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To be fair, though, a lot of elements of The Dark Knight Returns and Year One have been used in the live action films. And the new JOKER film appears be using elements from The Killing Joke.Crow T Robot wrote: Isn't it funny how there are a lot of great comic book stories out there that fans LOVE, and then when they decide to make movies out of these comic book characters, the writers and directors almost go out of their way to avoid bringing those stories to life..."We're not doing The Dark Knight Returns...we're not doing Year One..."
Yes to both points Craig. Who knows with WB's though???Wich2 wrote: God bless Reeves - as Hal says, this sounds promising...
But Crow's right, too:
Geez, Prose Lit Classics have inspired enough great Motion Pictures - why not Graphic Lit classics?
FOR THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW? - THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN (Siegel's '60s original) - THE ORIGIN OF BATMAN (Bill Finger's great Joe Chill saga) - Etc.
B., with respect:Blaster wrote: This schizophrenia between the DC movies and TV shows always strikes me as odd, as if the feature filmmakers are in complete denial of the existence of the TV shows.
The imaginary line was a very real line between features and television until recent times when television suddenly jumped up and eclipsed theatrical films in terms of quality and viewership.Wich2 wrote:B., with respect:Blaster wrote: This schizophrenia between the DC movies and TV shows always strikes me as odd, as if the feature filmmakers are in complete denial of the existence of the TV shows.
I've made that point several times in the past, from the lame aborting of Bruce Wayne in SMALLVILLE, through the inane recasting of Barry in the movie, and I think elsewhere. And if I recall aright, you took me to task, upholding the imaginary line between Feature and TV (which I maintain is a pointless holdover from the Fifties.)
Because... the feature and TV divisions move at a different speeds?Wich2 wrote:
But the main point is that the Property Holders, DC/Warners, already had a well-cast, publicly-accepted Barry/Flash. What, other than a gainless lateral move, was accomplished by putting before the public a DIFFERENT (but similar) actor in a similarly conceived take on the SAME character?
I already stated it.Blaster wrote:
What's your take?
"Non -."Blaster wrote: What I've been trying to figure out is the thinking (or non-thinking) that goes into these DC decisions. Marvel is cohesive
They still seem to be throwin mud against the wall in the film universe. Now a Supergirl movie is being bandied about. We have also heard about Batgirl, Flashpoint, Cyborg, MOS 2, Batman, JLA dark, SS 2, Birds of Prey and other films that may or may not happen. There has never seemed to have been much of a plan so "cohesion" has never been part of the picture here.Wich2 wrote:"Non -."Blaster wrote: What I've been trying to figure out is the thinking (or non-thinking) that goes into these DC decisions. Marvel is cohesive
(And haven't a few of us been maintaining that - often to cries of derision - for quite some time?)