itt: consternation and wailing about Zach Snyder's upcoming SUPERMAN/BATMAN film/sequel to MAN OF STEEL -- official title: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/20/report-supermanbatman-movie-planned

oh god...

Gukbe, Saturday, 20 July 2013 22:54 (six years ago) link

Could be kewl

Treeship, Saturday, 20 July 2013 22:59 (six years ago) link

why is David Goyer a thing

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 20 July 2013 23:01 (six years ago) link

Yeah, it's his involvement, not Snyder's, that makes this an especially dismal proposition.

Simon H., Saturday, 20 July 2013 23:04 (six years ago) link

Could be kewl

― Treeship, Saturday, July 20, 2013 6:59 PM (23 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ilu treebutt but you're just too much sometimes

ty based gay dead computer god (zachlyon), Saturday, 20 July 2013 23:23 (six years ago) link

oh god...

― Gukbe, Saturday, July 20, 2013 5:54 PM

^^^

schlock corridor (WilliamC), Saturday, 20 July 2013 23:35 (six years ago) link

Only saw Man of Steel cause I was dragged. For this one, I'll be sure to put up a better fight.

The Butthurt Locker (cryptosicko), Saturday, 20 July 2013 23:36 (six years ago) link

All of you who went to see 3000/watchmen/man of steel - THIS IS YOUR FAULT

the Spanish Porky's (Shakey Mo Collier), Sunday, 21 July 2013 01:37 (six years ago) link

didn't watchmen bomb tho

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 21 July 2013 01:51 (six years ago) link

If this is anything like the last book of Batman DKR that would be amazing xp

Treeship, Sunday, 21 July 2013 02:06 (six years ago) link

Saw 1/3 of those, am willing to accept my share of blame.

schlock corridor (WilliamC), Sunday, 21 July 2013 02:06 (six years ago) link

Good. You are approximately 33% responsible for this film.

Treeship, Sunday, 21 July 2013 02:12 (six years ago) link

ok, as long as I get my third of the gross

schlock corridor (WilliamC), Sunday, 21 July 2013 02:14 (six years ago) link

i'm not in charge of that, unfortunately. i just dole out responsibility.

i am not against this film in theory or in practice. more movies in the world are a good thing.

Treeship, Sunday, 21 July 2013 05:19 (six years ago) link

i hope they decide to cast me as batman.

Treeship, Sunday, 21 July 2013 05:28 (six years ago) link

i love that this means DC realized doing Justice League this soon would be a folly, but that they still wanted some HOLY COW movie to compete with Avengers 2 in '15.

da croupier, Sunday, 21 July 2013 18:42 (six years ago) link

it's such an ironic problem they have, awkwardly trying to cram the two biggest characters in comicdom together because Marvel did such a great job of launching and combining four lesser-known franchises

da croupier, Sunday, 21 July 2013 18:47 (six years ago) link

it's possible they'll find a different way to make the pair mesh, but usually the vibe is "yeah you're a god, but you're also an idiot boy scout." How are you going to establish a new Batman and have us believe he's more experienced than the established Superman at the same time?

da croupier, Sunday, 21 July 2013 18:50 (six years ago) link

fail to make us believe Batman could outsmart Superman and he's just some jackass with a grappling hook taking up screen time

da croupier, Sunday, 21 July 2013 18:51 (six years ago) link

I GOT IT. BRING BACK CLOONEY.

da croupier, Sunday, 21 July 2013 18:56 (six years ago) link

i think they should cast a woman in the role of batman. anne hathaway maybe. women have been known to successfully play hamlet.

