25 – DCCU Speculation, Creators, & Business

coverblackSpeculation on the Batman v. Superman synopsis, the creators / movie makers / movers and shakers behind the DC Cinematic Universe, and a primer on licensing.

Answers, insights, and commentary on:

  • BvS Synopsis
  • Aquaman Synopsis
  • Suicide Squad Set Photos
  • Batmobile
  • Warner Bros Executive Structure
  • Greg Silverman THR Interview
  • Patty Jenkins, James Wan, David Ayer, etc.
  • Licensing Basics
  • Warner Bros Track Record
  • THR Executive Roundtable Excerpts

…and more!

What Does America Stand For? | Time
Batmobile Weapons & Details | Collider
Batmobile Pictures | Collider
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice – Costumes | Collider
Greg Silverman Interview | The Hollywood Reporter
James Wan on how Furious 7 is like Snow White | Vulture
What is Licensing? | Licensing Expo
How Do We Measure An Audience? | Filmmaker IQ
Film Studio Heads: Executive Roundtable | The Hollywood Reporter

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Rambling: How It Could Have Ended

I enjoy How It Should Have Ended. Based on the prominence of Superman (and Batman) at the Super Café, I think their affection for Superman is obvious and I generally take their offerings in the spirit in which I think they were intended: superficial lighthearted jabs at plotting meant to raise an eyebrow and chuckle. HISHE isn’t a serious indictment of or malicious bitterness towards the films (they do take a few more pot-shots at Man of Steel in later clips, but nothing too vitriolic).

I think they tend to humorously raise the questions the general audience might, under the short window of their production schedule (this video was originally published a little over a month after the premiere), but often those questions can be answered by those more invested in the work than general audiences. For example, the issue of the eagles with The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King.

They’re under time pressure to try to find a more seemingly rational course of action (and ending) while hoping that it’s received as funny. Their aim isn’t to test any film’s staunchest apologists. By the same token, the following isn’t meant to impinge on their intelligence, attack their efforts, or criticize their creation (never meant to do much more than make you chuckle) however it does address the questions raised by How It Should Have Ended.

The video basically raises these questions:

  1. Why didn’t Jor-El copy Lara’s consciousness too?
  2. Why didn’t Clark consult with Jor-El in response to Zod’s ultimatum?
  3. Why did Zod give Earth 24 hours to respond?
  4. Why didn’t Superman blitz the Black Zero with his vessel?
  5. Why didn’t Superman just do what everyone was expecting?

The biggest flaw in raising these questions is assuming too much about what characters know or don’t know.  If we don’t make the same assumptions, let’s see how things could have ended!

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24 – Jor-El’s Hologram – So Many Questions

coverblackContinuing our commentary from the polar bear to just before the reveal of the suit.

Answers, insights, and commentary on:

  • Why a polar bear in a Superman film is funny
  • How the Scout Ship speaks English
  • How is a self-healing ship traditional to Superman?
  • Why didn’t Jor-El tell Kal about the Codex?
  • Criticisms about Jor-El’s first meeting with Kal-El
  • How Jor-El knows the adult before him is Kal-El
  • How Jor-El knows to trust Lois Lane
  • Why a hologram of Lara wasn’t made
  • Why Jor-El wouldn’t have ended it by asking Kal to blitz the Black Zero
  • Why meeting Jor-El was so stoic
  • Why Jor-El emphasizes Krypton’s environment as harsher
  • What Fermi Paradox reconciliations are in Man of Steel?
  • How does Man of Steel comment on Plato?

…and more!

The World’s Highest Ranking Alien Believer | Motherboard
“An Evening With Kevin Smith” on Superman Reborn
Brief Production History for Superman Lives | Superman Wikia
The Death of “Superman Lives”; What Happened? | TDOSLWH.com
The Polar Bear Shot Was Meant To Be In Studio | Empire
Sentient v. Sapient | Judge John Hodgman
aka DAN: Korean Adoption Documentary
The Fermi Paradox II — Solutions and Ideas | Kurz Gesagt
FXGuideTV – Episode 174
Fr. Robert Barron on Man of Steel
Man of Steel Community on Facebook | founded by Warner Brown (via Eric)

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