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    If I remember correctly, RDJr's original contract...

    If I remember correctly, RDJr's original contract ended with 3, and they weren't sure if he'd return. That's why 3 provided a viable jumping off point for him.

    I could be wrong but that's what I...
  2. Thread: Fan DC reboot

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    Possibly? I'm very firmly anti-reboot so I dunno...

    Possibly? I'm very firmly anti-reboot so I dunno if I'm the guy to ask. :p I do agree that if you do reboot, you don't half ass it, you do a full on return to square one. In the immortal words of Ron...
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    Which is why I think reboots don't fix things. ...

    Which is why I think reboots don't fix things.

    Doesn't matter what DC says is canon or not, we remember the stories they published the way they published them and that has influenced how we view...
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    Amazed at the positive IM3 talk. But I agree,...

    Amazed at the positive IM3 talk. But I agree, that film wasn't nearly as bad as some folk made it out to be. It's not quite on my list of favorites, but it's close. I always thought the Mandarin...
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    If that's directed at me (I assume?) when I said...

    If that's directed at me (I assume?) when I said "not a rehash of NTT" I didn't mean disbanding the team. I meant exploring the roster as they (hypothetically) stand now and telling new stories, not...
  6. This was the best show I've watched this year....

    This was the best show I've watched this year. And there's been some pretty damn good tv in 2021. Really just fantastic production value across the board; the story was engaging, the animation was...
  7. Thread: Wheel of Time

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    The effects definitely aren't up to ILM standards...

    The effects definitely aren't up to ILM standards (who is?), but they're better than I feared they'd be. I think the practical costuming looks quite good but you can clearly see when the trollocs are...
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    Tell that to Chicago, Washington DC, San Fran.......

    Tell that to Chicago, Washington DC, San Fran....

    If you take a macro-view of history, then yes there is less crime, less disease, less hunger, less war, etc., today than there was a century ago,...
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    I wouldn't reboot. They never actually fix...

    I wouldn't reboot. They never actually fix things, they just make stuff more convoluted and create new problems.

    Right now we have a vague "everything counts" non-continuity so everything is on...
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    What comics are you reading? I only pull a few...

    What comics are you reading? I only pull a few street level titles but I'm racking my memory and all I'm coming up with for villains are organized crime bosses, some of whom are mobsters but many of...
  11. Not reading all these pages, but.... I don't...

    Not reading all these pages, but....

    I don't know if villains as a whole are getting written as anti-heroes, or if villains are just getting more development.

    Everyone always mentions Harley...
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    They dealt with this stuff just a few months ago...

    They dealt with this stuff just a few months ago with F&tWS and the white collar root problem (politicians) was directly addressed. Sam and Bucky didn't beat those guys up, but Cap and Buck attacked...
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    After dealing with Chitari and Thanos, run of the...

    After dealing with Chitari and Thanos, run of the mill dealers aren't gonna feel like a legit threat to Clint, no. Not physically. But that's not the only way to write a threat.

    Ever hear that...
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    For $15 it's a steal. The main campaign is worth...

    For $15 it's a steal. The main campaign is worth that at a minimum.

    Spidey looks good. Traversal seems better than I feared. Combat looks as good as expected.
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    Ah, right y'are! Got my wires crossed for a...

    Ah, right y'are! Got my wires crossed for a second and forgot when Ashoka is set. Thanks for the correction guys!
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    Agreed. I myself pull from Maggin in this....

    Agreed.

    I myself pull from Maggin in this. Clark and Superman are very different sides of the same coin, virtually two different people.

    Not sure who said it, but someone once described the...
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    Arguably there's no better time to dig into such...

    Arguably there's no better time to dig into such topics.

    On the DC forums we were talking about JSA solo movies and I maintain that right now, with the opioid epidemic and legalized weed and the...
  18. That's what I've been saying. I definitely think...

    That's what I've been saying. I definitely think Clark overall (not strictly combat, but just general hero-ing) is a step above the rest, both on the page and metatextually, but any one of them...
  19. Poll: Maybe. Don't take my statements here to be an...

    Maybe.

    Don't take my statements here to be an insult towards Ted. The Starman franchise is one of my favorites in DC, and the Starmen and Women not getting a bigger due is a source of constant...
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    Is that official or just rumor? I thought it was...

    Is that official or just rumor? I thought it was rumor? Massoud looks great as a potential Ezra, but....Ashoka takes place like, thirty-forty years after Rebels right? Massoud looks a little young to...
  21. Thread: Wheel of Time

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    I think they might do a version of the novel's...

    I think they might do a version of the novel's prologue *after* audiences learn who the Dragon Reborn is. A sort of "now you know who, here's the what" kind of thing.

    And one more point about the...
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    Because I don't want every story to be about the...

    Because I don't want every story to be about the end of the world as we know it? Because when the stakes are always set at "end of civilization" then the scope and stakes of that feel flat and...
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    There is indeed a lull in the novels but it's not...

    There is indeed a lull in the novels but it's not that bad. Book 1 is rough around the edges but no worse than any story getting off the ground, and the series improves in both quality and narrative...
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    Yeah, exactly. Friggin *Ant-Man* is jumping...

    Yeah, exactly. Friggin *Ant-Man* is jumping through realities and timelines....and he's the "small scale" guy?

    Hawkeye looks pretty down to earth, which is great, but when was the last time a MCU...
  25. Poll: Voted for Hourman. I think a Vertigo-esque noir...

    Voted for Hourman. I think a Vertigo-esque noir film about addiction and loss could make for one of the most compelling genre films to date. Sort of like Sandman Mystery Theater, but covering topics...
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