@lukehero: I get where you're coming from, but have enough characters even been confirmed for there to be fodder? Aside from the villains there's only been six new characters that we know for certain will be in the film. I think it's safe to say that they will get the majority of development. The others, like Xavier, Mags, Wolverine, Beast, Mystique and Storm don't need a terrible amount of attention since they have gotten plenty of screen time in at least two previous movies.
Is anybody criticizing the new character's names going to talk about how Harrison Ford is reprising his role as Han "Solo"? Or that one of the X-Wing pilots in episode four was named Wedge, who's Squadron included a guy named Porkins? How about Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt while we're at it?
The Star Wars movies have always been full of characters with ridiculous names. I don't see what the problem is with this one.
@battle_forum_junkie: I would rather have never seen Bishop, Blink, and the other non character mutants never seen on screen at all rather than watching them be cannon fodder for sentinels. I'm guessing something similar will happen to the non character mutants in this movie.
Well, depending on how you look at it they where just being true to the source material, since pretty much every single mutant died in the comic.
But joking aside, I wouldn't really call them fodder considering how formidable the Sentinels actually where, and that they where literally facing an army of the things. Their deaths - including future Mag's - also really built a sense of hopelessness and suspense that really wouldn't have been there otherwise.
I do get what you are saying, though. It could be that they pull the same stunt with characters like Jubilee, Quicksilver and Havok, but who knows? The movie is still a year away from being released, so anything could happen. I'm sure it will still be a decent movie at the very least.
He kills a villain Someone will take his place, I get what you're saying but it does take some guts to not kill someone you hate so much. Besides there are some other heroes who follow the no kill rule
You can blame DC for that.
Technically, you can blame DC for anything Batman does. Since, you know, he's their character...
@battle_forum_junkie: all it takes is for Batman v Superman & Suicide Squad to bomb. Which I highly doubt. Zack Snyder, David Ayer, Ben Affleck & Chris Terrio are all solid.
I don't thinks it's possible for them to bomb at this point. Even if they both end up being bad movies they will still rake in the a ton of cash for several reasons. Mainly having big name characters like Superman, Joker, and especially Batman attached to them, which certain to get butts in theater seats. Which is all they need to continue with their CU.
But they only have Justice League announced afterwards. Then its solo movies, wouldn't those seem really anticlimatic after they started with movies full of characters. Aside from that this seems like they are just cramming in as many characters as possible, which might make the movie quality suffer. Before these movies actually succeed there is as much a chance of this ending badly.
Agreed. As much as I'd love for DC's new cinematic universe to work out, I think it's still too early to call either way. Like you said, there's just as much chance of it ending badly.
That being said, I don't think it's the amount of characters the introduce that could bring the movie down. Take Days of Future past, for instance; It had a ton of characters just in that one film, but because the movie was handled well everything turned out okay.
Besides, even if DC's first few movies tank that certainly doesn't mean that their entire cinematic universe is doomed.