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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #510 on: March 01, 2017, 12:28:52 PM »
How is it that Marvel gave us the sci-fi fantasy adventure we've all been craving since Return of the Jedi?


Chris Pratt.

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« Reply #511 on: March 30, 2017, 03:02:15 PM »
Do we have a Whedon thread? We might somewhere.

Those two Avengers movies almost broke him so I'm a bit surprised he's going back to the superhero well. I understand how impossibly hard it is t get original sci-fi & fantasy works off the ground in the current Hollywood culture, but this seems to be the wrong move. He felt hamstrung by Marvel's demands on his Avengers films (particularly the last one). I seriously doubt WB/DC is going to allow him a shorter leash.

He doesn't need the money at this point, right?

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/batgirl-movie-joss-whedon-warner-bros-1202018544/

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‘Batgirl’ Movie: Joss Whedon to Direct Standalone Film (EXCLUSIVE)

Batgirl is flying solo. The superheroine is getting her own standalone movie from filmmaker Joss Whedon.

Whedon is nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce an untitled Batgirl pic for Warner Bros. as part of its DC Extended Universe.

No other producers are currently attached. Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, is overseeing with Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. The new project originated in the past month.

Batgirl is one of the most popular superheroes in the world, but has never gotten her own movie. The project will also feature other characters from the world of Gotham.

Batgirl first appeared in DC Comics in 1967 as Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon in “The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!” by writer Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino.

The Batgirl project will be the second movie from DC Films to star a female lead after Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman,” which opens June 2. Extensive footage of the film was shown Wednesday at CinemaCon.

Whedon would be making a big move from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to its DC counterpart, having written and directed “The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” for Disney-Marvel. He also created the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Firefly,” “Dollhouse,” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe launched with 2013’s “Man of Steel,” followed by last year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad.” Its upcoming films, which have already been dated, include “Wonder Woman”; “Justice League,” debuting Nov. 17; and “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa and hitting theaters in December of 2018.

The studio is also developing a “Suicide Squad” sequel and “Gotham City Sirens,” a spinoff to “Suicide Squad” with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn character; “The Batman,” starring Ben Affleck with Matt Reeves directing; a “Shazam” film and a Black Adam spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson; and projects based on the Flash and Cyborg characters.

Whedon is repped by CAA.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #512 on: March 31, 2017, 10:04:42 AM »
I just wish he was doing a Vin Diesel and using his mega superhero bucks to fund his own projects.

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« Reply #513 on: April 15, 2017, 11:04:43 AM »
Post WV media blackout trailer catch-up freakout!!

After a bad week that really will go down and be firmly entrenched in my list of top five bad weeks, this trailer for Thor: Ragnarok was the first thing that truly made me smile.

Missus RC and I have decided that other than Guardians of the Galaxy, the Thor movies are the best thing Marvel does. This is mostly because the Asgard setting insulates the world of Thor from all the lame crossover bullshit the other movies do. This looks like a lot of fun. I still have yet to see director Taika Watiti's What We Do In The Shadows, but I'm told it's fine comedy. We need more fun in these superhero movies, and this one looks insanely fun.

Also, goth Cate Blanchett = SWOON

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« Reply #514 on: April 15, 2017, 11:11:53 AM »
Yeah. Cate won me over with this one, for sure.

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« Reply #515 on: April 28, 2017, 12:26:57 PM »
I kind of liked Doctor Strange! It was basically Inception meets Superman II...for dummies.

Me too! The character arc, while completely aping Iron Man was really well done, particularly because Cumberbatch's Strange was such a giant dick in the beginning. That's break-up scene with Rachel McAdams was captivating.

I thought they didn't quite nail the "promise of the premise" with the "Doramamu, I've come to bargain" scene, the old acid-head in me really dug the time loop implications. I wish I would have gotten out and seen it in 3D, which I've never said about any movie ever.

Good solid fun.

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« Reply #516 on: May 15, 2017, 04:03:02 AM »
So...I liked Suicide Squad! Mainly because it was a clipshow of the best scenes from five different superhero movies that never got made.

Also, I wanted to just soak in every scene involving Margot Robbie. And Cara Delevingne.

Leto's Joker suffered from a weird mix of "I am NOT heath Ledger!" and "I want to copy Heath Ledger!"

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #517 on: May 19, 2017, 09:51:02 AM »
Wait...Wonder Woman is a spectacular must-see movie? That's what all the first reactions from critics are saying.

 

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« Reply #518 on: May 19, 2017, 11:47:30 AM »
Wait...Wonder Woman is a spectacular must-see movie? That's what all the first reactions from critics are saying.

I very much want to see this.  I'd love for DC to have a critical and financial hit.  Hopefully it would up Marvel's game.  I very much enjoyed Dr. Strange and GGofG 2, but I fear the Infinity Wars or whatever it's called now.

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« Reply #519 on: May 19, 2017, 12:42:33 PM »
Just because it's Wonder Woman and it means a lot to me on multiple levels, I want it to not suck.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #520 on: May 23, 2017, 03:52:02 PM »
A very bad start to Logan! During the titles sequence, when his body's pushing out the bullets, we get a shot of the sink and there are shell casings dropping out of him not bullets!

Surely someone on the crew of 500 people knew the difference between a bullet and a shell casing, right?

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« Reply #521 on: May 23, 2017, 04:00:57 PM »
Wait!  I didn't notice that at all.  I'll have to look again tonight.

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« Reply #522 on: May 23, 2017, 04:19:38 PM »
Wait!  I didn't notice that at all.  I'll have to look again tonight.

One of several little yet glaring errors I've noticed just in the first half hour. Some of them are bizarre looping/dubbing errors (watch the bad guy's mouth when he gets in the limo at the start). It's like the movie was made with a 48 hour film festival deadline on everyone's backs. Things like the albino's make up missing patches or smudging off from scene to scene, reflections of camera and crew in sunglasses, dead body's breathing, etc...




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« Reply #523 on: May 23, 2017, 04:42:52 PM »
All complaints aside, after the first hour I have realized that I could watch Jackman, Stewart, and the little girl play these characters all fucking day.

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« Reply #524 on: May 23, 2017, 06:15:55 PM »
Interesting on the technical notes. I never notice that stuff unless I'm totally disengaged which was definitely not the case for Logan.

I'll be interested in your final take.