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Jul 17th 2013 at 11:18:21 AM

I don't think there is a thread for this yet, so I decided to making one.

What do you guys have to say about the DC Animated films? Me, I like them a lot, but I do wish some of their movies didn't focus so much on Superman and Batman most of the time. Not that I don't like them, my favorites are All-Star Superman and Batman: Under the Red Hood, but I would like the producers to explore other heroes of the DCU. I enjoyed the Wonder Woman and Green Lantern movies and I hope other characters get solo movies as well.

I'd really like to see a Captain Marvel/SHAZAM animated movie, but the closest we'll get is the DC Showcase short. Also, a movie based on Marv Wolfman's Teen Titans would be excellent. They were planning on adapting the Judas Contract, but it was cancelled. Shame.

So what are your thoughts about the DC Animated movies?

Jul 17th 2013 at 11:21:13 AM

I do wish some of their movies didn't focus so much on Superman and Batman most of the time.

Well, the thing is, when they don't put Superman or Batman in, those movies flop. So it's actually the public's fault.

Jul 17th 2013 at 11:25:57 AM

Yeah, I see your point. Too bad though, I do believe some characters need their own movie. Oh well.

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Jul 17th 2013 at 12:48:24 PM

[up][up]Wonder Woman's actually one of their highest-grossing DT Vs.

So, they're full of it.

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Jul 17th 2013 at 2:03:13 PM

[up] It was a slow seller, and has the highest number of units sold...basically, they measure by early buys instead of buy long-term sales. Which is itself potentially a mistake, but seems to make sense to corporate.

Jul 17th 2013 at 2:21:49 PM

Interesting. How long did it take it to outsell most of the others, then?

Also, if true, it's a bit puzzling why they haven't greenlighted more WW animated material. Are they so desperate for quick profit?

edited 17th Jul '13 2:22:02 PM by NapoleonDeCheese

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Jul 29th 2013 at 7:42:23 AM

Watched Green Lantern:First Flight yesterday.

Found it to be enjoyable. Hal was a pretty cool guy.

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Jul 29th 2013 at 11:09:04 AM

[up] Really? I found Hal the weakest part of the movie. Sinestro was the only character in the entire thing that I found compelling. I find that the story is a lot less "Hal Jordan, savior of the universe" and a lot more "the tragedy of Sinestro."

edited 29th Jul '13 11:09:24 AM by TheEvilDrBolty

Jul 30th 2013 at 10:11:44 AM

While enjoyable, I use Green Lantern First Flight as an example of why there needed to be a strong connection to Earth in the live action Green Lantern movie (many people were saying a flaw of the movie was that Earth should have been left behind once Hal gets the ring). Hal was a blank slate and, frankly, got accustomed to the intergalactic situation WAY too easily. We know almost nothing about his relationship with Carol or who he is as a person. We know he is heroic and proves his worth as a Lantern by the end, but that is all. Half of the cast had more dialogue than him.

Aug 11th 2013 at 11:26:13 AM

Geoff Johns has said a featured centered around Aquaman is in the works.

I know there was some grousing over Aquaman being omitted from the upcoming Justice League: War movie and replaced with Shazam, so this might be why. I've seen some speculate that the movie might be an adaptation of the Throne of Atlantis crossover, which could be used to introduce Aquaman to the League in a big way.

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Aug 11th 2013 at 9:19:01 PM

@Napolean de Cheese:

Recently released movies tend to be sold at a much higher price (and thus a much higher profit) than movies that have been out for a while; I've seen movies on DVD go from costing $25 the year they're released to costing $15 a couple years later. As such, even if a movie sells more copies over the long haul, that doesn't necessarily translate to more profit for the company.

edited 11th Aug '13 9:24:50 PM by RavenWilder

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Sep 19th 2019 at 7:47:15 AM

https://www.tvinsider.com/814325/superman-red-son-cast-jason-isaacs-diedrich-bader-amy-acker/

Here's the cast for an upcoming movie called Superman: Red Son, said to be released in early 2020:

