ID: e858d No.343
Hey, we have one for Marvel. DC deserves one, too. …I think.
So! Enjoy the grimdark that is the first official trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
¹ - Actual film title
ID: 47d01 No.344
The more I see of this movie, the less aroused I am.
ID: 8c058 No.346
DC should just stick to the animated adaptations of their works, their live action movies have taken an absolute nosedive after Dark Knight and now every-fucking-one of them tries to mimic the same "uber dark grim and edgy" setting with desaturated colors.
ID: e858d No.347
There's two big reasons for that.
1.) WB's higher-ups seem ashamed
of making comic book movies. They instead try to make "philosophical action" films or whatever phrase they might use to describe films that come from a studio that doesn't want to make comic book movies.
2.) WB thought Chris Nolan's singular artistic vision for the Dark Knight Trilogy would work for damn near every other superhero under the DC banner. (It didn't. It won't.) Such an approach would be akin to having Garth Ennis write (or at least oversee) Squirrel Girl MAX
ID: c51f4 No.349
Snyder's weighed in on it as well too–he accepts that what people want
is the perfect Boy Scout Superman and the smut superiority-through-gadgets-and-dedication Batman and so on from the classic era of the comics.
And right after, he says he refuses to deliver that and instead wants to bring us dark, gritty, brutal anti-hero leads so with self-doubt and confusion. I simply cannot wait
to see what they've brewed up for Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and The Flash.
And you know
their Bruce Wayne is going to wail about his dead parents every time they give him a shot. Poor Jeremy Irons is…not in his element as Alfred,
ID: 97465 No.350
>Snyder's weighed in on it as well too–he accepts that what people want is the perfect Boy Scout Superman and the smut superiority-through-gadgets-and-dedication Batman and so on from the classic era of the comics.
>And right after, he says he refuses to deliver that and instead wants to bring us dark, gritty, brutal anti-hero leads so with self-doubt and confusion.
Someone please tell me why does this man still live and has a job.
ID: 97465 No.351
>WB's higher-ups seem ashamed of making comic book movies. They instead try to make "philosophical action" films or whatever phrase they might use to describe films that come from a studio that doesn't want to make comic book movies.
Which shows just how much in shambles WB is and how fucking idiotic the higher-ups there are.
While Marvel/Disney is rolling in millions from their summer comic book-adaptation blockbusters, WB seems to be hellbent on moving as further away from it as possible instead of going "hmm, you know what, Marvel's movies seem to be doing well and they're bright and colourful and packed with action and humor! Let's try that as well!!"
At first I thought it's just DC's higher-ups that are stuck with a broom up their ass when they stated "we only make and sell comics for adult readers with fine tastes, so that's why we make our comics dark and edgy!!", but now it seems WB is of same mentality. They go fucking hand in hand.
ID: 47d01 No.356
>>349>Knows what the people want.>Refuses to give them what they want.
What a sound business plan for a company in an industry that is all about giving people what they want.
ID: c51f4 No.358
And now: http://variety.com/2015/film/news/wonder-woman-michelle-maclaren-wb-1201473481/
To sum it up: Warner hired Michelle McLaren, a TV director who's done eps of Game Of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad, to helm Wonder Woman. When her script and tests started leaning towards an action-heavy film with lots of large scale fights, WB threw her out for indie and TV director Patty Jenkins, refusing to elaborate on the situation beyond "creative differences" and "unfamiliarity with making movies".
Jenkins, it's suggested, is working under a mandate to make a character-driven piece. They're also working on casting the love interest for an obligatory romance angle.
ID: b2d33 No.359
Truly, Wonder Woman's archnemesis is the writer.That and relevance.
ID: 47d01 No.361
They want to make something so different from Marvel, they're willing to go with a terrible direction.
ID: c51f4 No.363
And as if to kick a poor man while he's down, Bats Vs Supes: Bad Subtitle will open May 6 2016.
The very same day as Captain America: Civil War.
Suicide Squad (with Will Smith as Deadshot) is also supposed to open in 2016, and may land along side Doctor Strange, due out Nov 16.
Does DC have a checklist of dumb things to do?
ID: 2b183 No.386
“Superman should fly in blue skies, not grey ones.”https://youtube.com/watch?v=Du-eYiD9OfM
ID: 8211e No.390
Oh no, he fell in a vat of toxic Hot Topic.
ID: 2b183 No.391
Then someone spilled Juggalo into it.
ID: 47d01 No.394
And Will Smith is Deadshot.
This movie is going to be so bad.
ID: f55e8 No.396
My immediate response was 'lol 3edgy5me' but >>390
killed me with laughter.
ID: 47d01 No.411
Funny enough…He practically wears the same thing as his civilian clothes.
