Nobody expected that to be a billion dollar movie anywhere from pitch to release.
I don't really understand this sentiment. DC is just the publisher of the source material, they aren't a studio like Marvel Studios. And this isn't connected to any of the DCEU stuff or even the brand in any meaningful way. This is just another WB movie.
I given a lot of thought about this, Dumbo just didn't have the pop culture cache to warrant a live action movie. Going forward I bet you will see them be a lot more picky on which ones they do .
Most of the complaints were that it was a carbon copy almost shot for shot remake of the original cartoon, albeit with dead behind the eyes cgi animals.
There's a reason Lady and the Tramp is on Disney+ and not going to theaters.
I feel like we said that about Disney after they made Pete’s Dragon and Alice 2, but then they went and made Dumbo...so I don’t know. I’d rather them focus their efforts elsewhere and really don’t understand how a big(ger) budget Tim Burton remake of a movie with a silent flying elephant gets green lit these days.
Have Tim Burton is old hollywood, he had a few hits in a past so he can always find big budget work if he wants it. Dumbo was probably too far long for them to stop.I feel like we said that about Disney after they made Pete’s Dragon and Alice 2, but then they went and made Dumbo...so I don’t know. I’d rather them focus their efforts elsewhere and really don’t understand how a big(ger) budget Tim Burton remake of a movie with a silent flying elephant gets green lit these days.
You're absolutely right. He's set to do Beetlejuice 2 now, which will most likely bomb because it's a franchise stuck in the 80s/90s era of film. Kids aren't going to want to see a horror comedy that's not really funny and isn't scary at all...yet here we are.
I haven't seen Dumbo, but I imagine it's extremely on-brand for Tim Burton. You kinda know what to expect with him. He's incapable of shooting anything else.
Beetlejuice is a property with enough nostalgia that I can see it doing alright.
It's really a relic of a pass, you don't see that much anymore. Josh Trank had a big hit but he fucked up with Fant4stic, 20 ago Chronicle would have set him up for life.
It's interesting how for example the Rock is trying to control the narrative though:Hollywood makes stupid decisions all the time. Not to always bring things back to deadpool, but that movie never even should have happened. And it ended up being crazy ROI for the budget. And then you have the lone Ranger movie with Depp in white face, which is like uhhh okay? Because to execs ANY known property even if forgotten for literally decades with absolutely zero media has more value than something new
True. Seems harder these days though with social media. Landis isn't getting any work these days when just a few years ago he was seen as a big up-and-coming player.
But it's on the thread title.
But where's the balance then? Folks complain when the remakes are carbon copies, and folks complain when they change too much and it's not the same movie.
I was just watching Hercules last night on Freeform and man Beyonce seems like she would be perfect lead Muse. I'd also accept Jennifer Hudson or Janelle Monae.
No joke, Jennifer Hudson was the first person I thought of. How about this Beyonce, jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, and Lizzo?
The muses were always the best part anyways lol then they can do Disney presents The Muses movie as a spin-off.
Cast Lady Gaga as Meg, I mean why not. lol