This DC Comics Film Would Be Bigger Than "Man of Steel"

In Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX  ) pantheon of DC Comics characters, none stand so tall as Superman and Batman. But what about Wonder Woman? The Amazon princess could out-earn Man of Steel if given a real chance by Warner executives, says Fool contributor Tim Beyers in the following video.

The right story would take advantage of the viewing public's fascination not only with Greek mythology but also powerful women. Look at The Hunger Games. Jennifer Lawrence's appeal as bow-wielding heroine Katniss Everdeen earned nearly $700 million at the worldwide box office for Lions Gate (NYSE: LGF  ) . Three sequels are planned, including November's Catching Fire.

Greek myths haven't done as well, but there's clearly an audience to be found. Sam Worthington's portrayal of Perseus in Warner's remake of Clash of the Titans and sequel Wrath of the Titans has earned about $800 million worldwide on a $275 million two-film production budget.

Zack Snyder's 300, based on the Frank Miller-written graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae, earned $465 million for Warner on a much smaller budget: $65 million, according to Box Office Mojo. No one has more experience making profitable historical fantasy films than Warner, Tim says.

Woman Woman could be a great way to exploit this advantage, and doing so will become more important soon. Why? Time Warner plans a spinoff of Time by the end of this year. Earnings from great stories brought the big-screen won't be bogged down by magazine losses.

DC Comics is going to be an increasing source of new characters, Tim says, and none are so enticing or relevant as Wonder Woman. Do you agree? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take, and then leave a comment to let us know how you would use Time Warner's DC characters in film and TV production.

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  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 2:25 PM, Essasin wrote:

    I totally agree. A Wonder Woman movie has HUGE box office potential. Especially if its tied to a Justice LEague movie.

    Currently her comic is HIGHLY rated. Her new Rogues gallery is awsome.

    The movie would have a wider appeal then superman or batman.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 2:55 PM, Tap4321 wrote:

    I couldn't disagree more. I sit right in the middle of the comic movie demographic and Wonder Woman is one of the few that I wouldn't go see. Her comic books always under perform. Her modernized TV show failed to get picked up. And Hunger Games aside, there is far less of a market for an overpowered female lead. You're a fool if you believe this article.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 3:09 PM, killerclown5150 wrote:

    if they do make a wonder woman movie I hope they pick someone that's not just beautiful but has a physique to match woman should have a look of a fitness model.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 3:11 PM, Dee177 wrote:

    Another ridiculous article from Beyers. In the other he was trying to make up think Man of Steel is a flop though it's up past 430 Million and climbing worldwide.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 3:18 PM, M1k3G wrote:

    The problem with the Greek myths is that Hollywood usually takes a story that has stood the test of time, with suspense, violence, sex, gods, and monsters, and turns it on its head. I love the Greek myths, but I cringed when watching the Clash and Wrath of the Titans. The scenes with Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos (the 3 Fates) were disgusting. They were displayed as evil, disgusting, cannibals, which never added anything to the story. The Illiad was a complete mess, which not even Brad Pitt could save. The story of Alexander the Great was another disaster in the telling. The real life story of Alexander was larger than any myth that could have been imagined. One of the most famous stories of the man has him scaling the wall of a city he was attacking single handedly, and jumping into the armed city alone. He fought alone until his companions, shamed by his bravery, were forced to climb the city walls to save him. The stories of how he devised strategies and machines of war, digging under defenses to collapse them, fighting against vastly superior odds and never losing a battle, his evasion of assassination and his revenge on the plotters, make a fascinating story. Or would have if this story had been told. I think Wonder Woman would make an excellent movie, if it has the right balance of mythology, conflict, and adventure. This story needs a fan of comics and mythology with a story to tell. If Hollywood wants to call, I'll be happy to give them an outline :-)

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 3:25 PM, Mega wrote:

    "Woman Woman could be a great way to exploit this advantage, and doing so will become more important soon. Why? Time Warner plans a spinoff of Time by the end of this year. Earnings from great stories brought the big-screen won't be bogged down by magazine losses."

    Nonsense logic.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 3:28 PM, dcsucks wrote:

    Is this article meant to be a joke ????

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 3:29 PM, TMFMileHigh wrote:

    @MegaShort,

    >>Nonsense logic.

    Why? The studio is separating from Time Inc., at which point Warner Bros. profits won't be be commingled with magazine losses.

