What can DC films do with Superman?

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  1. nivek

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    Justice League Dark 2017 is another good DC animation movie, I really enjoyed this one, has Swamp thing and Constantine in it...

     
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  2. wwkirk

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    I liked it as well.
     
  3. nivek

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    Both are good movies, I've seen them twice, however I liked Reign of the Supermen a little more lol...



     
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  4. Sheltie

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    I loved the 1978 Superman movie with Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder. I feel even more sentimental about it now when I think about the tragedy that Kidder experienced afterwards (mental illness and psychotic episodes) and the tragedy that Reeve experienced (an accident that left him paralyzed). I loved the chemistry they shared onscreen. I especially loved the fact that, even though the movie was a poignant drama, it was not afraid to poke fun at itself.

    I know I'm probably going to get slammed for saying this but, the notion that Lois Lane, shrewd investigative reporter, could not figure out that Clark Kent was really Superman is embarrassingly silly. He put on a pair of glasses... what a disguise! So much of the original Superman mythology was downright silly that they needed to handle it with a sense of humor.

    Comic book and movie interpretations of superheroes nowadays are always so dark and serious. I wish they would try to have a little more fun with their stories.
     
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  5. Captain Tinkle

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    I would say Wonder Women is the best film out of them all.

    I agree with you on the Harley Quinn film. Felt like it was tying to be Deadpool to much.

    Not sure how far you got with it but the feminist undertones within the film became a little grating. Wonder Women was perfect in this regards but the Harley Quinn film was a subtle as a sledgehammer. If you notice, the vast majority of the men were the bad guys (if not all) and the females the "good guys". Doesn't make it a bad film but it was a bit in your face.
     
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  6. wwkirk

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    I just finished Reign. It was pretty good, even better than Death.
    I wonder if they will do anything with
    Luthor joining the Justice Leaague. lol
     
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  7. nivek

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    I've watched a couple new Superman animation movies, one called; 'Superman: Man of Tomorrow', I liked this one however I fell asleep and missed the ending which I haven't yet rewatched lol....



    The second movie is called; 'Superman: Red Son, which I really liked a lot, it's a good story...

     
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    I just finished rewatching Reign of the Supermen, the first rewatch of this animated movie, its still very entertaining...

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  9. nivek

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    Looks like we're going to see a black Superman sometime soon...

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    ‘Superman’ reboot in the works from J.J. Abrams, Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Warner Bros., DC Comics and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company are planning a reboot feature film, a rep from Warner Bros. told The Post. The film “is being set up” as a black Superman, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

    Author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates is reportedly set to write the script. Hannah Minghella of Bad Robot will produce, though no director has been attached to the project yet.

    “To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC films and Bad Robot is an honor,” said “Between the World and Me” author Coates in a statement to Shadow and Act. “I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero.”

    Abrams told the outlet, “There is a new, powerful and moving Superman story yet to be told. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with the brilliant Mr. Coates to help bring that story to the big screen, and we’re beyond thankful to the team at Warner Bros. for the opportunity.”

    “Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ‘Between the World and Me’ opened a window and changed the way many of us see the world,” Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich also said in a statement to Shadow and Act. “We’re confident that his take on Superman will give fans a new and exciting way to see the Man of Steel.”

    The “Superman” comic book series has previously featured a black title character, whose incognito name is Calvin Ellis (as opposed to Clark Kent).

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  10. wwkirk

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    As long as he is not Clark Kent, they are not distorting the mythology. After all, there was a whole planet of Kryptonians.
     
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