superman Returns.  I'm really looking forward to seeing the Man of Steel return to the big screen, and I hope the movie turns out great.  Could be a big one if done well.  Bryan Singer (X-Men/X2) is running things, and I think he should do a good job.  DC "big gun" here as well, and could be a nice restart to this franchise.  Superman/Batman crossover movie has been rumored for down the line in these franchises.

Upcoming Possibilities
Wonder Woman - In development.  To me, this is one female superhero that could do better at the box office I think.  Pretty universally known, and if cast well and put together pretty good, could be a nice movie.  Other female hero movies (Catwoman/Elektra) have been "teh suck" from what I've heard (haven't seen either), so it would be nice to see Wonder Woman do well.

The Flash - I think the Flash could be a good movie character.  Pretty well known, and could be a "fun" movie.  I'd like to see it, if done well.

Green Lantern - Was once rumored (with Jack Black...yikes), but I think that has gone away now.  Another hero that could do well in a movie I think, and would be something a little different with the "space" aspect that is often incorporated.  Not sure which particular "Lantern" would be the main character, but I'd lean towards Hal Jordan ;).  Lots of potential really here, with all the different characters from the "Core".

Aquaman - I think this could be a cool movie, and one that might happen eventually.  More interesting to me personally that "Sub Mariner" if you make that comparison.  Probably not a "franchise", but could make a nice movie.  Fairly good name recognition I think too.

Teen Titans - This could be a decent movie.  The cartoon show is popular with the kiddos I think, and although I haven't read it, the comic is pretty good too from what I hear.  Potential for a franchise possibly here, with the kid support.  Someone more familiar with the team overall might have more insight that I do....but there's a pretty good stable of characters here.  Plus, if they keep Robin out of the Batman franchise, this might be a good place for him.

Nightwing - I think he's a pretty cool character, and could make for a good movie as well.  Not sure how it would/wouldn't work with the Batman franchise restarting, but it is a possibility.  I don't know how familiar the general public is with the character, but I might be underestimating that as well.

Hawkman/Hawkgirl - Tough call here.  I'm familiar with them, but not sure how much they are with others.  Maybe not able to carry their own movie, but you never know.

Martian Manhunter - Same as above.  Good character, not sure about movie possibilities.  Not sure if it will be pursued or not...might best be part of a.....

Justice League of America - I think I've read in the past that this likely wouldn't happen, but it could be really cool if it did.  Definitely a "blockbuster" type movie with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, and Green Lantern all involved.  Especially if they kept/were able to get the same actors from the other "individual" movies.  Like I said, not very likely probably, but could be pretty cool if done well.

Others....G.I. Joe and Transformers.  I've heard rumors about Joe, and Transformers is headed our way in Summer of 07 last I heard (Spielberg producing).  Both could be quite cool.

I know there are some I'm forgetting or neglecting off the top of my head, so feel free to add others.  These are a few from the "big two" comic worlds that could be/are getting made.  I know some people have had their fill of comic movies, but I tend to enjoy them when done well...and with Star Wars movies over, I like to look forward to flicks like this.  Are there any that you'd like to see, or maybe some you don't think should be made into movies?  Changes you'd like to see in the current franchises?  Sorry, just bored this afternoon, and I got to thinking about this.... ;)  Sorry for the ginormous post as well, just wanted to try to represent the characters I've heard rumored or that some fans here might be interested in.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on August 2, 2005, 11:21 PM
I like your insight to a JLA movie.

For any fans of Superhero team ups, take a look at the VERY VERY AWSOME and well made Fan Film Grayson at www.UntamedCinema.com It's one of my favories. Also check out www.ColloraStudios.com for Batman Dead End and Worlds Finest (Sups and Bats) also very well produced and awsome. :D

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 3, 2005, 12:35 AM
Let's see...

Spidey3 - In good shape.  Sequel in pre-prod.  Same team that did the first 2.  Even though it had it's really dumb elements (organic web spinners, psyching yourself out of being a superhero) it was well-received.  Certain to make another $300M.

X-men3 - In bad shape.  Getting rushed through production with a new director and new crew.  They made some good casting decisions so far, but all the script reviews I've read so far have been bad.  They're gonna regret losing Singer.

FF2 - It'll do well enough.  FF was fun.  Hopefully they'll capture the magic of the book a little better.  FF was just a bit too campy with a disappointing ending.

Hulk2 - Long-term in development.  Don't know when or if we'll see it.

Punisher2 - P1 bombed.  It bombed because it sucked.  It bombed because the character didn't remotely resemble the character of the comic.  It was barely better than the Dolph Lundgren one.  P2 is supposedly coming, but I really hope they keep the suits off it this time.  It'll never reach it's potential as a franchise.

Blade - Done.  The Nightstalkers spin-off has mostly been written off.  But it was a good trilogy.

Daredevil - No sequel plans.

Elektra - No sequel plans.

Upcoming:

Iron Man - In long-term development hell.  I doubt it'll happen.

Captain America - Could be fantastic.  But with a real war going on, I don't know about them doing a superhero movie about war.  I'd just hope they'd set it during WW2, not try some contemporary crap.

Wolverine - Planned after X3, supposedly.  It'd certainly be popular.  As long as he's not ruined in X3

Ghost Rider - In post-production.  He's such an obscure, niche character... hard to tell how it'll do.  The same thing could be said of pretty much all the rest of your Marvel characters.  Nick Fury, Luke Cage, Sub Mariner... I don't know anyone who even reads their books, much less would go to a movie about them.  I guess we'll see if Ghost Rider does well.  If not, I don't see many of these other movies making it.

DC:

Batman & Superman - both set for multiple sequels, as well as a cross-over.  They should do well if they don't get campy.

Wonder Woman - I'm pretty sure the dude from Serenity/Buffy/Angel is attached to WW.  So it could potentially kick some ass.  They just gotta chase away rumors that it'll star Kim Bassinger (something I heard not long ago).  You gotta get somebody smoking hot to star, not somebody over-the-hill.

Rest of the cast of JLA and JLA - that's a tough sell.  None of the characters are all that popular.  Each is a bit one-dimentional, but together the movie would be too expensive.  You can't do a small-scope JLA movie like you can a small-scope X-men... you pretty much gotta be doing something cosmic apocalyptic, and that's pricy.

Teen Titans - Now there's a hit for you.  The cartoon is HUGE.  A live-action version would be very successful.  And it could be done with a reasonable scope at a reasonable price.

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Those you're forgetting...

Sin City 2 - The sequel to the BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE EVER (except for maybe... maybe Superman II) is gonna happen.  Much of the original cast will return.  The DVD for SC1 comes out in two weeks, for which I simply cannot wait!

Hellboy 2 - The sequel to the THIRD BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE EVER is gonna happen.  I think all the original cast that survived HB1 is returning.  Should be some huge monster-ass-kicking fun.

V for Vendetta - Coming out this fall.  Based on the classic Alan Moore series.  Stars Portman and Mr. Smith.  I just read the graphic novel last week after watching the trailer, and if done right this movie will be disturbing and awesome.  We shall see.

I think that about wraps it up.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 6, 2005, 08:47 AM
SuperHeroHype.com (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=3456) is reporting that Marvel Entertainment will announce on Tuesday its new name change (from Marvel, to Marvel Entertainment) and also the 10 picture deal with Paramount Pictures.  Here is the list of heroes schedules to be brought to the big screen under the new deal:

Captain America
The Avengers
Nick Fury
Black Panther
Ant Man
Cloak and Dagger
Dr. Strange
Hawkeye
Power Pack
Shang Chi

Looks like more heroes will be coming to theatres over the years to come.  Some sound pretty good and I wouldn't mind seeing, some seem like they might be stretching it a bit.  Any opinions on the lineup?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on September 6, 2005, 09:14 AM
Once you get to Black Panther, things start to get reaaaaallly Iffy.

I would much rather see them do feature films focused on some Villains, and bring in classic heroes to fight them.

The whole Death of Kraven would make a fantastic movie.

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 6, 2005, 04:26 PM

Hellboy 2 - The sequel to the THIRD BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE EVER is gonna happen.  I think all the original cast that survived HB1 is returning.  Should be some huge monster-ass-kicking fun.


I really don't understand the excitement about the Hellboy movie.  I was nearly bored to tears with it.

Batman Begins, however, was amazing.  I'm glad to see they've left the goofy storylines and unrealistic stunts behind.  This was one of the best Super hero movies I've ever seen.   8)

Here is the list of heroes schedules to be brought to the big screen under the new deal:

Captain America
The Avengers
Nick Fury
Black Panther
Ant Man
Cloak and Dagger
Dr. Strange
Hawkeye
Power Pack
Shang Chi

Cloak and Dagger?  Power Pack?  Marvel is really pushing their luck with this poor choices.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Commander Cody on September 27, 2005, 03:17 AM

Hulk2 - Long-term in development.  Don't know when or if we'll see it.



Hellboy 2 - The sequel to the THIRD BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE EVER is gonna happen.  I think all the original cast that survived HB1 is returning.  Should be some huge monster-ass-kicking fun.



John Myers is not returning in Hellboy 2.

Hulk 2... I wish it would happen and I wish Ang Lee would direct again. The first one is the best Marvel film to date. Much better than the crappy, overrated Spider-Man movies.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ryan on September 27, 2005, 05:04 AM

Hulk 2... I wish it would happen and I wish Ang Lee would direct again. The first one is the best Marvel film to date. Much better than the crappy, overrated Spider-Man movies.

The Hulk was the single worst movie of any kind I have ever seen in my life. Even worse than Batman and Robin. It was awful. I never want to see a another superhero movie than Ang Lee got anywhere near in my life. That movie was so long and boring. And the action was cheesy as hell. I was expecting comic book exagerration but that was just ridiculous, like Hulk's plane ride into space, and his super jumping stuff. Then there was that one scene where it cuts to a comic book frame when the guy dies in that explosion. My freinds and I were laughing so hard at that, it would of been ok if they had gone with that theme more in the movie but just once randomly was retarded. The effects sucked too. I hated the end fight. And did I mention how ridiculously long it was?

I can't wait to see Venom, he was one of my favorite Bad-guys when I was a kid. I used to always hope he'd be on when i came home from school to watch Spidey on TV. I saw 2 for the first time the other day, parts of it anyways. I thought it was decent, I don't like McGuiire or Dunst but I think they did pretty good jobsl. The effects were bad at times but form what I saw better than 1 (which I have also never seen.) I'm looking forward to 3 a lot esspecially since Venom is going to be in it. I will actually go see this one.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on November 16, 2005, 09:39 AM
According to this report (http://www.superherohype.com/news/supermannews.php?id=3635) at SuperHeroHype, we should get our first look at the Superman Returns trailer tomorrow.  It is scheduled to air during tomorrow night's Smallville episode, then appear online afterwards, then be attached to some prints of Harry Potter this weekend.  Being a fan of the Man of Steel, I'm looking forward to this movie and to getting our first look at some footage (or first real look, aside from blogs).  Hopefully it won't disappoint.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on November 18, 2005, 12:17 AM
Superman Returns Trailer Links (http://www.superherohype.com/news/supermannews.php?id=3640)

Wow. That's a very cool trailer, and it looks kind of dark, actually.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on November 18, 2005, 12:31 AM
Whoa! I have got to see this flick.  :o

Listening to that music was just so...  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on November 18, 2005, 12:38 AM
Seeing the red sheild back on the screen got me all sorts of excited over this movie.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on November 18, 2005, 09:10 AM
The trailer is available at the Official Site (http://supermanreturns.warnerbros.com/trailer.html) as well, if anyone is interested.  We saw this first last night during Smallville, and I've watched it on the computer a couple more times as well.  I'm really looking forward to this movie, I agree with Dale, just hearing the music was great.  It will be nice to see the Man of Steel return to the big screen.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on November 18, 2005, 09:17 AM
Seeing the red sheild back on the screen got me all sorts of excited over this movie.

Kevin

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Superman%20Shield.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on November 18, 2005, 12:56 PM
I absolutely loved the first two Superman movies (as did everyone else).  I just hope they don't ruin the legacy this is attached to Christopher Reeve - he'll always be Superman to me.

I have great memories of my dad taking me to see the second movie.  At the end he'd say, "Look, he's waving at you."    :)

Maybe I can take my son to the new one (and grandpa too).

With that said, the Superman theme song holds a special place in my heart - one of the best themes ever -  :'(
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: hansolo_506 on November 18, 2005, 01:07 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o
OH MY GOd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That is the most freakin greatest trailer in trailer history!!!!!!!!!!!!

They BETTER keep the original theme.  THAT LOOKS (to paraphrase PG) FREAKIN SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on December 2, 2005, 03:02 PM
Sounds like we'll get our first look at the trailer for X3 on Monday, Dec 5th, and then attached to King Kong when it opens on the 14th.  You can view a description of the trailer HERE (http://www.superherohype.com/news/featuresnews.php?id=3665), which was first shown to press/comic/movie sites this week courtesy of Hugh Jackman and Fox the way it sounds :).  Sounds pretty good, lots of glimpses of new characters.  I'm looking forward to this movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on December 2, 2005, 10:16 PM
I really hope X3 doesn't suck.

And that Superman trailer was just awesome. :o
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on December 5, 2005, 08:45 AM
Check out first promo shots from X3… Beast looks cool as does Angel



http://www.usatoday.com/life/gallery/2005/x3/flash.htm
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on December 5, 2005, 10:15 AM
Just saw these this morning as well, and it is great to start getting some looks at the characters of X3...plus the trailer is supposed to be coming online tonight as well.  I really like that characters like Beast and Angel (and Juggernaut, etc.) will be included in this next installment.  The Beast pic looks great, and although I probably never would have thought of him for the role, Kelsey Grammer has a great voice for the part as well.  He could make a great Hank McCoy/Beast.  Angel looks good too (those wings look huge), and I bet it will be quite cool seeing him "take flight" in the movie.  The hype for X3 finally begins, I hope it lives up to the first two.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on December 5, 2005, 07:59 PM
New HD x-men trailer is up… coolness

http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/x3/hd/
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Diddly on December 5, 2005, 08:24 PM
God dammit, is there any way to see the trailer other than with Quicktime? That stupid program doesn't work right on my PC...

I know I'm late with this, but the Superman trailer was pretty cool.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on December 5, 2005, 08:37 PM
I have Quick Time and it's not working for me, freezes up!  :'(
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on December 6, 2005, 12:26 AM
No freezing issues for me. But then again, I haven't watched it yet. I've been trying to download the ******* thing for 20 minutes now.  ::) Apple bull****.

At least I got to see Angel and Beast from USA Today's coverage this morning. They called Beast a 'strongman'. I hope that doesn't mean he's an idiot.

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Clone Commander on December 6, 2005, 12:29 AM
My favorite is...hmmm, spiderman!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on December 6, 2005, 12:32 AM
Try this:
http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/x3

The original link was to HD trailers.  That can be very taxing on your system.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on December 6, 2005, 12:40 AM
Got it. Thanks!

Holy. Living. ****.

Any fears I had have been disspelled. I went back and checked out the funeral scene, and I got a pretty good idea who dies.  :P
I wonder if that was Juggernaut standing next to Magneto in that forest scene there. He's got a helmet in his hand, but I think that's Magneto's helmet.

And I saw some laser blasts and big 'splosions. Sentinels?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on December 6, 2005, 12:42 AM
That looks kickass
Next year cant come quick enough.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on December 6, 2005, 12:43 AM
Looks like the Juggernaut is in the movie.  Big guy next to Magneto in the forrest (and locked up behind that door).  Beast just looks wrong.  I might get used to him, but right now he looks just a bit too human.  His face should be fuzzy.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on December 6, 2005, 09:48 AM
I was having a number of problems with quicktime for some reason too, and I never have before with trailers really.  I've got a version now that plays pretty well, but still gets hung up here and there.  Anyways...the trailer...I liked it.  I know there will be complaints, and there always will be, but overall I thought it looked pretty cool.  I really thought there was a different "feel" to this one, apart from 1 and 2.  Granted, its only a teaser, but it just had a different feel to it...not that it is a bad thing.  I've really enjoyed the first two movies, and I hope this one is just as good.  Nice to see some new characters included....Beast, Angel, Juggernaut, Callisto, etc.  Good stuff.  Looks like lots of action and splosions too. :)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on December 6, 2005, 09:58 AM
Son of a bitch.

I have QT 6 and can't download 7 here at work!

No chance of seeing it at home either - blasted dial up!

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on December 6, 2005, 11:00 AM
I'm still dead in the water seeing the trailer, I can't view it at work and last night I downloaded it via torrentspy and it still freezes up on me. ******* Quick Time is a pain in the ass!  >:(

Anything on a Media Player version yet?  :-\
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on December 6, 2005, 11:39 AM
Dale, I found a wmv link over at the SuperHeroHype forums (http://www.superherohype.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210575) last night, maybe that still works.  I think there are a couple links on the 1st and 2nd pages of the thread.  The one I downloaded worked (I used Divx player though, media player has problems on my computer for some reason), although it did have a small sort of logo on top of it.  It is small, and doesn't really bother too much if you just want to see the trailer.  Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on December 6, 2005, 08:17 PM
 :o   :o

Thank You very much for the link, the one I got is a tad choppy but hell!  :o

This movie is going to kick ass! Just awesome!  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on December 8, 2005, 08:51 PM
Heres a couple pix
(http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/article/673/673572/x-men-3-20051205025853828-000.jpg)
(http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/article/673/673572/x-men-3-20051205025854453-000.jpg)
(http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/8836/0124rd.jpg)
Please tell me he will have a bigger role!!!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on December 9, 2005, 12:54 PM
Colossus looks simply amazing in that pic.  Wow.

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on December 12, 2005, 11:54 PM
Ummm... uhhh... ohhh... ahhh... oh boy!  :-X

Ghost Rider Trailer (http://gearcritech.com/movies/ghost_rider_mid.mov)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 13, 2005, 01:02 AM
Ummm... uhhh... ohhh... ahhh... oh boy!  :-X

Ghost Rider Trailer (http://gearcritech.com/movies/ghost_rider_mid.mov)

I've been looking forward to this movie for a long time, but that trailer has got cheese written all over it.  I hope I'm wrong though.   :'(
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on December 13, 2005, 02:00 AM
Don't worrie Jesse, I'm sure the official trailer will be better than that Comicon crap!  ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on December 13, 2005, 02:32 AM
Damn. Kinda looks like a crapfest.

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 13, 2005, 01:16 PM
That X3 trailer looks awesome!  Hard to believe that's Kelsey Grammer as the Beast.

I also saw that they're planning a Wolverine movie in 2007?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on January 9, 2006, 03:10 PM
According to THIS (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=3749) it sounds like model/actor Tyrese Gibson will be playing Luke Cage in an upcoming movie about the character.  Probably not a "big event movie" like Spidey, X-Men, Supes, and Batman are...but I thought I'd post it for anyone interested.  I had Luke Cage in some of my older comics when I was a kid, and have read him recently again in New Avengers, etc., and always liked the character.  We'll see how a movie would turn out though.  I would kind of think that Marvel would be working a little harder to get franchises like Captain America and Iron Man off the ground before all these lesser heroes that are being rumored quite often.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on January 11, 2006, 10:54 AM
It depends on your view of things if this is considered a "super hero/comic book movie", but I figured it was close enough.  Ain't It Cool News (http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=22166) has a couple of links up to alleged leaked ILM footage of a transformer (Sideswipe I believe) transforming, as a portion...or a test...for the 2007 movie.

Edit:  Just an update that there are rumblings around the web that this footage is fake, so take it for what you will.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 6, 2006, 04:51 PM
According to SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=3929), the new X-Men: The Last Stand trailer will air tonight during the 2 hour broadcast of 24.  Also, according to their information, the trailer will more specifically air at 9:36 EST (8:36 CST).  It is also scheduled to be online shortly after that.  For anyone who is interested, it should be on television and online sometime this evening.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on March 6, 2006, 05:03 PM
Isn't it the same one that is currently on their website? The clips that they've shown makes it seem that way.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on March 7, 2006, 03:05 AM
Linky. (http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/tls/trailer/)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on March 10, 2006, 12:16 AM
I finally found a link that works, that last one is the same as before and just freezes the browser up.  :-\

X-Men 3 The last stand trailer! (http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/18498/X_Men_3_The_last_stand_trailer.html)

Comics2film (http://www.comics2film.com/FanFrame.php?f_id=17887) has the trailer frame by frame with nice high definition pics.

Yepper, X-Men 3 is going to rock!  :o  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on March 10, 2006, 12:28 AM
WOW!! :o :o
I'm only worried there might be too much going on to tell it properly
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: dafoo on March 11, 2006, 12:55 AM
Great to see Beast showing up!  Two more still waiting to be made, right?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Smartypants1635 on March 12, 2006, 03:44 PM
Did I spy Spike in that trailer? ???
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 30, 2006, 04:04 PM
I'm really looking forward to both X-Men: The Last Stand and Superman Returns this spring/summer, not to mention Spidey 3 next year.  Although many of my favorite characters have already made it to the big screen, there are still some more I wouldn't mind seeing.  It seems like almost every Marvel character has been rumored at one time or another, and DC is starting to look into things more now too.  Thinking about all that is out there for "Superhero Movies", which characters do you think could realistically do well in movies?  There are some names I've seen rumored with Marvel that don't seem like they would be big hits, but I guess in this DVD era, they don't necessarily need to dominate the box office.  Anyways, which do you think would be the best bets?

Marvel
Already Established:
     Spider-Man
     X-Men
     Fantastic Four
     The Hulk
     Daredevil
     Blade
     Punisher
     Elektra
Rumored or Could Work:
     Wolverine
     Iron Man
     Captain America
     Avengers
     Thor
     Black Panther (maybe?)

DC
Already Established (or soon will be):
     Superman
     Batman
Rumored or Could Work:
     Wonder Woman
     The Flash
     Green Lantern
     Justice League
     Aquaman
     Green Arrow?
     Teen Titans

I'm sure there are some I'm forgetting right now, but those are just off the top of my head.  I know there will probably be others that are made into movies, that might not be all that successful (like Elektra)...but I guess I'm trying to think of ones the general public would see, not just fans necessarily.  Like I said, most of my favorite characters have been covered (Spidey, Superman, X-Men, Batman, Fantastic Four), although I'd like to see about any from the above lists (particularly The Flash, Justice League - if it is do-able, Captain America, Green Lantern, and Iron Man).  I think most of these could do pretty well, if done well, and I'm sure there are others that I'm not thinking of too.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on March 30, 2006, 07:49 PM
There's been a Preacher movie rumored for a while, which could be quite good (or quite lame if they water it down).

They did a Man-thing movie for Sci-Fi that was just awful.  I think it was originally intended for a theatrical release based on all the bleeped out profanities, but it was so bad they decided to go to TV instead.

What they really need to do is a Lobo movie.  With the blood & gore in movies these days, a no-holds-barred Lobo flick would rule.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 5, 2006, 03:52 PM
Some TV spots started airing for X-Men: The Last Stand last night.  I happened to see one, and apparently 3 have aired so far.  You can see them online HERE (http://latinoreview.com/news.php?id=469) right now, if interested.  A lot of the footage is from the trailers, but there's some new stuff in there too.  Looking pretty cool.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 23, 2006, 04:47 PM
Year of Superman (http://www.warnervideo.com/yearofsuperman/)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jim on April 24, 2006, 08:24 AM
What I want to see is some crossing over in films with the original actors.  For example if an Avengers movie is made have Eric Bana play the Hulk or if Spidey made an appearance in say Fantastic Four that Tobey McGuire was playing the part. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on April 24, 2006, 03:50 PM
Year of Superman (http://www.warnervideo.com/yearofsuperman/)

Content aside, that's a really snappy looking site.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 24, 2006, 07:17 PM
From what I have been reading on the net, we should have a new Superman Returns trailer coming out I think within a couple of weeks. Looking forward to seeing more of this flick.  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jim on April 26, 2006, 02:54 PM
Okay all you Hulk haters out there.  I was one of about 3 people who actually liked this movie.  The sequel has officially been confirmed.  Unsure if the Erica Bana is returning yet (but he most likely will).  He's going to be pitted against Abomination.
You can read the scoop over at comingsoon.net
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Sithbaker on April 26, 2006, 06:17 PM
Okay all you Hulk haters out there.  I was one of about 3 people who actually liked this movie.  The sequel has officially been confirmed.  Unsure if the Erica Bana is returning yet (but he most likely will).  He's going to be pitted against Abomination.
You can read the scoop over at comingsoon.net
4! I liked the movie quite a bit. Not as much as Spider-Man 2 or Batman Begins, but
I think I`m the only one at the comic shop that liked it around here. Heading over
to comingsoon.net now!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 26, 2006, 09:12 PM
New photo of Brandon Routh as Superman flying in Superman Returns.

(http://superherohype.com/nextraimages/supesflying.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on April 26, 2006, 09:38 PM
New photo of Brandon Routh as Superman flying in Superman Returns.

(http://superherohype.com/nextraimages/supesflying.jpg)

Lovley red x.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 26, 2006, 09:42 PM
Lovley red x.

Kevin

Can you see this lovely pic now?

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y51/oltar/supesflying.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on April 26, 2006, 09:44 PM
Yes sir, I can. Where be his spit curl?

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 26, 2006, 09:47 PM
Blowin' in the wind.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on April 27, 2006, 01:51 AM
Where the hell is the full trailer for Superman Returns? You'd think it'd be out by now.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 27, 2006, 06:50 AM
Where the hell is the full trailer for Superman Returns? You'd think it'd be out by now.

From what I have been reading on the net, we should have a new Superman Returns trailer coming out I think within a couple of weeks. Looking forward to seeing more of this flick.  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 27, 2006, 07:30 PM
Marvel Comics leaps into movie-making (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2006/05/01/8375925/index.htm)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 28, 2006, 11:21 AM
Interesting article, thanks for posting that Dale.  I read this morning at SuperHeroHype that Jon Favreau (Foggy Nelson in Daredevil, among a lot of other acting/directing gigs in other movies) is signed on to direct Iron Man.  I really hope that the market doesn't get oversaturated - or the movies bad - because I really do enjoy seeing my favorite heroes on the big screen.  It will be interesting to see if they can find a good balance.  Some of the characters that have been mentioned (Iron Man, Captain America) could really make great movie heroes, but some of the others (Shang Chi) seem a little too obscure.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 28, 2006, 07:09 PM
From Superherohype.com (http://www.superherohype.com/news/supermannews.php?id=4152)

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Superman Returns Trailer Confirmed with M:i:III
Source: Hargon April 28, 2006

Superhero Hype! has confirmed that the new Superman Returns trailer will be enclosed in the can with Paramount's "Mission: Impossible III," opening next Friday, May 5th and will also be attached to all prints of WB's "Poseidon" the following week, on Friday, May 12th.

Warner Bros. has the trailer listed as 2 minutes and 28 seconds. Theaters will have access to it in digital format, so if you have the chance to catch "Mission: Impossible III" on a digital screen (it's going out to 135 digital theaters), then definitely do so!

Superman Returns flies into theaters, IMAX and IMAX 3D on June 30th.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 29, 2006, 02:23 PM
Enjoy!  8)

Brand New X-Men 3 Clip (Wolverine v. Sentinel!)  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSCfrPxnD1I&search=X-men%20Danger%20Room%20Clip%20Wolverine%20Storm%20Action)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on April 29, 2006, 03:53 PM
I saw that on Leno last night. It was like raw sex. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Sithbaker on April 29, 2006, 05:09 PM
Enjoy!  8)

Brand New X-Men 3 Clip (Wolverine v. Sentinel!)  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSCfrPxnD1I&search=X-men%20Danger%20Room%20Clip%20Wolverine%20Storm%20Action)

I didn`t have high hopes for this movie, but that clip was pretty damn sweet.
"Tin man" didn`t look too great though and I don`t like the Juggernaut look either.
Still, I`ll go see it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 2, 2006, 04:15 PM
The Full Trailer (http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/supermanreturns/trailer2/) for Superman Returns is now up!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 2, 2006, 07:38 PM
The Full Trailer (http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/supermanreturns/trailer2/) for Superman Returns is now up!

Holy crap on a stick, I am so there! (http://www.jotin.nl/forum/images/smilies3/KA_superman.gif)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 2, 2006, 09:04 PM
Sweet ass.

The Wolvy skit was pretty cool, although my sound isn't working at the moment... How is the dialogue?

The Superman trailer is horny.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on May 2, 2006, 11:40 PM
Brand New X-Men 3 Clip (Wolverine v. Sentinel!)  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSCfrPxnD1I&search=X-men%20Danger%20Room%20Clip%20Wolverine%20Storm%20Action)

Fastball special?!?

The Full Trailer (http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/supermanreturns/trailer2/) for Superman Returns is now up!

Wow, very cool... I'm really starting to look forward to both of these films now.   :)

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on May 3, 2006, 07:20 AM
That Superman Trailer has me so excited for this, it better not suck !!!!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 4, 2006, 11:08 AM
According to this report (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=4189) at SuperHeroHype, its sounding like the Silver Surfer might be included in the Fantastic Four sequel due out next summer.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 12, 2006, 08:37 PM
Saw this posted at GH, props goes out to Coheteboy for this short clip.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/d025.gif)

Warning, this may contain spoilers!

Finally we have a cure (http://thelaststand.dell.com.edgesuite.net/sneakpeek/large.html)

Ohhhhhhhhhh, I am so there!  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on May 14, 2006, 03:05 AM
Saw this posted at GH, props goes out to Coheteboy for this short clip.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/d025.gif)

Warning, this may contain spoilers!

Finally we have a cure (http://thelaststand.dell.com.edgesuite.net/sneakpeek/large.html)

Ohhhhhhhhhh, I am so there!  8)

 :o
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 15, 2006, 07:54 PM
3 posters spotted at the Cannes Film Festival (http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/57608582.jpg?v=1&c=MS_GINS&k=2&d=E3A33B54CA52535B0C845CE17B7E441D).

Also posted on the Superman homepage.

(http://www.supermanhomepage.com/images/superman-returns7/superman_imax_3.jpg)  (http://www.supermanhomepage.com/images/superman-returns7/superman_imax_2.jpg)  (http://www.supermanhomepage.com/images/superman-returns7/superman_imax_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 16, 2006, 11:26 PM
Official Superman Returns poster from  IGN FilmForce (http://filmforce.ign.com/)   8)

(http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/article/708/708946/superman-returns-20060516031801760.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: SilverZ on May 17, 2006, 01:39 AM
Not a huge fan of the Supes casting or costume design, and have pretty low expectations for the movie... but damn, that's a fine looking poster.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Starbee on May 17, 2006, 08:00 AM
Superman rocks!  I hope the movie doesn't sucks too, man.  I'll be very upset and will lose all faith in the movie industry.  Superman's hot!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Starbee on May 18, 2006, 09:09 AM
Does anyone know when X- Men is coming to theaters?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 18, 2006, 10:21 AM
X-Men: The Last Stand opens next Friday, May 26.  I agree, that Superman Returns poster is pretty sweet.  Looking forward to both X-Men and Superman this summer.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Starbee on May 19, 2006, 08:03 AM
I'm so excited to see Beast and Kiddy (is that how her name is spelt, its been so long).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on May 19, 2006, 10:41 AM
Kiddy (is that how her name is spelt, its been so long).

Is that a question or a statment?

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 19, 2006, 12:08 PM
Not a huge fan of the Supes casting or costume design, and have pretty low expectations for the movie... but damn, that's a fine looking poster.

I think Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor is awesome!

The X-Men trailer also looks great!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 21, 2006, 10:24 PM
From the Superman Homepage:

Quote
You'll recall that we reported earlier this week that reports had been coming in from London that a new "Superman Returns" trailer had been seen before screenings of "The Da Vinci Code", well the trailer is now online for all to see.

56k (http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbol/uk/movies/supermanreturns/superman_returns_tlrf3_qt_56.mov)

100k (http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbol/uk/movies/supermanreturns/superman_returns_tlrf3_qt_100.mov)

300k (http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbol/uk/movies/supermanreturns/superman_returns_tlrf3_qt_300.mov)

500k (http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbol/uk/movies/supermanreturns/superman_returns_tlrf3_qt_500.mov)

The last few seconds just gave me the chills!  :o  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on May 23, 2006, 11:22 PM
Ghost Rider Trailer! (http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/ghostrider/hd/)

Still not sure what to make of this one...  :-\
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 24, 2006, 08:53 PM
Just finished watching it, we shall see.  :-\
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on May 25, 2006, 09:30 AM
Ok Saw Xmen Last stand tonight and was well blown away
It was really good
The effects were great, story was good, a few suprises thrown in.
Sound was fantastic.
Beast was really good, some of the others though like Angel appear in so many promo shots but only has like 2 minutes of screen time.
Seeing Bobby transform to full "iceman" was also a oh yeah moment for me, that and the fastball special were both really cool.
All in all it fits in nicely with the other 2 films
Go see it!!!
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I was suprised at the "death" of cyclops though, this wasnt something I expected and then seeing the professor being blown away was also a shock.
Jean/Phoenix was great she did the badass thing real good.
Oh and make sure you stay right through the end credits, there is a small bit at the end that makes it all worthwhile.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 27, 2006, 03:05 AM
I saw X-Men tonight, damn good flick & tied it up very well & set it up for the spinoffs!  8)

Oh and make sure you stay right through the end credits, there is a small bit at the end that makes it all worthwhile.

Ditto, sit through it, if you miss it like 98% of the theater did then...  :P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 27, 2006, 02:10 PM
This is the trailer that was include with X-Men: The Last Stand in theaters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDJSQNlIn4k).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 28, 2006, 05:10 PM
'X-Men' excels at the box office (http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/28/boxoffice.ap/index.html)

Quote
"X-Men: The Last Stand" stormed to an estimated $107 million three-day opening, the largest ever for Memorial Day weekend and the fourth-biggest in box office history.

On the all-time list, "X-Men: The Last Stand" ranks behind only "Spider-Man," "Star Wars: Episode III" and "Shrek 2" for opening weekend gross. None of the other films opened on a holiday weekend, which usually gives movies a boost.

For Memorial Day openers, "X-Men" crushed the previous three-day high of $72 million, set by "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" in 1997.

Final box-office figures were expected Monday.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jediknight760071 on May 28, 2006, 05:24 PM
I thought it was a great movie, but could definately tell someone different was directing it. It seemed to be much darker.

My only complaint is that in the middle of the film Rogue just takes off and doesn't come back until the end...from posters and trailers I was expecting her to play a huge role in the film, but I guess that wasn't the case.

Fun movie, though...very fun. :)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 28, 2006, 06:09 PM
X-MEN 3 SPOILERS...

I just saw X-Men 3...

Overall, I guess it was a pretty good movie, although I'm not sure where to rank it among the other two. A few random things bugged me... I didn't like that Cyclops and Jean Grey died - and I'm wondering how or if someone is going to bring them back from the dead in the next film, and if they do - will it be lame?

Jean Grey / Phoenix was pretty cool, I liked how she transformed from sexy to zombie, and how **** just seemed to disentegrate around her. The scene where Prof. X gets killed was just weird, though. He gives Wolverine a really weird look, almost Obi-Wan Kenobi-ish... I wasn't sure what to think about his expression, but judging by the end scene after the credit scroll, perhaps that was his was of saying, "Watch this." While it was pretty darn cool that he survived (and I don't know how you could say that scene was lame), I'm bummed out that the new Prof. X is going to be a different actor (presumably). 

I was disapointed to see Rogue get vaccinated. I wasn't expecting her to do something like that... in fact, I was sure she was going to show up at the end battle and save the day, whilst telling Iceman and his little whore friend Kitty to go **** themselves. Totally betrayed her character from the comics.

Kitty was so freakin' cute. Juggernaught was awesome, but his costume sucked, and his use of the word 'bitch' just seemed forced, to me. Mystique's roll in the film was quite nice - I loved how she turned into the little girl whilst being held captive, and also how she betrayed Magneto. Beast was cool as hell. Angel was perfect. Iceman turning into solid ice was quite cool. The Pyro/Iceman duel came out really nice. Colossus, as usual, kicked ass. Storm didn't do anything for me, again - H. Berry is so wrong for that part.

Magneto's Brotherhood was so far from the comics that I really had no idea who any of the background people were supposed to be... while I was able to recognize some of the extras (Perhaps Blob, in the church scene, and a new Toad(?) at Alkatraz?), it really irritates me how my favorite X-Men have been altered so much for the movies... Who was the transvestite Latino? It resembled someone from X-Force. A black chick would have been more fitting to play Storm. Where was Gambit? Nightcrawler? Siren? Shouldn't Cable be coming around about this time?

Anyway... I actually enjoyed the movie. Ignore my ranting.



Another note :

The Ghost Rider trailer looked like ****. Pure ****.

I can't wait to see Superman! I just wish that John Williams was putting together the score.



Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 28, 2006, 06:30 PM
Who was the transvestite Latino? It resembled someone from X-Force.

You mean Arclight?

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 28, 2006, 07:23 PM
Yes. That'd be her(?)... He/She was ripping-off of Rictor's move.

(http://www.leftoverokra.com/cerebro/pics/rictor.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 28, 2006, 07:30 PM
Arclight!  :o

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Smartypants1635 on May 28, 2006, 07:35 PM
Great movie, But its kinda dumb they still dont have Havoc, scotts lil bro, IMHO hes cooler than scott btu apparently they dont meet in this series :'(.

SO let me get htis straight, when earlier int he movie Prof was teaching htey came across transfering minds, and if it was morraly correct, Did he do that exact thing?????
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Roton7 on May 28, 2006, 09:19 PM
I'm watching X2 right now, it's pretty cool...so far I'm liking it more than the 1st one.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 28, 2006, 09:49 PM
I saw X3 last night and really enjoyed it.  I think they left it open enough to do more, especially showing that last scene with Magneto leaves it open for them to bring all the mutants back...with the obvious exception of those that were "killed".

I did like the part where the Juggarnaut says, "I'm the juggernaut bitch!"
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jediknight760071 on May 29, 2006, 12:48 AM
One more complaint, though the movie was awesome...


Brad's right about "Bitch"...the two times it was used seemed superfluous and forced, but coming from South Orange County, I'm used to people throwing around "bitch" and "******" like they were completely acceptable, socially. Plus, there was this kid about 9 years old with his dad 4 seats down from me and it was just a tad bit uncomfortable because the usage was so blatant, not like Wolverine's "holy ****" in X2.

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: iFett on May 29, 2006, 02:17 PM
Not sure of all the mutant names (not a comic book fan) but I loved it when Wolverine kept cutting that guys arms off and they just kept growing back.  Then he kicked him in the nuts and told him to grow them back  ;D  Funny stuff.

Also liked it when "walk through wall" girl called Juggernaught a dickhead - got a lot of laughs from the audience.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on May 29, 2006, 02:47 PM
Just came back from seeing X3. Much better than the first two IMO. Sat around for the extra scene at the end, but it wasn't anything special.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jediknight760071 on May 29, 2006, 05:32 PM
Just came back from seeing X3. Much better than the first two IMO. Sat around for the extra scene at the end, but it wasn't anything special.


Are you kidding? ::)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on May 29, 2006, 05:44 PM
Just came back from seeing X3. Much better than the first two IMO. Sat around for the extra scene at the end, but it wasn't anything special.


Are you kidding? ::)

Why?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Smartypants1635 on May 29, 2006, 05:52 PM
I thought it was quite funny when Juggernaut said "bitch" reminded me of this
right here (http://youtube.com/results?search=Im+the+juggernaut+bitch&search_type=search_videos&search=Search) me and my friend got a laugh outta that


IM the Juggernaut BITCH
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 29, 2006, 07:35 PM
$120.1 million in 4 days & sets a new record as the biggest Memorial Day holiday opener ever & the biggest debut so far this year.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jediknight760071 on May 29, 2006, 11:16 PM
Just came back from seeing X3. Much better than the first two IMO. Sat around for the extra scene at the end, but it wasn't anything special.


Are you kidding? ::)

Why?

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If you were paying attention when X was warning the children about the limitations on mutants, in the Post-Credits scene you'd realize that X had done exactly that---replaced his mind into that of the patient's. For a lot of people, hearing Patrick Stewart again was wonderful, since the loss of Professor X earlier in the movie sucked---a lot.

 :-*
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 30, 2006, 10:38 AM
We caught this on Saturday, and I really enjoyed it too.  It did seem like it could have been a little longer movie, but other than that, no complaints.  It was more of an "action" movie, and a little lighter on the character development than the previous installments, but I went in expecting that.  Still, I did really enjoy it.  It was nice seeing characters like Iceman and Colossus do a little more in the "action" scenes, and also to see some other mutants like Kitty Pryde, Beast, and Angel get introduced.  Also, appearances by Juggernaut and Multiple Man were pretty neat too.  I was happy to see it do so well this weekend, and I really hope we see further X-Men movies in the not too distant future.  From what I've been reading, it sounds like Avi Arad is saying they are sticking to the spinoffs first (Wolverine and Magneto in particular were mentioned), but I hope the X-Men movies don't get put on the back burner for 5-10 years, when all of the current cast is either too old or disinterested in continuing.  It was a nice capper to the trilogy though, but there's definitely more stories to tell.  I thought it was well worth sitting through the credits to see that extra scene.

Also - I'm not sure if everyone's theatre had this, but there was an all new trailer for Superman shown before the movie (the one mentioned earlier in this thread), and it really looks like this movie is shaping up nicely.  Hopefully the Man of Steel has a nice return to the big screen, I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 30, 2006, 10:41 AM
Also, if anyone is interested, SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/spider-mannews.php?id=4308) has a number of articles/links with pictures of some of the Spider-Man 3 filming that is taking place in New York right now.  Beware of spoilers, strictly from the standpoint of what characters might be in the movie, but actors such as Tobey Maguire, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, and James Cromwell are included.  I'm already looking forward to this movie. :)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 31, 2006, 11:46 PM
The Superman Hompage (http://www.supermanhomepage.com/news.php) is reporting that Superman Returns is listed as having a running time of 155 minutes (2 hours 35 mins).

Also noted on the front page:

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SoundtrackNet  has an indepth article (http://www.soundtrack.net/features/article/?id=196) about the "Superman Returns" score, reviewing the entire album, track by track, allowing you to listen to snippets from every track!

Windows users: you might have an issue with the Quicktime Plugin. Be sure to upgrade, and if necessary, "reload" the popup window (Ctrl-R).

On that note, the Main Titles theme...  8)

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The CD release comes with a four-minute video consisting of a one-minute interview with Bryan Singer, in which he discusses his working relationship with John Ottman and the reason why John Williams' original themes were integrated into the score, and a three-minute look at the scoring session as the "Main Titles" are performed by the orchestra. I believe it is safe to say that John Ottman will make us believe a man can fly again June 28.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on June 1, 2006, 06:34 PM
4 Villains in Spider-Man 3! (http://www.superherohype.com/news/spider-mannews.php?id=4327)


*head explodes*

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Roton7 on June 1, 2006, 09:27 PM
I would love to see something like...maybe all the villains fight since they all have a similar target: Spiderman. They figure that they can't all 4 try to dominate the world and destroy this kid without interferign with each other, so they have to all battle it out to see who is the best. Then, Venom wins. All the other villains die. Then what happens after that? Who knows...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on June 1, 2006, 09:56 PM
so they have to all battle it out to see who is the best. Then, Venom wins. All the other villains die. Then what happens after that? Who knows...

That's lame. I'm a huge Venom fan, but no.

Just...stop.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Roton7 on June 1, 2006, 10:19 PM
Ok then...maybe they all won't battle...but I think there will be at least a 1 on 1 battle between 2 villains. They can't possibly have 4 villains, and not have any of them fight. Now THAT would be lame.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jim on June 2, 2006, 07:51 AM
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I am kind of disappointed that Green Goblin will be returning.  I was hoping that Harry was going to modify his fathers suit that he found at the end of the last movie and become Hobgoblin.

Also, can we assume that the 4th villain is the Lizard?  He is the only other character that I can remember being introduced in the previous films. Kraven or Shocker would be a good choice IMO.   Also, Patrick Stewart would make for a good Vulture in any possible sequels.  But I guess that would mess up the whole Marvel Universe if there were any character crossovers in the future ???
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 2, 2006, 10:18 AM
The news of 4 villains is definitely interesting, and if true, I hope they pull it off.  I've really enjoyed seeing my favorite character on the big screen with Spidey, and I liked both movies a lot, I hope they can continue the quality.  I'm curious to see who the "4th villain" is, or if it is some clever play on words that Avi Arad is doing.  Lizard would seem like an option with Dr. Connors' appearance Spidey 2, and 1-2 villains could just be touched upon or set up for future installments.  I know there were rumors of Mysterio, Electro, and a couple others at one point too, so it will be interesting to see.

In other superhero news, a recent interview (http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/710/710853p1.html) with Jessica Alba again provided further confirmation on the appearance of the Silver Surfer in the next Fantastic Four movie.  There is also supposed to be another new villain, in addition to previous reports of Dr. Doom making a comeback.  Who knows at this point, further information at the linky.  It will be interesting to see how they pull off the Surfer if this is true.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jim on June 2, 2006, 01:11 PM
In other superhero news, a recent interview (http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/710/710853p1.html) with Jessica Alba again provided further confirmation on the appearance of the Silver Surfer in the next Fantastic Four movie.  There is also supposed to be another new villain, in addition to previous reports of Dr. Doom making a comeback.  Who knows at this point, further information at the linky.  It will be interesting to see how they pull off the Surfer if this is true.

If you read the full article she makes mention that Silver Surfer is a bad/good guy.  So I assume that is where the 2nd villain is.  He must have an initial conflict with the F4 and then at some point  resolves differences with them and joins  forces  to defeat Doom ???.  In turn giving the bad/good guy statement.  I could be wrong but thats what I got out of the article.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 2, 2006, 01:16 PM
Yeah, I was wondering if something like that might turn out as well (Surfer starting off "bad", then changing and helping the F4).  I wasn't sure what to read of this statement though, it seems like she's talking about two different characters (although it could be Surfer and Doom).  Here's the quote:

"The four of us learn that there are other people out there with superpowers, and the Silver Surfer appears as a villain/hero. And another villain comes in as well," Alba revealed."
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on June 2, 2006, 01:18 PM
Spider-Man, perhaps? DareDevil?

Other people with Superpowers in NYC...

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jim on June 2, 2006, 01:31 PM
Spider-Man, perhaps? DareDevil?

Other people with Superpowers in NYC...

Kevin

Though the Daredevil movie was pretty disppointing I would love to see some of these characters start crossing over into other movies.  Spidey and Daredevil against Kingpin would be a great storyline since he is a villain that appeared equally in both.  Although the choice for Kingpin in the DD movie sucked IMO. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 3, 2006, 12:54 PM
Wouldn't the second villian in the Fantastic Four sequel be Galactus?  That is who the Silver Surfer originally worked for.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on June 4, 2006, 06:32 PM
A&E will be showing  “Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman ” (http://www.aetv.com/listings/episode_details.do?episodeid=169141)

Running Time: 120 Minutes.
Upcoming Airings:
Monday, June 12 @ 8pm/7C.
Tuesday, June 13 @ 12am/11C.
Saturday, June 17 @ 1pm/12C.

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Here's the story behind the phenomenon of Superman, the most merchandised and imitated superhero of them all. Through interviews with the key creative talents responsible for seven decades of thrilling Superman adventures, we'll follow the Man of Steel's path from Depression-era comic book hero to George Reeves's TV portrayal in the 50s, Christopher Reeve's movies in the 70s and 80s, and the TV shows Lois and Clark and Smallville. There'll even be a sneak preview of the new film, Superman Returns, to be released this summer.

(http://a614.g.akamai.net/7/614/2201/v001/aetn.download.akamai.com/2201/aetv//episode_promos/supermanimg_still_320x240.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 5, 2006, 10:42 AM
Thanks for posting that Dale, I'll have to check that out.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on June 12, 2006, 05:49 PM
A&E will be showing  “Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman ” (http://www.aetv.com/listings/episode_details.do?episodeid=169141)

Running Time: 120 Minutes.
Upcoming Airings:
Monday, June 12 @ 8pm/7C.
Tuesday, June 13 @ 12am/11C.
Saturday, June 17 @ 1pm/12C.

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Here's the story behind the phenomenon of Superman, the most merchandised and imitated superhero of them all. Through interviews with the key creative talents responsible for seven decades of thrilling Superman adventures, we'll follow the Man of Steel's path from Depression-era comic book hero to George Reeves's TV portrayal in the 50s, Christopher Reeve's movies in the 70s and 80s, and the TV shows Lois and Clark and Smallville. There'll even be a sneak preview of the new film, Superman Returns, to be released this summer.

(http://a614.g.akamai.net/7/614/2201/v001/aetn.download.akamai.com/2201/aetv//episode_promos/supermanimg_still_320x240.jpg)

Bumping this up for tonight, I have my VCR set.  :)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on June 12, 2006, 10:59 PM
 Also, Patrick Stewart would make for a good Vulture in any possible sequels.  But I guess that would mess up the whole Marvel Universe if there were any character crossovers in the future ???

If we ever see a Vulture on screen, my first pick would be Ben Kingsley!

(http://www.boxofficeprophets.com/bigpicture/images/benkingsley.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on June 12, 2006, 11:05 PM
I think he's still recovering from playing the Hood.  :P

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on June 13, 2006, 12:27 AM
from the alba article:


"My character, Susan Storm, has another love triangle and may use a power people haven't seen before. She's the most powerful of the four."



Sue as the most powerful?  Hrmmmm.  Arguable.  Any speculation on what this new power would be?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on June 13, 2006, 12:40 AM
Hey, thanks for the reminder on the Supes show on A&E, Dale.  Catching it right now and only managed to miss teh first 10-15 minutes thanks to your post.




Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on June 13, 2006, 12:47 AM
No problem, it repeats again. Just check my post above.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on June 13, 2006, 12:55 AM
Maybe I missed it, but I'm surprised that in their coverage of the George Reeves Supes series, they didn't mention the episode where he accellerated his molecules so that he could pass through a wall.

Bwahahahahahah.

That's actually the only full episode of that Superman series I've seen, and what a load of crap.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 13, 2006, 03:08 PM
I caught the Superman special last night on A and E, and I really enjoyed it.  They really covered all the different aspects of Superman over the years.  Its amazing how many comics, movies, tv shows, merchandise, etc. has covered the man of steel over the years.  Boy, there was some crappy stuff too - that musical?  Yikes.  I did notice "Al" from Happy Days was one of the thugs Superman took care of though :).

I was reading an article today talking about the success of superhero/comic franchises at the box office.  It made some good points, and discussed that while there have been failure in the recent crop - most are from second tier characters (they used Catwoman and Elektra as examples) - while the "Big 3" of Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man have fared quite well.  They also mentioned the X-Men and Fantastic Four branching out now as well.  I was curious, with all the recent rumors/announcements of upcoming movies containing everyone from Ant Man, Cloak and Dagger, Dr. Strange, and many more - which characters do you think can really carry a movie?  Obviously, there has to be broad appeal with general audiences, and not just fans of the characters/franchises.  Or, are there any superheroes you'd like to see on the big screen (assuming they would be done well)?  Obviously, established franchises like Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, X-Men, and the Fantastic Four could continue on - but who else is a bankable character?  For me, I think there's a few from each of the "big company" camps:

Marvel

Good Bets - Captain America, Iron Man, Wolverine, Avengers (if they could make it happen)

Possibilities - Black Panther, Luke Cage, She Hulk, Dr. Strange

DC

Good Bets - Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Justice League of America (if they could make it happen)

Possibilities - Teen Titans, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter

I know there are probably others I'm forgetting right now, but those are a few off the top of my head that have been rumored/discussed at some point.  This isn't including sequels of things already out there, or restarts (like the new Hulk that has been mentioned recently), but of characters that haven't been represented on the big screen yet.  It seems like some of the characters mentioned or rumored seem a little too remote to be a big hit - but I guess it depends on the approach too.  I wouldn't mind seeing a Silver Surfer movie, but it might be smarter to include him in the F4 movies - as is rumored.  Anyways, any thoughts on comic movies - do you dislike them in general, or are there any others you would like to see made?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on June 13, 2006, 08:51 PM
Miss Tessmacher! (http://www.starz.com/features/bunnyclub/superman/)   :D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 14, 2006, 11:43 AM
IESB has posted 11 Clips (http://iesb.net/warnerbros2006/061306.php) from Superman Returns - I'm sure spoilers are present, but if you want some peeks at the movie, clicky away :).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 15, 2006, 10:56 AM
According to a radio interview conducted while promoting Nacho Libre, apparently Jack Black (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=4394) is still in the running for the role of Green Lantern in a possible upcoming movie.  I don't necessarily mind some of Jack Black's movies -but him playing GL?  No thanks.  You would think with the recent success of "serious" comic movies like Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, X-Men, etc. that they would avoid going funny/campy with one of DC's biggest characters.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on June 15, 2006, 11:11 AM
Jack Black (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=4394) is still in the running for the role of Green Lantern in a possible upcoming movie. 

"The thing with the Green Lantern is it's all about the ring.  All you need is to wear the ring and you've got the Green Lantern Powers.  It could be anybody."    - Jack Black during the interview

Yeah, sure!  It could be ANYONE with a power ring and it'd be the same thing!   ::)

I'm starting to feel the furious rage... (http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/mad.gif)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on June 15, 2006, 10:53 PM
IESB (http://www.iesb.net/warnerbros2006/061306.php) 11 has new film clips from Superman Returns!  8)

Warning, you may get spoiled!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on June 15, 2006, 11:32 PM
IESB (http://www.iesb.net/warnerbros2006/061306.php) 11 has new film clips from Superman Returns!  8)

Uh... ::)

IESB has posted 11 Clips (http://iesb.net/warnerbros2006/061306.php) from Superman Returns - I'm sure spoilers are present, but if you want some peeks at the movie, clicky away :).

