Entertainment Warner Bros and DC Comics brace for bomb ?

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  1. chapped

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    Warner Bros and DC Comics may be preparing to rethink their superhero film release strategy after the forthcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was met with a muted reception in internal screenings, reports say.

    The film sees Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent go toe to toe in a grand clash of heroic ideologies. It also features Wonder Woman, Aquaman and The Flash to pave the way for further superhero capers from the DC universe.

    However, according to Drew McWeeny at HitFix, early viewings haven't been received as positively as the studio hoped. If the film does not turn out to be a smash, it could affect Warner Bros superhero release schedule, with next year's planned Justice League: Part One being hit in favour of a solo Batman film.

    "My guess is what's going to happen based on what I'm hearing… is Justice League is going to get moved back and that Ben Affleck Batman movie, that's what's going to end up in that spot," McWeeny said.

    He continued: "My guess is they're going to throw whatever money it takes at Ben Affleck to make that Batman film happen sooner rather than later. They're going to need to rebuild again, they're going to need to win people over, [and] they're going to need to lay some different groundwork. I don't think this is going to be the springboard into the Justice League that they wanted it to be.

    According to those who have seen Dawn of Justice, the two standouts of the film are Affleck as Batman and Jesse Eisenberg, who is "great" as Lex Luthor, McWeeny says.

    "There aren't any specifics revealed," he adds, "but it sounds like the studio may not be entirely happy with what's on film."
     
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    I like that even when Marvel is barely trying - obscure character, low budget - Deadpool still breaks all kinda records.

    Meanwhile, DC seems desperate to please. Hey kids, here's a movie with Batman! AND Superman! AND Wonder Woman!! Maybe even Aquaman! And the Flash! And, and... they all fight!! #PleaseClap.
     
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    Just watch this instead:

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    If DC and Marvel for that matter would stop rewritting history every time they come out with a movie maybe they would be good. I have been reading comics since i was a kid but i won't see these superhero movies because they do not follow the actual comic book history of the character. These characters have decades of stories and history yet the movie studios insist on rewritting what is already there.
     
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    Deadpool isn't actually a true Marvel movie in that it's not made by them. It's a Fox movie based on Marvel characters since they have the rights to the X-Men and related characters along with The Fantastic Four.
     
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    IMO, Superman is not really a viable superhero model anymore. And they're going to ruin Batman by association in this one. Dumb.
     
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    Agreed. Unless the film is a panel for panel recreation of a 1960's Era comic I have zero interest in it.

    Hopefully in the next Thor film he is played by a frog the entire time or else I refuse to watch it!
     
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    I agree. To many reboots, even in the same franchises, just silly.
     
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    "Hmmm, let's think about this for a minute. Superman fights Batfleck. Superman. Hmmmm. OMG What have we done!!!!"

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    no, I know. You're right. Still, it's advertised with the Marvel label.
     
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    Hey Xavier

    Don't mean to hijack... Tacos El Gordo...
    #17 -places to eat in US. Top shelf baby!
     
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    I still haven't seen a superhero movie that I liked.

    Maybe I'll like the 'Deadpool' since that seems like more of an anti-hero movie.
     
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    Yes but the Fox movies have been mostly better than the Marvel movies. Look at how Quicksilver was done in the last X-Men movie versus that lame piece a shit in Avengers 2
     
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    A lot of the superhero movies have been bad I would say deadpool was an improvement thanks to the R rating
     
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    Me not wanna believe these assholes.....

    This movie HAS to be good......right?
    Please god, let this be bs.
     
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    Which one?

    The one in San Diego?
     
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