Treeship, Sunday, 21 July 2013 19:02 (six years ago) link

would see a superman vs peter pan movie

"""""""""""""stalin""""""""""" (difficult listening hour), Sunday, 21 July 2013 19:23 (six years ago) link

wall street 3 should involve superman

Treeship, Sunday, 21 July 2013 19:27 (six years ago) link

some kinda prophecy going on here from William Goldman in 1983

Jaws began the present cycle: It did business far beyond what anyone dreamed possible. Then Star Wars shattered all the records set by Jaws. And now every executive in Hollywood is trying to figure out how the hell to topple Star Wars. Which, of course, is only right and proper: It’s their job. But in their quest, they have altered the tradition of ploughing back profits in pursuit of an entire range of different sorts of films. Right now—today—comic-book pictures are only breeding more comic-book pictures, something that has never happened to this extent before. Will the ecology shift back to what it’s been? “Absolutely,” the studio executives will tell you. When? “When the public demands it.” Of course, there’s a certain element of truth to that—but basically it’s a cop-out. Change will only come when the executives stop ignoring the churning in their guts. These are bright people, never forget that. They don’t personally enjoy the movies they’re okaying. Do you think they’re happy going home and saying to their families, “Hey, guess what, a great thing happened today, we decided to make Megaforce.” The ecology can only shift when these people decide that there’s got to be more to life than a remake of The Creature from the Black Lagoon. When they suck it up and decide to find material like Ordinary People and Cuckoo’s Nest. But this summer’s three big pictures so far are E. T., Rocky III, and Star Trek II. So, for the present, I think we may as well prepare ourselves for seven more Star Wars sequels and half a dozen quests involving Indiana Jones. By the end of the decade, we may well be seeing E. T. Meets Luke Skywalker.

piscesx, Sunday, 21 July 2013 19:36 (six years ago) link

Cowboy and Alien

only dogg forgives (Eazy), Sunday, 21 July 2013 19:44 (six years ago) link

comiccon culture is a scourge

christmas candy bar (al leong), Sunday, 21 July 2013 19:52 (six years ago) link

i wish THIS summer's three big pictures were e.t. star trek 2 and rocky 3

"""""""""""""stalin""""""""""" (difficult listening hour), Sunday, 21 July 2013 19:59 (six years ago) link

Al otm

the Spanish Porky's (Shakey Mo Collier), Sunday, 21 July 2013 20:00 (six years ago) link

The ecology can only shift when these people decide that there’s got to be more to life than a remake of The Creature from the Black Lagoon. When they suck it up and decide to find material like Ordinary People and Cuckoo’s Nest.

You know, I can't pretend I'd go to the movies more often in that ecology.

da croupier, Sunday, 21 July 2013 20:02 (six years ago) link

well it'd probably still cost $10.50

"""""""""""""stalin""""""""""" (difficult listening hour), Sunday, 21 July 2013 20:02 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

!

Ned Raggett, Friday, 23 August 2013 01:41 (six years ago) link

rofl

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Friday, 23 August 2013 01:43 (six years ago) link

marvelous

christmas candy bar (al leong), Friday, 23 August 2013 01:44 (six years ago) link

BATASTIC

Ned Raggett, Friday, 23 August 2013 01:51 (six years ago) link

The thread title is definitely OTM right now.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 23 August 2013 01:52 (six years ago) link

*does batdance*

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 August 2013 01:59 (six years ago) link

Oh I want Prince to do the theme for this one so bad.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 23 August 2013 02:01 (six years ago) link

my guess is we'll have to settle for Robin Thicke

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 August 2013 02:04 (six years ago) link

"Inspired by Prince"

Ned Raggett, Friday, 23 August 2013 02:05 (six years ago) link

"music inspired by the music inspired by the film 'batman'"

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 23 August 2013 02:12 (six years ago) link

"movie inspired by Prince's Batdance"

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 August 2013 02:13 (six years ago) link

ben affleck has a problem reading lines and knowing what his eyes should be doing

in other words he seems like the kind of guy who is very successful doing something he isn't really any good at

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 23 August 2013 02:13 (six years ago) link

also, this is the sound of air wheezing out of a beat-up old tire

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 23 August 2013 02:14 (six years ago) link

maybe they'll go retro with his costume and give him the og batman suit, with the big pointy ears

http://starsmedia.ign.com/stars/image/article/891/891730/batman-dc-comics-20080717031318430-000.jpg

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 August 2013 02:17 (six years ago) link

batman camel toe

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 23 August 2013 02:20 (six years ago) link

toeman

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 August 2013 02:21 (six years ago) link

Way too many self-immolation gifs on my facebook feed.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 23 August 2013 02:26 (six years ago) link

Why he's taking to the role like a charm!

