"Green Lantern" is DC's answer to "Iron Man"??!

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Post  Comicbookfan-V2 on Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:06 pm

Since Marvel is always seem to be ahead of DC not just currently in films but recently in television (Animation mostly) but with the new "Green Lantern" film on the horizon DC can finally be able to catch to Marvel as it did in television and it'll be the first DC film to actully feature a DC character aside from other DC characters such as Superman & Batman and hopefully pave the way for future DC based adaptations based on other DC characters that has yet to make an appearance on film including the rebooting of the "Superman" film franchise and a possible "Justice League" film.

But somehow I feel that the "Green Lantern" film is sort of DC's answer to the recent "Iron Man" films since like the first "Iron Man" film it is highly anticipated and a sequel is already being planned for development after the film is released and it's expected to make an impact at the box office as well as critics! Plus, both prospectives had a straight-to-DVD animated feature right before going into live-action on the big screen.

But a few questions still remain is that... Will "Green Lantern" be the next "Iron Man" or will it actully surpass "Iron Man" critically & financially?

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Post  webhead2006 on Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:37 pm

I do hope gl will be the start of a better and good dc film slate coming. crossing my fingers for good things.

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Post  Guest on Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:37 pm

I'm not sure how GL will go over with fans (there's a split in the making; but then, it's not like Superman fans know anything about splits and divisions Very Happy ) but it seems the masses are looking forward to it.

Whatever reservations I have about Hal as the headliner, this movie looks to be ANYthing but the dark, edgy stuff that Robinov's statement from ages ago was leading everyone to lose their shit over. It looks like it'll be a bright, fun, sci-fi-oriented romp. Honestly? I'm cool with that. It leaves somewhere for the sequels to go, if nothing else. A kinda similar tone is what I've wanted for a Superman reboot, to be honest.

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:01 pm

Comicbookfan-V2 wrote:Since Marvel is always seem to be ahead of DC not just currently in films but recently in television (Animation mostly) but with the new "Green Lantern" film on the horizon DC can finally be able to catch to Marvel as it did in television and it'll be the first DC film to actully feature a DC character aside from other DC characters such as Superman & Batman and hopefully pave the way for future DC based adaptations based on other DC characters that has yet to make an appearance on film including the rebooting of the "Superman" film franchise and a possible "Justice League" film.

Hang on. Marvel is "ahead" of DC & WB in TV? How so? Better yet, WHEN??

Marvel has The Avengers cartoon out right now, that's it. Every other animated show in the last 10 years has yet to go past 2-3 seasons. And don't expect THAT to last more than 2 seasons, either. Marvel hasn't had a hit live-action TV show since The Incredible Hulk in the 70's and 80's.

WB has Young Justice coming up, Smallville in Season 10, Batman The Brave & The Bold, and their direct-to-DVD films coming out a few times a year. They've had Batman The Animated Series, Superman The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, JLU, The Batman and Superboy & The Legion of Superheroes. Clearly WB has dominated the small-screen over the last 20 or so years.

How exactly did you come to that assertion in the first place?

Comicbookfan-V2 wrote:But somehow I feel that the "Green Lantern" film is sort of DC's answer to the recent "Iron Man" films since like the first "Iron Man" film it is highly anticipated and a sequel is already being planned for development after the film is released and it's expected to make an impact at the box office as well as critics! Plus, both prospectives had a straight-to-DVD animated feature right before going into live-action on the big screen.

But a few questions still remain is that... Will "Green Lantern" be the next "Iron Man" or will it actully surpass "Iron Man" critically & financially?

Yes, with the "light-hearted" tone in the trailer, they are trying to make it into an Iron Man type movie. Whether that's a good thing or not, I don't know. It looks good so far, but the "proof is in the pudding" so to speak.

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Post  webhead2006 on Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:12 pm

I totally agree with you colors. Gl isn't/doesn't need to be dark. I like its bright/bold and fun looking. I do hope it goes over well with fans and the general audiences. I do hope this is how superman be treated in a fun/bright tone too.

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Post  Comicbookfan-V2 on Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:26 pm

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Hang on. Marvel is "ahead" of DC & WB in TV? How so? Better yet, WHEN??

Marvel has The Avengers cartoon out right now, that's it. Every other animated show in the last 10 years has yet to go past 2-3 seasons. And don't expect THAT to last more than 2 seasons, either. Marvel hasn't had a hit live-action TV show since The Incredible Hulk in the 70's and 80's.

WB has Young Justice coming up, Smallville in Season 10, Batman The Brave & The Bold, and their direct-to-DVD films coming out a few times a year. They've had Batman The Animated Series, Superman The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, JLU, The Batman and Superboy & The Legion of Superheroes. Clearly WB has dominated the small-screen over the last 20 or so years.