:P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on June 16, 2006, 12:00 AM
Oh yeah, spoiler alert.  :-[   

I never got spoiled!  :P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: John C on June 16, 2006, 09:18 AM
Jack Black (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=4394) is still in the running for the role of Green Lantern in a possible upcoming movie. 

"The thing with the Green Lantern is it's all about the ring.  All you need is to wear the ring and you've got the Green Lantern Powers.  It could be anybody."    - Jack Black during the interview

Yeah, sure!  It could be ANYONE with a power ring and it'd be the same thing!   ::)

I'm starting to feel the furious rage... (http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/mad.gif)


Another reason why Jack Black must be destroyed IMO.  He sucks ass and GL would be turned into a damn joke.  I hope that this whole idea was just some nasty Internet rumor or April Fools joke that went out of control. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 16, 2006, 04:22 PM
A little more Green Lantern news (http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73962) to chew on, courtesy of Newsarama.  At least this time it doesn't involve Jack Black as GL :).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 29, 2006, 01:16 PM
Apparently the first Transformers teaser has been leaked via YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-uKst1Hd9c), how long it stays up there I don't know.  I've read that it is to be "officially" released next week sometime, July 4th to be exact.  Its not the clearest in the world, but it looks to be legit - we'll see I guess.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Dr. Zoltar on June 29, 2006, 06:06 PM
Another reason why Jack Black must be destroyed IMO.  He sucks ass and GL would be turned into a damn joke.  I hope that this whole idea was just some nasty Internet rumor or April Fools joke that went out of control. 

I will actively seek to have Jack Black removed from the film if this is announced.  Heed my words!   ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on June 30, 2006, 10:55 AM
Apparently the first Transformers teaser has been leaked via YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-uKst1Hd9c), how long it stays up there I don't know.  I've read that it is to be "officially" released next week sometime, July 4th to be exact.  Its not the clearest in the world, but it looks to be legit - we'll see I guess.

If this was the Mars Teaser, it can be seen on the Official Movie Site (http://www.transformersmovie.com)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Roton7 on June 30, 2006, 02:09 PM
That movie looks pretty sweet. I wanna see it!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on July 1, 2006, 04:36 AM
Yep, just got back from seeing Superman Returns, holy **** that was a great flick.  8)

Kevin Spacey is a great Lex, as with Frank Langella (Perry White) & Sam Huntington (Jimmy Olsen), fit the parts perfect.

Very nice to see a cameo of Jack Larson in this, he played Jimmy Olsen in the Adventures of Superman back in the 50's & mega buck man Sir Richard Branson.

As for Kate Bosworth, nope sorry, your no Lois Lane.

Brandon Routh, looks like they got their man.  8)

Very nice nod to Action Comic #1.  8)  ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: CHEWIE on July 1, 2006, 05:15 AM
I saw Superman Returns tonight too, and really, really liked this movie a lot.  It was fun and left me and my wife with a good feeling, really uplifting.  Good to see a positive movie like that.  I hope this does very well at the box office, best movie I've seen since ROTS.

Also, I noticed some subtle things in it that seemed to hint at what they think about some of the talk in society from some people that they don't need God a part of people's lives.  I thought with how this movie says how the world needed Superman, and and what seemed like several times hints at how mankind needs to have a Savior to look forward to, really was hitting at something deep inside what makes people who we are, and really liked that.

This movie left me in a great mood.  I'll probably go see it again.  And the only other movies I have ever seen more than once in a theatre are the Star Wars movies.  I liked this that much - better than LOTR, better than Spider Man, and maybe equally to the Indiana Jones movies.  It was one of those movies that captures the imagination again, and you want to look up in the sky and actually see him saving someone.  It really was fun.

We needed this movie this summer in my opinion, and I hope you guys go see it and are able to enjoy it as much as my wife and I did.  It was really so much fun.

  :)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jediknight760071 on July 1, 2006, 06:36 AM
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Also, I noticed some subtle things in it that seemed to hint at what they think about some of the talk in society from some people that they don't need God a part of people's lives.  I thought with how this movie says how the world needed Superman, and and what seemed like several times hints at how mankind needs to have a Savior to look forward to, really was hitting at something deep inside what makes people who we are, and really liked that.

Save it for literature...not movies.


This movie really didn't do anything for me. Usually I cheer on long running films, but the duration of Superman, in my back's opinion, could have been cut shorter. The imagery was fantastic, but the chemistry between Clark and everyone else seemed odd and sometimes completely shut off. I felt no element of suspense in the film, and subsequently, no drive to pay attention. We know that Superman can't die, and we don't expect anyone else to. Really, nothing of consequence happened in the film, which isn't a surprise because of the scale it would have to be on to propose some sort of challenge to the superhuman qualities of Superman.

Overall it was pretty, but empty.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Cory Chaos on July 1, 2006, 01:57 PM
Same here. The plot was ridiculous, and the baby drama backstory ended up eclipsing the suggested excitement of Superman's return, which relegated him to a background character. He popped up on screen to lift some heavy objects, then fly away. next time, if there is one, they need a credible villain. Not a disgruntled guy with an affinity for books and world domination by way of uninhabitable rock sculptures.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JoshEEE on July 1, 2006, 02:43 PM
Ditto.

I absolutely hated it, but only because they turned Superman into a creepy stalker and made him a "Baby Daddy".

I've been talking about it all week over at RS, but this movie had the makings of something excellent and was completely torpedoed by whatever jackass writer thought Superman needed some "family issues".

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on July 1, 2006, 02:48 PM
Yep, just got back from seeing Superman Returns, holy **** that was a great flick.  8)

Kevin Spacey is a great Lex, as with Frank Langella (Perry White) & Sam Huntington (Jimmy Olsen), fit the parts perfect.

Very nice to see a cameo of Jack Larson in this, he played Jimmy Olsen in the Adventures of Superman back in the 50's & mega buck man Sir Richard Branson.

So that was Richard Branson?!  I thought so.

Apparently Noelle Niel, who played Lois Lane in the television show was the rich old lady that Luthor swindled out of her fortune.

Another good nod to the past was the picture of Glenn Ford on the mantle at the Kent home.  He had one of the most extraordinary parts of the original movie.

I thought that this was a fantastic movie.  I can understand now why Bryan Singer left the X-Men franchise to pursue this.  I would definitely like to see a sequel, and I think the actors have been contracted to do so.  Perhaps they can incorporate a villain like Metallo or Brainiac.  I think that either one would be credible in the movie universe of Superman.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: CHEWIE on July 1, 2006, 03:15 PM
I agree, the next one does need some sort of powerful villian, like General Zodd's return or something.  Lex Luther was fine though I thought, and if they are making a new trilogy then this was a good start to it.

There might be a few things I would have changed with it, but I still loved it.  It was just a lot of fun.

 :)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on July 1, 2006, 06:50 PM
Just came back from seeing Superman Returns. IMO it's up to par with X3, around a 9 out of 10.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on July 1, 2006, 07:30 PM
[quote author=CHEWIE link=topic=9954.msg240681#msg240681

Also, I noticed some subtle things in it that seemed to hint at what they think about some of the talk in society from some people that they don't need God a part of people's lives.  I thought with how this movie says how the world needed Superman, and and what seemed like several times hints at how mankind needs to have a Savior to look forward to, really was hitting at something deep inside what makes people who we are, and really liked that
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There was a strong Christ allegory in the film, topped off with Supes falling, arms spread after getting rid of the continent.

I loved the film.  Routh was perfect, Spacey was fantastic (Parker Posey too!) and I thought Bosworth did a fine job as well.  The nods to the original films were great.   I had goosebumps during the open and also just before the credits.

Left wide open for a sequel- what did Kal-El find in his years in space and how did he get on that ship.

I liked the way Singer implied that Supes stores power from the sun like a battery.

Superman is my all-time favorite superhero film, and this one is right up there near the top.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on July 1, 2006, 07:41 PM
I liked the way Singer implied that Supes stores power from the sun like a battery.

That's, uh, the way the yellow sun effects Kryptonians.

Yeah.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Smartypants1635 on July 1, 2006, 07:54 PM
Kryptonians have a red sun, so yeah Kev is right. I'll break it down. Red sun nooo power, Yellow sun Lots of power. ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on July 1, 2006, 10:59 PM
I understand that.  What I meant is that he seemed to go up after Lois rescued him and "stored up" some extra power to lift out the continent.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on July 3, 2006, 03:03 AM
Pretty good numbers for Superman Returns for a 5 day release.

From the Superman Hompage:

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While taking in over $32 million on Wednesday and Thursday, "Superman Returns" managed to top the weekend box office with approximately $52.15 million in over 4,000 theatres, an average of $12,829 per theatre.
This takes the total so far to $84.3 million in five days, which exceeds both "Batman Begins" and Peter Jackson's "King Kong" in their first five days.

The movie enjoyed the highest five-day gross in Warner Bros. studio history, beating 2003's The Matrix Revolutions, which did $83.7 million in its first five days.

"Bryan [Singer] is just such a bright and creative individual. He had his own vision, and he was right and did a great job," said Dan Fellman, Warner head of distribution.

The movie should hit $110 million by Tuesday, Fellman said.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 3, 2006, 09:26 AM
We went and caught this on Friday afternoon, and really enjoyed it as well.  Sure, things aren't exactly like the comic - but these movies never are (nor really can be in many instances).  It will be interesting to see where things head from here, with the new revelations in this movie.  I thought the lead actors, as well as supporting roles, were all very good.  Brandon Routh makes a great Superman and Clark, and although he is eerily similar to Christopher Reeve - it didn't seem like an imitation to me, just some good acting on his part.  Spacey was a great Lex Luthor, and Kate Bosworth was better than I expected as Lois.  Jimmy (Sam Huntington) and Perry (Frank Langella) were both very good as well.  I thought it was a great movie, and I hope they make more.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jim on July 9, 2006, 06:41 PM
I loved Superman 1 and 2 growing up so the thought of this film picking up after the original two had me intrigued.  It started out okay but I think the time of the film is going to kill it for alot of people.  Myself included. It should of been kept right around 2 hrs.  For a Summer Blockbuster type movie I thought it was very boring.  Routh did a great job and I loved all the little things like Brando, the music score and some other things that stayed true to the orginal. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 10, 2006, 10:41 AM
I'm curious to see how Superman Returns holds up at the box office for the rest of the summer now.  Pirates absolutely crushed SR (in its 2nd weekend), and actually I don't know that "The Devil Wears Prada" was too terrible far behind it either in box office take.  I enjoyed SR, and hope that it does well enough to warrant a sequel (maybe it will be made either way though), but I hoped it would have held up a little better than it has so far.  I think the issue of running time might have something to do with it too.  Maybe a little on the long side.

With the superhero movies, I wonder how much of it has to do with the character itself.  You know, a lot of discussion prior to the release of Superman Returns was whether or not the character of Superman was still popular/relevant with audiences.  I wonder if the box office is reflecting that in any way or not?  It just seems like the buzz for some heroes (Spidey, Batman, X-Men) seems much more than others.  Although I'm a Spidey fan first and foremost, I've always liked Superman as well - and hope that there is still room for him in our pop culture :).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Sprry75 on July 10, 2006, 09:26 PM
Having never really been a fan of the Superman comics, I'm unacquainted with Superman's bad guys.  The ones I know--aside from Lex Luthor--seem lame, like Solomon Grundy, Braniac, Bizarro, and Mr. Maalox or whatever.

Batman schools every other comic hero when it comes to bad guys, with maybe Spider-Man a close second, which might be why those characters lend themselves to such great movies.

What could be in store for Superman?

And wasn't General Zod a creation of the movies?  I mean, he wasn't in the comics prior to Superman II, was he?

Anyway, I really liked SR a lot, and hope there's more, but I just don't know what they'd do as far as bad guys.  I'm starting to see why the first movie franchise ended up with Richard Pryor and Nuclear Man.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on July 11, 2006, 09:33 AM
I think there are two important factors to consider in "Prada" nearing Superman this weekend.

First, due to the demand for "Pirates," the number of screens were increased, and it was likely at the expense of screens showing "Superman."  Combined with the long running time for "Superman," it translates to less tickets available to sell.

Second, "Prada" was an excellent example of counter-programming strategy.  It went for a completely different audience from the other summer "event" pictures.  Every year there is one romantic comedy chick-flickish film that pulls this off.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 20, 2006, 12:32 PM
There is a rumor over at SuperHeroHype that the Joker will be played by Heath Ledger in the upcoming sequel to Batman Begins.  The rumor was first posted at Latino Review, which had the scoops on Brandon Routh as Superman among a few others.  Grain of salt and all that - but that's the latest rumor.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on July 20, 2006, 12:55 PM
Hype has the Incredible Hulk director announcment up too.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 21, 2006, 12:41 PM
The first trailer is now up for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/teenagemutantninjaturtles/tmnt_medium.html) movie.  It will be CG movie, released in March of 07 the way it sounds.

On another topic, how do you feel about the comic movies we've seen so far?  Do you like seeing your favorite characters being brought to the big screen?  Are there others you think would work well in that format - or are the companies stretching too far?  I was curious how some of you might rank the "superhero" movies overall, or your favorites since this craze began again with the first X-Men movie.  Before that, it was basically the 70s/80s Superman movies and the 89-90s Batman movies.  How do you feel about what has been released in the recent crop (Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Hulk, Elektra, Punisher, Blade, etc.)?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on July 21, 2006, 03:30 PM
X-Men- 7/10
Started out a little slow, but got better in the end.

X-Men 2- 7/10
See above.

X-Men 3- 9/10
Very good. Fast paced, with some nice action sequences.

Spiderman- 9/10
Good retelling of his origins, cool villian, good special effects.

Spiderman 2- 10/10
AWESOME sequal. Loved Molina as Doc Ock, great plot, cool action sequences.

Batman Begins- 8/10
A little slow at parts, but was a great retelling of the origin story, and had some great Crooks Vs. Batman fight scenes.

Daredevil- 7/10
Slow at some parts, but had a cool villian and some nice fight scenes.

Hulk- 4/10
One of the few Superhero movies that I hate. Horrible "villian", thought the Hulk dogs were stupid, and had a weak plot. Plus, the toys clogged the shelves to no end. Except those kickass Hulk Hands. Those were better than the movie.

Elektra- N/A
Never saw it.

Punisher- N/A
Never saw it.

Blade- N/A
Never saw it.

Fantastic Four- 8/10
Was a little slow near the end, but ended with a cool final fight scene, and had a classic villian.

Superman Returns- 9/10
Ending dragged on, but had lots of cool scenes, especially the plane scene.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on July 31, 2006, 08:29 AM
I finally saw Superman this weekend.  Absolutely loved it.  From the score to the nods of the first two films - this movie had a lot to live up to and it delivered.

This is how you bring back Superman.  I hope the box office $$ picks up so Singer gets the opportunity to do another.

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 7, 2006, 12:22 PM
Hopefully this script was long forgotten, but a script review for a possible Green Lantern movie is posted at IESB.net (http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_d4j_ezine&task=read&page=1&category=featured&article=122&Itemid=27).  Not sure it has any truth to it anymore (hopefully not), but if anyone is interested in reading a quick summary - its at the link.  Yikes.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 11, 2006, 10:06 AM
It sounds like an Avengers movie (http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/724/724835p1.html) is in the works over at Marvel.  Apparently screenwriter Zak Penn (X-Men) is on the project.  More Marvel movie news at the linky, including Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Ant Man, Nick Fury, etc.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 18, 2006, 09:13 AM
It appears that Fox has officially announced the title for the next F4 movie: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.  Hopefully it will improve on the last movie.

Also, SuperHeroHype is reporting that on Friday the characters/robots that will be appearing in the upcoming Transformers movie will be announced.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jim on August 18, 2006, 11:03 AM
It looks like the Hulk sequel will proceed without Bana. The role is rumoured to go to the main character in Prison Break.  I cant remember his name.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 18, 2006, 03:12 PM
SuperHeroHype (http://superherohype.com/news/transformersnews.php?id=4657) is now reporting the Transformers that were announced on a Yahoo Movies webcast.  Details at the linky, but here's the list:

Autobots:
Optimus Prime
Bumblebee
Jazz
Ratchet
Ironhide

Decepticons:
Megatron
Starscream
Brawl
Bonecrusher
Barricade
Scorponok
Frenzy
Blackout
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on August 18, 2006, 04:31 PM
No Soundwave?  What a crock.

From what I've seen and read, I'm not exactly instilled with much confidence.  Shame too, because a live action TF done right would kick ass.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Smartypants1635 on August 18, 2006, 05:06 PM
 I'd rather have the Maxamals and Predacons. That's what I grew up with till about 4th grade. :-\ Don't get me wrong though, I love the Autobots and Decepticons too, it's just not what I started out with. :P

Adam
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on August 18, 2006, 09:38 PM
No Soundwave?  What a crock.

From what I've seen and read, I'm not exactly instilled with much confidence.  Shame too, because a live action TF done right would kick ass.

I would think that if they had a Frenzy, they'd have a Soundwave.  Wasn't Frenzy one of his cassettes?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on August 19, 2006, 02:52 PM
There are pics of Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream and Scorponok floating around.  What a pile of ass.  This has to be one of the easiest adaptations NOT to screw up, but it looks like they will succeed in making this a mess.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on August 26, 2006, 04:26 AM
There are pics of Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream and Scorponok floating around.  What a pile of ass.  This has to be one of the easiest adaptations NOT to screw up, but it looks like they will succeed in making this a mess.

You haven't seen anything yet. (http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=8253)

After seeing Starscream and Megatron in that above linky, I'm enormously glad Soundwave isn't in this movie.

This would be a good robot/sci-fi flick, but not a great Transformers movie.
Or maybe this is all a smokescreen, or these are just Cybertronian modes that will change once they get to Earth. That's my last hope, and if that turns out to be dashed, then this film is dead to me.
I may not be the target audience (and I'm beginning to wonder who is) but I think going in this direction might be something the moviemakers regret.

Of course, if they wanted to fix all this nonsense, just throw the Dinobots in there. Dinobots make everything better.  :)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 29, 2006, 02:41 PM
They sent this email to us at work ::)

“Transformers” Casting Call
Oasis Community Center, Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you’ve ever wanted to be in a major Hollywood blockbuster, now’s your chance. Casting directors from the live-action “Transformers” motion picture will be on base Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Oasis Community Center. Anyone interested in appearing in the movie in a non-speaking role should come to the Oasis between these times.

The film, produced by Steven Spielberg (E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan) and directed by Michael Bay (Armageddon, Bad Boys, Pearl Harbor), is scheduled to shoot several scenes here September 6th. Any military member selected to appear as an extra in the picture must be able to take a day of leave (or be in a non-duty status) on September 6th in order to appear in the film.  Those selected to appear in the film will earn $126 plus overtime if the shooting takes longer than 8 hours.

Please bring the attached form filled out and signed by your immediate supervisor just in case you are selected."

Ahhh, no thanks. We get these kind of emails all the time. Personally, I think the movie will blow even if it's Steven Speilberg so I wouldn't even want to participate in something I feel is gonna be a POS, AKA Power Rangers or Pokemon class movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 29, 2006, 09:09 PM
I think it'd be a blast to say I was an extra in a movie.  Hell, why not?  Maybe I could even get Optimus Prime's autograph.  ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on August 29, 2006, 10:33 PM
Plus you get $126. I'd go for it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jediknight760071 on August 30, 2006, 12:21 AM
They sent this email to us at work ::)

“Transformers” Casting Call
Oasis Community Center, Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you’ve ever wanted to be in a major Hollywood blockbuster, now’s your chance. Casting directors from the live-action “Transformers” motion picture will be on base Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Oasis Community Center. Anyone interested in appearing in the movie in a non-speaking role should come to the Oasis between these times.

The film, produced by Steven Spielberg (E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan) and directed by Michael Bay (Armageddon, Bad Boys, Pearl Harbor), is scheduled to shoot several scenes here September 6th. Any military member selected to appear as an extra in the picture must be able to take a day of leave (or be in a non-duty status) on September 6th in order to appear in the film.  Those selected to appear in the film will earn $126 plus overtime if the shooting takes longer than 8 hours.

Please bring the attached form filled out and signed by your immediate supervisor just in case you are selected."

Ahhh, no thanks. We get these kind of emails all the time. Personally, I think the movie will blow even if it's Steven Speilberg so I wouldn't even want to participate in something I feel is gonna be a POS, AKA Power Rangers or Pokemon class movie.


Hey...there was a lot of buzz around that first Pokemon movie.

I doubt you'd make a good Pikachu anyways. You aren't cute and you don't purr. :-X
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Angry Ewok on August 30, 2006, 12:45 AM
So has anyone been watching Stan Lee's Superhero show on Sci-Fi? I've been watching it, and I really enjoy it... I'm hoping there is a season 2.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 30, 2006, 10:21 AM
There are pics of Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream and Scorponok floating around.  What a pile of ass.  This has to be one of the easiest adaptations NOT to screw up, but it looks like they will succeed in making this a mess.

Blame ILM. They put the guy who designed Grievous in charge of design. In fact, you're looking at the second take on the characters. The first was so off that Hasbro freaked out and made ILM tone them down.

I'm also in the process of reading the script. I'm not very impressed I'm sorry to say.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 30, 2006, 10:32 AM
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So has anyone been watching Stan Lee's Superhero show on Sci-Fi? I've been watching it, and I really enjoy it... I'm hoping there is a season 2.

I haven't seen all the episodes, but we've caught parts of the show a couple of times.  As cheesy as it can be at times, its still pretty entertaining.  In the parts we've seen, my wife and I are pulling for "Major Victory".  I always appreciate Stan Lee's enthusiasm too.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on August 30, 2006, 10:50 AM
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So has anyone been watching Stan Lee's Superhero show on Sci-Fi? I've been watching it, and I really enjoy it... I'm hoping there is a season 2.

  In the parts we've seen, my wife and I are pulling for "Major Victory". 

I think he got booted on the last episode.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 30, 2006, 11:00 AM
That could be, we've only watched a couple of the episodes.  Last I saw he was in the final three.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Angry Ewok on August 30, 2006, 03:04 PM
The Final Three were Major Victory, Fat Ass, and Feedback.

In the last episode, the three had to pitch their character to a classroom of children. Feedback wasn't well recieved, because his backstory was a bit too complicated for the kindergarteners... Major Victory made a complete fool of himself, turning into something of a parody of a Super Hero, but the kids loved it. Fat Ass actually did the best, out of the bunch... she preached a bit about self esteem and loving yourself and whatnot.

After that, the Super Heroes had a timed mission, where they had to run up and down a busy main st. at Universal Studios - trying to find clues to lead them to the villian guy... While the two guys busted their asses, Fatty basically blew the entire mission by moping around eating people's food and whatnot. Stan saw it as her being "in character", while I saw it as being pretty rude and disinterested. While Major Victory won, Feedback could have won had he not wasted alot of time trying to pick up woman's penny that he had dropped. The two guys took 20 minutes, Fatty took an hour...

The way Fatty was a total lazyass about the mission, and then had a breakdown and told a Producer she wanted off of the show, I thought surely she'd be Stan's next vote-off... but he chose to kick out Major Victory - since he had become such a parody of himself...

So, now it's down to Feedback and Fatty.

Feedback had better win. He'll committ suicide if he doesn't.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on August 30, 2006, 03:11 PM

Feedback had better win. He'll committ suicide if he doesn't.

If you're a Marvel stockholder, sell now.

I can't believe Stan is going to create a comic after one of these two losers.  Actually, the whole cast was weak - I thought we'd see some really cool (and DIFFERENT) characters - boy, was I wrong.

Fat Momma will win simply because she was the underdog from the beginning. 

What a great lesson to teach the kids...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Angry Ewok on August 30, 2006, 03:33 PM
Personally, I think they should scrap the comic book idea and just go with a goofy TV series, of some sort... Major Victory's parody of himself, and his good chemistry with the over-animated emotions of Feedback, was the best part of the show.

Fat Momma will win simply because she was the underdog from the beginning.

In a cast full of superheroes like Cell Phone Girl and Monkey Woman, I don't think of Fat Mammy as an underdog. Now that I think of it, I think her character is a rip off of The Blob, from the X-Men's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 30, 2006, 07:27 PM
I can't stand her(Fat-ass Momma). Remember the episode where 5 heroes volunteered themselves off the show at the end? The self sacrifice element of the SH that Stan Lee spoke of at the beginning about the core elements of a SH? Stan gave her a break because she was 'concerned' (I call it a nice act) for someone else's safety(feedback) and voted him off the show.

The kicker was after she survived the boot, she tried to chew out everyone later saying they all just did their thing because they knew what Stan was looking for and how it was cheap of them ::). Or...was it that she didn't pay attention in the beginning and is just pissed she didn't think of it?! ;)

One of my Fav moments of the program was when Monkey-girl survived the dogs to make it to the door..man, they were just throwing her all around!  ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on August 31, 2006, 10:18 PM
Just saw the season finale of HWTBAS. Really glad Feedback won, that's who I was rooting for after MV got the boot. Strange they brought the Iron Enforcer back as the Iron Enforcer, I thought he became the Dark Enforcer. Hope they go through with a season 2, and can't wait for the Feedback comic to come out.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on September 3, 2006, 01:48 AM
Fantastic Four Sequel Starts Filming  (http://www.superherohype.com/news/fantasticfournews.php?id=4696)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 29, 2006, 09:37 AM
According to SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/ironmannews.php?id=4755), AICN is reporting that Robery Downey, Jr. has been cast as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the upcoming film.  Nothing confirmed yet, but those are the latest rumblings.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on September 29, 2006, 11:19 AM
Downey is Iron Man (http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/09/29/film.ironman.reut/index.html)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on September 30, 2006, 12:34 AM
Downey Jr. this should be good!  8)

Just back to Superman for a bit here, have you checked out the Superman song with lyrics?  8)

The all-new Superman Theme Song, sung to the tune of the One and Only Superman Theme Song, quite possibly the greatest theme song ever composed. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELNh23yRiJc)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on October 5, 2006, 01:45 PM
So I watched X3 for the first time last night and to be quite honest, I didn't care for it...at all.

There wasn't enough action in it for me and the screenplay was drab. 

Am I the only one who felt shortchanged on the "final" chapter?

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on October 5, 2006, 01:47 PM
No one has linked the Ghost Rider Trailer yet?

MovieFone has it up.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: MetalJedi on October 5, 2006, 02:37 PM
Johnny Blaze (http://movies.aol.com/movie-trailer-clip/ghost-rider-nicolas-cage)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 5, 2006, 11:27 PM
OK... prediction on the big twist... the cowboy who tells him the story of the ghost rider is the SAME cowboy ghost rider on the horse in the one scene!!  I'm a GENIUS!!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 30, 2006, 02:55 PM
It sounds like it is official that Bryan Singer will be returning (http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=89374) for the Superman Returns sequel.  I know some people enjoyed it, some didn't, but it sounds like he'll be back - but likely with a smaller budget.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on November 28, 2006, 08:16 PM
I figured this would be a good place to post this sad news.

X-Men illustrator dies in Superman pajamas (http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/11/28/comic.death.ap/index.html)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on December 12, 2006, 07:10 PM
Green Lantern creator dead at 91 (http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/books/12/12/obit.nodell.ap/index.html)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on December 21, 2006, 10:11 PM
First pic up of the Silver Surfer from next year's F4 movie.  You can check it out at SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/fantasticfournews.php?id=5040) or at USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2006-12-21-coming-attractions_x.htm).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on December 21, 2006, 11:19 PM
They also have a link up to the new Iron Man teaser website.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on December 22, 2006, 08:07 AM
Surfer looks good, although I can't see how you can **** up an all Silver dude who rides a surfboard. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on December 22, 2006, 09:39 AM
Surfer looks good, although I can't see how you can **** up an all Silver dude who rides a surfboard. 

(http://www.superherorugby.com/SILVER%20SURFER.JPG)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on December 22, 2006, 10:08 AM
I stand corrected...

Although wasn't ol' Norrin drawn with boxers on the outside back in the day?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Roton7 on December 23, 2006, 12:45 AM
I saw the trailer for FF2, and it looks pretty sweet! My only complaint about the trailer itself is that the entire thing was just a single chase scene. It didn't show much of the movie at all (other than the particular scene, that is).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on December 26, 2006, 02:40 PM
The teaser trailer (http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/fantasticfourriseofthesilversurfer/) for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is online now.  It gives a pretty good look at what the SS will look like in the movie.  Several versions available at the linky.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on December 26, 2006, 03:01 PM
Awwwwwwwww! That is cool!  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on January 17, 2007, 09:19 AM
SuperheroHype.com (http://superherohype.com/news/ironmannews.php?id=5101) (via Variety magazine) is reporting that Gwyneth Paltrow has signed on to play Pepper Potts in the upcoming Iron Man movie (with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, and Terrence Howard as James Rhodes).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on January 20, 2007, 03:21 AM
LOL!  ;D

Silver Surfer's Got Nards!! (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/31303)

(http://www.aintitcool.com/images2007/silvernards.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: MetalJedi on January 20, 2007, 04:18 AM
Seriously only AICN would report about that.  ::)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 5, 2007, 09:30 AM
A busy (down) weekend for the DC movies, as both Joss Whedon and David Goyer (http://movies.ign.com/articles/761/761295p1.html) have dropped out/been cut from the Wonder Woman and Flash movies, respectively.  Sounds like they wanted to go in "different directions" in both cases.  I was really looking forward to the Flash movie, and it sounds like Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) is now on to direct.  I hope it is well done, and features Wally (and/or Barry).  DC does seem to be lagging behind Marvel in the movie department, with just Batman and Superman so far, and it seems like they have a lot of characters with the potential to have nice movies (Flash, WW, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Aquaman, etc.)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on February 5, 2007, 10:23 AM
That's disappointing that Whedon is off "Wonder Woman." 

   E...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on February 5, 2007, 12:06 PM
A busy (down) weekend for the DC movies, as both Joss Whedon and David Goyer (http://movies.ign.com/articles/761/761295p1.html) have dropped out/been cut from the Wonder Woman and Flash movies, respectively.  Sounds like they wanted to go in "different directions" in both cases. 

In other words, they wanted to go in the direction of making a movie about the actual character in the book, while WB wanted to go with some "fresh/new/hip" interpretation of the character.   ::)

As much as I would love a Flash or GL movie, I am worried that neither could ever live up to my expectations after 25+ years of reading those comic book.  :-\
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 5, 2007, 12:16 PM
Exactly right Jeff, and that "new/hip/fresh" angle is what scares me too.  I can see them pushing a Bart Allen Flash now, or something equally "hip".  I hope that the griping is for nothing though, we can still get some high quality movies of some of DC's icons.  We've gotten to a point now where many comic book/superhero movies can be taken somewhat seriously (Spidey, Batman Begins, X1/X2, etc.) and it would be nice to see that quality continue instead of watering down the genre with crappy movies.  I know next to nothing about this new director for Flash, aside from he has been behind movies like Pink Panther (Steve Martin), Cheaper By the Dozen, and Night at the Museum - which sort of scares me.  I'm thinking the box office success of Museum might have something to do with this too.  I'm going to hope that this isn't as bad as it sounds initially.

You know, on a side note, I recently watched X2 again - and it really made me realize how much more I enjoyed that movie (and the first one) compared to X3.  As cool as it was to see Beast, more Colossus, and Angel in the X-Men movies, it really would have been nice had it worked out for Bryan Singer to stick around.  There really is a big difference it seems.  I enjoyed parts of X3, but looking back now and comparing them, they do seem a little different quality-wise.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on February 5, 2007, 12:21 PM
There really is a big difference it seems.  I enjoyed parts of X3, but looking back now and comparing them, they do seem a little different quality-wise.

I agree, X3 was definitely lacking something.

It felt like they made the movie just to make it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 5, 2007, 12:48 PM
Yeah, that's a good way to put it ruiner.  I mean, it fit in because the actors were the same, but at the same time it almost didn't seem like the same franchise in some ways.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Morgbug on February 5, 2007, 01:16 PM
CGI for the sake of CGI?  CGI to compensate for plot/storyline/acting?  I can't think of any story arcs where that has happened recently.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on February 11, 2007, 01:41 AM
Eva Mendes as The Sensational She-Hulk? (http://www.comics2film.com/FanFrame.php?f_id=24503)

(http://iesb.net/images/stories/popoculture/shehulk.jpg)  (http://www.cherylshuman.com/film/images/Eva%20Mendes.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on February 11, 2007, 02:50 AM
 :o

I don't know how I feel about that, but I know how I feel about Eva's Maxim magazine cover!  :o

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Diddly on February 11, 2007, 12:22 PM
DC does seem to be lagging behind Marvel in the movie department, with just Batman and Superman so far, and it seems like they have a lot of characters with the potential to have nice movies (Flash, WW, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Aquaman, etc.)

I remember reading somewhere that DC's strategy was to make one well-done film a year rather than making several films a year and "seeing what sticks" as Marvel has done. It's actually a great idea, IMO, as I'd rather have the DC heroes (whom I've always liked better) all get good movies and not end up like Hulk or Daredevil.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Vator on February 11, 2007, 07:13 PM
Tim Burton's Batman Returns was on Turner Classic Movies last night. It had, literally, been years since I had seen it, so rediscovering that gem was rather enjoyable. I especially appreciated DeVito's The Penguin, not just because it was well done, but also because of the visual throwbacks to The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (which, actually, I'm none too fond of. However, respect must be payed to the essential classics, so).

After reading up on the film today, I learned that the franchise was turned over to the ******bag Joel Schumacher after some bad press. Which, actually, made me again realize how very much I hate JS. He is to celluloid as Cancer is to the Immune System. I'll admit Batman Forever wasn't too bad, but duuuuuuude- "Batman on Ice" was bad, man. I can remember that even from seeing it in theatres way back in '97! That's not even to make mention of what he did to The Phantom of the Opera, though that could be blamed more on some über-poor casting choices (Gerard Butler?  :-X), maybe.

(// end rant)

Anyway, yeah. Really enjoyed Batman Returns, if you've not seen it in a while, it's worth another view.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on February 11, 2007, 10:32 PM
I didn't like Batman Returns, so much, once I realize that that fellow he set ablaze using his afterburner would not live after that.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth Slothus on February 18, 2007, 04:12 AM
I went to see Ghost Rider with my mom last night and we both really liked it.

DS
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Deanpaul on February 18, 2007, 01:28 PM
... and it seems like they have a lot of characters with the potential to have nice movies (Flash, WW, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Aquaman, etc.)

I saw somewhere that James Cameron was going to direct Aquaman for Warner Brothers starring Vincent Chase (he was in Head On with Jessica Alba and Queens Boulevard) and Mandy Moore (A Walk to Remember).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 23, 2007, 09:16 AM
It is still quite early, but it sounds like Warner Brothers (http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=102605) is in the preliminary process of developing a Justice League movie.  No details or anything like that, but if they could pull it off - and pull it off well - and somehow be able to use the same actors from the individual movies (if budget would allow), I think that would be something pretty amazing to see on screen, especially if all the "big names" from the team were involved.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on February 26, 2007, 11:59 PM
(http://www.superherohype.com/nextraimages/silversurferposter.jpg)

Sweet! 8)

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 27, 2007, 09:19 AM
I was kind of surprised while watching Heroes last night to see a TV spot for F4: Rise of the Silver Surfer.  If you missed it, you can view it HERE (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5262).  Although the first F4 movie may have been a bit uneven, I've got high hopes for this one - hopefully it will come through.  The Surfer does look pretty cool.

Edit: Another (slightly different) version of the tv spot HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EERC21NdqJ8).  Apparently there were different versions with Heroes and 24 last night.  This is actually the one I saw last night, but they are pretty similar.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 15, 2007, 09:33 AM
Its is being reported (http://www.wizarduniverse.com/movies/other/003873399.cfm) that New Line studios is wanting to get started on a Captain Marvel movie, and that they would like Jake Gyllenhaal to play the lead character.  According to the info, they're ready to spend $200 million to get the project going, and hope for it to be a franchise on the level of Superman or Batman.  A little more info at the linky.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 12, 2007, 09:33 AM
The first pic (http://media.movies.ign.com/media/034/034317/img_4460704.html) of Iron Man's "origin" armor has show up online.  Click the linky to have a look.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on April 12, 2007, 10:23 AM
The armor looks pretty cool. I cannot wait for Silver Surfer. It looks like it is going to be really good.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 16, 2007, 09:38 AM
It sounds like Edward Norton (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5502) will be taking over the role of Bruce Banner in the Incredible Hulk, scheduled for next summer.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on April 16, 2007, 10:02 AM
That should help this line if the story holds up.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: iFett on April 16, 2007, 11:29 AM
I noticed it doesn't say Hulk 2.  Is Hollywood just forgetting about the movie that was made a few years ago like everybody else?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on April 16, 2007, 05:05 PM
In a sense, I would presume.

Like you said, there is no mention of a 'sequel,' coupled with a new lead portraying Bruce Banner. 

But it does sound like it's starting off where the first one ended - the Hulk is on the run.

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 19, 2007, 09:04 AM
It sounds like Laurence Fishburne (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5525) has been confirmed as voicing the Silver Surfer in this summer's F4 movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on April 19, 2007, 09:17 AM
Saw this in a recent Attack of the Show... and his voice was heard in a recent screening of the movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 20, 2007, 02:52 PM
They did alot of filming out here of Iron Man (on the airbase). I didn't realize just how short Downey Jr actually is.

DS
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on April 22, 2007, 12:23 PM
Hulk going gray? (http://www.darkhorizons.com/news07/070422d.php)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on April 23, 2007, 10:21 AM
Not sure how i feel about grey hulk in the movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on April 23, 2007, 01:53 PM
They did alot of filming out here of Iron Man (on the airbase). I didn't realize just how short Downey Jr actually is.

DS

I'm so behind on the IM movie.  When is this coming out?  Robert Downey Jr is playing Tony Stark?!  Hmmn...not sure how I feel about that.  That FA armor looks awesome though!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 1, 2007, 01:39 AM
New trailer for 'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer' 2 (http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/fantasticfourriseofthesilversurfer/) is up.

Wow! Just ******* Wow!  :o  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on May 1, 2007, 02:04 AM
Saw that trailer earlier Dale. I can;t wait for that movie, you betcha!

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 1, 2007, 09:57 AM
I just saw this today as well, and it does look pretty sweet.  I'm definitely looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 1, 2007, 02:32 PM
New trailer for 'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer' 2 (http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/fantasticfourriseofthesilversurfer/) is up.

Wow! Just ******* Wow!  :o  8)

Sweet!  Thanks for posting the link.  Who is the guy in the hood that keeps showing up?  Can't be Doom...?  I just hope they don't make #2 like ESB or Back to the Future II where the movie is really just the first half of a bigger story, with Galacticus showing up in #3.  :-\
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 1, 2007, 02:36 PM
I believe the "mysterious figure in hood" is Dr. Doom, who is supposed to have a more traditional "comic book" look at some point in this movie.  We'll see I guess.  I have a feeling it might be that kind of set up you mentioned, with Galactus coming in part 3, but we'll see.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 2, 2007, 02:33 PM
Iron Man's movie armor (red and yellow) (http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20037509,00.html) has been posted at EW.com.  Check it out at the linky.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 2, 2007, 08:54 PM
Who is the guy in the hood that keeps showing up?  Can't be Doom...? 

I believe the "mysterious figure in hood" is Dr. Doom, who is supposed to have a more traditional "comic book" look at some point in this movie.  We'll see I guess. 

Ahh yup, note that the image below maybe a spoiler. Took me awhile to find the pic that CountingDown.com posted as it was removed from the site.

CountingDown.com has the first image of Dr. Doom in his new costume in “Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer.”

FF2: Dr. Doom Image (http://texjvt.wpmu.cz/2007/04/30/doom_image/)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on May 2, 2007, 09:32 PM
That Silver Surfer trailer is amazing. I think i am honestly more excited for this than Spider-Man 3.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on May 3, 2007, 12:21 AM
I thought the first FF sucked, this one looks a bit better but not much
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 3, 2007, 10:42 AM
Iron Man's movie armor (red and yellow) (http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20037509,00.html) has been posted at EW.com.  Check it out at the linky.

WOW!  That armor looks awesome!  I hope they do a good job with the storyline.  Anyone know who Iron Man's first villian will be?  Mandarin seems like the most likely to me...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 3, 2007, 11:05 AM
I was told war machine is in it but the 'extras' said there wasn't anyone else in the scenes they did here at this location.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 3, 2007, 11:10 AM
Quote
Anyone know who Iron Man's first villian will be?  Mandarin seems like the most likely to me...

I'm pretty sure it is supposed to be Mandarin, although casting hasn't been announced yet that I know of.

Thanks for posting that pic/link Dale, it seems that the Doom pics have been taken down most places.  I guess there is another Doom pic that floated around yesterday/today as well, but I haven't seen it.  It seems to be an improvement over the look of the last movie, hopefully the movie is better as well.  The trailers look good so far.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on May 3, 2007, 11:12 AM
I thought the first FF sucked, this one looks a bit better but not much

I have to disagree. I thought is was good, not amazing but good. It was better than Daredevil, Hulk, and Elektra in my opnion. This new one looks like it will be awesome.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on May 3, 2007, 01:46 PM
I thought is was good, not amazing but good. It was better than Daredevil, Hulk, and Elektra in my opnion. This new one looks like it will be awesome.

I agree on all counts.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 3, 2007, 03:39 PM
..and I agree with everything too except whether it will be 'awesome' or not- I won't speculate on that since I remember getting hyped up for the first F4 then saw it and rated it as just a 'good'-- certainly nowhere near the ratings I gave for Spiderman movies....I'd even put it under the Xmen flicks too.

DS
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 4, 2007, 09:49 AM
It sounds like Liv Tyler will be playing Betty Ross (http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=111370) in the new Incredible Hulk movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 4, 2007, 02:41 PM
A buddy of mine saw the pre-screening for Spidey 3 yesterday and thought it was pretty lame.  Sounds like the symbiote finding Peter is totally random, which is lame that it would just happen to pick him out of everyone in NY.  He also said Sandman has a tiny role, and that he and venom are barely in the film.  What gives?  Sounds like 2 hours of love story/peter dancing around in black vs. 20 minutes of action.   :-\
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on May 4, 2007, 02:46 PM
Piss off for not putting up a spoiler warning.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 4, 2007, 06:24 PM
*without saying all that happened ::)*

Alot of the reviews I seen said it wasn't that good a movie.

It wouldn't suprise me considering many pretty big movies that the sequels were busts OR not as good as their predecessors. Could this be the summer for bad sequels?

DS
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 4, 2007, 07:55 PM
Spoilers below in link, you have been warned. Link maybe slow to load, looks like it's getting alot of hits.

Iron Man Caught on Video! (http://iesb.net/index.php?option=com_ezine&task=read&page=1&category=1&article=2434)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on May 6, 2007, 08:56 AM
The costume looks pretty cool. Not bad so far.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: iFett on May 6, 2007, 12:47 PM
Finally saw the trailer for FF2 and I always thought that the Silver Surfer was a good guy??  It's obvious that he's the main villan in this movie.  Maybe I'm getting him confused with that ice guy..
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 6, 2007, 06:24 PM
Piss off for not putting up a spoiler warning.

Kevin

K - I wouldn't really call anything I said a spoiler.  :-\  You would find out much more than what I wrote if you watched any given 30 second trailer.  Besides - I haven't even seen the movie myself yet.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on May 7, 2007, 12:54 AM
Finally saw the trailer for FF2 and I always thought that the Silver Surfer was a good guy??  It's obvious that he's the main villan in this movie.  Maybe I'm getting him confused with that ice guy..

The Surfer started out as a herald for Galactus, and eventually saw the error of his ways with help from the F4. Then he rode around the galaxy and waxed Philosophy 101 for a good long time until he up and got his book canceled.

I saw Spider-Man 3 and didn't get to see this new trailer. That stinks.   >:(
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 8, 2007, 08:53 AM
SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5638) has a hi-res pic of the Iron Man armor up now, it looks pretty nice.  There's also a new pic of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 8, 2007, 10:34 PM
SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5638) has a hi-res pic of the Iron Man armor up now, it looks pretty nice.  There's also a new pic of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark.

Cool - thanks for the link.  There's a new T-formers clip on there as well.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on May 9, 2007, 10:51 AM
You know, I"ve been scratching my noggin over the choice of Downy Jr. for Stark, but now that I see that pic....I can see it.

weird.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 9, 2007, 04:33 PM
According to SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5648), Eli Roth will be playing the villain (Abomination/Emil Blonsky) in next summer's Incredible Hulk movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 16, 2007, 09:53 AM
A couple new pics of Silver Surfer from the upcoming movie are up over at SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5686).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on May 16, 2007, 10:24 AM
(http://www.shortpacked.com/comics/20070516surfer.png)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 21, 2007, 02:59 PM
Be on the lookout for Silver Surfer quarters (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5720).  It sounds like there will be about 40,000 in circulation this summer.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on May 21, 2007, 03:03 PM
I saw that as well. I hope i can find one.  ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on May 22, 2007, 09:31 AM
Be on the lookout for Silver Surfer quarters (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5720).  It sounds like there will be about 40,000 in circulation this summer.

Cool marketing idea.

Must have been a lot of work to work with the Mint in regards to producing legal tender with a comic book character on it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on May 22, 2007, 10:47 AM
Be on the lookout for Silver Surfer quarters (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5720).  It sounds like there will be about 40,000 in circulation this summer.

Cool marketing idea.

Must have been a lot of work to work with the Mint in regards to producing legal tender with a comic book character on it.

yeah...everytime I think about this it makes me a little sick.  When did our nation's currency get a "this space for rent" attached to it?  If the mint wanted to make some commemorative coins, fine.   For it to be legal tender, and an ad campaign?  Absurd. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on May 22, 2007, 10:51 AM
Doesn't shock me.

Our government can always be bought.


Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on May 22, 2007, 10:51 AM
Be on the lookout for Silver Surfer quarters (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5720).  It sounds like there will be about 40,000 in circulation this summer.

Cool marketing idea.

Must have been a lot of work to work with the Mint in regards to producing legal tender with a comic book character on it.

yeah...everytime I think about this it makes me a little sick.  When did our nation's currency get a "this space for rent" attached to it?  If the mint wanted to make some commemorative coins, fine.   For it to be legal tender, and an ad campaign?  Absurd. 

I agree. What next? Viagra ads? New on DVD releases? Actual Schrute Bucks?  :P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on May 22, 2007, 10:55 AM
Actual Schrute Bucks?  :P


Stanley Nickels.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on May 22, 2007, 11:26 AM
yeah...everytime I think about this it makes me a little sick.  When did our nation's currency get a "this space for rent" attached to it?  If the mint wanted to make some commemorative coins, fine.   For it to be legal tender, and an ad campaign?  Absurd. 

The Silver Surfer quarters were NOT made by the US Mint.  The government was not involved really...

The Franklin Mint (a private company) took legal US California Quarters and stamped a full-color Surfer artwork on the California side.  If you look closely at the high-res image (http://mms.businesswire.com/bwapps/mediaserver/ViewMedia?mgid=96326&vid=5) you can still see the California artwork on there, it's just harder to see with the color stamped on it.

It's kind of similar to people writing a web address or graffitti on a dollar or something.  And it's not the first time someone has done it - the Franklin Mint has been doing this for years for other promortions, it's just the first time someone is using it to sell a movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 22, 2007, 12:19 PM
Possible spoiler??











Heroes had a nice, long, preview for this(rise of the silver surfer) last night on their season finale.
My personal feelings about that trailer were that they gave away too much about the plot and story in the trailer and now I feel like it's a rental >:(.

The SS was asked to stop doing this and he claimed he can't....so you can see the obvious 'he's really a good guy like we knew but is being controlled/forced to be bad' storyline black and white. Which leaves me nothing to desire an obvious plot where the good guys (F4) turn the suspected bad guy to good. Boring

DS
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on May 22, 2007, 01:15 PM
Not sure how you would think its boring or find that surprising. Thats pretty much what happens in the comics. If its true to the story i am good with it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on May 22, 2007, 01:28 PM
yeah....i was totally bummed when Spiderman turned out to be just another average joe gets superpowers, learns to use them, learns to strugggle with personal life, coming of age story.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 22, 2007, 01:42 PM
yeah....i was totally bummed when Spiderman turned out to be just another average joe gets superpowers, learns to use them, learns to strugggle with personal life, coming of age story.

I wasn't...I like Spiderman's story-he seemed more personable then the other comic heroes.

My point was how much I hate trailers that give away too much is all, NM then.

DS
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on May 22, 2007, 02:51 PM


My point was how much I hate trailers that give away too much is all, NM then.

DS

well i can certainly agree with that...especially the "next week, on ...." for lost and heroes.  I don't watch them.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 24, 2007, 09:50 AM
It sounds like He-Man (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5736) is coming (back) to the big screen.  Hopefully it will be better than the Dolph Lundgren version from 1987.  This article mentions that they might be using "using the kind of visual effects strategy employed in 300".
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on May 25, 2007, 01:07 AM
Great news. Even though it might be four years until we actually see the movie, much as it was with Transformers.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 29, 2007, 10:56 AM
The Silver Surfer quarters were NOT made by the US Mint.  The government was not involved really...

The Franklin Mint (a private company) took legal US California Quarters and stamped a full-color Surfer artwork on the California side.  If you look closely at the high-res image (http://mms.businesswire.com/bwapps/mediaserver/ViewMedia?mgid=96326&vid=5) you can still see the California artwork on there, it's just harder to see with the color stamped on it.

It's kind of similar to people writing a web address or graffitti on a dollar or something.  And it's not the first time someone has done it - the Franklin Mint has been doing this for years for other promortions, it's just the first time someone is using it to sell a movie.

It is now sounding like the U.S. Mint (http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=114490) is not too pleased with these quarters, and they may be considered "illegal".  If any of these happened to get out to anyone, I'm sure these would be considered quite the collectible.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 31, 2007, 09:29 AM
It sounds like the Teen Titans (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5773) are on their way to the big screen as well now, or at least in the early stages.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on June 1, 2007, 08:31 AM
It sounds like the Teen Titans (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5773) are on their way to the big screen as well now, or at least in the early stages.

Sweet - about time DC got going on something other than Supes and Batman.  Wonder if it will be the old lineup, 80's lineup, or current lineup?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on June 1, 2007, 03:02 PM
Sweet - about time DC got going on something other than Supes and Batman.  Wonder if it will be the old lineup, 80's lineup, or current lineup?

All the rumors that I have seen say it would be mostly the 80s "All-New" line-up - Nightwing, Cyborg, Starfire, Changling, Raven, etc.  Much like the Cartoon Network version was, but with Nightwing in for Robin (due to licensing).  Plus some "new" characters for marketing I'd assume.   ::)

They say that the "younger" Titans are all linked to "other" franchises (Robin = Batman, WongerGirl = Wonder Woman, Kid Flash = Flash, etc) so any hopes of a what I consider the real "Teen Titans" movie is pretty much out.  Also would rule out a "Young Justice" movie for the same reasons...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 6, 2007, 11:17 AM
Thundercats (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5810) may be on its way to the big screen as well.  Transformers hasn't even opened yet, but everyone seems to be jumping on the 80s toon/toy bandwagon :).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on June 6, 2007, 11:34 AM
Meh....until we get a Smurfs live action movie, I'm not going to be happy.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 6, 2007, 12:59 PM
**** the Smurfs

LaLa LALALALAaaa  :P ::)

I HATED that show. I think a dark movie like a Smurfs versus a miniature Leonidas' 300 legion would be great- a nice one sided battle with plenty of the homosexual little smurfs getting the **** kicked out of them, sliced and diced and what not, I'd pay to see THAT!

DS
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on June 6, 2007, 01:04 PM
ThunderCats movie would be pretty cool. I hope it happens.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 6, 2007, 01:52 PM
ThunderCats movie would be pretty cool. I hope it happens.
Hoooooooooe!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on June 6, 2007, 03:05 PM
**** the Smurfs

LaLa LALALALAaaa  :P ::)

I HATED that show. I think a dark movie like a Smurfs versus a miniature Leonidas' 300 legion would be great- a nice one sided battle with plenty of the homosexual little smurfs getting the **** kicked out of them, sliced and diced and what not, I'd pay to see THAT!

DS


seriously, now....


who hurt you?


Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on June 7, 2007, 05:08 PM
A smurf

(http://davidbergen.org/papasmurfw200modmod.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on June 18, 2007, 03:18 AM
No Watchmen for Keanu Reeves  (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=5861)

Haley is Rorschach in Snyder's Watchmen?  (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=5867)

Also:

The 20th Century Fox sequel "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" debuted as the No. 1 weekend flick with $57.4 million in sales, slightly surpassing the $56.1 million opening of "Fantastic Four" two years ago, according to studio estimates Sunday.

So like anyone see FF2?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on June 18, 2007, 06:43 AM
I went to see it last night and i thought it was awesome. It was well done, the storyline was good, the surfer looked incredible. I had one minor problem with it but i wont say for those of you who have not seen it yet. Overall a great movie, much better than Spider-Man 3.

I think i may have caught a reference for a third one though. This is all speculation so it doesnt matter if i say, but i think it involves Namor.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 18, 2007, 09:15 AM
We caught it yesterday, and really enjoyed it as well.  I thought it was much better than the first one, and like it was mentioned, the Surfer looks/is awesome in it.  It is a shorter movie (about 90 minutes), but I don't know that it was necessarily a bad thing.  Things seemed to keep moving, and I never got bored.  Sure, it isn't perfect, but I'll say it was a fun movie to see.  Oh, and its probably been said before, but if you go, stay into the credits for just a minute or so for an additional scene.  Its pretty quick after the credits start, so I doubt you'd even be out of the theater yet anyways.

