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John Byrne
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Posted: 13 September 2018 at 9:04am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

This seems to me to be where things get all screwy with movies about established characters. As noted, Marvel has almost no problem with this* with their movie characters.

Once again, a feeling that I have completely wasted the past 40 years of my life.

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The internet declares Cavill should switch to Marvel and play the Sentry.

Depresses the heck out of me that that fake character has become canonical.

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Now, I'll initially state that apart from watching Supergirl on TV (and not keeping up), I'm not watching the other DC TV series, even though I've heard they're pretty good.  I just don't have enough time to watch them.

That said, I was mystified as to why the DC movies are constantly recasting an actor like Grant Gustin, who's currently doing Barry Allen (The Flash) on TV with someone totally different.  I don't get it.  Granted, I have yet to watch the Justice League movie (it's on my shelf).

I think this is where the Marvel Studios gets it right and DC does not.  There's true continuity, but people don't have to watch a previous Marvel movie to know what's going on.  My wife and son enjoyed the Black Panther standalone, even though he did previously appear in Captain America: Civil War.  It was the same actor.  Even the crossovers into Marvel TV have kept a consistency (so far), with the one possible exception being Ghost Rider (who was done by Nicolas Cage on the big screen.  For example, Phil Coulson did the Avengers on the big screen and transitioned to the TV SHIELD series). 

I'm not counting the X-Men/FF films and reboots, since they're not at the moment being done by the Marvel Studios.  I'm not counting Spider-Man either, although Tom Holland is consistently being used.

It'll be interesting to see how Marvel does the transition of its main characters once the actor's contracts run out.  Do they follow trends in the comics (e.g. having Bucky become Captain America), or do they do a James Bond and just recast.


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Posted: 13 September 2018 at 3:19pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

 John Byrne wrote:
The internet declares Cavill should switch to Marvel and play the Sentry.


How about Captain Britain?
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Posted: 13 September 2018 at 3:38pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Gladiator perhaps? Hyperion? Wundarr? Superbman? Count Nefaria? The Survivor?

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Posted: 13 September 2018 at 4:07pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I had to look up Sentry as he is after my time. Sheesh, what editor allowed such an all powerful character to be created in the modern era?

Anyway, Cavill does have a classic superhero look. I wouldn't mind seeing him do Simon Williams.
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Posted: 13 September 2018 at 4:18pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Has the Sentry replaced Hyperion (or even Gladiator) as Marvel's main Superman analogue? That's really depressing. 
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Philip Obaza
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Posted: 13 September 2018 at 4:38pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

It seems Jon Hamm is back in the rumor mill for Batman again. I'd be
more than happy if he got on board.


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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 13 September 2018 at 4:59pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

The Sentry is such a pointless character. 

We acknowledge that a Superman analog doesnt really work in the Marvel Universe, so to justify why he doesnt just solve all the worlds problems, were giving him crippling mental illness.
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Rick Senger
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Posted: 13 September 2018 at 5:06pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Hamm would've been great a decade ago but at 47, he's OLDER than Affleck.
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Posted: 13 September 2018 at 6:19pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

At 47 I think Hamm is just too old to play Batman/Bruce Wayne.  In my mind, Batman is about 35 at the OLDEST.

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Posted: 14 September 2018 at 8:39am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

But why should that matter? At 47 the guy still looks great. He has classic look to him, a great voice and range and Im sure hed be willing to work out for the role. Id much rather at least one good Batman film with someone like him in the lead. With Superman personally I could care less what they do now. I still have the perfect 78 movie but Im still waiting for that one good live action Batman movie.

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