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Super Summer Slugfest Slamdown: Movies & More!

HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
edited July 2011 in Graphic Violence
The real summer of Comic Book Movies is here!

Movies!
Thor is out... and it's excellent! Go see it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHBnrJowBZE

Priest 3D is a loose adaption of an extremely popular manhwa... and I've been trying to get someone to come see it with me, but no luck so far. From a non-cerebral, "woah, that's bad-ass!" perspective, it looks woah, pretty bad-ass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stAfEDSosXc

X-Men: First Class hits on June 3rd, and fan reaction to the trailers and information so far has been mixed. I think it looks awesome, though, and will probably be the best entry in the franchise since X2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yq7Za1JnZg

Green Lantern bows on June 17th, and some preview footage from Wondercon has managed to turn early opinions of the designs and CG work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-GO9fo9DtM

Captain America: The First Avenger is coming on July 22nd. I think a lot of us were expecting this to be pretty underwhelming, but every trailer so far has suggested that this could be the best feeling of the lot. It looks to have a wonderful atmosphere, and it's directed by the guy who made The Rocketeer, so that's something!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JerVrbLldXw

Cowboys and Aliens is based on a comic that is based on a movie pitch that is based on an ashcan comic designed to solicit a movie pitch! Complicated! It looks to be fan-bait as much as it was studio bait. Head to the theater July 29th for Bond, Dr. Jones, and Quorra to team up to fight some CG dudes! And listen for the part where Harrison Ford wants his son back!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az3z1Ih6VSI

Seriously, I am damn near sure this is the summer with the most comic-adaptions of all time. I may even be missing some TV stuff.

Direct-To-Video
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights is the next in DC's line of features. It uses the same character models as First Flight, but it's in a different (movie?) continuity. Six famous GLC short stories sit in a frame involving a throwdown with Krona. A unified animation style and a frame will make it a much better work than Gotham Knight. Contributions from everyone awesome that you can image: some of the shorts are adaptations of the classic Alan Moore stories, and scripts come from Dave Gibbons, Geoff Johns, Pete Tomasi, Mike Green (movie writer), with the frame story provided by DCAU legend Alan Burnett. Ohh, and Hal is voiced by Nathan Fillion, Kilowog is Henry Fucking Rollins, and Rowdy Roddy Piper is Bulphunga. Seriously, this can do no wrong. Out June 7th, go preorder it right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgLbBf02Nxg

Thor: Tales of Asgard is the last of Marvel's DTV movies with Lionsgate. That on its own is reason to be hesitant. But it has a solid director (Sam Liu, who has done many of the DC films), and the story is from the usually good Greg Johnson. If you need more Thor in your life, consider it. It hit this week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2AAPVt8TlE

Animated Series
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes is a hit around here. It started out a bit slow, but word around the forum is that it's grown into a behemoth that has started adapting nearly every major Avengers story and Marvel U status quo. Chris Yost is the showrunner, and he alway does a great job in comics and animation. The previews for season 2 look downright incredible, and I can't wait to check this show out. Look for it on Disney XD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_0MzevBKE0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fToS3tU2MxI

Young Justice crafts an entirely new universe in the DC multiverse, and showrunner Greg Weisman is bringing the same obsessive-compulsive eye to detail that made his dearly departed Gargoyles and Spectacular Spider-Man such massive hits with the fans. After the sidekicks strike off on their own, Batman organizes them into a recon/shadow ops team to gather info on threats and conspiracies while the League, who appear generously, battle the cosmic world crushing foes. The show has been fantastic so far, but it's suffered from some horrible production delays, which have resulted in inconsistent air dates. Look for it to return to Fridays on Cartoon Network in June.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxyFMq6gZgs&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUjtr_WlRXk

Batman: The Brave and the Bold is about midway through its final short season. Hurry and catch it on Fridays, or pick up the DVD sets! Rumor has it that it will be replaced in 2012 or 2013 with a darker CG series, but maintaining showrunner and DCAU alum James Tucker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHY9USNC_Fk

Ultimate Spider-Man is coming in 2012, with Bendis, Man of Action, Paul Dini, and Jeph Loeb behind the scenes. It looks like a lot of fun. Watch for it on Disney XD. Here's some shakey-cam of a preview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CvlUMOnZPQ

Green Lantern: The Animated Series is also headed our way, most likely with a pilot movie in the fall and the full series following in 2012. Bruce Timm is heading, with his style adapted into clone warsy 3D. Plot is Hal and Kilowog vs the Red Lanterns. Enjoy more shakey-cam, followed by a short clip that's been airing on Cartoon Network recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNzcTacsh2c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k34S296JIe0

So a lot is coming up in the world of Animation. Note that Netflix is beginning to host all of Marvel's previous animated works, including the recent Marvel Knights motion comics and the 1960s Filmation series. Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes is set to be added sometime in the summer.

