I think the only way Justice League and DC is going get their side by side moment in the sun with Marvel is if we actually care about these characters. Action is all well and good but at the end of Batman vs Superman, the only character I cared about was Wonder Woman. I probably could never see the other two again and not care because they were so ridiculous and unlikable in that movie. I can say the same-thing about Suicide Squad, except there was not a single character I walked away from that movie hoping to see more of.
Can and do, my friend! Whedon wasn’t always great with action, but he’s come a long way and I was plenty happy with Avengers. Meanwhile, in non-Whedon Marvel, the airport battle in Civil War is still the high point of comic book action coming to life on screen. Winter Soldier had some magnificent action pieces too (Fury’s fight/chase in his SUV is a way better action scene than anything Snyder’s done with the Batmobile yet).
Man of Steel and BvS have their moments too. I’d give Marvel the edge, but I wouldn’t say either franchise is “miles above” their competition.
I found the action in the DC Snyder movies to be exhausting, particular MoS’s drawn out final battle. It sucks to feel bored watching a comic book slugfest that won’t end. On Whedon and Marvel in general, I don’t think the DC flicks have come anywhere close to matching the battle royale type fights that Marvel has done. Those scenes (e.g., Avengers, Civil War) are just fun to watch over again, with an eye towards trying to spot what each hero in the pack of 10+ are doing.
Bay is just plain horrible, and this is coming from a guy who loves Transformers, the franchise.
I think there’s some stuff to appreciate from Bay. Have you seen the Every Frame A Painting video on him?
The Transformers movies are still pretty awful, but it’s not exactly because he’s bad at action.
I’ll deny it all day. I frankly can’t stand the dark dreary it’s always night look of BvS among just about everything else in that pile of garbage movie.
Justice League Dark just lost Doug Limon as director.
Every now and then I see a story about this and I think “Oh, yeah. They’re actually serious about trying to do this movie.”
Can’t think of a worse replacement for Snyder than Whedon - aside from the latter being a creepy deranged lunatic lately, he might have been a good choice for a DC film pre-Avengers if DC decided to not retain the more realistic and grounded Nolan style, but injecting him into a Snyder movie that has already been at least 80% completed in a style similar to Man of Steel/BvS just seems as good an idea as adding fetid cream into a Heineken.
You may not like Heineken, and view it as as an unsophisticated beer that appeals to people who think that drinking European beer makes them more sophisticated without realizing how crass it is compared to alternatives, but it sure as hell ain’t going to improve by adding fetid cream to it.
I dunno man. Heineken alone is just objectively bad. Fetid cream has been shown to produce decent yogurt or even excellent cheese.
Heineken with yogurt sounds terrible, but is it going to be better or worse than Heineken alone? Tough call.
Haha, that’s actually the exact scene (which I saw on the weekend) that inspired my rant.
This rumor has been circling for a couple of weeks, but this is the first time it’s being reported by THR with their own source, which is generally pretty reliable. They’re on par with Variety for their reliability.
Yes, Warners’ film studio chief Toby Emmerich tells The Hollywood Reporter, “Ben is our Batman. We love him as Batman. We want to keep him in the cowl as long as we can.” And Matt Reeves, who will direct the studio’s still-undated (and unwritten) The Batman, has said that he means to keep Affleck in the role. But a source with knowledge of the situation says that the studio is working on plans to usher out Affleck’s Batman — gracefully, addressing the change in some shape or form in one of the upcoming DC films.
Plus, WB confirmed that Flash movie is Flashpoint. See my previous post for implications.
Cyborg (and any battle scene shown) looks too much like a video game. Flash needs the guy from the TV show, this one is wrong. I didn’t even know Superman was dead. Glad to see half the trailer was essentially a Wonder Woman trailer. The trailer didn’t excite me so much as the chance to see more Wonder Woman on the big screen.
I guess the most charitable thing I can say is that this is just comic con “sneak peek footage”, not a true trailer. So the possibility exists that someone could someday produce a collection of footage from Justice League that would mean something.
Oh weird what’s this doing on my clipboard I don’t know what this has to do with anything
Who is the older guy with glasses?
Alfred? The one talking to Bruce Wayne about penguins?
Are you thinking of Commissioner Gordon?
CBR.com entertains speculation that a scene in the trailer teases a new character. The URL gives it away, so avoid that entirely if you don’t want to know who they think might be making an appearance. I can see why they’re suggesting this theory, but it’s not enough to convince me yet.
Hopefully Whedon can pull together something coherent and well-paced from the inevitable mess Snyder made.
Nope. I knew him instantly but I was blanking on Alfred (comes from not having seen the other DC films). It didn’t help I had the sound off.