Latest Entertainment News Headlines

More DC movies coming

07.11.2008

Though THE DARK KNIGHT is scheduled to hit theaters in one week and break all kinds of records and shatter all kinds of expectations, beyond that the future is pretty bleak for DC Comics at the movies. While Marvel Studios has something like six movies in active development, DC Comics doesn't have anything in the pipeline (aside from WATCHMEN but that's not a superhero franchise). Not content to sit on their laurels, Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. and DC are planning a major pow-wow to plan the next five years of superhero movies. Oh, to be a fly on that wall when they discuss what to do with the next SUPERMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE, FLASH, WONDER WOMAN, etc. This is not the first time Warner Bros. has tried to jumpstart their comic-to-film division. In 2003 the studio began searching for their own Avi Arad, who was having a wealth of success running the Marvel properties. The most immediate properties at Warner Bros. are a SUPERMAN sequel, SUPERMAX (Green Arrow and other B-level characters), JUSTICE LEAGUE and GREEN LANTERN, the latter three of which, the studio has scripts for and seems to like. But why have WONDER WOMAN and FLASH taken so long to get to the big screen. Hopefully this will begin to change before people get tired of comic book movies...

Extra Tidbit: While I wouldn't want to see Robin in a BATMAN movie, how about a standalone Robin?
Source: Variety

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

1:34PM on 07/14/2008
The only way I could see a stand alone Robin movie would have to be with an introduction to the Robin character followed by the change over to Nightwing.
The only way I could see a stand alone Robin movie would have to be with an introduction to the Robin character followed by the change over to Nightwing.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:51PM on 07/13/2008

IN THE DARKEST NIGHT ...

... BRING ON GREEN LANTERN (hal jordan)!
Screw Justice League till you get everyone else right, DC !!
Superman Returns was terrible, and I thought most of DC characters are less interesting than Marvel characters.
BUT Green Lantern (a flawed human given a superhuman powers and immense responsibility .. like spider-man) is always more relatable than some dude from outerspace.

And Robin? well he's been in movies and tv already ... so let's give another character a break.
... BRING ON GREEN LANTERN (hal jordan)!
Screw Justice League till you get everyone else right, DC !!
Superman Returns was terrible, and I thought most of DC characters are less interesting than Marvel characters.
BUT Green Lantern (a flawed human given a superhuman powers and immense responsibility .. like spider-man) is always more relatable than some dude from outerspace.

And Robin? well he's been in movies and tv already ... so let's give another character a break.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:03PM on 07/12/2008
I think GL and Flash have potential for great movies. I'd really love to see Singer do a follow up to Superman Returns, w/ some new villians and more action. Wonder woman I just don't think can be done believablly, and history shows that female superhero movies generally suck (elektra, catwoman). I'd hold off on an Justice League movie until about 5 years after Nolan's third and probably last batman, and introduce robin in that.
I think GL and Flash have potential for great movies. I'd really love to see Singer do a follow up to Superman Returns, w/ some new villians and more action. Wonder woman I just don't think can be done believablly, and history shows that female superhero movies generally suck (elektra, catwoman). I'd hold off on an Justice League movie until about 5 years after Nolan's third and probably last batman, and introduce robin in that.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
8:10AM on 07/12/2008
Well to me, if they really wanted to catch up with Marvel, they need to ditch the JLA they have planned and get their Green Lantern flm out ASAP (but not so fast that its rushed and it sucks). It needs to star Hal Jordan and focus on his origin. Then they need a stand alone Wonder Women film. Then they need a decent follow up to Superman Returns. That would give them four major JLA characters started up. Once they do this they would have a shot at competing with The Avengers. I say Green Arrow
Well to me, if they really wanted to catch up with Marvel, they need to ditch the JLA they have planned and get their Green Lantern flm out ASAP (but not so fast that its rushed and it sucks). It needs to star Hal Jordan and focus on his origin. Then they need a stand alone Wonder Women film. Then they need a decent follow up to Superman Returns. That would give them four major JLA characters started up. Once they do this they would have a shot at competing with The Avengers. I say Green Arrow needs his own movie to, but in order to fit it in with JLA they need to save Super Max (which I dig the concept) for another time. Martian Manhunter and the Flash can be introduced in the JLA movie itself. Oh and about Robin, I say introduce teenager Dick Grayson at the end of one of the films. In the next one have it take place several years later and he's Nightwing. Then, show him in his bedroom and when he opens up his closet, we can visibly see his old Robin suit hanging up. To me, that would take care of that so we dont completely ignore Robin. (he was the first one, and it would be very uncool to completely erase robin and skip to Nightwing) Also, Nightwings suit fits Nolan's universe perfectly. Dark blue and Black go hand in hand with Nolan's universe. About Catwoman, I say just introduce Selina Kyle before she's Cat Woman, as Bruce's love interest after Rachel Dawes. Show Catwomen later.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:52AM on 07/12/2008
I'm all cool for more decent Comic's to movies.

