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Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by EgonSpengler, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Synsensa

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    Venom's good fun. But I don't think it'll do well in a cinematic universe setting. It was nice as a one-off. Maybe a sequel. Maybe.
     
  2. EgonSpengler

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    I think they're already charging ahead with both a sequel and some kind of connection to a wider universe. I saw something about a crossover with Tom Hardy's Spider-Man, but that seems like tonal whiplash to me. I haven't seen Venom, but it looks dark. (Admittedly, I kind of want to see Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin in a Spider-Man movie too, and that would also be tonally incongruous.)
     
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    The Amazing Spider-Man
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2


    Fantastic Four (2015)

    Glass
    Green Lantern

    Jonah Hex
    - not technically a superhero movie, but I'll include it anyway; Weird Western Tales was one of the DC comics I read when I was a kid
    Justice League

    Suicide Squad

    The Wolverine - A friend of mine says this didn't suck
    X-Men: Age of Apocalypse
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine


    These I've seen. None of them are "you missed out by not paying full pop at the theater" material, but the only ones I would say call for active avoidance are the F4 one and Justice League.
     
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  4. Synsensa

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    Is there a reason why season 3 of Legends of Tomorrow just completely phoned it in? I'm finally in "I haven't seen this at all" territory and it's just comically bad. Dahrk, again? Grodd, again? Stein is some goober now? Heywood and Palmer are the Screw-Everything-Up Bros? Rip acting like his mind-wiped alter ego for no reason? It's just bewildering.

    I've only watched up until the crossover, so a third of the way through. But I am immensely unimpressed thus far. Season 1 was a 5/10, 2 a 6.5/10. This is hovering at a 2/10. :shake:

    They're going to bring back another villain aren't they?
     
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    I saw the headline about Andy Serkis and Colin Farrell being in talks to play Alfred and The Penguin and I thought Serkis would be great in either role. It turns out that Serkis is aiming at Alfred and Farrell is being considered for Penguin. I'm not a Farrell fan, generally, but I could see him as a tougher version of The Riddler. Frank Gorshin, Jim Carrey and the dude in Gotham all played The Riddler as kind of a dork (I think The Animated Series did, too). Farrell could make him seem dangerous, for once. Penguin, though? I'm having a hard time envisioning that.
     
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    Speaking of Gotham, Robin Taylor might have been the best Penguin ever.
     
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    Yeah, I agree. I think I stopped watching before he was fully the Penguin, but he was clearly going to be the Penguin, and I thought he did a great job. On the whole, I was a little disappointed that the show was just an extended origin story for so many of the traditional Batman characters. I preferred the stories that featured new characters like Fish and the "proto-supervillains" that Jim Gordon had to deal with, like the guy with the electrical weapon, the psychiatrist hypnotizing her patients, and The Spirit of the Goat. But Taylor was the exception, I liked his Penguin-before-he-was-Penguin.
     
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    Bloomberg Businessweek, 7 Nov 2019 - "Bob Iger Takes the Gloves Off for Disney's Streaming Debut"

    There're no bombshells here, but Iger confirms some of the speculation, such as that the 'edgier' material acquired from Fox - they mention Family Guy and Deadpool as examples - will be sent to Hulu. Regarding Marvel television series...

     
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    Soooooo...bets? Does this blackmail help Disney+, or does it hurt Marvel Movies?
     
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    It does seem like a (small) gamble, the payoff for which is not immediately apparent. I also wonder if the connections between the streaming series and the films will actually be all that central to the movies. The folks who did The Dark Tower had visions in their heads of a series and a film that would be inextricably linked, but they couldn't pull it off for whatever reason.
     
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    Some MCU art is floating around the interwebs. No spoilers (I don't think), just large images.

    The Falcon
    Spoiler :

    The Winter Soldier
    Spoiler :

    Sharon Carter (I can't remember, did they ever call her 'Agent 13' in the movies?)
    Spoiler :

    USAgent
    Spoiler :

    Peggy Carter emerging from Dr. Erskine's machine with her new guns.
    Spoiler :

    Steve Rogers, in some kind of mech suit.
    Spoiler :

    Captain Britain
    Spoiler :

    Kate Bishop and Clint Barton
    Spoiler :


    I could'a sworn I saw a new pic of Zemo in his purple mask somewhere, but I can't find it now. Oh well.
     
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    It's about time, Marvel. ScarJo should've had this movie years ago.

     
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    I'm trying not to get too excited. I don't think it's working.

    p.s. Watching the trailer a second time, I note that The Monitor chooses Earth-38 as the heroes' battlefield. Earth-38 is where Supergirl takes place, so if the trailer is to be believed, the Argo City Kara watches disintegrate may not be an alternate-Argo City.

    p.p.s. Trailers are not to be believed.
     
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    I watched the most recent, pre-Crisis episodes of Supergirl and The Flash. Has anyone been watching Arrow or Black Lightning? Should I watch the last ep or two before Crisis starts, or is it not necessary?
     
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