DCEU Era |OT2| Thundercrack!

Erza won

  • Yes

    Votes: 10 27.8%
  • Oh hell yes

    Votes: 26 72.2%

  • Total voters
    36

Lashley

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Oct 25, 2017
25,306
And we don't have a time frame for S2 yet so they could easily shelve the service and put S2 on something else like HBO. The schedule that they put out last year ends at Harley Quinn in Dec. I thought we might see an updated schedule at SDCC but that's not happening now.

It's a rumor for now.
Confirmed now
 

MHWilliams

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Oct 25, 2017
5,536
As I said before, DCU doesn't make a ton of sense by itself if you're about to do WarnerMedia streaming.

But Swamp Thing feels like something else. You cut the show's episode count, then cancel it a week out from launch? There's something else there. Maybe cost overruns? I know they had a special set for it.
 

Rvaan

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Oct 25, 2017
11,450
As I said before, DCU doesn't make a ton of sense by itself if you're about to do WarnerMedia streaming.

But Swamp Thing feels like something else. You cut the show's episode count, then cancel it a week out from launch? There's something else there. Maybe cost overruns? I know they had a special set for it.
It might be a result of the merger. The WarnerMedia development team got a new leader. Maybe he looked at their current slate of streaming services and decided to fold DCU in sooner than his predecessor did.
 

Dysun

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Oct 25, 2017
1,881
Miami
The episode order being cut and the ending being rewritten definitely didn't bode well. Sad to see it get cut off already before it has even aired its 2nd episode
 

Rvaan

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Oct 25, 2017
11,450
Like every other initiative, DC Universe is being reevaluated following the completion of AT&T acquisition of Time Warner as WarnerMedia has put an emphasis on the launch of a new streaming platform. There have been questions how DC Universe fits into those plans.
 

Rvaan

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Oct 25, 2017
11,450
That's a short article. Lol.
It’s pretty obvious that ATT is evaluating DCU like every other facet of WB that they’ve been renovating. I’m sure DCU will stay tho, they won’t miss out on that MU money.
Yep. ATT is looking over WB to see what can be changed. I wouldn't be shocked if they spun the shows into the WarnerMedia service and left DCU as just a comic reader platform.
 

Dierce

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Oct 27, 2017
1,388
You guys told me that the DCU was doing just fine



I can now see WB canceling every show on DCU that isn't Titans and then moving it to the WB streaming app.
 

Sweeney Swift

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Oct 25, 2017
10,875
Would you it rather have a quarter of it’s budget and put it on the CW?
The CW portion is the only near-negative there. I'm a horror fan; I don't need to be convinced good stuff is capable of being made for significantly less than a hundred million dollars or even just half of that, I'm aware of a long long lonnnnnng history of exactly that
 

MHWilliams

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Oct 25, 2017
5,536
You guys told me that the DCU was doing just fine



I can now see WB canceling every show on DCU that isn't Titans and then moving it to the WB streaming app.
The other shows should be cheaper, as Swamp Thing has specific requirements. (Like that special water tank.)

But again, I'm pretty sure DCU's subscriber base is not large enough to support the operating costs of those shows.
 

Rvaan

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Oct 25, 2017
11,450
So the original rumor of why Swamp Thing had episodes cut was true. They were over budget technically. The budget just ended up being about 30m lower than they planned for. Bit of a problem.
 

Sub Boss

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Nov 14, 2017
9,916
No. It was already cancelled because they can't afford the show on that service because it was originally greenlit with a budget that had a massive clerical error factored into it.
, well i just learned about the show last week with the premiere :P everybody was talking about how the thing looked
 

Ashhong

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Oct 26, 2017
4,628
No comic Con??????? Just a week ago or so we were all saying how they could have so much to show and talk about this year. Man that's disappointing.
 

Vinimaw

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Oct 28, 2017
469
Make it available in france and i'm in. But I doubt it, HBO shows are already delt with other services in france.
 

ZattMurdock

The Fallen
Oct 26, 2017
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Earth 616

Has anyone talked about this? I hope it happens, I feel like Abrams would be an excellent choice to spearhead a shared DC Universe.

Not if WB doesn't pick up his contract.

 

Donald Draper

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Feb 2, 2019
192
I don't agree. He's very good at shooting suspenseful scenes and big budget action... He studied under Speilberg. He's a pretty good story teller as well. He seems like he's an ideas guy who likes to start stories or interesting franchises... Perfect for what the DCEU needs right now IMO.
He is a very poor man's Spielberg with none of the touch.

He knows how to mimic poorly.

There is nothing inherently interesting or unique about his films.

I get that some people want that kind of bland inoffensive film making but its not for me at all. I feel like I've seen his films before I ever watch them.
 

BadAss2961

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Oct 25, 2017
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Abrahams is bland and mediocre.
There is nothing inherently interesting or unique about his films.

I get that some people want that kind of bland inoffensive film making but its not for me at all. I feel like I've seen his films before I ever watch them.
Feel the same way.

His kind is exactly what works these days though. Make a safe film, get a good RT percentage, profit. The movie is forgettable, but fanboys are validated by the success.
 

BlackGoku03

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Oct 25, 2017
2,409
He is a very poor man's Spielberg with none of the touch.

He knows how to mimic poorly.

There is nothing inherently interesting or unique about his films.

I get that some people want that kind of bland inoffensive film making but its not for me at all. I feel like I've seen his films before I ever watch them.
I can understand that viewpoint... But I think he understands characters and how to work them in an interesting and coherent story. Not saying he's particularly great at it but casual movie goers and critics tend to like his stuff.

I think he would know how to play to the strengths of Superman or Green Lantern.