One arc I've dreamed about since I've read it is the Kingdom Come series. I would just about cut a nut off to see that. Even if it were animated.
I'm all cool for more decent Comic's to movies.

One arc I've dreamed about since I've read it is the Kingdom Come series. I would just about cut a nut off to see that. Even if it were animated.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:53PM on 07/11/2008

How about a hard R rated...

... version of The Authority? Someone could finally make a superhero movie that's aimed at adults which doesn't pull any punches on the lanuage, nudity, or violence.

THAT. WOULD. BE. AWESOME.
... version of The Authority? Someone could finally make a superhero movie that's aimed at adults which doesn't pull any punches on the lanuage, nudity, or violence.

THAT. WOULD. BE. AWESOME.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
8:01PM on 07/11/2008

robin

They can make a Robin movie that follows the events that eventually lead him to turn in to Nightwing, then they can have him be part of the Teen Titans.
They can make a Robin movie that follows the events that eventually lead him to turn in to Nightwing, then they can have him be part of the Teen Titans.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:56PM on 07/11/2008
Catwoman might work, but not the one we saw in Batman Returns.
Catwoman might work, but not the one we saw in Batman Returns.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:27PM on 07/11/2008

Robin? No.

Catwoman? Maybe? I was thinking about that today, Would Catwoman work in Nolans world???
Catwoman? Maybe? I was thinking about that today, Would Catwoman work in Nolans world???
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
6:26PM on 07/11/2008

Nightwing

thats what i was thinking, if theyre going to do a sidekick for Batman, they should use one thats not so lame, like Nightwing, i think that would be cool.
thats what i was thinking, if theyre going to do a sidekick for Batman, they should use one thats not so lame, like Nightwing, i think that would be cool.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:58PM on 07/11/2008
If you're thinking standalone Robin, then we'd be better off with Nightwing, honestly. Anyway, one thing the new Gotham is still missing is its own special Harlem: Blüdhaven. :D
If you're thinking standalone Robin, then we'd be better off with Nightwing, honestly. Anyway, one thing the new Gotham is still missing is its own special Harlem: Blüdhaven. :D
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:29PM on 07/11/2008

Dc Comics Movies

I agree with the people who think that DC Comics will have a difficult time matching Marvel Comics movies.MC is defintely killing it on the comics to movies right now!Plus DC Comics (with the expection of the big three)don't have characters that fans are interested in.Don't get me wrong i read DC Comic books,But I think marvel comics have better characters and Stories.So DC will have to step up hit it big form the start.
I agree with the people who think that DC Comics will have a difficult time matching Marvel Comics movies.MC is defintely killing it on the comics to movies right now!Plus DC Comics (with the expection of the big three)don't have characters that fans are interested in.Don't get me wrong i read DC Comic books,But I think marvel comics have better characters and Stories.So DC will have to step up hit it big form the start.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:07PM on 07/11/2008

Vertigo Line?????

I'd love love LOVE to see a Flash movie done properly(I do have the lightning bolt permanently scarred on my arm afterall) as well as Green Lantern(also agree this could be DC's Star Wars), Supermax as the rest. But how about diving into the freaky deaky? DC's Vertigo line I think would be a great source for the movies. From Death, Vertigo versions of Doom Patrol, Deadman, Animal Man(read the Grant Morrison run if you can)and my personal favorite, Shade the Changing Man. Just throwing it out
I'd love love LOVE to see a Flash movie done properly(I do have the lightning bolt permanently scarred on my arm afterall) as well as Green Lantern(also agree this could be DC's Star Wars), Supermax as the rest. But how about diving into the freaky deaky? DC's Vertigo line I think would be a great source for the movies. From Death, Vertigo versions of Doom Patrol, Deadman, Animal Man(read the Grant Morrison run if you can)and my personal favorite, Shade the Changing Man. Just throwing it out there. I know some people hated on Constantine, but I thought it was pretty solid, but definitely could've gone darker. And Swamp Thing deserves a proper re-do.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:41PM on 07/11/2008
Animal Man please.
Animal Man please.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
2:42PM on 07/11/2008

