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Justice League Movie


Okay, so apparently there hasn’t been much confirmation on the Justice League movie, even though there were some hints and suggestions being dropped during this year’s SDCC. While Marvel is being a commericalized whore with all the merchandise and publicity, which is not unusual at all considering Stan Lee’s personality (which I still can’t decide if its a facade or not), DC is having many plans of individual superhero movies. Maybe I should say, there has been many rumors rather than plans. Like for instance the Green Lantern movie will only be out sometime summer next year but there has been so much coverage and news on it already, which can be a good thing and a bad thing. Good because of the publicity, but also possibly bad because with all the build up and anticipation of this movie, there is always the risk factor of it screwing itself over.

And like i’ve mentioned a million times before, I’m so sick of this influx of superhero movies, and all of a sudden you get ‘fans’ popping up from everywhere. I mean sure, sometimes you get people who get really interested in comics because of the head-start/guide-for-dummies to the superhero world, but seriously, be 100% fucking honest with yourself: how many of those mindless, media absorbing whores out there really appreciate comics and comic characters for who they are before it all got fucked in the ass and whored out in big screen cinemas? It’s no different from fashion phases where something old was made popular again all of a sudden, and you see idiots out there wearing the same template of clothes. Sometimes when i say ‘I’m a Batman/DC fan’ I’m almost afraid of the responses i’d get. It’s very standardized, one most typical response would be them telling me other random (or not so random, i.e. Marvel for instance) comics’ superheroes (which i honestly don’t give a fuck about what you have to say about that). I apologize for the choice of words in this paragraph, but whenever i get to this topic, it just gets to me.

ANYWAY, my point was, amidst all these superhero movies based mainly on Marvel comics popping out lately, I’m glad DC has no intention of competing with them nor are they really much affected by their commercialized whoring methods.

In an interview with IGN.com, the President of DC Entertainment Inc., Diane Nelson, says: “People make an assumption that we’re going to mirror Marvel’s strategy, for example with Avengers, we do have a very different attitude about how you build a content slate.”

Nelson goes on to say: “It isn’t necessarily about connecting those properties together to build into a single thing. We think we’ve got great stories and characters that will lend themselves to great standalone experiences, and that’s the way we’re focusing on it.”

With last year seeing Disney – with their deep pockets and vast media resources – acquire Marvel and the 5,000-character catalog that came with it, it would seem that DC has quite a bit of catching up to do. But that is not a mindset Nelson sees eye-to-eye with. She goes on to talk about the rivalry between the comic giants being a healthy competition, but that nothing DC has done in the past or will do in the future is reactive to Marvel’s direction.

That’s really comforting to know especially from all that unsettlements in DC management, which i’m not 100% sure of what’s going on either. And bet you didn’t know there could be plans for a second Green Lantern movie as well as a Flash movie.

Green Lantern producer and co-writer, Greg Berlant, sat downSuperHeroHype to talk about not only the upcoming Green Lantern films, but also the Flash film as well.

Green Lantern is slated to hit a theater near you on June 17th, 2011, yet they are already working on a sequel.

We are working on the treatment for the second film actually, we just started working on that with the same guys who I did the original with (Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim). Those two guys are also writing a script based on a treatment we wrote for ‘The Flash,’ so that’s my involvement with DC right now is the script for ‘The Flash’ and the treatment for ‘GL2.'”

From the looks of it, DC’s strategy will be focusing on individual characters, building good solid foundations before they think of making an all star movie i think. Which might probably be a better idea actually. It’s more of a long term series of launching and hopefully this will be good. I will be super disappointed if the heroes came out different or appear lesser of a character than they were in comics. I’m keeping my fingers really crossed on this.

And all that rumors about who will be the Riddler? Eminem? Edward Norton? Just stop all that bullshit already. One word y’all: PATIENCE.

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