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Re: Comic Books on Film

#2 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:33 pm

Well, that's one more film I never want to see

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#3 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:39 pm

Jared Leto is out so that's at least got something going for it.

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#4 Post by bearcuborg » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:21 pm

Well, at the very least, I can't wait to see whatever Scorsese passion project this paycheck will fund...

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Re: Comic Books on Film

#5 Post by solaris72 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:14 pm

WB has at least 4 movies (5 if he's in "THE BATMAN") featuring the Joker in development, and 3 of them are with Jared Leto...
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Re: Comic Books on Film

#6 Post by matrixschmatrix » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:22 pm

My theory is that WB is trying to end the comic book craze by heightening contradictions


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Re: DC Comics on Film

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#9 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:51 pm

Definitely a worthwhile use of arguably our best working actor.

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#10 Post by Werewolf by Night » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:14 pm

Playing The Joker has basically become the closest thing American culture has to playing Hamlet (and as many actors have won an Oscar for one as for the other).

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#11 Post by Mr Sausage » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:49 pm

Werewolf by Night wrote:Playing The Joker has basically become the closest thing American culture has to playing Hamlet (and as many actors have won an Oscar for one as for the other).
What do you mean?

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#12 Post by Werewolf by Night » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:07 pm

I mean so many serious actors (Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, Jared Leto, and now Joaquin Phoenix) have interpreted the role that it’s starting to seem like some kind of ultimate role for a certain kind of actor. I’m not being entirely earnest, I’m riffing on Mark Ruffalo joking about following Edward Norton and Eric Bana in playing The Hulk: “... the way I see it is that Ed has bequeathed this part to me. I look at it as my generation's Hamlet.”

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Re: DC Comics on Film

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#15 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:49 pm

Nothing shocks me anymore. I think The Joker works better with me knowing less about him but who knows.

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#16 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:50 pm

I mean, De Niro was the star of Dirty Grandpa, not sure why a superhero film let alone a prestige one would be shocking

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#17 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:52 pm

Come on dude, even with a myriad of bad choices lately, it's not hard to see why this is notable

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#18 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:58 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:52 pm
Come on dude, even with a myriad of bad choices lately, it's not hard to see why this is notable
My shock comes from De Niro joining what has been a rather routinely mocked project online and I'll concede to being biased because of it. I'd love for it to be good I just don't have any faith.

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#19 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:05 pm

I wasn't trying to play devil's advocate or be discouraging toward Big Ben - De Niro truly will do just about anything thrown his way, his list of credits includes some real gems, of course, but it's lengthy and mostly full of questionable fare. This stands a chance of being one of the best films he's ever been in, which is wild when you think about it.

Surprised to hear this is the film getting mocked online when there are two Jared Leto Joker films and a Suicide Squad sequel on the way!

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#20 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:13 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:05 pm
I wasn't trying to play devil's advocate or be discouraging toward Big Ben - De Niro truly will do just about anything thrown his way, his list of credits includes some real gems, of course, but it's lengthy and mostly full of questionable fare. This stands a chance of being one of the best films he's ever been in, which is wild when you think about it.

Surprised to hear this is the film getting mocked online when there are two Jared Leto Joker films and a Suicide Squad sequel on the way!
I love De Niro to death I'm just very skeptical. I certainly don't think a superhero film is beneath him (Or anyone for that matter.) it's just that with all these inundations with the Joker it feels sort of...like a joke? It will be interesting to see how this film is received here on this forum and with the the more general public.

I'm also guessing I should see The King of Comedy now.

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#21 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:32 pm

I would always recommend doing that.

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#22 Post by zedz » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:54 pm

Perhaps the new secret origin of the Joker is that he's Rupert Pupkin after he fell into a vat of chemicals?

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Re: DC Comics on Film

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#24 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:43 pm

zedz wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:54 pm
Perhaps the new secret origin of the Joker is that he's Rupert Pupkin after he fell into a vat of chemicals?
I hear 80's talk show and I'm thinking more like Morton Downey or Wally George

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Re: DC Comics on Film

#25 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:36 pm

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