It would be cool to see Namor in a future installment, but I thought I read that a different studio (not Fox - Universal maybe?) has the rights to that character, so they can't include him.  Who knows though, we'll see how this sequel holds up and hopefully there will be a third.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on June 19, 2007, 06:53 PM
Meh....until we get a Smurfs live action movie, I'm not going to be happy.

You know, me and a co-worker were joking about this: Who would play which smurf, Gargamel and all that. Seriously, let's get the "smurf" back in the English language. Then we can curse Smurf. Ahh, Smurf it, you smurfin' smurf of a Smurf.  ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on June 19, 2007, 07:01 PM
Then what - Snorks?  ::)

We need a Smurf movie like we need another Smurfin' hole in the head.

 ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on June 19, 2007, 07:24 PM
Smurf off, Jedijaysmurf!  ;)

Whatever happened to the rumored GI Joe live action movie?? Suppose it'd be a tad violent for the kids... all those Cobras getting wasted.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on June 20, 2007, 10:43 AM
I thought it was still up there... With Ray Park cast as Snake-Eyes...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on June 20, 2007, 10:53 AM
With Ray Park cast as Snake-Eyes...

That would be cool! I can totally see him as Snakes. I wonder if they'd update the characters, too, since Snake Eyes and Stalker both served in 'Nam together.

Another cartoon movie, though not Super Hero, I'd like to see is Mask. Matt Damon as Matt Tracker??
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 21, 2007, 02:48 PM
According to the latest rumors (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=5892), Samuel Jackson may be making an appearance in the Iron Man movie, playing Nick Fury.  It is likely a cameo, and obviously based on the Marvel Ultimate version, but interesting news if it turns out to be true.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on June 22, 2007, 06:52 AM
According to the latest rumors (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=5892), Samuel Jackson may be making an appearance in the Iron Man movie, playing Nick Fury.  It is likely a cameo, and obviously based on the Marvel Ultimate version, but interesting news if it turns out to be true.

Booo!  I like Sam Jackson, but would much rather see the movie follow the Marvel storyline vs. the Ulimates.  How is it that books like Avengers have been around for 30+ years, but Marvel gos and makes cartoon movies for the ultimate  Avengers?!  Boooo!  Drop Jackson and give The Hoff an eye patch if you want a good Nick Fury.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on June 25, 2007, 08:12 PM
Saw Fantastic Four 2 earlier today. Thought it was waaaay better than the first, the Surfer was especially cool. Still, Galactus was portrayed kind of weird, and Ioan Gruffudd and Jessica Alba have absolutely NO chemistry whatsoever. It was really painful to watch.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on June 26, 2007, 09:42 AM
Saw Fantastic Four 2 earlier today. Thought it was waaaay better than the first, the Surfer was especially cool. Still, Galactus was portrayed kind of weird, and Ioan Gruffudd and Jessica Alba have absolutely NO chemistry whatsoever. It was really painful to watch.

Well, to be honest, I never thought the Invisible Woman and Mr. Fantastic had a lot of chemistry in the comics, so this is true to form... ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Diddly on June 26, 2007, 12:55 PM
 :o

(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/070621/ew100movies/ironman_l.jpg)

Iron Man Cast From Left To Right:
Jim Rhodes (Terrence Howard), Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), and Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges)

Jeff Bridges is looking BADASS!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on June 26, 2007, 01:59 PM
Saw this in the latest EW.  I was surprised to see Obadiah in there as a mentor - in the comics, Stane basically steals Stark's company when Tony falls off the wagon and a major battle ensues with Iron Man fighting Stanes bigger and badder version of the armor.  I wonder if Stane will be a baddy in the first flick or if they're setting us up for betrayal down the line?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on July 21, 2007, 01:41 PM
So the 1997 Batman & Robin was on last night... And I watched it. The sad part is, when I was a wee youngling, that used to be my favorite Bat-flick. I got about 45 minutes in to the part where Bane dons a top hat and acts as chauffeur for Poison Ivy, then promptly turned it off. Between that and Mr. Freeze's ice skating lackeys, Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl, and Mr. Freeze's puns, I had enough.

Oh, and lets not forget these babies:

(http://www.timburtoncollective.com/images/b&r7.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on July 21, 2007, 04:57 PM
So the 1997 Batman & Robin was on last night... And I watched it. The sad part is, when I was a wee youngling, that used to be my favorite Bat-flick. I got about 45 minutes in to the part where Bane dons a top hat and acts as chauffeur for Poison Ivy, then promptly turned it off. Between that and Mr. Freeze's ice skating lackeys, Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl, and Mr. Freeze's puns, I had enough.

Oh, and lets not forget these babies:

(http://www.timburtoncollective.com/images/b&r7.jpg)

 :P
That movie is probably one of the worst ones of all time...we had a thread here a few years ago about movies you almost left in the theater...that was my choice.  Terrible
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 25, 2007, 12:24 PM
A new photo of Iron Man (courtesy of ILM) from the cover of Empire Magazine (http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=20888).  I have to say, it looks pretty cool.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 25, 2007, 03:19 PM
A new photo of Iron Man (courtesy of ILM) from the cover of Empire Magazine (http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=20888).  I have to say, it looks pretty cool.

Awesome.  I cannot wait for this movie to come out!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on July 25, 2007, 06:43 PM
A new photo of Iron Man (courtesy of ILM) from the cover of Empire Magazine (http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=20888).  I have to say, it looks pretty cool.

I'm pumped! Summer '08 looks like a great year for movies, Iron Man, new Batman, Hulk, Indy IV, Rambo IV.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 26, 2007, 10:05 AM
It sounds as if Samuel Sterns/The Leader will also be appearing in next summer's Hulk movie (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6064), played by Tim Blake Nelson.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on July 26, 2007, 10:58 AM
A new photo of Iron Man (courtesy of ILM) from the cover of Empire Magazine (http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=20888).  I have to say, it looks pretty cool.

I'm pumped! Summer '08 looks like a great year for movies, Iron Man, new Batman, Hulk, Indy IV, Rambo IV.

I was with you until you said the "R" word.

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 26, 2007, 04:20 PM
This makes me think. If comic books are such great fodder for movies, why are comic book shops so few and far between? I've been looking for a comic book shop in my area. Everytime I get an address, it turns out the place closed. Heck, were do you even buy comic books anymore? Borders? Walmart?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 26, 2007, 04:36 PM
I often wonder how comic shops do these days.  It seems like you hear quite a bit that they are slowly dying out, and I wonder if that is indeed the case.  I think we have two shops in town (I've just gone to one), which surprises me that we can support two here.  Before we moved to "the city", when I started getting into comics again, I mainly relied on subscriptions or TPBs from bookstores.  Actually, I was probably better off not having access to shops as easily, it would have saved me some money  ;).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on July 26, 2007, 04:56 PM
This makes me think. If comic books are such great fodder for movies, why are comic book shops so few and far between? I've been looking for a comic book shop in my area. Everytime I get an address, it turns out the place closed. Heck, were do you even buy comic books anymore? Borders? Walmart?

I get my single issues at Borders, although I've stopped buying multiple single issues and am focusing on building up my TPB collection. I think the last single issue I bought was Amazing Spiderman #541. When given the oppurtunity, I will also rummage through yard sales for older single issues. I've found some pretty cool finds through garage/yard sales.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 27, 2007, 10:06 AM
This makes me think. If comic books are such great fodder for movies, why are comic book shops so few and far between? I've been looking for a comic book shop in my area. Everytime I get an address, it turns out the place closed. Heck, were do you even buy comic books anymore? Borders? Walmart?

I get my single issues at Borders, although I've stopped buying multiple single issues and am focusing on building up my TPB collection. I think the last single issue I bought was Amazing Spiderman #541. When given the oppurtunity, I will also rummage through yard sales for older single issues. I've found some pretty cool finds through garage/yard sales.

Minneapolis has two Hot Comics stores, which I would highly recommend for anyone in the area.  I've seen a lot of these places go under, but there's usually at least one halfway decent one in each decent sized city I've ever visited.  I was just out in Albuquerque New Mexico and they even had a couple of good stores.  Try checking the internet as well as local phone books.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on July 29, 2007, 04:14 PM
Iron Man - Comic Con Fotoage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVRQjCG8tn4)

New Hulk design (http://youtube.com/watch?v=15YeV8QNPFM)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 30, 2007, 12:08 AM
Iron Man - Comic Con Fotoage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVRQjCG8tn4)

New Hulk design (http://youtube.com/watch?v=15YeV8QNPFM)

That Iron Man clip is awesome!  Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on July 30, 2007, 09:19 AM
Iron Man - Comic Con Fotoage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVRQjCG8tn4)

New Hulk design (http://youtube.com/watch?v=15YeV8QNPFM)

Iron Man has been pulled.  :'(
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 30, 2007, 09:55 AM
That Iron Man footage was pretty sweet, hopefully it'll be back online in a crisper, cleaner version sometime soon.  There has to be a trailer on the way before too long, since they had all this footage to show at Comic Con.  I'm looking forward to this movie, it looks like it could be pretty good.  I think it has the potential to make Iron Man fairly popular with the kiddos too, with the look of the armor(s).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 9, 2007, 09:32 AM
An article up on MTV (http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2007/08/08/heroes-star-hopes-to-land-robin-role/) talking with Milo Ventimiglia (Peter Petrelli from Heroes) saying that his dream role would be Robin, or - more accurately - Nightwing.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 10, 2007, 08:47 AM
A hi-res version (http://www.comingsoon.net/imageGallery/imageGallery.php?large_image=hr_Iron_Man_4.jpg&id=7415) of the Iron Man pic from the cover of Empire magazine has been posted at SuperHeroHype.  Looks pretty cool.

Also, it sounds like a Thor movie (http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=124746) is starting up soon.

EDIT: IM pic wasn't working, check the linky if interested.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 10, 2007, 10:21 AM
A hi-res version (http://www.comingsoon.net/imageGallery/imageGallery.php?large_image=hr_Iron_Man_4.jpg&id=7415) of the Iron Man pic from the cover of Empire magazine has been posted at SuperHeroHype.  Looks pretty cool.

(http://www.comingsoon.net/gallery/7415/hr_Iron_Man_4.jpg)

Looks like a lousy little red x to me...  ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on August 10, 2007, 02:05 PM
I really hope Thor is done well. I have been looking forward to this one for some time.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 10, 2007, 02:51 PM
Cool to see that the plan is to introduce the Avengers in their own films (Iron Man, Cap, Thor), then do the live action Avengers film.  This takes away the need to introduce backgrounds for each of these guys and focus more on the story and action - I'm stoked!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 20, 2007, 02:11 PM
Its all rumors at this point, but IESB is reporting that WB is fast tracking the script for the JLA movie into production.  Here's the article from IESB:

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ESB Exclusive: The Latest on the Upcoming Justice League of America Film! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Sanchez
Friday, 17 August 2007

Will the Justice League of America live action feature film ever get off the ground? Much sooner than you may expect!

When the news broke that JLA (Justice League of America) was moving forward with a script written by Kiernan and Michele Mulroney, speculations began that the follow-up to Superman Returns, The Man of Steel, would be delayed or even completely scrapped.

WB studio sources quickly said that was just mere speculation and The Man of Steel was still planned for a first quarter 2008 start date. Even recently, Brandon Routh told us the same thing during a quick red carpet interview at the premiere for Transformers.

At the same time, we are hearing some execs over WB were not happy with the way Superman Returns performed regardless of the $390 million plus worldwide box office take and that’s why Justice League is being pushed through the studio at a record pace.

The JLA script has been received with open arms by Warners and the goal is for the film to be the launching point for The Flash, Wonder Woman, The Green Lantern and Aquaman as well as rejuvenate Superman.

When do the powers-that-be want to start production on Justice League? Apparently, as soon as the first quarter of 2008, that’s right, WB sources have informed the IESB that execs behind the Justice League of America want it to be in production as early as February/March 2008 to be ready for a summer of 2009 release.

What’s the rush? The pending strikes are definitely one of the reasons that Warner Bros. wants to move quickly on the ensemble pic. They also want to start building a fan base behind the new heroes that will help them go on to have their own stand-alone films.

Some questions arise. What will happen to The Man of Steel film that Bryan Singer has already signed on to do? Would Warner Brothers be willing to lose the money they would have to pay to Singer regardless if he directs the film or not? Will Christian Bale and Brandon Routh reprise their roles as Batman and Superman?

Some rumors indicate that studio execs have considered recasting Superman and a few names have popped up. But the honest truth is that the studio just does not know at this time whether Routh will return or not. We’ll just have to wait and see.

And Batman? If Justice League starts production early ‘08 that would give Bale a three to five month break between “Batman” films. Would he do it? Would the production team behind the Batman films be accommodating? Would they allow one of their three-picture-options with Bale to be used on an ensemble film? Would Justice League be the last Batman film that Bale takes part in?

Those questions are the ones I have been trying to get answered but have not been able to get anyone to comment officially.

I want to be very clear about this, I want to see a JLA film very badly and I am pretty certain that George Miller will direct. The problem that I have is I can’t foresee the Nolan camp, including producer Charles Roven, to lose the third stand-alone Batman film by allowing Bale to JLA instead. Maybe Warners should bring a few of the Batman/TDK producers on board the JLA production to keep that camp happy.

Bottom line, the decision will come from Warner Bros., both Christian Bale and Brandon Routh are signed for a total of three films and one film can be an ensemble pic.

I have to wonder if they are willing to pay the huge amount of money to Bale to keep him for possible future JLA and Batman films. I definitely think he’s worth it but it’s not my checkbook.

Routh’s price tag is no where near Bale’s and I’d bet he’d be willing to do possible future JLA and Superman films.

Finally, what about Singer’s The Man of Steel? At this stage in the game, yes, it appears that the Man of Steel will be pushed back to accommodate Justice League.

Does that mean that Singer is out and the sequel to Superman Returns scrapped? Not likely.

As I mentioned earlier, Bryan Singer has already signed on to do The Man of Steel and his team is reportedly already working on the film. I find it hard to believe that the studio would be willing to lose the money that will have to be paid to Singer if they decide to drop the project. I just can’t see that happening.

Our sources have confirmed earlier reports that the Justice League of America film will consist of at least Superman (Clark Kent), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), The Flash (Barry Allen), Aquaman and the Green Lantern (John Stewart) and will follow the OMAC storyline and also feature Maxwell Lord.

Within a few weeks, George Miller should be confirmed as the director and casting should commence immediately. The priority for the studio will have to be to figure out what they are doing with Superman and Batman.

It would be a mistake on Warner Bros. part to recast Superman, Brandon did a fine job and under Miller’s direction he could do great, besides I hear that Warner Bros. really dug Bryan Singer’s take for the sequel and Michael Dougherty is already working on the new script.

Bottom line, Justice League of America will start shooting early 2008.

Stay tuned to the IESB as we bring you the latest Movie News!

Basically, if true, it sounds like a JLA movie could start filming in the first part of 2008 for release in 2009 - pushing back the Superman Returns sequel.  It would be used as a springboard for solo movies for The Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman.  Superman/Batman roles may be recast (younger is the rumor that I've read).  I'm not sure how I feel about this.  It would be wicked cool to see a JLA movie, but whether or not it would be done well is another story.  Plus, I'd just as soon see Bale and Routh in the roles, instead of having all these different Batmen and Supermen.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 20, 2007, 08:55 PM
Interesting to see that DC wants the team movie to set up solo hero movies and Marvel is doing the opposite - setting up Thor, Iron Man, and Cap before launching the Avengers movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 21, 2007, 09:14 AM
This video interview (http://movies.ign.com/articles/813/813816p1.html) with Ryan Reynolds makes it sound as if he's been in talks to play the Flash again, possibly for this JLA movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 23, 2007, 08:31 AM
SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=6235) has some more news on a potential JLA movie, with the rumors now pointing to it possibly being a CGI/motion capture movie in the same line as The Polar Express and the upcoming Avatar and Beowolf.  George Miller has been the one rumored to direct, and his recent movie was Happy Feet.  Grain of salt and all that, but we'll see how this turns out.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on August 23, 2007, 01:18 PM
Easy way out.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on August 23, 2007, 04:11 PM
Cool...but no where as near as cool as live action.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on August 24, 2007, 08:36 AM
What a jip.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 24, 2007, 12:06 PM
What a jip.

Agreed.  Nice to see DC continue their stumble, while Marvel just gets better and better.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on August 24, 2007, 12:59 PM
Not necessarily a "superhero" movie, but the news this morning is that a G.I. Joe movie (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6240) has been confirmed by Paramount, with a release in summer of 2009.  Stephen Sommers (Van Helsing, Mummy, Mummy Returns) has been attached to direct while Stuart Beattie (30 Days of Night, Collateral, Pirates: Curse of the Black Pearl) is on to write the script.

Good news. I loved those Mummy movies, although I haven't seen Van Helsing. It'll be interesting to see how small/large the team is.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 27, 2007, 03:22 PM
I'm just tired of the whole "Let's be totally PC and not offend anyone" attitude that the whole country has taken on.  Its a fictional story, so why should it have anything to do with the issues in the Middle East?  How does America's Elite Fighting Force taking on an paramilitary army of baddies bent on world domination offend or hurt anyone?

Rumor on IRON MAN (SPOILER ALERT) is that Tony Stark now get's shrapnel because he's in the Middle East...either incorporate current events into your flick or ignnore them, but you don't have to totally revamp the entire concept of GI JOE on the off chance that it hits too close to home for someone. 

Heck, if anything, they might get some free publicity if they stayed true to form.  :P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 29, 2007, 11:05 AM
IESB (http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3153&Itemid=99) has another rumor report up regarding the Justice League movie, this time a live action version again.  Grain of salt and all of that applies - but here's the highlights:

Batman in - but no Bruce Wayne (allows recasting of the part easier)
Superman - WB wants Tom Welling
Flash - Ryan Reynolds (Wally West version)
Martian Manhunter - WB wants Laurence Fishburne

Timm/Dini Justice League cartoons are a big inspiration for the script, white martians are rumored as well.

Again, just a whole mess of rumors, probably not true - but food for thought for now.  More at the linky, if interested.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on August 29, 2007, 12:50 PM
Well at least the news is good... grain of salt or not.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 6, 2007, 08:44 AM
It sounds like a teaser trailer for Iron Man will premiere September 10th on TV, then online on the 11th (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6269).  You can find the list of stations/shows at the linky, sounds like they are doing something similar to the Spidey 3 trailer, showing it on a bunch of networks at once.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 10, 2007, 09:49 AM
The Iron Man Teaser (http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/ironman/) is now online.  It looks like mostly the footage from Comic Con that was shown, but now its all nice and clear.  This movie looks pretty good so far I think.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on September 10, 2007, 01:02 PM
The Iron Man Teaser (http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/ironman/) is now online.  It looks like mostly the footage from Comic Con that was shown, but now its all nice and clear.  This movie looks pretty good so far I think.

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuweet!  That movie looks awesome.  Nice job Marvel!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on September 10, 2007, 07:07 PM
Kick ass!  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on September 10, 2007, 08:58 PM
Loved how they used Sabbath's Iron Man in the trailer. So far this is looking pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 21, 2007, 10:10 AM
Variety (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117972369.html?categoryid=13&cs=1) is reporting that the Justice League movie is now "official" and is moving forward.  George Miller (Happy Feet, Mad Max) is on to direct with a target date of 2009.  The Leaguers mentioned include Batman, Superman Wonder Woman, Flash and Aquaman.  I would hope that they would at least include Green Lantern too (and Martian Manhunter would be nice as well).  Right now it doesn't sound like Bale and Routh will reprise their roles, but its still early.  Also, the Superman Returns sequel is delayed indefinitely.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Sprry75 on September 21, 2007, 12:07 PM
Good news about JLA, but I'm kind of bummed about the Superman Returns sequel delays.  I really liked that movie.

Too bad all of Superman's villains are so lame.  If there were someone cool that casual fans were chomping at the bit to see, the hype for another one would get some legs.  I mean seriously, who wants to see Mr. Mxyzptlk 's big screen debut?

Didn't think so.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on September 22, 2007, 12:23 AM
I'm not a big Supes fan myself, but I wouldn't mind seeing Doomsday come and kick his arse.  ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 25, 2007, 08:45 AM
There are reports (http://movies.ign.com/articles/822/822762p1.html) out now that Jessica Biel is in talks to play Wonder Woman in the upcoming JLA movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 26, 2007, 08:53 AM
Some possible spoilers (http://movieblog.ugo.com/index.php/movieblog/more/bhc_exclusive_spoiler_details_on_the_jla_movies_storyline/) for the JLA movie have popped up online, including details on the story and leaguers involved.  Still kind of early, so who knows how much is true.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 18, 2007, 08:40 AM
SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6416) has info up that Fox has set a May 1, 2009 release date for Wolverine, or as it is apparently called now X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  I suppose if they do keep the "X-Men Origins" portion of the title, maybe that's how they can continue the X-Men franchise, while keeping cast/budget smaller (seeing X-Men Origins: Magneto not far off or something like that).  They mention that some mutants from the previous movies may be making appearances.  More at the linky.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on October 18, 2007, 08:57 AM
Should be interesting....
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on October 19, 2007, 12:11 PM
If it happens ill go see it, but i am more excited for other super hero movies.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 19, 2007, 02:09 PM
Bah X-Men.  Bring on the Avengers already!  ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 29, 2007, 09:54 AM
It sounds like both Green Lantern (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6457) and The Flash (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=6456) have directors attached to potential movies, both being direct spin-offs from the upcoming Justice League feature.  More info at the linkys.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on November 5, 2007, 09:32 PM
Iron Man International Teaser (http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/media/player.php?id=5481)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on November 5, 2007, 09:47 PM
Iron Man International Teaser (http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/media/player.php?id=5481)

Awesome.  This movie is going to be so awesome. !
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on November 9, 2007, 04:01 AM
That does look cool, is it me or does the shot of him flying with jets, does he sound like a cylon raider?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on November 16, 2007, 04:05 PM
SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6532) has a bit of a look at the Hulk from next summer's The Incredible Hulk - basically a poster that "fills in" the shadow version we've seen previously.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on November 16, 2007, 06:45 PM
Looks pretty cool.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on November 16, 2007, 09:11 PM
Looks pretty cool.

He looks huge!  I see that Lou Ferigno (I'm sure I butchered that spelling) is in the movie - is he playing the Hulk again or just a cameo?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on November 16, 2007, 11:58 PM
Looking good thus far. Lou Ferrigno was in the 1st Hulk as a security guard & he has a bit more role in this flick.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Artoo on November 17, 2007, 11:25 AM
Spidey 3 was actually pretty good. I don't get all of the criticism, though there should of been way more Venom.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on November 27, 2007, 02:01 PM
Punisher: Warzone (http://www.marvel.com/news/moviestories.1926.The_411_on_Punisher%3A_War_Zone)

It sounds pretty good. I enjoyed th efirst one, looking forward to the sequal.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on November 27, 2007, 02:30 PM
Punisher: Warzone (http://www.marvel.com/news/moviestories.1926.The_411_on_Punisher%3A_War_Zone)

It sounds pretty good. I enjoyed th efirst one, looking forward to the sequal.

Hmmn...is this going to be straight-to-video?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: CaptainYoda on November 28, 2007, 10:35 AM
From the article:  set to hit theaters September 12, 2008,
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: MetalJedi on December 1, 2007, 07:25 AM
Wonder Woman has been cast (http://www.totalfilm.com/movie_news/wonder_woman_is...)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on December 2, 2007, 07:43 PM
Megan Gale certainly looks the goods, I think if they got the lady that does the voice for WW in the JLU cartoons to do a voice over for Miss Gale they would have a winner. Her only 'acting' experience is just commercials so I really hope they dont crap on this movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on December 5, 2007, 08:47 AM
A new pic from Iron Man is available at SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6573), and it looks pretty sweet.

Also, The L.A. Times (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-et-justiceleague5dec05,1,3969380.story?coll=la-headlines-entnews&ctrack=1&cset=true) is reporting that Adam Brody has landed the role of Flash in the upcoming JLA flick (which apparently isn't greenlit, according to this article as well).

And finally, here's the teaser poster (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=6571) for the Dark Knight, which is looking great so far.

Oh, and there's also this rumor (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34962) at AICN hinting at a possible crossover between the Iron Man and Hulk films next year.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on December 5, 2007, 11:16 AM
Also, The L.A. Times (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-et-justiceleague5dec05,1,3969380.story?coll=la-headlines-entnews&ctrack=1&cset=true) is reporting that Adam Brody has landed the role of Flash in the upcoming JLA flick (which apparently isn't greenlit, according to this article as well).

So we've got a rumored cast of...

POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD

- actor Adam Brody (OC's Seth Cohen) as Flash / Wally West
- rapper Common as Green Lantern / John Stewart
- model Megan Gale as Wonder Woman
- actor Armie Hammer as Batman / Bruce Wayne
- actor Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights) as Superman / Clark Kent
- actress Zoe Kazan as Iris Allen
- actress Teresa Palmer as Talia Al-Ghul

I've been reading some interesting things that say the movie starts off with Barry Allen's funeral (http://www.superheroflix.com/news/87/24787.php).  Now that would be a strange way to start, but probably give the JLA (and Wally) reason to go after who ever did it. 

How Talia, daughter of Ra's al Ghul, fits into the whole thing is a bit strange though...  ???
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on December 5, 2007, 11:39 AM
Those are the rumors I've been reading as well.  It will be interesting to see where things end up with this one.  I can see the cast raising some questions already though.  Other than what's been shown online, I'm not overly familiar with many of them aside from Brody and Porter (and I guess I know who Common is as well).  I have read that both of them (Porter/Brody) are big comic fans though, so there's that at least :).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on December 5, 2007, 02:37 PM
A new pic from Iron Man is available at SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6573), and it looks pretty sweet.

Oh, and there's also this rumor (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34962) at AICN hinting at a possible crossover between the Iron Man and Hulk films next year.

I am so impressed with what Marvel is doing if these rumors are true.  What a great way to set up team based movies versus what we're seeing with DC.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on December 6, 2007, 11:45 AM

POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD
- actress Teresa Palmer as Talia Al-Ghul

How Talia, daughter of Ra's al Ghul, fits into the whole thing is a bit strange though...  ???

Well it could have a TON to do with...even indicates the whole possible storyline to me...

MORE POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD

one of the few JLA books I've read cover to cover..Tower of Babel (http://www.amazon.ca/JLA-Tower-Babel-Mark-Waid/dp/156389727X), where Bats had developed files on how to defeat all the JLA'ers just in case one of them ever went rogue.  Talia Al-Ghul broke into his cave and stole the files...mayhem ensues....
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on December 7, 2007, 09:10 AM
Not quite sure if this fits here or not, but its kind of/sort of a superhero/comic book movie:

Speed Racer Trailer (http://movies.aol.com/movie/speed-racer-2008/28066/video/trailer-no-1/2033773)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: iFett on December 7, 2007, 09:27 AM
Not quite sure if this fits here or not, but its kind of/sort of a superhero/comic book movie:

Speed Racer Trailer (http://movies.aol.com/movie/speed-racer-2008/28066/video/trailer-no-1/2033773)

I saw the trailer last night and the movie looks really lame...kinda like the Herbie remake with Lindsey Lohan IMO, but with "snazzy" special effects and lots of kicking.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on December 20, 2007, 04:34 PM
Hellboy 2 Trailer (http://media.video.ign.com/ev/av.html?dlURL=http://moviesmovies.ign.com/movies/video/article/842/842768/deltoro_hellboy2_intro_flvhigh.flv&object_ID=041373)

Looks pretty good.  I enjoyed the first one and am looking forward to seeing this one.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on December 20, 2007, 04:55 PM
Sweet!  I didn't even know this was in production!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on December 20, 2007, 08:50 PM
Nice, looks pretty good.  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on December 21, 2007, 07:06 AM
Looks very cool and i love that they used Rammstein for the music.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on December 21, 2007, 08:59 AM
the first one did nothing for me...bordered on hating it.  this looks pretty good, though.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on January 14, 2008, 09:01 PM
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

CHUD reports that Liev Schreiber ("The Sum of all Fears," "The Manchurian Candidate") will play Victor Creed - aka. Sabretooth - in the Gavin Hood-directed "X-Men Origins: Wolverine".

http://www.chud.com/index.php?type=news&id=13252
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on January 15, 2008, 08:03 AM
Not sure I'm liking that news.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Diddly on January 16, 2008, 08:58 PM
http://www.obsessedwithfilm.com/movie-news/wb-finally-come-to-their-senses-jla-on-hold.php (http://www.obsessedwithfilm.com/movie-news/wb-finally-come-to-their-senses-jla-on-hold.php)

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117979189.html?categoryid=10&cs=1 (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117979189.html?categoryid=10&cs=1)

Looks like the Justice League movie is getting put "on hold" which hopefully means it's getting axed. I doubt they'd be able to do it justice (no pun intended) on the big screen.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on January 17, 2008, 08:23 AM
But the chick they chose for Wonder Woman was so damn hot !  ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on January 18, 2008, 11:27 AM
This isn't a "movie" per se, and probably more for the kiddos, but Marvel Kids (http://www.marvelkids.com/) has some webisodes up featuring Iron Man (with cameos from Spidey and the Hulk), and the animation looks pretty good I think.  Just thought I'd pass it along for anyone interested.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on January 21, 2008, 09:15 AM
Some information (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6702) has come up in a recent interview (at MTV) with William Hurt (who plays Thunderbolt Ross) about the Hulk/Iron Man crossover potential.  I won't detail anything here, but there's more at the linky, and SPOILERS are definitely present - particularly for the Hulk movie.  It does sound cool though, the crossover potential part anyways.  It would make it feel more like a "universe" if they did something like that.  Too bad Spidey/X-Men (and others) are held by other companies, so that they can't all be included in various movies.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on January 23, 2008, 09:46 PM
New Iron Man photo released. (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=41153)

(http://comingsoon.net/nextraimages/newimjan23.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on January 23, 2008, 10:56 PM
That armor looks so sweet!  I hope the plot can keep up with the visuals in this movie...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on January 24, 2008, 12:46 AM
The coolest thing about the armor is that it's 100% real.  It's an amazing piece of engineering and craftsmanship.  I saw some video taken by some guy of the crew between shots, and Downey Jr. was able to walk around in the stuff, lie down on the ground and get back up with some assistance.  Pretty much free range of motion.  When you compare it to what the 501st guys go through just trying to move around, it's really impressive.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on January 24, 2008, 10:22 AM
I'm actually starting to get excited for this film.  And I'm not that big of an Iron Man fan.

   E...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on January 25, 2008, 09:14 AM
Minor news, but Marvel has made a deal with the WGA (http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=144402).  Good move by Marvel I'm guessing, especially since if this continues the 2009 movie slate could be on the lighter side.  I'm mainly posting this because it mentions that work can commence again on Thor, Captain America, Ant Man, and the Avengers movies.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 4, 2008, 08:28 AM
The new Iron Man (http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/ironman/) trailer from last night (during the Super Bowl) is online now (TV Spot on the linky above).  Looks pretty sweet.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 4, 2008, 03:51 PM
That shot of Iron Man blowing up that tank is awesome!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Artoo on February 5, 2008, 10:19 PM
Yes, very awesome.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 14, 2008, 08:33 AM
USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2008-02-13-wolverine_N.htm) has the first pic of Wolverine from next year's X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 19, 2008, 09:46 AM
Some casting news/rumors for the Wolverine movie (involving mutant cameos) at SuperHeroHype.  SPOILERS if you don't want to know who may be in the movie:




















Gambit (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6813) played by Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights TV Series)

Deadpool (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6812) played by Ryan Reynolds (Blade: Trinity)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on February 19, 2008, 09:57 PM
Reynolds is an awesome choice.  He's proved himself as an action hero and his comebacks & one-liners in Blade 3 totally reminded me of Spiderman, who totally remindes me of Deadpool's wisecracking. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on February 19, 2008, 10:10 PM
I was hoping for the guy who plays Sawyer on Lost for Gambit.  :-\
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 21, 2008, 03:15 PM
According to SHH (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6831), a new Iron Man trailer will premiere during LOST tonight.  Also, in another LOST/Super Hero movie related note, Dominic Monaghan (Charlie) has apparently been cast in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie, I'll leave his character in the link (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6830) in case anyone is avoiding character names as spoilers.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on February 21, 2008, 06:51 PM
Holy ****, what a weird character choice.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 22, 2008, 09:46 AM
Just as an update, apparently the Iron Man trailer will air next Thursday (the 28th) in a correction I saw at SHH.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 27, 2008, 03:31 PM
SHH (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6856) has links up to new pics from Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) via Empire magazine.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 28, 2008, 10:16 PM
New full Iron Man trailer (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6867) is up online (the same that was shown during LOST tonight).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on February 28, 2008, 10:24 PM
Sweet trailer!  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on February 28, 2008, 10:30 PM
Bad ass  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on February 28, 2008, 11:49 PM
This movie....full of surprised for me.

First reaction when I heard about it....Iron Man????  A movie?   Really????   Lame

Followed by....Robert Downy Jr. as Stark??????  Really???????   Isn't he in jail??

Totally up for it now.  Blown away by how incredibly good this looks.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 29, 2008, 09:25 AM
A little bit different version (http://media.movies.ign.com/media/034/034317/vid_2304486.html) of the trailer from last night is available at IGN.  It looks like there are some little differences in this one compared to what was shown during LOST last night, but maybe I'm just imagining things.  It seems like there are some new scenes in there.  This movie really is looking pretty cool so far.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 4, 2008, 04:07 PM
SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6880) has some pics up from the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie, including pics of Liev Shrieber as Sabretooth.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 6, 2008, 08:46 AM
The official Watchmen (http://rss.warnerbros.com/watchmen/) movie site has posted pics of a few of the characters from the movie: The Comedian, Nite Owl, Ozymandias, Rorschach, and Silk Spectre.  Check them out at the linky, if interested.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on March 6, 2008, 02:46 PM
I have to say that I'm pretty psyched for this Wolverine movie.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on March 6, 2008, 07:19 PM
The official Watchmen (http://rss.warnerbros.com/watchmen/) movie site has posted pics of a few of the characters from the movie: The Comedian, Nite Owl, Ozymandias, Rorschach, and Silk Spectre.  Check them out at the linky, if interested.

Sweet stuff, my friends & I grew up reading Watchman. Bring it on!  8)

(http://images.g4tv.com/images/blog/2008/02/12/633384112526598743.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on March 7, 2008, 08:22 PM
Two New Iron Man Posters!  (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=42704)

Domestic poster.

(http://superherohype.com/nextraimages/ironmanfinal.jpg)

International poster.

(http://superherohype.com/nextraimages/ironmanintl.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on March 8, 2008, 01:42 PM
Cool posters.  Very Star Wars like in design!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: MetalJedi on March 8, 2008, 03:23 PM
I'm really diggin those posters. I can't wait for Iron Man.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 12, 2008, 09:31 AM
IGN (http://movies.ign.com/articles/857/857883p1.html) has a detailed description up of the new Incredible Hulk trailer, which will premiere in a "block" tonight I believe (MTV, VH1, etc.) shortly before 9 p.m. (central), and will also be in theatres this weekend.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on March 12, 2008, 02:01 PM
Lost Boys 2: The Tribe (http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1583178&vid=215372)  :P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: iFett on March 12, 2008, 02:13 PM
Lost Boys 2: The Tribe (http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1583178&vid=215372)  :P

I remember I caught that Two Corey's show on A&E a few times.  Pathetic that the Haim that is Corey still acts like a child, but I'm glad he pulled himself together to at least show up in the sequel.  I'm fairly certain that I heard back in the day that this is going to be a direct to video release.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on March 12, 2008, 03:04 PM
Those Iron Man posters are pretty good.  I like the international poster a little better though.  The graphics are just more interesting to me.

And I also can't wait for this film.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 12, 2008, 08:21 PM
MTV (http://www.mtv.com/movies/movie/305617/moviemain.jhtml) has the new Incredible Hulk trailer up online now, a little earlier than expected.  I have to say, it looks pretty good - much better than the earlier movie from all indications.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on March 12, 2008, 10:25 PM
It looks interesting enough.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 3, 2008, 09:05 PM
 Hellboy II: The Golden Army: Theatrical Trailer  (http://movies.yahoo.com/premieres/7254432/standardformat/)

Sweet!  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on April 4, 2008, 08:30 AM
That is gonna freakin rock !!!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 7, 2008, 07:43 PM
Did anyone catch this clip from Iron Man?  8)

Exclusive Clip (http://www.scifi.com/ironman/index.php?Video=Exclusive)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 7, 2008, 08:54 PM
The first of 12 video blogs for Watchmen is up, looking good.  8)

Exclusive: The First Watchmen Video Journal! (http://www.superherohype.com/news/watchmennews.php?id=7032)

(http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/Watchmen-the-watchmen-215413_225_185.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 8, 2008, 08:49 AM
Thanks for posting that IM clip Dale, this movie keeps looking pretty good to me.  Here's a 2nd Clip (http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/ironman/index.html), titled "Run Before You Can Walk".
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JohnH on April 8, 2008, 12:47 PM
I'm becoming increasingly excited about both Hellboy and Iron Man, and these trailers aren't doing anything to change my mind.  :)  It's going to be a fun summer for movies.

John
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 8, 2008, 07:35 PM
That 2nd clip for IM is the cats ass, IM will rock!  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on April 9, 2008, 06:57 AM
It better, its looking like its gonna be awesome.
The trailer for Hulk has me excited for it too, the new design looks fantastic.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JohnH on April 9, 2008, 08:48 AM
I don't know what it is, but I just can't get excited about Hulk.  Maybe I'm just not a fan of Hulk himself...I don't know.  I'm sure Edward Norton will do great, and it's nice to see him in the role instead of that awful Bana dude.  I'm sure I'll check it out at some point but I'm not itching to see it like I am Iron Man, Batman and Hellboy.

I like how they're crossing over with characters from movie to movie (ie Tony Stark in Hulk, Nick Fury in Iron Man).

John
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on April 9, 2008, 10:44 AM
Oh crap...it just occured to me...does this mean that the endcaps will once again be piled high with Hulk fists?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on April 9, 2008, 11:45 AM
Oh crap...it just occured to me...does this mean that the endcaps will once again be piled high with Hulk fists?

The answer to that question is yes
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 15, 2008, 09:06 AM
The theatrical poster (http://media.movies.ign.com/media/569/569136/img_5444976.html) for the Incredible Hulk is up at IGN.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on April 15, 2008, 09:27 AM
first reaction:  cool throwback
second reaction:  it looks like all those helicopters are firing missiles at Hulk's junk.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on April 15, 2008, 10:54 AM
first reaction:  cool throwback
second reaction:  it looks like all those helicopters are firing missiles at Hulk's junk.

Is that what they're calling search lights now?  ;) But honestly, it does look like the front of his pants exploded.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 15, 2008, 10:15 PM
May contain spoilers.

Check out the four minute mega-trailer for Speed Racer (http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/index.php?cl=7388373). Holy arcade game Batman!  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on April 15, 2008, 10:29 PM
May contain spoilers.

Check out the four minute mega-trailer for Speed Racer (http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/index.php?cl=7388373). Holy arcade game Batman!  8)

I can't watch this.  It actually hurts my eyes to see the silly colors and I'm pretty sure I'd have a seizure if I watched the whole movie.   ::)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on April 16, 2008, 08:43 AM
I heard that the Speed Racer car can jump straight up and flip around in the air and ****.

I wish they would show some of THAT in the trailer!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 16, 2008, 08:47 AM
It sure seems like the stores (TRU and Wal-Mart in particular) must be expecting this to be popular with the kiddos.  There is just a TON of merchandise at those stores (at least in our town), and Target has a good showing as well.  I guess I didn't really think this would be a big hit, but I guess you never know.  It sure is getting promoted like crazy.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 22, 2008, 01:56 AM
Frank Miller's Spirit teaser trailer from NYCC is up on youtube.

The Spirit - Trailer 1 (http://youtube.com/watch?v=j1F-97xJ33E)

The Spirit (2009) HD Teaser (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_g8HtOmAxIA&feature=related)

On MTV for those in the USA that can watch it.

"The Spirit" 2008 NY Comic Con (http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1585694&vid=225572)

(http://www.firstshowing.net/img/fm-spirit.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 22, 2008, 02:54 PM
ENewsI.com (http://enewsi.com/news.php?catid=190&itemid=13117) has a nice preview up of five clips from the Iron Man movie.  I suppose SPOILERS are present, depending on what you want to know, since these are straight out of the movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 28, 2008, 12:49 PM
So, anyone heading out to see Iron Man this weekend?  Even though he might not be quite as well known as the likes of Spidey, Batman, and Superman - there does seem to be quite a bit of buzz building up for this movie lately.  I'm hoping it does well - early reviews have been pretty good for what I have seen.  I'd like to get out to see it, but with the little one now its more difficult for us to get to movies.  If I go, I'd likely have to go alone.  There's lots of good stuff coming out this summer that we'd like to see, so we're trying to pick and choose.  We haven't left our daughter once since she's been born, so it might be tough to do the first time.  Maybe at Indy :P.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JohnH on April 28, 2008, 01:42 PM
We haven't left our daughter once since she's been born, so it might be tough to do the first time.  Maybe at Indy

You should do it for Iron Man just to get that first time out of the way.  That way you won't have the feeling of guilt during Indy.  :P

I don't know if we'll get there this weekend but I'm pretty anxious to see it.  I've also heard some good things and the more I see the clips the more excited I get.  I think it will be a fun ride.

John
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on April 28, 2008, 02:36 PM
I'm already counting down the hours till I get out of work on Friday so I can go see it.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 30, 2008, 09:09 AM
A whole mess of pictures from the Incredible Hulk are now up at Yahoo Movies (http://movies.yahoo.com/slideshows/generic/theincrediblehulk.html).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on April 30, 2008, 06:52 PM
New Hulk trailer is up! http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/theincrediblehulk/

Is it just me or did I catch a bit of the "Sad Walking Away" theme at the end of this?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 30, 2008, 07:15 PM
Is it just me or did I catch a bit of the "Sad Walking Away" theme at the end of this?

Wow, that is it. They remembered the Incredible Hulk song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m4dAB7o2Cc&feature=related), nice.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 1, 2008, 03:20 PM
For anyone heading to Iron Man this weekend (or anytime), according to SHH there is a scene after the end of the credits - so stick around!

EDIT:  It was briefly on YouTube (or maybe still is somewhere), and apparently involves a certain cameo that had been rumored.  I'll leave it at that for the spoiler sensitive.  Also, it says in the same article at SHH that if the movie does as well as they are hoping, they are expecting Iron Man 2 in 2010.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Diddly on May 3, 2008, 02:05 PM
IRON MAN WAS AWESOME. Seriously the best superhero movie since Batman Begins and the second best Marvel movie behind Spider Man 2. It had pretty much everything, good acting (!), a story that made sense without getting too political (!!), lots of humor (!!!)... just an overall good time.

I second what Anton said, STAY THROUGH THE CREDITS. You'll see a familiar face and won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on May 3, 2008, 06:02 PM
I agree- stay through the credits. I'm glad I did.  :)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on May 3, 2008, 09:26 PM
You think you're the only ************* superhero in this world?

I agree with Diddly, IM was one of the best superhero movies I've seen in a while. Much like the first Spiderman, it had a perfect mix of lighter comic stuff and more serious action sequences. The scene after the credits was great, fantastic tie-in to a sequel.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on May 3, 2008, 09:37 PM
So, I wonder if they will tie in The Avengers and a rampaging Hulk somehow in to this mix?

Thor and Captain America both have movies coming, add in Wasp and someone else and instant classic
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 3, 2008, 09:50 PM
So, I wonder if they will tie in The Avengers and a rampaging Hulk somehow in to this mix?

Thor and Captain America both have movies coming, add in Wasp and someone else and instant classic

I thought the next one in line was an Ant Man movie - anyone know if that has changed following the writer's strike?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: MetalJedi on May 3, 2008, 10:10 PM
Ant Man is still in the works I believe. I saw Iron Man twice this weekend. I believe this is my favorite Marvel movie to date.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Smartypants1635 on May 4, 2008, 12:28 AM
For the past 12 years I have been a huge fan of Iron man, Love the idea, love the characters, the villains. This movie surpassed my expectations. Awesome Cast, great acting, intense action, and high tech armor.
The addition of Iron Monger to the movie was great, I didn't expect them to be using Monger as the main villain. The hints of Rhodes looking over at the silver MK2 armor was a perfect for-shadowing of his career as War Machine. The 2 suits are gonna be intense to see next movie.

Again STICK AFTER THE CREDITS, My friends left the theater and I didn't, and I got to see the special ending. AWESOME!!!
I'm hoping that Ironman 2 planned for 2010 is not an avengers movie. I think they should do one, but not at the expense of the Iron Series.

Adam
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on May 4, 2008, 10:03 PM
Just got back from the movie and really enjoyed it. The after credits ending was cool.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JohnH on May 4, 2008, 11:22 PM
You think you're the only ************* superhero in this world?

Did he actually say that in your version?  The ************* wasn't there in the one I saw.

Sweet movie, BTW.  :)  Great blend of action and humor.  And seeing the different phases of armor for the first time geeked me out big time.

John
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 5, 2008, 08:32 AM
I got a chance to catch Iron Man over the weekend too, and I really liked it.  Even though it had been getting pretty positive reviews, it still exceeded my expectations.  It might be one of my favorite "superhero" movies of all time.  I thought the acting (Downey Jr. in particular) was outstanding.  He is Tony Stark.  Very, very good.

It looks like it had a huge opening weekend, and has lead to Marvel Studios announcing more official release dates: (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=7165)

Iron Man 2 - April 30, 2010
Thor - June 4, 2010
The First Avenger: Captain America - May 6, 2011
The Avengers - July, 2011

I really like how Marvel is doing (or at least planning to do) this series, by establishing each of the "big guns" in their own movies, and then using the same actors for the big Avengers team up.  If all the movies are up near the caliber of Iron Man, it could really be awesome.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 5, 2008, 08:52 AM
You think you're the only ************* superhero in this world?

Did he actually say that in your version?  The ************* wasn't there in the one I saw.

Sweet movie, BTW.  :)  Great blend of action and humor.  And seeing the different phases of armor for the first time geeked me out big time.

John


I haven't seen it, but I think he was just using the SJ's trademark expletive.  I certainly hope he didn't actually use that word - would be way out of character.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on May 5, 2008, 09:07 AM
He didn't. I saw IM yesterday with the wife and we both loved it! We stayed for the Easter Egg and thought that was a great tease to the future of the franchise.  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on May 5, 2008, 10:30 AM
I can't wait for Thor, has me very pumped up.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on May 5, 2008, 11:13 AM
Here's the clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TLNu4G6XQg&eurl=http://popoholic.com/pop-video-youtube.php?id=3TLNu4G6XQg&title=Iron%20Man%20Surprise%20Ending)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 5, 2008, 12:10 PM
Here's the clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TLNu4G6XQg&eurl=http://popoholic.com/pop-video-youtube.php?id=3TLNu4G6XQg&title=Iron%20Man%20Surprise%20Ending)

Awesome.  Thanks for posting.  I'm a little bummed that they went with Ultimates Fury instead of old school howling commandos Fury, but very excited to see the Avengers someday!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jim on May 5, 2008, 03:06 PM
Regarding the after credits ending on Iron Man.  Another piece of the puzzle will be shown during the Hulk movie.  Not sure if anyone commented yet but I wont post what it is to leave spoilers intact ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 5, 2008, 09:33 PM
FYI - E News reported that Iron Man 2 already has a planned release date of April 2010.  ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Artoo on May 5, 2008, 09:37 PM
Iron Man was a great movie & I loved the scene after the credits. Looks like we'll be seeing Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America & Avengers in the upcoming years.

Marvel Studios Sets Four More Release Dates!
Source: Marvel Entertainment May 5, 2008

Marvel Entertainment released their first quarter report to its shareholders this morning to coincide with the announcement about the success this past weekend of Marvel Studios' first production Iron Man, which grossed an estimated $104.2 million domestically and over $201 million worldwide. The announcement included an update of Marvel Studios' feature film slate with the already-rumored Iron Man 2 announced for a release on April 30, 2010, followed by three more movies for the summers of '10 and '11. Matthew Vaughn's Thor is set for a release on June 4, 2010, and The First Avenger: Captain America (the working title) will kick off the summer of 2011 on May 6, followed by the highly-anticipated and foreshadowed The Avengers scheduled for July 2011. (Edgar Wright's Ant-Man is also listed as being in development with no release date set.)

In a conference call this morning, Marvel Studios' David Maisel said that Iron Man 2 will be used to introduce Thor. Regarding more "Hulk" movies, Maisel said "We definitely plan on continuing." He added that development continues on Spider-Man 4. "I can't give any other updates other than to say it's in development and everybody's excited about 'Spider-Man 4,'" he said.

With that in mind, one can start expecting a lot more announcements in the coming months about creative teams and casting for those movies including who might direct the Captain America and Avengers movies. (Whomever plays Steve Rogers AKA Captain America presumably will be making two movies at once.)

http://www.superherohype.com

I've never really liked Thor, but the other 4 movies will be awesome.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on May 5, 2008, 09:47 PM
FYI - E News reported that Iron Man 2 already has a planned release date of April 2010.  ;D

Looks like we'll be seeing Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America & Avengers in the upcoming years.

I think I read that somewhere...  ;)

I got a chance to catch Iron Man over the weekend too, and I really liked it.  Even though it had been getting pretty positive reviews, it still exceeded my expectations.  It might be one of my favorite "superhero" movies of all time.  I thought the acting (Downey Jr. in particular) was outstanding.  He is Tony Stark.  Very, very good.

It looks like it had a huge opening weekend, and has lead to Marvel Studios announcing more official release dates: (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=7165)

Iron Man 2 - April 30, 2010
Thor - June 4, 2010
The First Avenger: Captain America - May 6, 2011
The Avengers - July, 2011

I really like how Marvel is doing (or at least planning to do) this series, by establishing each of the "big guns" in their own movies, and then using the same actors for the big Avengers team up.  If all the movies are up near the caliber of Iron Man, it could really be awesome.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 5, 2008, 10:42 PM

I think I read that somewhere...  ;)

Hey, not all of us can read every thread posted in JD.  I mean, its not like that was just written ten posts prior in the same thread or something.  Geez!  ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 6, 2008, 08:34 PM
Dark Horizons is reporting Matthew McConaughey is the lead contender to play Captain America.  He definitely looks the part, but I never imagined Captain America to be as soft-spoken as McConaughey is.  I don't know if I can recall any film where McConaughey really screamed or yelled.  I didn't see We Are Marshal, so maybe he went off on coaching rants there.  That'd be akin to what I'd expect from Cap leading the troops against the Nazis.  So you could say that I'm intrigued, but skeptical.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 6, 2008, 08:42 PM
Decent choice....I recommend We are Marshall, Bill. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 6, 2008, 09:41 PM
Dark Horizons is reporting Matthew McConaughey is the lead contender to play Captain America.  He definitely looks the part, but I never imagined Captain America to be as soft-spoken as McConaughey is.  I don't know if I can recall any film where McConaughey really screamed or yelled.  I didn't see We Are Marshal, so maybe he went off on coaching rants there.  That'd be akin to what I'd expect from Cap leading the troops against the Nazis.  So you could say that I'm intrigued, but skeptical.

He was pretty outspoken in Reign of Fire - I can totally see him as Cap, but wouldn't have been my first choice.   :-\
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 6, 2008, 09:50 PM
Oh yeah... he was a psycho in Reign of Fire.  Very intense.  Forgot about that one.

Who would have been your first choice?

Matt:  Marshal is on my list of movies to see.  Just haven't had the chance.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 6, 2008, 10:08 PM
Who would have been your first choice?

Captain America - Justin Hartley/Matt Damon
Ant Man - Ewan McGregor/Aaron Eckhart
Wasp - Kate Beckinsale/Winona Ryder
Thor - Sean Bean/Ray Winstone

I'm assuming that's all they'll go with in addition to Hulk and Iron Man.  I'm a little surprised that they called cap "the first Avenger"  ...He was NOT one of the original five.  I haven't followed the Ultimates - anyone know if he did form the Avengers in that universe?

Anyway, Hawkeye, Vision, and Black Panther would be cool additions too. Since I'm coming up with my dream movie, I'd choose Ultron as the villian - great story to tie in Pym depening on what they do with the Ant Man movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 6, 2008, 10:27 PM
Wouldn't it constitute a conflict of interest for Justin Hartley to lead both the JLA and the Avengers?   ;D

Cap became a member of the vintage Avengers in like the second issue or something.  So including him isn't that big a stretch.  They'll probably find his ice cube to start the film.  In the Ultimate Universe they're called the Ultimates, and he was one of the founding members.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 6, 2008, 10:35 PM
Wouldn't it constitute a conflict of interest for Justin Hartley to lead both the JLA and the Avengers?   ;D

Cap became a member of the vintage Avengers in like the second issue or something.  So including him isn't that big a stretch.  They'll probably find his ice cube to start the film.  In the Ultimate Universe they're called the Ultimates, and he was one of the founding members.

I'm fine with Cap in it, but he didn't join the team until issue #4 (and technically they gave him founding member status in that issue).  I just don't see why he needs to be called THE FIRST Avenger.  They'll probably re-write the story to say that SHEILD is a secret government organization and they found Cap in the Ice, thawed him out, and will now be responsible for forming the Avengers. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on May 7, 2008, 06:59 PM
Dark Horizons is reporting Matthew McConaughey is the lead contender to play Captain America.  He definitely looks the part, but I never imagined Captain America to be as soft-spoken as McConaughey is.  I don't know if I can recall any film where McConaughey really screamed or yelled.  I didn't see We Are Marshal, so maybe he went off on coaching rants there.  That'd be akin to what I'd expect from Cap leading the troops against the Nazis.  So you could say that I'm intrigued, but skeptical.