I will update this OP a bit later with notable Videogame info.

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  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Tales of Asgard looks pretty good. I'll check it out as soon as possible.

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Repost since it was 2nd to last post of old thread haha.

    Showtime buys Chew script

    It better not sit in a drawer for a decade like preacher!

  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Really excited for GL. There is something in it that just appeals to all of me.

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  • mrmrmrmr Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Thor was a very pleasant surprise. I thought it would just be a by-the numbers blockbuster that helped set up Avengers some more. Nope! Pretty great!

    Green Lantern had me convinced it would be like the star wars prequels; very pretty with lots of neat CGI work and fun action with not that great a story/writing. But the more recent theatrical trailer I saw with Thor has me rethinking that. I still don't see it being the "Iron Man" DC/WB wants it to be.

    X-Men is the one I am most excited for. Two weeks, and I am pants-crappingly excited. Sure I understand the gripes with continuity with the other films and stuff not being exactly "right", but I like it when something doesn't follow the story to the letter. I like a little re-invention if it isn't awful like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. But I'm not sure about the whole Xavier/Mystique childhood friends angle.

    Anywho, I saw this a while ago and I loved it. It's a sixties styled title sequence for First Class that is pretty neat. Try to place the music. ;)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Hqi3JHhR8&feature=related
    The shot of Bacon/Shaw is oddly sinister with that music.

    But my gut tells me that Captain America will come out on top of all of them.

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  • spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Speicher, GermanyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    That music <3

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    is that like the Xmen animated series theme slowed combined with like bits of dr.who theme and sprinkled with awesome? cause that's what it sounds like. ( aka Awesome)

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    mrmr wrote: »
    Anywho, I saw this a while ago and I loved it. It's a sixties styled title sequence for First Class that is pretty neat. Try to place the music. ;)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Hqi3JHhR8&feature=related
    The shot of Bacon/Shaw is oddly sinister with that music.

    But my gut tells me that Captain America will come out on top of all of them.

    That is one cool video

  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    haven't seen this posted yet: first photo of Tom Hardy as Bane

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Best super hero movie of the summer? Cross.

    http://youtu.be/M5mQ2wkc84s

  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Hensler wrote: »
    Best super hero movie of the summer? Cross.

    http://youtu.be/M5mQ2wkc84s

    Straight to DVD you say?

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Hensler wrote: »
    Best super hero movie of the summer? Cross.

    http://youtu.be/M5mQ2wkc84s

    Straight to DVD you say?

    Poor Vinnie Jones. That somehow looks worse than The Cape.

    Edit: It looks like the 90s threw up on its shoes. Horrible flash backs to Mutant X.

  • TexiKenTexiKen All the dinosaurs fear the T-Rex Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    How did so many talented actors wind up with such a low budget, even for direct to video standards?

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  • MarathonMarathon Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    July 22nd for Captain America seems kinda strange. Why not release over the 4th of July weekend?

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  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    My first guess would be that it doesn't want to compete with the opening weekend of Transformers 3. Despite my opinion of those movies and Bay in general they do make oodles of money.

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  • GankGank Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    TexiKen wrote: »
    How did so many talented actors wind up with such a low budget, even for direct to video standards?

    My thoughts exactly, for shame Michael Clarke Duncan.
    haven't seen this posted yet: first photo of Tom Hardy as Bane

    And here's how streets ahead they were in virally releasing it.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Third Green lantern trailer.

    http://youtu.be/ea5QnWLE6io

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  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Marathon wrote: »
    July 22nd for Captain America seems kinda strange. Why not release over the 4th of July weekend?

    It would get its ass handed to it by Transformers.

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  • Romero ZombieRomero Zombie Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Third Green lantern trailer.

    http://youtu.be/ea5QnWLE6io

    Man...every trailer they release for this psychs me more and more for this movie

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Third Green lantern trailer.

    http://youtu.be/ea5QnWLE6io

    Man...every trailer they release for this psychs me more and more for this movie

    I kinda feel like that's the first trailer that hasn't been made for pre-existing GL comic fans. It makes me feel an awful lot better about the movie's chances of success now that it doesn't seem to be relying mostly on 'geek cred' the way the last couple of spots suggested.

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    That new GL trailer is pretty cool

  • TexiKenTexiKen All the dinosaurs fear the T-Rex Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Hal makes more constructs with his ring, hallelujah!