Jason Isaacs as Kal El/Superman (kind of ironic since he voiced Lex Luthor in Justice League : Gods And Monsters) (you also know him as Zhao from Avatar The Last Airbender and Lucious Malfoy from the Harry Potter movies)

Diedrich Bader as Lex Luthor

Amy Acker as Lois Lane

Vanessa Marshall as Wonder Woman (who she's voiced in Justice League Crisis On Two Earths, Justice League The Flashpoint Paradox, and the Harley Quinn cartoon)

Phil Morris as James Olsen

Paul Williams as Brainiac

Phil La Marr as John Stewart and Hal Jordan (he's voiced John in many projects since 2001's Justice League, but never Hal)

Roger Craig Smith as Batman (who he's voiced many times since 2013's Batman Arkham Origins)

Jim Meskimen as John F. Kennedy

Travis Willingham as Superior Man

William Salyers as Joseph Stalin

Winter Ave Zoli as Svetlana

Oct 4th 2019 at 8:18:40 AM

I've got an odd question. Why don't they put these movies in theaters? Their budgets presumably aren't very high, and they'd probably make them back plus some change in no time flat.

Oct 4th 2019 at 8:41:49 AM

[up] Probably because these are traditionally animated, ergo, general audiences won't pay much attention to them.

Does it suck? Of course it does, but what are you gonna do, riot about how ignorant the masses are?

Oh wait...we kinda already do that. tongue

Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Oct 4th 2019 at 11:42:10 AM

Oct 4th 2019 at 9:45:34 AM

Does anyone actually physically GO to a movie theater anymore? Spider-Man 3 in 2007 was the last I bothered.

If anything, thanks for streaming, the "direct to video" stigma is wearing away and projects are being evaluated on their own merits by viewers more easily.

On the other hand, the studios' see it as an excuse to not give theatrical projects the financial and marketing support they used to. It's more the twilight of the blockbuster than it is the rise of anything else.

Edited by CitizenH on Oct 4th 2019 at 9:46:30 AM

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Oct 4th 2019 at 10:02:41 AM

"Does anyone actually physically GO to a movie theater anymore? Spider-Man 3 in 2007 was the last I bothered."

Oh wow, you sure speak for all of us.

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Oct 4th 2019 at 11:38:17 AM

There's also the fact that these movies are PG 13 , or sometimes R rated, which is a hard sell to a movie going audience in this day and age when it comes to animated movies. I mean, why do you think those like Batman: The Killing Joke , Batman and Harley Quinn , and so forth have only been given limited theatrical releases of 1-2 days instead of a regular theatrical release?

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Oct 4th 2019 at 1:27:47 PM

[up] Adding to this, even with the rating, parents often assume that anything animated is for children- you saw a lot of this when Princess Mononoke hit theatres in the US- and, funnily enough, they also tend to assume that anything with superheroes is kid-friendly. And while some of these are alright for more mature kids, I wouldn't show, say, Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay to a young'in.

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Oct 5th 2019 at 8:26:33 PM

They have put some of the direct to video DC Animated Films in theaters in recent memory. However they aren't typically wide releases and have shorter airings in movie venues.

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Nov 6th 2019 at 11:54:25 AM

https://mobile.twitter.com/_samliu_/status/1190068771156684800

For "DC Showcase: Death", Sam Liu wanted to see if Neil Gaiman was available to consult on it, but he was apparently never contacted by WB to see if he was available or not.

Dec 16th 2019 at 9:43:44 AM

Superman: Red Son's first trailer is out now:

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Dec 16th 2019 at 10:08:30 AM

Oh this is awesome.

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Dec 16th 2019 at 10:14:18 AM

[up][up]This is something i can't wait to see.

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Dec 16th 2019 at 10:32:29 AM

[up]x3 - Well this looks good from the get-go. Early 2020? January or February?

Dec 16th 2019 at 1:02:00 PM

There's also the fact that these movies are PG 13 , or sometimes R rated, which is a hard sell to a movie going audience in this day and age when it comes to animated movies. I mean, why do you think those like Batman: The Killing Joke , Batman and Harley Quinn , and so forth have only been given limited theatrical releases of 1-2 days instead of a regular theatrical release?

So what was Into The Spider Verse? T for Teen?

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