Interesting choice.  The guy does have that apple-pie type appeal that Cap would need, and he appears to work out like a maniac.  So the physical aspect shouldn't be that much of a stretch for McConaughey.

I've found some of the other casting rumors & news for the Marvel movies pretty interesting.  ROME seems to have been fertile ground for these guys, with Ray Stevenson cast as Frank Castle for PUNISHER - WAR ZONE.  And rumor has it that his fellow legionaire, Kevin McKidd who played Lucius Vorenus is rumored for the role of Thor. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 7, 2008, 08:08 PM
I just don't see why he needs to be called THE FIRST Avenger. 

I think it's just marketing.  A way to get people to attend the "sequel" to Captain America later in 2011.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jim on May 8, 2008, 12:38 PM
Whatever happened to the Black Panther movie that Wesley Snipes was attached to a few years back?  I clearly remember him being the one to want to do this movie.

Also, my choice for Thor would be Brad Pitt via the look he had in Troy.  I just cant see some of those other characters beefing up for the necessary look.  Just like I dont see Liev Schrieber pulling off Sabretooth.  They should of kept the original actor from the first X-Men movie to keep some consistency.

As far as McConaughey playing Cap, it just doesnt make sense to me.  Thomas Jane would be a decent choice IMO.

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 8, 2008, 01:07 PM
Thomas Jane would be a decent choice IMO.



The guy who played the Punisher?  He doesn't feel like a solid cap to me.  Cap needs to be a leader and TJ doesn't seem like he has that quality to him.  Maybe I just view him as being too much of a loner because the Punisher movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JohnH on May 8, 2008, 01:14 PM
Patrick Warburton needs to be Cap.  :)  All kidding aside, I picture Cap with that kind of strong voice.  As good as an actor as McConaughey is I think he's too soft spoken for the role.

Thor...to be honest I'm having trouble picturing anyone in that role.  But then again I didn't initially think that Downey Jr would pull off Iron Man, so that shows how much I know.

JOhn
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on May 8, 2008, 01:45 PM
What about Titan (http://www.nbc.com/American_Gladiators/bios/titan.shtml) from American Gladiators. ****, most of them have comic book character physiques.  :P

This guy (http://www.nbc.com/American_Gladiators/bios/wolf.shtml) would make a decent Sabretooth.  :P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 8, 2008, 03:17 PM
What about Titan (http://www.nbc.com/American_Gladiators/bios/titan.shtml) from American Gladiators. ****, most of them have comic book character physiques.  :P

This guy (http://www.nbc.com/American_Gladiators/bios/wolf.shtml) would make a decent Sabretooth.  :P

I'd be all for this as long as the guy can act.   ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on May 8, 2008, 04:30 PM
Whatever happened to the Black Panther movie that Wesley Snipes was attached to a few years back?  I clearly remember him being the one to want to do this movie.

Probably not gonna happen since he's going to jail for tax evasion.  But for him to sign on for another Marvel franchise after doing 3 Blade movies (Blade being a Marvel character), it doesn't make a lot of sense.

Also, my choice for Thor would be Brad Pitt via the look he had in Troy.  I just cant see some of those other characters beefing up for the necessary look.  Just like I dont see Liev Schrieber pulling off Sabretooth.  They should of kept the original actor from the first X-Men movie to keep some consistency.

Not sure that Brad Pitt would sign on for a project like this.  I don't think it's his type of project.  I think the Kevin McKidd rumor is pretty cool.  He can definitely act for one, he's got a similar "Norse" look, and he proved that he could do the physical stuff in ROME.

I think Liev Schrieber is actually a very cool choice for Creed/Sabertooth.  He can act, unlike Tyler Mane.  And when you talk to a good number of actors, they usually enjoy taking on the role of a villain.  With Mane's Sabertooth in the first X-Men movie, he was just kind of THERE.  Liev Schreiber can probably make Sabertooth a much more interesting villain.  He's got the acting chops.

As far as McConaughey playing Cap, it just doesnt make sense to me.  Thomas Jane would be a decent choice IMO.

I think McConaughey playing Cap makes more sense.  He's definitely got more star power going for him.  And then you factor in that the Punisher movie with Thomas Jane didn't do that well.  And he didn't get recast for Punisher War Zone.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 8, 2008, 05:24 PM
And then you factor in that the Punisher movie with Thomas Jane didn't do that well.  And he didn't get recast for Punisher War Zone.

Actually, Jane dropped out of the Punisher sequel because he hated the script.  I don't remember if they're using that same script for War Zone or not.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: David on May 9, 2008, 08:17 PM
I saw Iron Man yesterday and really liked it, great movie. Now I want the Mighty Mugg. :D

(http://images.play.com/covers/5234042m.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Smartypants1635 on May 9, 2008, 08:41 PM
There's a MIGHTY MUG!!
DO WANT.

Adam
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: iFett on May 10, 2008, 05:21 PM
Caught Iron Man this afternoon.  Pretty good flick and Downey Jr. did a fantastic job for his character.  I've never read a comic book in my life so I have no idea what the bonus footage at the end of the flick is for.  I won't say anything for those of you who haven't seen it yet.   ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 10, 2008, 11:26 PM
Caught Iron Man this afternoon.  Pretty good flick and Downey Jr. did a fantastic job for his character.  I've never read a comic book in my life so I have no idea what the bonus footage at the end of the flick is for.  I won't say anything for those of you who haven't seen it yet.   ;)

I saw it tonight with my wife and we both loved it.  Stayed till the end for the bonsu footage, but having already seen it on youtube, it was less exciting than if I hadn't seen it.  I have an original Iron Man #1 from the old days and have been a fan for the better part of my life and honestly, I don't think anyone could have played that character better than RDJ.  Movie was fun, fast paced, good plot, and surprisingly funny.  I'm sure I'll hit it again and definitely getting the DVD.  Can't wait to see what Marvel does the next 2-3 years.  ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Artoo on May 11, 2008, 11:56 PM
Whatever happened to the Black Panther movie that Wesley Snipes was attached to a few years back?  I clearly remember him being the one to want to do this movie.

Why? He's already Blade. Plus Snipes as BP wouldn't happen until he gets out of jail.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 13, 2008, 11:14 AM
Did anyone else notice a cameo by Captain America's shield (http://blog.newsarama.com/2008/05/13/six-degrees-of-steve-rogers/) in the Iron Man movie (pic at the linky)?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on May 13, 2008, 11:52 AM
That's awesome.  I didn't notice it in the film, though.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Morgbug on May 13, 2008, 01:17 PM
Very cool.  I confess I missed it too; I was too busy staring at Ms. Potts. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on May 13, 2008, 01:30 PM
i dont know if its his shield but if it is, very cool
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on May 13, 2008, 03:32 PM
Very cool.  I confess I missed it too; I was too busy staring at Ms. Potts. 

Yes.  In general I'm not a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow but she did look pretty hot in IM.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 14, 2008, 11:01 AM
SHH (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=7201) has a new trailer up for Incredible Hulk that is apparently in theatres with Speed Racer right now.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Morgbug on May 16, 2008, 03:25 PM
I forgot to mention I saw Speed Racer the other day.  It was.........awful.  Honestly, the worst movie I've seen in a very long time.  And never mind the don't take an epileptic with you aspect, the acting was fairly awful, the plot absolutely horrid and really no redeeming features.  Keep in mind I went in expecting this to be aimed at maybe a 6-15 year old male audience and they missed.  It might appear to 7 year old males, but beyond that it would be a stretch. Even if you get in free, it's not worth going because you could have had pop/popcorn at home cheaper. 

I think all those toys are going to be around a long time.  There was only five of us in the entire theater. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 23, 2008, 11:24 AM
IGN (http://movies.ign.com/articles/876/876052p1.html) has a little bit of info on some upcoming Marvel movies, courtesy of some information from Marvel Studios head Kevin Fiege.  Not much, but the following was mentioned:

Matthew McConaghey as Steve Rogers/Cap rumors are "untrue"
Thor movie will mostly (but not fully) take place in Asgard
That IS Captain America's shield in the Iron Man movie
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on May 23, 2008, 06:09 PM
IGN (http://movies.ign.com/articles/876/876052p1.html) has a little bit of info on some upcoming Marvel movies, courtesy of some information from Marvel Studios head Kevin Fiege.  Not much, but the following was mentioned:

Matthew McConaghey as Steve Rogers/Cap rumors are "untrue"
Thor movie will mostly (but not fully) take place in Asgard
That IS Captain America's shield in the Iron Man movie

1. I am thinking too bad, Mc might have been a good Cap
2. That may be very awesome. That may get us a film filled with gods. I assume it will end with him on coming to earth.
3. Very cool
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: bamaker on May 27, 2008, 05:43 PM
Finally caught Iron Man yesterday.  Wow! what a great film.  I'm familiar with Iron Man & his supporting cast, but have never been the biggest fan; didn't hate the character, just never read any of his comics.  I have to say, though, that this movie blew me away.  I thought all the actors were top-notch and gave great performances.  The scenes with Tony & Pepper were extremely well done & the James Rhodes character -- perfect.  The best part of the film to me is the middle when Tony is back in Malibu designing the armor and testing & tweaking it, taking it on a test-run, and finally in action back in Afghanistan.  The last third of the movie, the final fight against Obadiah Stane/Iron Monger felt a little rushed, but didn't really detract from my enjoyment.  I didn't get to stay for the "hidden" scene (my buddy had to get home to meet with a realtor & sign some paperwork), but that gives me the perfect excuse for seeing it again with my teenager.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 28, 2008, 08:49 AM
Latino Review (http://www.latinoreview.com/news/who-might-be-the-next-spider-man-4726) has news up that Sony may be going with a new Spider-Man, and has rumors about the two of the top names on their list.  They are Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous) and Michael Angarano (Sky High).  You can see pics of each of them at the link.  Just a rumor for now though.  Although I've always liked Tobey Maguire just fine in the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, I can see why they might be looking at replacements.  Even if Maguire wants to return, he isn't getting any younger or cheaper.  Either of these guys look like they would be decent choices.  Also, there is still the rumor that they may film Spidey 4 and 5 back to back.  I guess I'm ok with recastings, if necessary, of Peter and MJ.  I sort of hope they keep the actors that portrayed Jameson and other supporting characters around though - or at least JJJ (J.K. Simmons).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on May 28, 2008, 11:59 AM
I could go with either of those for Peter Parker.  I would absolutely stand up and applaud a recasting on MJ...I don't think they could have gotten her any more wrong.  My vote is for Rachel McAdams.

Agreed, that no matter what they do, JK Simmons as JJJ is just about the best casting ever....well except for Allan Rickman as Severus Snape.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 29, 2008, 11:14 AM
Sony is now saying that "no one is being considered for the role but Tobey. Period."  It might just be damage control, or they are still waiting to see if he wants to do the movie or not (and Raimi, Dunst as well).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 4, 2008, 09:36 AM
An interview with Marc Guggenheim at Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/tv/080603-guggenheim-eli.html) mentions how he (and others) are currently at work on the script for a Green Lantern movie, so hopefully something is moving on that count.  Also, I read a rumor yesterday that Warners is trying to move ahead with a Green Arrow movie, following the success of a "secondary" character like Iron Man.  They are possibly changing up the original "SuperMax" title/concept into a straight Green Arrow movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 5, 2008, 12:13 PM
It sounds like early reviews are starting to come in for the Incredible Hulk (there are a few at AICN and SciFi Movie Page), and overall they are pretty positive.  Although I've never been a necessarily big fan of the Hulk, I do hope it doesn't disappoint - and builds anticipation even more for IM2, Cap, and the Avengers.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on June 5, 2008, 06:05 PM
I'm hoping Hulk dosn't suck just so that Marvel is in a position to move forward with the Avenger plans they're seeming putting in place.  But, having said that, I can't seem to get very psyched up about a Hulk movie.  He's not one of the superheroes I've ever had interest in.  I guess I just don't get it.

I'm looking forward to Hancock more than Hulk.  But, I may actually go to the theater to see Hulk unlike the first one which just looked terrible from the beginning (and mostly was).

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on June 7, 2008, 11:35 PM
I'm hoping Hulk dosn't suck just so that Marvel is in a position to move forward with the Avenger plans they're seeming putting in place.  But, having said that, I can't seem to get very psyched up about a Hulk movie.  He's not one of the superheroes I've ever had interest in.  I guess I just don't get it.

I'm looking forward to Hancock more than Hulk.  But, I may actually go to the theater to see Hulk unlike the first one which just looked terrible from the beginning (and mostly was).

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Frankly, I'm kind of surprised that Hulk has two movies now given what seems to be a fairly large lack of interest in him.  I'm a big marvel guy and never really cared for the Hulk either.  He was an Avenger for just a few issues, then turned into the bad guy for just as many, so they easily could have written him out of the charter IMO and gone with someone more popular like Black Panther, Hawkeye, etc.  Regardless, I'm going to see this one for the Avengers/Stark tie-in and because I think the previews actually look pretty good. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 9, 2008, 09:24 AM
I'm kind of interested in seeing the new Hulk movie, the previews so far have looked decent - and I think many early reviews have been positive as well from what I've seen.  I also grew up a Marvel kid, and never had too much interest in the Hulk overall either.  I like him fine, but just never got that into him.  I didn't really like the first movie version, but have better hopes for this one.  I just don't know if it will do all that well at the box office, it will be interesting to see if the general public is ready for another Hulk movie or not.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on June 9, 2008, 09:31 AM
While watching the cartoons on Fox last night, I saw the newest Hulk trailer with the Tony Stark cameo. I thought that was weird since I expected it to be like the Nick Fury easter egg after the credits.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: CaptainYoda on June 9, 2008, 11:53 AM
I dont think it was a secret at all that Robert Downey would be appearing in the Hulk.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: iFett on June 9, 2008, 12:29 PM
I dont think it was a secret at all that Robert Downey would be appearing in the Hulk.

It was to me until I read into this thread.   ???     Of course, I don't follow comics, so I have no idea if Ironman & Hulk are friends or whatever.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on June 9, 2008, 06:52 PM
I dont think it was a secret at all that Robert Downey would be appearing in the Hulk.

It was to me until I read into this thread.   ???     Of course, I don't follow comics, so I have no idea if Ironman & Hulk are friends or whatever.

Same here. I haven't heard it spoiled elsewhere, though haven't been reading up on Hulk much.  They obviously have a plan to tie these movies together and I think that's awesome. 

Justin

PS - I don't think Hulk and Stark are buddies, but Stark and Banner might be science buddies.  Or maybe they bring in the world's leading weapons producer to fight the Hulk. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on June 9, 2008, 07:27 PM
I dont think it was a secret at all that Robert Downey would be appearing in the Hulk.

It was to me until I read into this thread.   ???     Of course, I don't follow comics, so I have no idea if Ironman & Hulk are friends or whatever.

Same here. I haven't heard it spoiled elsewhere, though haven't been reading up on Hulk much.  They obviously have a plan to tie these movies together and I think that's awesome. 

Justin

PS - I don't think Hulk and Stark are buddies, but Stark and Banner might be science buddies.  Or maybe they bring in the world's leading weapons producer to fight the Hulk. 

Sorry guys, I thought it was pretty well known especially with the SLJ cameo fresh in people minds.  :-[
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on June 9, 2008, 08:36 PM
Sorry guys, I thought it was pretty well known especially with the SLJ cameo fresh in people minds.  :-[

Well, based on comments, sounds like most people already knew about it from here and its not like that's a big plot revalation.  Heck, if it wasn't for people posting about things like that, I would probably miss half the easter eggs out there.   ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on June 10, 2008, 01:38 AM
There is a TV trailer floating around the net with the cameo of Stark & there is another cameo in the flick which I will remain (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Opening%20Figures/Zip.gif)

They are tying the flicks together for the big project of the Marvel Universe which we know from the end credit cameo of IM.

Ironman & Hulk friends? Yeah, sort of... in the early days.  :-X
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth_Ice on June 10, 2008, 04:00 PM
Ok..when will we a tie in with the X-Men? Or Spiderman..or F4? WHEN WHEN WHEN! ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on June 10, 2008, 04:03 PM
Marvel Secret Wars the Movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on June 10, 2008, 07:08 PM
Ok..when will we a tie in with the X-Men? Or Spiderman..or F4? WHEN WHEN WHEN! ;D

As soon as Marvel buys back those rights.   ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth_Ice on June 10, 2008, 07:22 PM
Ok..when will we a tie in with the X-Men? Or Spiderman..or F4? WHEN WHEN WHEN! ;D

As soon as Marvel buys back those rights.   ;)

So is that why the show Heroes  is called "Heroes" and not  "X-men: the series"??? You do kknow Stan Less did a cameo last season on Heroes.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on June 10, 2008, 08:15 PM
Ok..when will we a tie in with the X-Men? Or Spiderman..or F4? WHEN WHEN WHEN! ;D

As soon as Marvel buys back those rights.   ;)

So is that why the show Heroes  is called "Heroes" and not  "X-men: the series"??? You do kknow Stan Less did a cameo last season on Heroes.

Why would the series be called X-Men instead of Heroes?  Nothing about this series reminds me of the X-Men. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on June 10, 2008, 09:52 PM
There is a TV trailer floating around the net with the cameo of Stark & there is another cameo in the flick which I will remain (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Opening%20Figures/Zip.gif)


Another SLJ cameo?  Hmmm.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on June 12, 2008, 03:28 PM
Anyone going to a midnight showing for Incredible Hulk tonight?  My theater has one so I'm thinking of going to it.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on June 12, 2008, 03:35 PM
there is another cameo in the flick which I will remain (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Opening%20Figures/Zip.gif)

It sounds like that particular cameo was cut out of the film...

But, the cameo appearance footage of that character is going to be posted on the 'net soon and should be put on the DVD when it's released (according to the director, in an interview at a comic news website).  I'd keep an eye on the "superhero/comic" websites because I'm sure they will find it when it goes up.  :)


Here's the SPOILER link (http://www.newsarama.com/film/080612-CapNotHulk.html) to the story if you'd like to have it spoiled...  :D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Diddly on June 12, 2008, 04:34 PM
Posting this here since it's a super hero movie, but I read a review of Hancock that detailed the plot... it doesn't sound too good at all. :-\
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on June 12, 2008, 06:15 PM
Posting this here since it's a super hero movie, but I read a review of Hancock that detailed the plot... it doesn't sound too good at all. :-\

That's too bad - the premise was actually starting to grow on my a little. Is it just a crap ending?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on June 12, 2008, 06:57 PM
there is another cameo in the flick which I will remain (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Opening%20Figures/Zip.gif)

It sounds like that particular cameo was cut out of the film...

But, the cameo appearance footage of that character is going to be posted on the 'net soon and should be put on the DVD when it's released (according to the director, in an interview at a comic news website).  I'd keep an eye on the "superhero/comic" websites because I'm sure they will find it when it goes up.  :)


Here's the SPOILER link (http://www.newsarama.com/film/080612-CapNotHulk.html) to the story if you'd like to have it spoiled...  :D

Thats really too bad, i am loving the whole connection thing.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Diddly on June 12, 2008, 11:55 PM
Posting this here since it's a super hero movie, but I read a review of Hancock that detailed the plot... it doesn't sound too good at all. :-\

That's too bad - the premise was actually starting to grow on my a little. Is it just a crap ending?

Just sounded like a lame plot overall, which is too bad because I was somewhat looking forward to it.

Highlight for Spoilers

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Basically Jason Bateman becomes Hancock's PR agent and tries to turn him into a "good" superhero (he's hated by the city for the destruction he causes despite saving people, and has alcohol problems as a result) and it turns out that Bateman's wife (Charlize Theron, I think) is somehow related to Hancock (due to some past event involving memory loss) and the closer the two are to each other, the weaker their powers get.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 13, 2008, 10:09 AM
IGN (http://media.movies.ign.com/media/382/382367/vids_1.html) has a new trailer up for the upcoming Punisher: War Zone movie, for anyone interested.  I still don't think I've gotten around to seeing the entire last Punisher movie (Thomas Jane), just parts of it when its played on FX.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on June 13, 2008, 11:09 AM
Saw Incredible Hulk last night.  Meh.  It was better than the first go-round and they basically rebooted the franchise with new back story and whatnot.  From that perspective it was good, especially going forward in the new united Marvel universe of films.

Spoilerish stuff here...

What I didn't like; CGI, all the new "origins" type stuff that we had to see for the reboot, action scenes were confusing and hard to follow towards the end.  And some scenes that were in even the latest trailer were not in the film.  Oh, and William Hurt...wish it had been Sam Elliot again.

What I did like; Norton and Tyler, the Hulk looked much better most of the time.  The action was better and more interesting in parts at the beginning and middle (in the park).  Stark's cameo, Ferrigno's cameo, San Lee's cameo, S.H.I.E.L.D.  Hint of a future villain?  "Hulk SMASH!"

What I missed; supposedly there's a Bill Bixby cameo but I'm not sure I saw it.  I think there's an old clip of a movie or TV show with him in it that Norton, as Banner, is watching on TV.  Either that or they reused footage from the 70's TV show during one scene when Banner is getting eradiated with the gamma rays.

I have a feeling that if you are a big Hulk fan then you might like this more.  Unlike the Spider-Man and X-Men movies, for example, I don't have any connection to the Hulk's corner of the Marvel world.  And unlike Iron Man, this movie didn't have that all-access feel to it where you could jump in, no matter who you are, and enjoy the film.

Also, and this isn't just a Hulk issue, but I hate it when you watch a film and you're thinking "that CGI is terrible" or even "that CGI isn't that bad."  I like a film, and I'm flogging Iron Man here because that's my new comic book movie measuring stick, where you're like "dude, that guys flying around in a suit!" and later you realize that no, he's not, but he LOOKS like he is.  Hulk has a lot of crappy CGI stuff going on that I just don't like and noticing it took me out of the film a couple times.

Oh, the theater last night, probably only half full if that.  It was nowhere near as full as the near standing room only Indy film was or the full Iron Man premier.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on June 13, 2008, 01:55 PM
Anything after the credits?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on June 13, 2008, 02:36 PM
Not this time.  The final scene of the film is kind of like what was after the credits on the Iron Man film.  I did actually stay all the way till the end and so did quite a few others.  Guess IM had them in that frame of mind.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on June 13, 2008, 04:49 PM
Not this time.  The final scene of the film is kind of like what was after the credits on the Iron Man film.  I did actually stay all the way till the end and so did quite a few others.  Guess IM had them in that frame of mind.

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Thanks for the info. I wont have to stay  ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth_Ice on June 13, 2008, 06:28 PM
Im sure once the DVD comes out we will see the Capt America scene..good way to get people to buy it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on June 13, 2008, 11:47 PM
Im sure once the DVD comes out we will see the Capt America scene..good way to get people to buy it.

Its actually supposed to be released online soon as well.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 14, 2008, 02:40 AM
Saw the Hulk today and was not disappointed.  Although I wish I had seen the "don't have to stay through the credits" posts beforehand.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Diddly on June 15, 2008, 03:49 PM
I saw Hulk as well and loved it, I'll say it was just as good as Iron Man. I'm really glad Marvel is finally getting their **** together to make some good movies not involving Spider-Man.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on June 17, 2008, 06:25 AM
Saw Hulk today and loved it.
I actually enjoyed it more than Iron Man.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on June 17, 2008, 08:29 AM
Hulk was awesome. I am very glad Marvel is getting back on track after the pitiful Spider-Man 3 and X-men 3 movies.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on June 17, 2008, 11:55 PM
Saw Hulk today and loved it.
I actually enjoyed it more than Iron Man.


LIAR!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on June 18, 2008, 06:34 AM
Maybe i'm just a simple man that is easily amused by explosions,guns and loud noises.
Hulk had a few more loud noises than iron man :)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on June 18, 2008, 09:19 AM
I saw Hulk and enjoyed it very much.  But I thought Iron Man was much, much better.  For one thing, Liv Tyler's performance was uneven.  There were times where she was spot-on perfect, but others when she was so bad it pulled me out of the movie.  But what I thought was lacking most was the Jekyl/Hyde aspect of Hulk.  The way the movie portrayed it, Hulk was just some involuntary reaction that sends Banner into a blind rage.  But in the books Hulk is a sentient alternate personality, always fighting Banner for control.  In the movie, Hulk seemed indifferent to Banner... Hulk just happened sometimes.  In the comics, Hulk HATES Banner... wants to destroy him and become the dominant personality... and it's only Banner's willpower that keeps him at bay.  Whenever Banner loses focus, Hulk escapes.  The Hulk is Banner's repressed rage, so repressed it became a unique entity.  In the movie it was 100% biological... Banner gets his heart rate up and his blood turns green.  That may have been true to the old TV show (which I don't remember well enough to say), but it doesn't hold true to the comics.  And I think that's what makes the comics interesting.

But I still enjoyed it very much on a popcorn level.  And Ed Norton was fantastic.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on July 1, 2008, 03:15 AM
I finally saw the Hulk & I was very impressed with it, kinda neat seeing a tribute clip of Bill Bixby from The Courtship of Eddie's Father & of course the The Lonely Man theme that brought a smile.  :)

Antman, Captain America & Thor... Yeah, bring on the Avengers!  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on July 7, 2008, 10:32 AM
New Wolverine Promo Photo  (http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=7439)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/NewWolverinePromoPhotocopy.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 8, 2008, 12:15 AM
Oh I get it....the red X is supposed to be Wolverine's claw marks?   :D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on July 8, 2008, 10:06 AM
Yeah, sure.  :P  Fixed the hotlink pic now.  :-*
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on July 8, 2008, 08:20 PM
Saw Hancock tonight.  I liked it.  I read some reviews and comments by people about how the last half hour or so was a disaster but I didn't think so.

There were some plot points that you could see coming based on the trailers and I'll admit that the premise behind Hancock's origins were a little out there.  But none of that ruined it for me.  Some of the action scenes were a little overdone and that's a pet peeve of mine...fast action, quick cuts, close perspective.  Everything gets mixed up and hard to follow and I really dislike that.  Hulk had the same problem, and, unfortunately, so do a lot of other movies.

It was worth springing for the matinee tonight.  Maybe the comments gave me low expectations but I'm happy with it.

Now it's time to count down to Hellboy and Batman!!

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 8, 2008, 09:56 PM
There were some plot points that you could see coming

I'll admit that the premise behind Hancock's origins were a little out there

Some of the action scenes were a little overdone and that's a pet peeve of mine...fast action, quick cuts, close perspective.  Everything gets mixed up and hard to follow and I really dislike that. 

Sooo...what exactly did you like about it?   ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on July 9, 2008, 07:50 AM
I saw Hellboy last night, and it was really fantastic.  Just heart-warming, fun, and poignant.  There were a couple over-the-top, cartoonish moments that didn't exactly work for me, and they made Jeff Tambor character a buffoon which was unfortunate.  But those few nitpicks didn't take away from a largely awesome experience.  Johann Krauss was a great addition to the team, and very well-done.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on July 9, 2008, 10:36 AM
Sooo...what exactly did you like about it?   ;D

I liked the idea of the film; superhero type character that doesn't really give a **** about how he's viewed by society.  That he's not really the "hero" of the film when it starts.  I liked Jason Bateman's character.

There was plenty of humor in the film.  I don't want to give away the plot to anyone so I won't go into detail but the plot that was kind of revealed in the trailer, it's not that I didn't like it, it's just that it was revealed early on.  I'd rather have been surprised by it.

I liked the ending, the way they resolved the problems with Hancock and Mary.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on July 9, 2008, 11:09 AM

 I liked Jason Bateman's character.


Jason Bateman deserves some kind of award for world's greatest career revival.  He pops up all over the place in supporting roles and is absolutely brilliant in all of them.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on July 9, 2008, 11:16 AM
He was brilliant in Arrested Development.  I think that opened a lot of doors for him.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on July 9, 2008, 01:52 PM
His two cameo scenes in Smokin' Aces are funny as hell.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 9, 2008, 03:07 PM
So when are we going to see "Sliders - the Movie"?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on July 10, 2008, 09:48 PM
Finally caught The Incredible Hulk earlier today. I was very pleased, it was loads better than the Ang Lee version. Edward Norton's performance was fantastic, and Stark's cameo and the way they set up The Leader were neat as well.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on July 11, 2008, 09:50 AM
He was brilliant in Arrested Development.  I think that opened a lot of doors for him.

I've yet to see an episode.  I really need to fix that...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 11, 2008, 03:05 PM

 I liked Jason Bateman's character.


Jason Bateman deserves some kind of award for world's greatest career revival.  He pops up all over the place in supporting roles and is absolutely brilliant in all of them.

I'm with you - I can't think of anything he's done that I haven't liked and he does seem to be everywhere lately.  I have developed a slight man crush on JB.  :-[
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: iFett on July 12, 2008, 05:32 PM
Saw Hellboy II this morning (is this a comic?) I have no idea, but it was a great popcorn flick.  Much better than the first flick and I really dug the ghost guy and I thought the baddie was awesome!  Didn't stick around to see if there was anything after the credits though.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 14, 2008, 09:41 AM
Saw Hellboy II which I quite liked. Far better than the first one.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on July 15, 2008, 04:43 AM
New Full Trailer for The Spirit Gets Leaked (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/new-disappointing-trailer-for-the-spirit-gets-leaked.php)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JangoTat on July 17, 2008, 05:55 AM
Watched Hellboy 2 this week and it was an awsome movie. Funny and full of action, it was worth it. And last night my buddy called me to ask if I wanted to see Batman. Movie starts at 8pm today, Im looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on July 17, 2008, 10:59 PM
Just got back from Hellboy, enjoyed it. A good movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Artoo on July 17, 2008, 11:33 PM
I hope we see what Deadpool looks like at Comic Con. I was watching G4 & they had a commercial for their CC coverage & they mention Wolverine.

I hope they keep DP's original costume, or even the ultimate. He's crazy enough to wear spandex. They better make him funny unlike Spidey, oh yeah & the 4th wall breaking.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on July 18, 2008, 07:57 AM
I doubt we'll see much of costumes.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 25, 2008, 10:10 AM
It sounds like Hugh Jackman surprised the SDCC crowd at the Fox panel yesterday, and brought the first footage of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie (http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=7532) with him.  I haven't seen that it has shown up online yet, but hopefully it will.  It sounds like quick shots were shown of Deadpool, Sabertooth, the Blob, and others as well.  I saw an interview with Jackman on G4 last night as well.  He's always seemed like a pretty cool guy to me, and it sounds like he said several times to the CC crowd that "I owe my career to you guys".  Nice to see that acknowledged and embrace the character that he's best known for.  It seems like a lot of actors these days don't want to do that.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 25, 2008, 10:25 AM
that "I owe my career to you guys". 

Sure, otherwise he would have to keep singing and dancing on Broadway.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on July 25, 2008, 11:11 PM
I'll be superamalgamated! (http://tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=1778)

I'll still be superamalgamated! (http://www.majorspoilers.com/archives/5014.htm/)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on July 28, 2008, 08:35 AM
****** audio but you'll get the idea... X-Men Origins: Wolverine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W6C984nSk0)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on July 28, 2008, 08:44 AM
I watched that at work last night, looks pretty sweet.  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 28, 2008, 10:21 AM
****** audio but you'll get the idea... X-Men Origins: Wolverine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W6C984nSk0)

Thanks for posting that.  This movie looks pretty sweet so far, looking forward to it.  Its cool to see the inclusion of some other mutants as well, its a nice way to introduce them since they are shying away from an X-Men 4.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on July 28, 2008, 12:37 PM
Looks like a great origin story ! love little wolvie having his claws pop ! !!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on July 28, 2008, 02:11 PM
****** audio but you'll get the idea... X-Men Origins: Wolverine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W6C984nSk0)

Blob!

One of the must-sees of 2009 for me.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on July 29, 2008, 11:55 AM
New trailer up for Punisher: War Zone (http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/382367/punisher-war-zone/videos/punisher_wz_trail2a_072708.html)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 29, 2008, 02:39 PM
New trailer up for Punisher: War Zone (http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/382367/punisher-war-zone/videos/punisher_wz_trail2a_072708.html)

Where is the costume? Where is the skull? Without the costume, Frank Castle is just another angry guy with a gun. This one feels like an updated version of the 1989 movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on July 29, 2008, 03:20 PM
The skull is there... it's just really, REALLY hard to see.  Which kind of defeats the purpose.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on July 29, 2008, 04:30 PM
Jane only wore it, really, for one scene and it was on his ballistic vest which he took off rather quickly.  The skeleton in this film is more subtle, sort of like the bat symbol on the new Batsuit.

I'm not sure if Howard Saint is a comic villain or not, I don't follow Punisher that closely, but at least Jigsaw is a villain I recognize so that's a step in the right direction.

The red band trailer for this is insane.  Very brutal, nearly horror film excessive, actually.  Be interesting to see what cut of the film makes it to the screen. 

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 29, 2008, 04:42 PM
Just saw the second trailer. Jigsaw looks great. He's got that Twoface look to him. How about his sidekick Microchip?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on July 29, 2008, 04:46 PM
I've read Microchip is going to be in the movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on July 29, 2008, 06:57 PM
I've read Microchip is going to be in the movie.

Played by none other than Wayne Knight!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7f/Seinfeld_s7e21.jpg)

"Hello... Linus."
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on July 29, 2008, 07:29 PM
(http://paladinpacificgroup.org/nedry.gif)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 29, 2008, 11:10 PM
He would be perfect to piss off the Punisher.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on August 13, 2008, 09:27 AM
Short clip from SDCC, watch it while it's still up, maybe a spoiler.  :P

The Spirit Fight Scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvoYjSLWaJg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 13, 2008, 09:38 AM
That has got to be the stupidest thing I've ever seen. Is this an action movie or a comedy?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on August 13, 2008, 11:23 AM
I have no idea what the hell that is supposed to be.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on August 13, 2008, 11:44 AM
The Spirit = the 1940s Will Eisner Comic Strip + the current Frank Miller movie look (Sin City, 300)

I am actually looking forward to the movie... but then again I am a huge Will Eisner & Frank Miller fanboy so that could be why.  If you didn't like Sin City or 300, there is a very good chance you will hate this movie too since it has the same creative team working on it.

You can say whatever you want about the movie, but it stars Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson so it will be worth seeing even if it's not worth watching.  ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 13, 2008, 03:08 PM
It's a style thing with a certain sense of humor. Basically an artsy-fartsy highbrowl comic book movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Artoo on August 13, 2008, 10:55 PM
****** audio but you'll get the idea... X-Men Origins: Wolverine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W6C984nSk0)

As long as that shot of Wade Wilson is before he gets his powers (hence before he wears his suit) & he wears the suit, I'll be happy. So far it's my most anticipated movie of 2009.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 15, 2008, 09:52 AM
Punisher: War Zone cut to PG-13 (http://www.darkhorizons.com/news08/080814j.php)

I'm a huge Punisher fan, but I don't even think I'm going to bother to see this.  The way it's going it could be worse than the Lundgren film.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on August 15, 2008, 05:51 PM
PG-13 and I'm out.  >:(
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on August 15, 2008, 06:18 PM
What the ****?  This is the film that just a few weeks ago released a red band triler and now it's PG-13?  **** that.  Jesus Christ, what a bunch of pansys in Hollywood these days.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on August 15, 2008, 06:26 PM
I'll wait for it to show up on watch-movies (http://www.watch-movies.net/), at least I can scan through it. PG-13... bite me!  >:(
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 18, 2008, 08:21 AM
Punisher: War Zone not PG-13 after all... (http://screenrant.com/punisher-war-zone-pg13-rated-r-vic-3445/)

According to the cinematographer, any rumors of a PG-13 cut are 100% BS.  Good to hear!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on August 18, 2008, 08:43 AM
Well that is better news.  :)

For the Iron Man fans, Access Hollywood has your first look at a deleted scene from the upcoming 'Iron Man' DVD.

First Look: 'Iron Man' Deleted Scene (http://www.comics2film.com/index.php?a=story&b=35142)

Nothing great.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on August 18, 2008, 12:13 PM
Punisher: War Zone not PG-13 after all... (http://screenrant.com/punisher-war-zone-pg13-rated-r-vic-3445/)

According to the cinematographer, any rumors of a PG-13 cut are 100% BS.  Good to hear!

Much better.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 19, 2008, 01:53 PM
Well that is better news.  :)

For the Iron Man fans, Access Hollywood has your first look at a deleted scene from the upcoming 'Iron Man' DVD.

First Look: 'Iron Man' Deleted Scene (http://www.comics2film.com/index.php?a=story&b=35142)

Nothing great.

Well I can see why it didn't make the movie.  Would have been good to include in case someone needed a bathroom break I guess. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 19, 2008, 02:03 PM
You also gotta figure that they wanted the film to be slightly more kid-friendly, rather than suggesting orgies. 

It'll be great to watch that deleted scene in HD, though!   ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 20, 2008, 01:28 PM
One more reason to hate Fox media.

What are the 'other' reasons?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 20, 2008, 01:31 PM
Star Wars.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 21, 2008, 03:37 PM
Sounds like momentum is building for both Green Lantern (http://www.wizarduniverse.com/081408glmovie.html) and Green Arrow: Escape from SuperMax (http://www.wizarduniverse.com/081808greenarrowfilm.html) movies from WB.  Hopefully these will continue on, unlike the previous attempts at Flash and Wonder Woman.  It would be nice to see more DC characters get some quality movies.  I doubt that my favorite DC character (other than Batman), Nightwing, will get his own movie anytime soon - but I think he was rumored to be in the possible Titans movie, so we'll see.  Either way, I'd be quite happy to see a couple other of my favorites (GL/GA), as well as the Flash, hit the big screen.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 22, 2008, 02:29 PM
DC movie plans (http://www.darkhorizons.com/news08/080822g.php)

I don't like that they're planning on all their films being realistic and grim.  Who wants to watch a "dark" Superman film?  Or a "dark" Wonder Woman?  Superman shouldn't be depressing, it should be inspiring and uplifting.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 22, 2008, 02:48 PM
A dark and depressing Wonder Woman or Superman wouldn't work. It might for Green Lantern. What I would like to see from Superman is less Lois and Lex and more scifi-type villians like Brianic and Bizzaro. Lex could work behind the scenes as CEO of LexCorp with a really strong new bad guy in the front.

I guess darkness sells. We must be too happy and need to watch people with bigger problems than we have.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on August 22, 2008, 02:53 PM
I didn't think that Superman did all that bad; my only problem was that he had a kid... that always ruins a movie. Maybe they could off the kid and the movie could focus more on Superman.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 22, 2008, 02:55 PM
Its nice to see something in the way of comments on other DC properties, but I don't necessarily like the "dark" comment either.  In a way, for as amazingly great as it is, this is one of the drawbacks to the success of the Dark Knight.  Dark and gritty works for a character like Batman, but doesn't for a lot of others.  That's why I started cringing when, after DK, you'd read all the comments like "this is how to do a comic book movie".  Sure, that's true from the standpoint of being true to the source material - but not from the standpoint that they all need to be dark, somewhat depressing, and bordering on an "R" rating.  I think that movies like Spidey 2, X-Men 2, and Iron Man got the characters/movie just about as "right" as Batman Begins and Dark Knight did - at least for the most part.

I don't mind seeing a reboot of Superman (although I didn't hate everything about it), and I'd definitely like to see more DC characters on the big screen.  I like the Marvel has kind of set up a good model for this, and that WB isn't too proud to follow it as well.  It makes more sense to build up the individual characters, then release the big team up movie.  If these are done well, we're in for a lot of good movies on the way to Avengers and Justice League.  Also, although I haven't seen Incredible Hulk, it sounds like we're on a better streak of creators/directors/producers really respecting the characters and making some quality comic book movies.  Hopefully the future of Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, etc. aren't as "dark" as this article leads us to believe, and more so just true to the spirit of each character.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on August 22, 2008, 02:57 PM
You know, I can't even really get excited about a Wonder Woman movie.  Dark or otherwise.  I'd be interested to see a Green Lantern or Green Arrow film, though.  Flash...eh.

I could see a Green Arrow film in the same type world as Dark Knight.  If they did Green Lantern, though, I'd love to see it as a superhero/sci-fi movie with other Lantern Corps members making cameos.

In general I'm not that into the DC heroes, I've always been a Marvel reader.  I'm down for Batman or Superman but I have no attachments to the others because I never read any of the comics.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 22, 2008, 03:03 PM
Superman has always been about nobility defeating corruption.  Those are his most effective stories.  Authors sometimes try to focus on Superman as the outsider, but I don't think those work.  Superman is more like a rock star, or a quarterback.  People don't shun him because of his superiority... they embrace him.  They're awed by his presence.  And that doesn't make for a grim movie.  You can't be jaded around Superman... it just doesn't make any sense.  This is a guy who spends his life saving the world from catastrophes.  Just because he's nice.  So if they really want to capture his essence in film, they need to approach him from that vantage.  The most recent film made him seem too small, I think.

I've never really had a good grasp on Wonder Woman.  I don't know of any particular reason why she fights.  But she too seems a lighter-hearted character. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 22, 2008, 03:35 PM
You know, I can't even really get excited about a Wonder Woman movie.  Dark or otherwise.  I'd be interested to see a Green Lantern or Green Arrow film, though.  Flash...eh.

Are you sure? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ_zModF-RI)

And a bonus outtake! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF-bqhnf7Js)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on August 22, 2008, 07:21 PM
You know, linking to an Oliva Munn video without warning is quickly becoming the new Rick Roll.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 25, 2008, 10:18 AM
Sort of along the line of the new WB/DC movie film plan, IGN (http://comics.ign.com/articles/902/902292p1.html) has a feature up on "how to fix the Superman Film Franchise".  Kind of an interesting read, and I think they make some good points.  I'm wondering if a general audience will still be interested in Superman or not at this point, but hopefully there is still a place for Superman movies.  I know a lot of my friends (not comic readers at all), usually say he's "gay", so I don't know what that says for the general movie going public.  I know that I'm currently reading DC's Action Comics, and I think that is a good example of how to handle interesting Superman stories.  If they could translate something along those lines to the big screen, I think it would be pretty cool.  Just give him something to hit already! :)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 25, 2008, 09:28 PM
I think those are all good suggestions.  Its hard to believe that there's been five Superman movies and only one of them features baddies anywhere near his power level.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on August 26, 2008, 09:48 AM
A tid bit on the Conan movie scheduled for 2010, Scarlett Johansson female warrior!  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/konfus/a010.gif)

IMDb: Scarlett Johansson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0424060/)

'Conan' unsheathed at Lionsgate (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i84d286596a535ecf5a3141fe4e1b2bee?imw=Y)

New Life for Conan Film (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/news/articles/4940.asp)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on August 26, 2008, 10:15 AM
I have hopes for this... one of my all-time faves...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on August 26, 2008, 01:15 PM
While I'm in favor of seeing a new Conan film, I just don't have much interest in Scarlett Johansson.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 26, 2008, 01:29 PM
The IMDB thing is wrong.  Those articles say Scarlett Johansson is attached to a film called Amazon.  The same people who wrote Amazon are doing Conan.  But Johansson doesn't have anything to do with Conan.

Me... I'd like to see Scarlett Johansson in a loincloth.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on August 26, 2008, 02:44 PM
Me... I'd like to see Scarlett Johansson in a loincloth.

Who wouldn't?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on August 27, 2008, 07:30 AM
Me... I'd like to see Scarlett Johansson in a loincloth.

Who wouldn't?

Count me in as a yes !  ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 28, 2008, 09:44 AM
Me... I'd like to see Scarlett Johansson in a loincloth.

Who wouldn't?

Count me in as a yes !  ;D

Are you saying you wouldn't want to see Scarlett Johansson in a loincloth?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on August 28, 2008, 10:03 AM
Me... I'd like to see Scarlett Johansson in a loincloth.

Who wouldn't?

Count me in as a yes !  ;D

Are you saying you wouldn't want to see Scarlett Johansson in a loincloth?

Ummmm .... dude !!! PLEASE !!!!!!!

(http://bittenandbound.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/scarlett-johansson.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on September 5, 2008, 11:40 PM
While I'm in favor of seeing a new Conan film, I just don't have much interest in Scarlett Johansson.

   E...

Uhhhh....okay. You're interested in seeing a movie about a big bruiser wearing nothing, but have no interest in what might be Scarlett Johansson in a Red Sonja outfit?   ???
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on September 6, 2008, 12:21 PM
Red Sonja has already been cast for that film:

(http://www.cinemablend.com/images/news/9632/_1217005401.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on September 6, 2008, 12:37 PM
Uhhhh....okay. You're interested in seeing a movie about a big bruiser wearing nothing, but have no interest in what might be Scarlett Johansson in a Red Sonja outfit?   ???

Exactly.  I don't care for her at all.  I'm not a big fan of Rose McGowan's either.

   E...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on September 6, 2008, 02:12 PM
You're the first person I've even known not to find Scarlett Johansson to be stunning.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 6, 2008, 02:14 PM
I was just watching a Scarlett Johansson movie when she was a teenager. It was called My Brother the Pig (1999). It's amazing how she's filled out.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on September 6, 2008, 02:58 PM
You're the first person I've even known not to find Scarlett Johansson to be stunning.

Ditto.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 9, 2008, 09:42 AM
I'm sure everyone has seen the news, but over the weekend there was news (http://www.superherohype.com/news/spider-mannews.php?id=7648) that Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi were in final negotiations for Spider-Man 4 (and possibly 5).  Word is they might try to film these back to back, to save on costs, etc.  Rumblings about the Lizard for SM 4.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 10, 2008, 04:31 PM
This rumor was brought up earlier in the week (and I think has since been debunked), but what does everyone think of the rumor of Captain America "getting jiggy with it"?  Here's an OP/ED (http://www.newsarama.com/film/080910-will-smith-captain-america.html) article at Newsarama discussing the once rumored casting of Will Smith as Captain America.

Personally, I think this is fairly unlikely.  I don't necessarily have anything against Will Smith, and he is definitely a box office draw, but the fans in general I think would be up in arms over this casting (more so than Heath Ledger at the time he was cast).  Anyways, I think this rumor has since been said to be false by Marvel themselves, so it may be no big deal.  With Thor planned for 2010 and Cap and Avengers for 2011, Marvel better get to casting some of these roles before too long I would think.  Any suggestions for either Cap or Thor?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on September 10, 2008, 09:26 PM
I would be seriously disapointed to see Cap as anything other than an agile, well muscled caucasion with short blonde hair.  He's been an icon for what, fifty years?  And has looked pretty much exactly the same in every rendition over that time period.  If they want to make Nick Fury the Ultimates version, that's one thing, but I think having "the look" of the character is just as important as being a good actor.  After the spot on rendition of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, I can't see Marvel moving away from this trend. 

As for who it should be - I'm sure there are lots of great actors that would fit the look for Thor or Cap.  I know a lot of people don't like him, but I think Casper Van Dien would make a super Cap.  I'd rather see him or some lesser known or unknown actor than someone like a Brad Pitt.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on September 11, 2008, 08:15 AM
I would be seriously disapointed to see Cap as anything other than an agile, well muscled caucasion with short blonde hair.  He's been an icon for what, fifty years?  And has looked pretty much exactly the same in every rendition over that time period.  If they want to make Nick Fury the Ultimates version, that's one thing, but I think having "the look" of the character is just as important as being a good actor.  After the spot on rendition of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, I can't see Marvel moving away from this trend. 

As for who it should be - I'm sure there are lots of great actors that would fit the look for Thor or Cap.  I know a lot of people don't like him, but I think Casper Van Dien would make a super Cap.  I'd rather see him or some lesser known or unknown actor than someone like a Brad Pitt.

I agree 100% on everything. I hate when they change the look of the characters and Casper Van Dien is actually a good choice.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 15, 2008, 12:24 PM
The newest rumor and speculation (http://blog.newsarama.com/2008/09/15/eva-longoria-and-a-stack-of-comics/) after Eva Longoria-Parker was seen/photographed leaving Marvel Studios offices with some Avengers comics is that she may be playing the Wasp in the upcoming Avengers movie (or possibly cameos in other movies?).  Nothing confirmed at this point, but you'd think she would have to be at the Marvel Studios offices for a reason.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on September 15, 2008, 12:34 PM
excellent casting if that's the case.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Reid on September 15, 2008, 03:02 PM
The newest rumor and speculation (http://blog.newsarama.com/2008/09/15/eva-longoria-and-a-stack-of-comics/) after Eva Longoria-Parker was seen/photographed leaving Marvel Studios offices with some Avengers comics is that she may be playing the Wasp in the upcoming Avengers movie (or possibly cameos in other movies?).  Nothing confirmed at this point, but you'd think she would have to be at the Marvel Studios offices for a reason.

Hell yes!

(http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g142/jooshh/eva-longoria-008.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 16, 2008, 01:09 PM
Further news (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/news/articles/5029.asp) pointing towards Spider-Man 4 and 5 being filmed back to back next year.  It sounds like its fairly confirmed that Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi are on board, with Tobey reportedly getting $50 million for the two pictures (and a special contract that allows "family time" during the six month shoot).  I could have probably gone either way on the keep Tobey/recast argument (depending on the replacement), but I'm just glad that more Spidey movies might be moving forward.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on September 25, 2008, 09:23 AM
Iron Man Blu-ray review (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies.php?id=899&show=review)

This will be the first Blu-ray I've picked up in a long time.  I loved the film in the theater, and it sounds like Paramount went all-out in producing the Blu-ray.  I've cut back considerably on the movie titles I pick up, mostly because I'll end up watching them once and never touching them again.  But this one's certain to enjoy repeat viewings.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 30, 2008, 09:34 AM
IGN (http://movies.ign.com/articles/914/914306p1.html) has a feature up now entitled "Before Marvel Movies Were Good", and it has trailers/clips from some of the crap that was released (or nearly released) in the 90s.  Sheesh those were bad.  I remember seeing at least part of that Captain America movie when I was younger, let's hope the new version is considerably better :P.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on September 30, 2008, 10:33 AM
I remember those, pretty horrible back then & still is except The Incredible Hulk ruled.  :P.

Recognize the theme on The Fantastic Four clip, it's from Battle Beyond The Stars (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000SFW9DI/ref=dm_mu_dp_trk10?ie=UTF8&qid=1222783588&sr=1-3), both shows by Roger Corman.  :D

Spiderman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyYrxQx7RBc&feature=related) was some major cheese factor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUcktiQxC9Q&feature=related). ::)

Just wish they would update The Flash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br2hXBhgLVY), I liked the TV series but not the kid in Smallville.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 1, 2008, 09:29 AM
Not really a "movie" I guess, but it sort of relates...

Robin - Smallville Style? (http://www.newsarama.com/tv/100801-GraysonsonCW.html)

Apparently the CW is working on a show entitled "The Graysons", which follows Dick Grayson prior to becoming Robin - as a possible replacement for/companion to Smallville.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on October 1, 2008, 09:43 AM
There can be only one Grayson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiZuvJ48MZ0), then again that wound be a Dead End (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjp0I_okX0w)!  :D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JangoTat on October 1, 2008, 09:52 AM
Was watching the news and apperently there are 5 new marvel movies coming out. It said 2 of them are iron man sequels, and we already know about spiderman 4/5...so I wonder what the last one will be.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 1, 2008, 09:56 AM
I think they are likely talking about the new Marvel/Paramount deal, which covers Iron Man 2 and 3, Thor, Captain America, and the Avengers.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on October 1, 2008, 10:11 AM
Yup, Viacom's Paramount to distribute Marvel movies  (http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5iCuvwL2Miqe0JmYfMD5QoTYzm72A)

Iron Man 2, May 2010; Thor, July, 2010; The First Avenger: Captain America, May, 2011; The Avengers, July, 2011; Iron Man 3, with no date announced yet.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on October 1, 2008, 03:06 PM
Not really a "movie" I guess, but it sort of relates...

Robin - Smallville Style? (http://www.newsarama.com/tv/100801-GraysonsonCW.html)

"young DJ will face challenges involving first loves, young rivals and his family as he grows up."

"Young DJ"?!?  BLEEEEEEETCHHHHHH.  Thanks for trying to **** up poor Dick Grayson ever further DC.  First, you tried to kill him during Infinite Crisis, now this?   >:(

I absolutely hate, hate, hate when DC tries to "merge" characters together...  if they want a show about a regular teenage boy before he becomes Robin, then pick the Robin that WAS a regular teenage boy before he became Robin - Tim Drake!  Ugh!

[/end fan boy rant]
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 1, 2008, 03:23 PM
I don't follow which Robin is which... are they doing the one who was a carnie?

It is pretty dumb to do a superhero series about somebody who isn't a superhero and has no powers.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 1, 2008, 03:41 PM
"young DJ will face challenges involving first loves, young rivals and his family as he grows up."

"Young DJ"?!?  BLEEEEEEETCHHHHHH.  Thanks for trying to **** up poor Dick Grayson ever further DC.  First, you tried to kill him during Infinite Crisis, now this?   >:(

I absolutely hate, hate, hate when DC tries to "merge" characters together...  if they want a show about a regular teenage boy before he becomes Robin, then pick the Robin that WAS a regular teenage boy before he became Robin - Tim Drake!  Ugh!

[/end fan boy rant]

I agree completely Jeff.  I'm a long time fan of Dick Grayson as well, and really don't like the way that DC has treated the character lately either.  Plus, I really don't see how this series would work.  As someone who has seen Smallville, and understands the liberties taken with that show even, I don't see how this would work with Dick Grayson.  At least on Smallville, Clark has "powers" and is a bit of a hero, etc.  The character of Dick Grayson wasn't anything associated with Robin/Nightwing until the tragedy and moving in with Bruce, etc.  If they go prior to that, with a happy Grayson family, and a story about "DJ" going to school - I don't see what makes this any different than any other HS based/teenage show like 90210, the O.C., and other CW-like programming.  I mean, I'd like to see the Dick Grayson character get a little more mainstream attention, but I don't think this is the way.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 1, 2008, 05:57 PM
I really doesn't make any sense. Dick Grayson before Robin is just a normal circus kid. Is he going to stumble into crime and try to solve mysteries using his circus skills? Did Bruce Wayne even know Dick Grayson before his family was killed?