No one has an image of his Deadshot costume yet though.
ID: cb989 No.416
Quick, place yer bets on who's gonna live! I vote Harley, Deadshot, and Katana (the Asian woman at the bottom). The guy on the far right dies first.
ID: c51f4 No.417
A'fore I forget (again), the confirmed Squaddies are Rick Flagg (to Harley's left), Deadshot, Katana, Enchantress (to Flagg's left), Killer Croc (second from right), Captain Boomerang (second from left), and El Diablo (I'm guessing far left). Dude on the far right looks like Victor Zsasz.
ID: c51f4 No.418
Correction, cat on the far left is Slipknot.
ID: 47d01 No.419
Will Smith not wearing a mask.
ID: c51f4 No.422
Something I realized yesterday: this is going to be a PG-13 film.
Will Smith, as a general rule, doesn't make R-rated films.
ID: af51f No.427
Will Smith, as a general rule, doesn't make R-rated films."
Considering Will Smith was in 6 Degrees of Seperation, both Bad Boys and even this year's Focus…I don't think Will Smith has a general rule of not being in R-rated films.
Now I do think the film will be PG-13, but that's more due to DC playing things safe.
ID: c51f4 No.460
CBS dropped a six minute preview for Supergirl: The Series. It's mostly trite TV stuff, but it's notable for going the exact opposite direction of Man of Steel
–Kara is completely unhappy being a normal human being and holding back; she wants to be heroic and super and seen by the masses.
It…could work, but I'm not sure comic nerds will take to a girl-drama-centric series.
ID: 8211e No.461
>>460>but I'm not sure comic nerds will take to a girl-drama-centric series.
/co/'s loved every CW hero series so far, and that's basically all they are.
ID: c51f4 No.462
You make a valid point there, you do.
ID: 80bf5 No.521
Calling it now, DC (at least movie-wise) is kill.
ID: c51f4 No.525
Two funderful new points:http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/131478-dc-using-spurious-logic-to-screw-creators-out-of-royalties-and-credit.html
DC writer Gerry Conway talks about how DC is using crazy leaps of logic to conclude that characters have been created by no one
so they can skip paying royalties.http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/05/28/dc-ads-on-the-same-page-as-the-comics-confirmed-for-next-week/
Bleeding Cool shows off DC's newest design idea: half page ads that the writers and artist must plot around.
ID: f7e8b No.526
>>525>Half-page ads in the comics themselves
Wow. They finally found a way to make holographic foil covers look sane in comparison.
ID: 23b2b No.527
Wait…what would happen when the book goes to trade paperback? Will the ads just be included?
ID: 0a799 No.528
"It's, like… part of the experience. In twenty years, when you see those ads in your old trades, it'll be nostalgic
ID: c51f4 No.529
They'd probably edit the two split pages into one page for reprints.
ID: bfb85 No.530
That would require every half-page ad to be immediately followed by another half-page ad
ID: c51f4 No.546
And when I think I've found the best of the worst…http://www.avclub.com/article/exclusive-dc-preview-action-comics-41-ushers-new-e-220160
Beginning with Action #41, Superman no longer has powers. The Fortress of Solitude appears to have eaten them, and now he's just a particularly strong jobber.
DC insists this is the "dawning of a new age of Superman" and they're wheeling in the barrels of DARK GRIT.
ID: c51f4 No.547
Oh and his identity's public. The Clark Kent days are done (for now, you know they'll be back).
ID: 47d01 No.549
Well..At least DC is going all out in their eagerness to destroy their own mythology.
ID: ebb3f No.550
Reminds me of that interview with Paul Pope where he talked about suggesting to DC's higher-ups to tone down a bit on the grimdark tone and make their comics more accessible to all ages, and their response was along the lines of "we only sell our comics to 45 year-olds with fine tastes who can fully appreciate serious and dark themes, if you wanna do more lighthearted stuff so badly why don't you go work on Scooby-Doo comics, hmmmmm??!".
They are trying so fucking hard to come out as more mature than Marvel, and they are willing to destroy everything to make it so.
ID: c51f4 No.594
DC brings back Guy Gardner. By having his DNA accidentally injected into a cloned female body, creating a stereotypical comic female (complete with tightened pants and a little cleavage) that acts like ol' Guy.
Also my god
this version of Superman is the prickiest of pricks.
ID: cbc31 No.598
>>594>DC brings back Guy Gardner. By having his DNA accidentally injected into a cloned female body, creating a stereotypical comic female (complete with tightened pants and a little cleavage) that acts like ol' Guy.
… They did this already
. He actually was "Gal Gardner" for awhile.
I guess every so often DC has to take a break from ripping off Marvel to rip themselves off.
