Joined December 31st, 2009
@shuabert I would guess it's because Marvel just doesn't feel like it needs them any more. Early on, their movies were a bit of a hard sell, so they had to sell the audience harder on Iron Man and Captain America and Avengers, so they had to make all their marketing more appealing. Now all it takes is to slap "Marvel" on the title and it sells like crazy. I'm not complaining about that, but I bet that's exactly why they no longer have to try so hard with the posters. Although I will admit the Guardians of the Galaxy poster with the "You're Welcome" heading was pretty ingenious.
It's a win-win situation for Sony: they would still get a large chunk of the profit without having to put forth effort in terms of story or filmmaking, and they know they would have guaranteed success with Marvel at the helm. What's to loose? If I called the shots, it would be a no-brainer for me.
I'm not entirely sure this is a bad idea. Remember how meta 22 Jump Street was about being a sequel? Imagine how they could joke about third movies in the series getting ridiculous and overblown. Remember how Baywatch (crime show in the 70's) went supernatural after a couple of seasons? 23 Jump Street could parody that by crossing over with MIB. I wouldn't be surprised if Phil Lord and Chris Miller came up with this idea in the first place.
Most of the problems with "Star Trek Into Darkness" I think came from the writing (Lindeloff, I'm looking at you). This movie had actual good writers (writers of Toy Story 3 and Empire Strikes Back) attached and a director who's actually grown up a fan of the Star Wars movies (he did Star Trek because he never knew he would be able to make Star Wars and only became an obligatory fan of Star Trek when he got the directing job). I don't see anything to indicate this won't deliver and I'm so excited!!!
If Keanu did it, he would pretty much be reprising his Constantine role.
Almost a whole year for post-production...and fans are complaining this movie didn't have enough time?!
@artkid04 I agree those are funny, but there's more than one kind of "funny" and I think the Bridesmades/Heat style is totally wrong for this kind of movie. I wish Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the guys behind 21/22 Jump Street and LEGO Movie would have done it. I think their sense of humor is the smartest in whittiest in Hollywood right now, and it would have fit Ghostbusters perfectly.
Of all the directions they could have gone, this is the absolute worst direction I can possibly think of for this movie.
Is it really too much to ask for an actual Alien movie? Don't get me wrong, I liked Prometheus, but I get really frustrated when we haven't seen a proper Alien in over 20 years (AVP doesn't count), and seeing a series of movies set in the same universe without the thing that made this universe popular to begin with is just frustrating. Prometheus 2 is fine, but seriously, I really want Alien 5.
I like that idea a lot! Finally make the MOS haters who whined about the damage being caused be quiet!
@ObiWanShinobi But that was only in maybe the first 1/3 of the original. It was meant to ease the viewer into the universe, just introduce two simple characters that transition to a greater conflict.
@undeadslayer4 Of course it being Warner Bros. they'll probably put a lot of extra crap in there and charge $400 (see The Dark Knight set and the Harry Potter Wizards Collection) lol
Some of the best Deadpool comics didn't have any over-the-top violence or R-rated content. The best stuff came from funny, well-written dialogue and nothing else.
@titanictom This has nothing to do with a new Halloween movie.
Gonna wait for all six extended films in one set! It's inevitable.
Somebody fire the PR guy, because this is embarrassing.
He's way too "everyday guy" looking for this role.
Did they release the poster before it was finished?
@Awakenpictures Most ads on websites are based on your Internet history, so....now I know what you've been searching hahaha