I guess the positive will be Nightwing will get better treatment.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 2, 2008, 10:14 AM
I've read some rumors that production on "Batman 3" might be starting next year, targeting a 2011 release.  If that holds true (and other rumors as well), then we'd be lined up to see Spidey 4, Batman 3, Captain America, and the Avengers all in the summer of 2011.  I'm looking forward to all four of them, but I wonder if the box office/general public would take that many high profile comic movies in one summer.  I guess we had that this year with Iron Man, Dark Knight, Hulk and Hellboy - but it didn't seem quite as "high profile" overall.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 8, 2008, 11:41 AM
Not necessarily a "movie", but it looks like the Avengers are getting their animated due with a new series (http://www.newsarama.com/tv/100808-Avengers-Animated.html), launching in 2011 (in time for the movie bonanza).  Hopefully it will be good.  I caught an episode or two of the 90s series on Toon Disney the last couple weeks, yikes that was bad.  Anyways, looking at the press release (and art), it looks like it will feature Cap, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Ant Man, and the Wasp.  It looks like Marvel is finally stepping up the animation game with new Wolverine/X-Men and Iron Man cartoons on the way in 2009, and now Avengers in 2011.  Plus the really great Spectacular Spider-Man toon airing now, which I really enjoy.  Anyways, I'm sure these are all aimed at the kiddos, but I enjoy a good superhero cartoon now and again :).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 14, 2008, 09:00 AM
Sounds like there could be a new James "Rhodey" Rhodes (http://www.superherohype.com/news/ironmannews.php?id=7729) in Iron Man 2, now played by Don Cheadle.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on October 14, 2008, 09:14 AM
Sounds like there could be a new James "Rhodey" Rhodes (http://www.superherohype.com/news/ironmannews.php?id=7729) in Iron Man 2, now played by Don Cheadle.

Oh WTF !!!!!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 14, 2008, 09:48 AM
Yeah, that pretty much sucks.  How much money could Terrence Howard have wanted?

Don Cheadle is a top-notch actor, but I don't think he's right for the role. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 16, 2008, 12:28 AM
Not necessarily a "movie", but it looks like the Avengers are getting their animated due with a new series (http://www.newsarama.com/tv/100808-Avengers-Animated.html), launching in 2011 (in time for the movie bonanza).  Hopefully it will be good.  I caught an episode or two of the 90s series on Toon Disney the last couple weeks, yikes that was bad.  Anyways, looking at the press release (and art), it looks like it will feature Cap, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Ant Man, and the Wasp.  It looks like Marvel is finally stepping up the animation game with new Wolverine/X-Men and Iron Man cartoons on the way in 2009, and now Avengers in 2011.  Plus the really great Spectacular Spider-Man toon airing now, which I really enjoy.  Anyways, I'm sure these are all aimed at the kiddos, but I enjoy a good superhero cartoon now and again :).

I think its funny how all these new incarnations of the Avengers still have Captain America in them, but they killed him off in the comics over a year ago.   ::)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 16, 2008, 09:09 AM
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I think its funny how all these new incarnations of the Avengers still have Captain America in them, but they killed him off in the comics over a year ago.

Yeah, although the book has still been quite good I think - I miss Steve Rogers, and have a feeling he'll be "back" in the comics in time for his movie in 2011, if not sooner.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 16, 2008, 04:39 PM
MTV (http://splashpage.mtv.com/2008/10/16/raimi-talks-spider-man-sequel-double-shoot-futures-of-dunst-the-lizard/) has a short interview up with Sam Raimi, discussing Spidey 4 and 5.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 16, 2008, 09:00 PM
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I think its funny how all these new incarnations of the Avengers still have Captain America in them, but they killed him off in the comics over a year ago.

Yeah, although the book has still been quite good I think - I miss Steve Rogers, and have a feeling he'll be "back" in the comics in time for his movie in 2011, if not sooner.

We'll see.  Maybe they'll figure out something with the Invaders Crossover.  Look how long its taking to get Hawkeye back into the fold (not counting Ronin of course).  What's it been 3-4 years?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on October 21, 2008, 11:04 PM
Yeah, that pretty much sucks.  How much money could Terrence Howard have wanted?

Don Cheadle is a top-notch actor, but I don't think he's right for the role. 

Who ****** this up for everybody? I hope some understanding can be reached and Howard gets back in.

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/terrencehoward_blog.html
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on October 22, 2008, 12:05 PM
Yeah, that pretty much sucks.  How much money could Terrence Howard have wanted?

Don Cheadle is a top-notch actor, but I don't think he's right for the role. 

Who ****** this up for everybody? I hope some understanding can be reached and Howard gets back in.

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/terrencehoward_blog.html


That's odd. 

You would think that Cheadle would command more money than Howard...sounds fishy.  I can only assume that all of the actors from the first movie had sequel contracts drawn up before production even started on the original.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on October 22, 2008, 06:03 PM
So what happened to the Captain America deleted scene from the Hulk? Anyone have any info on it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 22, 2008, 07:47 PM
So what happened to the Captain America deleted scene from the Hulk? Anyone have any info on it.

In the alternate beginning he's supposedly frozen in the arctic ice.  From the screen grabs I've seen, there's a brief glimpse of the shield.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on October 22, 2008, 09:46 PM
So what happened to the Captain America deleted scene from the Hulk? Anyone have any info on it.

In the alternate beginning he's supposedly frozen in the arctic ice.  From the screen grabs I've seen, there's a brief glimpse of the shield.

I must not be seeing it because i went out and picked up the DVD and am watching it and just dont see anything. Do you have the screen pic?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 22, 2008, 09:49 PM
(http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/trailermovieblog/captain-america-in-hulk.jpg)

http://teaser-trailer.com/2008/10/captain-america-frozen-in-ice-in-incredible-hulk-dvd.html
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on October 22, 2008, 09:54 PM
This link has a close up of the screen grab.

Captain America Found in The Incredible Hulk Deleted Scene (http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/10/11/captain-america-found-in-the-incredible-hulk-deleted-scene/)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 22, 2008, 11:04 PM
This link has a close up of the screen grab.

Captain America Found in The Incredible Hulk Deleted Scene (http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/10/11/captain-america-found-in-the-incredible-hulk-deleted-scene/)

Hmmn...I didn't see it at first, but they have a good diagram via the link.  Would have been cool if they had kept this in.

That clip of Watchmen looks amazing - I'm definitely psyched to see it now!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on October 23, 2008, 08:24 AM
Thanks...I rewatched it in slow motion and you can see the outline. Pretty cool.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on October 23, 2008, 08:51 AM
Mr. Bond turns down Thor...

Offered Lead Part in 'Thor', Daniel Craig Declines (http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00019222.html)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 23, 2008, 09:23 AM
That apparent Cap "cameo" in the alternate Hulk opening is pretty cool.  I just really like how Marvel is tying their movies together into one universe, its really too bad that Sony and Fox have the strangleholds on the Spidey and X-Men rights, respectively.  It would be nice to see more cameos and crossovers in future movies, if it all works out well.

I didn't get a chance to see the Incredible Hulk this summer, but I heard good things so I grabbed the DVD yesterday at Target - looking forward to catching it this weekend.  I really hope that Thor, Cap, and the Avengers all live up to the quality of Iron Man and (apparently) Hulk.  I'm really anticipating that Captain America movie, hopefully they do it justice.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on October 23, 2008, 11:00 AM
Mr. Bond turns down Thor...

Offered Lead Part in 'Thor', Daniel Craig Declines (http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00019222.html)

People gave him **** for being too short to play Bond when he was first announced as playing 007.  Can you imagine the **** storm he'd get playing a 6'-6" 250 pound plus Norse God? (Not saying me personally, Craig's an excellent actor and they could always use the perspective thing like they did with the Hobbitteses in LOTR, just the other way around to account for the size difference)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 23, 2008, 11:14 AM
It seems like they are really pushing forward with Thor right now, so hopefully they can find a good actor to fit the part.  Like you mentioned Mikey, Craig is a good actor and you could always do different perspective tricks to overcome any height issues.  I just hope that Marvel doesn't try to cast the "size", and go with someone like Triple H.  I really doubt they would do that, but I've seen some suggest it before in forums.  I'd rather have a competent actor in the role personally.  That said, any suggestions for the roles of Thor and Captain America, since those seem to be the next two headed to the big screen?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 23, 2008, 11:57 AM
Thor doesn't really need to be a great actor, IMHO.  I wouldn't recommend somebody with no acting experience like HHH, but the role certainly doesn't call for a thesp like Norton or Downey.  Thor's a god... he should be up there like Heston's Moses. 

Know who would be fantastic?  Vinnie Jones.

I think Loki is the much more critical casting decision in that film.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 23, 2008, 11:59 AM
Thor doesn't really need to be a great actor, IMHO.  I wouldn't recommend somebody with no acting experience like HHH, but the role certainly doesn't call for a thesp like Norton or Downey.  Thor's a god... he should be up there like Heston's Moses.

I do see what you mean there.  It doesn't necessarily have to be an academy-award winning guy, but I guess I'd just rather not see any 'rasslers get the role :).  Who knows, it might work out, but it will be interesting to see the movie take on the god of thunder.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on October 23, 2008, 11:59 AM
If Ray Stevenson hadn't already been cast in the Punisher film I'd have said he might make a good choice as Thor.  Maybe Ben Barnes who played Prince Caspian?

For Captain America, how about Josh Lucas.  Or Eric Dane?

   E...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 23, 2008, 12:00 PM
Thor doesn't really need to be a great actor, IMHO.  I wouldn't recommend somebody with no acting experience like HHH, but the role certainly doesn't call for a thesp like Norton or Downey.  Thor's a god... he should be up there like Heston's Moses. 

Know who would be fantastic?  Vinnie Jones.

I think Loki is the much more critical casting decision in that film.

Not sure I agree with that.  I would say that the person doesn't need to be a "well known" actor, but would be nice if they had good/great acting ability.  I thought Iron Man was spectacular and a big reason for its success was the actors they chose.  You can't just put someone who "looks the part" into the film and expect it be good.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 23, 2008, 12:22 PM
I'm saying the role of Thor doesn't require great acting ability.  Thor isn't a character of nuance and subtlety.  Thor is an arrogant, loud, prideful brute.  That's not too hard to pull off.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on October 25, 2008, 07:16 PM
Had nothing to do today so after a toy run watched Iron Man and Incredible Hulk back to back. Great movies and it just got me all pumped for the next in the series.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 27, 2008, 09:39 AM
We got a chance to watch The Incredible Hulk this weekend as well, and I have to say I thought it was pretty good.  I wasn't a big fan of the previous version, and this one was much improved.  The concept of having this Marvel "Universe" tie together in the movies is just quite cool, and I can't wait to see how IM2, Cap, Thor, and the Avengers come together.  It could make for some great movies.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 28, 2008, 04:38 PM
SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/ironmannews.php?id=7763) has news that Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau are both officially signed on for not only Iron Man 2, but also the Avengers.  Also, Don Cheadle is confirmed/signed as the replacement for Terrence Howard as Rhodey in IM2, and also any future IM installments and/or the Avengers.  More at the linky.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 28, 2008, 08:41 PM
SuperHeroHype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/ironmannews.php?id=7763) has news that Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau are both officially signed on for not only Iron Man 2, but also the Avengers.  Also, Don Cheadle is confirmed/signed as the replacement for Terrence Howard as Rhodey in IM2, and also any future IM installments and/or the Avengers.  More at the linky.

Awesome.  The Downey/Favreau Duo all but ensures this movie will rock!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 29, 2008, 10:47 AM
Casting Thor... I was thinking about it, and Sean Bean who played Boromir in LOTR would be a great pick.  Another obvious pick would be Gerard Butler.  He'd just need a wig.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on October 29, 2008, 11:14 AM
Sean Bean gets my vote too.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ryan on October 29, 2008, 08:04 PM
The L.A. Times (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2008/10/christopher-nol.html) posted a pretty interesting interview with Christopher Nolan today. It is well worth the read.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 31, 2008, 02:44 PM
This is something (http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2008/10/30/comic-book-legends-revealed-179/) I've never heard before.  I was reading through Comic Book Legends Revealed over at CBR, and it mentions that Marlon Wayans was originally signed on to play Robin in both Batman Returns and Batman Forever.  The story in Returns got too full with Catwoman/Penguin, so they pushed his story to the third movie, but when Tim Burton left the franchise, they recast the role.  I guess I hadn't ever heard that, even in rumor form, before.  Kind of off the "current comic movie" topic, but I thought it was interesting.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on November 5, 2008, 02:12 AM
New stills (http://mycityscreams.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/valanga-di-foto-ufficiali/) of the Spirit are up.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on November 7, 2008, 04:17 AM
CW tosses plans for 'Graysons' (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117995430.html?categoryid=14&cs=1)

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The Boy Wonder won't be flying into primetime after all.
The CW and Warner Bros. TV have been forced to scrap their plans for "The Graysons." Show, which had been given a put pilot commitment, was set to revolve around Batman sidekick Robin in his pre-Caped Crusader days.

Decision to yank the project came from Warner Bros. Pictures Group prexy Jeff Robinov, who initially gave his blessing but changed his mind in recent days.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 7, 2008, 03:29 PM
Horray! :D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on November 7, 2008, 03:31 PM
Yeah, definitely good news there.  As a fan of Nightwing/Grayson, I'd like to see him make it to the movies in some form eventually - but this television show sounded horrible from the start.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on November 7, 2008, 11:40 PM


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The Boy Wonder won't be flying into primetime after all.
Decision to yank the project came from Warner Bros. Pictures Group prexy Jeff Robinov, who initially gave his blessing but suddenly pulled his head out of his ass and realized that there was no story there.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on November 8, 2008, 05:17 PM
Another new Watchmen teaser poster.

(http://comingsoon.net/nextraimages/watchmen2teaser.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth_Ice on November 8, 2008, 10:37 PM
Any news about the up coming Superman movie? Villians and stuff? I hope Doomseday is in the movie.  Smallville actually really good this year with the role out of Doomseday ( now that we know who he is for sure) and the connection to Zod.  When will Bruce Wyane and Diana Prince ever get to Smallville and round out the Justice League?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on November 10, 2008, 08:51 AM
Joe Johnston (http://www.newsarama.com/film/110810-Johnston-Cap.html) is directing the upcoming Captain America movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on November 10, 2008, 09:42 AM
Johnston has a ton of SW creds.  He looks like a solid pick.  In particular, I think The Rocketeer has a similar tone to what I'd hope for from Captain America.  Cap probably shouldn't be quite as sappy, but it needs to have the same lack of cynicism and pro-America patriotism.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 10, 2008, 10:11 AM
I hope the Captain America movie is better than that piece of garbage from 1990.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on November 10, 2008, 10:33 AM
I hope the Captain America movie is better than that piece of garbage from 1990.

Yeah, I hope so too. It rates up with the cheese factor of Corman's Fantastic 4.  :D

Captain America **** Yeah!  ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on November 10, 2008, 11:09 AM
Those were bad years for Marvel films.  Dolph Lundgren Punisher.  Fantastic Four.  Captain America.  I remember seeing posters for Cap "Coming Soon" at the theater.  But then it never came out.  I've actually never seen the film.  Punisher and FF, though... phew!  Tough to stomach the stench.  I remember the FF filmmaker bragging about how they did more FX shots than Terminator2 with 1/10th the budget.  After seeing the movie, it shows.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on November 10, 2008, 11:18 AM
You forgot one sweetums.  :-*

(http://www.filmweb.no/bilder/multimedia/archive/00004/David_Hasselhoff_som__4679c.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on November 10, 2008, 11:20 AM
I thought that one was more recent.  I caught like 30 minutes of the Hasselhoff Nick Fury on the USA network of Sci-Fi a couple years back.  I figured it was a made-for-TV type thing.  Those other I think were intended to be released to theaters.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on November 10, 2008, 11:33 AM
Regardless, their all bad.  ;)

Are they still taking about remaking this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSfuzuwDkXk&feature=related)? Haven't heard anything in a while.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 10, 2008, 01:19 PM
That kind of reminds me of the old Lee Marvin "Our man Flint" movies.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on November 11, 2008, 09:31 AM
Ha!. The Flint flicks were good for their time.  :D

Comingsoon.net has 6 new Watchmen character posters (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=50416) online. These look really good, now bring the movie on!   8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on November 13, 2008, 10:04 AM
comingsoon.net mentions that Yahoo! Movies has announced that it will debut the new trailer for director Zack Snyder's Watchmen online on Thursday, 11/13 at 5pm PT.

Right on!  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Artoo on November 13, 2008, 10:25 PM
I'm glad Cap has a director. Now we just gotta find out who'll be playing Thor & Cap.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth_Ice on November 14, 2008, 12:10 AM
Doomesday makes his presence felt on next weeks Smallville and he ain't in human form anymore...Holly Crap looks like a great episode! Caught last part of tonights show, and its was great...
and I finally figured out who the guy is that is playing "doomesday" I have been looking at this guy for weeks now, and it bugged the **** out of me because I knew him from somewhere..then I was playing the Force Unleashed and he was right there on my TV.  The guy that they used for "starkiller" and "Doomesday" are one in the same. His name is  Sam Witmer.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on November 14, 2008, 11:30 PM
comingsoon.net has a new trailer for The Spirit up.

New Trailer for The Spirit!
 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=50392)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on November 15, 2008, 08:33 AM
Doomesday makes his presence felt on next weeks Smallville and he ain't in human form anymore...Holly Crap looks like a great episode! Caught last part of tonights show, and its was great...

My local CW will be broadcasting the Steelers game that night.  So I'm going to have to cruise through the guide and hope they rebroadcast Smallville and Supernatural afterwards.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth_Ice on November 15, 2008, 01:30 PM
Doomesday makes his presence felt on next weeks Smallville and he ain't in human form anymore...Holly Crap looks like a great episode! Caught last part of tonights show, and its was great...

My local CW will be broadcasting the Steelers game that night.  So I'm going to have to cruise through the guide and hope they rebroadcast Smallville and Supernatural afterwards.
I think you can find it on CW.com the day after to watch.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on November 15, 2008, 04:59 PM
Or you can watch them online (http://www.free-tv-video-online.info/internet/) if ya like anytime you want.   :-X  ;)

Heck, I watched Smallville yesterday morning & we don't get the show till Saturday night.  ;D

As for Smallville, **** damn what a show. Gets better with each episode.  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on November 19, 2008, 04:00 PM
Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/film/110819-Cap-Final-Three.html) is currently running their own poll on who they believe should play Captain America, and its been narrowed down to three contenders (up to a vote at their site).  The finalists are:

Nathan Fillion (Serenity)
Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight)
Mark Valley (Fringe and also a vet of West Point/Desert Storm)

More details at the linky.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 19, 2008, 09:45 PM
Aaron Eckhart because of the chin!

(http://www.jrj-socrates.com/Cartoon%20Pics/Nick%20Toons/Fairly%20Odd%20Parents/Crimson_Chin_300.gif)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 20, 2008, 01:01 AM
I could see Eckhart or Valley in the role.

Nathan Fillion is a great actor, but I just don't see him as a convincing Captain America.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on November 21, 2008, 11:55 AM
Newsarama's results (http://www.newsarama.com/film/110821-Vell-Cap.html) are in, and Mark Valley was the voters' choice.  I wonder if he will get any actual consideration for the role.  He is a little older (44), but I guess RDJ was 42 when he filmed Iron Man - and as was mention in Newsarama's article, it would be strange to see a 42 year old RDJ and a 20-25 actor playing Cap in an Avengers movie.  We'll see I guess.

Fillion finished 2nd.  I really enjoy him as an actor, but like many others, I always pictured him more as Hal Jordan - a role I hope he's considered for when it comes up.  Anyways, hopefully Marvel will announce their choice pretty soon as they now have a director, writers, and release date for Cap.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on November 21, 2008, 04:14 PM
And, just like that, Newarama's (http://www.newsarama.com/film/110821-WW-Cast-Off.html) second casting poll is now up - this time looking for the right actress for Wonder Woman.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on November 25, 2008, 12:03 PM
I finally got around to watching The Incredible Hulk this weekend.  That was, surprisingly, a whole lot of fun!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on December 2, 2008, 11:46 AM
Newsarama's (http://www.newsarama.com/film/120802-Wonder-Woman-Three.html) "fan casting" for the Wonder Woman movie (which is still a ways off) has been narrowed down to three finalists - you can vote at the linky, if interested:

Megan Fox (Transformers)
Morena Baccarin (Firefly)
Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother, and also, Joss Whedon's choice when he was on the movie)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on December 2, 2008, 11:53 AM
I'd have to go with Cobie.  Megan is tiny.  I don't think any of the three of them have the physicality to pull it off.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on December 2, 2008, 12:24 PM
if i had to pick of those, I guess Cobie would be it.  Megan's too skanky.

Don't really like any of the three for the role though.  somewhere in this thread was a really good suggestion, but I don't remember who it was.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on December 2, 2008, 12:29 PM
found it...it was Megan Gale

(http://www.scootercommunity.com.au/blogs/my_life_as_a_scooter/mg.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_sO_FX2iu0XU/SKXa8tP6S8I/AAAAAAAAChw/y1aSMnVzwY4/s1600/megan%2Bgale-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Morgbug on December 2, 2008, 02:42 PM
I guess Lynda Carter is too old. :'(
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on December 2, 2008, 02:47 PM
(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/286/wwhd0.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on December 2, 2008, 03:23 PM
So you're expecting Megan to get implants for the role?

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 2, 2008, 04:20 PM
There is such a thing called a push up bra.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on December 2, 2008, 04:41 PM
So you're expecting Megan to get implants for the role?



If the boob fits.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on December 2, 2008, 05:50 PM
There is such a thing called a push up bra.

A push-up bra needs something to push up.

(http://www.beyondhollywood.com/gallery/stills3/megan-fox-lose-friends-alienate-people-1.jpg)

And Simon Peg is like 5'8"...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on December 3, 2008, 10:16 AM
One thing that I keep in mind now when hearing casting news is that Hugh Jackman was about the last person that came to mind when thinking of Wolverine, but he nailed the character IMO.  So, while I agree that Megan Fox doesn't necessarily fit the model of what Wonder Woman is, that doesn't necessarily make her a bad choice.  The fact she's not necessarily that great of an actress, on the other hand, does.

I have no idea how good of an actress Megan Gale is but she definitely looks the part.  Cobie Smulders, on the other hand, is a pretty good actress and looks pretty good for the part.  She's 5'9" which isn't bad, and the same height as Lynda Carter.

   E...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on December 4, 2008, 06:10 AM
Megan Gale is an aussie model = no acting ability = no thanks
So casting her for WW is a no no for me.
Unless they get the chick that did the voice work from JLU to do the voice then it might be ok
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on December 8, 2008, 11:25 AM
Saw Punisher: War Zone over the weekend.  Yep... I was the one.  The attempts to pull the heartstrings all fell flat, but otherwise it was fantastic fun.  Super violent.  Lots of black humor.  TONS of references to the Ennis MAX run.  I had a blast.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Sprry75 on December 17, 2008, 11:27 PM
Aw, ****. (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/article2048300.ece)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JohnH on December 18, 2008, 01:06 AM
I call BS on the Batman news.

Just watched the Wolverine trailer.  Looks pretty damn good.  Is that The Blob that I saw a couple of times?  Cool to see Deadpool and Gambit, though I'm not a big fan of Ryan Reynolds.  Liev Schriber doesn't seem to fit as Sabertooth, but he's a decent enough actor that he could pull it off.

Looking forward to seeing the flick.

John
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ryan on December 18, 2008, 01:10 AM
I'm not sure I buy the Batman news either...

Who is Ryan Reynolds in Wolverine? I never saw him in the trailer anywhere. Talyor Kitcsh (Friday Night Lights) plays Gambit if that's who you were thinking looked like Reynolds. I'll be down to check out Wolverine fro sure. I wasn't expecting much but the trailer pleasantly suprised me.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JohnH on December 18, 2008, 01:34 AM
Who is Ryan Reynolds in Wolverine?

He's Deadpool.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on December 18, 2008, 01:41 AM
I finally got around to seeing Punisher War Zone last night.  And the third time was the charm.  Finally I see a filmmaker got the Punisher right.  The Dolph Lundgren movie was a joke that most people don't even know about.  And the Thomas Jane version?  They made the effort, but departed too much from the character's real roots.  Either Marvel or the studio were in too much of a rush to get another Marvel movie out despite the considerations for the character.

This movie finally got the Punisher right.  It got his origin right.  It got his unending need for vengeance right.  And Ray Stevenson was right for the part.  He had the range to show the Punisher's cold, calculating methods along with his motivation brought on by inconsolable loss.  This was true to the Punisher comics that I read back in the 80's.  And throwing Microchip in there was perfect.

Dominic West was good as Jigsaw.  A little over the top at times.  But I think it worked once he dealt with his own transformation.  And based on his work on The Wire, I'm always interested to see what he's going to do.

But I think this movie does need a caveat:  it needs the R rating.  It's brutal.  But that is what the Punisher is about.  And I wasn't surprised to see at least one couple walk out of the theater because the violence was pretty hardcore.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on December 18, 2008, 05:05 AM
Yeah I call crap on the Batman news too.
Bale has said repeatedly there is no way he will be there if there is a Robin involved.
And the casting for the Riddler Pfft
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on December 18, 2008, 05:14 AM
Eddie Murphy And Shia LaBeouf Are Not In Batman 3 (http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Eddie-Murphy-And-Shia-LaBeouf-Are-Not-In-Batman-3-11309.html)

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By Josh Tyler: 2008-12-18 00:36:13 ShareThis 
 Here’s yet another Batman 3 casting rumor for you to chew on, along with the Rachel Weisz as Catwoman gossip from yesterday. The Sun claims that Eddie Murphy has been signed to play the Riddler and Shia LaBeouf is set to play Robin. This is entirely untrue.

We spoke to a proven industry source of ours earlier tonight who confirmed to us not only that the rumor is a fake, but where and how The Sun got their information. Unfortunately, in order to protect our source's anonymity we can’t tell you. Ain’t that fun? But we're certain, there’s no truth to this at all.

Besides, you don’t need us to tell you that British newspapers have pretty much the worst track record ever when it comes to breaking movie news. They’re nearly always wrong. Well they’re wrong again.

That same proven source however says that Rachel Weisz is a real possibility to play Catwoman. That’s not wrong. Also correct are the rumors that Nolan is actually ready to start making it. Our insider insists that the movie is further along than we’ve all been lead to believe. Nolan is back, Bale is back, and so is Michael Caine. The rest is still up in the air.

Only in Britain eh! Pitty!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on December 18, 2008, 10:13 PM
Yeah I call crap on the Batman news too.
Bale has said repeatedly there is no way he will be there if there is a Robin involved.
And the casting for the Riddler Pfft


I call Shenanigans!  There is no way that Eddie Murphy was signed to Batman 3 and no way Shia is coming in as Robin. I do love the idea of Depp as the Riddler though if that rumor is accurate.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on December 19, 2008, 09:19 AM
Frank Miller eyes big-screen 'Buck Rogers' (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i8cb71d29182efee6d6f7618b9ddcc5af)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 19, 2008, 09:19 AM
Didn't we already make this movie? I mean a riddler batman with a comic doing the riddler.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on December 19, 2008, 09:29 AM
Eddie & Shia are not going to happen, the Sun is a British tabloid like The National Enquirer. 

A Riddler, maybe. A Robin... Bale will jump ship... the end!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on December 19, 2008, 09:47 AM
Frank Miller eyes big-screen 'Buck Rogers' (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i8cb71d29182efee6d6f7618b9ddcc5af)

Please bring back Erin Gray.  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 19, 2008, 11:24 AM
Frank Miller eyes big-screen 'Buck Rogers' (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i8cb71d29182efee6d6f7618b9ddcc5af)

Please bring back Erin Gray.  8)

or at least her outfit.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: jedi_master_sal on December 19, 2008, 01:05 PM
Frank Miller eyes big-screen 'Buck Rogers' (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i8cb71d29182efee6d6f7618b9ddcc5af)

Please bring back Erin Gray.  8)

Have you seen her lately? She's all old and gray, and wrinkly.

I made the mistake at looking at her at a local Comicon a year or so ago. Not the way I want to remember her...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 19, 2008, 02:33 PM
Frank Miller eyes big-screen 'Buck Rogers' (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i8cb71d29182efee6d6f7618b9ddcc5af)

Please bring back Erin Gray.  8)

or at least her outfit.

Be careful what you wish for....they could put Gil Gerard in Erin's outfit.   :o
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on December 19, 2008, 11:00 PM
Frank Miller eyes big-screen 'Buck Rogers' (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i8cb71d29182efee6d6f7618b9ddcc5af)

Please bring back Erin Gray.  8)

Have you seen her lately? She's all old and gray, and wrinkly.

I made the mistake at looking at her at a local Comicon a year or so ago. Not the way I want to remember her...

Well Erin is not a spring chicken anymore, she's 58!

Remember Erin Gray? (http://seriouslyomg.com/?p=9838)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3162/3090624268_7b1efa125b.jpg?v=0)

Frank Miller eyes big-screen 'Buck Rogers' (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i8cb71d29182efee6d6f7618b9ddcc5af)

Please bring back Erin Gray.  8)

or at least her outfit.

Be careful what you wish for....they could put Gil Gerard in Erin's outfit.   :o

Whew, now there's a person who does not look like the Buck that I remember.

(http://www.celebritynooz.com/watn/images/gil-gerard-now.jpg)

Tho he does look better after the weight loss surgery.

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNDc2MDEwMDE2OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTM5NDY4MQ@@._V1._SX301_SY400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on December 21, 2008, 10:37 AM
Just finished reading the Watchmen and i have to say i wasn't impressed. I thought it was mediocre at best. I am not as excited for the movie as i was before.  :-\
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darth Broem on December 22, 2008, 09:24 AM
Erin looks good for 58.  Let's see if any of us looks decent at 58 or 38 for that matter.  LOL!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on January 7, 2009, 08:30 PM
Interesting news (http://www.superherohype.com/news/ironmannews.php?id=7965) regarding casting for Iron Man 2.  I'll leave some space for those who feel characters and the actors playing them are spoilerish...
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Mickey Rourke as the Crimson Dynamo
Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on January 7, 2009, 08:42 PM
That same article makes mention of an assistant by the name of Natasha.  A potential tie-in for the Black Widow, perhaps?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on January 7, 2009, 09:54 PM
That same article makes mention of an assistant by the name of Natasha.  A potential tie-in for the Black Widow, perhaps?

Possible, but that seems unlikely given how close Marvel has stayed to other comic figure origins. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on January 7, 2009, 10:56 PM
Mickey Rourke as the Crimson Dynamo
Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer

Smells of BS to me.  Wishful fanboy thinking.  Like Depp as the Riddler.  And I don't think Rourke would pass as Russian, and he's too old for the role.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on January 7, 2009, 10:58 PM
That same article makes mention of an assistant by the name of Natasha.  A potential tie-in for the Black Widow, perhaps?

Possible, but that seems unlikely given how close Marvel has stayed to other comic figure origins. 

Natasha was his assistant in the Ultimates, and they've borrowed from the Ultimate Universe quite a bit, including Sam Jackson as Nick Fury.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on January 8, 2009, 01:31 AM
Mickey Rourke as the Crimson Dynamo
Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer

Smells of BS to me.  Wishful fanboy thinking.  Like Depp as the Riddler.  And I don't think Rourke would pass as Russian, and he's too old for the role.


The story actually made for news on IMDB.  Superherohype might have posted it, but that's because it made the Hollywood press first.

Mickey Rourke has some buzz going for him right now.  A lot of critics are saying that his role in "The Wrestler" could be the first part of a major comeback.  This casting news gives the next Iron Man project some increased buzz.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on January 8, 2009, 08:54 AM
Yeah, but he just signed on for "The Expendables."  With both films entering production around the same time, I don't know that he could do both. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on January 14, 2009, 03:32 AM
Nick Fury no more? Samuel L. Jackson says 'Maybe I won't be Nick Fury' (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2009/01/nick-fury-no-mo.html)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on February 15, 2009, 06:05 PM
We may have a new Black Widow (http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/13224/johansson-replaces-blunt-in-iron-man-2-/)

This is black leather...

(http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/famecrawler/2008/11/23-End%20of%20Month/scarlett_johansson.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 25, 2009, 08:42 AM
It looks like Green Lantern and Jonah Hex (http://www.newsarama.com/film/020925-Green-Lantern-film.html), as well as some other WB properties, have gotten release dates.  GL is scheduled for Dec 17th, 2010 and Jonah Hex for August 6th, 2010.  Here's the run down of the next couple of years of "superhero/fantasy/blockbuster" movies from Marvel and WB (DC), as laid out by Newsarama:

Iron Man 2: May 7th, 2010
Twilight: Eclipse: June 30th, 2010
Thor, Inception: July 16th, 2010
Jonah Hex: August 6th, 2010
Green Lantern: December 17th, 2010
The First Avenger: Captain America: May 6th, 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 and The Avengers: July 15th, 2011

It looks like someone is going to have to blink on those July 15th, 2011 and perhaps July 16th 2010 dates.  I just don't see Avengers and Harry Potter opening on the same day.  Nice to see another DC superhero get a release date, for awhile it sounded like it would be only Batman for a bit.  It could be a heck of a couple years of movies, if they are done well.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 26, 2009, 08:20 AM
Sam Jackson (http://www.superherohype.com/news/ironmannews.php?id=8118) has signed a nine picture deal to play Nick Fury in future Marvel movies.  It looks like Marvel has pretty ambitious future plans for the various Avengers/SHIELD franchises, if they locked him up for that many pictures - or at least have the option there.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on February 26, 2009, 08:53 AM
Whoa, 9 movies! Jackson will be laughing all the way to the bank.  ;D

Nice to see him signed on, kudo's Marvel.  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on February 26, 2009, 10:31 AM
Great move by Marvel.   ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on February 26, 2009, 01:50 PM
Now see, this is how you plan ahead to make some movies.  Great news for Jackson and the fans that want to see him as Fury.

   E...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 10, 2009, 10:55 AM
Newsarama (http://blog.newsarama.com/2009/03/09/is-marvel-brewing-a-dark-fantastic-four/) has posted that rumors are going around that Fox is looking to reboot both the Fantastic Four and Daredevil movie franchises with "darker" takes and all new casts/etc.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on March 10, 2009, 12:17 PM
Newsarama (http://blog.newsarama.com/2009/03/09/is-marvel-brewing-a-dark-fantastic-four/) has posted that rumors are going around that Fox is looking to reboot both the Fantastic Four and Daredevil movie franchises with "darker" takes and all new casts/etc.

Like the idea of more FF, but I like the existing cast just fine.   :-\
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 10, 2009, 12:21 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing both franchises get a reboot.  That being said, I didn't hate the original movies from either quite as much as others did.  Fantastic Four could use a little bit different take though, and I could see recasting (I did like Chris Evans as Torch, and Chiklis as Thing just fine though).  I didn't mind Daredevil, but reading the comics over the past couple years I could see a better take there maybe as well.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on March 10, 2009, 02:02 PM
While the costume was amazing, I don't think the Thing ever looked big enough.  He was like Dwarf Thing.  Next time I hope he's CG.  Chiklis would be great as the voice, and Chris Evans was just about perfect as Johnny, but I don't think Mr. Fantastic of the Invisible Woman were all that well cast.  Neither had the gravitas to pull it off.  Not that I'll ever complain about watching Alba...

What are the chances they'll get Doom right?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on March 10, 2009, 05:33 PM
While the costume was amazing, I don't think the Thing ever looked big enough.  He was like Dwarf Thing.  Next time I hope he's CG.  Chiklis would be great as the voice, and Chris Evans was just about perfect as Johnny, but I don't think Mr. Fantastic of the Invisible Woman were all that well cast.  Neither had the gravitas to pull it off.  Not that I'll ever complain about watching Alba...

What are the chances they'll get Doom right?

Wow, I thought FF Casting was about as good as it can get.  Everyone seems to agree that Evans worked as Johnny.  I thought Chikles as The Thing was excellent as well. I’ve always thought of him as big and stocky, not tall.  He’s not very tall in the comics as I recall (i.e. he doesn’t seem to tower over the other characters), so I thought his size was appropriate.  Gruffodd isn’t my favorite actor, but Mr. Fantastic isn’t supposed to have a lot of personality and I think he looks spot on for the character.  Alba is probably the worst match of the four.  Sue never came across as a very strong character, though I’m not sure if that’s Alba’s fault or the script/directing.  She’s definitely easy on the eyes, but someone like Naomi watts seems like a better representation to me.

I’m really just happy to hear renewed interest in the franchise, but am a little worried that recasting would turn up worse results than what we’ve had so far. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on March 10, 2009, 07:06 PM
The promo version:

(http://www.moviecitynews.com/arrays/images/2005/fantastic_four.jpg)
http://www.moviecitynews.com/arrays/images/2005/fantastic_four.jpg

Real life:

(http://media.lvrj.com/images/1864833.jpg)
http://media.lvrj.com/images/1864833.jpg

I wish #2 were closer to #1.   ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 12, 2009, 09:17 AM
Looks like Marvel has updated its film release schedule (http://www.newsarama.com/film/030912-Marvel-Film.html), which now probably makes more sense.  It allows more prep time for Thor and Cap, moves Avengers away from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and Cap away from Spidey 4.  Here's the new schedule:

Iron Man 2 - May 7, 2010
Spider-Man 4 - May 6, 2011
Thor - June 17, 2011
Captain America - July 22, 2011
The Avengers - May 4, 2012

Also, it appears that Mickey Rourke (http://www.superherohype.com/news/ironmannews.php?id=8159) and Scarlett Johansson (http://www.superherohype.com/news/ironmannews.php?id=8160) are officially on board with Iron Man 2.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on March 12, 2009, 12:46 PM
Thor and Cap a month apart?  That's interesting.  I'm sure Summer blockbusters are probably the best way to go, but seems like they could build more hype by releasing one of these near the Winter holidays to keep the hype going all year around.  Didn't they do something similar with LOTR?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 12, 2009, 01:02 PM
Yeah, I know that the summer movie season is where the studios want to hit big - but I'm often surprised that some seem to shy away from the holiday season.  Maybe that will change with Green Lantern currently set for a holiday release, but I can see your point - they could have left Cap in the summer and had Thor with a Nov/Dec release, then lead into the big Avengers extravaganza the next year.  Its kind of nice looking forward to a "big" movie in the winter months....I miss the days of the LOTR trilogy because of that.  Plus, lately they've been moving many of the Potter movies to summer - and I always sort of thought of them as winter movies as well.  Oh well, I'll see any of these no matter when they're released :).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Neal on March 12, 2009, 09:19 PM
Didn't they do something similar with LOTR?

Yes ... all three of the LOTR movies were released in December.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 24, 2009, 10:16 AM
IGN (http://movies.ign.com/comicmoviebattle.html) has a "March Madness" style tournament looking to find the best comic book movie (so far).  They seem to include a little of everything from Spidey/Batman/X-Men to Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, to American Splendor and Ghost World.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 14, 2009, 05:08 PM
Megan Fox to Play She-HulkRumors say the “Transformers” star is a favorite  (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Megan-Fox-to-Play-She-Hulk-109080.shtml)

Half Naked Megan Fox On A Rampage! (http://blogs.nypost.com/popwrap/archives/2009/04/megan_fox_she_hulk.html)

Megan gets green light for She-Hulk  (http://www.xpress4me.com/news/uae/dubai/20012810.html)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on April 14, 2009, 06:35 PM
I'd have no problem with that casting.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 28, 2009, 04:19 AM
New Photos of Megan Fox in Jonah Hex! (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=54883)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/M1.jpg) (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/m6.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on May 1, 2009, 12:01 AM
First IM2 still (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40935)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 1, 2009, 05:51 AM
First IM2 still (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40935)

Nice, I like the different models of the suits in the background.  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 1, 2009, 09:25 AM
Pretty cool, especially as the first "tease" for this movie.  Definitely looking forward to this next year.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Paul on May 7, 2009, 10:18 AM
Just once it would be nice to read that the release of some Movie adaptation was going to be a "faithful recreation of the character's origin story"...instead of it being a Director's "take" on the story and character.

I realize there are a dozen or more different "origins' per charcter, so I realize logistically it is impossible, but adding on more "re-boot" is just getting too hard to keep up.   Basically if it didn't happen on Superfriends (and all the spin off's) I never knew it happened.

I think this is residue from my deep dislike for the GI Joe movie..which is now more SuperHero movie than Military Movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Morgbug on May 7, 2009, 11:49 AM
Yeah, I'm still stuck in the comic era of 1984-1996.  I'm ok with stuff that happened prior to 1984 as well, but anything post 1996 is pretty much revisionary history to me and makes no sense. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 8, 2009, 09:15 AM
I'm kind of curious to see where the DC movies go from here as well.  They obviously can do good things with Batman, and I think Superman has potential as well with the right story (and more action).  I was happy to see Green Lantern get "greenlit" as well (no pun intended).  It is such a great character, and makes for good comic books, but it will be a whole different world bringing that character to the screen.  With other comic book movies (so far) there are of course fantastical and unbelievable elements, but really a GL movie would (or should) be based in space for a lot of it.  Most of the superhero stuff so far has been grounded, at least somewhat, and set on Earth (or one city in particular).  The scope of GL would be much greater I think.  I think of DC's other properties, GL, the Flash, and Green Arrow (and maybe WW) have the best potential to be big draws with the "non comic" audience.  It seems like maybe the general audience (which, no matter how good they are, make these comic movies money-wise) is a little more familiar with the Marvel characters at this point - and the "grounded in realism" world their comic universe has usually tried to use might make it easier to translate to the big screen.  Again, this is coming from a lifelong Marvel reader, but I have gotten more into DC the past few years and there is a lot of potential there as well it seems.  If they're going to test the non-Batman/Superman waters for films, GL is probably a good place to start.

Oh, also, there is a pic up of Downey, in IM suit, on the Iron Man 2 Set (http://www.superherohype.com/news/ironmannews.php?id=8318).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Paul on May 8, 2009, 11:30 AM
I guess it is all how one grew up.  I didn't even know Marvel had characters other than SpiderMan and Capt. America as a kid.  It was all Superfriends, all the time.

But again, I have the luxury of being the target audience of these studios.  I know "WHO" the characters are, per se.  I don't know every origin story so when they re-write it, I don't get flustered.


I think DC needs to jump things off with a Justice League type movie, then see which characters test well with the audience and go from there.  And I mean the original Justice League that my generation is familiar with, not the new school, Go back to when Aquaman had human hands, Dick Grayson was Robin, Hal Jordan was Green Lantern, that kind of stuff.  I'm not calling for the Wonder twins or Wunder-Mutt, just some old school characters..heck let them fight the Legion of Doom.  Just don't let the guys doing the GI Joe movie do it...

Doesn't Marvel have a character that eats entire planets?  Which "Grounded" super hero does he fight?

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 8, 2009, 11:32 AM
Doesn't Marvel have a character that eats entire planets?  Which "Grounded" super hero does he fight?

The Fantastic Four.   ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 8, 2009, 02:58 PM
Quote
Doesn't Marvel have a character that eats entire planets?  Which "Grounded" super hero does he fight?

Yeah, the Fantastic Four would probably be the exception to that (as far as the movies so far have gone) - although it was for the most part still based on Earth and not in outer space (aside from the cosmic accident scenes).  I'm not saying everything in Marvel is necessarily realistic, but the movies so far have sort of taken that tone (as well as DC, although it has only been Batman/Superman so far).  I have no idea what script possibilities are out there for Green Lantern, I haven't read any, but I would guess that it would break the "earth-based" tone of comic book movies so far.  Not that it is a bad thing, or can't work, it just hasn't been tried so far really.  Heck, that may be part of the reason we didn't see a real Galactus in the 2nd F4 movie, they were scared off of it being too wacky, so we got an angry storm cloud instead.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 8, 2009, 03:16 PM
I think DC needs to jump things off with a Justice League type movie, then see which characters test well with the audience and go from there.  And I mean the original Justice League that my generation is familiar with, not the new school, Go back to when Aquaman had human hands, Dick Grayson was Robin, Hal Jordan was Green Lantern, that kind of stuff.  I'm not calling for the Wonder twins or Wunder-Mutt, just some old school characters..heck let them fight the Legion of Doom.  Just don't let the guys doing the GI Joe movie do it...

Although I've become more familiar with the whole DCU over the past five years or so, that was my Justice League as a kid as well - essentially branching off from the Super Powers/Super Friends toyline and/or TV show.  The only DC comic I really read a lot as a kid was Batman/Detective, and I always envisioned the JLA including Superman, Batman/Robin, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, and Aquaman for the most part.  I also always liked Green Arrow, although he wasn't really on the toons I watched much back then.  I can see the point of having a recognizable JLA though.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 13, 2009, 11:15 AM
Maybe not "technically" a superhero, but I didn't want to start a new thread necessarily.  I just saw this story (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3if21dd856cfb9103e324a67c37b80b5c5) detailing how "Grayskull" (the new take on MOTU) has gotten a new writer.  Their description of the movie sort of concerned me though:

Quote
Warners sees the big-screen version as a gritty fantasy and reimagines Adam as a soldier who sets off to find his destiny, happening upon the magical world of Eternia. There, Skeletor has raised a technological army and is bent on eradicating magic.

Now, I've been watching some of the old school episodes lately while on the treadmill (got one of the DVD sets on Amazon for $10) - and it seems to me that "magic" is a pretty big part of the Skeletor character (not to mention some of his cronies).  I do wonder how well MOTU could translate to the screen, but if it is done, hopefully they have a better take than this.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Sprry75 on May 13, 2009, 11:46 AM
I couldn't tell from the article whether it's going to be live action or animated.  My guess would be animated, though, if the Kung Fu Panda director is doing it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 13, 2009, 06:56 PM
Maybe not "technically" a superhero, but I didn't want to start a new thread necessarily.  I just saw this story (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3if21dd856cfb9103e324a67c37b80b5c5) detailing how "Grayskull" (the new take on MOTU) has gotten a new writer.  Their description of the movie sort of concerned me though:

Quote
Warners sees the big-screen version as a gritty fantasy and reimagines Adam as a soldier who sets off to find his destiny, happening upon the magical world of Eternia. There, Skeletor has raised a technological army and is bent on eradicating magic.

Now, I've been watching some of the old school episodes lately while on the treadmill (got one of the DVD sets on Amazon for $10) - and it seems to me that "magic" is a pretty big part of the Skeletor character (not to mention some of his cronies).  I do wonder how well MOTU could translate to the screen, but if it is done, hopefully they have a better take than this.

Wow.  You're right - that is a huge departure from the cartoon.  I haven't seen these in a long time, but it kind of seemed to me that dark magic was kind of what Skeletor was all about.  I don't get the concept of taking a franchise and completely altering it like this.  I know they're probably counting on tapping an existing fan base, but why not just call it something new and invent your own reality if you're going to change the whole concept?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on May 13, 2009, 10:08 PM
Are we talking about G.I. Joe?  :P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nathan on May 13, 2009, 10:37 PM
Wow, I've never even watched a full ep of MOTU but even I can tell that pitch misses the whole point.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on May 14, 2009, 12:22 AM
By the power of Grayskull... I HAVE THE POWER (to destroy this franchise!)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Ben on May 14, 2009, 02:42 AM
I really hope they wait until after the GI Joe movie arrives and immediately tanks before they start any serious work on MOTU. I know previous incarnations of MOTU in cartoons and movies were pretty lame, but that's all the more reason to do it right this time.

If they want to have a villain that wants to 'eradicate' magic (what does that mean exactly?) why not just have the baddie be Hordak?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 14, 2009, 09:23 AM
I don't see how He-Man could be adapted into a good movie.  It's just such a silly franchise.  How do you put that on the screen for today's audience?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Paul on May 14, 2009, 06:36 PM
I don't see how He-Man could be adapted into a good movie.  It's just such a silly franchise.  How do you put that on the screen for today's audience?

Everybody wears black of course. That is the solution to all 80's franchises that become movies.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on May 15, 2009, 01:23 PM
I don't see how He-Man could be adapted into a good movie.  It's just such a silly franchise.  How do you put that on the screen for today's audience?

Agreed.  It's almost like hoping they don't **** up a live action Smurfs movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on May 16, 2009, 01:53 PM
Agreed.  It's almost like hoping they don't **** up a live action Smurfs movie.

Some friends and I joked about that once... and casting.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on May 20, 2009, 07:43 AM
Superman|Batman: Public Enemies  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGn4IN_rY74&feature=player_embedded) Animated Trailer
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 29, 2009, 04:02 AM
Pic's from Iron Man 2.   ;D   8)

Iron Man 2 (http://pa.photoshelter.com/c/onlocationnews/gallery/2009-05-06-Iron-Man-2/G000016NksWt.hMo/)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Sprry75 on May 29, 2009, 06:21 AM
Superman|Batman: Public Enemies  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGn4IN_rY74&feature=player_embedded) Animated Trailer

Why don't companies want people to actually be able to see their advertisements?  Jeez... ::)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 4, 2009, 09:57 AM
First look at Josh Brolin as Jonah Hex (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=8388).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on June 4, 2009, 10:14 AM
Saw this the other day.  I've never read the book so the movie doesn't interest me at all, but the make-up looks kinda tame compared to how dude looks in the book.  Maybe they'll CGI it up a bit when they're done filming.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on June 10, 2009, 03:43 AM
First Look at Mickey Rourke as Whiplash!  (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=56163)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Famine on June 12, 2009, 01:37 PM
I'm not sold with Mickey as Whiplash.

Kevin
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on June 20, 2009, 11:57 AM
Olivia Munn Lands Iron Man 2 Role (http://www.superherohype.com/news/ironmannews.php?id=8437)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on July 16, 2009, 11:39 AM
First pic of Scarlett Johanson as Black Widow:

(http://popwatch.ew.com/.a/6a00d8341bf6c153ef01157115dbb0970c-pi)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 16, 2009, 12:01 PM
One other pic (http://popwatch.ew.com/.a/6a00d8341bf6c153ef01157118b5f5970c-pi) of Johannson as Black Widow:

(http://popwatch.ew.com/.a/6a00d8341bf6c153ef01157118b5f5970c-pi)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on July 16, 2009, 12:14 PM
She looks good. ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 20, 2009, 12:07 PM
Some of the best news I've heard:Geoff Johns to Produce/Co-Write Flash Movie (http://www.newsarama.com/film/070919-JohnsFlashMovie.html)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 27, 2009, 03:30 PM
Newsarama (http://blog.newsarama.com/2009/07/27/kevin-feige-announces-avengers-lineup/) has an article up linking to an interview with Marvel's Kevin Feige where he is fairly firm on who may or may not be in the Avengers movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 9, 2009, 10:43 AM
The SDCC Iron Man 2 (http://www.superherohype.com/news/ironmannews.php?id=8600) footage has leaked online, check it out while you can.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on August 9, 2009, 12:37 PM
The footage looks good.  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on September 1, 2009, 09:50 AM
Fox Will Reboot Fantastic Four (http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/08/31/fox-will-reboot-fantastic-four/)

Fox Set to Reboot FANTASTIC FOUR Franchise (http://www.collider.com/2009/08/31/fox-set-to-reboot-fantastic-four-franchise/)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on September 1, 2009, 10:09 AM

That'll be fine.  Besides, Hollywood is about to switch to a new paradigm where they take the top 150 films of the last 20 years and just put them on rotation for a remake/reboot every 6.5 years with whatever the current "hot" actors and actresses.

   E...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 1, 2009, 10:16 AM
Fox Will Reboot Fantastic Four (http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/08/31/fox-will-reboot-fantastic-four/)

Fox Set to Reboot FANTASTIC FOUR Franchise (http://www.collider.com/2009/08/31/fox-set-to-reboot-fantastic-four-franchise/)

Nice, those last 2 movies were really really bad.  Especially Thing.  Whew.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on September 1, 2009, 10:21 AM
Best Thing ever!   :D

(http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/thething.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 1, 2009, 10:27 AM
Oh my gosh.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 1, 2009, 10:31 AM
What I want to know is when there will be another Toxic Avenger movie.

(http://www.cult-cinema.ru/pictures/screenshots/toxic_avenger3/toxic_avenger3_5.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on September 1, 2009, 10:46 AM
Or a reboot of The Swamp Thing!  :-X

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qJnTNklKJVA/SQ3vo9f9fhI/AAAAAAAABig/oCtCk_FN-Kg/s400/Swamp-Thing_l.jpg)

(http://www.toplessrobot.com/return_of_the_swamp_thing_poster_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 1, 2009, 11:33 AM
I love those movies.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 1, 2009, 12:55 PM
I could see rebooting the Fantastic Four movies, even though it hasn't been that long.  Although they didn't tank at the box office, they could have done better, and of course have a lot of problems.  I did like some things about the movies (I thought Chris Evans was a great Human Torch, and the Silver Surfer looked pretty cool in the 2nd), but they could definitely be improved upon.  It just seems that it has the potential to be so much "cooler" than it is, but I think the F4 might be a tougher sell to audiences than some of the other heroes out there these days.  If they get a really good take on it, and give it the care that Marvel gave Iron Man and even the rebooted Hulk (alongside the first two X-Men and Spidey movies at their respective studios), it could make for a heck of a franchise.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 15, 2009, 06:12 PM
New DC Entertainment Pres. Diane Nelson:  "We Don't Have Any Current Plans for Superman" (http://splashpage.mtv.com/2009/09/15/exclusive-we-dont-have-any-current-plans-for-superman-says-dc-entertainment-president/)

Obviously, this could change in an instant, and I sort of hope it does.  I realize that Superman, as a character, seems to have a "not cool" factor among the general public with all the boyscout stuff, but I think it does have the potential for a great movie/series of movies if done right.  I realize Superman Returns isn't what most people were looking for, but I do hope they try to revitalize the project at some point.  I thought I had read something that WB had to do something with the property relatively soon or the Siegels would get it back or something - but I may have misunderstood all of that.  Anyways, I think Superman deserves another shot at the big screen eventually.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on September 15, 2009, 08:13 PM
Honestly, I was always surprised that Superman had been dormant for so long as a movie property.  You can argue whether or not the boyscout type of hero has a place in the more gritty world of the 21st century, but you can't really argue that Superman isn't an American icon.

