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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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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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Action Comics #863

Posted by lordcomicguy on April 24, 2008

                                          

Action Comics #863

 

As with all good things, there must come an end, and in Action #863, it’s the end of the Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes arc that we’re focusing on. In Action #862, we had the set-up for the big showdown between Earth-Man and Supes as a galactic armada is in-route to destroy the Earth. The Legion discovers their missing members being held in stasis, used to power Earth-Man, and find that the source of the sun turning red is none other than Sun Boy, who is hooked up to a power amplifier that forces him to keep it changed.

 

Now bring on part six which shows promise as being a real ‘slobber-knocker’. Well, let’s change that ‘shows promise as’ to ‘is’ because this issue just rocks! The fight between Supes and Earth-Boy is everything you hoped it to be as the lies and deceit of this version of the Justice League comes out and the future is righted…but if you want all the exciting details, you’ll have to pick up the issue because I’m not spoiling it. (Go pick it up, go NOW, it’s worth the three bucks…promise!)

 

Barry Allen update…For those not familiar with my insane theories, I believe that the Lightning Rod being held by Braniac contains the essence of Barry Allen and have been keeping track of it since The Lightening Saga. You don’t see it in this issue except in a cool add for a Final Crisis tie-in which features Superman and the Legion vs. Superman-Prime and the Legion of Super-Villians. The rod is in the ‘vs.’ part and shows YELLOW lightening with a RED backdrop…hmmm, who has a costume like that (hehe)? Take it for what you will but fans of this arc better prepare for another futuristic thrill ride come August as DC launches Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds.

 

Writer: Geoff Johns

Pencils: Gary Frank

Publisher: DC Comics

Price: $2.99

                                                  THE CORNER! RATING: 8 out of 10

 

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Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds, pt. 2

Posted by lordcomicguy on April 6, 2008

 

                                                

You read what the writer had to say, now let’s see what the man with the pencils, George Perez, has to say about this upcoming mega-event! (just click on the link provided below)

http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=152558

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Action Comics #862

Posted by lordcomicguy on March 15, 2008

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  Buckle up, Action fans, as we are rolling to an impressive finish to this thrill ride of a story. In Action #862, part 5 (of 6) of the Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes, things are really coming to a head. Superman and his Legion group are racing back to Earth, just ahead of a multi-planet strike force bent on stopping the Earth. With time being of the essence, it’s time to call in some help. In this case, it’s time to call in the subs, The Legion of Substitute-Heroes to be specific.

  The Legion of Substitute-Heroes are heroes who weren’t quite up to Legion standards, yet still wanted to fight the good fight. The team consists of Rainbow Girl, Fire Lad, Chlorophyll Kid, and Stone Boy and what they lack in power and skill, they make up in enthusiasm. And that enthusiasm is put to the test as it’s up to them to keep the Justice League busy while Superman and the remaining Legion members try to free the captive Legion members.

  With only one part left in this arc, I really am having some mixed feelings about next issue. On one hand, I really want to see how this fantastic story ends, but on the other hand, I’m enjoying this story so much that I hate for it to finish. I guess that’s a good problem to have and is a testament to the quality writing that Geoff Johns is putting in on this book. A quick note on my Barry Allen watch…It doesn’t look like we’re going to see who’s in the lightening rod Brainy has but I’m hoping it finds its way back to the current timeline with Supes. We’ll see next month, I hope, as we are all set for a climactic close to this memorable story. 

Writer: Geoff Johns

Pencils: Gary Frank

Publisher: DC Comics

Price: $2.99

THE CORNER RATING: 7 out of 10

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