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Old April 7th, 2011   JRM is offline   #145
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True. WB can do anything. But, you have to answer to somebody: Board of Directors, President(s), shareholders, etc. If it fails, you're position is on the line, so -- bye bye!

I agree, the time to start JLA is now. But it takes planning, small steps, & short/long-term-strategy.
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I expect first and formost rightnow is likely opening week-end for GL. If it does as hoped or better, I'd expect a lot of things to get a quick green light and things to progress fairly quickly to a JLA feature. However, if it underpreforms - umm, I'd expect them to be cautions. So the question is how will GL fair with those who currently have little or no idea who he is besides a few bits on something like "Robot Chicken"? They like it, we get more - they don't Warner likely not push things.

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I expect first and formost rightnow is likely opening week-end for GL. If it does as hoped or better, I'd expect a lot of things to get a quick green light and things to progress fairly quickly to a JLA feature. However, if it underpreforms - umm, I'd expect them to be cautions. So the question is how will GL fair with those who currently have little or no idea who he is besides a few bits on something like "Robot Chicken"? They like it, we get more - they don't Warner likely not push things.

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Jim you make a point, but why would WB start working on a GL sequel when the first one hasn't even come out yet? I get Batman because of Nolan, but Nolan is done after the next and final one.

Also, I found the JLA nemesis.....The Ultramarines and The General!!!
 
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Old April 7th, 2011   JRM is offline   #147
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Jim you make a point, but why would WB start working on a GL sequel when the first one hasn't even come out yet? I get Batman because of Nolan, but Nolan is done after the next and final one.

Also, I found the JLA nemesis.....The Ultramarines and The General!!!
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On the Nemesis - ummmm ... who. Yeah, Vaguely know who they are, roll my eyes at the poor handling of Eiling - a truly unique character as an antagonist in Capt Atom, redused to a well ... politely not what he was.

As for the my thoughts, that's all they are ... I have less than zero idea what goes on behind the closed doors at Warner, or even at the DC offices - I can just give my simple observations, about what I'd do if it was up to me, but it ain't ...

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Old April 7th, 2011   Green Effigy is offline   #148
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True. WB can do anything. But, you have to answer to somebody: Board of Directors, President(s), shareholders, etc. If it fails, you're position is on the line, so -- bye bye!

I agree, the time to start JLA is now. But it takes planning, small steps, & short/long-term-strategy.
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Hell, Supes III was horrible and they still went ahead and did IV. So what if it fails? The director fails and finds another project. Batman Forever did good and the Batman and Robin came out and it bombed, director Schumaker is still around making movies.
 
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Old April 7th, 2011   JRM is offline   #149
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Hell, Supes III was horrible and they still went ahead and did IV. So what if it fails? The director fails and finds another project. Batman Forever did good and the Batman and Robin came out and it bombed, director Schumaker is still around making movies.
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Just remember a lot of your examples were long ago and a lot have changed since then; I think, that at best these are apples & oranges situations. None of can really guess, we can specualate - but likely we'll be batting 50/50 at best when we do that.

The past may replay itself or they might learn from their mistakes. The creative forces may be the driving forces or it might be the bean-counters but in either case we really can't know what will happen, just guess what might happen.

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Another concern is expectations by the WB for the GL movie.

If you look at Batman Begins ($372M worldwide) and Superman Returns ($390M worldwide), one was a success, the other was considered a bomb (underperformed).

We don't know what WB's box office expectations are?
Unfortunately, this will factor into any DC property feature.
 
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Another concern is expectations by the WB for the GL movie.

If you look at Batman Begins ($372M worldwide) and Superman Returns ($390M worldwide), one was a success, the other was considered a bomb (underperformed).

We don't know what WB's box office expectations are?
Unfortunately, this will factor into any DC property feature.
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Superman Returns performed well in the box office, it was the fanboy community that went up in arms cursing Brian Singer. There were so many issues with that movie: Superboy by Lois Lane, Superman being away for 5 years forgetting the events of III & IV, Lex Luthor (again), no real villain that could stand toe-2-toe against Superman, and Routh's fauilure attempt to emulate the late Christopher Reeves imploded the film.

What expectations can WB have, when they don't have faith on their own properties that they don't even develop but profit from? Everytime that there's a major event in comic books is always the other characters doing the work. A good example Barry Allen (Flash), he sacrifice himself during Crisis, he was referenced for almost 20 years, had a tv show and no films. The have to know this.

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Old April 7th, 2011   Green Effigy is offline   #152
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Just remember a lot of your examples were long ago and a lot have changed since then; I think, that at best these are apples & oranges situations. None of can really guess, we can specualate - but likely we'll be batting 50/50 at best when we do that.

The past may replay itself or they might learn from their mistakes. The creative forces may be the driving forces or it might be the bean-counters but in either case we really can't know what will happen, just guess what might happen.

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That's the sad part, it may never happen.
 
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Old April 8th, 2011   5andman is offline   #153
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Superman Returns performed well in the box office, it was the fanboy community that went up in arms cursing Brian Singer. There were so many issues with that movie: Superboy by Lois Lane, Superman being away for 5 years forgetting the events of III & IV, Lex Luthor (again), no real villain that could stand toe-2-toe against Superman, and Routh's fauilure attempt to emulate the late Christopher Reeves imploded the film.
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I think WB should've just let B. Singer continue with the sequel. Considering his track record, I think he would've done a great Superman sequel.

I don't think fanboy reaction had that much to do with it. A real major problem was that it had problems crossing $200M domestically.
 
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eh, who cares, by the time this comes out i'll be in depends.
 
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Okay I got my GL ring ready for the movie, now I want my AQ trident, Firestorm fire wig and GA bows and arrows.
 
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Old April 18th, 2011   Green Effigy is offline   #156
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Default I wonder :)

http://www.superherohype.com/news/ar...-green-lantern

Does this mean that DC has been working in other scripts? Is it true?
 
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First of all one point that stands out for me back in the 1980's they still went ahead and made Superman even after the not so good Superman 111 movie.

So why not make Green Lantern 2 add in more references to The Flash make a Flash movie which in turn leads into The JLA movie.
 
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