I didn't hate Superman Returns but I didn't love it either.  I thought the casting was uninspired and the general plot was lacking.  And just because Lex Luthor is probably the most recognizable Superman villain doesn't mean you have to go with him in the first film of what, I'm sure, was hoped to be the start of a new franchise.  The fact that Bryan Singer abandoned the X-Men franchise to make Returns, and took James Marsden with him, really added to my displeasure as I felt X:3 sucked and Returns wasn't great either.  It kind of tarnished two franchises for me.

Even though not all of the Marvel films have been hits, it still seems odd that those properties have been so out there but DC hasn't.  Batman has been excellent for the last two films but I really think it's time for a new Superman, time to get a good Wonder Woman film done and wouldn't be disappointed with the Flash or Aquaman either.  Green Lantern is a good start but if the powers that be need dark and gritty they could do a Green Arrow film.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on December 1, 2009, 10:18 AM
The first poster from Iron Man 2 (http://movies.yahoo.com/photos/movie-stills/gallery/1737/iron-man-2-stills#photo0) is up online, definitely looking forward to this one.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on December 1, 2009, 06:18 PM
The first poster from Iron Man 2 (http://movies.yahoo.com/photos/movie-stills/gallery/1737/iron-man-2-stills#photo0) is up online, definitely looking forward to this one.

Sweet.  I thought they were going there, but I didn't know they were going there until seeing it.  Can't wait for this one!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on December 11, 2009, 05:40 PM
I'm sure everyone has already seen this, but just in case....they have unveiled a new Whiplash poster for Iron Man 2:

Whiplash (http://www.superherohype.com/news/ironmannews.php?id=8902)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on December 16, 2009, 08:36 PM
The first trailer for Iron Man 2 (http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/ironman/) is now online.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Sprry75 on December 16, 2009, 09:33 PM
It's still kind of hard for me to get excited about Iron Man, but that looks pretty badass.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on December 16, 2009, 10:21 PM
It's still kind of hard for me to get excited about Iron Man, but that looks pretty badass.

Why is this hard for you to get excited about?  The first movie was kick butt.  That trailer looks pretty sweet - thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on December 16, 2009, 10:33 PM
Looks pretty good, can't wait.  8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Sprry75 on December 17, 2009, 02:40 PM
It's still kind of hard for me to get excited about Iron Man, but that looks pretty badass.

Why is this hard for you to get excited about?  The first movie was kick butt.  That trailer looks pretty sweet - thanks for sharing!

I've just always thought Iron Man is a lame, B or C level character.  Purely my own subjective, biased opinion.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on December 17, 2009, 02:46 PM
He pretty much was.  But the first movie was just awesome.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on December 17, 2009, 05:17 PM
He pretty much was.  But the first movie was just awesome.

B or C character?  Really?  I always thought of him as an A-lister.  He’s a founding member of the Avengers and has more star power than all but a few Marvel equities.  Spiderman, Wolvie, and Captain American are the big three, but he’s definitely in the next tier (maybe that’s B class for some).  I’d rank his popularity higher than Thor, the rest of the X-Men, or even Thor.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on December 17, 2009, 08:45 PM
You know, I guess - at least as a comic reader - I always considered him "A list" as well, but I don't think the general public really had any idea who he was prior to the movie, at least for the most part.  In that sense, he probably wasn't A list before.  Prior to the superhero movie crazy of the last 10+ years, I think only a handful of heroes had that distinction - like Spidey, Batman, Superman, the Hulk and possibly other characters like Captain America, Flash, Wolverine, and Wonder Woman.  The "general public" might not know a ton about many of those characters, but could probably at least recognize a picture of them.  The movie push has changed that and really expanded that list I think.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on December 17, 2009, 11:21 PM
I'd rate him second-tier.  His book was never a big seller.  The only memorable story arc was Demon in a Bottle... otherwise I don't know that anybody could name anything he did prior to the first movie.  His rogue's gallery is very weak.  I mean, his main enemy is named after an orange...

The movie certainly shot him to the upper pantheon of Marvel heroes.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on December 18, 2009, 12:27 AM
I think Marvel started elevating Iron Man to the A List about 5-6 years ago.  Heck, during my comic reading heyday, Rhodes was in the yellow and red for most of it.  And that was for a good period of time.  So to me, he ranked along side the likes of Thor, Daredevil or Dr Strange at the top of the B List.  But recently they really started pushing the Avengers role and the Civil War and the movie, I'd say most people now think of him as an A-Lister.

And Iron Mans rise juxtaposes the fall of former A-lister, The Incredible Hulk...he was a definite A-lister for a long time for Marvel...but I don't think the movies or the last few years have recaptured his former glory. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on December 18, 2009, 08:43 AM
I think Hulk was moving back in that direction with Planet Hulk, but seems like World War Hulk and the whole Red Hulk shenanigans haven't paid off for Bruce & company.  Next year's big plunge is the "Fall of the Hulks" storyline, so maybe that will bring him back to the forefront. 

I think Brian hit it spot on - if you were a big Marvel follower, Iron Man was a pretty major character.  Founder of the Avengers, Avengers West, Force Works, Director of SHIELD, helped rebuild the New Avengers...that's pretty big stuff.  If you look at varioius toylines like Legends, Galactic Heroes, little playschool stuff, Iron Man was always in the mix as well, but I'd agree that the general public still didn't have a clue about him.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on December 18, 2009, 10:59 AM
I like that they updated IM armor again so he sports the triangular arc reactor on the chest. *nerd*
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on January 15, 2010, 09:17 PM
SuperHeroHype (via MTV) (http://www.superherohype.com/news/greenlanternnews.php?id=8991) has some information, straight from director Martin Campbell, on the upcoming Green Lantern movie.  I don't know what everyone considers spoilers at this point, but they mention characters who will be appearing, as well as one of the leading candidates to play Sinestro at this point.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on January 26, 2010, 02:26 PM
If you hate AC/DC you're probably going to be very annoyed by the music in Iron Man 2...

AC/DC: Iron Man 2 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100126/ap_en_mo/us_film_iron_man2_acdc)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Morgbug on January 26, 2010, 02:52 PM
I rather like AC/DC myself.  The music is simply an addition to these...

(http://cdn.buzznet.com/media-cdn/jj1/headlines/2009/07/iron-man-2-stills.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on January 26, 2010, 02:57 PM
Only an old man would find Paltrow attractive.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on January 26, 2010, 03:04 PM
Guess I'm getting old - she was pretty hot in the first movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Morgbug on January 26, 2010, 04:26 PM
Generally I'm not that much of a fan of hers, but in Iron Man?  Yup, that worked.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darby on January 26, 2010, 10:10 PM
I must be really old then.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on January 26, 2010, 10:23 PM
AC/DC, rocking the air waves on Brocket 99 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAX_5ag11pw)   :D

Old! Youngins!  :P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on February 8, 2010, 03:34 PM
Some Capt. America movie plot points from the director - spoilers apply (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2010/02/captain-america-will-be-a-uso-performer-in-the-movie-director-says.html)

... I can't wait to read what the Marvel guys have to say about the new Cap origin.   :-X

I love it!  While not true to the comics, it totally makes sense for the modern era.  Far better that they do this than try to force a goofy looking costume into a current film or given him a completely unrelated look.  Can't wait to see this flick along with the other Avengers titles...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 9, 2010, 02:06 PM
Rumors are hitting the net today that Christopher Nolan is writing Batman 3, and also "overseeing" the Superman reboot (http://blog.newsarama.com/2010/02/09/christopher-nolan-to-oversee-superman-reboot-and-write-batman/).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 8, 2010, 05:43 AM
New trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdxwQ_erpCI&feature=player_embedded)

There are some mild to moderate spoilers IMO, so if you avoid them, avoid this.

Otherwise, it's awesome.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 8, 2010, 10:37 AM
I DVR'd Jimmy Kimmel last night since I heard this was going to debut there, and watched it a couple of times this morning.  As was already mentioned, it looks really good I think.  Looks like you can watch it HERE (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount/ironman/) as well now.  This, along with the first half of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, are definitely my most anticipated movies of the year (oh, and probably Toy Story 3, because our daughter is really looking forward to that one).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on March 8, 2010, 01:20 PM
Wow, awesome.  The big armored up fight scene looks amazing.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on March 9, 2010, 12:11 PM
I am even more pumped for the movie now. Looks awesome and i never even liked Iron Man when i used to read comics.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: iFett on March 9, 2010, 12:23 PM
I never read the comics, but I remember seeing Ironman in some cartoons as a kid and thought he was kinda cool.  The first movie was great so I'm really looking forward to part 2.  I even caved on a few figures - unfortunately.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on March 9, 2010, 12:52 PM
I never read the comics, but I remember seeing Ironman in some cartoons as a kid and thought he was kinda cool.  The first movie was great so I'm really looking forward to part 2.  I even caved on a few figures - unfortunately.

Haha me too, after seeingt he trailer i want to go back and buy a few more.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 10, 2010, 10:17 AM
A bit of news (http://www.newsarama.com/film/christopher-nolan-superman-batman-100310.html) from Christopher Nolan on both the Superman and Batman movie franchises.  He is indeed involved in both, and Goyer is writing the new Superman movie.  Sounds like "Batman 3" will be his last, and will complete his story (and ending he calls it).  He also mentions that all supporting cast/characters will return, and the Mr. Freeze will NOT be the villain.  Also doesn't sound like there is any planned crossover between the Superman and Batman movies.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 15, 2010, 02:56 PM
Sounds like Jango Fett (http://www.superherohype.com/news/greenlanternnews.php?id=9158) is playing Abin Sur in the upcoming Green Lantern movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on March 21, 2010, 01:24 PM
E, saw your comments about him doing a BSG movie. Tried to look some info on cast, but found nothing. Is this movie going to be with the cast of the Sci-Fi series or something completely new? If it's something new (cast-wise), I can't really see why they'd throw a new movie with a 'new' plot and cast when the Sci-Fi series was as good as it can get. Why miss with a good thing?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on March 21, 2010, 06:18 PM
From what I understand, Glen Larson is going to produce and may have much more to do with it than just a "creator" title, which is pretty much all he had on the Syfy TV series.  It doesn't sound like it's going to have anything to do with the Syfy series, but more of a continuation or reboot of the original series.

In other words, except for the last of humanity fleeing from the Cylons, it may not have much in common with the TV series. 

I don't remembr all the details off hand, but I remember their being a big stink from not only Larson but also Richard Hatch  before the TV series started.  They were mad there wasn't more in common with the original series, there was heat because Starbuck was now a woman, etc.  I know fans were upset at some of that too, but after the series got rolling, and truned out so well, I don't know how those hardcore 70's series fans feel about it.

Honestly, I loved that series so much, thought that it covered so many relevant topics so well, that there's a very good chance that I'd never bother to see a big screen film.  I'd much rather see them pull together the Syfy cast and do a movie that helps tie the eventual end of Caprica more in line with the mini and series.  A prequel, possibly.

Edit>  Acutally, I just looked up Glen Larson.  Maybe he he did have more of a role than just creator on the BSG series on Syfy. It looks like IMDB lists him as "Writer (creator: Battlestar Galactica), consulting producer"

Not sure what that all means exactly, but I do recall there being some difference of opion on things when the series started.  I'm thinking those credits are more of a requirement (writer/creator) and honorary (consulting producer) than anything else.

   E...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on March 23, 2010, 12:33 AM
From what I understand, Glen Larson is going to produce and may have much more to do with it than just a "creator" title, which is pretty much all he had on the Syfy TV series.  It doesn't sound like it's going to have anything to do with the Syfy series, but more of a continuation or reboot of the original series.

In other words, except for the last of humanity fleeing from the Cylons, it may not have much in common with the TV series. 

Seems like it's riding on the coattails of the series' success to me. Without Eddie Olmos and the rest of the Sci-Fi cast, it just seems hard to compare. I should just hold my breath and see what becomes of it. It might just surprise me.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on April 2, 2010, 04:08 PM
(http://images.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/20100402/293.johnasson.poster.lr.040210.jpg)
link in case picture doesn't hotlink (http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b174677_scarlett_johanssons_sexes_up_new_iron.html)

I think it's safe to assume these will all be stolen from theaters as soon as they go up...  :P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on April 2, 2010, 06:27 PM
(http://images.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/20100402/293.johnasson.poster.lr.040210.jpg)
I think it's safe to assume these will all be stolen from theaters as soon as they go up...  :P

Unfortunately, we only get 1 of her curvy body parts.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 5, 2010, 01:28 PM
There is a clip from Iron Man 2 now available at the Apple Trailer site (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount/ironman/).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on April 14, 2010, 04:22 PM
While we're on the topic of comic book movies, who else is psyched to see Kick-Ass this weekend?  I don't know if my local theater is doing any early showing but, if not, I'll be at the first show Friday morning.

   E...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on April 14, 2010, 05:35 PM
While we're on the topic of comic book movies, who else is psyched to see Kick-Ass this weekend?  I don't know if my local theater is doing any early showing but, if not, I'll be at the first show Friday morning.

   E...

I can't wait to see it... Friday night with the biggest crowd I can find!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on April 16, 2010, 04:24 AM
Kick-Ass is excellent!  Based on a summary I read of the comic, there are going to be some differences in the film which I'll be interested to hear about, whether they're good or bad, from people who have read it.

Either way, I think the story in the film is solid.  Excellent acting.  It's funny, brutal...it definitely kicks your ass.

Sequel?  Could.  Or not.  The story has an ending but I understand that the comic is an ongoing, but slightly irregular, series.  I think I'll have to track down the books and read them.  I doubt I'll see this again in theaters with all the other films opening in the next two months or so, but I really can't wait to see it again.

   E...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 16, 2010, 10:32 AM
I read the comic, and thought it was pretty good.  I'd like to see the movie, but I'm not sure if we'll get to it in the theaters or not.  I'm not sure how interested the wife is in seeing it (especially when I said it could be a bit graphic), and it gets tougher to get to movies as often with the little one.  I think we'll save the "movie day" for Iron Man 2, but I'd sure like to see both Kick Ass and the Losers this month too.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on April 17, 2010, 11:29 AM
I saw Kick-Ass last night, and I gotta say I was generally disappointed.  That's because I was a huge fan of the comics.  It's like Vaughn read the comics, but didn't understand what they were about.  As a result every interesting or challenging element from the books was completely gone.  And that's a damn crime.  In his adaptation of Kick-Ass, Vaughn created the exact sort of superhero story the comic was written to mock.  If I had never read the book, I probably would have found it moderately entertaining, if a bit too silly in parts.

BTW, the violence was WAY toned down from the books.  The comic makes the SAW films blush.  The movie is a few steps down from Kill Bill.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: speedermike on April 20, 2010, 12:54 AM
I just got back from Kick-Ass and I thought that it was pretty good.  Not excellent, but very entertaining.  I've never read the comic and maybe the comic explains one thing...How did the three public school boys who go to school in Brooklyn, know a very wealty crime-lord's kid who lived in Manhattan, and most likely went to private school?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on April 20, 2010, 12:59 PM
SPOILERS












That whole scene wasn't in the comic at all.  One of my big disappointments with the movie was how they handled Red Mist.  In the books we never know who he is until he lures Kick-Ass, Big Daddy and Hit-Girl into a trap.  Then he's like "I'm the crime lord's son, you dummies!" and it was this huge, jaw-dropping surprise.  It was one of the most shocking moments in the book... up until then he seemed like a good guy, if a bit hesitant to put himself in danger.  The movie completely ruined that, revealing him to be a bad guy almost from the first scene.  So you never got to like him, and you never feel that sense of betrayal.












END SPOILERS
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on April 20, 2010, 01:28 PM
Just read on Marvelousnews.com that Stan Lee would another reboot of the Hulk.  Seriously. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: iFett on April 20, 2010, 01:45 PM
Just read on Marvelousnews.com that Stan Lee would another reboot of the Hulk.  Seriously. 

That's a terrible idea - I got around to watching The Incredible Hulk last week and thought it was a pretty crummy movie (like the first one)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 20, 2010, 01:53 PM
I know that the Hulk is very recognizable and well-known, but I just haven't been able to get into the character by himself all that much.  I really didn't care for the first movie (with Eric Bana), but like "The Incredible Hulk" pretty well.  I don't know that I'd necessarily want or need to see a sequel, but I'm ok with Hulk being a supporting character/antagonist in the Avengers franchise or something.  I don't think a reboot is necessary either.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on April 20, 2010, 03:20 PM
I read they're not sure Norton wants to come back.  So I'm guessing they might cast somebody new as Banner for The Avengers and then spin him off into his own Hulk film.

Neither Hulk film performed to expectations...

Hulk (2003)
Domestic Total Gross: $132,177,234
Worldwide Cume: $245,360,480     

The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Domestic Total Gross: $134,806,913
Worldwide Cume: $263,427,551
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on April 20, 2010, 04:01 PM
I know that the Hulk is very recognizable and well-known, but I just haven't been able to get into the character by himself all that much.  I really didn't care for the first movie (with Eric Bana), but like "The Incredible Hulk" pretty well.  I don't know that I'd necessarily want or need to see a sequel, but I'm ok with Hulk being a supporting character/antagonist in the Avengers franchise or something.  I don't think a reboot is necessary either.

Agreed.  I always liked it when Hulk appeared in a comic here or there, but never had enough interest to read his standalone titles.  Really, Banner doesn't even have to appear in an Avengers movie...just the Hulk would do, so there's no casting worries.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on April 20, 2010, 04:18 PM
I thought it was a bad idea to get Norton in the first place.  He's notoriously flaky, I never expected him to ever make a second appearance as Banner whether in another Hulk film or the Avengers.  

I'm with Bill, it would be better to put the Hulk in the Avengers, where they could possibly get away with a full CGI character and not bother with casting Banner, then spin Hulk off for another film and cast someone new.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: ruiner on April 20, 2010, 05:14 PM
The problem with the Hulk is that you cannot get more than one movie out of him - unless, of course, you keep rebooting it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on April 20, 2010, 05:21 PM
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/hulk/181-2.jpg)

Would make a good story to introduce either an Avengers movie or another Wolverine title.  I loved that issue...I may go dig it out of the boxes in the garage.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on April 21, 2010, 01:27 AM
Agreed - the Hulk vs. Wolvie story would make a great flick IMO.  Nice wat to keep both franchises alive as well.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on April 21, 2010, 02:42 AM
I thought the Ed Norton Hulk was a great movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 22, 2010, 02:49 PM
Marvel to make movies of Dr. Strange, Luke Cage...the Dazzler?? (http://scifiwire.com/2010/04/marvel-to-make-movies-of.php)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on April 22, 2010, 04:46 PM
Dazzler was hot when I was like 11...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on April 22, 2010, 05:31 PM
Dazzler?  You know how this goes; Disney buys Marvel and immediatly looks for a way to leverage "Band Camp" and/or "High School Musical" and their respective stars as characters from this new Universe they have access to.

Step 1: Dye Vanessa Hudgens' hair blonde and bam, Dazzler.  Now you have a Disney friendly superhero built around one of their own stars with name recognition in the 12-17 y/o female demo that's part of Disney's bread and butter.  Bonus points for snagging "Wizards of Waverly Place" fans. 

Step 2: Market the **** out of it.
Step 3: Profit.

   E...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on April 23, 2010, 11:45 AM
Marvel to make movies of Dr. Strange, Luke Cage...the Dazzler?? (http://scifiwire.com/2010/04/marvel-to-make-movies-of.php)

Wow, those all sound awful.  They're going to overdo the superhero genre.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 23, 2010, 11:57 AM
Yeah, I don't know if we necessarily need to see movies of all of these characters - but I could see doing a few of these "lower tier" type characters/movies.  I know there have been rumors of a Dr. Strange movie for awhile now, and I could see something like that.  It obviously isn't likely to be a big summer blockbuster type of movie, but maybe a niche film.  I saw a recommendation one time for Johnny Depp as Steven Strange, and that might be cool.

As far as the other characters go, it depends on how obscure they are going to get.  In the case of a character like Iron Man, he might not have been very well known by the general public prior to the movie, and now he's pretty much "A list".  I think characters like that have the potential to be "big", but others will likely stay second tier no matter how good the movie is.  I could see movies on characters like Strange, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Black Panther, etc....but Dazzler might be getting a little too out there.  There is a lot of potential there, if done right though.  I know reboots are the "hot thing" right now, and often unnecessary, but I wouldn't mind seeing things like Daredevil and Fantastic Four get another take.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on April 23, 2010, 03:38 PM
I would like to see Marvel/Disney take another shot at Daredevil.  Don't reboot it, just cast a new lead and do a new storyline. 

F4 on the other hand, I liked the cast well enough, I just didn't really care for either storyline.  F4 seemed rushed and the Surfer film...eh, I don't know.  It was just off.  I didn't hate either film, I just didn't feel like either really hit all the marks like Spider-Man did.  New cast or not, again I don't think they need a complete origin story reboot, they just need a better plot.

I still think the F4 films did one thing right; Thing was a guy in a rubber suit and not all CGI.  Way better performane IMO, than a CGI character like Hulk.

   E...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on April 23, 2010, 03:44 PM
Now that Johnny Storm is Captain America, it'd be tough to go with the original FF cast.

I never thought Reed seemed mature or intelligent enough.  He just seemed awkward, where he should have come across as so astonishingly brilliant that he's above everyone else.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on April 23, 2010, 03:56 PM
I like the assets already developed or on the way:

Captain America
Iron Man series
Thor
Avengers
Wolverine
X-Men (I really thought all three movies were okay)
Deadpool
Spiderman

These are some of their most popular comics and I think they translate well to the big screen.  Dr. Strange with Johnny Depp is much more appealing, but I never got into the whole mysticism thing.  Punisher, Hulk, Daredevil, and even the old FF are fairly booring IMHO.  I think you could build much on much more interesting B-List characters.  I'd love to something along the lines of these versus redo's of Hulk, FF, Daredevil, etc.:

- New Mutants: Cannonball, Magik, Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Magma? Awesome characters.  They can tie in cameos to X-Men or even model it off Heroes with these kids coming into their abilities at a young age.  A great way to keep the X-Men franchise alive.

- Hawkeye: A bad-ass archer with trick arrows and a cocky attitude?  This seems like an easy recipe for success to me.  Just a question of whether Marvel will get to it before DC releases a Green Arrow flick.

- Ant Man/Goliath/Hank Pym: Here you have a character that is a brilliant scientist, can shrink down to the size of a bug or grow ten times the size of a normal man.  He can fly, control ants, and shoot blasts out of his hands.  Character flaws galore and an idea story in creating Ultron as a faux baddie that turns out to be one of the Avengers greatest nemesises.  Lots of possiblities here and a great set up for character redemption.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on April 23, 2010, 04:25 PM
Bill's right, I forgot they cast Evans as Cap, he's not likely to return to Johnny Storm.  You also mentioned something that Joe K. said about the franchise, only he was referring to Doom, in that in the comics he's so superior to everyone else, arrogant, that he'd never conceive of losing a battle.  But that didn't translate into the film either.

I haven't seen the second Punisher film, I only saw the Patrick Jane film (well, and the Lundgren film, but that doesn't count), but couldn't understand how they ruined an otherwise basic theme.  Denzel's Man on Fire is what a Punisher film should have looked like, not a guy carrying around a fake fire hydrant and slapping a dude in the back with a popsicle.

Mainly, that's all just bad writing as much as it is bad acting, though. 

I'm actually not sure why DC hasn't leveraged Green Arrow into a film.  I think that's something that could translate well.  Hawkeye also, but Green Arrow I think, at least with my friends, has a higher profile.  There's plenty of drama in and out of the costume to be told there...and they could even steal some of the thunder created by the Batman films where Superman, for example, couldn't.

Plus, where the hell is our Wonder Woman film?  Hot amazon chick in a skimpy outfit?  That wins on so many levels it's ridiculous.

I also think that Dr. Strange could be a cool movie.  I don't know what his rogues gallery looks like, but that would seem to be one of those comic book movies that people would go and see without ever realizing it was a comic book movie.  Like Blade or Whiteout or 30 Days of Night...

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Morgbug on April 24, 2010, 01:11 AM
Marvel to make movies of Dr. Strange, Luke Cage...the Dazzler?? (http://scifiwire.com/2010/04/marvel-to-make-movies-of.php)

Wow, those all sound awful.  They're going to overdo the superhero genre.

There are no new ideas in Hollywood.  But there are 50+ years of ideas in the comic books.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 24, 2010, 11:07 AM
When I mentioned not minding reboots of Fantastic Four and/or Daredevil, I didn't mean I needed to see the origin stories again either.  I think that anything that gets "rebooted" at this point should just incorporate the origins into the opening or something, similar to the last Hulk film.  I actually hope that is what they do with Spidey when the new franchise gets going as well.  For Spidey, Batman, Superman, etc. I think we all know how it went down at this point - even the "general" movie going public knows those origin stories.

I'm really looking forward to see what the Green Lantern movie is going to be like, but otherwise it seems like Warner Bros/DC has really been lagging in getting some of these heroes on the big screen.  Hopefully with guys like Geoff Johns in a more active role in that side of things, we'll see more develop in the coming years.  I know we've heard (and continue to hear) off and on rumors about things like Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, etc. and it would be nice to see things like that pan out.  I really think a good property to push out there now - with such a focus on "younger" heroes/castings - would be a Teen Titans movie.  If done well, you could really draw in an audience of all ages.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on April 24, 2010, 01:53 PM
Teen Titans would be interesting as well, though I'm betting we'd see New Mutants before TT based on MArvel's track record vs. DC's. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on April 30, 2010, 11:17 AM
Also, the trailer for Jonah Hex (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=9341) is up as well.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 30, 2010, 11:57 AM
Jonah Hex looks sweet!  ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on April 30, 2010, 01:17 PM
The reviews I've read for Hex have been less than stellar.  Lots of comparisons to Will Smith's "Wild Wild West."
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 30, 2010, 01:38 PM
That was Salma Hayek's "Wild Wild West" or was that Kevin Kline's "Wild Wild West".  :P

Who gives a **** about the reviews & if it has comparison, so do other movies. If it looks good & if it's what you like then see it, if not then too bad. You are your own reviewer.  ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on April 30, 2010, 02:36 PM
Giant Robot Spider's Wild Wild West.   :P

I never planned to see it... just trying to pass along some caution.  There have been many trailers that made many very bad movies look good.  So I tend to let Rotten Tomatoes guide me.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 30, 2010, 02:59 PM
Giant Robot Spider's Wild Wild West.   :P

Mini Robot Spiders... Runaway 1984 & Giant Robot Scorpion... Robot Jox 1990.  :-*
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on May 1, 2010, 09:15 PM
I love that we finally got a movie before you guys.
Iron Man 2 was awesome!!!!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Diddly on May 1, 2010, 09:24 PM
Interesting news about Batman 3. Notice how it comes out 2 months after Avengers, yet will pretty much be going head to head with the Spidey reboot. Good decision there by WB, IMO, especially if they're going to redo Spidey's origin.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 5, 2010, 10:03 AM
Update (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/100796-x-men-first-class-gets-a-date-and-a-director) to the info above, Vaughn is now officially confirmed as X-Men: First Class director, and the release date has already been set for June 3, 2011.  The next couple years are going to be crazy for superhero movies, if the release dates hold:

2011
Thor
X-Men: First Class
Green Lantern
Captain America

2012
The Avengers
Spider-Man
Batman 3

Not to mention other things on the way in the next couple years: Transformers 3, G.I. Joe 2, Star Trek 2, a couple Harry Potters, and more.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Neal on May 5, 2010, 10:27 AM
Let's not forget The Hobbit at the end of 2012.

 ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 5, 2010, 11:21 AM
Let's not forget The Hobbit at the end of 2012.

 ;)

Yeah, I definitely didn't forget that, but I know that the release date has been back and forth with New Line's financial struggles, so I wasn't sure where to peg it yet.  Definitely looking forward to that one though, and I see recent interviews with both Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis indicate that it should be shooting within the year (hopefully).  There are other movies I neglected to mention as well (another Pirates, Pixar movies, Twilight movies, etc.)...but it should be a busy couple of superhero summers if nothing else.  I'm wondering if X-Men will make that date as well, since it is only 13 months away with absolutely no work done yet.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BrentS on May 7, 2010, 05:26 PM
Hasn't anyone seen Iron Man 2 yet?  I expected to see the forum flooded with reviews!  Still not sure when we'll get a sitter to go see it yet.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: iFett on May 7, 2010, 05:30 PM
I'm going tomorrow afternoon to the Marcus Ultrascreen...I assume there's an extra scene after the credits?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 7, 2010, 05:44 PM
From what I had read/heard online, there is an extra scene after the credits. Not during, after.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 7, 2010, 05:46 PM
From what I had read/heard online, there is an extra scene after the credits. Not during, after.

Yup, there is.  And it's awesome.

The whole movie was awesome.

That is all.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 7, 2010, 06:04 PM
We've got the parents coming tomorrow afternoon to watch our daughter, so we're planning on checking it out then - definitely looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Darby on May 7, 2010, 09:38 PM
I love Iron Man 2.  That is all.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on May 7, 2010, 11:48 PM
I caught the midnight showing Thursday night.  The film was excellent.  Maybe just a slight step down from the first film which was really a surpirse for me at the time it came out.  I think it definitely lived up to my expectations.

I was thinking that Rourke was going to be the only bad guy but Sam Rockwell's Justing Hammer kind of stole the scenes he was in.  I really liked it.  And yes, you need to stay after the credits for a final scene.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Diddly on May 8, 2010, 02:51 AM
I liked it, but not as much as the first one. Haven't figured out why yet. Honestly I thought Justin Hammer was annoying as hell and I wanted him off the screen every time he showed up, but that seems like what they were going for. RDJ still IS Iron Man and Mickey Rourke was great. Also Don Cheadle > Terrance Howard when it comes to Rhodes. And ScarJo is ScarJo. Yowza.

Also half the theater stayed for the scene after the credits and then let out a collective "huh?" afterward. I swear I was the only one who was excited for was going on, and I don't know a thing about [spoiler censored]!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 8, 2010, 07:32 AM


Also half the theater stayed for the scene after the credits and then let out a collective "huh?" afterward. I swear I was the only one who was excited for was going on, and I don't know a thing about [spoiler censored]!

I noticed the same thing.  My wife and I never stay after credits, but we knew about this scene.  Haha, she said, "Wow look at all the other nerds who knew about this."  I did notice that everyone was basically silent after the scene, but I guess that's to be expected at 10 AM!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: iFett on May 8, 2010, 04:59 PM
It was an okay movie.  Liked the first one better though.  War Machine/Cheadle was pure awesomeness...Might even go out and rebuy that figure that I returned.  The shield prop up was very funny.  I didn't quite catch on to the scene after the credits.  Half figured out - the other?  I don't read comics so maybe that's why I didn't quite catch it?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on May 8, 2010, 05:40 PM
Iron Man 2 was definitely a fun ride.  I like that it explored a number of angles that we've seen in the Iron Man comics over the years.  The Stan Lee cameo was probably the funniest one I can recall seeing in any of the Marvel movies.

As for the secret scene at the end?  I'll refrain from talking about it for now.  It was definitely pretty cool though.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 8, 2010, 08:29 PM
Got a chance to see this today as well, and I loved it.  I think I enjoyed it about as much as the original, which I thought was great.  I think I liked Cheadle better as Rhodey/War Machine as well, so I'm sort of glad that worked out the way that it did.  The after credits scene was pretty cool, but like it was mentioned already, I bet the "regular" movie going public was like "huh?".  The other nods to comic stuff were cool as well, and even with all of the trailers/clips, I was still surprised by some things.  Like others, I'll refrain from talking about it for now, until more have gotten a chance to see it.

As a side note, our particular theater full of people seem pretty psyched for the A-Team movie.  That was one of the trailers we saw, and it got a lot of laughs and buzz generated it seemed.  I'll admit, it looks like it could be kind of fun.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on May 9, 2010, 03:44 AM
Went to see iron man last night, i liked it but the first one was much better. The extra scene made it awesome though.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Sprry75 on May 9, 2010, 02:15 PM
I thought Iron Man 2 was great, probably better than the first.  It's the first superhero movie that's crammed in so many new characters and not gotten completely derailed.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: speedermike on May 14, 2010, 02:05 PM
I really didn't get into Iron Man 2, mainly because there was nothing heroic about it.  Iron Man did nothing but save himself and his friends.  Most superhero stuff eventually gets this way, and that's why I never got into it.  The stories get too insular.  For instance, in The Dark Knight, he's trying to save all of those people on the boats at the end...that's heroic.  That was a great superhero story.  But Iron Man was just fighting  off robots that were attacking him...and then he gets a medal?  Huh?

When Lex Luthor wants to detroy California, and superman has to stop him, that's interesting.  But when Luther gets bent on destroying Superman, that gets kind of lame.  It takes any real danger out of the story.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 14, 2010, 05:11 PM
  But Iron Man was just fighting  off robots that were attacking him...and then he gets a medal?  Huh?


SPOILER



I saw the HAMMER drones repeatedly firing on human beings and then even the downed ones at the end were rigged to blow up, and kill more people.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 15, 2010, 08:11 PM
I saw Iron Man 2 today.  I enjoyed it absolutely as much as I did the first.  Other than taking even more liberties with science (I mean, yeah sure... they're creating new super-heavy elements all the time... but they all end up existing for like a millionth of a nanosecond and you don't exactly make them by manually aiming a laser from a particle accelerator at a metal triangle...) there's not a think I can complain about.  Robert Downey Jr. was perfect again.  And I enjoyed the hell out of Scarlett Johansson.

I'm really looking forward to watching the drone battle at home.  The audio there was amazing.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BrentS on May 16, 2010, 11:08 PM
Saw Iron Man 2 this afternoon.  I enjoyed it quite a bit - not as much as the original but still a solid entry.  Robert Downy Jr is perfect for the roll and I think his dialogue was written very well (like the last one).  Of course the action scenes were top notch.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 21, 2010, 06:58 PM
Possible villian(s) for Whedon's The Avengers movie and sequels. Click for spoilerish article. (http://www.collider.com/2010/05/20/avengers-joss-whedon-skrull-kree-villain/#more-27779)

I'll take it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on May 21, 2010, 09:05 PM
Possible villian(s) for Whedon's The Avengers movie and sequels. Click for spoilerish article. (http://www.collider.com/2010/05/20/avengers-joss-whedon-skrull-kree-villain/#more-27779)

I'll take it.

Wait....you can't have that villain without the FF.  And the human torch is now playing Captain America.  And Captain American is an Avenger.  But  you can't have that villain without the FF....aaaand my brain just broke.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on May 22, 2010, 12:30 AM
There's the whole potential for a Captain Marvel tie-in to this particular plotline.  He was one of the Avengers, too.  It seems like it might a little too ambitious from the outset. 

Going in an  interstellar direction didn't really work for the FF sequel.  Especially since their concept for Galactus was just bizarre.

Based on what we saw in Iron Man 2, they could have set up an Ultron storyline.  The armored drones could have totally gone in that direction.  But the drones were a lot easier to bust up than Ultron should be.  Oh well.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 22, 2010, 09:42 AM
Slightly off-topic, but this has got to be one of the best movie figure I've ever seen...

(http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/900896_press13-001.jpg)

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=900896
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 22, 2010, 09:57 AM
Possible villian(s) for Whedon's The Avengers movie and sequels. Click for spoilerish article. (http://www.collider.com/2010/05/20/avengers-joss-whedon-skrull-kree-villain/#more-27779)

I'll take it.

Wait....you can't have that villain without the FF.  And the human torch is now playing Captain America.  And Captain American is an Avenger.  But  you can't have that villain without the FF....aaaand my brain just broke.

I'll take a new Fantastic Four.

The old cast is just outright hokey.  Iron Man and Iron Man 2 has set a new standard for Marvel movies in the same way that the last 2 Batman movies raised the bar bigtime for DC films.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 22, 2010, 09:59 AM
Why do I get the feeling Bill should be supervised with that action figure.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 22, 2010, 10:07 AM
What do you want to watch me do, Dressel?   :P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 22, 2010, 10:52 AM
What do you want to watch me do, Dressel?   :P

I try to keep an open mind...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on May 22, 2010, 12:06 PM
Slightly off-topic, but this has got to be one of the best movie figure I've ever seen...

I'd prefer the backseat of a car outfit change one...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on May 22, 2010, 01:03 PM
Hot Toys is on a whole different level when it comes to 1:6 stuff. 

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 22, 2010, 06:18 PM
Slightly off-topic, but this has got to be one of the best movie figure I've ever seen...

I'd prefer the backseat of a car outfit change one...

heh heh, I TOTALLY agree. Or even the lingerie model version...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 22, 2010, 11:57 PM
I saw IM2 on Friday.  As an Iron Man fan for almost 30 years I have to say I thought it rocked.  Just about as good as the first.  Plenty of action and yeah, they brought in some more characters, but they were all great.  Hammer was fantastic - Rockwell did a fantastic job breathing life in Stark's main competition.  Loved the extra scene at the end too, though I'm a little bothered that they put it at the very end when 80% of the audience has left.  Fury was kind of a big deal in this one, so if you missed the final scene from IM2, you might be wondering who the heck he is. 

As for the Avengers, it would be great to see Ultron as the core villian and that's who I have my money on.  The Loki/Hulk bit is more true to form, but the Pym/Ultron story is far more interesting and lots of ways they could play it.  Also a nice way to bring Pym (and hopefully Janet) into the mix, since they won't have their own titles ahead of time. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on May 27, 2010, 07:35 PM
Rumored five candidates to play Spidey (http://blog.newsarama.com/2010/05/27/could-one-of-these-guys-play-spider-man/) in the upcoming movie (pics/names at the linky).  Who knows if this is true, because we saw all of those Cap lists, and then Chris Evans came out of nowhere and got that role.  I don't really know any of these guys on the Spidey list very well, but if it comes down to one of these guys - with the direction they are going now (younger/High School)- I think I'd like to see Hutcherson get it.  He's got a good Parker look, and I think he's only like 17 or something.  If they are going the HS route, I don't want a 27 year old playing him.  I also think he's the only one (aside from the one who played young Tom Riddle) that I've even seen in a movie.

Other Superhero-related news.... (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/101698-cartoon-network-planning-green-lantern-series) apparently Cartoon Network/WB are planning a Green Lantern: The Animated Series show as well.  It isn't scheduled for release until two years after next year's movie, but still cool.  Personally, I really hope this is in the "DCAU" world, as I really enjoy all of those shows (and hopefully get Timm, etc. to work on it).  In other news, it sounds like they are shooting for "holiday 2012" for the next Superman movie, and are close to greenlighting "the Flash" soon as well.  Adding Supes to 2012, we'd have Avengers, Spidey, Batman, and Superman in the same year so far.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: John C on May 28, 2010, 10:31 AM
Rumored five candidates to play Spidey (http://blog.newsarama.com/2010/05/27/could-one-of-these-guys-play-spider-man/) in the upcoming movie (pics/names at the linky).  Who knows if this is true, because we saw all of those Cap lists, and then Chris Evans came out of nowhere and got that role.  I don't really know any of these guys on the Spidey list very well, but if it comes down to one of these guys - with the direction they are going now (younger/High School)- I think I'd like to see Hutcherson get it.  He's got a good Parker look, and I think he's only like 17 or something.  If they are going the HS route, I don't want a 27 year old playing him.  I also think he's the only one (aside from the one who played young Tom Riddle) that I've even seen in a movie.

Other Superhero-related news.... (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/101698-cartoon-network-planning-green-lantern-series) apparently Cartoon Network/WB are planning a Green Lantern: The Animated Series show as well.  It isn't scheduled for release until two years after next year's movie, but still cool.  Personally, I really hope this is in the "DCAU" world, as I really enjoy all of those shows (and hopefully get Timm, etc. to work on it).  In other news, it sounds like they are shooting for "holiday 2012" for the next Superman movie, and are close to greenlighting "the Flash" soon as well.  Adding Supes to 2012, we'd have Avengers, Spidey, Batman, and Superman in the same year so far.
2012 sounds like an awesome movie year
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BrentS on June 4, 2010, 05:11 PM
I've been really enjoying the new Marvel Movies as they lead up to the Avengers.  Although I'm going admit as I'm not a follower of the comics, I'm having a hard time envisioning you can merge the Norse Mythology and Norse gods into a superhero.  I guess its not all that different than someone like Superman coming from another planet and having super-human abilities but I still find the whole concept of using a punished God as a superhero kind of strange.  Then again, superhero movies all require a significant leap of faith, eh?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 16, 2010, 12:04 AM
The thing I always find funny is how they say the original comics outfits (colored spandex etc.) would look goofy in live action, and then come up with outfits that are pretty goofy looking anyway. I often wonder though, if someone went with a perfect comic to screen representation of a comic costume (lets go with Wolverine and his bright yellow spandex.) but the story and acting we're brilliant, could an audience get past the silly looking costume and get into the film? I know they'll never take a chance like that, but I'd love to see it someday, just to know if it can be done and be taken seriously.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on July 16, 2010, 09:18 AM
The thing I always find funny is how they say the original comics outfits (colored spandex etc.) would look goofy in live action, and then come up with outfits that are pretty goofy looking anyway. I often wonder though, if someone went with a perfect comic to screen representation of a comic costume (lets go with Wolverine and his bright yellow spandex.) but the story and acting we're brilliant, could an audience get past the silly looking costume and get into the film? I know they'll never take a chance like that, but I'd love to see it someday, just to know if it can be done and be taken seriously.

Spider-Man's movie costume was flawless, and a perfect representation of the bright, goofy one in the comics.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 16, 2010, 10:17 AM
Yeah, it seems like fan reaction is often pretty mixed (or negative) to the "first pics" of the individual heroes.  Off the top of my head, the only ones I can remember getting an overly positive reaction would be Spider-Man (which is about perfect I think), Iron Man, and possibly Batman.

Like others have said, I usually wait until we see some more pics - or the costume in action - before I judge too harshly.  I'm ok with some changes, as long as they don't get too wacky.  Like Bill said, I think the Spidey movie costume was perfect - and it is something I really hope they keep (or at least keep close to) in the upcoming reboot.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 16, 2010, 12:25 PM
I don't know how I can be so in love with all things Marvel, and have such an aversion to DC.  But as of right now I do not even plan to see Green Lantern.

On the collecting front, I have about 150 of the 3 3/4" Marvel figures, but zero DC figs.

I can't even really articulate why DC doesn't interest me.  It's just different.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on July 16, 2010, 01:36 PM
(http://shortpacked.com/comics/2010-07-14-starspangledpanties.png)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Neal on July 17, 2010, 08:20 AM
I don't know how I can be so in love with all things Marvel, and have such an aversion to DC.  But as of right now I do not even plan to see Green Lantern.

On the collecting front, I have about 150 of the 3 3/4" Marvel figures, but zero DC figs.

I can't even really articulate why DC doesn't interest me.  It's just different.

It's exactly the same for me ... nearly word for word.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 20, 2010, 10:37 AM
I noticed that Marvel announced signings at SDCC with Chris Evans (Cap), Hugo Weaving (Red Skull), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), and Tom Hiddleston (Loki)...as well as the directors.  Kind of cool for those who are attending.  I guess there are rumors of some Avengers announcements/reveals, and it would be kind of cool to get the whole cast together on stage if they are there.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 20, 2010, 05:35 PM
Although they are based on concept art (http://marvel.com/news/all.13309.sdcc_2010~colon~_new_thor~and~cap_one_sheets~excl~), it sounds like Marvel will be handing out these two one sheets at SDCC for the Cap and Thor movies.  Once again gives a better idea of Cap's look, or at least one of his looks, in the movie.  I have a feeling we might get a real reveal of the suit(s) at SDCC.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 21, 2010, 07:47 AM
I caught Hellboy 2 and Fanboys at long last yesterday.  I bought them on DVD ages ago, but never got around to watching them. 

Hellboy 2 was really really really awful.  The Golden Army was kind of a joke, as were the baddies in general (although the tooth fairy things were kind of cool as underworld insects).  The ending was predictible throughout the last half of the movie and they could have solved the problem 20min into the movie with the same result.  I did like some of the fight scenes and it's still visually worth seeing I guess, but the plot gets a solid D from me.

Fanboys on the other hand was hilarious!  I talked my wife into watching it against her better judgement and she loved it as well.  All of the actors really got into their roles and I found my inner SW geek renewed.  Didn't hurt to have Kristen Bell along for the ride either.  The movie kept good pace and had a good mix of "what's next" and comedy at every stop.  I really liked all the surprise guest appearances too - I had no idea there were so many big names in the flick.  This one is an easy A for me.  I would definitely recommend it for anyone who loves Star Wars, and especially for those who hate trekkers.   ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 21, 2010, 09:18 PM
President of DC Entertainment, Diane Nelson: "We're Not Marvel" (http://movies.ign.com/articles/112/1122608p1.html)

It sounds like with some reorganization of DC Entertainment (basically everything moving to California aside from the comic offices I think), they are doing some interviews (and going to reveal more about their movie/tv plans later this month I think).  They've basically said that they aren't "building a universe" like Marvel is doing with Iron Man, Thor, Cap and the Avengers.  It sounds like basically all their movies will be stand alone, at least that is what I read from it.  There certainly isn't anything wrong with that, but I have to admit I was sort of hoping they would eventually build towards a JLA movie, even if they had to find a new Batman to make it work.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Diddly on September 21, 2010, 10:39 PM
Any word on Iron Man 2 DVD exclusives? Planning on picking up the 2 disc next week, but I'm sure each store will have extra "goodies."
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on September 23, 2010, 02:15 PM
Any word on Iron Man 2 DVD exclusives? Planning on picking up the 2 disc next week, but I'm sure each store will have extra "goodies."

I don't know about other stores, but Target has this exclusive "metal case" Hall of Armor set (http://marvel.com/news/all.13876.inside_target~apos~s_exclusive_iron_man_2_blu-ray).  I was thinking about getting it, until I found out this morning that it will be priced at $36.99.  Eeek.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on October 12, 2010, 12:36 PM
Current rumored frontrunner (http://movies.ign.com/articles/112/1127264p1.html) to play The Flash - Bradley Cooper.  Apparently the script (along with the GL 2 script) is nearly finished and will be done by Christmas.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Hemish on October 13, 2010, 05:45 AM
That could actually work
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Morgbug on January 17, 2011, 01:06 AM
I went to this on Saturday with SWMBO and enjoyed it.  Far from the greatest movie ever but good enough for popcorn.  Won't say it's good enough for a sequel but I'm sure that's on the way regardless. 

The question in my mind though is this: What was the point of this being in 3D?  Aside from my general dislike of 3D this went waaaaaaay beyond that.  Throughout the movie I kept slipping the glasses down to see if there was anything happening and other than being blurry the answer for the most part was no.  So I guess this then is how they jack movie prices by $3?  And the ad at the start telling me to be green and recycle my glasses?  Kiss my ass.  If you'd let those responsible enough to retain their glasses and pay a reduced fee if they bring them it'd be a hell of a lot more environmentally friently than repackaging the damn things for every 3D movie that comes out.  Gimme a break. 

If you are interested, then see it.  If you've got the option to watch it in 2D for a reduced price, you won't be missing much of anything. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 17, 2011, 11:18 AM
I'd say that is true about all 3D movies.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on January 17, 2011, 02:56 PM
I went to this on Saturday with SWMBO and enjoyed it.  Far from the greatest movie ever but good enough for popcorn.  Won't say it's good enough for a sequel but I'm sure that's on the way regardless. 

The question in my mind though is this: What was the point of this being in 3D?  Aside from my general dislike of 3D this went waaaaaaay beyond that.  Throughout the movie I kept slipping the glasses down to see if there was anything happening and other than being blurry the answer for the most part was no.  So I guess this then is how they jack movie prices by $3?  And the ad at the start telling me to be green and recycle my glasses?  Kiss my ass.  If you'd let those responsible enough to retain their glasses and pay a reduced fee if they bring them it'd be a hell of a lot more environmentally friently than repackaging the damn things for every 3D movie that comes out.  Gimme a break. 

If you are interested, then see it.  If you've got the option to watch it in 2D for a reduced price, you won't be missing much of anything. 
Green Hornet?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: iFett on January 17, 2011, 03:09 PM
Green Hornet?

I keep getting those two confused as well....Shame on me for not knowing my comic book characters!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Morgbug on January 17, 2011, 04:03 PM
 :-[

Yeah, green hornet.  I saw green and jumped  ::)  Loser. 

Guess I was more irritated by the 3D, or lack thereof, than I thought. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 13, 2011, 11:53 AM
Total Film's 50 Greatest Comic Book Movies (http://www.totalfilm.com/features/50-greatest-comic-book-movies/the-dark-knight-2008-23#content)...Here's their top 10:

10. Kick-Ass
9. When the Wind Blows
8. Batman (1989)
7. Spider-Man 2
6. Sin City
5. X2: X-Men United
4. A History of Violence
3. Akira
2. Superman: The Movie
1. The Dark Knight
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on June 13, 2011, 12:10 PM
Suck-ass top 10.   :P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on June 13, 2011, 01:53 PM
I've never even heard of one of those, and I am all about comics. Classic ones anyway.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on June 13, 2011, 05:02 PM
I know Bill didn't like Kick-Ass but I did.  Still not sure about number 10, though.  Surprised Iron Man didn't make it to the top 10.  It's way down at 22 below films like Flash Gordon and even Blade?  Two films I loved, but still...

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 13, 2011, 10:07 PM
A History of Violence?  Really?  That movie sucked out loud!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: iFett on July 26, 2011, 09:37 AM
So.....Spawn was on this morning while I was getting ready and it got me thinking.  Why no remake on that turd?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 26, 2011, 09:43 AM
So.....Spawn was on this morning while I was getting ready and it got me thinking.  Why no remake on that turd?

That is a great question. The movie was horrendous and in this era of every comic book getting a movie/another movie why not Spawn with a good script?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 26, 2011, 09:44 AM
Is Spawn still popular?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: iFett on July 26, 2011, 10:37 AM
I dunno?  Ironically enough I just found my 80+ Spawn figures I've had in storage since the beginning of time.  Never read a single comic for this guy, but I'd dig a nice dark remake.....

pissin in the wind though i guess
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on July 26, 2011, 01:25 PM
Is Spawn still popular?

Was Thor ever popular?  Seemed to do ok...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 26, 2011, 02:01 PM
Is Spawn still popular?

Was Thor ever popular?  Seemed to do ok...

Thor/Iron Man/Cap have all really bucked the old philosophy that only Superman/Batman/Spiderman were popular enough to sell tickets.  It certainly helps to have a large, existing fan base, but it isn't necessary to have a successful movie.  I think Marvel has done a fantastic job lately of creating superhero flick with character and solid storylines, which is what mad etheir comics popular.  Iron Man's a drunk womanizer, Thor's a spoiled egomaniac in need of some humility, Captain America is a 1940's boy scout that will have to face a modern world that is not as black and white as it used to be. 

It also doesn't hurt that Marvel is using the popularity of each movie to boost the next.  If you like Iron Man, guess what, he's going to be in the Avengers with Thor, so here's a Thor movie you ought to see.  Oh you liked Thor and Iron Man, then why wouldn't you want to go see Captain America?  Good combination of cross promoting and building a solid rep for good movies, which is going to set them up nicely for man movies to come.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 26, 2011, 09:28 PM
Now why can't Uncle George make Star Wars movies that like?

Lets have a Star Wars movie staring one character's adventure. Follow it with another character and another. Maybe the previous characters could have camos.  Finally have a movie where all the staring characters paths cross and they meet up for a common goal.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on July 27, 2011, 04:04 PM
Maybe the previous characters could have camos

That's been done already...
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b344/iliveforthis99/576px-Leia25.jpg)
(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100622233849/starwars/images/thumb/c/c1/Luke_on_Endor.jpg/200px-Luke_on_Endor.jpg)
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhkepzIhMR1qbhwb6.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on August 2, 2011, 05:42 PM
Hopefully... [snip] ...it doesn't kill any potential for any non Batman/Superman DC movies (like Flash or JLA).

From the IGN review:
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This was DC and Warner Bros.' best bet yet at establishing a deeper bullpen of big screen superheroes beyond Batman and Superman, but the film is bad enough to possibly kill any hope for ever seeing The Flash or Justice League.

Maybe it's not looking so bad for more DC (Flash, JLA) after all? From HeroComplex (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/08/02/warner-green-lantern-2-will-be-edgier-flash-has-solid-script/?dlvrit=63378):

"Later that year or in 2014, Warner could go ahead with a second Green Lantern or Flash movie. Robinov said the studio has “a solid script” for the Scarlet Speedster. The executive also remains interested in bringing DC heroes together for a “Justice League” movie."

