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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3600 on: January 31, 2019, 02:15:06 PM »
Affleck has confirmed he won't be returning for The Batman.

Pity, as I actually quite liked him as Batman.
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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3601 on: January 31, 2019, 03:45:32 PM »
Affleck has confirmed he won't be returning for The Batman.

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3602 on: January 31, 2019, 04:06:06 PM »
Whilst all the whispers coming from WB/DC appear to lead to more stand alone movies instead of a shared universe, I don't think they should quite give up on the Justice League quite yet.

Wonder Woman and Aquaman (now DC's biggest film ever) have been huge hits for the DCEU and would form a solid base going forward. Brushing 4 films completely under the carpet (MoS, BvS, SS and JL) would be admitting monumental failure. The easiest and most logical way of approaching this problem, with Affleck gone and Cavill seemingly the same, is a version of Flashpoint. A Flashpoint film would give them a way of conveniently erasing the shit stuff whilst keeping the good stuff. The Flash would be the only character who knew the old Batman and Superman so could reference them to include them in the Universe loosely but going forward they wouldn't exist.

DC can still develop standalones like the upcoming Joker film but this would also be going on
 
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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3603 on: January 31, 2019, 04:09:07 PM »
Whilst all the whispers coming from WB/DC appear to lead to more stand alone movies instead of a shared universe, I don't think they should quite give up on the Justice League quite yet.

Wonder Woman and Aquaman (now DC's biggest film ever) have been huge hits for the DCEU and would form a solid base going forward. Brushing 4 films completely under the carpet (MoS, BvS, SS and JL) would be admitting monumental failure. The easiest and most logical way of approaching this problem, with Affleck gone and Cavill seemingly the same, is a version of Flashpoint. A Flashpoint film would give them a way of conveniently erasing the shit stuff whilst keeping the good stuff. The Flash would be the only characters who knew the old Batman and Superman so could reference them to include them in the Universe loosely but going forward they wouldn't exist.

DC can still develop standalones like the upcoming Joker film but this would also be going on
 

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3604 on: January 31, 2019, 04:28:21 PM »
Affleck was easily the best Batman we've had, a real shame he didn't get a movie to himself to cement it.

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3605 on: January 31, 2019, 04:50:03 PM »
Affleck was easily the best Batman we've had, a real shame he didn't get a movie to himself to cement it.

Bale.

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3606 on: January 31, 2019, 04:55:57 PM »
I liked both, both had outstanding scenes. The interrogation of the Joker with Bale is probably my single favourite Batman scene. Rescuing Martha my favourite action scene.

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3607 on: January 31, 2019, 04:57:49 PM »
Yeah that scene in BvS was incredible, it made the fights in any other Batman film seem like they were choreographed by the Power Rangers

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« Reply #3608 on: January 31, 2019, 05:00:37 PM »
Bale.

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Yeah that scene in BvS was incredible, it made the fights in any other Batman film seem like they were choreographed by the Power Rangers

Yup, unreal scene.

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3609 on: January 31, 2019, 05:19:22 PM »
The second best Gunn in entertainment is probably directing Suicide Squad 2, having already written it

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3610 on: January 31, 2019, 05:28:39 PM »
The second best Gunn in entertainment is probably directing Suicide Squad 2, having already written it

I think the name is actually The Suicide Squad, and it's a soft reboot. So maybe only Harley surviving the cull?

It's a bit different that they have more upcoming films based around her than any other DC character.

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3611 on: January 31, 2019, 05:38:04 PM »
I think the name is actually The Suicide Squad, and it's a soft reboot. So maybe only Harley surviving the cull?

It's a bit different that they have more upcoming films based around her than any other DC character.

I just checked imdb, I had no idea they've planned 3-4 different movies with her in. She was the best part of a very bad movie, but was she really that great? Most of the 'bad guys' in that movie were pretty limp, all talk with very little actual being bad, which I think would get stale pretty quickly. If she had started out as an actual villain in a Batman movie or something I could see her having a good story arc, but if she's sort of good from the start then I don't see what they'll do with her.

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3612 on: January 31, 2019, 05:46:14 PM »
I just checked imdb, I had no idea they've planned 3-4 different movies with her in. She was the best part of a very bad movie, but was she really that great? Most of the 'bad guys' in that movie were pretty limp, all talk with very little actual being bad, which I think would get stale pretty quickly. If she had started out as an actual villain in a Batman movie or something I could see her having a good story arc, but if she's sort of good from the start then I don't see what they'll do with her.

Yeah, they're going down the anti-hero root for sure. And I agree, I'm not sure she's worth that many films.

Her next one is Birds of Prey, and she's teaming up with other heroes to rescue someone from an actual villain.

There is already a teaser out for it, but it only shows the characters, no actual film yet.


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« Reply #3613 on: January 31, 2019, 05:57:44 PM »
I think the name is actually The Suicide Squad, and it's a soft reboot. So maybe only Harley surviving the cull?

It's a bit different that they have more upcoming films based around her than any other DC character.

Goddamn it, they better keep Will

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3614 on: January 31, 2019, 05:59:22 PM »
Goddamn it, they better keep Will

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3615 on: January 31, 2019, 06:37:48 PM »
Forget Batflek and Bale. The best Batman will always be Will Arnett

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3616 on: January 31, 2019, 06:49:38 PM »
Forget Batflek and Bale. The best Batman will always be Will Arnett

He's not even the best animated Batman

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3617 on: January 31, 2019, 07:03:49 PM »
I know I'm an old fucker but the best Batman was Michael Keaton.

