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Old 11-28-2017, 07:45 AM
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Also with the credits scene: it's laughable that Lex thinks he can create anything that stands up to Superman alone, nevermind the rest of the JL.
Yeah this Superman is OP for sure.
But you know, lots of DC villians who can stand against that guy.. right?
Sinestro maybe?
Starro?
Despero
UM, Braniac
Mongul
Black Adam
Trigon
Lobo


assuming this keeps going and they whiffed Darkseid before big Thanos movie next year... should they change their big cosmic bad to say Trigon?
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:21 AM
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Only if he gets to keep the thigh-highs and head-fan.

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Old 11-28-2017, 08:34 AM
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Only if he gets to keep the thigh-highs and head-fan.

Deal!

I mean, if up to me.
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So this might be the most appropriate place for this.
Apparently if you take the baseball out of Ninja Baseball Batman you get...Berzerk.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:51 PM
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That looks very dumb and very fun.
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:37 AM
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Was... That Grodd?
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:57 AM
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Why does everybody look like out of a Telltale cutscene?
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:57 PM
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We're going to be disappointed in this aren't we?

Put another way, DC is sure to fuck this up aren't they?
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:58 PM
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We're going to be disappointed in this aren't we?

Put another way, DC is sure to fuck this up aren't they?
Also, also this is for sure someone at DC/WB seeing Thor Ragnorak and asking if DC had any properties like that they could move.
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:13 PM
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I am incapable of responding with snark to the news that DC is making a New Gods movie, let alone on that is being directed by a woman who claims her favorite superhero is Big Barda. I am set for 3-5 years of anticipatory frothing. I am guessing Ed Asner is too old to reprise his role as Granny Goodness. I wonder if we'll get to see Barda and Scott declare their love or their plan to beat sharks to death from the inside.
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Old 03-15-2018, 04:14 PM
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I'd only worry about how tightly the Bros. will control the property. New Gods can be very easily be its own movie, hell, its own franchise, but if the Bros. want to bind it to The Franchise, denying them Darkseid and the big hitters in anticipation of a Justice League film that will likely never happen, then...
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Old 03-15-2018, 04:53 PM
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I really can't imagine they'd greenlight a New Gods movie without Darkseid. I think this is more likely to be a Darkseid and the New Gods movie. He is the one semi-recognizable character from New Gods, no one else is remotely a heavy hitter. Or even a character known by people who aren't comics geeks.

Ideally this plays off largely off The Pact; it is pretty much the perfect story engine for one grand sci-fi adventure. It gives you two heroes (Orion and Scott) with a common enemy (Darkseid) and no reason to like each other. Orion gets a traditional hero's journey, Scott gets to play out a grand romance with Barda. Metron is probably there.
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I'd only worry about how tightly the Bros. will control the property. New Gods can be very easily be its own movie, hell, its own franchise, but if the Bros. want to bind it to The Franchise, denying them Darkseid and the big hitters in anticipation of a Justice League film that will likely never happen, then...
WB has already said they're effectively retiring the DCEU, downplaying the inter-connectivity and even making totally unrelated films. In that light, I would be very surprised if any New Gods movie had more than a passing reference to the DCEU at large.

I have been largely unimpressed and uninterested with the DC films to date, but I'm willing to give this the benefit of the doubt and then some. A New Gods movie. God damn.
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Also, also this is for sure someone at DC/WB seeing Thor Ragnorak and asking if DC had any properties like that they could move.
That's pretty fitting since the first few pages of New Gods #1 basically depicts Ragnarok.
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Old 03-16-2018, 05:36 AM
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I really can't imagine they'd greenlight a New Gods movie without Darkseid. I think this is more likely to be a Darkseid and the New Gods movie. He is the one semi-recognizable character from New Gods, no one else is remotely a heavy hitter. Or even a character known by people who aren't comics geeks.
I'm not sure Darkseid is even known outside comic fans. Maybe a few cartoon watchers.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:30 AM
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I don’t read DC comics and I probably wouldn’t remember him from the cartoons, but I recognize his name from different conversations. A lot of characters just sort of seep into pop culture consciousness if they’re around for long enough.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:49 AM
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You're a talking time poster.
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:08 AM
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So? He’s not a household name, but I think he’s more widely known that you let on.
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:14 AM
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He has been on almost every DC-related cartoon over the last 40 years.
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:18 AM
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I'm just saying if they think they're going to sell a big budget movie on the name recognition of Darkseid they have their work cut out for them.
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I'm just saying if they think they're going to sell a big budget movie on the name recognition of Darkseid they have their work cut out for them.
This summer... the gods of New Genesis will face their own Thanos.

And this Tiger-Force needs no sparkly glove!
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I said semi-recognizable. I don't think Darkseid is a household name or anything, only that he is the most recognizable New Gods character, with a dozen or so animated appearances over the last 25 years. And as much as I love a lot of New Gods characters, Darkseid is and always has been the breakout character from the line.
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:19 AM
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Recognizability hasn't mattered since 2008.
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I collected Iron Man comics for at least three years and I went into the Iron Man movie unable to remember any significant plot points. On the other hand, everyone knows who Superman and Batman are, but it didn't help make their movie any better. Audience expectations can be a burden. I think where Marvel thrived was in leaning into some characters being virtually unknown and letting the directors bring their own vision to the table. (GotG I think is an excellent example of this)
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:02 AM
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No one knew who Thanos was either - doesn't matter.
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:05 AM
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Man people like to think I've said things I haven't

These statements are all true:

1. Darkseid is the most recognizable New Gods character
2. Darkseid is not very recognizable to the average movie watcher
3. WB will not try to sell a New Gods movie off how recognizable Darkseid is
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I really can't imagine they'd greenlight a New Gods movie without Darkseid. I think this is more likely to be a Darkseid and the New Gods movie. He is the one semi-recognizable character from New Gods, no one else is remotely a heavy hitter. Or even a character known by people who aren't comics geeks.
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I'm not sure Darkseid is even known outside comic fans. Maybe a few cartoon watchers.
What it sounds like you are saying here is that they can make a New Gods movie without Darkseid, because Darkseid in not a recognizable character, and then you go on to stress that basically he is only known to nerds. The response of myself and others is to say that Darkseid is an integral part of that story, and one of the lead characters, and that regardless to his recognizability, he will be a major part of this movie. WB will try to sell this movie on Darkseid because the character is charismatic, assuming that the casting isn't godawful (and maybe even if it is).
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:33 AM
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I wasn't saying they should make a movie without him, just that "he's the most recognizable New Gods character" is a very relative statement.
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I amend what I said; WB won't sell it on Darkseid but on the actor playing him, the way Robert Downey Jr. sold Iron Man. Assuming the casting isn't botched to hell and back, which is a pretty big "if".
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I think Iron Man sold RDJ more than RDJ sold Iron Man.
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