Not exactly "it's a go" but at least they are still talking about a Flash Movie or JLA movie...  'in development' is better than dead.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 2, 2011, 08:58 PM
I read that today as well.  Glad to hear they are still moving forward with Flash, as well as GL.  Although Green Lantern was far from perfect, I'd definitely like to see more from that universe (particularly Hal vs. Sinestro).  The Flash is probably the hero I'd most like to see get a movie at this point of those who haven't already had one.  Plus, I think the character (maybe not the secret identity persona) is pretty recognized by the general public too, so hopefully there would be interest.  I'd really like to see a Justice League movie someday, but sort of wish WB/DC would build to it similar to what Marvel is doing with Avengers.  Not that they couldn't make a good stand alone movie, but I think they would generate a lot of interest doing it that way.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Symposium on August 4, 2011, 11:05 AM
Now why can't Uncle George make Star Wars movies that like?

Lets have a Star Wars movie staring one character's adventure. Follow it with another character and another. Maybe the previous characters could have camos.  Finally have a movie where all the staring characters paths cross and they meet up for a common goal.

They already did this. Star Wars Origins: Luke Skywalker is known as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Morgbug on August 16, 2011, 01:31 PM
Now why can't Uncle George make Star Wars movies that like?

Lets have a Star Wars movie staring one character's adventure. Follow it with another character and another. Maybe the previous characters could have camos.  Finally have a movie where all the staring characters paths cross and they meet up for a common goal.

They already did this. Star Wars Origins: Luke Skywalker is known as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Oh no.  Symposium drank the Kool-Aid. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 16, 2011, 03:26 PM
You lay the trap, your going to eventually catch one. >:D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on December 31, 2011, 02:27 PM
Erica fit's it well, better than this one!  Plus same costume as the other...

(http://cdn.ifanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Erica-Durance_Wonder-Woman.jpg)

(http://thanley.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/wwsidebyside.jpg?w=450&h=512)

(http://www-tvline-com.vimg.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/harryslaw_ericadurance2111228154022.jpg)

Have to say, Erica is better in that costume than well ya know...

(http://www.thecomicbooknerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/wonder_woman_adrianne_palicki_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on January 3, 2012, 10:53 AM
My main problem with some of the costumes, and not just this one, is that the comic versions that everyone loves don't necessarily work in the real world.  Not only do they not always look good, Wonder Woman, but they don't seem practical.

Wolverine in his yellow/blue/black outfit is classic, but I'm going to be honest, the leather outfit from the X-Men films was way more badass for the real world.  The Captain America outfit from the film? Liked it much better than the tights version we're getting in Avengers (at least based on the promo photos).

There are outfits that I like in the comics but when you think about what a superhero would wear in the real world in 2011 there's a big difference.  Someone not bulletproof, like Batman, is going to use rip-stop, puncture resistant and bulletproof material wherever possible, not go to Jo-Ann Fabrics and buy a bunch of spandex.  The only exception I can think of to this is Spider-Man.  I think the spandex look from the films worked.

If you look at the WW costumes pictured here, I like the idea of the leather top from the Smallville appearance, but not the actual design or the Xena skirt.  I don't mind the pants from the WW show/cameo but hate the top.  Some combo of the two would probably be where I'd like to see the costume go.

   E...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on January 3, 2012, 11:29 AM
Wonder Woman's costume doesn't offer anything in terms of physical defense - she either dodges or deflects with her armbands.  As such, it's pretty much for brand identification and eye candy.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on January 3, 2012, 01:34 PM
I remember reading in a Red Sonja comic that the character wears a skimpy top and bottom to distract her mostly male adversaries.  WW's costume isn't quite as trimmed down, but could be explained as a similar tactic.

I'm with E in general though, the comic costumes just don't translate well to the big screen.  Hawkeye is one of my favoite Marvel characters.  Initially, I was really bothered that they weren't going to use the purple and pointed mask in the movie, but after seeing how Cap looks, I realize it just wouldn't work right.  Styles and protective gear have changed since these characters were created, so it only makes sense to modernize them, just like they modernize the stories (e.g. Iron Man as a captive in the Vietnam war vs. Afghanistan).

Here's a surprising twist though: I was reading my latest Avengers comic and noticed a new costume for Hawkeye.  He just showed up with it, so not sure if I missed a story around why he changed, but it is MUCH more similar to the film look vs. his old costume.  I wonder if we will start to see more of this trend, where the comic initially set up the movie, now it looks like the movie will drive some of the appearances we see in the comics.  It makes sense I guess for branding, but seeing stuff like that always makes me feel like someone sold out.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on January 3, 2012, 10:14 PM
I'm sure marketing is going to drive some of that, having the movies reflect in the comics.  In some of the early IDW GI Joe comics Hawk looks like Dennis Quaid but they got away from that.

Generally, I'd rather see the various heroes keep their comic look in the books unless there's something in the story that informs the change.  But the films, I'm generally in favor of modern, real world looks for the heroes.

   E...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on January 6, 2012, 10:08 AM
My main problem with some of the costumes, and not just this one, is that the comic versions that everyone loves don't necessarily work in the real world.  Not only do they not always look good, Wonder Woman, but they don't seem practical.

Wolverine in his yellow/blue/black outfit is classic, but I'm going to be honest, the leather outfit from the X-Men films was way more badass for the real world.  The Captain America outfit from the film? Liked it much better than the tights version we're getting in Avengers (at least based on the promo photos).

There are outfits that I like in the comics but when you think about what a superhero would wear in the real world in 2011 there's a big difference.  Someone not bulletproof, like Batman, is going to use rip-stop, puncture resistant and bulletproof material wherever possible, not go to Jo-Ann Fabrics and buy a bunch of spandex.  The only exception I can think of to this is Spider-Man.  I think the spandex look from the films worked.

Well said. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on January 7, 2012, 01:52 AM
The comic costumes VS movie costumes was the subject of a brief quip in the first X-Men film.  Wolverine joked about the leather jumpsuits, saying "You don't actually go outside in these things, do you?", to which Cyclops responded "What, you think we run around wearing yellow spandex?"  The Wolverine yellow uniform is iconic, but in a real world setting it would probably look silly.

This is where I think that the Marvel movie properties have been a bit more real-world however fantastic the stories may be.  The X-Men's uniforms were based in function.  Magneto's helmet had a purpose:  to protect himself from Xavier's telepathy.  And the same goes for the Avengers characters:  Captain America's uniform was protective.  Iron Man's armor is based on technology.  Thor's garb is more acceptable since his origins are otherworldly, but it's still got a function as armor.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on January 7, 2012, 09:14 AM
The Wolverine yellow uniform is iconic, but in a real world setting it would probably look silly.

(http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Funny-Fat-Wolverine-Stan-Lee.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 7, 2012, 10:51 AM
Stan is sitting there thinking Why do I go to these conventions?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on January 7, 2012, 02:41 PM
Well, after seeing that picture I can definitely say that I like the brown costume better.  Yowza.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on January 11, 2012, 07:38 AM
It takes some dedication to get abs like that.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 5, 2012, 10:45 AM
This might be old news, but I just saw it this weekend.  Max Landis (director of Chronicle), has this short doc about the Death and Return of Superman, I thought it was pretty funny:

http://www.nerdist.com/2012/02/death-and-return-of-superman/ (http://www.nerdist.com/2012/02/death-and-return-of-superman/)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on April 20, 2012, 07:08 PM
Warner Bros Sets Brad Peyton To Helm ‘Lobo’, The DC Comics Alien Bounty Hunter (http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/warner-bros-sets-brad-peyton-to-helm-lobo-the-dc-comics-alien-bounty-hunter/)

I'm skeptical.  I loved Lobo comics back in the day.  But to do it right, you'd need to make something approaching the violence level of the Hostel films.  Not going to happen.  So it'll be corny.  And it'll be Green Lantern all over again.

The script treatment I read years ago was awful... something like Lobo comes to earth, meets a 6-year-old girl, and they become friends.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on April 21, 2012, 10:40 PM
I never read the subsequent material, but I recall his first appearance in Omega Men. Man, that was a fantastic comic. I still have them all.

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on June 29, 2012, 08:20 AM
Some more information:

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- It will be announced as Marvel’s second 2014 movie at Comic Con
- Thanos is in it.
- It will “lead up to” The Avengers 2 in 2015.
- ”THE SCRIPT IS INCREDIBLE”

And dates for future Marvel movies

Quote
IRON MAN 3 releases May 3rd, 2013.
THOR 2 releases November 8th, 2013.
CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 releases April 4th, 2014

Avengers 2 should be 2015.

And I'm calling it now, Rocket Raccoon will own this movie...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on June 29, 2012, 10:10 AM
Not sure how I feel about this one.  I liked that the Avengers movies all tied together, but now they're going to bring Guardians into the same story?  How many Marvel films are all going to be based on this?  I'm just worried that we're going to start getting Silver Surfer, a new Fantastic Four, maybe even an X-Men reboot all tying into this Thanos/Cosmic Cube junk, when there's much more fertile ground to cover over the decades of stories.  I sure hope they can figure out a way to get Hank Pym and Wasp into the lineup, and gear up for some Ultron action.  That's a big fan favorite and perfect for the high tech world of today.  It also leads to so many other great storylines (Vision, Wonderman, Jocasta, etc.).

Of course, I will still shell out my $15 to go see GOTG.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on June 29, 2012, 10:45 AM
FF and X-Men are controlled by Fox, and Spidey is controlled by Sony so there is little chance of cross-over.  Those "universes" are separate from each other and the Avengers' "universe."
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on June 29, 2012, 11:17 AM
If the script rocks and they use it to set up Thanos for Avengers 2, this could work out well.  I think Loki was a much more effective villain in Avengers because he was established so well in Thor.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on June 29, 2012, 01:38 PM
Some more information:

Quote
- It will be announced as Marvel’s second 2014 movie at Comic Con
- Thanos is in it.
- It will “lead up to” The Avengers 2 in 2015.
- ”THE SCRIPT IS INCREDIBLE”

Is the script ever not "incredible?" That's about the end of every first sentence out of the mouth of every producer, director and lead star when talking about every movie ever made.  FYI, they're usually not that incredible.  Except the last Hulk movie...which was incredible for differen reasons...most of them not good.

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Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on June 29, 2012, 01:48 PM
If Thanos is in it, I am even more sold. I actually like the cross overs and wish it was just a massive marvel universe of possibilities.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 29, 2012, 04:23 PM
Maybe now people will buy that GotG Battle Pack that's been clogging up my Target's shelves for a couple of months.

   E...

Those shelf-warming battle packs are probably the reason for the movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 3, 2012, 11:24 AM
FF and X-Men are controlled by Fox, and Spidey is controlled by Sony so there is little chance of cross-over.  Those "universes" are separate from each other and the Avengers' "universe."

Not really the point - I just don't want a dozen Marvel movies all aimed at the Cosmic Cube, Loki, and Thanos.  I like the crossover style and the way they are tying the universe together, but I want more than one storyline at some point.  I've been reading Marvel comics for almost 30 years, so there are a LOT of other storylines I'd like them to eventually get to.  Hank Pym/Ultron and Tony's Alcoholism probably top the list for me.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on July 3, 2012, 02:40 PM
That is a bit of an exaggeration though.    You had one film about the Cosmic Cube, and one film with Loki BEFORE The Avengers, which is designed as a cross-over vehicle.  All of the films stand on their own pretty well.  You did not need to see Iron Man or Thor to enjoy Captain America.  I think we've seen the last of the Cosmic Cube, and possibly Loki, unless he appears in Thor's sequel.  You can't say that The Avengers and the films leading up to it were about Thanos; he appeared for a few seconds.    I'll bet the next round of films does what this round did; introduces the antagonist (Thanos) and Macguffin that will appear in the crossover film. 

I'll be honest that I have my doubts that they can pull it off as effectively again.

I'll be we do see hints of the Pym/Ultron/Wonderman storyline.  I would be VERY surprised to see Tony battle the bottle.

I think the movies distill the comic-reading experience and blend it with mass-market sensibilities.   If you want a video version of the comics, then watch the animated Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, it is really good.

I want filmmakers to adapt the rich history of Marvel for film; I don't want them to follow it with some insane level of detail.  I am not one of the people that cared that Spidey had organic webshooters in the Raimi films.  They retained enough of the essence of the character to satisfy me.  The only thing this change meant for Spidey was that Raimi never had to show him changing cartridges or explain how it works.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 3, 2012, 06:33 PM
That is a bit of an exaggeration though.    You had one film about the Cosmic Cube, and one film with Loki BEFORE The Avengers, which is designed as a cross-over vehicle.  All of the films stand on their own pretty well.  You did not need to see Iron Man or Thor to enjoy Captain America.  I think we've seen the last of the Cosmic Cube, and possibly Loki, unless he appears in Thor's sequel.  You can't say that The Avengers and the films leading up to it were about Thanos; he appeared for a few seconds.   

Yeah, I can see that.  There is definitely a different flavor for each movie and an independent storyline that helps it take place on its own.  I guess I group the origin movies in as their own link to understanding The Avengers.  Even though Iron Man doesn't fight Loki, his movie sets up the character that we see in the Avengers.  I see these as four chapters (I'm excluding IM2) that lead up to Chapter 5: The Avengers, but they could stand on their own if needed.  I think Marvel has done a good job with that aspect.

I guess my concern is about the fine line between linking the universe of each movie and providing continuity versus just building directly from the same plot line.  I would hate to see the next four Marvel films all deal with Thanos or the bad guy now behind Thanos or the Cube or Loki versus taking our heroes into something new like Pym.  Spiderman was doing this pretty well - you had a developing Peter Parker that made sense across the films, but new baddies with their own stories in each film.  They even cameod Dr. Connor in one of the movies as a seed for a future Lizard storyline.

If the next movie involves the Avengers taking out Thanos and they have a small part with Hank Pym, budding pym-particle scientist then I am totally down with that setting up something new. If it's going to be an ongoing cosmic saga of them vs. Thanos along with the Guardians and whomever else, then I'm far less excited about the franchise moving forward.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 11, 2012, 08:59 PM
"No New DC Movies Until 2015"

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/07/11/no-new-dc-movies-until-2015 (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/07/11/no-new-dc-movies-until-2015)

It sounds like after next week's Dark Knight Rises, and next summer's Man of Steel, there won't be another DC movie ready until 2015.  Not surprising really, as there hasn't been major movement on anything else for awhile now, but it does sort of stink.  It boggles my mind how DC has been dragging their feet on getting their heroes to the big screen while Marvel continues to churn out movies (and most of them pretty good).  I realize Green Lantern was a bit of a flop for them, but with characters like the Flash, Wonder Woman, Teen Titans, Aquaman, etc. you'd think they could give something else a try too.  Some info makes it sound like the next movie after Superman next year will be a Justice League movie, then spinning off into other characters (sort of opposite the Marvel approach).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on July 12, 2012, 09:20 AM
I know this will be blasphemy to many, but I grew up reading both DC and Marvel, and I just don't think the DC "universe" is as... cohesive as the Marvel 'verse.

I think a film with Batman AND Superman would be strange...  I never really bought into the team-ups in DC comics as I did with the Marvel books.  I am admittedly more of a Marvel fan, but I do love Bats and Supes, but I think the second tier of the DC characters are a HUGE drop-off compared to Marvel's next tier.  I love the Nolan films and I even liked Superman Returns... 

But people clamoring for a Flash film?  Meh.  Would you go see a Quicksilver film?  Green Arrow?  Now looks like a second rate Hawkeye.  They couldn't get Green Lantern right, and he has far more interesting powers than Flash does.  Lantern is the only one after DC's big 3 of Bats Supes and WW that could have been capable of mainstream success.

I definitely think that Warner needs to offer Kevin Feige the keys to the studio when his Disney/Marvel contract nears its end.  The current creative powers at Marvel are miles ahead of DC.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on July 12, 2012, 09:43 AM
Yeah - I about fell our of my chair at the suggestion of an Aquaman movie.   ;D

The only bright side for DC comics as a whole these past 5 or 10 years or so has been the Nolan movies.  Just about everything else has been a catastrophic failure.  I haven't followed what's happened with sales since the new 52 (though I did roll my eyes when I saw that in a couple months they're doing 0-numbered issues of everything), but I know the critical reaction has been mostly negative.  They just seem to be making one stupid decision after another.  From what I've seen of the new Superman movie, I don't have high hopes.

Doing a Justice League movie FIRST?  That makes no sense to me at all.  The main reason Avengers worked so well was because we already knew all the characters.  You could argue everyone knows Supes/Batman/WW/GL/Flash, etc... but they don't know them as movie characters.  It might end up feeling about the same as a Bay Transformers movie...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on July 12, 2012, 10:08 AM
Yeah - I about fell our of my chair at the suggestion of an Aquaman movie.   ;D

Hey, it worked out ok for Vincent Chase!

 ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 14, 2012, 11:07 PM
So, looks like Guardians of the Galaxy has been officially announced (and titles for some other Marvel movies):

http://www.newsarama.com/film/sdcc-2012-marvel-studios-guardians-of-the-galaxy.html (http://www.newsarama.com/film/sdcc-2012-marvel-studios-guardians-of-the-galaxy.html)

Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Ant Man

Apparently these movies are all part of Marvel's "Phase Two" (with the previous batch up to and including Avengers being Phase 1).  Also, Iron Man's armor from IM3 (rumored to be based on the Extremis storyline) was revealed:

http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?aid=46933 (http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?aid=46933)

On the DC side of things, there was a Man of Steel poster debut with the trailer rumored to be attached to Dark Knight Rises next week:

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=63835 (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=63835)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 14, 2012, 11:30 PM
ANT-MAN?  YESSSS!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 6, 2012, 08:52 PM
Marvel and Fox discuss Silver Surfer/Galactus swap for DD extension:

http://www.newsarama.com/film/marvel-fox-character-swap-galactus-daredevil.html (http://www.newsarama.com/film/marvel-fox-character-swap-galactus-daredevil.html)

Apparently Marvel Studios is discussing a deal with Fox that would allow them to get an extension on their in development DD movie (they lose the rights Oct 10 or something I believe I read) in exchange for the return of the movie rights to Silver Surfer and Galactus.  I'd like to see them get the entire F4 back (really, all of the Marvel characters back), but this seems like a good movie - particularly with them going more cosmic with Guardians of the Galaxy.

UPDATE: Apparently FOX is denying this now, so who knows what's going on
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on August 6, 2012, 09:52 PM
As long as Galactus isn't a %^&* cloud again, it has to be a step up.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on August 6, 2012, 10:05 PM
Marvel and Fox discuss Silver Surfer/Galactus swap for DD extension:

http://www.newsarama.com/film/marvel-fox-character-swap-galactus-daredevil.html (http://www.newsarama.com/film/marvel-fox-character-swap-galactus-daredevil.html)

Apparently Marvel Studios is discussing a deal with Fox that would allow them to get an extension on their in development DD movie (they lose the rights Oct 10 or something I believe I read) in exchange for the return of the movie rights to Silver Surfer and Galactus.  I'd like to see them get the entire F4 back (really, all of the Marvel characters back), but this seems like a good movie - particularly with them going more cosmic with Guardians of the Galaxy.

UPDATE: Apparently FOX is denying this now, so who knows what's going on

Considering the direction that the Avengers took with the Chitauri and their "Ally", I think it would be interesting to see the Silver Surfer and Galactus make their way into that comic universe.  After all, the Avengers are about taking on monumental threats.  Silver Surfer and Galactus represent the kind of threat that the Avengers are about.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 6, 2012, 10:13 PM
Considering the direction that the Avengers took with the Chitauri and their "Ally", I think it would be interesting to see the Silver Surfer and Galactus make their way into that comic universe.  After all, the Avengers are about taking on monumental threats.  Silver Surfer and Galactus represent the kind of threat that the Avengers are about.

+1
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: R5Don4 on August 7, 2012, 02:41 AM

Considering the direction that the Avengers took with the Chitauri and their "Ally", I think it would be interesting to see the Silver Surfer and Galactus make their way into that comic universe.  After all, the Avengers are about taking on monumental threats.  Silver Surfer and Galactus represent the kind of threat that the Avengers are about.

I hope they can do better than Galactus than having him be a purple cloud like in the FF movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on August 15, 2012, 10:49 AM
It sounds like, with the upcoming Oct 10th date looming, Fox has decided to let Daredevil's rights go back to Marvel.  It sounds like, since her movie was released in 2005, Elektra may still remain with Fox, but everything else is going back to the House of Ideas.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/14/daredevil-reportedly-returning-to-marvel (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/14/daredevil-reportedly-returning-to-marvel)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on August 15, 2012, 10:57 AM
It sounds like, with the upcoming Oct 10th date looming, Fox has decided to let Daredevil's rights go back to Marvel.  It sounds like, since her movie was released in 2005, Elektra may still remain with Fox, but everything else is going back to the House of Ideas.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/14/daredevil-reportedly-returning-to-marvel (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/14/daredevil-reportedly-returning-to-marvel)


Interesting.  According to IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0287978/), the movie made about $100,000,000 worldwide.  But those gross box office numbers never really reflect the marketing budget of a title.  And the marketing costs can very often be in excess of the production budget of a movie.

I suspect Fox probably thought it was better to just let this one go.  Especially if they didn't have a decent script to put another Daredevil film into production.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on September 6, 2012, 11:33 AM
http://www.dailysuperhero.com/2012/09/thor-dark-world-rumored-to-have-doctor.html

Dr. Strange to be played by Strider/Aragorn/King Elessar to appear in Thor:Dark World?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on September 6, 2012, 07:41 PM
I like Viggo, but I don't see it. Strange should be played by a svelter, darker haired dude.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scockery on September 23, 2012, 07:34 PM
Saw DREDD this weekend. It was pretty good for what it is. Limited budget compared to the 90's version, so much less futuristic, but still conveys a distopian future decently. More claustrophobic, I guess you could say. Very violent.  DREDD is lacking in the satire department. That was a significant part of the comics that I read...I admit, I haven't read that many recent ones, though. Urban makes a decent Dredd....though I had to get used to his voice, guess Stallone left an impression on me.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 24, 2012, 09:49 AM
I hear this time he left is helmet on.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on September 24, 2012, 01:34 PM
I saw Dredd yesterday and yes, the helmet never comes off.  You don't see Urban's face in the entire movie.  But that's okay, because Olivia Thirlby, who I hadn't seen since Juno, never wears a helmet and she's pretty hot. 

I liked the movie.  I thought it was pretty good, just enough story to put everything in motion and then it's balls-out action right to the end.

I did not see it in 3D and I don't think you need to in order to enjoy it.  There were only a couple of parts during the movie where I thought "that would look cool in 3D," otherwise it seems like a waste.  Besides, a lot of it takes place in the dark interior of a city block and I don't think 3D works well in those types of settings.  Tron, for example, was mostly dark and I thought the 3D didn't pop like it would have in a brighter setting, which was a disappointment because I was thinking going in that if any film would look good in 3D it would be that one.

   E...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on September 24, 2012, 11:48 PM
I went to see Dredd on Friday and thought it was actually really good, much better than i had expected.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on September 26, 2012, 09:56 PM
Holy crap! I just saw an ad in the new Ozymandias comic for The Dark Knight Returns animated feature, based on the classic Frank Miller graphic novel!  :o

How did I miss hearing about this? Should I even be excited or is this going to be some watered-down pap that sucks out loud?

I guess it came out this week on DVD...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 25, 2012, 10:11 PM
He said he'd be back... (http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/arnold-and-conan-the-barbarian-reunited-universal-reboots-action-franchise-with-schwarzenegger/)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 25, 2012, 11:01 PM
He said he'd be back... (http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/arnold-and-conan-the-barbarian-reunited-universal-reboots-action-franchise-with-schwarzenegger/)

Wow.  Does he have anything left in the tank?  I wasn't a big fan of the sequels, but I love me some Ahhhnold.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 26, 2012, 04:12 PM
Why would anyone want to see Conan again? No one went to see the Jason Momoa version last year. I guess since Arnold's political career was gutted has to do something.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scockery on October 26, 2012, 10:23 PM
I'd see Arnold as Conan again, even Conan the Destroyer wasn't all bad. Didn't see Momoa, since i thought he blew chunks on Stargate Atlantis (that show mostly disappointed, though).

I'm surprised they are saying Wolverine sequel takes place after X-Men 3 The Last Stand, not after X-Men Origins: Wolverine the Origin of the X-Men's Wolverine
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 28, 2012, 01:46 AM
Maybe the Conan movie will be called Conan the Destroyer of California.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on March 13, 2013, 08:50 PM
Not sure how many of you saw/enjoyed the first Kick Ass, but here's the trailer for the sequel (Red Band version, just to warn you):

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/03/13/watch-the-kick-ass-2-red-band-trailer (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/03/13/watch-the-kick-ass-2-red-band-trailer)

To be honest, I don't usually go for the blood/guts type movies that much, but I really did like the first Kick Ass and am sort of looking forward to this one as well.  Jim Carrey looks like he could steal the show.  I've only read a few issues of the comic book, so I'm not sure where the story goes (or if the movie even follows it all that much).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on March 13, 2013, 11:11 PM
I loved the original comic series.  It was truly brilliant.

I hated the movie.  It's like the guy who wrote it looked at a few pages of the book, said "that's cool, that's cool, this could be even cooler." And then ignored everything else.  He had absolutely no grasp what the book was actually about.  I've rarely been as disappointed leaving a theater.

The second series was much more of a rah-rah hero book, and I didn't like it as much.  But it lends itself better to an adaptation along the lines of the first movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 20, 2013, 02:51 PM
Latest rumor is that Warner Bros. will be announcing at SDCC today that the follow up to Man of Steel will be Superman/Batman in 2015, followed by the Flash in 2016, and Justice League in 2017.  That means 2015 will now have Star Wars VII, Avengers 2, Superman/Batman, Jurassic Park 4, Fantastic Four reboot, Ant Man, etc.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on July 20, 2013, 08:50 PM
Chance of me seeing the Batman/Superman mash-up:

1) if Batman played by Christian Bale - 99%

2) if Batman played by JGL - 50%

3) if Batman played by some other doosh besides JGL or Bale - 0%

Seriously, just drive the frigging semi truck of cash to Bale's pad and park it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scockery on July 20, 2013, 09:34 PM
Get Keaton back, make it Dark Knight Returns.

Or maybe Clooney.

Not Kilmer, it's Batman, not Fatman!  :D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on July 20, 2013, 11:12 PM
Marvel Studios panel wrapped up a bit earlier, sounds like it was great as usual.  Cast and footage shown for Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy.  Also, Joss Whedon took the stage at the end to announce the title for Avengers 2, Avengers: Age of Ultron!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on July 20, 2013, 11:21 PM
Also, Joss Whedon took the stage at the end to announce the ...

return of Firefly.

A man can dream, can't he?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 25, 2013, 07:09 AM
Ant Man casting news (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/64799)

Hank Pym = Paul Rudd (brilliant choice)
Janet Van Dyne = Rashida Jones (seems a bit old, IMO, but could work)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 25, 2013, 09:37 AM
Happy to see they are still moving forward with Ant-Man and I like both of those actors.  I am a little disappointed that we won't see Wasp right away though.  A whole movie just about Pym might be a little flat, especially since someone else is handling Ultron.   :P
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Post by: McMetal on October 25, 2013, 10:29 AM
I like both of those actors too...good casting. My enthusiasm for this film grows by the day...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Neal on October 25, 2013, 12:45 PM
Good choices.  I guess the actual title of the film will be I Love You, Ant-Man.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on October 25, 2013, 01:22 PM
Good choices.  I guess the actual title of the film will be I Love You, Ant-Man.

Just need Jason Segal in it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 25, 2013, 01:31 PM
Good choices.  I guess the actual title of the film will be I Love You, Ant-Man.

Based on the naming of their other films I think they will title it "Ant-Man."   ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Neal on October 25, 2013, 03:11 PM
Good choices.  I guess the actual title of the film will be I Love You, Ant-Man.

Based on the naming of their other films I think they will title it "Ant-Man."   ;)

Bah.  Wasted opportunity.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scockery on October 25, 2013, 06:54 PM
Inspires a SyFy original movie "MANT"...then "MANT vs. MANSQUITO"
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on December 19, 2013, 07:33 AM
Paul Rudd IS Ant-Man (http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/is-anchormans-paul-rudd-superhero-material-ant-man-in-the-offing/)

He's also rumored NOT playing Hank Pym.  Which could mean that Pym WILL be in Age of Ultron and a wife-beating bastard.

The story also details the reason for Edgar Wright delaying Ant-Man, and if you didn't have enough respect for the guy, how could you not after reading that?  Kinda funny, I just watched The World's End from Netflix last night and bloody loved it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jayson on January 13, 2014, 03:17 PM
Michael Douglas is Hank Pym  (http://marvel.com/news/movies/2014/1/13/21746/michael_douglas_to_star_as_hank_pym_in_marvels_ant-man)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on January 13, 2014, 05:18 PM
That is freakin' epic.  Now if they can squeeze him in for a week of Avengers 2 shooting...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on January 13, 2014, 11:57 PM
Hank Pym and Scott Lang, eh?  Interested to see how this plays out and who they'll use for the baddie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on January 14, 2014, 12:38 PM
I'm interested to see how this will shape up as well, much more interested than I ever thought I'd be in an Ant Man movie, but I'm looking forward to it.  Also read the news/rumor today that Johnny Depp met with Marvel recently regarding the role of Dr. Strange.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on January 14, 2014, 12:47 PM
Giant Man and Ant Man in the same movie?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on January 14, 2014, 01:01 PM
I'm interested to see how this will shape up as well, much more interested than I ever thought I'd be in an Ant Man movie, but I'm looking forward to it.  Also read the news/rumor today that Johnny Depp met with Marvel recently regarding the role of Dr. Strange.

I don't have faith in any other filmmaker like I do in Edgar Wright.  Every film he's done has been flat-out brilliant.  Pure Joy.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on January 14, 2014, 01:08 PM
Giant Man and Ant Man in the same movie?

Or maybe Pym develops the particles and Scott inherits them?  They already confirmed Ultron is not a Pym construct, so maybe they're reducing his overall role.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on January 15, 2014, 10:03 PM
  Also read the news/rumor today that Johnny Depp met with Marvel recently regarding the role of Dr. Strange.

That, actually, sounds just about perfect.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on January 15, 2014, 11:30 PM
Also read the news/rumor today that Johnny Depp met with Marvel recently regarding the role of Dr. Strange.

With Timothy Burton as director with Helena Bonham Carter in some role.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on January 16, 2014, 02:41 PM
Also read the news/rumor today that Johnny Depp met with Marvel recently regarding the role of Dr. Strange.

With Timothy Burton as director with Helena Bonham Carter in some role.
And he can fight Mephisto and his gang of shabbily dressed clowns!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on January 17, 2014, 06:11 PM
  Also read the news/rumor today that Johnny Depp met with Marvel recently regarding the role of Dr. Strange.

That, actually, sounds just about perfect.

+1  Depp would be great as Strange
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on January 29, 2014, 08:24 AM
TMNT revealed (http://aggressivecomix.com/?p=18571)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 29, 2014, 09:36 AM
TMNT revealed (http://aggressivecomix.com/?p=18571)

Well the succeeded in sucking the cuteness out of them.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on February 20, 2014, 08:49 PM
Sounds like Fox has chosen their new Fantastic Four (for the reboot on the way next year):

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/02/20/fox-sets-fantastic-four-reboot-cast (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/02/20/fox-sets-fantastic-four-reboot-cast)

Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards - Miles Teller
Invisible Woman/Susan Storm - Kate Mara
Human Torch/Johnny Storm - Michael B. Jordan
The Thing/Ben Grimm - Jamie Bell
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on February 20, 2014, 10:24 PM
Sounds like Fox has chosen their new Fantastic Four (for the reboot on the way next year):

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/02/20/fox-sets-fantastic-four-reboot-cast (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/02/20/fox-sets-fantastic-four-reboot-cast)

Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards - Miles Teller
Invisible Woman/Susan Storm - Kate Mara
Human Torch/Johnny Storm - Michael B. Jordan
The Thing/Ben Grimm - Jamie Bell

Unbelievable suckitude. They actually found a way to make the previous cast look good in retrospect.

And I'm sorry, but Johnny Storm is white and should be cast accordingly. It creates too many unnecessary distractions/questions about the whole familial link with him and Sue. It just doesn't fit the story in this case.

My all time favorite comic and they can't get it right for the big screen...crushing.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on February 21, 2014, 01:45 AM
I have always... and apparently will always... dislike the FF.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on February 21, 2014, 07:18 AM
Ugh.  Fox just doesn't get it.  Why swap the race of a super-main character other than to get people talking?  THIS is exactly what pisses the core fans off, their utter disregard for the characters.  While a character like, say, Hawkeye isn't exactly like his comic counterpart, Feige and the others didn't go, "hmm...  let's make him a woman.  That's creative!"

I am not one for slavish devotion to the source material, but stunts like this are ridiculous.
 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on February 21, 2014, 09:58 AM
I guess the role of Dr. Doom will be played by a small, uptight pony.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on February 21, 2014, 10:18 AM
I have no problem with them casting a black guy as Johnny Storm.  He was great in Chronicle.  Really good energy.  He fits the character well.

As for him and Sue - maybe step-siblings?  Maybe they're half-brother and sister.  Not really a big deal.

I'm honestly less of a fan of Sue's casting... I've seen her in a number of roles and I've never liked her much.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on February 22, 2014, 08:34 PM
I have a problem with them changing stuff for the sake of changing it. I won't go see it and think its a pretty awful cast. The characters were written a certain way and should stay that way. It like doing a new Blade or a Black Panther movie and making them white. I am completely against it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on February 22, 2014, 10:02 PM
Who says they're changing it "for the sake of changing it"?  Did the director or screenwriter state that?  Or are you jumping to a conclusion with no evidence?

Trank worked with Jordan on Chronicle.  Jordan was FANTASTIC in Chronicle.  So maybe Trank decided that he wanted to work with this great actor again and wasn't going to allow the whites-only racism of the comic book industry in the 1960s to forbid him from doing it.

What does changing Johnny Storm's race substantively impact?  Is the dynamic between him and Sue ruined if they're step-siblings or half-siblings rather than full blood siblings?  If so, how?

What else is the problem?  His relationship with Ben?  Reed?  Because black and white people are never friends in 2014?

The idea that this is somehow akin to doing a white Black Panther is ludicrous.  Black Panther is a African tribal leader.  And guess what - African tribal leaders are black.  So are you saying that all astronauts are white, so Johnny has to be white?  Is there something about his bio that requires a white actor?  Let's check Wikipedia:

"Growing up in Glenville, New York, a fictional Long Island suburban town, Jonathan "Johnny" Storm lost his mother due to a car accident from which his father, surgeon Franklin Storm, escaped unharmed.[1] Franklin Storm spiraled into alcoholism and financial ruin, and was imprisoned after killing a loan shark in self-defense. Johnny Storm was then raised by his older sister, Sue Storm."

Sure sounds like someone who could possible be black to me.  Or any race, really.

So I think, unless you have some damning statement I haven't seen, you need to give the director the benefit of the doubt.  If you're not comfortable with Johnny being black for some non-racist reason, please share.

And I'm not saying I'm on board with any-and-all race changes.  For example - Dr. Doom has to be white.  He's an Eastern-European gypsy.  The Punisher needs to be white - he's Italian.  Black widow is Russian, thus white.  Tony Stark is the son of a WW2 industrialist - white.  There are many instances when the character's bio dictates their race.  Johnny Storm is not one of those instances.  Kinda like Nick Fury.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on February 22, 2014, 11:50 PM
Wait wait wait.  They can make The Torch Black, but Doom and Black Widow are off limits?  If they can make Sue's brother another race then they can damn sure change anything.  There are no black people in Russia?  Pretty sure there are Eastern European blacks as well.  Why can't Punisher just be Hispanic?  Is being Italian essential to his character?  That's the most ridiculous rebuttal I've ever heard.  The fact is that they won't make Doom black because it would be considered racist, and they won't make a black hero like Panther or Luke Cage white because that would be racist.  Making white guys black is no problem though for some reason. 

I don't mind revisions to the classics, but count me among those bothered by the trend of changing races or sexes of well known characters.  It reeks of publicity stunt, intended or not and it just isn't needed.  There were no white guys qualified to play the Torch?  Come on.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on February 23, 2014, 08:26 AM
Black widow is Russian, thus white. 

Actually, Russians can be of various descents.  There are black-skinned Russians (quite a minority, but there still are) and there are many Russians of Korean and Mongolian decent along with some Eskimo-type tribes in the north-east.  Don't forget the ones in the south that might have some darker skin being close to Afghanistan, Georgia, Armenia, etc.  To say that all Russians are white (you didn't but inferred it with Black Widow is white because she's Russian), is totally wrong.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on February 23, 2014, 09:26 AM
Wait wait wait.  They can make The Torch Black, but Doom and Black Widow are off limits?  If they can make Sue's brother another race then they can damn sure change anything.  There are no black people in Russia?

Several thousand invited students from Africa.  Roughly 40,000 half-black descendents from previous students.  But no indigenous blacks, and due to rampant, violent racism against black, very few live there permanently.  In fact blacks are advised not to travel to Russia.  Things are so bad for blacks there the government itself will not count them.  They're considered sub-human by large swaths of the population.

So yeah - the idea that Black Widow could be black is patently ridiculous.  That is unless you're ragingly ignorant.

Pretty sure there are Eastern European blacks as well.

Not gypsies there aren't.

Why can't Punisher just be Hispanic?  Is being Italian essential to his character?
 

Have you actually read the Punisher?  It's all about him being Italian.  Grew up in a poor, Italian neighborhood in NYC.  Exposed to Mafia violence early.  Now he hunts the Mafia.

That's the most ridiculous rebuttal I've ever heard.  The fact is that they won't make Doom black because it would be considered racist, and they won't make a black hero like Panther or Luke Cage white because that would be racist.  Making white guys black is no problem though for some reason.

That's not a "fact."  That's your own assumption based on your apparently very white-centered perspective.  I was pointing out that there are some characters whose ethnicity is critical, and others whose ethnicity is not.  I'd say that's a tautology.  Go ahead and prove me wrong.

Then I gave examples where certain characters, based on their back-stories, necessarily need to be certain races.  You largely dismissed those out of ignorance.

I don't mind revisions to the classics, but count me among those bothered by the trend of changing races or sexes of well known characters.  It reeks of publicity stunt, intended or not and it just isn't needed.

I'm not normally a fan of gender changes.  Making Doom a woman would be stupid, IMO.  Thankfully that rumor was shot down by Trank.  But then I can only think of one off-hand:  Jimmy Olsen becoming Jenny Olsen.  Since she had all of two lines in that awful movie, that was pretty much a non-issue ultimately.

There were no white guys qualified to play the Torch?  Come on.

"Qualified"?  Are you effing serious?  You're framing this as an Affirmative Action play?

Here's a clue for you:  Nobody in Hollywood is ever cast because they're "qualified."  There's tens of thousands of actors who could play any particular role.  Actors are cast because they're famous, they're attractive, they give a good blow-job, they have connections, or they're great.  Being "qualified" is never the reason somebody is chosen.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on February 23, 2014, 10:36 AM
So yeah - the idea that Black Widow could be black is patently ridiculous.  That is unless you're ragingly ignorant.

But what about Asian-Russian?  As I said, there are many ethnic groups in Russia, not just European ones.  Buryats, Yakuts, etc.  Trust me, I worked in Russia and I have seen all kinds of Russians in my time... so while there may not be overall acceptance of colored people, I'm sure the people would be of a black super spy as a hero.  I mean, wouldn't that be unexpected to find a black person was a spy for Russia/Soviet Union?  If I were Putin, I'd have already explored that route.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on February 23, 2014, 11:49 AM


So I think, unless you have some damning statement I haven't seen, you need to give the director the benefit of the doubt.  If you're not comfortable with Johnny being black for some non-racist reason, please share.


Since it sounds like you are calling me a racist, I will say it has nothing to do with race. It has to do with how the characters were created. I would have the same problem if they cast a white guy to play black panther or a white woman for storm. Not accurate to the original comics.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on February 23, 2014, 12:26 PM
The casting does seem to fly in the face of the established brother & sister relationship of Johnny and Susan Storm.  Michael B Jordan's casting seems more like this was the actor that the filmmakers wanted than anything else.  So now they have to write around the established backstory of the FF in order to make it work.  In the case of Samuel L. Jackson being cast as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that situation was a bit more organically driven... at least for Marvel Studios.  When Marvel Comics killed off EVERYONE and launched the Ultimate Universe, Fury was reimagined to deliberately look like Sam Jackson.  And you have to think that SLJ was pretty flattered by that, because he's now appeared as Nick Fury in 5 of the Marvel Studios films.  Be that as it may, none of these actors really leaps out as a "WOW" bit of casting.  And I get the feeling that Kate Mara has already been in a better Marvel movie, with her very small part in Iron Man 2.

This casting announcement comes across as though Fox can't afford to get a solid core of actors for their Marvel comics partners, whereas Disney/Marvel studios has seen the value in some solid acting talent.  Robert Downey Jr. really has wowed people as Tony Stark/Iron Man.  We've been through three actors as Bruce Banner/Hulk, but Mark Ruffalo rose to the occasion in Avengers and stole the show.  Samuel L. Jackson has played the part of elder statesman/leader in his capacity as Nick Fury.  Chris Hemsworth managed to embody Thor well in three projects when his own credentials might have been considered questionable.  And Chris Evans totally upped his game as Steve Rogers in comparison to his work in the previous 2 FF films.

Inevitably the actors in this FF reboot are going to be compared with their Marvel studios contemporaries.  Do they have the capacity to step up their games for this project?  Jamie Bell seems to have some of the strongest credits, but he doesn't seem to have been cast to type.  The only thing that I can recall having seen Michael B. Jordan in was the HBO series 'The Wire', but he was nowhere near one of the standout actors on that show.  And Miles Teller?  I don't think I've seen him in anything.

There are definitely stronger actors that could have been cast.  But I get the sense that a lot of that talent would probably prefer to be involved in a Disney/Marvel studios production that's part of the larger Marvel cinematic universe.  This FF announcement comes across very much like the situation with the rights for Spiderman and the reboot of that franchise.  Get another movie out in an effort to hang onto the FF rights.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on February 23, 2014, 07:37 PM
Ugh, I regret opening this can of worms now, but to clarify my position: I just feel that movies made from comics should be 100% true to their source material. That's it. If for whatever reason that source material seems unpalatable for a modern audience the way it was originally written, by all means choose something else. There are plenty of racially diverse modern properties that would make excellent super hero films.

I would like to see an FF film actually set in the proper historical time frame and not modernized at all. It could have a crazy cool retro flavor ala Mad Men.

And I love all peoples of the world, honestly, I'm just an anal retentive stickler for details. I hated when the changed Spider Man's webslingers too, or made the Rhino some kind of weird machine and not just a big guy in a suit.  :)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on February 23, 2014, 10:42 PM
Then I gave examples where certain characters, based on their back-stories, necessarily need to be certain races.  You largely dismissed those out of ignorance.

No, you missed the point completely.  You seem to have no problem with Johnny's backstory changing from blood relative of Sue Storm to an adopted sibling or sibling-in-law.  Yet you cannot tolerate a world where several other characters could undergo a similar change in back story.  Natasha could be a while American or a Japanese spy or a black chick from Russia.  If you're willing to accept the change for Johnny, I see no difference in a change of origin for others.  Hell, is the movie version of black widow even Russian?  She sure doesn't seem it.  And yep I read the Punisher comic for years.  He is Italian, but they could rewrite that into a poor Hispanic immigrant who loses his family as well - maybe in a gangland shoot out in the South. 

Now try these on for size.  The Black Panther is a black superhero from Africa, heir to the throne of Wakanda.  What if they cast Panther as a white guy from South Africa instead?  There are plenty of whites there, so no big deal, right?  What if they made a Luke Cage movie about a poor white guy from New York who goes to prison, then redeems himself after an experimental procedure gives him steel-hard skin?  Falcon, Storm, War Machine - any issues with those characters being played by white guys? 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 24, 2014, 02:08 AM
I personally just want to see them do a good Fantastic Four movie - I really don't care if they make changes to race/gender. Start it off with Reed Richards and Victoria Doom being lovers/partners for all care. Have both the Storm siblings be African-American. Ultimately who cares. If the movie has a good plot and the actors do a good job, it should be an entertaining film.

If you want to get upset about this movie - get upset about the fact that this production may end up being complete garbage because it's a rush-job to help 20th Century Fox retain Fantastic Four rights.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: EdSolo on February 24, 2014, 06:27 AM


If you want to get upset about this movie - get upset about the fact that this production may end up being complete garbage because it's a rush-job to help 20th Century Fox retain Fantastic Four rights.

That is probably the most pertinent thing said in this whole debate.  All Fox really cares about is making sure the rights don't revert back to Marvel/Disney.  Hence why the Avengers won't be taking on Skrulls or Galactus.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on February 24, 2014, 07:14 AM
Honestly, for the cost why not just sell the rights to Disney?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on February 24, 2014, 07:16 AM


So I think, unless you have some damning statement I haven't seen, you need to give the director the benefit of the doubt.  If you're not comfortable with Johnny being black for some non-racist reason, please share.


Since it sounds like you are calling me a racist, I will say it has nothing to do with race. It has to do with how the characters were created. I would have the same problem if they cast a white guy to play black panther or a white woman for storm. Not accurate to the original comics.
Precisely.  I was called out as a racist on FB this weekend over this topic.  Of course the back-pedaling that happened when I suggested Matt Damon be cast as Black Panther was laughable.

This is a publicity stunt, nothing more.  And a successful one, I might add.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on February 24, 2014, 07:27 AM
I also found it silly that they cast Marlon Wayans for the first GI Joe film, and then chose a character that was not African-American for him to portray, as if there was some lack of characters of color in the GI Joe mythos.  These types of things annoy me.  As a child, I had a pretty full set of GI Joe figures, and I didn't segregate Alpine, Roadblock and the rest into the GI Joe version of the Tuskeegee Airmen or anything like that.  They were part of the team.  Still, I'd have been annoyed if they had cast John Cena or Stone Cold as Roadblock.

I say all the time that there are thousands of nerds in this world that these studios could tap to make a quality product without resorting to stunt-casting to get people talking.  And they'd pay these nerds far less than the wonks they pay to go: "Hmm.  Why don't we swap genders on this character?"

The success of these things START with the nerd dollar, and they have plenty of nerds hating on this before one frame of film is shot.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: EdSolo on February 24, 2014, 10:29 AM
Honestly, for the cost why not just sell the rights to Disney?

I doubt Disney wants to pay for it.  For all the non-Disney rights Marvel properties (FF4, Spiderman, X-men, etc.) it is a use or lose it situation.  Fox, Sony, et al. have to pay the money to put out something to keep the rights, otherwise it goes back to Disney/Marvel.  If a new rushed FF4 fails, then it is quite possible Fox gives up on it and Disney gets it back for nothing as happened with Daredevil, Ghostrider, Blade, and the Punisher.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on February 24, 2014, 04:24 PM
Ah, that makes sense then.  I suppose these companies are looking to sell for big bucks as well, so it's not worth Disney making any kind of purchase unless they have plans in place.  It just stinks that they can't include Skrulls or Kree factions due to licensing crap like this.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: EdSolo on February 25, 2014, 06:51 AM
Skrulls and such would be cool.  I would bet Fox will go with Doctor Doom again.  I think the only franchise Disney would be willing to purchase would be Spiderman, but I don't see Sony letting that one go anytime soon.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on February 25, 2014, 07:24 AM
Doom seems played out after the two previous FF films.  I'd actually be more interested if they went even more old school and opted for the Mole Man and his Subterraneans.  Having those giant creatures busting through from beneath the streets would be kind of cool in a Pacific Rim sort of way.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on February 25, 2014, 02:07 PM
Since this new F4 movie will be a reboot it seems likely they'll go back to Doom.  Fox rebooted X-Men and went right back to Magneto as the villain so... Track record?  I'd be more than happy to see a different villain, though. 

I liked that the reboot of Spider-Man didn't go with Goblin but Lizard instead, seeing as how he was teased in two previous films.  Even though we're getting Goblin in the second...eh. 

  E...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on February 25, 2014, 03:54 PM
Galacticus or Skrulls would be my baddies of choice for the FF.  Would be a nice way to harass Disney - having another Marvel Superhero team take on invaders from space.  At some point it might be worth buying the license just to avoid distractions and confusion.  I'm betting the average moviegoer has no idea FF/XMen/Spiderman/Avengers are owned/produced by different companies.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on February 25, 2014, 04:09 PM
I personally would like to see them hit the Negative Zone, because that would give us Blastaar and Annihilus. :)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: EdSolo on February 26, 2014, 06:54 AM
Since this new F4 movie will be a reboot it seems likely they'll go back to Doom.  Fox rebooted X-Men and went right back to Magneto as the villain so... Track record?  I'd be more than happy to see a different villain, though. 

I liked that the reboot of Spider-Man didn't go with Goblin but Lizard instead, seeing as how he was teased in two previous films.  Even though we're getting Goblin in the second...eh. 

  E...

Magneto didn't really emerge as the villain until the end of the movie.  Shaw was the baddy in the reboot.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on February 26, 2014, 05:18 PM
Annihilus. :)

+1 , but make him look exactly like movie Ultron to totally confuse everyone.  ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: efranks on February 27, 2014, 12:46 AM
Since this new F4 movie will be a reboot it seems likely they'll go back to Doom.  Fox rebooted X-Men and went right back to Magneto as the villain so... Track record?  I'd be more than happy to see a different villain, though. 

I liked that the reboot of Spider-Man didn't go with Goblin but Lizard instead, seeing as how he was teased in two previous films.  Even though we're getting Goblin in the second...eh. 

  E...

Magneto didn't really emerge as the villain until the end of the movie.  Shaw was the baddy in the reboot.

Eh, six of one...

   E...

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on April 3, 2014, 12:26 PM
According to this article (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=97380), Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has plans for Marvel Cinematic Universe movies as far out as the year 2028!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on May 23, 2014, 04:41 PM
There's been a significant shakeup in an upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe project.  According to Superherohype (http://www.superherohype.com/news/303339-breaking-edgar-wright-departs-marvel-studios-ant-man), Ant-Man director Edgar Wright is out!  The statement from Marvel studios is as follows:

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Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on Ant-Man due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 24, 2014, 08:16 AM
This makes me very sad.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 30, 2014, 07:07 PM
Brolin is Thanos (https://www.yahoo.com/movies/josh-brolin-to-play-thanos-in-marvels-guardians-of-87326949187.html).

He certainly has the chin for it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 30, 2014, 07:51 PM
Brolin is Thanos (https://www.yahoo.com/movies/josh-brolin-to-play-thanos-in-marvels-guardians-of-87326949187.html).

He certainly has the chin for it.

Awesome!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on May 31, 2014, 01:15 PM
Just the voice though, as I understand it.

I can't really imagine him in that type of role, but he's not necessarily a bad choice I guess.

After three bad flicks in a row I guess he's eager to get on board the ultimate slumpbuster.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on May 31, 2014, 03:27 PM
That's some serious talent just in the voice actor department:  Josh Brolin as Thanos, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Racoon, and Vin Diesel as Groot.  It makes casting Chris Pratt as Starlord that much less of a risky move.

And did anyone else see the bogus headline about Arnold Schwarzenegger being cast as Thanos?

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 31, 2014, 08:30 PM
I saw the Arnold headline on Facebook.  He would have been an interesting choice.  He can certainly emote.   8)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on June 3, 2014, 06:45 PM
It looks like a Dr. Strange movie is now in the works (http://multiversitycomics.com/news/marvel-announces-scott-derrickson-as-director-for-doctor-strange-film-also-that-there-will-actually-be-a-doctor-strange-film/).  Scott Derrickson, who also directed Sinister and The Day The Earth Stood Still has been named as the director.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Sprry75 on June 3, 2014, 07:05 PM
I don't know dick about that director, but the most troubling thing to me is the proposition that the scribes of the Alvin and the Chipmunks movies are being considered as writers.

Dr. Strange has been my absolute favorite for the last few years, and he lends himself so well to cinema...I have tons of faith in Marvel studios because even their let downs (Iron Man 3) are pretty damn good.  But if they make a Dr. Strange movie, I want it to be my favorite movie of all time.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on June 3, 2014, 07:33 PM
I saw someone bringing up the topic of Dr. Strange and mentioning Johnny Depp as the possible lead.  From a purely physical standpoint I think he would fit with the bill for the character.  And since he's done all of those Pirates of the Carribean films, he does have a relationship with Disney.  Do you think they'd try casting him in this role?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on June 3, 2014, 07:49 PM
I suspect Depp is too old.  Plus he's such an OBVIOUS choice, I can't see it going that way.

Sinister was a really good, freaky movie.  No complaints on that front.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on June 3, 2014, 09:02 PM
Depp would be perfect IMO, the classic Strange I remember had those trademark gray sideburns, so the age fits. Plus, ya gotta think after all those years of medical school, residency, and establishing a practice as a successful surgeon, followed by the car accident, recovery, and subsequent wandering the world and studying the mystic arts for years, you'd have to think the guy would have a few years under his belt by then.

They did name drop him on SHIELD, or maybe it was Winter Soldier, so the seed has been planted. I agree this could be one of the coolest movies ever, if done right. (IE: stick to it being actual magic, and not some interdimensional mumbo jumbo) Dormammu would be a terrific villain too, not to mention Mordo.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: EdSolo on June 4, 2014, 06:56 AM
A Dr. Strange movie makes Marvel/Disney's comments about not using a classic Mandarin ridiculous.  I don't mean the look of the character, but the use of his rings.  I had read that the powers that be or whomever thought that magic rings didn't fit in the Marvel cinematic universe and now they are bringing in Scarlet Witch and possibly Dr. Strange.  It doesn't make much sense to me.  Even with the short they did with Trevor, it isn't like RDJ is going to do another Iron Man movie with the "true" Mandarin.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on June 4, 2014, 07:24 AM
Dr. Strange casting rumors (http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/32387/jared-leto-rumored-for-doctor-strange)

Probably the most interesting quote from the article:

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The site adds [director Scott] Derrickson originally came onboard the project as a writer only, and the tone will be similar to that of "Iron Man".
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Sprry75 on June 4, 2014, 09:53 AM
Dr. Strange was name dropped in Winter Soldier, so it's going to have to take place after he's already somewhat "established" (the origin told in flashback, somewhat?  I dunno...).  In that case I can see an older actor taking on the role.  Depp would be just fine, but I love the idea of Viggo Mortensen, personally.  I'd never thought of Jared Leto as mentioned in that article, but I could totally see that as well.

