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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Jan 25th 2020 at 2:38:29 PM

As for Noelle Stevenson taking over, has she ever done a movie? Because long-form shows are a bit of a different beast, so I'm curious whether she has experience with movies.

I got to talk with her a while back and she told me she's definitely interested in working in movies, and pictures her comics as movies, so this could be as good a starting place as any.

Funnily enough, one of her earliest stories, Nimona, actually IS getting a movie via Blue Sky Studios. Last I checked, she was REALLY liking where it was going.

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Tuckerscreator from Traveling through the Multiverse Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Jan 25th 2020 at 2:42:02 PM

Her Lumberjanes was getting a movie too, but alas Disney axed it. sad

I asked her about the Nimona movie as well and she said she was encouraging the crew on it to take their own direction on the material. Not a lot of insistence on verbatim adapting her comic.

Edited by Tuckerscreator on Jan 25th 2020 at 2:44:30 AM

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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
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Jan 25th 2020 at 3:25:29 PM

she was encouraging the crew on it to take their own direction on the material. Not a lot of insistence on verbatim adapting her comic.

Hope it's for the best. I recall reading that comic's ending doesn't turn out too well...

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Jan 25th 2020 at 3:27:41 PM

I donít think Mattel wants Stevenson anywhere near the film. Or any part of Masters once SPOP is done. Mattel really, REALLY wants Masters of the Universe to be a big tent pole franchise again for them, and SPOP from everything Iíve seen (this is irregardless of quality) has been a major obstacle to that. Low merchandise sales, not a lot of primary demographic views, etc.

I do think the film is going to Netflix which will result in delays and no longer needing a release schedule. Netflix wants big budget films to their original docket (look at the budgets of 6 Underground and The Irishman). Sony meanwhile, after seeing several attempts at big budget tent poles blow up in their faces, probably sees guaranteed Netflix money as preferable to another Box Office Bomb. So the deal makes sense for both parties.

Edited by Beatman1 on Jan 25th 2020 at 6:28:10 AM

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
Tuckerscreator from Traveling through the Multiverse Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Jan 25th 2020 at 3:33:22 PM

Low merchandise sales

Well yeah, they only made like six toys after the third season instead of capitalizing right away.

not a lot of primary demographic views, etc.

Do you mean young girls or is this another euphemism for ďforty year old menĒ? tongue Because among the former I see content for it everywhere, among the latter, well, the show is literally called She-Ra.

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Jan 25th 2020 at 3:36:02 PM

[up]Again, irregardless of quality (itís not a bad show, at all, itís actually pretty interesting from the writing perspective, and itís a shame people wonít give it the time of day because of the art style), Netflix listed their top viewed kids shows and She-Ra was nowhere in sight. Same with that independent poll that polled kids and teens about the shows they watched. No sign of it.

http://kidscreen.com/2019/08/01/infographic-what-are-kids-favorite-shows-on-netflix/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=infographic-what-are-kids-favorite-shows-on-netflix&_u=WG2eOgzaxKs%3d

Edited by Beatman1 on Jan 25th 2020 at 6:41:27 AM

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Jan 25th 2020 at 5:09:37 PM

[up] The UK version of Netflix has The Big Bang Theory? *grumble grumble grumble*

Also, I can't help but tell that that chart is 5 months old and applies to both Netflix originals and acquired programming which seems to be a bit of a cheat...

Getting back to Sony and their movie division, it really feels like they'll go under if they keep making dud after dud...

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Jan 25th 2020 at 6:14:09 PM

[up]Probably why taking the guaranteed cash was wise.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
Jan 28th 2020 at 5:01:46 PM

Well, no, I wasn't really serious.

Netflix's She-Ra is a bizarre case of a Merchandise-Driven show not being driven by the merchandise. Nobody has detailed what the deal between Mattel and Dreamworks is, but it's very obvious that Mattel somehow lost creative control. They may have screwed up the license back in the 1980s leaving Dreamworks (the legal successor to Filmation) the right to make more episodes without approval or oversight from Mattel.

Anyway, this pretty much left Noelle completely in charge. That's something they'd never allow for a movie.

[up][up]The Kidscreen survey is "What shows do you watch?" anywhere, not just Netflix. I can't find anywhere Netflix has released an official list.

Edited by alanh on Jan 28th 2020 at 6:06:17 AM

Jan 28th 2020 at 5:41:12 PM

[up]They released the list on Twitter -

https://twitter.com/netflix/status/1211689821007208448?s=21

No She-Ra, no Dragon Prince, etc.

Edited by Beatman1 on Jan 28th 2020 at 8:44:04 AM

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
Feb 15th 2020 at 9:04:43 AM

I put an update on the Kevin Smith He-Man over on the western animation thread.

Some rumor sites are speculating that the live-action film will start shooting this summer based on a comment by the writer of a Harper's Bazaar profile of Noah Centineo, but that wasn't sourced to the actor or studio. So don't hold your breath.

Feb 17th 2020 at 11:27:42 PM

If so, they're perhaps shooting too soon. Centineo's been improving, but he's hardly muscular enough as he is now.

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