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3618 on: January 31, 2019, 07:30:42 PM »
I know I'm an old fucker but the best Batman was Michael Keaton.


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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3619 on: January 31, 2019, 07:49:31 PM »
Whilst all the whispers coming from WB/DC appear to lead to more stand alone movies instead of a shared universe, I don't think they should quite give up on the Justice League quite yet.

Wonder Woman and Aquaman (now DC's biggest film ever) have been huge hits for the DCEU and would form a solid base going forward. Brushing 4 films completely under the carpet (MoS, BvS, SS and JL) would be admitting monumental failure. The easiest and most logical way of approaching this problem, with Affleck gone and Cavill seemingly the same, is a version of Flashpoint. A Flashpoint film would give them a way of conveniently erasing the shit stuff whilst keeping the good stuff. The Flash would be the only character who knew the old Batman and Superman so could reference them to include them in the Universe loosely but going forward they wouldn't exist.

DC can still develop standalones like the upcoming Joker film but this would also be going on
 

Better to admit monumental failure than perpetuate it. Nobody needs a reboot story. Just make new, better films. Ignore the old stuff. It's fine. James Bond has been doing it for decades.
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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3620 on: January 31, 2019, 08:43:09 PM »
Better to admit monumental failure than perpetuate it. Nobody needs a reboot story. Just make new, better films. Ignore the old stuff. It's fine. James Bond has been doing it for decades.
Don’t thing we need a reboot per se, but it’s obvious that any shared DC universe will need a Batman and Superman and that now looks highly unlikely to be Cavill and Affleck. Therefore I can’t see my other option as flashpoint esque redoing of certain parts

Aquaman and Wonder Woman are big hitters now so they’re stories will continue, it’d just be weird if they never acknowledged again that they’re part of the same team

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3621 on: January 31, 2019, 09:09:23 PM »
Don’t thing we need a reboot per se, but it’s obvious that any shared DC universe will need a Batman and Superman and that now looks highly unlikely to be Cavill and Affleck. Therefore I can’t see my other option as flashpoint esque redoing of certain parts

Aquaman and Wonder Woman are big hitters now so they’re stories will continue, it’d just be weird if they never acknowledged again that they’re part of the same team

Yes, but they can just recast Batman and Superman. They shouldn't make a song and dance about it. It's like when they do a reboot in the comics because the continuity is too convoluted, and they end up making it even worse.
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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3622 on: February 1, 2019, 04:19:36 PM »
Yeah I think you just recast them, make new movies and just don't bother trying to explain it "in universe", just have them team up with Wonder Woman and Aquaman and whoever people like. It was a big garbage fire that audiences didn't connect with, best to just cut your losses than go "wait guys, let us explain how we are fixing things".
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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3624 on: February 11, 2019, 03:57:48 PM »
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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3625 on: February 13, 2019, 10:41:13 AM »
Been watching Titans on Netflix and it's really good. Not as good as Daredevil or Punisher but definitely up there. Interesting characters and an introduction to the Doom Patrol as well. 5 episodes in so far

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3626 on: February 13, 2019, 12:25:30 PM »
Been watching Titans on Netflix and it's really good. Not as good as Daredevil or Punisher but definitely up there. Interesting characters and an introduction to the Doom Patrol as well. 5 episodes in so far

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3627 on: February 13, 2019, 12:30:46 PM »
Doom patrol starts on Friday.
Seems to be getting some positive reviews too, will check it out on the weekend.

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« Reply #3628 on: February 13, 2019, 01:12:15 PM »
Yeah titans has been a lot darker than I thought it was gonna be. Good 1st season.
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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3629 on: February 13, 2019, 05:52:42 PM »
Seems to be getting some positive reviews too, will check it out on the weekend.


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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3630 on: March 7, 2019, 05:06:47 PM »
The Will Smith character from Suicide Squad is being replaced by Dead Shot, with Idris Elba playing him.

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3631 on: March 8, 2019, 04:02:23 PM »
I thought Will Smith was Deadshot?
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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3633 on: March 8, 2019, 04:06:43 PM »
Yeah he was.

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3635 on: March 8, 2019, 04:18:16 PM »
Replacing with a "proper" deadshot?

More like an actor who plays characters, not just himself.

I'm not a Smith fan :P

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« Reply #3636 on: March 8, 2019, 04:33:19 PM »
More like an actor who plays characters, not just himself.

I'm not a Smith fan :P

Elba can't play anyone other than a Brit, I'm not looking forward to hearing him maul yet another accent.

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Re: DC Mega Topic, it's not the MCU
« Reply #3637 on: March 9, 2019, 06:22:14 AM »
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« Reply #3638 on: March 9, 2019, 06:23:42 AM »
Social media embargo on Shazam! was lifter. Getting really good first reactions

Just came here post that, the early ones are usually good so it's doesn't mean anything yet.

Also sounds like a Marvel movie, reading the between the lines. Yay.

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« Reply #3639 on: March 9, 2019, 07:31:25 AM »
Just came here post that, the early ones are usually good so it's doesn't mean anything yet.

Also sounds like a Marvel movie, reading the between the lines. Yay.

Feels like Marvel's gonna struggle after Endgame, especially if a lot of the old guard are moved on one way or another.

Might be DC's time to shine, finally.
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