#1 Edited by Rick475069 (177 posts) - - Show Bio

Is anyone really going to think less of WB if they don't?

#2 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope and Yes they do.

#3 Posted by judasnixon (6652 posts) - - Show Bio

Doesn't phase me one way or another. Comics are comics. Movie are movies. Would I like to see a good Justice League Movie? Yes I would. Do I think it will happen? No I don't. People at DC comics don't make movies, WB does.  

#4 Posted by Rick475069 (177 posts) - - Show Bio

@judasnixon: Thanks for catching that for me.

#5 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

Nothing is really necessary. There many ways to make money. There are many types of movies Warner Brothers can make so they don't really need to do any superhero movies. It should be easy to make money on a Justice League movie and other superhero movies or vertigo movies or looney tunes movies or hanna barbera movies so I could see Warner Brothers doing more superhero movies.

#6 Posted by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

marvel did it so they have to.

Personally the only DC movies i've ever enjoyed we're burtons batman and nolans DK trilogy, i have yet to see anything else of theirs that ive actually enjoyed.

#7 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5533 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't necessarily think less of them because I never thought they'd be able to pull it off successfully. They're too far behind Marvel and Batman's the only franchise they put their faith in. I sincerely hope MoS is great and a megahit that gives them the opportunity to expand the DC movie universe because I really don't wanna see another Batman reboot.

#8 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (18812 posts) - - Show Bio

@Fuchsia_Nightingale said:

Nope and Yes they do.

#9 Posted by FiMFTW (687 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, yes they really do.

#10 Posted by spinningbirdcake (1430 posts) - - Show Bio

Financially maybe they do. I hold the unpopular belief, after seeing how the Avengers movie worked, that the Justice League will be infinitely harder to swallow by people when portrayed by people. I hope I'm wrong of course.

#11 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33902 posts) - - Show Bio
@DH69: You didn't like Watchmen, Road to Perdition, History of Violence, V for Vendetta, Red or The Losers? 
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#12 Posted by lagoon_boy (10956 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: Isn't V for Vendetta from Marvel?

#13 Posted by lilben42 (2556 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagoon_boy: No.

#14 Posted by lagoon_boy (10956 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42: Alright.

#15 Posted by TheHulk (813 posts) - - Show Bio

Hulk not sure. I mean, it'd be interesting, but Hulk not sure how they'd pull it off.

#16 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33902 posts) - - Show Bio
@lagoon_boy: Nah V was a Vertigo/Quality book
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#17 Posted by sagejonathan (1994 posts) - - Show Bio

I kinda think they do. Marvel has pretty much grabbed the country attention and of the portion that decides to go read comics, they will choose Marvel. DC needs to show them that they are just as, if not more amazing than Marvel and make sure people know about their characters.

#18 Posted by TheHulk (813 posts) - - Show Bio

@sagejonathan said:

I kinda think they do. Marvel has pretty much grabbed the country attention and of the portion that decides to go read comics, they will choose Marvel. DC needs to show them that they are just as, if not more amazing than Marvel and make sure people know about their characters.

True.

#19 Edited by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

Bec of the large volume of Marvel movies, maybe dc will just shrink or just print all Batman comics only. Maybe Image will one day take over as number 2.

#20 Posted by SNascimento (441 posts) - - Show Bio

I want a Wonder Woman movie more than a Justice League one.

#21 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

Warner Brothers will probably try more super hero movies soon. Maybe Warner Brothers is just waiting for the huge deluge of marvel movies to falter so there will be an opening for Warner Brothers to enter the superhero movie market. My guess is the less popular marvel properties like guardians, ant man and dr strange will falter and create an opening for Warner Brothers.

#22 Posted by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@DH69: You didn't like Watchmen, Road to Perdition, History of Violence, V for Vendetta, Red or The Losers?

i meant from the actual DC universe, and personally out of all of those watchmen was the only one i truely enjoyed even if it was too long, didnt even know road to perdition was based on a comic, thought it was just a book.

#23 Posted by sinestro_GL (3248 posts) - - Show Bio

JLA First created: 1960

The date today: Feb. 18th 2013

HELL YES THEY SHOULD MAKE A MOVIE!

#24 Posted by Sharkbite (293 posts) - - Show Bio

Judging by the Diamond sales numbers for 2012, DC dominates the comic book market. But that can be better explained by stating: Batman dominates the comic book market. Batman books made up over 1/3 of the top 50 sales for the year, and Batman books were the only books to consistantly sell big, without gimmick relaunches of new #1s.

Looking at the sales numbers, however, the rest of DC rests on the shoulders of Batman. He carries the entire franchise, at least from a financial point. Wonder Woman doesn't have a single book in the top 100, Superman's top selling book for the year was Action Comics #5 which ranked 58th. Green Lantern weighed in at 62nd. Aside from Batman, every single other DC character flounders on the newstand for sales.

Marvel dominating the film scene isn't just about the money that there is to be made at the box office, but it's also about the character exposure and value of their intellectual property. Prior to the Iron Man film, the character of Iron Man was not one of Marvel's big draws; since the film's release, Iron Man has skyrocketed to one of the more popular Marvel properties, now selling significantly better than Marvel's previous hot commodity, Wolverine.

DC doesn't need a Justice League film in order to make money; DC comics is in no danger of closing (though the film would likely make money hand over fist). What DC Comics needs a Justice League film to do is to market some of the other non-Batman characters to the fans so that they can spread their sales around a bit. Getting a bit more love for Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, etc, would greatly help them to be able to sustain the entire brand.

If DC can't find a way to make other characters sell books, eventually DC is going to be a logo that actually stands for "Detective Comics" and they'll just have 30 differant Batman related titles every month and cancel everyone else.

