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DC Entertainment Film Production President Walter Hamada Trying To Figure Out Future Of DCEU

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LOLtron

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Postby LOLtron » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:44 pm

DC Entertainment Film Production President Walter Hamada Trying To Figure Out Future Of DCEU

Some of us carry heavier burdens than others.



Source: Slash Film

Walter Hamada was promoted to President of DC Films last January and he's been trying to make heads or tails of the DC Cinematic Universe ever since. It's no easy feat. There's a flood of rumors coming out of DC regarding the films.

The first being that Ben Affleck will be out as Batman in Matt Reeves' The Batman. In a piece about Geoff Johns stepping down as a DC exec, Deadline wrote:

There is an opportunity for Toby Emmerich [Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group] to really reshuffle the executive deck on the feature side and turn DC into something more formidable than it is right now, even as a James Wan-directed Aquaman is coming and Wonder Woman 2 is in production, with Matt Reeves rebooting Batman for a new standalone franchise, likely with a new actor to play the Caped Crusader after Ben Affleck's stints in Batman v Superman and Justice League.

This lines up with reports that The Batman will revolve around "a young caped crusader," instead of a Bruce Wayne with an enormous phoenix back tattoo.

The rumored current DC main movie slate only contains AquamanShazam!, The Flash, and Wonder Woman 1984. Meanwhile, DC is workshopping the idea of a new label for their stable of films that fall outside of the main DCEU, which would include Joaquin Phoenix's Joker movie.

Hamada has an uphill battle ahead of him if he wants the DCEU to compete with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.



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Draco x

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Postby Draco x » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:29 am

So in other words, DC's movies are still in a mess for the most part as they still have no idea how to run their ship.
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Belle-Tain Summer

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Postby Belle-Tain Summer » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:08 am

Well it is good that someone is finally trying to put this together, I suppose, better late than never. First thing they are going to have to do is hit the hard reset button and start with a clean slate. Make whatever movies they currently have in filming the last wave of the Ayn Rand-DCverse, and then start fresh with new stories, directors, writers, and actors. Give it a whole new upbeat style. And buy the rights to Due South and make that part of it.

I just want to see a Due South movie.
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GHERU

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Postby GHERU » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:18 am

I actually had to verify this story because I just assumed that "Walter Hamada" was some sort of play on "Amanda Waller" that I didn't understand.
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jephd

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Postby jephd » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:06 pm

Belle-Tain Summer wrote:Well it is good that someone is finally trying to put this together, I suppose, better late than never. First thing they are going to have to do is hit the hard reset button and start with a clean slate. Make whatever movies they currently have in filming the last wave of the Ayn Rand-DCverse, and then start fresh with new stories, directors, writers, and actors. Give it a whole new upbeat style. And buy the rights to Due South and make that part of it.

I just want to see a Due South movie.

Maybe fox/marvel could reboot Wolverine with Benton and Ray investigating Weapon X.
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achilles

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Postby achilles » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:32 pm

Well, the writers of Cap: Winter Soldier, Civil War, and Infinity War have weighed in on the subject, and surprise, they've said the same thing many of us have been saying since MoSnap came out; set the big characters aside for the moment and make movies with their C and D list characters. They even quoted League's "Save just one person", or as HISHE put it, "Stab just one person----that person". Start with one movie which could be the DCEU's Iron Man was their point.
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Chessack

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Postby Chessack » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:16 am

achilles wrote:Well, the writers of Cap: Winter Soldier, Civil War, and Infinity War have weighed in on the subject, and surprise, they've said the same thing many of us have been saying since MoSnap came out; set the big characters aside for the moment and make movies with their C and D list characters. They even quoted League's "Save just one person", or as HISHE put it, "Stab just one person----that person". Start with one movie which could be the DCEU's Iron Man was their point.


That, and have some sort of plan that is not the functional equivalent of "copy Marvel!"
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achilles

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Postby achilles » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:42 am

Chessack wrote:
That, and have some sort of plan that is not the functional equivalent of "copy Marvel!"


At this point, "copy Marvel" is about the best they can do.
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Herald

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Postby Herald » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:59 pm

achilles wrote:
At this point, "copy Marvel" is about the best they can do.


To be fair, Marvel's films are handling their characters the way DC's pre-DiDio comics handled their characters: As colorful, inspirational heroes you want to cheer for, triumphing over evil. Part of the DCEU's problem is that, by trying NOT to look like they're copying Marvel's films, they're screwing up the DC characters time and again. Except for the Bat-crew, DC characters DO NOT do dark, inside or out.

Frankly, Marvel "read the room", and realized that the usual "Mopey, Miserable Marvel Manner!" wouldn't sell. Current movie viewers are looking for an uplifting diversion to recent real life woes. So Marvel deliberately stole DC's thunder, by giving the audience a DC-esque uplifting portrayal of Marvel heroes.

You know what, though? IT DOESN'T MATTER. The only way these DC movies are going to be quality, highly profitable movies is to portray the DC characters the way they're SUPPOSED to be portrayed, and let the cries of "Marvel copycats!" fall where they may. "ALWAYS BE YOURSELF."
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achilles

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Postby achilles » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:17 pm

Herald wrote:
To be fair, Marvel's films are handling their characters the way DC's pre-DiDio comics handled their characters: As colorful, inspirational heroes you want to cheer for, triumphing over evil. Part of the DCEU's problem is that, by trying NOT to look like they're copying Marvel's films, they're screwing up the DC characters time and again. Except for the Bat-crew, DC characters DO NOT do dark, inside or out.

Frankly, Marvel "read the room", and realized that the usual "Mopey, Miserable Marvel Manner!" wouldn't sell. Current movie viewers are looking for an uplifting diversion to recent real life woes. So Marvel deliberately stole DC's thunder, by giving the audience a DC-esque uplifting portrayal of Marvel heroes.

You know what, though? IT DOESN'T MATTER. The only way these DC movies are going to be quality, highly profitable movies is to portray the DC characters the way they're SUPPOSED to be portrayed, and let the cries of "Marvel copycats!" fall where they may. "ALWAYS BE YOURSELF."


But if Warner Brothers did that, they'd be showing weakness!

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