    Thanks for writing and Foolish best,

    Tim

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  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 3:46 PM, redviper4 wrote:

    Wonderwoman would be a disaster. Hollywood keeps retreading the same old DC stuff because they are scared to think outside the box. You want a set of movies that would rake in the cash, do em in this order. Give us Harley Quinn. Not the old cartoon Harley, suicide squad Harley. Make her go against Nightwing but make it all about Harley. Then, make the Suicide Squad movie with Harley, Deadshot, etc... I am tired of seeing the hero, let's go a little more riddick and give us the anti-heros controlled by and underground government OP. That's a pair of movies that have big box office sequels written all over em. by the way, the justice league movie will also flop, they can't pull off what was done with the avengers.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 3:46 PM, Lenny24 wrote:

    Right direction but she shouldn't be next...

    The question is, was Man of Steel the kickoff to bring the Justice League characters to the Justice League..

    If so, then you have Superman.

    BatMan would need a relaunch, the Batman in the Justice League MUST be Bruce Wayne.

    Green Lantern, wasn't impressed by the movie/story, needs a relaunch.

    This leaves Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aqua Man and the Martian Man Hunter as the original 7.

    Give me an AquaMan movie next... the things they could do with that, the CGI and the scenery.

    Then, the Flash. Then Wonder Woman. Have Green Lantern show up in the next SuperMan movie.

    Relaunch BatMan.

    Tie all of the movies together, ala the Avengers, with a point of view of Martian Man Hunter, in human form, watching the heroes and bringing them together.

    Do some guest appearences in the other movies, Hawk Man/Hawk Girl, the Atom, Black Lightning, Shazam...

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 4:17 PM, Sugoda wrote:

    I haven't kept up with DC in awhile but Wonder Woman was in the boat with several other characters of being too ridiculous if they keep to the comic book character.

    She has a lasso of truth, an invisible plane and her costume is ridiculous looking. DC in general is a harder sell than any of the Marvel superheroes because their origins and stories are so far fetched and unrealistic. It's incredibly hard to relate to.

    At least with Marvel their characters are far more believable. If they changed her story and abilities/items she uses perhaps but still she's never been a character that's well liked or known.

    You can chalk up Aquaman, Martian Man Hunter, Blue Beetle and any of the Hawk people.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 5:29 PM, lisalisa21 wrote:

    To do a Wonder Woman movie well the current story in the books would be the better starting point. You also need to have an actress that is not only beautiful, but also formidable. A woman that can act as well as carry a fight scene that is not only exciting but realistic. There are several woman I would suggest. Gina Carano would be my number one choice. she not only looks the part but her fighting style matches WW perfectly. Most of the others are mma fighters as well. Tecia Torres, Shannon Culpepper, Cassie Crisano and last but not least Julia Budd. Budd has the physic of a superhero already. The other reason these women might work best...they are not well known or jaded/spoiled by Hollywood. Seeing J Alba in the FF movie took a lot of the magic out of it for me...I kept seeing Dark Angel with blonde hair.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 5:34 PM, M1k3G wrote:

    I disagree with a remake of Green Lantern. None of the Hulk movies was ever successful, but the character in the Avengers really stood out. Also, reshooting Batman would move a JC movie back years. I suggest a Wonder Woman movie along the lines of MoS and the latest Batman. That is, re imagine the founding myth for Wonder Woman to make it darker and believable. The give us JC.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 6:26 PM, SuperRon wrote:

    Gonna do a Wonder Woman movie? Pair her up with Green Lantern in the same movie. Gonna redo GL? Throw in Green Arrow or The Flash. I don't think any of them carry a movie by themselves. Maybe a Batman or Superman cameo.

    Wonder Woman can't get past a script. Keep talking about using Greek mythology. The only people going to that movie are the comic-book fanboys (and I count myself as one). The origin backstory with the mythology is good. You make a whole movie out of that, though, and you might as well not waste the time and money.

    I don't think the Hunger Games thing applies to WW. The powerful female only seems to be successful if it's a teenage girl. I'm sure there's a psychological thing going on there, but not sure what it is.

    I hope DC has a surprise in store for this whole effort because if they just throw out a JL movie without at least some of the groundwork that Marvel did, they're going to put out a crappy movie.

    Hey, DC, when working on a script for these movies you might want to consider adding some humor along the way. That would be parts of the movie where the audience actually laughs (and they are supposed to).

