Could DC be bidding time in the movies industry?

#1 Posted by Bookman (618 posts) - - Show Bio

We all know Marvel is running out of good superhero movies. I mean, they're using Ant-Man! DC, however, have only used Superman and Batman. This thought occured to me;could DC be waiting for Marvel to run out of good movies, then strike with Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, etc. movies? What do you think?

#2 Posted by Bookman (618 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, I was in Genaral disccussion when I made this. Just another bug, I guess.

#3 Posted by zero edge (3696 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah its a bug dont worry we can move stuff now

#4 Edited by Bookman (618 posts) - - Show Bio
zero edge said:
"Yeah its a bug dont worry we can move stuff now
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Great!  What do you think? Is DC bidding time until Marvel runs out of good movies?
#5 Posted by zero edge (3696 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually I think the problem is that DC is partially owned by WB. I remember reading something about being owned by WB is hindering their movie making opportunity.

#6 Posted by Bookman (618 posts) - - Show Bio
zero edge said:
"Actually I think the problem is that DC is partially owned by WB. I remember reading something about being owned by WB is hindering their movie making opportunity.
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Hm, do you think DC will ever break away from Warner Brothers?
#7 Posted by Gottheit (3473 posts) - - Show Bio

No. That f-cking frog has them by the balls.

#8 Posted by iSHADOW (2269 posts) - - Show Bio

im stoked for the ant-man movie personally

#9 Posted by Gottheit (3473 posts) - - Show Bio

Is that Irredeemable Ant-Man? I heard good things about his comic.

#10 Posted by Shatterstar (4499 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel is benefiting huge from having their own production studio now. DC, like zero edge said, is lost in the giant conglomerate clusterhump that is Time Warner AOL ™ where its just another property.  Marvel's sole interest is building their comic brands (cuz its all they got). WB has New Line, Castle Rock, WB itself, DC, Hannah Barbera, all the former Turner stuff, MAD, Time books etc etc etc.  and they've never, not once, actually used any of that stuff to the fullest since they merged with AOL. They own a half dozen cable networks, they could turn make a high quality HBO mini-series or ongoing series out of any comic in their library that would put Heroes to shame. All they've got to show for it is a couple cartoon series and Smallville.

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#11 Posted by Kain Echnida (1750 posts) - - Show Bio
Bookman said:
"We all know Marvel is running out of good superhero movies. I mean, they're using Ant-Man! DC, however, have only used Superman and Batman. This thought occured to me;could DC be waiting for Marvel to run out of good movies, then strike with Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, etc. movies? What do you think?"

Ever heard of something we like to call "Sequels"? Marvel's not running out. Just because you don't like Antman doesn't mean anything. Marvel can still do a Silver Surfer Movie, or some others. Maybe even with time a Thanos movie if he's given the proper press. DC just can't do movies. That's all there is to it. Warner Bros. has them by their kryptonian loving balls.
#12 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19328 posts) - - Show Bio
Bookman said:
"We all know Marvel is running out of good superhero movies. I mean, they're using Ant-Man! DC, however, have only used Superman and Batman. This thought occured to me;could DC be waiting for Marvel to run out of good movies, then strike with Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, etc. movies? What do you think?"
DC has already came out with V for Vendetta--not sure if that is a DC comic but I cant help but to think it was--anyways they also came out with Justice Legue, and it was one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my life.
#13 Posted by iSHADOW (2269 posts) - - Show Bio
Gottheit said:
"Is that Irredeemable Ant-Man? I heard good things about his comic.
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its been canceled for a while and no, i believe the movie is going to be based on hank pym.
#14 Posted by zero edge (3696 posts) - - Show Bio
Slight said:
"Bookman said:
"We all know Marvel is running out of good superhero movies. I mean, they're using Ant-Man! DC, however, have only used Superman and Batman. This thought occured to me;could DC be waiting for Marvel to run out of good movies, then strike with Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, etc. movies? What do you think?"
DC has already came out with V for Vendetta--not sure if that is a DC comic but I cant help but to think it was--anyways they also came out with Justice Legue, and it was one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my life.
"
It's Vertigo Comics, Vertigo is owned by DC, so technically yes
#15 Posted by Gottheit (3473 posts) - - Show Bio

They're comming out with Watchmen...keeping my fingers crossed.

#16 Posted by Bookman (618 posts) - - Show Bio
Kain Echnida said:
"Bookman said:
"We all know Marvel is running out of good superhero movies. I mean, they're using Ant-Man! DC, however, have only used Superman and Batman. This thought occured to me;could DC be waiting for Marvel to run out of good movies, then strike with Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, etc. movies? What do you think?"

Ever heard of something we like to call "Sequels"? Marvel's not running out. Just because you don't like Antman doesn't mean anything. Marvel can still do a Silver Surfer Movie, or some others. Maybe even with time a Thanos movie if he's given the proper press. DC just can't do movies. That's all there is to it. Warner Bros. has them by their kryptonian loving balls."

