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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #315 on: October 23, 2014, 09:44:16 AM »
I'm excited for this movie and can't wait to see it.  Admittedly the biggest reason I want to see this is James Spader.  RDJ, ScarJo, etc...yeah, I'd be happy with them, but I'm giddy as a school girl to watch Spader.  And you don't even "watch" him!  Just voice work...  If I've said it once, I've said it a million times, I'd pay to hear him read the phone book.

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« Reply #316 on: October 23, 2014, 10:50:56 AM »
I think Avengers: Age of Ultron looks awesome as well.

I wonder if, years from now, as superhero movies and TV dominate every corner of the universe, we'll still say "the end is coming!" before every post.

Of course. I'm like the crazy guy on the corner screaming "the end is near" who then goes home and wanks off to The Weather Channel's coverage of the latest big killer storm.

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« Reply #317 on: October 23, 2014, 11:08:51 AM »
Of course. I'm like the crazy guy on the corner screaming "the end is near" who then goes home and wanks off to The Weather Channel's coverage of the latest big killer storm.


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« Reply #318 on: October 23, 2014, 11:19:43 AM »
The end is coming though... make no mistake.


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« Reply #319 on: October 23, 2014, 11:41:18 AM »
The end is coming though... make no mistake.

The end isn't coming...it's all sunshine and roses...nothing bad will ever happen ag..BLAM!!!

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #320 on: October 23, 2014, 11:46:38 AM »
The end is coming though... make no mistake.


Why you need to write that article is because we've been saying this since it was announced that Burton got hold of Batman in the late 80s. Everyone has predicted failure for superhero movies... And yet they persist. Even when they do fail! The audience demand has been consistently in place since the 1960s. We've had superhero TV and movies hitting the airwaves and the silver screens again and again and again, with very few dry years, for 50 years now.

When there wasn't a successful entry in the genre, it didn't stop the attempts to reboot the genre. When the genre couldn't find a foothold, it found refuge in the children's market. When the genre couldn't handle the classic superheroes, it retrofitted itself to modern advancements -- GI Joe and Transformers are ultimately "superhero" shows.

Not a single year, since 1977, has passed without a superhero movie.

This is also true for TV, with only a small drought in the 80s that was peppered with TV movies and backdoor pilots.

Furthermore, the genre has so heavily imprinted itself on our psyche that it's bled into all the other genres. Is not Ripley a superhero? Or John McClaine? Or Indiana Jones? Or Ron Burgundy? 

Even if the genre scales back -- which, in 50 years, it has never done -- couldn't our modern superheroes stalking through the other genres still count?

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« Reply #321 on: October 23, 2014, 01:48:25 PM »
I reread a good bit of this thread this AM and the bare-bones outline for the piece is sort of there. It would just be so long. Writing is hard these days.

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« Reply #322 on: October 24, 2014, 10:11:51 AM »
Since it's based on a comic book, I figured I'd post here about how cool and enjoyable the Rock's Hercules movie was. Very surprised... They decided to go with the graphic novel and have fun with it and not get too lost in the mythos.

A great cast, and none of them acting like they're uncomfortable to be there (like ScarJo in the Avengers!) and, of course, I can't say no to The Rock... Never could.

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« Reply #323 on: October 24, 2014, 10:37:23 AM »
I can't say no to The Rock... Never could.

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« Reply #324 on: October 24, 2014, 10:42:03 AM »
The Rock and Vin Diesel, man! America's greatest and most talented actors! You heard it here!

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« Reply #325 on: October 24, 2014, 11:10:49 AM »
I love Vin Diesel. The Rock is okay too.

Does it follow the myth pretty well or do they just go out on their own thread?

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« Reply #326 on: October 24, 2014, 11:48:22 AM »
I love Vin Diesel. The Rock is okay too.

Does it follow the myth pretty well or do they just go out on their own thread?

Not at all. He's a regular mortal (maybe) faking at being Hercules with his awesome group of heroes and they rent themselves out as mercenaries. There's a dark past where his family was slaughtered and, ultimately, he's really just out for forgiveness/understanding/revenge.

So, basically, it's not Hercules. It's "The Rock -- and every other famous actor ever -- starring in Shirtless Beatings in Ancient Thrace."

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« Reply #327 on: October 24, 2014, 03:11:16 PM »
I also love Vin Diesel. I don't think I've ever watched anything with The Rock.

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« Reply #328 on: October 28, 2014, 12:50:54 PM »
The Cumberbatch Era continues... (Though it should be noted the isn't final yet.)

Apparently Joaquin Phoenix was the first choice, but he wouldn't sign a multi-picture deal.

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/benedict-cumberbatch-in-talks-to-star-in-marvels-doctor-strange-1201340240/

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

Marvel Studios has found its Doctor Strange.

Benedict Cumberbatch is in talks to play the doctor-turned-sorcerer-supreme in the newest superhero film from Marvel that Scott Derrickson will direct, sources tell Variety.

The film has not yet been officially dated, but Marvel is said to be eyeing a 2016 release. Cumberbatch’s role could be made official at a Marvel Studios presentation to media and fans at Disney’s El Capitan Theater.

Cumberbatch would play Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon who becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Marvel Comics vets Stan Lee and Steve Ditko co-created the character in 1963.

Marvel already has teased Strange in several films, including “Thor” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” The character fits in with the cinematic universe Marvel is building, with Strange having paired up with Thor and the Avengers, along with Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four to battle enemies in its comicbooks.

Marvel has long wanted to launch a film franchise around the character and eventually integrate him in one of its “Avengers” sequels.

Still Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has long wanted the Doctor Strange character to star in his own solo film as a way to make a movie about magic the way “Guardians of the Galaxy” pushes it into the sci-fi and space genre and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” into political thrillers.Marvel had been in negotiations with Joaquin Phoenix to take the role, but couldn’t reach a deal because of the number of films the thesp would have to agree to make.

Cumberbatch’s deal is contingent upon his schedule, which includes the “Sherlock Holmes” series for BBC and commitments to star in theater productions.

He will next be seen in “The Imitation Game” and voices characters in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” “The Penguins of Madagascar” and WB’s “The Jungle Book.”

Marvel has not commented on the deal.

Cumberbatch is repped by UTA.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #329 on: October 28, 2014, 06:15:41 PM »
Marvel announced it's plan for world domination today. Too much to cut and paste so just click through to see what they're planning.

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/black-panther-inhumans-captain-marvel-marvel-announces-new-wave-of-superhero-movies-1201341076/

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Marvel Announces New Wave of Superhero Movies

NOW is the time for me to write the piece, because I can explain all day long how this could (but not necessarily will) blow up in their face.