Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Tekkaman Blade, May 29, 2010.
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Hmm... I love the DC DVDs, but I wish that they would branch out a little more from old Superman and Batman.
I guess whatever makes the bucks though.
For real. Batman's been done to death, and Superman's getting there. There's so much untapped potential that DC's ignoring. Give us more Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. And hell, it's way past time for a Flash solo flick.
They're going with the traditional DC strategy of sticking with what works, Batman and Superman. It's safe, but damn is it boring.
Check out some of the previous threads. The other heroes didn't sell fast enough, so the producers don't want to approve them. They are worried they may have to stop making them.
They're taking the Mattycollector approach to their sales figures though. First Flight ended up being their highest selling DVD over a period of time. Yet, they want instant success, and anything less is unacceptable. DC only has itself to blame because a mainstream fanbase needs product that isn't cartoons. They needed a Flash or Hawkman movie ten years ago, so those same cartoons could be made today. Hopefully, the GL movie will be a huge hit and it push the character into the consciousness of the mainstream audience.
this might be why they are so gunshy about pulling the trigger on some of the lesser DC characters:
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Even i want more outta bats and supes, and i wouldn't mind some exposure to other member of the DCU.
but it's likely i would not like what i saw. I didn't see all the hype in New Frontier and at best the Wonder Woman DVD would have been better edited down to be an episode of JLU.
That seems unlikely, really they're gunshy because there just is no sizable fanbase to justify production costs. Nothing more, nothing less. Batman and Superman sell because they have fanbases that include both hardcore geeks and the mainstream/casual fan that grew up consuming some multimedia version of them. DC could care less about an unpleasable fanbase if they're buying the product, and generally, the reception to the DC dvds have been very favorable within the comic book sub-culture.
I am however, kind of curious what type of story that might be and who they have as VAs
Wasn't "Vengeance" Loeb's last S/B arc where they fighting the Ultimates ripoffs?
What she said x100. I can't wait.
I like Tim Daly's work as Supes, and I adore Mark Harmon's job in CO2E, but I kind of hope they get George Newbern back at least once. His Superman was fantastic. And I so, so, so hope this is the Supergirl arc. It did end on Apokolips, so maybe, due to the title...
At least it'll be animated the same as Public Enemies....
*scratches head* I'm interested to see how they deal with the whole Source Wall thing if it's even included. Maybe a flashback? Well, at least Kara should have a part since she freed Supes from the wall. But considering how much was cut out of PE, who knows?
The Search For Kryptonite or Absolute Power would be a better follow-up imo.
I have to ask, did I miss something. Does it say somewhere else this is being based on one of the Superman/Batman story arcs, and if so which one? If it is "With A Vengeance!" will we also see Terry McGinnis as Batman Beyond in it?
green lantern the tv series is next for dc
Right, this is about the next DC animated movie after Batman:Under the Red Hood
Damn I really wanted this to be Absolute Power! Smkspy where did you pull that paragraph from?
That's it exactly. Green Lantern and Wonder Woman were both excellent direct-to-dvd movies, but they didn't sell. Warner Bros. (not DC) will not foot the bill for movies if they don't turn a profit. It's business 101 and has nothing to do with DC not wanting to push their other properties.
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