Like what the title says ^__^
Raw_Material's forum posts
What's up Viners, jus wondering if any of my peers have any coupon codes for Midtown Comics online site as I have a pretty bulky list of comics in my cart that I wanna purchase. A coupon(s) of any sort will help lower the cost of my comics. Any code is greatly appreciated!
While the general public remains fixated on the film franchises of Batman, Supermanand now Batman vs. Superman, we here at Screen Rant have spent a considerable amount of time focusing on characters that have not yet enjoyed big-screen adaptation. We’ve explained why Wonder Woman or The Flash are great film franchise candidates – and one or both might be appearing in BvsS – but the character that kicked off our little series of articles was none other than DC’s aquatic superman, Aquaman.
Aquaman has been a joke for a long while (see HERE), but comic book writer and Chief Creative Officer of the DC Entertainment brand, Geoff Johns, has led a singular campaign since the late ’00s to re-introduce Aquaman to the world, and in his latest interview he drops more than a few hints that Aquaman has been purposefully positioned to be an integral part in DC’s multimedia future – which would presumably include films.
Johns spoke with Variety and talked about where the character of Aquaman currently stands in the DC Entertainment brand:
“He’s a priority character for the company… He became a little bit of a joke… Suddenly, he was nobody’s favorite super hero… He’s a character that we talk quite a bit about… There is no doubt in my mind that this is one of the most well-known characters among super-heroes, and in popular culture.”
The rest of the article goes on to detail how Johns first resurrected the character from death, and then expanded his mythos for the modern age, carefully maneuvering Aquaman into a position of increased prominence within the DC superhero pantheon. When Johns and all-star artist Jim Lee relaunched the “New 52″ Justice League comic book in 2011, Aquaman had the gall to contest Batman and Superman for leadership of the league. The character’s solo adventures in the comics have seen a slow-burn rise in popularity, and Aquaman will also be featured in his own upcoming animated feature(which is why he won’t be included in the upcoming Justice League: War animated feature).
So: Can a feature film be far behind?
Look, we’ve been longtime converts when it comes to the Aquaman issue. Personally speaking, having followed Johns’s work on the character and his world, it’s more been a question of why there’s been such hesitation on DC/WB’s part to put the character in a headlining movie. His world is unlike other superhero films (water), his story is archetypal enough for a grand, epic adventure (lost king of Atlantis), and the spectacle of his powers and story would offer a unique cinematic experience.
Johns is also correct when he states that Aquaman is one of the most well-known characters in the superhero lineup. That’s not to say he’s one of the mostpopular characters, but being well known – even as a punchline – automatically gives him a bit of a headstart when it comes to exposure and promotion. Sure, most people might see the initial announcement of an Aquaman film and think “Why/How in the hell would they do THAT?” but it will then be on the filmmakers to provide a film that thwarts the mountain of skepticism it will inevitably be faced with.
Gravity issued such a challenge (and subsequently met it) with some risky promo clips, which teased the movie’s straightforward disaster scenario and dared fans to find out how the filmmakers would sustain such momentum. The material to craft a great Aquaman movie is there (almost all of it provided by Johns) – but it’s up to the studio to treat the character with the reverence and respect that they have for Batman and Superman – instead of the cartoonish cheese and shallowness that plagued Green Lantern.
…And timing will be key. As stated in our Aquaman movie tips article, it wouldn’t be prudent to dive into this movie (pun) just before director James Cameron potentially shocks the world with the new aquatic-based film technology of his Avatar sequels. Then again, if Batman vs. Superman is acting as a launchpad for the Justice League movie (which signs indicate that it will), then Aquaman could very well get a soft introduction to the movie-going world, with enough time left for technology to catch up to the challenge of making his solo film something revolutionary.
It’s still all rumor and speculation now – but hopefully it doesn’t stay that way for long…
We’ll keep you updated on both the Aquaman animated feature and the possible feature-film to follow.
A thread to discuss about the newest New 52 Series to DC Comics, Aquaman & The Others. Here you could find and post in-depth interviews, reviews, furthur information, hints (easter eggs) and more.
Dan Jurgens Interviews:
With Comic Vine's own Mat Elfring: http://www.comicvine.com/articles/interview-dan-jurgens-discusses-his-work-on-aquaman-and-the-others/1100-
With Newsarama's Vaneta Rogers: http://www.newsarama.com/20147-a-second-title-for-aquaman-dan-jurgens-says-why-not.html
With CBR New's Jeffrey Renaud: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=50580
With Jeffrey Renaud: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=52001
With Comicosity's Matt Santori-Griffith:148447/http://www.comicosity.com/interview-dan-jurgens-dives-into-aquaman-and-the-others/
With Matt Santori-Griffith: http://www.comicosity.com/interview-dan-jurgens-returns-to-aquaman-and-the-others/
Aquaman & The Others #1
- Written by Dan Jurgens
- Art done by Lan Medina & Ed Tadeo
- Cover by Joe Prado & Ivan Reis
- A “FUTURES END” prelude! Spinning out of AQUAMAN, the King of Atlantis and his teammates find themselves targeted by an unknown foe that wants their Atlantean artifacts! Don’t miss the start of this all-new series!
Mat Elfring's Review on Aquaman & The Others #1: http://www.comicvine.com/reviews/aquaman-and-the-others-1/1900-2875/
I can't reply to your comment in my last bug report as a yellow box appears when I type in the comment box, and when I press the post reply comment, it says "This value should not be blank" or will refresh the page without posting my comment. I've tried 3 browsers (IE, Firefox, and Google Chrome) all having the same issues. I can only create a topic and post only on here. Really wanna get back on the forums tho!
I cannot post on the last bug report I posted so here's what I tried to comment back:
Notification feed buffers and will not load. Presumably frozen. Here's how it looks like:
Also, my comment box is not working properly as it says "this value cannot be blank" even though I would type something an press the submit button.
Unable to post on topics as it is not allowing me to write in the box saying, "This value should not be blank". Also my notification feed is broken pretty much as it is not loading and frozen on my screen even when I reload/switch pages.