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 6:28 PM, excelscior wrote:

    I see now why this company has "Fools" in the title.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 6:46 PM, libra13132002 wrote:

    The only issue I see is which version of her origin do you use. The really gutsy thing would be to go with the original and make her a World War II character and have her come to man's world to fight Nazis. Then, if that worked Zeus could send her to modern times to help the Justice League then she could either stay or go back at the end of the "Justice League" movie (that or Ares could try to kill her but only end up putting her in a trance until modern times). George Perez did a great update in the 80's but it was tied to the cold war. I would worry that a modern retelling would have her going up against terrorists or something like that and we've seen more than enough of that. Maybe one of the gods could turn WWII Wonder Woman into a statue and a modern decedent of Steve Trevor could accidentally revive her in time to join the Justice League. Maybe the Trevor family could be pegged as guardians of her statue form since the final days of the war. Still, easier she could go to man's world, fight Nazis go back to Paradise Island then come back in modern times. I don't know just spit balling. :)

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 7:07 PM, eugst1 wrote:

    Should they make a Wonder Woman movie, my personal choice for the role would be Lynn Collins of the "John Carter" movie. She's extremely attractive, athletic, and acts like she can hold her own against any type of foe.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 7:27 PM, Allend406 wrote:

    This guy is so stupid he sounds like a man of steel hater, never missing a chance to take a shot at it. Just another guy who thinks he knows comic books just because he likes batman.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 7:32 PM, Richard233 wrote:

    I don;t know if they can gt the right story.

    The problem is, the original WW left paradise

    because of the love of a man. Somehow I don't

    think that would be able to get past the PC police.

    The updated character now, for some reason, flies. I've been out of the game too long to really worry about it.

    I do think that if they go old school that

    Melissa McCarthy would do great as Eta Candy,

    but again, getting passed the PC police. *shrug*

    If it made enough money they would shut up

    because they only go after the easy targets.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 7:35 PM, alparkranger wrote:

    Nope. Sorry, not making a political/sexist statement. Do I have to say Catwoman? Electra? Supergirl? Plus, what type of carnage could she inflict?

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 7:45 PM, Mega wrote:

    "Why? The studio is separating from Time Inc., at which point Warner Bros. profits won't be be commingled with magazine losses."

    A dollar of profit is worth a dollar, whether it is commingled with other losses or not.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 8:25 PM, LocalMan22 wrote:

    Wonder Woman, DONE WELL, could be a huge hit, but Warner Bros. has tried to develop Wonder Woman several times without success. It will be hard to make a good production of Diana without being cheesy.

    The other character fans would like to see and who could make a great film is The Flash. After the dark tone of Nolan's Batman series and the recent Man of Steel, WB needs a superhero with some comedy, and Flash can fit the bill. It is too bad Ryan Reynolds already played Green Lantern, because he would have been a much better casting for the Flash, since Flash throws out a lot of wisecracks. Flash could easily be used to set up other heroes for the eventual Justice League film.

    However, the one film I think it would be best for WB to do would be a "World's Finest" movie. (That is the name given to the Superman/Batman team-up.) It would re-introduce Batman into a multi-hero world, and show that as overpowered as Superman may be, he can't do it alone. There would be a great opportunity for a little comedy by how these two characters play off of each other -- kind of a buddy picture kind of tone.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 8:31 PM, Anthonypilone01 wrote:

    I would love a Wonder Woman movie. But in case, if they even so much as follow up on the failing new 52 version, I won't even bother with it.

    Just sayin'.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 8:50 PM, AcuraT wrote:

    You have got to be kidding me, another Wonder Woman fanboy writing on Motley Fool. Here is the problem with this. 1) They tried this on NBC, could not even get past the pilot due to writing issues. 2) Anyone remember when the WB tried to use a second tier super hero - Green Lantern? Bombed out with less than $300 million globally? Try comparing that to the latest Iron Man with over $1 billion globally! 3) DC needs to prove it can be successful with other second tier super heroes besides Superman/Batman such as Aquaman or even a Green Lantern relaunch. If they can do either of those successfully, and make even a more modest $500 million - then it may make sense to do such a movie. Right now, the argument that this is equal to the "Hunger Games" franchise which has a fantastic book following is foolish, plain and simple. I could not disagree more with this writer.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 8:54 PM, maineiacle wrote:

    Perhaps i'm too much of a Marvel guy but I don't think Wonder Woman would be a good sell.