At least that's what the sales numbers suggest. If you took the top 3 selling DC books following a solo character for the entire year of 2012, our new Trinity would be Batman, Comedian, and Silk Specter II. Pretty sad when even The Minutemen miniseries outsells Superman.

#25 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33902 posts) - - Show Bio

@DH69 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@DH69: You didn't like Watchmen, Road to Perdition, History of Violence, V for Vendetta, Red or The Losers?

i meant from the actual DC universe, and personally out of all of those watchmen was the only one i truely enjoyed even if it was too long, didnt even know road to perdition was based on a comic, thought it was just a book.

It was a John Wagner graphic novel

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#26 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

It is funny that both Teen Titans and Earth 2 are outselling the Superman titles.

#27 Posted by The Stegman (25035 posts) - - Show Bio

I want a GOOD one, I don't care how long it takes.

#28 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

Not really I'd just love to see an actually good DC movie featuring someone aside from Batman or Superman (V for Vendetta was Vertigo and Watchmen wasn't regular DCU so I don't want to argue semantics)

#29 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio
@SNascimento said:

I want a Wonder Woman movie more than a Justice League one.

it's hard to understand why they  haven't made one yet... She's very popular.  She's an important character.  The special effects wouldn't be difficult for them...  So, why not make a Wonder Woman movie.  That bites.  And did you see the tv show video?  They made a pilot episode for the wonder woman series.  The show was canceled before it ever aired but the video was leaked over the net.  I've watched it.  It was actually fairly good.  It should have aired.  So, a movie would be completely doable...
#30 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

No. DC/WB doesn't need to make a Justice League movie.

DC/WB needs to make a good Justice League movie.

Green Lantern has been one of DC's hot titles for several years and they threw 200mil at the character for a film...that flopped. It was all over the place and lacked the sort of clear direction and vision that some of the recent Marvel Studios films movies have.

It's not enough to rush out a Justice League film...it's not going to just sell itself. DC/WB needs to be thoughtful/careful/and smart and bring out a good, must-see film.

#31 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

The Green Lantern movie flop has damaged the Green Lantern brand and even the GL cartoon is getting cancelled fast. Warner brothers needs to get its act together fast.

#32 Posted by Captain_Yesterday (807 posts) - - Show Bio

Only if they like money.

#33 Edited by GypRosetti (347 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rick475069: Even though I prefer Marvel, DC movies are better, Disney suck. The Dark Night Rises made Avengers look like a Power Rangers movie and Watchmen was phenomenal. I also loved Green Lantern though appear to be the only one so yes I would love to see a Justice League movie providing the villain is someone like Darkseid and not Lex Luthor.

#34 Posted by Brazen_Intellect (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes and yes

Marvel has been eating DC's lunch for years and if they cannot even get their premier team on the screen considering they are owned by a MEDIA EMPIRE then a lot of people need to get pink slipped for total incompetence.

#35 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to agree about dc being incompetent since Marvel is able to launch movies on weak properties like guardians and ant man.

#36 Posted by JamesKM716 (1992 posts) - - Show Bio

They don't need to, but Marvel didn't need to either.

I want them to though.

#37 Posted by Matchstick (565 posts) - - Show Bio

They should absolutely do a JLA movie, but it shouldn't be a knee jerk reaction to the success of the Avengers movie. The Avengers movie only worked because they took their time with it and did it right. Unless DC is going to be just as careful in their execution of a JLA movie, why even bother.

#38 Posted by GypRosetti (347 posts) - - Show Bio

@Matchstick: They've established Batman and Green Lantern. I would be surprised if Man of Steel tanks so that's three of the major members. I don't think they need to do a solo Wonder Woman or Flash movie. If Man of Steel is successful they'll go ahead with a Justice League movie. Oh and they need to cast Tom Hardy as Darkseid or Batman (yes I know he was Bane), Hardy is box office.

#39 Posted by Wolfrazer (7168 posts) - - Show Bio
@Timandm said:
@SNascimento said:

I want a Wonder Woman movie more than a Justice League one.

it's hard to understand why they  haven't made one yet... She's very popular.  She's an important character.  The special effects wouldn't be difficult for them...  So, why not make a Wonder Woman movie.  That bites.  And did you see the tv show video?  They made a pilot episode for the wonder woman series.  The show was canceled before it ever aired but the video was leaked over the net.  I've watched it.  It was actually fairly good.  It should have aired.  So, a movie would be completely doable...
There already is a WW movie...its animated, but why does that matter? Its still a movie, perhaps should clarify you want a live action WW movie...though I don't see why everything needs to be live action.
#40 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio
@Wolfrazer said:
@Timandm said:
@SNascimento said:

I want a Wonder Woman movie more than a Justice League one.

it's hard to understand why they  haven't made one yet... She's very popular.  She's an important character.  The special effects wouldn't be difficult for them...  So, why not make a Wonder Woman movie.  That bites.  And did you see the tv show video?  They made a pilot episode for the wonder woman series.  The show was canceled before it ever aired but the video was leaked over the net.  I've watched it.  It was actually fairly good.  It should have aired.  So, a movie would be completely doable...
There already is a WW movie...its animated, but why does that matter? Its still a movie, perhaps should clarify you want a live action WW movie...though I don't see why everything needs to be live action.
You're right.  I forgot about that movie.  I did see it and I thought it was pretty good actually...  Still, I would like to see a live action movie... Movies don't HAVE to be live action, but I prefer them that way...
#41 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

They don't but they will.

#42 Posted by mk111 (3141 posts) - - Show Bio

I kinda hope they make one, just so that they can say they tried.

#43 Posted by ImmortalOne (3495 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope they do... as long as it's not horrible.