http://blindscribblings.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Affleck-Superman.jpg

Wait hold on.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 23 August 2013 02:33 (six years ago) link

nothing says "gravitas" more than ben affleck

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 23 August 2013 02:34 (six years ago) link

look it's been almost two years, they've waited long enough

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 27 June 2019 14:16 (three months ago) link

remember when the first justice league posters came out bearing the legend UNITE THE SEVEN and then the movie only had six leads?

god you just love to see it

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 27 June 2019 14:18 (three months ago) link

Maybe they'll keep remaking Dawn of Justice annually and at the end credits it will read DO U LIKE NOW? Y/N

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Thursday, 27 June 2019 14:18 (three months ago) link

given that jason momoa and gal gadot are the stars of the only half-decent, financially successful dc movies, does that mean the justice league movie would keep them and recast, at minimum, batman and superman?

god you just love to see it

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 27 June 2019 14:20 (three months ago) link

I love Jason Momoa

No homo-a

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Thursday, 27 June 2019 14:21 (three months ago) link

-review by Harry Knowles

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Thursday, 27 June 2019 14:21 (three months ago) link

xxpost Particularly if they recast Batman as someone other than Pattinson.

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Thursday, 27 June 2019 14:21 (three months ago) link

jason momoa rules and the aquaman movie is a delight

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 27 June 2019 14:25 (three months ago) link

nice try, but you're not going to trick me

remember when the first justice league posters came out bearing the legend UNITE THE SEVEN and then the movie only had six leads?

no

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 28 June 2019 07:23 (three months ago) link

what

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 28 June 2019 07:23 (three months ago) link

did a whole character get cut out of the whole movie

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 28 June 2019 07:24 (three months ago) link

It was a very early Aquaman poster - he unites the seven underwater kingdoms in his film. And by sticking it out there in 2015, you get a lot of people speculating about who the seventh member of the JL would be.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 28 June 2019 07:51 (three months ago) link

unites the seven underwater kingdoms in his film.

the what now though

is this Snyder suffering extreme Geoff Johns “52 means something because it’s a number that relates to something arbitrary” damage x his own 2 Marthas doofishness?

And by sticking it out there in 2015, you get a lot of people speculating about who the seventh member of the JL would be.

was there any kind of awareness of the other six at this point (nb I saw posters when the movie was out but if asked would not have known Aquaman was in it before this post)

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 28 June 2019 10:21 (three months ago) link

pretty sure the 'errr actually we meant the seven seas honest' interpretation was a backpedal to cover up that they'd decided against putting green lantern in justice league but we may never know for sure

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 28 June 2019 10:28 (three months ago) link

it's the only baffling creative decision zack snyder has ever made

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 28 June 2019 10:28 (three months ago) link

As far as I know (and this is literally just 10 minutes googling), the slogan never appeared except on an image of Aquaman.

I had forgotten that Justice League 2 was originally scheduled for a fortnight ago!

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 28 June 2019 11:19 (three months ago) link

I saw posters when the movie was out but if asked would not have known

I also forgot that Cyborg is in the movie Justice League for no apparent reason

but is still in the movie / TV Teen Titans for sensible reasons

and is ALSO in the TV Doom Patrol even though they already have another cyborg as their main dude



which Warner exec has some kind of uncontrollable Cyborg fetish?

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 28 June 2019 20:42 (three months ago) link

it's kind of astonishing that they tried to make a dc movie series but didn't manage to make a solo batman movie before they had to reboot everything

adam the (abanana), Saturday, 29 June 2019 16:14 (three months ago) link

they were trying to get Bale back for way too long

Nhex, Saturday, 29 June 2019 20:24 (three months ago) link

One of the (many) ways that dc’s apeing of the marvel movie phenomenon falls flat is a need to cast stars as leads instead of letting the lead become a star in the role.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 29 June 2019 22:30 (three months ago) link

counterpoint: gal gadot?

