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Superman Reboot planned!

Posted by lordcomicguy on August 22, 2008

*origonally posted on superherohype.com

Warner Bros. Pictures Group President Jeff Robinov has told The Wall Street Journal that the studio is going to be reintroducing Superman. We assume this will be similar to how Louis Leterrier’s The Incredible Hulk was a reboot of Ang Lee’s Hulk. Here is what the article says:

Warner Bros. also put on hold plans for another movie starring multiple superheroes — known as “Batman vs. Superman” — after the $215 million “Superman Returns,” which had disappointing box-office returns, didn’t please executives. “‘Superman’ didn’t quite work as a film in the way that we wanted it to,” says Mr. Robinov. “It didn’t position the character the way he needed to be positioned.” “Had ‘Superman’ worked in 2006, we would have had a movie for Christmas of this year or 2009,” he adds. “But now the plan is just to reintroduce Superman without regard to a Batman and Superman movie at all.”

The article also talks about Warner Bros. adapting other DC properties over the new few years. “By 2011, Mr. Robinov plans for DC Comics to supply the material for up to two of the six to eight tent-pole films he hopes Warner Bros. will have in the pipeline by then,” it says. Those projects will likely be about single characters at first, and will be darker much like The Dark Knight:

With “Batman vs. Superman” and “Justice League” stalled, Warner Bros. has quietly adopted Marvel’s model of releasing a single film for each character, and then using those movies and their sequels to build up to a multicharacter film. “Along those lines, we have been developing every DC character that we own,” Mr. Robinov says.

Like the recent Batman sequel — which has become the highest-grossing film of the year thus far — Mr. Robinov wants his next pack of superhero movies to be bathed in the same brooding tone as “The Dark Knight.” Creatively, he sees exploring the evil side to characters as the key to unlocking some of Warner Bros.’ DC properties. “We’re going to try to go dark to the extent that the characters allow it,” he says. That goes for the company’s Superman franchise as well.

The studio is set to announce its plans for future DC movies in the next month. For now, though, it is focused on releasing four comic-book films in the next three years, including a third Batman film, a new film reintroducing Superman, and two movies focusing on other DC Comics characters. Movies featuring Green Lantern, Flash, Green Arrow, and Wonder Woman are all in active development.

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Marvel vs. DC: After Hours!

Posted by lordcomicguy on August 20, 2008

**originally found on youtube.

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The future of DC Comics on screen…

Posted by lordcomicguy on August 18, 2008

WB taps into ties at DC Comics

Co. has heroes like Wonder Woman, Flash

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Marvel vs DC: Volume II

Posted by lordcomicguy on August 14, 2008

 

Here’s the second of a series of super funny vids I found on youtube…enjoy!

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Marvel vs. DC: Volume #1

Posted by lordcomicguy on August 13, 2008

Her’s the first in a hilarious series of parodies I found on youtube…enjoy!

 

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Action Comics #867

Posted by lordcomicguy on August 2, 2008

Click on the link below to read my review of Action Comics #867 that I did for CraveOnline.com

 

                                               

 

http://www.craveonline.com/articles/comics/04651130/action_comics_867.html

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Detective Comics #846

Posted by lordcomicguy on August 2, 2008

Howdy comic-book fans, The Corner! is back and is gonna be a regular thing again. *cue applause*

Here’s my review of Detective Comics #846 that I wrote for CraveOnline.com. Just click on the link below.

                                          

 

http://www.craveonline.com/articles/comics/04651211/detective_comics_846.html

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Posted by lordcomicguy on May 31, 2008

                                 

 

The DC event we’ve all been waiting for is upon us, the event that is going to be the knock out, drag out, event of ALL events, and after issue #1, I can honestly say that I am completely underwhelmed. This issue totally blew monkey balls for me and I’m not ashamed to say that. The pace of the book was horrendous, it was jumpy and not very well thought out…and that’s saying alot since the ‘great’ Grant Morrison is responsible for telling us this ‘epic’. The only saving grace of this issue is the preview of the cover for issue #2, which should bring the official return of Barry Allen, the best to ever carry the name Flash.

I apologize for how short this post is but I’m really at a loss to what to say about it. It was frankly a pretty poor piece of garbage that I hope will look better when taken as a whole with the rest of the series. But until things start to make some sense in this book, I really can’t recommend it to anyone outside of the die-hard fans.

 

Writer: Grant Morrison                                                                                              

Pencils: J.G. Jones

Publisher: DC Comics

THE CORNER RATING: 4 out of 10

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