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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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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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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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Detective Comics #844

Posted by lordcomicguy on May 13, 2008

                                          

 

Click on the link below to read my latest Detective comics review over at www.craveonline.com …you won’t be dissapointed and if you are, make a negative comment on it!

 

http://www.craveonline.com/articles/comics/04650410/detective_comics_844.html

 

 

 

 

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Detective Comics #843

Posted by lordcomicguy on April 24, 2008

                                        

 

 Detective Comics #843

 I’ve been raving about the direction of Detective comics since the rather uneventful Resurrection story arc and guess what…I’m STILL gonna rave about it! We have yet another great Detective issue in #843 as Paul Dini returns after a one issue break and brings with him the beautiful Zatanna and the villainous (if a tad short) Scarface. Not to mention a brief appearance by our favorite web-footed, overweight waddler, the Penguin. It’s a who’s who of the Bat-villians these days but you won’t hear me complaining (for once).

 

What really makes this issue stand out for me is that you get to see more of Bruce Wayne than Batman, which makes for a nice change-up once in awhile. And not just ‘public’ Bruce but the real Bruce underneath, complete with a little flirting with Zatanna. With Bruce being such a public figure, it always left me scratching my head how he could spend soooo much time in the cowl and hardly any promoting his playboy image. But I have to give DC credit, they throw Bats in just about every book yet I never get the feeling he’s over-exposed…unlike a certain clawed mutant at the OTHER company who is really annoying with his numerous books and appearances (but that’s another gripe for another time). Maybe it’s just my newfound DC love that’s blinding me, I don’t know.

 

Like I said, I’m really loving these Detective issues and I kinda hope they keep this book like it’s been these past few months. The short one to two issue stories, and varied old-school villains, are really working together well to make this one of DC’s more interesting books. The other Bat-titles can have all those ‘earth-shattering’ 6+ part stories, just leave me my Detective as it is now and I couldn’t be any happier.

 

Writer: Paul Dini

Pencils: Dustin Nguyen

Publisher: DC Comics

Price: $2.99

 

                                       THE CORNER! RATING: 8 out of 10

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Detective Comics #842

Posted by lordcomicguy on March 26, 2008

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 Click on the link below to check out my latest Detective review over at Crave!

http://www.craveonline.com/articles/comics/04650030/detective_comics_842.html

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Detective Comics #841

Posted by lordcomicguy on February 12, 2008

As with JSA #12, my review for Detective #841 is up over at craveonline. Just click the link below (and try not to be scared away by the picture…ugh!).

http://www.craveonline.com/articles/comics/04649715/detective_comics_841.html

Thanks!

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Death, The high cost of living….A different look at the passing of Heath Ledger.

Posted by lordcomicguy on January 24, 2008

Unless you’re living in some remote desert community (and if you are, you aren’t reading this), then you know that Hollywood had lost one of their own this week, one Heath Ledger. At 28, he had the acting world ahead of him and he will be missed. The rumor mill is circulating with the events surrounding his death and all the theories are well documented so I don’t need to touch on them here. Instead, let’s take a look at his ties to the comic book world and what his death will mean for the upcoming Dark Knight movie.

Now I really don’t want to seem insensitive to this tragedy, my deepest sympathies goes out to his family and loved ones, but I want to look beyond the moment a bit, and think long term. For all his acting credits, nothing Heath did really stood out as unforgettable (I’m not counting Brokeback Mountain, the subject matter brought that to prominence more than his acting) but if previews and trailers are to be believed, he may have found that in his final finished role, as the Joker. I’m not trying to make a mountain out of a molehill here but there is precedence to this sort of thing. Look at The Crow, for example, with Brandon Lee getting killed in the final stages of that movie. His death took an already excellent acting job and launched it into cult status as well as unforeseen financial success. Honestly, if he would have never died, then that great movie would have earned so-so at the theatres and would have soon been forgotten…..a gem lost to the everyday person.

 

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With that being said, you have to think that with this happening like it did, and the type of role he’s playing, that this really has a huge shot at being something special. As sad as it is to say, you know that Warner Bros. is weighing sadness with elation at this happening. No, I’m not saying they wanted him dead or are in any way happy for his death but you have to believe some ‘beanpusher’ or ‘suit’ has brought up the idea of the increased revenue for the film this will make……..it’s big business, how could they not?

Personally, I was looking forward to this movie before his death and still am. This won’t change me seeing it but it has to effect how I view this movie….as it will anyone who watches it. How could I sit in the theatre and not have these events playing in my mind as every word comes out of his mouth? Heath, for good or ill, the role of the Joker will be the icing on your legacy. Your career will be greatly viewed by how this one acting job comes across. But don’t worry; I think it’s in safe hands….as safe as an insane clown’s hands can be.

INTERESTING HEATH LEDGER COMIC BOOK FACT: Did you know Heath turned down the role of Spider-Man? He did and it eventually wound up in the hands of Tobey Mcguire…..I guess I’ll forgive you for that one, Mr. Ledger.

Rest in peace.

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