Comic Books on Film

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#676 Post by captveg » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:19 pm

Your final point is one of the smarter aspects of the film for sure.

While Origins is a truly bad movie, I like The Wolverine. It has a mediocre ending, but it's an enjoyable enough entry for the character, even if it is a fairly standard action film in the end.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#677 Post by Ribs » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:25 pm

Sony will release Venom in October 2018, jumping on a date vacated by Aquaman which moved back to jump on a date vacated by Avatar 2

The story here as most people are weirdly taking it away seems to be "oh my god so sudden!" as though Deadpool wasn't commissioned almost entirely off the success of Kingsman the previous February, and Logan was almost entirely developed following Deadpool's success.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#678 Post by captveg » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:53 pm

Sony jumping on the vacated 10/5/18 date with Venom begs more the question about just what it is more than anything else. I figured it was another year off further than that. But a good date is a good date, so hope it's a well done film.

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#679 Post by dx23 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:11 pm

Well, Venom is a different thing though. Kingsman, Deadpool and Logan are their own thing and basically don't need the help of another main character to exist. For those unknown to Venom's backstory, he's a character whose origin is intrinsically tied up with Spider-Man. People expected Marvel to have a say on Spider-Man and all the related characters, since Spidey, played now by Tom Holland, is part of the large scale Marvel Cinematic Universe. I don't see how Tom Holland will be able to take part on being part of a Venom film when he has like 3 other projects including Avengers: Infinity War.

A Venom movie from Sony so soon could be a big mistake due to them not using Spider-Man, or even worse, doing their own origin/backstory instead of using the source material and creating something more along the lines of Halle Berry's Catwoman instead of the product people are familiar with. Seeing how Sony fucked up Spider-Man 3, 2 Ghost Rider films, I don't have too much faith in them coming out with a good Venom film.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#680 Post by Ribs » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:01 am

I think it's fairly clear that this will be its own thing, with Venom probably in space or something doing some gritty, likely R-rated adventures to emulate the X-Men success. Venom in the comics is obviously tied directly to Spider-Man but there's a way to do that in a way that doesn't directly tie him to Spider-Man when adapting it; if Sony's goal is to build their own cinematic universe of tertiary Spider-Man properties that they have full control/profit on, they'll do what they can to keep it distant whilst capitalizing on what they can without giving Marvel a chunk of the change.

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#681 Post by dx23 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:08 am

I feel like Marvel may be behind this after all. Marvel just announced a big Venom event in the comic books for 2017 and the return of Eddie Brock (the character's original host) is being heavily rumored. The way this can go for Sony is by having a movie based on Venom vs Carnage.

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#684 Post by captveg » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:48 pm

I mildly like the previous Thor films (The Dark World is the low point of the MCU so far, IMO), so it's without much hyperbole when I say that the Ragnarok trailer is already my favorite Thor movie.

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#685 Post by matrixschmatrix » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:09 pm

The Thor series is maybe the blandest one with multiple entries on the Marvel universe, and even among the one offs they seem fairly, I dunno, worksmanlike- even with its eccentricities ground off something like Ant Man had more flair- and it feels like Marvel maybe realized that. I suspect they also noticed that Chris Hemsworth is a phenomenal comic actor.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#686 Post by carmilla mircalla » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:19 pm

Goldblum is not clicking with me in that trailer. He just sounds bored and uninterested/uninteresting.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#687 Post by knives » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:55 pm

Hulk made me giggle, but I'm tired of their music choices for the trailers being as uninspired and boring as their movies.

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#688 Post by jbeall » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:12 pm

Consider me excited. Although Hemsworth shows some decent comic timing in the first Thor (esp. the "we drank, we fought, he made his ancestors proud" line), I think he was a revelation in Ghostbusters, and this trailer will utilize that talent.

I was never a fan of the Thor comics, but I thought the first Thor movie was a totally unexpected hoot, and possibly the most visually inventive MCU movie as well. The Dark World was a dreary downer, but based on the strength of the first one, I know they can make this character enjoyable (for me, anyway), so I'm really looking forward to this one.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#689 Post by Werewolf by Night » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:54 pm

Whoa. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will be directing the Captain Marvel movie.

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#691 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 19, 2017 6:41 pm

Comic news: Early response to Wonder Woman is the strongest of any non-Nolan DC adaptations, and Tom Hardy will be playing Venom with Ruben Fleischer directing

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#692 Post by captveg » Fri May 19, 2017 6:46 pm

domino harvey wrote:Tom Hardy will be playing Venom with Ruben Fleischer directing
Interesting choices. It at least has me curious.

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#693 Post by The Narrator Returns » Mon May 22, 2017 6:07 pm

Zack Snyder has stepped away from post-production of Justice League in the wake of his daughter's suicide, and Joss Whedon will take over for him.

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#694 Post by captveg » Mon May 22, 2017 6:24 pm

Good on WB and Whedon for providing a pathway for the Snyder's to deal with a family tragedy that best serves their needs.

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Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins, 2017)

#695 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 26, 2017 6:00 pm

Alamo Drafthouse held a women-only screening for Wonder Woman and faced some backlash. This comment from the theatre is hilarious:
The Drafthouse is replying to many of the complaints. When one man asked if they had ever held a men-only screening, the Drafthouse said, "We've never done showings where you had to be a man to get in, but we *did* show the 'Entourage' movie a few years ago."

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#696 Post by Luke M » Sat May 27, 2017 8:55 am

Nice. I was reading comments n Facebook and Twitter about it and it's surprisingly fun watching a bunch sexually frustrated misogynists get owned.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#697 Post by captveg » Sat May 27, 2017 1:51 pm

It's amazing how stupid some guys can be.

As a white male I have an understanding that I won't be catered to in this way because *the world* has catered to my class for hundreds of years. I'll never understand how other white males fail to grasp this.

I hope Alamo Drafthouse has similar African-American screenings next year for Black Panther.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#698 Post by knives » Sat May 27, 2017 2:00 pm

Black Panther isn't American.

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#699 Post by captveg » Sat May 27, 2017 2:40 pm

But he was created by Americans for a primarily American audience, and will be starring in an American made film with an American lead actor in the role.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#700 Post by knives » Sat May 27, 2017 2:42 pm

So what you're saying is you don't want David Oyelowo to attend the showing.
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