Hey, everyone! It’s been way too long since our last Hero Chat, but that’s mainly my fault since I’ve been traveling around the world, covering film festivals, writing about Oscars and other stuff. Hopefully it was worth the wait and though we don’t have as many topics as in past episodes, we have had some doozy of news, particularly about the summer of 2012.
But first, here’s my lovely and talented co-host for Hero Chat, Mr. Spencer Perry!
And we’re back! We took a longer than expected hiatus but I feel like that break allowed us to get reenergized for this episode. I might say it eveytime but I feel like this was my favorite Hero Chat that we’ve done so far, and YES we’re still trying to workout how to do this as a real podcast so you can listen to our beautiful voices and go for a walk. Back to you, Ed!
This week’s guest is no stranger to readers of our sites, because Max Evry has been contributing to the site for many, many years. Here’s his bio:
“Max Evry is an intrepid freelance movie journo who currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. He is a daily contributor to MTV NextMovie and Film.com, as well as occasional pieces for ComingSoon.net, Moviefone, and BlackFilm, where his whiteness is only accentuated. He has a degree in Film and TV Production from Boston University, and is also an occasional graphic designer. You can view his art HERE.”
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TOPIC #1 – THE AVENGERS 2 vs. JUSTICE LEAGUE
It’s been a few months since we’ve done one of these and since then there’s been a lot of huge comic book movie news, particularly for 2015. In that year alone, we’re going to have Avengers 2, Justice League and FINALLY Ant-Man, but not before we get another Star Wars movie, which is sort of comic book related. Do you guys think it’s a good idea that so many big movies are released in one summer and especially that Warner would try to finally get the JLA movie out the same year as Avengers and Star Wars?
One of them will give and take the year delay, guaranteed. More than likely I’d be surprised to see Star Wars in 2015.
That news did kind of shock me… can they really get a long-awaited Star Wars movie out in less than three years?
That’s another thing… we know what Avengers 2 will be (mostly) since it’s Joss directing mostly the same cast. JLA, we know NOTHING. Star Wars could also be anything.
It can’t just be the same beats “We’re no team, we’re so dysfunctional *beat* Hey, we’re a TEAM! Hooray!”
They’ll add new members I’m sure and I think the comics are giving HUGE hints to whom they may be.
Sure, except that none of the members of the Justice League will have been introduced except maybe Henry Cavill’s Superman.
I would personally like to see Guy Gardner instead of boring ol’ Hal Jordan, although if they wanted to give poor Ryan Reynolds another shot I wouldn’t be opposed. That atrocity was NOT his fault.
Sure, or John Stewart. Warner Bros. definitely has the biggest road ahead of them I think. Presumably they already have a script though. I still don’t know who to blame for Green Lantern. I liked both of Martin Campbell’s previous movies.
If all three of these movies make it out in 2015 then one of them will probably do significantly less business than the others, my guess is JLA.
Sure, that would make the most sense, but would it make enough to warrant spinning off heroes? And how much are they going to spend to make it?
Me too, depending on how burnt out Joss is. I can very easily see Marvel fatigue setting in by ’15.
Their brilliant Marvel plan of consistency could backfire, especially if some of the films leading up to A2 are duds.
Exactly! What do you think of Wachowskis on JLA? As a hypothetical?
I expect nothing BUT out there from them.
Me too. Nolan = boring
I only know of what they’re doing with Assemble through Previews.
I keep hearing The Vision too… I know nothing, nada, zip about him. Who he be?
I’m trying, it’s hard to keep up with the Marvel Universe! I’d have better luck memorozing the FBI most-wanted lists.
Well there are only ten on the most wanted list. You don’t think the Coulson as Vision mess will come to fruition do you?
I think it will.
Although Joss might not do it just ’cause it’s expected.
In his defense, they DID mention life model decoys in the movie
Y’know I’m not sure. I thought I heard that IM3 fulfilled his 5 picture deal.
I don’t think that counted. I think it was only a four-picture deal — Three Iron Mans and Avengers.
In the next part, we talk about the Kickstarter for David Fincher’s animated movie based on Eric Powell’s The Goon.