Well, Pym beats his wife, but Lang's okay, it's just the powers.
#17 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel have films scheduled up to 2011 (I believe that's the release date for Avengers), so they aren't running out soon. As long as they aren't released to close to each other, comic book movies don't steal each others audience. So their is no business reason to delay until Marvel is done. As Shatterstar said, despite being owned by a massive media corperation, DC's properties are stuck in development Hell. Superman took over 10 years to get into development and was still stalling even with the success of X-Men as an incentive.

#18 Posted by Gottheit (3473 posts) - - Show Bio

Dude, Pym beats his wife. Finally, a sensible hero. How could you not like Henry?!

#19 Posted by Bookman (618 posts) - - Show Bio
Gottheit said:
"Dude, Pym beats his wife. Finally, a sensible hero. How could you not like Henry?!
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I kinda like him, but would you really like a guy who beats his wife in real life? {if you say yes,  you're a jerk}. Oh and I accidently pressed quote on Cosmic Sentinel and I don't know how to get rid of it.
Cosmic Sentinel said:
"Marvel have films scheduled up to 2011 (I believe that's the release date for Avengers), so they aren't running out soon. As long as they aren't released to close to each other, comic book movies don't steal each others audience. So their is no business reason to delay until Marvel is done. As Shatterstar said, despite being owned by a massive media corperation, DC's properties are stuck in development Hell. Superman took over 10 years to get into development and was still stalling even with the success of X-Men as an incentive."

#20 Posted by danhimself (22737 posts) - - Show Bio

i think if an antman movie is done right and has a good writer then yeah it could be an awesome movie....do you guys remember when kevin smith wrote the script for superman returns back in the day i read it online somewhere that would have been an awesome movie it had braniac and doomsday in it...i think dc's problem is that they try to make these superhero movies into these movies where they want you to really really really care for the character and that's good and all but they have to remember that most people think of one thing when they think of a comicbook movie and that's the action

#21 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio

Most heroes could be made into good films, it's recognisability that holds the key to being greenlit.

From what I heard, Kevin Smith's Superman script was dreadful. In his defense, he was being forced though hoops by the producer who wanted him to include a giant spider, completely alter the costume and not have him fly.

#22 Posted by zero edge (3696 posts) - - Show Bio
Cosmic Sentinel said:
"Most heroes could be made into good films, it's recognisability that holds the key to being greenlit.

From what I heard, Kevin Smith's Superman script was dreadful. In his defense, he was being forced though hoops by the producer who wanted him to include a giant spider, completely alter the costume and not have him fly."
Maybe it was actually an original superhero but they used Superman as a code name to hype him up.
#23 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio
zero edge said:
"Cosmic Sentinel said:
"Most heroes could be made into good films, it's recognisability that holds the key to being greenlit.

From what I heard, Kevin Smith's Superman script was dreadful. In his defense, he was being forced though hoops by the producer who wanted him to include a giant spider, completely alter the costume and not have him fly."
Maybe it was actually an original superhero but they used Superman as a code name to hype him up.
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If only. There's a summary of it over at wikipedia, it's called Superman Lives. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_film_series#Failed_projects
#24 Posted by warlock360 (28155 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't see Marvel running out, we still have many undefined characters we could use for movies.

#25 Edited by ahumancartoon (368 posts) - - Show Bio

From what I read DC has been scrambling to get anything, no matter how bad it is (Catwoman anyone?) off the ground ever since Marvel success. The way I look at it DC is the one that almost killed comic book movies in the 90's (example: Batman & Robin). Now I'm not sure if it's the WB that's hindering their efforts but in the last couple of years I've read some silly stuff, like Jack Black as Green Lantern or that Justice League project starring a bunch of tweeners (Chirstian Bale and Brandon Routh weren't even considered to reprise their roles in it). Marvel has a movie slate for the next 3 or 4 years and a few more their still considering.

I don't mean to bash DC, but they have made some poor decisions over the years. Kevin Smith has been quoted saying it a couple times that DC characters don't translate to the big screen as well as Marvels does. Still I'd like them to do better in the future, maybe with a Flash or Green Lantern movie.

#26 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio
Bookman said:
"We all know Marvel is running out of good superhero movies. I mean, they're using Ant-Man! DC, however, have only used Superman and Batman. This thought occured to me;could DC be waiting for Marvel to run out of good movies, then strike with Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, etc. movies? What do you think?"


lol youre funny

ahumancartoon said:

"From what I read DC has been scrambling to anything, no matter how bad it is (Catwoman anyone?) off the ground ever since Marvel success. The way I look at it DC is the one that almost killed comic book movies in the 90's (example: Batman & Robin). Now I'm not sure if it's the WB that's hindering their efforts but in the last couple of years I've read some silly stuff, like Jack Black as Green Lantern of that Justice League project starring a bunch of tweeners (Chirstian Bale and Brandon Routh weren't even considered to reprise their roles in it). Marvel has a movie slate for the next 3 or 4 years and a few more their still considering.

I don't mean to bash DC, but they have made some poor decisions over the years. Kevin Smith has been quoted saying it a couple times that DC characters don't translate to the big screen as well as Marvels does. Still I'd like them to do better in the future, maybe with a Flash or Green Lantern movie."


i agree completely

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