    That is a very good trailer for saying everything you need to know about the GL mythos. I think I might be more excited for GL now than Captain America.

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  • RansRans Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Yeah the new GL trailer is terrific.

    Two observations:
    Who are the long red-robed figures in front of the Sinestro Corps / Parallax symbol?

    Notice that the Guardian's citadel has nine spires for the nine Guardians and a place where a tenth spire once stood but has been destroyed. Going to guess that's a Geoff Johns contribution and is an indication of Krona's existence in the movie universe.

  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Rans wrote: »
    Yeah the new GL trailer is terrific.

    Two observations:
    Who are the long red-robed figures in front of the Sinestro Corps / Parallax symbol?

    Notice that the Guardian's citadel has nine spires for the nine Guardians and a place where a tenth spire once stood but has been destroyed. Going to guess that's a Geoff Johns contribution and is an indication of Krona's existence in the movie universe.
    I'm guessing the robed figures in front of the yellow energy symbol may be a flash-back from when the Guardians were imprisoning/containing it.

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  • MarathonMarathon Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Algertman wrote: »
    Marathon wrote: »
    July 22nd for Captain America seems kinda strange. Why not release over the 4th of July weekend?

    It would get its ass handed to it by Transformers.

    It would be our patriotic duty as Americans to see Captain America, show those commie robots whats what.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen All the dinosaurs fear the T-Rex Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    This was supposedly the final WW outfit that you see at the end of the pilot:

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    The belt's a bit too big but I don't know, maybe it's Palicki smiling and it's summer now but it seems fine. Somehow short shorts looks better than shiny pants (the jeans looked good with the tweaks).

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    not actually a bad costume

    I feel quite bad for Palicki. This would have been a big chance for her, that it didn't get picked up must have been a real disappointment.

  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    No fault of the costume people, but that costume just looks goofy. WW outfit just doesn't translate to real life very well.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'm going to say it's entirely the fault of the costume people. Xena Warrior Princess ran for what, a decade? Probably on a miniscule budget? It shouldn't be that hard to make a suit of armor, that resembles Wonder Woman's costume.

    That thing looks both very cheap, and very ill-fitting.

    I mean, I respect the attempt to recreate the traditional costume, but what works as a drawing, doesn't always (or often) work in live action. It's not like movie-Batman looks anything like comic-Batman.

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    You know I watched the Wonder Woman animated movie recently and I have to say that that is perhaps the first time that the costume really worked for me. It looked really cool on the screen, and I think that they might have darkened it up somewhat in order for the red and blue to really fit with the ancient greek stylings. I still have always thought that a strapped leather battle skirt would suit her best, but still.

    Incidentally since this is the movie thread I really liked that film and it was one of the first times that I also dug Wonder Woman as a character. I think maybe they made her a little more adventurous and down to earth than her dialogue in comics makes her out to be (which is what the Wonder Woman in my head is like), but in any case, liked the movie, liked her in it.

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Peace and Tranquility Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Are you kidding me

    it's Brave and the Bold

    of course they will

  • cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I know this is more of a deals link, but for anyone planning on seeing all the super hero movies this summer like myself, save yourself some cash and get 4 AMC tickets for $24

    http://www.buywithme.com/i/i6at2gvun3nbw?utm_source=GYFLI&utm_medium=Social

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  • VisskarVisskar Blam! Murdered you!Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I know this is more of a deals link, but for anyone planning on seeing all the super hero movies this summer like myself, save yourself some cash and get 4 AMC tickets for $24

    http://www.buywithme.com/i/i6at2gvun3nbw?utm_source=GYFLI&utm_medium=Social

    The only problem with that is they don't work for the first two weeks of a release.

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  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I watch all the super hero movies for free. Since I work at a comicbook store it's considered part of the job so my boss pays for them.

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  • GankGank Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I miss having worked at a cinema for years, cos hero movies were free and now it's 18 dollars a god damn ticket.

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    TexiKen wrote: »

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    I keep trying to judge the costume, but I can't think of anything besides Powder and Wonder Woman teamup!

  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Gank wrote: »
    I miss having worked at a cinema for years, cos hero movies were free and now it's 18 dollars a god damn ticket.

    Man, where the hell do you live?

  • GankGank Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Australia. That is an adult ticket, but in the same vein, our dollar is stronger yet a $3.99 issue costs $7.99 here. Nice, isn't it?

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  • TexiKenTexiKen All the dinosaurs fear the T-Rex Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Damn, Gank. Damn.

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  • BagginsesBagginses __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2011
    Owenashi wrote: »

    I've always wondered why nobody ever packs a shotgun when expecting WW. It would take her down in a second.

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