Yeah, Whedon getting kicked off of Wonder Woman pissed me off. I think he would have made an awsome movie.
As for the Flash, they have a director, so I expect it getting made in a few years time. Unfortunatly the guy directing it also helmed the Pink Panther remake and Night at the Museum, so god help us all...
BTW MJ, Finally someone else appreciates the hillarity of Mystery Men. I'm not a Ben Stiller fan, but his supporting cast carry him to something tolorable.
"Lance Hunt is Captain Amazing." "Oh don't start that again! Lance Hunt wears glasses, Captain Amazing doesn't wear glasses!" "He takes them off and he transforms!" "That doesn't make any sense! He wouldn't be able to see!"
I didn't think anyone else liked this movie either. It got bad reviews(though I still think it's miles better then most comedy's) though really don't know why. I loved Tom Waits in it also as Dr. A. Heller.
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Since MJ did his comic superhero list, I'm going to throw mine up.
The Big Three
Superman and the Mole Men ** 1/2 Superman *** Superman II *** 1/2 Superman III *** Superman IV: The Quest for Peace ** Superman Returns ***
(I have seen the Richard Donner cut of II, but I found the edit a bit too jumpy. I can't consider it anything more than a foundation for a better film, so I'm going to leave it off the list. Though if it were the finished film, it would probably be a perfect ****, excluding the idiotic time travel ending of course)
Batman (1966) *** Batman (1989) *** Batman Returns * 1/2 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm *** 1/2 Batman Forever *** Batman & Robin ** Batman Begins ****
Batman DTV: Subzero *** Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker **** Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman *** The Batman vs. Dracula ** 1/2
(the fact that the DTV is usually better than the theatrical fare is pretty sad, but Bruce Timm's Batman universe just kicks so much ass)
The Punisher (1989) * 1/2 Blade ** 1/2 X-Men **** Blade II *** Daredevil (theatrical and director's cut, though I reccomend the director's cut) **** X2 *** 1/2 Hulk ** The Punisher (2004) *** 1/2 The Punisher (2004 Extended Cut) ** 1/2 Blade: Trinity **** Elektra ** 1/2 Fantastic Four *** X-Men: The Last Stand *** 1/2 Ghost Rider * 1/2 Steel ** Catwoman * 1/2 Constantine *** The Mask **** Son of the Mask * Mystery Men *** 1/2 Hellboy *** Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles *** Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze *** Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III *** TMNT *** Men in Black **** Men in Black II *** Spawn ** 1/2 Conan the Barbarian ** Conan the Destroyer * 1/2 Red Sonja ** The Crow ***
That's all just off the tip of my head. There may be more.
Speaking of Hellboy, he's getting his sequel next year.
However, I will say the only real reason I liked Hellboy as much as I did was because of Hellboy himself. He is such a unique and cool character that I was blown away by him and him alone. The story really didn't do anything for me in the original film, same for the Sword of Storms animated feature.
However I'll still follow the series as long as Ron Perlman is Hellboy. Perlman is the shiznit.
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In June 2006, Warner Bros. writer and producer Stan Berkowitz said in an interview at The World's Finest website (which was pulled, but the interview found its way to message boards across the internet) he was "writing a direct-to-video animated adaptation of (the) New Frontier epic. It will be feature length, rated PG-13 and Bruce Timm will be the executive producer. So far, it's been nothing but fun... a chance for me to revisit my youth and the Starro era." DC Comics finally confirmed the film at the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con . Paul Levitz stated that Mr. Cooke would be part of the art team for the movie. 
Ain't It Cool News reported that Bones star David Boreanaz would be playing Hal Jordan, and Suddenly Susan actress Brooke Shields would be supplying the voice for Jordan's love interest, Carol Ferris. 
Post by Don Quixote on May 6, 2007 23:26:15 GMT -5
Say what you want about him, he gave DC a new fanbase, and was the primary reason I became interested in DC comics as a kid. Although, I happen to be a much bigger Marvel fan (which is kinda odd, because Marvel did really suck when I was really huge into just Marvel comics, right before they went bankrupt.). But I have to say that thanks to Bruce, DC has gotten a great deal of my money. And he was the primary reason I got into checking out the old JLI comics I love so very very much.
Post by Hugh Beaumont on May 7, 2007 17:58:27 GMT -5
Honestly, I consider Batman: The Animated Series to be more "official" than any other format, be it the comics or the movies or whatever. I just adore the cartoon so much. Superman: TAS was also decent, but Justice League is just incredible.
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