    Boring charecter

    Keep writing comic collumns Tim. Us fanboys need more mainstream room to debate

    Agree or disagree It's always fun to talk comics.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 8:57 PM, maineiacle wrote:

    I agree with Raj (Big Bang)

    Aquaman SUX!!

    He's the Scooter of the DC Universe.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 9:00 PM, maineiacle wrote:

    Unrelated

    Could you tell me how much Tesla is paying The Motley Fool? They run a new article just about everyday pushing the company.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 9:15 PM, GregPrice wrote:

    @ Sugoda, who said: " DC in general is a harder sell than any of the Marvel superheroes because their origins and stories are so far fetched and unrealistic. It's incredibly hard to relate to."

    And Marvel's mutants, super-soldiers, irradiated lab accidents and Norse Gods are easy to relate to?

    It isn't their origins, it's the traditional DC attitude towards superheroes. DC has always been the optimistic, "positive towards supers" universe and Marvel the crapsack cynical one.

    Right now, crapsack cynicism is on the ascent in our culture, as evidenced by the positive reception of Man of Slaughter...excuse me...Man of Steel.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 9:51 PM, ianisl wrote:

    If Warner Brothers wants to make a bundle... they should turn the - KINGDOM COME -Graphic Novel into a Trilogy. They'd be laughing all the way to the bank. Don't bother "rebooting" Green Lantern, just get a different actor and better script, and pretend the 1st movie doesn't exist.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 10:57 PM, stargazer1682 wrote:

    The biggest problem is that few writers ever seem to know what to do with Wonder Woman or can figure out how to find the character's voice; even in the comics. Right now, the "new 52" iteration of Wonder Woman is a bland shell of herself; and incredibly disinteresting.

    And then there's the attempts to modernize her, make her edgy and cool; such as the horrendous pilot that was made by David E. Kelly.

    On top of that is her costume, which is a greater point of contention than Superman's red panties. The contemporary version of her costume looks ridiculous and has no sensible rational - she's a woman brought up by immortal Greek women on an isolated island, but adopts a costume for fighting crime that would better suited for a stripper half way through her act. But on the other hand, any attempts to modify this haven't generally been well received, and in many cases are mediocre at best, as they don't really capture the essence of the character or convey a sense of the iconic look.

    I think the best bet would be a modern adaptation of some of the old school stories, like Diana being initially taken in by Julia Kapatelis, who can understand her when she speaks a derivation of ancient Greek. The through line for that story could be Julia's daughter Vanessa, after bonding with Diana, being kidnapped and turned into the Silver Swan and forced to fight Wonder Woman.

  • Report this Comment On June 30, 2013, at 11:58 PM, Vornado26 wrote:

    NBC should make a Wonder Woman TV show written by David E Kelley and see if that works...........oh wait.

  • Report this Comment On July 01, 2013, at 6:28 AM, Essasin wrote:

    Negative comments about this topic

    However the 2009 animated Wonder Woman film pretty out preformed most other DC animated superhero movies based on batman and superman and was hardly marketed like them.

    I think it ranked number 3.

  • Report this Comment On July 01, 2013, at 11:32 AM, rvdan47at wrote:

