Tuesday, August 19, 2008

DC Films

Apparently DC had a meeting with Warner Brothers to figure out what the hell they're doing with DC movies. Even though The Dark Knight is still tearing up the box office, I really think DC has dropped the ball with their films. Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are both stellar movies, but Superman Returns sucked. What else has DC put out in the last few years...? Oh, that's right - nothing. They're sitting on Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, The Flash, JLA, etc.

Meanwhile, Marvel has churned out 3 X-Men films, 3 Spider-Man films, 2 Hulk films, 2 Fantastic Four films, 3 Blade films, 2 Punisher films, not to mention Iron Man, Daredevil, Elektra, Ghost Rider and many more on the way. Granted, not every one of this films has been good but they've all been pretty profitable.

As that article mentions, no single person at DC has the power to take the ball and run with it. I'm not a huge DC fan but I'd totally go see a Green Lantern (or any other DC property) movie just to see it.

In other movie news, I thought this article where Robert Downey Jr. gives his thoughts on The Dark Knight and ends it by saying "F--- DC Comics" was kinda funny. Given how long DC is taking to get their ass in the movie making department, I'd have to agree.


Tyler said...

Word. DC just seems to make really long movies that are good, but not great. They seem to do a lot of talking and there's rumors going around, but not a lot of actual filming occurs. They also have a lot of movies get written and ready for production, but then something happens and it falls through. I think there's a whole wikipedia article on how many different versions of the next Superman movie were in development before Superman Returns was made. I know part of the reason is because there's a distribution company involved and producers and movie executives can be morons, but how about just getting something made.

With that being said, I think all of those movies you listed that they're sitting on would be awesome, and the JLA movie that's being rumored to be happening would be cool as well. They could even do a Green Lantern/Green Arrow movie and that would be rad too. I'm starting a rumor about that right now.

Patrick Roberts said...

they made Spawn like 15 years ago...

Tyler said...

Um, Spawn's an Image/Todd McFarlane property. DC had nothing to do with that movie.