HMMM No:2

Sorry folks the link doesn't work. just goto youtube and search for grayson
Sorry folks the link doesn't work. just goto youtube and search for grayson
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
2:40PM on 07/11/2008

Hmmmmm

Extra Tidbit about a Robin Movie:

Although I'm totally opposed to Robin being included in Nolan's Batman reboot I am open to a standalone film.

This has great potential. In fact someone has already made a Robin fan trailer called Grayson.

For those who haven't seen it go here:
[link]

It could be a great if done right
Extra Tidbit about a Robin Movie:

Although I'm totally opposed to Robin being included in Nolan's Batman reboot I am open to a standalone film.

This has great potential. In fact someone has already made a Robin fan trailer called Grayson.

For those who haven't seen it go here:
[link]

It could be a great if done right
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:26PM on 07/11/2008

xxxoverridexxx

Yes! We'll write the script together, and wrangle the actors...if half of the golden girls are still alive.
Yes! We'll write the script together, and wrangle the actors...if half of the golden girls are still alive.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:01PM on 07/11/2008

Bad idea

The fact is DC's stable of heroes are lame for the most part,they work in the comics....sorta.But on film they would likely just come off cheesy,Wonder Woman...reeeeally? Like come on,thats a financial catastrophe waiting to happen.
The fact is DC's stable of heroes are lame for the most part,they work in the comics....sorta.But on film they would likely just come off cheesy,Wonder Woman...reeeeally? Like come on,thats a financial catastrophe waiting to happen.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:04PM on 07/11/2008
STEP 1: With regards to Wonder Woman? Call Joss Whedon, and apologize...hell, beg if you have to.

STEP 2: Ditch the JLA idea. (Basically, ditch anything that might even vaguely interfere with Nolan's Bat-Franchise. Plus, why **** all your characters at once, when it's so much more lucrative to do 'em one at a time?)
STEP 1: With regards to Wonder Woman? Call Joss Whedon, and apologize...hell, beg if you have to.

STEP 2: Ditch the JLA idea. (Basically, ditch anything that might even vaguely interfere with Nolan's Bat-Franchise. Plus, why **** all your characters at once, when it's so much more lucrative to do 'em one at a time?)
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:51PM on 07/11/2008

about time

About friggin' time DC.

The Flash is wonderful charcter (if not a bit underrated) and I still think that Green Lantern if done right could be DC's version of Star Wars.
About friggin' time DC.

The Flash is wonderful charcter (if not a bit underrated) and I still think that Green Lantern if done right could be DC's version of Star Wars.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
12:19PM on 07/11/2008
Oh and IMO it should be the old teen titan. Wonder Girl, Speedy, Kid Flash & Aqualad.
Oh and IMO it should be the old teen titan. Wonder Girl, Speedy, Kid Flash & Aqualad.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
12:21PM on 07/11/2008
Robin could never be standalone, if anything you would need to center him in a Teen Titans movie.
Robin could never be standalone, if anything you would need to center him in a Teen Titans movie.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:14PM on 07/11/2008

Keep it animated..

DC's strong suit has always been their animated shows. They should animate whole story arcs from the comics and just leave well enough alone w/ the live action, aside from Batman of course.
DC's strong suit has always been their animated shows. They should animate whole story arcs from the comics and just leave well enough alone w/ the live action, aside from Batman of course.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
11:43AM on 07/11/2008

WELL...

DC is just in trouble when it comes to films, the only two franchises that appeal to wide audiences are Superman and Batman, of which have already been done and will still be done. DC has other characters but eh.. they're honestly just not interesting and im a huge fan of marvel AND DC comics..

but about a stand alone Robin flick...

it COULD work BUT.. Batman needs to be in there..why you ask?

listen carefully..

WITHOUT BATMAN THERE IS NO ROBIN...period.

The only way this could
DC is just in trouble when it comes to films, the only two franchises that appeal to wide audiences are Superman and Batman, of which have already been done and will still be done. DC has other characters but eh.. they're honestly just not interesting and im a huge fan of marvel AND DC comics..

but about a stand alone Robin flick...

it COULD work BUT.. Batman needs to be in there..why you ask?

listen carefully..