    I think a Wonder Woman film is a great ideal and does seem like the logical next step if DC wants to put together a Justice League film. DC's problem isn't that they don't have enough popular characters, the problem is that over the last decade, DC has been dragging their butts when it comes to highlighting characters other than Batman and Superman. Look at how many X-Men cartoons Marvel has produced in the last 10-15 years...look at how many different Avengers cartoons, Iron Man cartoons, and let's not forget how many different Marvel characters who have made cameo's in the countless incarnations of Spidey cartoons. The fact is, Marvel has been feeding us their peripheral characters for so long that none of them are complete strangers to the public once they hit the screen. Also, consider this...who was the target audience of those cartoons a decade ago...I'll spell it out for you...people who are old enough to go out buy tickets today. Now...who has DC showcased in that time frame? Answer: Batman and Superman. Don't get me wrong...DC did give us the cartoons Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, both of which gave us peripheral characters upon which to focus...however, like any DC cartoon that's been on Cartoon Network (and I'm talking about Young Justice, too, which was a great cartoon), the air time is sporadic and inconsistent. I shouldn't have had to search for the Justice League in order to watch it...stick it on TV on Saturday mornings and leave it there so the viewers know when and where to find it...and hey, when you run out of newly produced episodes, show re-runs until the new ones are done. Trust me, true fans of the show will watch re-runs again, especially if they're done right. That's what killed Young Justice...the hiatuses were too long and we never knew when/if it was coming back. Then, Cartoon Network cancelled it along with Green Lantern the Animated Series, which was pretty good, too. So, let's take a tally....how many DC cartoons and shows are on the air right now...a new Batman cartoon (again? sigh!) and Arrow. How many Marvel cartoons and shows are out there...hmmm....Ultimate Spidey, the Avengers cartoon, the new Iron Man cartoon, and the upcoming Shield show on ABC (btw, ABC by way is owned by Disney, as is ESPN, as is Marvel....there's a lot of $$ there). Anyway, my point is that if DC wants to produce a successful JL film, they need to give the other key JL members more visibility. In light of everything I've written, I don't think Wonder Woman will be a tough sell...she's been in the public eye since her TV show in the 70's, she's always been featured in the Justice League cartoons and JL films, her solo animated film did fairly well...so, Wonder Woman is not an unknown that the fans will scratch their heads over...all Wonder Woman needs is a Good script, an actress who can sell it (and I mean the femininity and the kick-butt factor), and a director who can put it together the right way. Here are my choices (yeah, you knew I had some). As far as the script goes, like Batman and Man of Steel...darker and as realistic and grounded as possible. The actress...no contest there...Gina Carano! She's young enough (sorry, I love Lynn Collins but she doesn't look young enough), she's feminine enough, and she can kick butt (and not just on-screen...for real...which will go a long way in selling her fight scenes..she was awesome in Haywire). As far as a director...if you want to tap the whole Greek Mythology thing...I ask, who better than Zack Snyder? We know he can do it, modernize it, and keep it exciting...just watch Man of Steel!!!

    A Wonder Woman film is definitely do-able (and I'm not even talking about the CW's attempt to put "Amazon" on the air)!!! As far as the other members of the JL...Green Lantern could use a reboot...don't cast Ryan Reynolds...he would have been a better Flash. I thought he was miscast as Hal Jordan...however, here's a thought...Chris Pine as GL...think about it. The Flash and Martian Manhunter could cameo in someone else's (like Black Widow in Iron Man 2)...now Aquaman...hmm...just toss him into the JL flick, no one wants to see him in a solo flick...trust me! Anyway...I've rambled enough (and I know it). Go Wonder Woman. Until Next time...

  • Report this Comment On July 01, 2013, at 12:04 PM, letuzsee wrote:

    The problem that DC Comics has had with making their superhero movie franchises was that until recently ( excluding Tim Burton's original run on Batman) they did not find directors who truly liked the comic-book characters that they translated from comics to film. Hollywood loves camp. It doesn't take a decent script ( or a director) if the movie doesnt take it itself even the least bit seriously. And if the result is a profitable film, then all the better for Hollywood's ledgers.So you end up with Joel Schumaker Bat- nipples and Martin Campbell's Green Lantern with toe socks..

    Directors Nolan & Snyder have proven that superhero movies can be great films with great acting & great stories. In Snyder's case, I worry that he will usher in a trend of "ultra-realism" that may force all following superhero movies to become TOO gritty for their own good. SUperheroes arent all like Adam West or like Watchmen. There was actual comedy in Iron Man 3 that wasnt really all that camp. (The Mandarin rethought as a manufactured-for-TV terrorist is actually a cogent statement) And then there's the Avengers...which somehow (as if by luck) found a pitch-perfect tone between humor, theater, and epic.....

    All of the groaning that I read about a possible Wonder Woman movie ( which was actually Joss Whedon's project before he got booted to Avengers. good break for Joss) seem to be coming from fans who just dont seem to like the character to begin with.

    Yes, Princess Diana has a lasso of truth, and an invisible plane ( we have quasi-invisible planes right now... its really not even sci-fi anymore) Thor the God of Thunder has a magic hammer, and the Avengers made $1,000,000,000. ( and Thor made about $300 million by itself) Someone in this forum please read Alex Ross' Wonder Woman Spirit of Truth and tell me that couldnt be a movie. Brian Azzarello's run on the Wonder Woman lore is equally brilliant.

    There are fans out there that love comics and love movies that do their comic-book heroes right. These fans will pay to see these films. There need to be MORE fans BEHIND the cameras who are willing to go that mile to make these great movies out of these great characters that the fans love.

    Anyone out there wants to see Kingdom Come as a feature film? Thats the SUPER superhero epic that the comics fans really want, not just the Justice League.

