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The DC Comics TV & Movie Thread - A Thread for Talking about Detective Comics Comics Television Shows and Movies

Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
I wish I had realized that the Discovery WB merger was a leveraged buyout when it happened. I think I would have been less surprised that what has rapidly become my favorite streaming platform was being gutted for no reason.
 
Yeah I knew that when it happened. I had sort of assumed/hoped that common sense might spare most of the legitimately good/popular stuff from getting the axe, but I really should have known better regarding what to expect from the people who brought us the 90 Day Fiance Universe.
 

Adrenaline

Post Reader
(He/Him)
Your corporate restructuring is going really well when your competition is publicly making fun of you
 

Tegan

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(She/Her)
Netflix has been slashing and burning almost as badly for the past couple of months. So long, animation department.
 

Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
If you want to see something especially stupid, check out the twitter hashtag 'batmangate'. Former occasional superhero artist Chris Wozniak has a story to tell. Back in 2008 he sent the producer of the Batman movies his wholly original script for a new Batman movie. And then just like that, 15 years later that producer and Matt Reeves stole that unsolicited script and made The Batman. They stole his breakthrough idea, that Batman fight the Riddler in a movie, something that had definitely never happened before. So he has set up a gofundme for $3 million so he can get properly compensated. Not for a lawsuit, he just wants people to give him 3 million dollars.
 

Bongo

excused from moderation duty
(he/him)
Staff member
Technically, The Sandman is a Detective Comics comic. I finished watching the show adaptation of it just now, and I must say: I think that they did a good job remaining true to the spirit of the source material, and that they produce some good television episodes. I hope that they get to make more.
 

Positronic Brain

Out Of Warranty
(He/him)
Technically, The Sandman is a Detective Comics comic. I finished watching the show adaptation of it just now, and I must say: I think that they did a good job remaining true to the spirit of the source material, and that they produce some good television episodes. I hope that they get to make more.
You mean "Detective Comics show"? Because the comic's early issues were firmly rooted in DC continuity, and one of the main antagonists started as Steve Trevor's and Wonder Woman's daughter from Earth Two. I am enjoying seeing the series file away the references to the DCU at large while still winking at the viewer.

Where do I write to have Damian Thewlis fully canonized as Doctor Destiny in the next JLA movie?
 

Sprite

(He/Him/His)
🎶We live in a society

But baby it feels like it’s just you and me
🎶

Harley Quinn seriously just did a reverse Killing Joke. Holy freaking crap, this show.
 

Tegan

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(She/Her)
I haven't been talking about it much but Harley Quinn has consistently been the best DC show since Justice League Unlimited. The episode before this one also deserves some attention for being my favourite type of DC thing: a Who's Who of Absolute D-list Nobodies.
 
I would put Young Justice in that camp as well (Which recently got confirmed was being cancelled, RIP) but yeah, Harley Quinn is definitely some of the best DC Comics stuff made in a long-ass time. In any medium. With the way WBD has been treating its shows and properties, I half expect it to just disappear at any time, so make sure y'all are watching it while you can.

This week's episode, I'm pretty sure I woke up my whole household because of how hard I was laughing. Haven't laughed that hard at anything in a long time. Alan Tudyk is a national treasure.
 
YJ coming back from cancellation once already was a blessing, so this doesn't sting as bad. But it still sucks and shows how much WBD has no idea what it's doing. Especially when S4 might have been the best season yet, and the teases for S5 really had me looking forward to where they were going.
 

YangusKhan

does the Underpants Dance
(He/Him/His)
I don't understand the implications of this decision. Does it mean it's no longer an exclusive to HBO Max? It's not going to be on HBO Max at all?
 

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)
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I don't understand the implications of this decision. Does it mean it's no longer an exclusive to HBO Max? It's not going to be on HBO Max at all?
It means it's basically dead. HBO Max was the one funding its production, and also the best natural home for a project like this. They'd need some other WBD subsidiary to pick it up and fund its production out of their own budgets, and the likelihood of that happening is pretty much nil with Zaslav tightening the purse string across the board.
 

Tegan

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(She/Her)
I'm glad that Warner Discovery's super smart new ownership knows that people don't like things like Batman and Sesame Street
 
So to be totally fair, the showrunners could be allowed by WBD to shop it to competitors like Amazon, Netflix, etc the way that shows like Sandman were optioned off pre-HBO Max. But I have very strong doubts they'll do that because it makes no sense to just gift one of your most valuable intellectual properties to one of your direct competitors. But who knows, Zaslav isn't exactly working through this entire process rationally/intelligently to begin with.
 
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