There's no sense in nonsense when the heat's hot.
The problem isn't the costume. The problem is getting a script, a director and an actress who respects Wonder Woman and treats the mythos seriously.
I don't think DC should "compete" at least mentally remember that DC was ahead of the game first with the Superman and Batman movies it took Marvel until what? the X-men movie? to get their crap together with lots of embarrassing failed movies and even live action tv shows.
That's not to say they shouldn't not look into a Justice League Movie, but if they do don't compete with how Marvel does things no matter how hard anyone tries they are still two different companies.
I think the main problem i see with DC movies is getting strong visionary directors who are a good fit for their style and genre of movies they are attached to and then give them creative control, but keep the budget on a level of sanity a lot of the big failures of DC movies are because they spend enormous amounts of money even for a big budget movie.
The Green Lantern movie was a mess because they had the wrong director mostly and a pretty terrible script and you could tell that everyone in the movie wasn't taking the property seriously which is a huge problem if it feels like the whole movie is laughing at the concept of superhero's and comics.
that's not to say ever comic book/superhero movie has to be serious by any means but obviously Marvel has found a way to bring some sense of humor to their movies without making it feel like it's not a whole camp fest and everyone is embarrassed to be in the movie cept for the big paychecks.
From all evidence Geoff Johns had no credited insight into the GL movie and it sure didn't feel like something he would appreciate.
I just saw the Avengers and just Wow!I am extremely disappointed that WB has not caught up with Disney as far as getting a JL movie in the works at least.We have a Batman coming out and a MOS movie but after that nothing.Now they're going to reboot Bats to be released when? 2015,2016?Disney is going to be looking at WB in the rear view mirror for a long time.Sad.
Let's wait until at least June. I suspect that is when WB is going to start revving up the TDKR/MOS engine. And in order to make production deadlines, they have to announce their planned release dates for the years ahead this year before other studios claim them.
Stay tuned. Something big is coming. (I just wish I knew for sure what it was...)
Of course, this depends if WB did want that scene.
David Goyer may tell good stories - but he's a godawful screenwriter - case in point - the Unborn.
Hell, the very last scene in Avengers after the credits wasn't filmed until, what, 2 or 3 weeks ago?
But I agree with everything you're saying. And I think we all agree that the monster success of Avengers has permanently changed the game. Spider-Man was the first movie to make $100 million in 3 days. Now Avengers is the first move to make $200 million in 3 days.
What superhero movie will beat $200 million in 3 days and set the next new record?
If any movie can do it, it is the Justice League.
So I don't think it would be wise for WB to announce a JL movie unless they have the right Director & script lined up. If they do they may have another financial flop on their hands similiar to GL. WB needs to be wise about their next non Batman DC property. With as well received as Avengers has been and financial success of it I can see how tempting it can be for studios to make a cash grab. But Marvel didn't just throw this thing together this film was put together with the right talent involved. That's the key to their success, if WB copies anything from Marvel Studios it is getting the right creative talent for each character.
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I see what you're saying with Romijn and Jones (although I'd argue that Lawrence spent the majority, if not all of her time, shapchanged into something with clothes or wearing the Xavier "uniform"), but I'd argue that those were both "bad girl" roles that were supposed to play up the sexualized, slightly kinky nature of wrongdoing. Wonder Woman has to be good and earnest and genuine and strong and fierce...all while wearing a one-piece swimsuit with boots.
There's no sense in nonsense when the heat's hot.
Great analysis with a couple of very, very salient points...
Yes. Avengers made more money at one theater in one day than your average yearly salary.Originally Posted by BoxOfficeGuru.com
But this second part is even more important. Which is why I'm highlighting it in red:
Those who think WB won't be making any announcements this summer, read that twice. They have to lock down dates years in advance before other studios get the jump on them or they can't book enough screens to get those record-breaking box office grosses.Many years in the making following solo movies from Marvel and Paramount, The Avengers was always expected to have one of the biggest debuts of all-time but the eventual turnout was even more than expected. Disney staked its claim on the May 4 weekend early on scaring away all other studios as no other film opened in wide release. That allowed Avengers to book extra screens within every megaplex thereby boosting its grossing potential. Getting a sixth or seventh screen is extra hard in June and July when so many tentpoles are playing side by side. The super heroes dominated the marketplace sucking up 80% of the entire box office this weekend. After just a single weekend, Avengers has already beaten the total grosses of every Hulk, Captain America, and Thor film.
Having just seen the Avengers, I think DC has a problem. Its starts with a W and ends in a B. I have seen in past few years Marvel heroes made with the studios of Paramount, Fox, and Sony. That's a huge portion of the movie industry but WB has a lock on DC's characters and we see this anemic release of their heroes to film. This year we will have a Batman film. Next year a Superman film. Last year Green Lantern. But we've gotten Iron Man 2, Captain America, Thor, the X-Men, the Avengers and soon Spider-Man in what seems like a short span of time. All due to differ studios having vested interest in making whatever film they are releasing the best product to their consumers. WB just acts as if they will use their DC properties when they get around to it. They don't seem to care if their DC properties are successful in their own right. Just if they are successful for them. If Disney does the same thing and from now on make sure only their own studio releases the films then I wouldn't be surprised to see the quality drop. Disney is in a win win position. Other studios take the risks and they still reap the rewards. But that will change if Disney gets greedy and wants it all for themselves as WB seems to be.
Found this on AICN...
Sheesh. Now even Ant-Man is going to beat Wonder Woman and The Flash onto movie screens.Originally Posted by AintItCool.com
Sometimes I think WB execs enjoy being the butt of jokes among movie fans.