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 29 June 2019 22:48 (three months ago) link

Right and her and khal drogomofo are the huge wins! Quit hiring names for Batman and Superman! Find non Americans!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 29 June 2019 23:24 (three months ago) link

Shoulda got Crispin Glover

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Saturday, 29 June 2019 23:26 (three months ago) link

speaking of crispin glover is there a thread for this upcoming joaquin phoenix thing? it's cool that DC finally got the memo about setting their scenarios in a genre other than "cape opera" and i for one look forward to Taxi Driver But With The Joker

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 29 June 2019 23:34 (three months ago) link

I think Joker looks horrible

brigadier pudding (DJP), Sunday, 30 June 2019 03:15 (three months ago) link

well, yeah. like, as a movie to watch and enjoy sure. but as part of WB/DC’s decades-long program of inventing new ways to faceplant you gotta admit it’s pretty inspired.

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Sunday, 30 June 2019 03:23 (three months ago) link

fair

brigadier pudding (DJP), Sunday, 30 June 2019 03:28 (three months ago) link

Supposedly Joker movie is all Joaquin Phoenix doing street clown performing and kids on the street get more and more violent and disruptive to his gig but he keeps a-smiling.

Roll credits

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Sunday, 30 June 2019 03:30 (three months ago) link

I bet the line "Didn't they tell you, the Joker is wild?" appears at least three times

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Sunday, 30 June 2019 03:31 (three months ago) link

Todd Phillips:

We didn’t follow anything from the comic books, which people are gonna be mad about. We just wrote our own version of where a guy like Joker might come from. That’s what was interesting to me. We’re not even doing Joker, but the story of becoming Joker. It’s about this man.

Congratulations again, DC.

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 13:31 (three months ago) link

i'm still probably too hopeful for this to be good considering it's from the director of The Hangover movies

Nhex, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 14:21 (three months ago) link

I saw Shazam last night. It wasn't that good, but it was OK. So many desperate, totally gratuitous references to Superman and Batman in it.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 14:22 (three months ago) link

we have a thread specifically for that movie btw xp

I dare you to anticipate Joaquin Phoenix in Todd Phillips's JOKER

coroner criticises butt (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 14:23 (three months ago) link

Oh, I didn't realize we'd decided to hone in on a particular instance of DC's cinematic haplessness.

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 14:25 (three months ago) link

you posted in that thread several times!

coroner criticises butt (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 14:26 (three months ago) link

Goddamn it, I forgot to consult my .xls file again.

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 14:29 (three months ago) link

Watched the first half of shazam and totally lost interest, even when DC more or less get the execution right, it's garbage in practice because of the scripting/acting/need to make everything pointlessly dark.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 19:26 (three months ago) link

Like sivana's dad really needs to hate him from the cradle?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 19:26 (three months ago) link

the general concept for Shazam was good - Big-esque wish-fulfilment comedy in superhero clothing - but crucially, it wasn't really funny. And it needed to be an hour shorter

Number None, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 19:55 (three months ago) link

and less cruel! Why are all these fucking DC movies so vapidly sadistic?
oh right: geoff johns
http://www.outrightgeekery.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Analysis-of-a-Creator-Geoff-Johns-Infinite-Crisis-768x560.jpg

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 19:59 (three months ago) link

confusing violence with pathos is the dc way these past few decades

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 19:59 (three months ago) link

Yeah, I expected Shazam to be a lot funnier. I couldn't tell which was more shoehorned in, the jokes or the pathos.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 20:10 (three months ago) link

Guys, he was blowing a bubble on the poster. Surely that was enough levity to offset the fact that he carved a lightning bolt into his chest with a rusty corkscrew as penance for having failed to prevent Mary Marvel from having her spine ripped out by an inexplicably-evil Tawky Tawny (sorry for spoilers).

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 21:27 (three months ago) link

i genuinely don't know if you're being serious!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:24 (three months ago) link

i had to google it!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:25 (three months ago) link

It's just sad that we're living in a time where any such scenario could ever possibly exist outside of a pubescent edgelord's dog-eared notebook.

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:35 (three months ago) link

Geoff Johns uses a laptop iirc

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:06 (three months ago) link

watching shazam at the moment (it’s... adequate!) and i can’t stop thinking about how much the kid who plays billy batson looks like arya from game of thrones

I thought that as well! I even looked to see if they were related.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 12 July 2019 20:45 (three months ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.