ID: 936a7 No.599
>decide to check article>few paragraphs in>"transphobia", "problematic", "male gaze", "objectifying" being every second word>closes tab
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As part of a some bouncing about, the upcoming Sandman
flick will move over to New Line Cinema (where Shazam
has been) rather than DC Films.Justice League Dark
stays at DC Films, with rumours that del Toro has left the project.
ID: af51f No.911
The review embargo has been lifted for BvS, and to no surprise whatsoever the reviews coming in say it's a mess.
Though there's a major problem with that, it's a dull, boring mess and not a fun one.
I know a good amount of people who were hoping it's at least a entertaining trainwreck, but apparently it's not even that.
ID: abbb5 No.912
This morning PST the Rotten Tomatoes rating was at 41%. In the late afternoon, it dropped
ID: af073 No.919
I saw it with 8 other people. We rarely universally trash a movie, but this was one of those cases. One guy in our group doesn't even like to criticize movies that much and he was even talking shit afterwards. We had varying reasons why we didn't like it though, but one universal opinion revolved around the movie just being boring, which is pretty vague yeah.
ID: 8211e No.920
Apparently it now has a lower RT rating than The Room.
Could we be seeing a new contender for Worst Movie Ever?
ID: 0efe8 No.921
May this be a reminder to DC/WB: stop trying to make every DC property movie as dark and edgy and "thought provoking" as TDK.
Oh who the fuck am I kidding, they're desperately gonna keep trying.
ID: af073 No.922
It will depend on whether or not BvS experiences a severe drop off in the 2nd week.
ID: c8791 No.931
Big box office debut, but also a big drop for the second weekend: 80%.
ID: 2f049 No.933
Batman: The Killing Joke
Teaser #1 has hit. Not substantial but man is it giving me TAS vibes.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvEZa_dY4Sc
ID: 8211e No.979
I heard that Ant-Man did better in its fifth week than BvS did in its second.
ID: d6545 No.980
That's because Marvel learned an important lesson. In the box office, the most important thing is to be entertaining. To have your main character be likable. And to give your movie with a conclusive, happy, ending. (with only slightly teasing more to come)
ID: af51f No.984
So amongst the rumors/reports of Synder and WB having quite a conflict while filming Justice League, apparently Batfleck is now taking action as he's now executive producer for JL.http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/05/06/ben-affleck-is-now-executive-producer-of-justice-league
Not surprisingly Ben wasn't happy about the negative reception to BvS, and it sounds like he's stepping in to see if the script is actually worth watching.
If someone isn't filming a documentary about the backstage drama, they're missing out on a great opportunity here.
ID: 8211e No.986
Well someone new has to step in because the batch of idiots currently running the show is completely incapable of learning from mistakes.
I guarantee you that right now Warner Bros. is looking for a scapegoat to pin the blame on and possibly fire because of the failure of BvS versus Civil War, as opposed to looking at what they obviously did wrong and learning from it.
ID: af51f No.1048
So Suicide Squad is coming out this week, with some rather high hopes it'll be a hit, especially due to DC's big launchpad for a shared universe failing to please the critics and make a billion dollars (let alone $900).
At the moment it's not getting as slammed by the critics by BvS, but it sure ain't getting praised as a good film either. An' in no suprise whatsoever, this article shows DC's incompetence is they're only consistant thing so far.http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/suicide-squads-secret-drama-rushed-916693
- Script was written in 6 weeks.
- DC flipped at BvS's reaction & performance, so even more pressure was put on SS.
- Apparently the directors cut wasn't like the fun teaser, so DC literally got the company that made the teaser to assist with a cut that compeated against the directors.
ID: 8211e No.1049
Suicide Squad had "stinker" written all over it fairly early on so none of this surprises me.
ID: 29b14 No.1050
Why the FUCK
did Harley Quinn get yet another look for her character? Is it seriously that hard to get something in line with her B:TAS outfit?
ID: 2f049 No.1051
Was given the option to see Squad or Star Trek Beyond.
Insisted on seeing the former. Regret it.
It's awful. Insipid. The writing is terrible, the effects are cheap, the editing is bad and the flow is disorganized, no one gets any development or is remotely likable, the first half-hour-plus is a giant exposition dump (origin stories galore), the plot relies on contrivances and people completely ignoring the obvious, Jared Leto's joker is a creepy hypersexual sadist, and it's padded out to two hours if not more. Full of 'wink wink, look this is cool!' moments, scenes they obviously shot to highlight Harley, and a couple of 'twists' that are from left-left-left field.
I want my $40 back.
ID: 2f049 No.1052
Oh and 75% of the film is set at night, so they can use Snyder's Patented Dark-O-Vision™.
His finger prints are all over this thing.