Interview with Bruce Timm on Superman: Doomsday

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  1. Lumpy

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    Doomsday...

    thought id share....this should be fun, but im bummed they have to tone down the blood....
    who cares how long ago it was? stupid DC revising things like that.... and, as he states the paragraph below, they know most viewers will be kids aged 6-12, but come on....1st of all, if its a pg13 movie, regardless of being a superhero, regardless of being animated, it shuldnt be viewed by kids under 13 unless their parents decide that....but i guess i cant change that....though id love to see animated movies coming out with an r rating. kids arent the only ones who like cartoons......
     
  2. Gears

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    Haha that's funny. DC had Supergirl bleeding like crazy in the last issue that came out. Shouldn't her skin be as strong as Superman's?
     
  3. Joe Moore

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    As much as I'm looking forward to this, I can't help but feel they are cramming way too much into 75 minutes. Doing the entire death and return angle in that short a time span seems a bit odd.
     
  4. Smasher

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    My thoughts exactly. These are direct to DVD movies. Why enforce a time limit?
    Still, I am sure Bruce Timm can pull it off well.
     
  5. Ted Kord

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    Probably. Although, that fight was happening under red sunlight generators, wasn't it?
     
  6. Spartan-117

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    So Superman's skin can't break? How can he ever have a convincing battle if it's actually impossible to even cut the guy? Surely by that standard all his internal organs are equally invunerable?
     
  7. Smasher

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    Red sunlight used to just deprive Superman of "charging" his powers.
    So, if he was under a red sun for a while he would get to half power, then a quarter power, etc.

    In current continuity it seems like a red sun actually drains his power.
    Is that the case?
     
  8. Ted Kord

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    It certainly seems to be. Especially since Infinite Crisis.
     
  9. Smasher

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    That's lame -IMO.

    I was watching Legion of Superheroes the other day and he and Braniac 5 flew through a gate into a planet with a red sun and Superman immediately lost his powers.

    I realize that Legion is in its own continuity, but I was like "eh?"
     
  10. Magelite

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    I agree. That's what I hate about DC, they make their heroes too powerful.
     
  11. Spartan-117

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    If everyone was at that level then it'd be fine but when Superman is the only guy at his level the universe pretty much revolves around him.
    If a bad guy comes along you can't have him convincingly spank to many other DC heroes, otherwise you're just left going "why didn't Superman get him?".
    If a bad guy comes along that can actually challenge Superman then every other hero is rendered useless because anything that can really hurt Superman is way above everyone else's level.
    Case in point: Superboy Prime. He fucked every single person and it came down to him and Superman or two Supermen in this case, just like you knew it would.
     
  12. Vangelus

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    I find this incredibly silly. Part of the reason Death of Superman was effective to many was -because- frigging SUPERMAN was bruised, bleeding, and busted open. :( 

    Got faith in Timm though, so I'll still check it out.
     
  13. Lord Of Tetris

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    I just feel the need to warn people that this movie is co-written by Bruce Timm and Duane Capizzi.

    Duane is the creator/director/writer of The Batman.

    Instead of saying something I might get flamed for, I'll just let you watch "The Batman" on a Saturday and let his work speak for itself.

    Just so everyone knew this...
     
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    Generaly good, not excellent but not bad either?
     
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    The Batman isn't as bad as people make out, you just have to view it as it was intended; a seperate continuity.
     
  16. Vangelus

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    As long as the dude channels whatever he had to write the Season 1 Finale and not whatever had had to create The Mr Freeze, I'll be happy.
     
  17. Wing alpha

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    season 4 hasnt been that bad.

    and yes season 1 finale KICKED ASS .
     
  18. Edge

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    The batman is as someone said earlier its own beast. I tend to look at it as the ultimate dcau. It's not bad but with some work could be really good


    as for this movie can't wait, Timm usually gives his best to these things
     
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    Can't wait to see this.

    Anyone know if the justice league battle from the comics made it into the film?

    They should have made this two films.

    The first should end with them finding superman's empty tomb with a "to be continued".

    The second could be about the four supermans and the return of the real superman.
     
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    "The Batman" sits OK with me--except everyone has weird-shaped heads. As far as "Death of Superman," I am wondering how much they're going to be able to cram into 75 minutes.
     

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