WITHOUT BATMAN THERE IS NO ROBIN...period.

The only way this could work is if they do some sort of flash back or he explains how he got where he is in a narration or something. It wouldnt make sense, he couldnt get the motorcycles, high-tech equipment or ANYTHING being an orphan. Batman doesnt need to be in the film, but it cant work without him being there even in spirit.

Plus if they did stand alone robin it would hav to be Tim Drake...WHY AGAIN YOU ASK?

Because when Dick Grayson (original robin) leaves batman, he is not robin, he wanders and does his thing and hen becomes Nightwing. Tim Drake (the 3rd and most badass robin) on the other hand is a part of teen titans and does end up doing his own stuff alot of the time.

So they need to be careful here, because a Nightwing being created before a Robin is just, impossible, really, and a dick grayson robin film without batman doesnt make any sense...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:19AM on 07/11/2008

beatrix

How about DC vs the Golden Girls?
How about DC vs the Golden Girls?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:10AM on 07/11/2008
If I see an invisible jet or lavatory I'm going to be upset. I can't have a real opinion on any of these movies until there's more details.

Oh, and what the hell happened to the He-Man movie? Did it just dissapear? I wouldn't be bothered if it did but She-Ra was my hero when I was little besides Punky Brewster and I don't think they'll do a movie about that.

Soleil Moon Frye is way hot tho.
If I see an invisible jet or lavatory I'm going to be upset. I can't have a real opinion on any of these movies until there's more details.

Oh, and what the hell happened to the He-Man movie? Did it just dissapear? I wouldn't be bothered if it did but She-Ra was my hero when I was little besides Punky Brewster and I don't think they'll do a movie about that.

Soleil Moon Frye is way hot tho.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:06AM on 07/11/2008

justice league on tv

They should create a Justice League live-action television series, a la Smallville

And Wonder Woman deserves her due on the big screen, too. She was my absolute hera when I was a kiddo--her and Hulk. It would be hard to accomplish, but I'd like to see it.

They should create a Justice League live-action television series, a la Smallville

And Wonder Woman deserves her due on the big screen, too. She was my absolute hera when I was a kiddo--her and Hulk. It would be hard to accomplish, but I'd like to see it.

Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:54AM on 07/11/2008
DC has a hard sell ahead of them.

A Robin flick? Hell no. How about... having a baby Terry McGinnis in the 3rd Batman flick, then doing Batman Beyond in 2015?
DC has a hard sell ahead of them.

A Robin flick? Hell no. How about... having a baby Terry McGinnis in the 3rd Batman flick, then doing Batman Beyond in 2015?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:43AM on 07/11/2008
How about standalone Nightwing?
How about standalone Nightwing?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:32AM on 07/11/2008
I would like to see a robin movie but heve him change into nightwing in that movie
I would like to see a robin movie but heve him change into nightwing in that movie
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:32AM on 07/11/2008
Wonder Women, with that stupid fucking outfit and invisible jet. The only way I'll see that is if there's a nude scene.
Wonder Women, with that stupid fucking outfit and invisible jet. The only way I'll see that is if there's a nude scene.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
10:34AM on 07/11/2008

meh...

i'd rather see that Grayson movie get made. But we all know the next big thing from DC wil lbe a stunning Aquaman trilogy. cause come on that guys dude for some spot light, no?
i'd rather see that Grayson movie get made. But we all know the next big thing from DC wil lbe a stunning Aquaman trilogy. cause come on that guys dude for some spot light, no?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
9:50AM on 07/11/2008
Id rather see a Nightwing movie
Id rather see a Nightwing movie
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:48AM on 07/11/2008
I think I could handle a standalone Robin movie with some ties and characters from the Batman films. Perhaps, have Robin undergo the same kind of training as Batman and deal more with the training.
I think I could handle a standalone Robin movie with some ties and characters from the Batman films. Perhaps, have Robin undergo the same kind of training as Batman and deal more with the training.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:43AM on 07/11/2008
yeah about time they did this. i really want a GL movie with Hal Jordan as the main GL. a Flash movie won't be bad either with Wally West as the main character.
yeah about time they did this. i really want a GL movie with Hal Jordan as the main GL. a Flash movie won't be bad either with Wally West as the main character.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting