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Like I said before, it seems like they are going a different route with this one. He isn't just in a field trip when a radioactive spider bit him, seems like his parents might be involved in one way or the other. I just think it's perfectly fine if the new origins is completely different from the first origins. Him getting his powers or how he obtains it might have some significance with the story later on. I say we just wait to see the film and decide then if it was a good idea or not.

I still don't think it's necessary to waste screen time to show him get bit by a spider (radioactive or whatever) and slowly learn to use his powers, make a costume, so on. If they want to start after a (very) quick recap of that, then have you learn his parents are somehow tied to it all, that's fine. Just don't make me sit through all the rest again. Let's hit the ground running with him full on Spider-Man.
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surprisingly after thinking a bit it turns out i agree with you. no need to do the exact same film with same characters. a different origin story might be kinda fun

but there are so many superheros out there i am surprised they are redoing spiderman. i guess spiderman is a lot more popular and well known and possibly more money making than some other random superhero like aquaman or flash or summit
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Flash made well would make a lot of money but undeniably, his costume might not translate well on-screen ala Green Lantern.
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surprisingly after thinking a bit it turns out i agree with you. no need to do the exact same film with same characters. a different origin story might be kinda fun

but there are so many superheros out there i am surprised they are redoing spiderman. i guess spiderman is a lot more popular and well known and possibly more money making than some other random superhero like aquaman or flash or summit

I brought up the analogy of the next Superman film coming out, earlier in this thread. Do you really want to see Krypton blow up again and the Kent's find the alien baby? It's not needed, reboot or not. The public already knows this stuff. It becomes lazy storytelling at a point.
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Flash made well would make a lot of money but undeniably, his costume might not translate well on-screen ala Green Lantern.

The only problem with GL's costume in the recent film was the poor CGI. If they had done a better job with that it would have looked good. The design was solid enough.
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The only problem with GL's costume in the recent film was the poor CGI. If they had done a better job with that it would have looked good. The design was solid enough.

I agree. The design itself wasn't that offensive. However, I cannot say the same about the end result.

Another obstacle towards making a Flash movie would be finding a decent villain IMO.
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but there are so many superheros out there i am surprised they are redoing spiderman. i guess spiderman is a lot more popular and well known and possibly more money making than some other random superhero like aquaman or flash or summit

It's really as simple as this, SpiderMan is as popular as Batman, Superman, Hulk and Avengers. And Sony has to make one every 5 years iirc or else the rights goes back to Marvel and with Sony Picture struggling badly (they had to sell merchandising rights to ironically enough, Disney, who own Marvel) they can't afford such a cash cow as the SpiderMan franchise. It also helps to cast new people because it saves them a lot of money. Maguire was slated to make upwards of $20mil on the 4th film, not to mention Dunst and the director making upwards of $10mil as well. Garfield is only getting half a mil to do this film.


Sticking to Sony Pictures, they really only own SpdierMan and Ghost Rider (they lost the rights to Punisher already) and god knows they can't make a decent GhostRider film with Nic Cage to save their life. So really, this SpiderMan franchise is the only one they can make a profit from.
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I agree. The design itself wasn't that offensive. However, I cannot say the same about the end result.
Another obstacle towards making a Flash movie would be finding a decent villain IMO.

GL had another huge problem, the villain. They did Parallax no justice and he was just horribly done.

As for the Flash villains, there are plenty to choose from. Capt. Boomerang, Capt. Cold, Trickster, Weather Wizard, Heat Wave, Mirror Master, Abra Kadabra, The Top and Prof. Zoom as all possible. I'd like to see Grodd but I don't know if they can pull that off. I think Prof Zoom is a good origins villain and maybe have a montage of him beating up some of the lesser villains in Central City.
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^nerd
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What? That is common knowledge. shog[1].gif
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to nerds.

i doubt most people have even heard of grodd
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As for the Flash villains, there are plenty to choose from. Capt. Boomerang, Capt. Cold, Trickster, Weather Wizard, Heat Wave, Mirror Master, Abra Kadabra, The Top and Prof. Zoom as all possible. I'd like to see Grodd but I don't know if they can pull that off. I think Prof Zoom is a good origins villain and maybe have a montage of him beating up some of the lesser villains in Central City.

Honestly, I have a hard time taking these guys seriously aside from Prof Zoom and Capt. Cold. Can you imagine the general public taking to the idea of a villain named Weather Wizard? How about Abra Kadabra? Sounds like the John Carter debacle all over again.

GL has the advantage of having Sinestro for the next movie though, admittedly, one of DC's great villains.
post #388 of 693
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Indesertum, I think you'd be wrong with Grodd. He is the Flash's most famous arch-nemesis.



Neo, that's why I came up with the idea of a montage of the Flash beating these villains to show off his powers. Similar to what they did Capt. America when he was going through each territories.


Sinestro should have been his first villain or someone relatively unknown just to get an origin story out of the way. Similar way that Nolan did with Ra's (I think I said that here before). The general public doesn't really know Ras as well in comparison to the Joker, 2-Face and Bane. Maybe Vandal Savage or Manhunters. A GL vs. Manhunters war would have been nice to see, a non-stop 15-20 minute action sequence like the ending of the Avengers, that would have saved that film. I guess Blake Lively in a Star Sapphire suit would have saved that film too.
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What? That is common knowledge. shog[1].gif

Not really. I only know of Prof Zoom because I bought a reverse Flash t shirt. All the others I have no clue who they are. In the DC Universe, I think Batman has the most recognizable cast of villains.
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I thought the emoticon was enough to imply sarcasm, I guess not. My bad then. lol8[1].gif
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