Not quite sure what is meant by the tone being similar to Iron Man, though.  I just don't quite see the Sorcerer Supreme movie being such a straight up action type of show.  There has become something of a Marvel movie formula, where they feel a lot alike.  That changed with Winter Soldier, which was much more like a spy thriller, and with Dr. Strange they could take it into a whole other arena...not necessarily make it a "horror" movie, but a supernatural type thriller.  I think that'd be cool. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on June 13, 2014, 03:22 PM
DC's Rumored Movie Line-Up/Plans (http://www.superherohype.com/news/305197-wonder-woman-shazam-and-green-lanternflash-team-up-projects-rumored), which they will apparently reveal at SDCC next month.

- May 6, 2016 = Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
- Jul 2016 = Shazam! solo film
- Dec 2016 = Sandman solo film
- May 2017 = Justice League
- July 2017 = Wonder Woman solo film
- Dec 2017 = Flash/Green Lantern team-up movie
- May 2018 = proper Man of Steel sequel

If it's true, man that's a lot of DC movies in a 2-year span.  Keep throwing things at the wall until something sticks, right DC? 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Brian on June 13, 2014, 05:15 PM
DC's Rumored Movie Line-Up/Plans (http://www.superherohype.com/news/305197-wonder-woman-shazam-and-green-lanternflash-team-up-projects-rumored), which they will apparently reveal at SDCC next month.

- May 6, 2016 = Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
- Jul 2016 = Shazam! solo film
- Dec 2016 = Sandman solo film
- May 2017 = Justice League
- July 2017 = Wonder Woman solo film
- Dec 2017 = Flash/Green Lantern team-up movie
- May 2018 = proper Man of Steel sequel

If it's true, man that's a lot of DC movies in a 2-year span.  Keep throwing things at the wall until something sticks, right DC?

I read that and sort of thought the same thing Jeff.  There are a lot of DC heroes I'd like to see on the big screen, several of them listed there, but it sometimes seems like DC/WB is just trying to keep up with Marvel and not really thinking through their choices.  They seem really desperate to get the Justice League out, hopefully it will be good.  The Flash/GL movie does interest me, and Wonder Woman is long overdue. Funny no mention of a solo Batman movie in there, but I'm sure he will show up elsewhere.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on June 13, 2014, 09:06 PM
How are the scripts on those other two 2016 films?  Who's directing?  Seems like the ball should be rolling on both.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BrentS on June 13, 2014, 11:13 PM
Didn't Shaquille O'Neal already do a definitive Shazam movie  ;D.

Oh wait, that was Kazaam
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on June 19, 2014, 01:17 PM
Add a Batfleck solo film now.. Batman Solo Film Coming in 2019? (http://www.superherohype.com/news/305753-batman-solo-film-coming-in-2019#/slide/1)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on June 28, 2014, 03:56 PM
I'm finding rumors online that I can't believe I haven't seen here already.  Evangeline Lilly as Janet Van Dyne????

Perfect. Move.

http://screenrant.com/ant-man-corey-stoll-evangeline-lilly/

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on June 29, 2014, 02:07 PM
Evangeline Lilly is on the cast list for the movie's IMDB listing.  But there's no character name associated with her entry.  In fact, the only character names on the list are for Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: name on June 30, 2014, 11:13 PM
Yeah, but look at that and tell me that she's been cast as anyone else....

(http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Ant-Man-Rumor-Casting-Evangeline-Lilly.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on July 1, 2014, 09:57 AM
She certainly looks the part.  But then I remember all of the speculation about this one actress who was in Iron Man 3.  People were saying "Oh yeah, she's going to be the Wasp!"

Clearly, Evangeline Lilly is a more established actor.  And Wasp is a significant player in the Pym character arc.  Do I think this is a strong possibility?  Sure.  And I'm interested to see if Wasp would potentially carry forward into the broader MCU and the Avengers.  I think we'll probably know things with a greater level of certainty following SDCC2014.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on July 21, 2014, 01:41 PM
DC's Rumored Movie Line-Up/Plans (http://www.superherohype.com/news/305197-wonder-woman-shazam-and-green-lanternflash-team-up-projects-rumored), which they will apparently reveal at SDCC next month.

- Jul 2016 = Shazam! solo film

Dwayne Johnson Comes ThisClose To Saying DC Is About To Announce A Shazam Movie With Him As The Star (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/07/21/dwayne-johnson-comes-thisclose-to-saying-dc-is-about-to-announce-a-shazam-movie-with-him-as-the-star/)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on July 27, 2014, 08:32 PM
HAs anyone found the Avengers or Antman previews from SDCC anywhere online?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 2, 2014, 07:22 AM
Ethan Hawke as Dr. Strange? (http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/34140/hawke-rumored-for-doctor-strange)

No complaints here.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on October 2, 2014, 08:33 AM
He's got the goatee for it, no doubt.

Still like the idea of Johnny Depp in this role, but Hawke could be good.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 2, 2014, 08:40 AM
I'd just fear Depp would be all Depp in the role.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on October 2, 2014, 08:54 AM
Depp has the look for the role.  And he's well connected with Disney.  But I think my reservations about him are the same as Bill's.  Johnny Depp seems to inject this air of camp into almost any project he's involved in these days.

I know there was a lot of talk about Joaquin Phoenix playing the part.  What I also heard there was that he was interested, but also concerned about the amount of CGI the project would require.  And evidently his concerns are that he feels more of a need for practical effects that he could interact with as an actor.  I know that Ewan McGregor expressed similar concerns about the production of the PT, so I don't think it's an insignificant consideration.

Ethan Hawke seems like an interesting choice.  He can pull off the look.  As for the character?  I honestly don't know enough about Dr. Strange to say one way or the other.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 2, 2014, 11:57 AM
He's Reed Richards + Tony Stark, except with MAGIC!

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 27, 2014, 03:06 PM
Benedict Cumberbatch cast as Dr. Strange (http://deadline.com/2014/10/benedict-cumberbatch-doctor-strange-movie-cast-862815/)

They'd be fools now not to pit him against Loki at some point.  The line of women on opening night would stretch for miles.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on October 27, 2014, 07:58 PM
NICE!  Benedict Cumberbatch is very cool casting for this.  Especially in light of Joaquin Phoenix being a flake about the whole process.  And in total contrast, Cumberbatch really seemed to get into the whole mo-cap process for playing Smaug in The Hobbit.  So I can see him getting into Dr. Strange in a big way, too.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on October 28, 2014, 10:02 AM
Well, he can certainly pull off the smug, arrogant pre-magic Strange. I just can't picture him with the proper facial hair...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 28, 2014, 11:02 AM
Here's a quick Photoshop attempt.

(http://www.creaturecantina.com/graphics_temp/strange.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on October 28, 2014, 02:40 PM
Cap 3: Civil War 5/6/15

Dr. Strange 11/4/16

GotG 2 5/7/17

Thor 3: Ragnarok 7/28/17

Black Panther 11/3/17

Avengers 3: Infinity War part I 5/4/18

Captain Marvel 7/6/18

Inhumans 11/2/18

Avengers 3: Infinity War part II 5/3/19

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on October 28, 2014, 02:42 PM
Black Panther concept art.  Chadwick Boseman (Jackie Robinson in 42) is the actor.

(http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/media/image/201410/thumb900_phpbad0ltbpconcept_finalsized.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 28, 2014, 03:02 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1DfBAACQAAAXa2.jpg)

Captain America:  Serpent Society??
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on October 28, 2014, 03:16 PM

Captain America:  Serpent Society??

It was a joke.  After the movie announcements, they showed a clip of A:AoU with Cap and IM talking / arguing and then immediately went to the real Cap 3 title. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 28, 2014, 03:16 PM
Damn.  A Serpent Society movie would have been all kinds of badass.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on October 28, 2014, 03:25 PM
I keep going back and looking at that Black Panther costume (apparently he'll be in Cap3).  For something so basic and all black, that is one damn sexy costume.

And we were told that there was a BP teaser in the recent AoU trailer, which is 100% likely Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaw (remember the random bearded man in the middle?)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on October 28, 2014, 05:09 PM
So, if you mix everything together, you get...

05/01/15 - Avengers: Age of Ultron
07/17/15 - Ant-Man
03/25/16 - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
05/06/16 - Captain America: Civil War
08/05/16 - Suicide Squad
11/04/16 - Doctor Strange
05/05/17 - Guardians of the Galaxy 2
06/23/17 - Wonder Woman
07/28/17 - Thor: Ragnarok
11/03/17 - Black Panther
11/17/17 - Justice League (Part I)
03/23/18 - The Flash
05/04/18 - Avengers: Infinity War (Part I)
07/06/18 - Captain Marvel
07/27/18 - Aquaman
11/02/18 - Inhumans
04/05/19 - Shazam
05/03/19 - Avengers: Infinity War (Part II)
06/14/19 - Justice League (Part II)
04/03/20 - Cyborg
06/19/20 - Green Lantern


- Just stop and look at that for a minute.  That is ridiculous.  And it doesn't even include the Fox stuff or the Sony Spider-Man stuff.  At what point does regular, non-fanboy America put their hands up and say "enough already with all the super-hero movies!"

- One more thing, made clear again by the Marvel announcements today - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is still a horrible movie title.   Great name for a legal essay examining the Batman v Superman court case though.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on October 29, 2014, 09:09 AM
Wow.  They're going with an Inhumans project?!?!  SERIOUSLY?!?!?!  Marvel Studios is definitely getting ambitious.  But I think after the success they had with Guardians of the Galaxy they're more inclined to take some risks with some lesser known characters.

There definitely seems to have been a trail leading up to a Black Panther movie.  Pretty much from the time they introduced Vibranium.  And now with Andy Serkis seemingly cast as Ulysees Klaw and being featured in the Avengers - Age of Ultron trailer?  Top that off with a story line in A-AoU that looks like Ultron will be seeking out Vibranium for his own use?  Black Panther seems like a natural fit for that story.  And I wouldn't be surprised if he pops up in some capacity in Age of Ultron.

But I'm also surprised by what was NOT announced.  Like?  No Black Widow solo film.  No Hulk solo film.  And no mention of Iron Man 4.  I know that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has said that Black Widow will be a major player in the upcoming Avengers projects.  And that may be why there won't be a Black Widow film in the immediate future. 

I'm personally disappointed that there was no Hulk film announced.  Banner & Hulk were just AMAZING in the first Avengers film.  Joss Whedon figured out how to make use of the character so well.  But still, the first two Hulk movies proved to be a challenge.  And I think that Marvel Studios is probably still trying to find the right story and script for a Hulk solo film.  Maybe if someone like say, Joss Whedon, takes on the project, then maybe this movie would work!

I'm still a little bummed that RDJ is only up for doing the Cap 3 movie and Avengers films.  He's been awesome as Tony Stark.  And he can totally carry one of these movies on his own.  I would just hate for Iron Man 3 to be the last of the Iron Man solo films.  But I can't say that I was disappointed that there wasn't a Hawkeye film announcement.  I think the character needs some more development in future Avengers films before he can anchor a film of his own.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Matt on October 29, 2014, 11:23 AM
Thank you, JediDefender, for having a catch-all thread for most of the super hero/comic book franchises.

(http://i.imgur.com/vEmEBE0.png)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 29, 2014, 11:25 AM
I'd love to see a solo Hawkeye film.  He's got a number of solo books to pull from and the current comic focusing on what Hawkeye does when he's not an avenger is excellent source material.  As a guy without crazy super powers, there's a lot more opportunity to character build versus the non-stop action we get from most of the Avengers.  Truth be told though, I'd love to see Phase 4 be a "West Coast Avengers" storyline where Hawk creates a sister team out in California.  I thought I heard mention of Mockingbird, so maybe they're already going this route.  In the comic, Stark handed the IM gig over to Rhodey, so Black-Iron-Man and later War Machine were a big part of that team. Would be a cool way to keep the Avengers going if RDJ and the other big names want a break or just limit their involvement to cameos akin to Sam Jackson's Fury.

Jeff - that number of Superhero movies is pretty insane.  I'm going to need a separate savings account just for Marvel & DC based movies.  It is crazy to see everyone jumping on the bandwagon, but that's a credit to all the great work done these past few years with the Avengers flicks.  I can't see every one of these being major hits, so it will be interesting to see what succeeds and what flops.

Anyone else hate the new numbering/titles being used for the team movies?  Why can't we just have Avengers 3 and Avengers 4?  Pretty soon we're going to have Avengers 5 Part I Chapters 1-3...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on October 29, 2014, 12:01 PM
I do think that DC's whole lineup is one or two bombs away from jeopardy though.

Marvel as a brand is now closely associated with quality.  Aside from Batman, DC is very hit-or-miss.  I hope they take the same care with their films that Marvel has shown, but their track record does not work in their favor.

I think that Marvel went...  IM was a success...  Let's build a basic framework to inter-relate these next films we have on the docket culminating in The Avengers (Phase 1).  Then for Phase 2, they got a little more ambitious, and said lets plant seeds for phase 2 AND phase 3.  The success of GotG is a direct result of the strength that Feige has built up into the Marvel brand name.

I have a sinking feeling (and I hope I'm wrong) that DC will stumble over itself trying for that big paycheck without building up to it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 29, 2014, 12:45 PM
Green Lantern was intended to launch the DC Movieverse.  So really they're only a couple box office failures from scrapping the whole idea and starting fresh one more time. 

Man of Steel was a box office success despite being a critical failure (and really, REALLY stupid).  I expect a huge opening weekend for Dawn no matter how awful it is.  I think it's a big mistake bringing out Suicide Squad second - that property has almost zero recognition, and unless it's spectacular doesn't have a chance to build an audience like Guardians of the Galaxy did.  If it fails like GL, then who knows what'll happen with their slate.  WW would be filmed and getting effects done.  So it'll be released.  JL would probably be in production and safe.  But everything after that - certainly at risk.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on October 29, 2014, 02:09 PM
I'd love to see a solo Hawkeye film.  He's got a number of solo books to pull from and the current comic focusing on what Hawkeye does when he's not an avenger is excellent source material.  As a guy without crazy super powers, there's a lot more opportunity to character build versus the non-stop action we get from most of the Avengers.  Truth be told though, I'd love to see Phase 4 be a "West Coast Avengers" storyline where Hawk creates a sister team out in California. 

A West Coast Avengers spinoff might be the right vehicle for Hawkeye to grow as a character in the MCU.  There are also his roots in SHIELD to consider, and he was mentioned in passing during last night's Agents of SHIELD.  But seeing the cosmic/global nature of the threats that the Avengers are facing, I don't know if the whole West Coast team concept makes as much sense in the context of the MCU as it did in the comics back in the 80's and 90's.

I thought I heard mention of Mockingbird, so maybe they're already going this route. 

Mockingbird has actually been featured in the past couple of episodes of Agents of SHIELD.  So far she's been interesting, and I think they're working to develop her into more than just a featured character.  I hope they do.  Because Adrianne Palicki is HOT!!!!

In the comic, Stark handed the IM gig over to Rhodey, so Black-Iron-Man and later War Machine were a big part of that team. Would be a cool way to keep the Avengers going if RDJ and the other big names want a break or just limit their involvement to cameos akin to Sam Jackson's Fury.

This would be a cool way to utilize someone who's as strong of an actor as Don Cheadle.  And expanding on his independent role as War Machine/Iron Patriot would be worth examining.  To that end, I also have to wonder if he's also going to be a factor in the Captain America 3 story line.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on October 29, 2014, 05:12 PM
With Robert Downey, Jr not wanting to do anymore IM movies, perhaps with the Civil War and Infinity Wars he could die and Rhodie could take his place?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 30, 2014, 02:58 PM
I heard last night that he's recently changed his tone on that and would consider an IM 4 if the story line is good.  He seems to revel in being Iron Man from his social media posts, so I hope he comes back for more.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on November 11, 2014, 12:53 PM
The FF reboot just keeps on giving...  meet Victor Domashev, anti-social programmer; aka "Doom" on the internet (http://entertainthis.usatoday.com/2014/11/11/a-classic-fantastic-four-villain-is-looking-pretty-doomed/).

My FF loving pal has already sworn off this flick with the casting changes made to Marvel's "first family", can't wait to hear his 45 minute tirade on how changing Victor Von Doom is the new worst thing they can possibly do to the movie... ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on November 11, 2014, 01:16 PM
So who's going to be the better anti-social hacker, Victor "Doom" or Lex Luthor?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on November 11, 2014, 08:49 PM
The FF reboot just keeps on giving...  meet Victor Domashev, anti-social programmer; aka "Doom" on the internet (http://entertainthis.usatoday.com/2014/11/11/a-classic-fantastic-four-villain-is-looking-pretty-doomed/).

My FF loving pal has already sworn off this flick with the casting changes made to Marvel's "first family", can't wait to hear his 45 minute tirade on how changing Victor Von Doom is the new worst thing they can possibly do to the movie... ;)

Your friend is right on the money. What is the point of taking one of the cornerstone Marvel franchises and then doing everything possible to make a move that bears little or no semblance to its source material? These aren't just cosmetic details like costumes either, they are completely altering the core characters. Reed and Sue were always meant to be older and squarer, like the parents, while Johnny and Ben were the unruly offspring. Reed wasn't just some punk kid with a high IQ, he was one of the most brilliant and prominent scientists in America even before he became Mr Fantastic. And don't even get me started on Victor Von Doom. Way to ruin one of the great comic villains by turning him into some douchy tattooed hipster hacker.

I really hope this is a colossal flop for them, this particularly appalling brand of Hollywood idiocy should not be rewarded. And please reconsider this director for any of those next few Star Wars movies. We don't need a young female Latino Boba Fett, or a middle aged Chinese man as Leia or WTF he is apt to do.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: EdSolo on November 12, 2014, 06:51 AM
You have to wonder if FOX is trying to have this film bomb so they can try to sell the rights back to Marvel and just concentrate on X-Men.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on November 12, 2014, 09:37 AM
A successful franchise is a whole lot more valuable to sell than a failed franchise.  I doubt they're spending millions with the goal of failing spectacularly.

My guess - they saw that a fairly faithful adaptation was modestly successful financially, and the sequel got decent reviews, but nowhere near the success Disney has seen.  They expect a fully-faithful adaptation wouldn't be any more successful, so they're rolling the dice.  They like the writer/director's vision.  They don't care if it's faithful.  They think it'll relevant to a younger audience.

If you go back and watch the Alba FF movies, they haven't aged well.  The first was bad from the get-go, but now even the second is pretty grating.  They were very juvenile.  The "family dynamic" that made the comic successful and cutting-edge in the 1960s is kind of ridiculous now.  An older sister bossing around her grown adult brother?  Silly.  So the feel I get from this one is "What if four people in 2015 got these powers - what would happen?"  It's not going to be anything like Mole Men from below NYC are going to tunnel up and attack the city.

I'm still willing to give it a chance.  Chronicle was brilliant.  That gives me some hope.  Maybe they shouldn't call it Fantastic Four.  Maybe the adaptation is way too loose for purists.  But hey, maybe it'll be an awesome film anyway.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: EdSolo on November 12, 2014, 09:51 AM
The problem with that assessment is that F4 is never going to be a success on the level of Avengers or Spiderman.  There will probably be a time in the not to distant future where people are going to tire of all of these comic/superhero movies.  All of these changes are going to irk the hardcore fans, but that really isn't the audience for the picture.  However, when you tell the actors to not bother reading the source material, it makes me wonder how committed FOX is to the property.  Honestly, I don't think they would intentionally put out a bomb and waste all the money involved in production, marketing, etc., but I do think that selling the rights back to Marvel has to be on the table.  While I don't think Marvel would have a burning desire for the heroes,  I think they would love to get the cinematic rights back for Galactus and the Skrulls.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Diddly on November 12, 2014, 02:10 PM
Sony is rumored to be planning a movie about May Parker now. They've denied the rumor, but still, can we just get Spider-Man's rights back to Marvel?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on November 12, 2014, 04:01 PM
You have to wonder if FOX is trying to have this film bomb so they can try to sell the rights back to Marvel and just concentrate on X-Men.

Marvel seems to be laying the groundwork for Sony and Fox to want to relinquish those rights.  Case in point?  They cancelled the Fantastic Four comic.  And they also killed Wolverine.  Those are two VERY big properties in the Marvel Universe.  And the movie rights rest in the case of those properties with Fox.  I think I get Marvel's angle here.  Why provide the competition with any more story lines for Marvel characters that could turn up in Fox movies? 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on November 12, 2014, 11:03 PM
That theory was debunked a while ago.  The number of comic readers is miniscule compared to the number of movie goers.  The analysis I saw concluded that Fox could take out a full-page ad in every issue of Fantastic Four that said "We hate you morons, don't see our movie!" and if every single FF reader obeyed those ads, they'd lose a total of $500K in box office receipts.  McFarlane's Spider-Man #1 sold 2.5 million copies, one of the highest print runs of all time.  If they all sold to distinct individuals (they didn't), and every one of them went to see a 3D, prime time feature (~ $15), that'd total $37.5 million dollars.  Guardians of the Galaxy made that in one single day.

The idea that canceling a book could hurt a movie, or that Marvel would do such a thing to that end, makes no sense whatsoever. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on November 13, 2014, 10:02 AM
It's not about promotional tie-ins with the comics in an effort to generate book sales.  The arguments that I've seen laid out are about the focus of stories surrounding Marvel comics as a whole, as well as characters.  The stories and characters are proving to be far more valuable when translated into a feature film than the sales of any comic book title.  Concepts like the ownership and control of characters and stories have far more reach.  Those go into the books, movies, cartoons, licensed merchandise, video games and more.  To that end I can see Marvel taking the standpoint that the characters they own completely should be the focus of their businesses across a wide front.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on November 13, 2014, 04:18 PM
I'm sure that Disney via Marvel gets some cut of the pie when Fox or Sony releases a Marvel film, even if it isn't officially under the Marvel Studios banner.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: EdSolo on November 14, 2014, 06:31 AM
The other thing to remember is Disney/Marvel still own all the non-movie rights to the characters.  If people are still going to buy X-Men, F4, and Spiderman comics, it would only cost Marvel money to not put them out.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on November 14, 2014, 11:12 AM
The other thing to remember is Disney/Marvel still own all the non-movie rights to the characters.  If people are still going to buy X-Men, F4, and Spiderman comics, it would only cost Marvel money to not put them out.
...and toys, t-shirts, mugs, and other associated chotchkies...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on November 14, 2014, 12:50 PM
The FF reboot just keeps on giving...  meet Victor Domashev, anti-social programmer; aka "Doom" on the internet (http://entertainthis.usatoday.com/2014/11/11/a-classic-fantastic-four-villain-is-looking-pretty-doomed/).

My FF loving pal has already sworn off this flick with the casting changes made to Marvel's "first family", can't wait to hear his 45 minute tirade on how changing Victor Von Doom is the new worst thing they can possibly do to the movie... ;)

This thing has sounded like  joke from the start. Not one thing that has been mentioned has sounded good.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on January 6, 2015, 04:53 PM
Rumors seem to be circulating about the casting of Captain Marvel / Carol Danvers. One name that's been popping up?  Emily Blunt. Marvel Studios seems to like her. And she was strongly considered for the role of the Black Widow, and reportedly turned it down because of scheduling issues.  She also was rumored to be up for the role of Peggy Carter in Captain America - The First Avenger
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on January 6, 2015, 10:13 PM
Marvel’s Ant-Man Delivers a Trailer to Astonish! (http://www.superherohype.com/news/325957-marvels-ant-man-delivers-a-trailer-to-astonish#/slide/1)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on January 6, 2015, 11:40 PM
I'd be up for some Emily Blunt.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on January 7, 2015, 02:46 AM
Marvel’s Ant-Man Delivers a Trailer to Astonish! (http://www.superherohype.com/news/325957-marvels-ant-man-delivers-a-trailer-to-astonish#/slide/1)

I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical that they could pull off an Ant-Man solo movie, but that looks pretty good so far.  It's weird that they're going with Scott Lang as the hero and Hank Pym as the inventor, but it's an interesting take.  Hayley Atwell is supposedly in the film reprising her Peggy Carter role, so maybe Douglas/Pym is the original Ant-Man from an earlier age (WWII tie to Cap?), but now wants to pass the mantle on to Lang.  Only thing I don't like so far is the casting credit of Evangeline Lilly as "Hope" Van Dyne...what was wrong with Janet?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on January 7, 2015, 10:19 AM
Janet is a great-aunt's name.   8)

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on January 7, 2015, 11:41 AM
Only thing I don't like so far is the casting credit of Evangeline Lilly as "Hope" Van Dyne...what was wrong with Janet?

Um...  SPOILERS AHEAD, so read at your own risk - from Evengeline Lilly interview:


"her prospective character — Hope Van Dyne — was Janet and Hank’s daughter. And she learned that fans take all of this very seriously. “I thought Edgar’s idea to blend the [Hank and Scott] stories was brilliant,” she says. “You’re going to have fans up there who insist that you tell the story of Hank Pym, and fans up there who will be more on the Scott Lang side of it. … I think we are going to come close to pleasing them all. And what’s cool is that, you know, Janet Van Dyne is my mom. Hank Pym is my father. I was raised by two superheroes. I’m no schlump. I’m a pretty smart, competent, capable, kick-ass female. She’s very cool.” (http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/evangeline-lilly-ant-man-the-hobbit-squickerwonkers#.iiNoEE3Jvl)

It sounds like she's Wasp 2.0 to Rudd's Ant-Man 2.0 in the movie...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on January 7, 2015, 11:57 AM
I don't give a **** what her name is as long as she shows up in a skintight costume.  I've had the hots for Evangeline since Lost.  Pretty awkward during the last two Hobbit films where I got wood because she was dressed as an elf.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on January 7, 2015, 02:36 PM
Sounds like a pretty reasonable explanation for the whole Hank / Janet / Hope lineage.  And if they go back through the years, I'm sure that a link to SHIELD is in there, too.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Morgbug on January 7, 2015, 04:10 PM
I don't give a **** what her name is as long as she shows up in a skintight costume.  I've had the hots for Evangeline since Lost.  Pretty awkward during the last two Hobbit films where I got wood because she was dressed as an elf.

 ;D
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 13, 2015, 12:20 PM
**** Damn!   8)

Marvel's Ant-Man - Trailer 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdKf3MneyI)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on April 14, 2015, 12:59 PM
Looks like two female screenwriters have been hired for the upcoming Captain Marvel movie (http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/apr/14/captain-marvel-women-writers-hired-for-first-female-fronted-superhero-movie).  Odd that they would go with two people instead of one, but nice to see Perlman from Guardians is on board.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on April 20, 2015, 12:41 AM
New FF trailer dropped...  Still very unimpressed. Why the need to change so many aspects of the story?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on May 14, 2015, 08:28 AM
Fox appears to be set to offer up another film set in the X-Men's corner of the Marvel Universe.  A New Mutants film is reportedly in the works (http://deadline.com/2015/05/the-new-mutants-x-men-josh-boone-the-fault-in-our-stars-fox-1201425641/) with director Josh Boone at the helm.  Producers Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner are overseeing the project.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on June 4, 2015, 02:26 PM
James Wan to Direct Jason Momoa in Warner Bros. Pictures’ Upcoming Aquaman Feature (http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150603006619/en/James-Wan-Direct-Jason-Momoa-Warner-Bros.#.VXCXE89VhuA)

Sorry, Vincent Chase.  You still lost the role to the (Sea)Horselord AquaDrogo.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on June 26, 2015, 01:52 PM
First reactions - Marvel's Ant-Man (http://www.slashfilm.com/ant-man-early-buzz-how-does-marvels-tiny-hero-measure-up/)

Not a disaster, apparently.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on June 26, 2015, 02:24 PM
Cool, I want this to be good. I like Paul Rudd and Evengeline Lilly and Michael Douglas and the guy from The Strain.

Wonder if there will be any toy support...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on June 26, 2015, 05:03 PM
Yup.  Saw the 6" Ant Man and Wasp today, in fact.  There's also a 3-3/4" Ant Man with a winged ant queen that's due out soon.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on June 30, 2015, 04:17 PM
There's also a 3-3/4" Ant Man with a winged ant queen that's due out soon.

Already available on HTS...
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on July 3, 2015, 09:03 AM
There's also a 3-3/4" Ant Man with a winged ant queen that's due out soon.

Already available on HTS...

Yes, and when I posted that it was still a pre-order.  So?  The whole one-upmanship pattern of your posts recently is very unbecoming.



The clips for Ant-Man look pretty good.  In a way I'm glad that Edgar Wright and Marvel parted ways.  Especially if Ant-Man is going to get incorporated into the broader Marvel Universe.  Edgar is an awesome filmmaker, but he has a style that SCREAMS Edgar Wright and not necessarily the source material.  While that might not have hurt the Ant-Man film on it's own, it might have made it a whole lot more difficult to incorporate the character into another MCU project without taking away from the subsequent film.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 3, 2015, 10:17 PM
I saw the 3.75" Antman w/Flying Ant at Toys R Us this week too - I had totally missed that this was coming out, so I appreciated getting the heads up on the release on this thread. IMHO a great set for price ($19.99).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 6, 2015, 01:24 PM
Yes, and when I posted that it was still a pre-order.  So?  The whole one-upmanship pattern of your posts recently is very unbecoming.

I was just letting people know it was available on HTS if they wanted to order.  Why are you always looking for a fight?   ???
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on July 14, 2015, 11:16 AM
I guess the news of trailers/clips for comic projects like Suicide Squad, Dawn of Justice and Deadpool totally overshadowed this news:

Green Lantern Corps Joins the DC Cinematic Universe Schedule (http://io9.com/wb-adds-green-lantern-corps-to-the-dc-cinematic-univers-1717237268)

There have been rumors circulating about Tyrese Gibson being in the running to play Green Lantern John Stewart, and now Chris Pine is rumored to play one of the other Green Lanterns.  It's not clear if he would play Hal Jordan, but I have seen the word "reboot" used in reference to Green Lantern as Warner Brothers works towards establishing a more cohesive DC Cinematic Universe.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on July 14, 2015, 06:15 PM
Fantastic Four | Official Trailer 2  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAgnQdiZFsQ&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 14, 2015, 09:31 PM
Speaking of Fantastic Four and Green Lantern, I'd like to see Jonathan Stewart play John Stewart in a stroke of race swapping genius!  Imagine the potential for a comedic, white, Jewish guy to represent a black super hero. 

What do you mean that only works in reverse?   ???
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Mikey D on July 17, 2015, 10:25 PM
I don't give a **** what her name is as long as she shows up in a skintight costume.  I've had the hots for Evangeline since Lost.  Pretty awkward during the last two Hobbit films where I got wood because she was dressed as an elf.

Guess I'll have to wait until Cap:Civil War to see her in the skintight suit but she's going to look great in it. 

Another solid film in the MCU. Not top three (those are Winter Soldier, GotG and the first Avengers for me) but probably in the top five/six somewhere with the first Iron Man and AoU.  Loved the Falcon scenes and the antics of the heist crew. Paul Rudd was the perfect casting with the tone of the humor in the movie. Now I need to wait a few weeks to see him in Wet Hot American Summer:First Day of Camp.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Scott on July 23, 2015, 10:13 PM
Just got back from Ant Man, liked it and I think I like it better than Avengers 2...way better pacing and action, loved the final fight even if they spoiled some of the scenes in the trailer

After it was done my son said "That was the exact same plot as Iron Man" and thinking about it, it is which didn't make it any less cool but it really is the same story with the evil businessmen and amazing suits

Really looking forward to Civil War!!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: evenflow on July 24, 2015, 12:34 AM
Saw Ant-Man last Friday and loved it. Blew Avengers 2 away. Great movie.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 26, 2015, 05:35 PM
Caught Ant Man last weekend and it easily cracked the top five from Marvel for me.  Great storyline and the right mix of action and humor with lots of little ties into the bigger Marvel U. I keep waiting for something Marvel to fail,  but everything they touch turns to gold. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 3, 2015, 11:23 AM
Deadpool trailer announcement trailer...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPZHBjyUGhQ
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on August 4, 2015, 09:12 PM
Caught Ant Man last weekend and it easily cracked the top five from Marvel for me.  Great storyline and the right mix of action and humor with lots of little ties into the bigger Marvel U. I keep waiting for something Marvel to fail,  but everything they touch turns to gold.
EVERYONE is waiting for Marvel to fail. I actually saw someone predicting that Cap 3 will be the one. My bet is this person probably predicted that every picture since Avengers is goinG to be the one. Sooner or later, they will be right, I suppose.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 5, 2015, 07:22 AM
Deadpool actual trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyKWUTwSYAs

NSFW, obviously.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 5, 2015, 09:35 AM
Yikes! I assume this one is going to be R-rated.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on August 5, 2015, 09:45 AM
I'm not much of a Marvel guy, so the only thing I know about Deadpool is that he's insanely popular and he's not at all like that one Wolverine movie where he was played by... Ryan Reynolds?

Speaking of which, is this Deadpool supposed to be based on that movie at all?  Or is this a Deadpool reboot that just happens to star the same guy who played him before in a movie that everyone wants to ignore ever happened?


Nice burn on the Green Lantern movie costume though... I guess Ryan Reynolds still hates that CGI monstrosity.  :P
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 5, 2015, 10:11 AM
There's a nice burn on the X-Men Origins: Wolverine version of Deadpool in the preview trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPZHBjyUGhQ

Both characters are played by Reynolds.  And given that Deadpool has the unique superpower of knowing he's a character in a comic book (and we assume, a movie), and routinely breaks the fourth wall, it has the potential to get ridiculously meta.

I think you could probably reason with the time travel stuff that went on in Days of Future Past that the Weapon X program that developed Wolverine and Deadpool in Origins never existed.  As I understand it, Deadpool does exist in the Fox X-Universe.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on August 5, 2015, 11:42 AM
I finally saw Ant Man last night and thought it was pretty great. Corey Stoll is on quite a roll. Curious to see if he shaves his head next week on The Strain...

Loved the 2 post cred scenes also. I was the only one in the theater who stayed long enough to see the last one. Dopes!

Why the mystery around Janet Van Dyne though? The fact that the picture at the end completely obscured her face with that silly hat seemed like an odd swerve. (BTW, who would keep a photo like that of their dead wife? Maybe pick one where you can actually see her face?) I can only assume she will show up later down the line somewhere and they wanted to keep their options open for casting?

Every time they showed that little tank keychain i kept thinking "MacGuffin!" and sure enough.  ;)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 5, 2015, 11:53 AM
MacGuffin is a random item that the characters are searching for.  Typically, you can swap out anything for the MacGuffin and the plot won't really change.  But I know what you meant - they were foreshadowing.  But it's kind of a big plot hole - if Pym Particles reduce the distance between atoms, the weight of the object should be unchanged.  You wouldn't be carrying around 10-ton tank in your pocket.

I think you're right about casting Janet Van Dyne.  I expect Hank Pym will attempt to save his wife from the Quantum Zone in Ant-Man 2, now that he's been shown a way to survive the trip.  And since time is meaningless in the QZ, they probably wanted to keep the casting options wide open.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on August 5, 2015, 12:02 PM
Every time they showed that little tank keychain i kept thinking "MacGuffin!" and sure enough.  ;)

MacGuffin is a random item that the characters are searching for.  Typically, you can swap out anything for the MacGuffin and the plot won't really change.  But I know what you meant - they were foreshadowing. 

The term is Chekhov's gun (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chekhov%27s_gun) - "If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don't put it there." 

If you have a tank keychain in the first act...  :)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 5, 2015, 12:06 PM
Hey - like the sword in Gremlins!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 5, 2015, 01:09 PM
But it's kind of a big plot hole - if Pym Particles reduce the distance between atoms, the weight of the object should be unchanged.  You wouldn't be carrying around 10-ton tank in your pocket.

Pym particles don't just alter the space between atoms.  From the Marvel Wiki:

"Originally, Pym Particles were only used to decrease the size and mass of organic and inorganic materials. With some alterations, Pym was able to increase the size and mass of subjects as well. The Pym Particles work by stunting matter into the Kosmos Dimension when shrinking a subject or accruing extra matter from that dimension when enlarging."
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 5, 2015, 01:28 PM
Ah - I don't think that's how they explained it in the movie.  But I'll roll with it.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on August 5, 2015, 02:36 PM
Thanks guys, I stand corrected. I was thinking in terms of a repetitive device that becomes significant ultimately. More of a Hitchcock thing I guess.

I forgot to mention I loved the cameo by the Mad Men guy.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 6, 2015, 12:08 AM
Ah - I don't think that's how they explained it in the movie.  But I'll roll with it.
 

I don't recall how it was phrased in the movie, but I'm pretty sure they didn't talk about another dimension.  Still, it's as plausible as anything in the realm of superheroes I guess.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on August 6, 2015, 12:17 AM
Ah - I don't think that's how they explained it in the movie.  But I'll roll with it.

I think it's my new default rule for superhero movies.

- How did Batman get that bomb so far out of Gotham in time in TDKR?  He used speed from the Kosmos Dimension!
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 8, 2015, 09:53 AM
Saw the Fantastic Four reboot last night. Was not the worst movie I have ever seen, but it wasn't good either. Definitely left me at the end thinking "that's it?!?"

If you were even thinking about giving this movie a chance, don't, save your money, watch it when it comes to cable and had such a cheap cable deal that one of the HBO channels is practically running it on repeat.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: RyanMan12 on August 8, 2015, 11:10 AM
Saw the Fantastic Four reboot last night. Was not the worst movie I have ever seen, but it wasn't good either. Definitely left me at the end thinking "that's it?!?"

If you were even thinking about giving this movie a chance, don't, save your money, watch it when it comes to cable and had such a cheap cable deal that one of the HBO channels is practically running it on repeat.
Why do fantastic four movies do so poor?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on August 8, 2015, 11:47 AM
In this case it seems like director Josh Trank may have been in over his head.  Word is that the studio stepped in to salvage the movie because they lost confidence in Trank and his vision.  Trank was characterized as "eratic", "isolated" and "uncommunicative" (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/inside-a-star-wars-firing-792933).  Multiple sources on the project got the sense that Trank was not offering them clear direction, despite their impressions that he is a very talented filmmaker.  Josh Trank, or perhaps his dogs, was also accused of $100,000 in damages to the rental property where he was living while FF was in it's principal photography stages.

That THR article also states that producers Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker had to step in to help pull the film together.  And it's very likely that given Kinberg's close association with the new Star Wars regime and his experience with Josh Trank on this Fantastic Four project, that is why Josh Trank was pulled off of the second Star Wars anthology film.

In the meantime, Josh Trank is being petulant.  He posted to Twitter (http://variety.com/2015/film/news/fantastic-four-director-implies-that-fox-is-responsible-for-bad-reviews-1201558644/) that he had a fantastic vision for the FF film, but unfortunately people won't see that.  He quickly deleted that tweet, but basically accused Fox of meddling in the process.  But looking at this from an outside perspective it seems as though Josh Trank wasn't prepared to step up to direct as big of a project as this FF reboot with a clear, defined vision.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on August 8, 2015, 04:33 PM
It will always fail as long as these dopes keep trying to drag the story into present day. It is at its essence a period piece, a Cold War fable that is out of place in any other time. I have always said this should be done like Cap America 1, true to its roots. Like Mad Men meets the Avengers.

And stop screwing with the core dynamics of the team and every other little thing you can find to tweak. (Like the costumes, always the worst costumes) do it like you actually respect the source material.

Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 8, 2015, 06:00 PM
It will always fail as long as these dopes keep trying to drag the story into present day. It is at its essence a period piece, a Cold War fable that is out of place in any other time. I have always said this should be done like Cap America 1, true to its roots. Like Mad Men meets the Avengers.

And stop screwing with the core dynamics of the team and every other little thing you can find to tweak. (Like the costumes, always the worst costumes) do it like you actually respect the source material.

+1  I was mostly put off by the character changes.  The guy playing Reed looks like a teenager, Sue looks slutty/confused, and Johnny's not black.  I don't mind them trying to modernize is, but if you're going to change the character dynamics, looks, and story then just call it something else.  I honestly think this particular film would have been better if they kept the storyline, but made the characters and name something else. 
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on August 8, 2015, 10:21 PM
It will always fail as long as these dopes keep trying to drag the story into present day. It is at its essence a period piece, a Cold War fable that is out of place in any other time. I have always said this should be done like Cap America 1, true to its roots. Like Mad Men meets the Avengers.


It's funny that you say that.  A friend of mine said very much the same thing about doing the FF in a 1960's setting.  And he even thought that Jon Hamm might make a good Reed Richards.  I think that throwback sensibility worked for X-Men: First Class as well as Captain America - The First Avenger.  The only possible point of confusion with doing the FF that way might be if it eventually got included in the broader MCU, and how you might explain something like that away.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 8, 2015, 10:39 PM
In the meantime, Josh Trank is being petulant.  He posted to Twitter (http://variety.com/2015/film/news/fantastic-four-director-implies-that-fox-is-responsible-for-bad-reviews-1201558644/) that he had a fantastic vision for the FF film, but unfortunately people won't see that.  He quickly deleted that tweet, but basically accused Fox of meddling in the process.  But looking at this from an outside perspective it seems as though Josh Trank wasn't prepared to step up to direct as big of a project as this FF reboot with a clear, defined vision.

Trank committed career suicide with that tweet. You just don't act like an ungrateful a-hole on world wide public news feeds like that.

+1  I was mostly put off by the character changes.  The guy playing Reed looks like a teenager, Sue looks slutty/confused, and Johnny's not black. 

My eight year old loves the Fantastic Four but said the same thing about the new team when  we say it today. His favorite character is Johnny Storm but said he didn't look like Storm in this movie because he didn't look like Captain America. I have to agree Chris Evens did a much better job in the role. Why did they have to CG up the Thing? He was much better in a non CG suit before. The story was bad and the editing and direction was confusing. The last too FF movies had better talent but needed better stories. This one had nothing to like.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on August 9, 2015, 07:44 AM
One word review?  Dull. There was almost no characterization in this and they clearly blew the bank on The Thing and Torch effects (Torch effect was the one shining part of this movie).

Doom was a pile of garbage. Just awful. I could go on and on and on (just ask my wife) about how they screwed this up. This should be a cautionary tale that making changes for the sake of making changes is a bad idea. Respect the source.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 9, 2015, 06:33 PM
I don't know - they modernized Iron Man's story and that movie was great.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 10, 2015, 09:03 AM
They also changed Thor significantly from its original Marvel roots.  No crippled doctor tapping a stick.

I think the reason they keep failing with FF is because they can't nail Reed.  The Thing is easy.  Johnny Storm is very easy.  Sue is difficult to give much weight to, but a "strong woman" angle shouldn't be too difficult.  But Reed they keep screwing up badly.  He is the smartest man in the world, and he knows it.  He needs to be written as a patriarch.  A leader.  A beacon.  Instead he's written as wishy-washy and unconfident.  Awkward.  Maybe they're trying for the hero's journey kind of thing, and maybe it's origin-itis.  But I gotta think when Reed first strapped into his rocket, he was feeling like a god.  Not some dork who gets flustered around the ladies.

Also, when you cast a guy who looks like a high schooler in the role, it's difficult to accept that he has the gravitas of the smartest man in the world.

Reed should be Stark without the snark.  A living legend.  That might not jive with current sensibilities, but I think that's what you need to pull off the FF - a leader who the rest of the team respects and follows.

And of course, Doom needs to be the monarch of Latveria.  How hard is that to understand?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 10, 2015, 09:19 AM
I think you're right about Reed. He has been the most off across all of the incarnations.  It's like Hollywood can't figure out that a brainy guy doesn't have to be socially awkward.  I mean, he does get Sue to marry him right???  Unfortunately it's been done so many times that I think the FF will have to wait a very long time for even a chance at another reboot.  Sounds like opening weekend was only like $26mil.  Hopefully that sends a message to Hollywood not to take so many liberties with the characters.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 10, 2015, 09:23 AM
or to use a better tested director.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on August 10, 2015, 09:31 AM
or to use a better tested director.

I think that's the key here.  The source material is rich, without a doubt.  But I think this was a case of the studio not doing it's due dilligence when they sought out a director.  It's one thing to believe in the talent of young filmmakers and to give them a chance to do something great.  But when you're talking about a film with a budget of over $100 million, there's something to be said for experience and a proven track record.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on August 10, 2015, 11:16 AM
Yeah, Reed should be older than the rest of them too, except for maybe Ben. He's a tweed jacket pipe smoking guy with grey sideburns the first time you ever even see him. There's a reason Ben always calls him "high pockets". He's conservative, older and uptight...the Mr Ward Cleaver of super heroes.

And Sue is straight up Doris Day. Sally Q Whitebread all the way.

If they think people can't relate to that, just pick another group.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on August 10, 2015, 12:41 PM
I just finished watching the Fantastic Bore online. What a piece off crap!   ::)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Space%201999/Fantastic%20Bore_zpsxx4yigbs.jpeg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on August 10, 2015, 06:05 PM
Yeah, Reed should be older than the rest of them too, except for maybe Ben. He's a tweed jacket pipe smoking guy with grey sideburns the first time you ever even see him. There's a reason Ben always calls him "high pockets". He's conservative, older and uptight...the Mr Ward Cleaver of super heroes.

I think Reed Richards early characterization was more of a charicature of a college professor / PhD / research scientist circa the early 1960's.  Basically an even brainier and work obsessed version of the archetype played by the Professor on Gilligan's Island.  But that particular take on uber genius is pretty dated.

I think the first FF films for Fox captured some of the character essence, but I think that they probably could have benefitted from some star power for the Reed Richards role, and perhaps one of the other roles.  I won't even get into the nonsense of Galactus being realized as a giant cloud since that was just ridiculous, and that second FF film could have been better with a different script.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 11, 2015, 09:18 AM
I won't even get into the nonsense of Galactus being realized as a giant cloud since that was just ridiculous, and that second FF film could have been better with a different script.

You mean a giant guy with big boots and a huge hat isn't ridiculous enough?

(http://www.marveldirectory.com/pictures/individuals/g_1d/galactus.gif)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on August 11, 2015, 09:46 AM
The Galactus costume is a product of it's times.  And regarding costumes over a range of comics there was a perfect line from Cyclops in that first X-Men film: "What, do you expect us to run around in yellow spandex?"

But to think that lifeforms should be limited to a size that's similar to that of humankind is, pardon the pun, small thinking.  Especially when some of the discoveries of the Kepler telescope have revealed exoplanets in the so-called "Goldilocks zone" around distant stars that might support life yet are far larger than the Earth.  Exobiologists have theorized the possibility that some alien species could be far larger than humans (http://www.newsweek.com/aliens-are-enormous-science-suggests-319448).  Are they likely to look exactly like humans but stand over 100 feet tall?  Probably not.  But that possibility of life existing at a far larger scale than humans is an interesting concept.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: McMetal on August 11, 2015, 10:21 AM
Nothing designed by Jack King Kirby is ridiculous.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 11, 2015, 10:35 AM
You mean a giant guy with big boots and a huge hat isn't ridiculous enough?

Big Boots?  Wouldn't a giant guy with little boots be even more ridiculous?

#galacticusrules
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 11, 2015, 10:56 AM
Eh - Galactus is only 30' tall.  Makes you wonder why he needs to eat so much.

Though I never really bought the official Marvel specs on his height.  He's routinely depicted with Silver Surfer in his hand, about the size of an action figure.  That'd make Galactus almost 4 times as tall.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Sprry75 on August 11, 2015, 02:58 PM
I love FF, but won't bother seeing this version.  I am getting tired of the antagonistic government angle that gets too played up (works for X-Men; FF not so much).  From what I've heard and read about Trank's FF, the government locks down the team or something.  The government doesn't need to be the antagonist, much less the villain.  That's why you've got Dr. Doom.  His inclusion as little more than an undeveloped afterthought, while the FBI locks up Reed and whatever else is just stupid. 

Regarding Galactus, remember that's not what Galactus really looks like; it's what our puny mortal minds are capable of conceiving him to be.

And at least he doesn't look as ridiculous as he looked back when human beings couldn't conceive of him with long sleeves and pants:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1tSuS3qOI9w/T5nleaz0tMI/AAAAAAAAbh0/6zKNZ3-OFT0/s1600/FF122_03%2B75.JPG)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 14, 2015, 01:50 PM
Seeing "Ant Man" tonight. This will be the first "Comic Super Hero" movie I've ever initiated being willing to pay money to go see in the theater (I probably would have with "Guardians of the Galaxy", but just waited for Blu Ray). Fingers crossed. I'm counting on all of your opinions.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: iFett on August 14, 2015, 02:40 PM
meh....I like Paul Rudd but meh...Last portion of the movie was okay at least.  I guess there's 2 clips at the end.  I left after the 1st one not knowing.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 14, 2015, 04:10 PM
I thought it was awesome.  The first bonus scene is mid way through the credits, but you have to stay to the very end to see the last one, which was totally worth it if you're following what's next for Marvel.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on August 15, 2015, 07:28 AM
Seeing "Ant Man" tonight. This will be the first "Comic Super Hero" movie I've ever initiated being willing to pay money to go see in the theater (I probably would have with "Guardians of the Galaxy", but just waited for Blu Ray). Fingers crossed. I'm counting on all of your opinions.

So how'd you like it?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 15, 2015, 08:54 AM
Seeing "Ant Man" tonight. This will be the first "Comic Super Hero" movie I've ever initiated being willing to pay money to go see in the theater (I probably would have with "Guardians of the Galaxy", but just waited for Blu Ray). Fingers crossed. I'm counting on all of your opinions.

So how'd you like it?

I liked it. Didn't love it. It was very fun and funny. Ant-Man's cell mate/roommate was hilarious. I'm glad I paid to see it.

Oh and I lied, I did see the 3rd Nolan Batman in theaters because of how good the first two were.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Jeff on October 8, 2015, 11:55 AM
Marvel Phase 3 Update (http://marvel.com/news/movies/25244/marvel_studios_phase_3_update?linkId=17794777)

Black Panther - February 16, 2018 (moved up)
Ant-Man and the Wasp - July 6, 2018
Captain Marvel - March 8, 2019
(To Be Announced) - May 1, 2020
(To Be Announced) - July 10, 2020
(To Be Announced) - November 6, 2020
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on October 8, 2015, 01:40 PM
A February release for Black Panther?  Wow.  February is usually where most movies go to die.  That is, unless, if Disney/Marvel are trying to claim a part of the year that generally goes un-served by genre films.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on October 8, 2015, 02:01 PM
A February release for Black Panther?  Wow.  February is usually where most movies go to die.  That is, unless, if Disney/Marvel are trying to claim a part of the year that generally goes un-served by genre films.

Maybe they will try tying into Black History Month?
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 8, 2015, 02:06 PM
Deadpool is coming out this February.  Maybe they're trying to make it a viable month?  I know Titanic did monster business in February, mostly because there was zero competition.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 8, 2015, 05:34 PM
February should be ideal for a big movie launch.  People are past the holidays, but it's still too cold to hang outside.  They need some kind of window between Christmas launches and May without landing movies right on top of each other.  That's essentially Valentine's weekend too, so either a good date movie or a place to go if you don't have a date.  Tying into Black History Month for the panther is icing on the cake.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on June 2, 2016, 08:56 PM
The rights to another storied Marvel comics character have reverted back to Marvel Studios.  According to Joe Quesada (http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/joe-quesada-says-marvel-studios-has-the-rights-to-namor), the rights to Namor, the Submariner now lie with Marvel studios.  The rights to Namor had been previously held by Universal Pictures, which at one point had rights to the Hulk as well.  You can hear the interview with Joe Quesada on Kevin Smith's Fat man on Batman podcast (http://www.smodcast.com/channel/fatmanonbatman).

There are also rumors circulating that actress Brie Larson is in talks to play Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on June 3, 2016, 01:36 PM
There are also rumors circulating that actress Brie Larson is in talks to play Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel.

I can live with that.

(http://www.imperiodefamosas.com/Fotos/Brie_Larson/Brie_Larson_124.jpg)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: BillCable on June 3, 2016, 02:15 PM
I couldn't be more on-board. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6-EfveplnA
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Nicklab on July 24, 2016, 10:06 AM
Actress Brie Larson has been confirmed to play Captain Marvel (http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/brie-larson-confirmed-to-play-captain-marvel/ar-BBuJxtz?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp)!  The news came at the Marvel Cinematic Universe panel at SDCC last night, and Brie Larson received a standing ovation following the announcement.
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 24, 2016, 10:13 PM
Actress Brie Larson has been confirmed to play Captain Marvel (http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/brie-larson-confirmed-to-play-captain-marvel/ar-BBuJxtz?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp)!  The news came at the Marvel Cinematic Universe panel at SDCC last night, and Brie Larson received a standing ovation following the announcement.

That is excellent news.  I love her character and can't wait to see what Marvel cooks up for a solo story (or what other heroes get included, since that's become the norm lately).
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on June 10, 2017, 01:40 AM
Marvel's Black Panther Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yntDHzwxD0A)
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on June 10, 2017, 12:20 PM
Adam West passed. :(
Title: Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
Post by: Diddly on June 10, 2017, 01:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lcBFHhv.gifv)

 :(