How exactly did you come to that assertion in the first place?

Well if I recall back in the 90's Marvel was ahead of DC in television with it's animated programs, while DC treated us with "Batman: The Animated Series" & "Superman: The Animated Series" which later became "The New Batman/Superman Adventures" Marvel has treated us with the fellowing animated shows... "X-Men: The Animated Series", "Spider-Man: The Animated Series", "Iron Man", "Fantastic Four", "The Incredible Hulk", "Silver Surfer", "The Avengers" & "Spider-Man Unlimited" but later at the start of 2000 DC actully picked up the pace and thats how DC began to dominate with the shows you just mentioned. The only thing that DC actully had always has over Marvel was great quality animation, well written storylines, good voice actors and yes their shows do last more than a couple of seasons than most of Marvel's shows!

P.S. It's suppose to be just "The Legion of Superheroes" there's no "Superboy" infront of the title and you left out "Teen Titans" too!


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Post  Guest on Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:53 pm

For that matter, I'd like to know when Marvel surpassed DC's film output. I could see them being maybe neck and neck but my natural tendency would be to assume that DC is actually waaaaay in the lead. True, a fair amount of DC adaptations haven't been superheroes (which skews things a bit) but their film output is somehow shortchanged.

From Wikipedia (starting in 1978)- Superman, Superman II , Swamp Thing, Superman III, Supergirl, Superman IV, Return of Swamp Thing, B89, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Steel, Batman & Robin, Catwoman, Batman Begins, Singerman, TDK, Watchmen, Jonah Hex, Road to Perdition, A History of Violence, Constantine, V for Vendetta, Stardust, The Losers, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Red and The Spirit.

Mind you, this isn't to discuss, necessarily, the QUALITY of each of those films since this seems to be more of a quantity discussion. But then again, if we leave the issue of quality on the table... it's not like that helps Marvel or anything.

Even so, part of me wants to throw Tank Girl, The Shadow and Dick Tracy in there too since I think DC was publishing those comics at the time. But, as short-lived licensed properties, I'm not sure those ought to count. So meh.

To AP's point about the TV stuff, if it's an issue of sheer longevity... yeah, there's really no comparison to ever be made between DC and Marvel animated shows of the past, oh, twenty years or so. And if we are talking about quality here, DC really comes out on top.

What I will say is that The Spectacular Spider-Man is the single greatest animated Marvel TV adaptation there has ever been. I put it ahead of everything when it comes to Marvel on TV. That show freaking NAILED it, as far as I'm concerned.

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:09 pm

Comicbookfan-V2 wrote:Well if I recall back in the 90's Marvel was ahead of DC in television with it's animated programs, while DC treated us with "Batman: The Animated Series" & "Superman: The Animated Series" which later became "The New Batman/Superman Adventures" Marvel has treated us with the fellowing animated shows... "X-Men: The Animated Series", "Spider-Man: The Animated Series", "Iron Man", "Fantastic Four", "Silver Surfer", "The Avengers" & "Spider-Man Unlimited" but later at the start of 2000 DC actully picked up the pace and thats how DC began to dominate with the shows you just mentioned.

Actually, they produced those Marvel shows BECAUSE of Batman The Animated Series. And they never came close.

And really, quality-wise from top to bottom, WB has been FAR superior in ALL aspects.

Comicbookfan-V2 wrote:The only thing that DC actully had always has over Marvel was great quality animation, well written storylines, good voice actors and yes their shows do last more than a couple of seasons than most of Marvel's shows!
That's it? That's ALL they have had over Marvel? Isn't that like saying "The only thing a BMW has over a Hyundai is quality, reliability, innovation and reputation"?

And you forgot live-action TV.

Comicbookfan-V2 wrote:P.S. It's suppose to be just "The Legion of Superheroes" there's no "Superboy" infront of the title and you left out "Teen Titans" too!
Nit-picking, aren't we?

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Post  Comicbookfan-V2 on Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:24 pm

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What I will say is that The Spectacular Spider-Man is the single greatest animated Marvel TV adaptation there has ever been. I put it ahead of everything when it comes to Marvel on TV. That show freaking NAILED it, as far as I'm concerned.

I humbly agree I just wish they didn't canceled it so soon, but I would also add "X-Men: Evolution", "Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes" & "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" to the list of shows that Marvel actully put some effort into!

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:26 pm

Comicbookfan-V2 wrote:I humbly agree I just wish they didn't canceled it so soon, but I would also add "X-Men: Evolution", "Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes" & "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" to the list of shows that Marvel actully put some effort into!

None of which came or comes close to WB's best efforts.

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