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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodchild View Post
    The new trailer for Deadpool 2 looks great

    Terry *pant* Crews! Wheeeeee!

    The test screenings indicate that audiences really liked Cable and Domino, but Terry seems like a perfect fit for a Deadpool movie, and if they ever make an X-Force movie, he'd be an amazing badass in a "straight" action movie.

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    https://techaeris.com/2018/04/18/ste...-comics-movie/

    Spielberg to direct DC movie based on WW2 comic.

    Warner Brothers hired some Japanese-American producer that they hope will be their answer to Kevin Feige and who they hope will save the DCEU. I'd say this is his first major victory. The Blackhawks are right down Spielberg's alley.

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    Thank god. It's about time they got around to ruining Spielberg the same way they have Superman. That guy's been getting a little too full of himself lately.

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    I'm not sure Blackhawks will be a DCEU movie, given that the Blackhawks aren't actually super powered superheroes. As long as Spielberg just does it as any other Spielberg movie, he should walk away untarnished from the nearly consistent failures of the DCEU.

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    A movie is a bit like a football team. Yes, the director is important, however, there are other roles on the team that are very important as well, such as who writes the screenplay. After all, Superman Returns was a well directed film, however, it was also a cure to insomnia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underseer View Post
    https://techaeris.com/2018/04/18/ste...-comics-movie/

    Spielberg to direct DC movie based on WW2 comic.

    Warner Brothers hired some Japanese-American producer that they hope will be their answer to Kevin Feige and who they hope will save the DCEU. I'd say this is his first major victory. The Blackhawks are right down Spielberg's alley.
    Right...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayjay View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Underseer View Post
    https://techaeris.com/2018/04/18/ste...-comics-movie/

    Spielberg to direct DC movie based on WW2 comic.

    Warner Brothers hired some Japanese-American producer that they hope will be their answer to Kevin Feige and who they hope will save the DCEU. I'd say this is his first major victory. The Blackhawks are right down Spielberg's alley.
    Right...

    Yep, there's an Asian character that is more than problematic than Wong from Dr. Strange. I'm sure they'll fix that.

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    Another move by Walter Hamada:

    Cathy Yan to direct Birds of Prey, which will include Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn:

    http://deadline.com/2018/04/harley-q...on-1202365866/

    It sounds like his plan is to back away from the major big name heroes and capitalize on the fact that female/minority heroes seem to be doing well right now. It remains to be seen if Hamada is steering the ship in the right direction, but any change in course has to be an improvement, however slight, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underseer View Post
    Another move by Walter Hamada:

    Cathy Yan to direct Birds of Prey, which will include Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn:

    http://deadline.com/2018/04/harley-q...on-1202365866/

    It sounds like his plan is to back away from the major big name heroes and capitalize on the fact that female/minority heroes seem to be doing well right now. It remains to be seen if Hamada is steering the ship in the right direction, but any change in course has to be an improvement, however slight, right?
    The problem is that Birds of Prey doesn't have any good storylines to base a movie on. Best comic book movies are usually those that adapt some iconic storyline from the comics, or at least are inspired by it. (Wonder Woman being an exception though, and of course there are a bunch of movies that fail even if they are adaptations.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayjay View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Underseer View Post
    Another move by Walter Hamada:

    Cathy Yan to direct Birds of Prey, which will include Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn:

    http://deadline.com/2018/04/harley-q...on-1202365866/

    It sounds like his plan is to back away from the major big name heroes and capitalize on the fact that female/minority heroes seem to be doing well right now. It remains to be seen if Hamada is steering the ship in the right direction, but any change in course has to be an improvement, however slight, right?
    The problem is that Birds of Prey doesn't have any good storylines to base a movie on. Best comic book movies are usually those that adapt some iconic storyline from the comics, or at least are inspired by it. (Wonder Woman being an exception though, and of course there are a bunch of movies that fail even if they are adaptations.)
    BvS merged two of the most iconic stories DC has and it sucked big, sweaty donkey balls. As you pointed out, the most successful post-Nolan DC movie thus far was not based on any iconic stories from the comic books at all.

    This still has every chance to suck balls, and I'm not yet convinced that Hamada is an answer to Feige, but I'm not sure the presence or absence of iconic stories from the comic books tells us much.

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