    Let's keep talking about this on this forum.....

  • Report this Comment On July 01, 2013, at 12:23 PM, Sillman wrote:

    I'm mostly a Marvel fan but I like all superhero movies and I think a Wonder Woman movie would be a great idea if it's done right. You would have to be careful to keep Wonder Woman from being cheesy but you can't make her too dark like The Dark Knight or Man of Steel. That wouldn't work. Stick close to the Greek myth origin and make her more of a warrior and not to much of a sex symbol because that's what killed the NBC pilot along with bad writing. And they should bring out other hero's such as the Flash and Aquaman(who DOES have superpowers thank you!) You would have to if you are going to have tie in's for a Justice Leauge movie in the future.

    It's possible to do a good movie of Wonder Woman, Hell, look at the Hulk, the first was a world class cheese bomb, but the second was a lot better even if it didn't do all that well. It even goes the other way. The first two Spider man movies rocked, the third was rather lame but the new one was HORRIBLE! It destroyed the entire story that made Spider man great. Anyway, good writers and a fast pace would make a great Wonder Woman movie I think.

  • Report this Comment On July 01, 2013, at 7:56 PM, TMFMileHigh wrote:

    All,

    Thanks for the comments. A few quick notes:

    @Tap4321,

    >>Her comic books always under perform.

    Are you sure about that? The latest data from The Comics Chronicles says May's issue, Wonder Woman 20, sold 37,000 copies and ranked 59th on the sales chart. Not a blockbuster, but hardly 'underperforming'.

    @Sugoda,

    >>She has a lasso of truth, an invisible plane and her costume is ridiculous looking. DC in general is a harder sell than any of the Marvel superheroes because their origins and stories are so far fetched and unrealistic. It's incredibly hard to relate to.

    Yes, if you go only with what we know of the Wonder Woman of the Golden Age of comics, you're left with an unrelatable character. But if you go with the demigoddess warrior donning armor and fighting the larger-than-life while searching for her place in the wider world, then you've got a film that can be for DC what "Thor" was for Marvel.

    @maineiacle,

    >>Keep writing comic collumns Tim. Us fanboys need more mainstream room to debate Agree or disagree It's always fun to talk comics.

    I love all the comments because they reflect exactly what makes the hobby so great. Who cares that we're arguing? Is that what we always do, whether it's at the local shop, with our comics-reading friends, or in a forum like this?

    Thanks again. I'm really enjoying this.

    Foolish best,

    Tim

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  • Report this Comment On July 01, 2013, at 8:00 PM, TMFMileHigh wrote:

    @AcuraT,

    >>DC needs to prove it can be successful with other second tier super heroes besides Superman/Batman such as Aquaman or even a Green Lantern relaunch. If they can do either of those successfully, and make even a more modest $500 million - then it may make sense to do such a movie.

    Isn't that what a Wonder Woman film would be? A chance to take a known but still second-tier character on the order of GL and make a relatable, action-packed, interesting film that has a chance to win viewers among the majority of the U.S. population (i.e., women)?

    Thanks for writing and Foolish best,

    Tim

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  • Report this Comment On July 01, 2013, at 8:01 PM, TMFMileHigh wrote:

    @letuzsee,

    >>Anyone out there wants to see Kingdom Come as a feature film? Thats the SUPER superhero epic that the comics fans really want, not just the Justice League.

    Good point. I haven't read Kingdom Come but I know there are a lot of fans who *love* that series.

    Foolish best,

    Tim

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  • Report this Comment On July 01, 2013, at 8:09 PM, TMFMileHigh wrote:

    @MegaShort,

    >>A dollar of profit is worth a dollar, whether it is commingled with other losses or not.

    While true, it's also true that the absolute profit of Warner's enterprise suffers at the hands of magazine losses.

    Do you believe that the sum of Warner's parts is less than or equal to its current valuation? I don't, mostly because of Warner's DC Comics assets.

    Foolish best,

    Tim

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  • Report this Comment On July 01, 2013, at 9:59 PM, letuzsee wrote:

    why do people keep bringing up Ryan Reynolds as some kind of leading man savior when he has single-handedly tanked EVERY superhero movie that he has ever been in. maybe hollywood is literally trying to turn him into the next Adam West. ( lets look at his comics 2 film record: Blade 3, Xmen Origins Wolverine, Green Lantern. yeah . all turkeys.)

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(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

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