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Bad News from DC comics/Warner

06 May 2010 07:52 #18983 by Woodclaw
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A new appeared last week on Comicvine reported here for you covinience (emphasis mine):

Bruce Timm recently told ThinkMcFlyThink.com that a number of such projects have been canceled due to the under-performance of GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT and the WONDER WOMAN movie. The latter’s performance was so underwhelming, in fact, that DC Animated has sworn off doing any superheroine features for the foreseeable future. They were actually planning to do an adaptation of BATGIRL: YEAR ONE, but that project’s been canceled, now. The DVDs proved to be successful eventually, matching the sales of NEW FRONTIER, but they took so long to reach those levels that WB’s corporate people don’t believe that sequels are warranted. Timm still hopes that the potential blockbuster performance of the GREEN LANTERN movie might call for more toon adventures of the Ring Slinger.

Another project that’s been canceled is the adaptation of the “ Judas Contract” storyline from TEEN TITANS. It was one of the first of these projects to be announced, a couple years ago now, and I believe it was to have Marv Wolfman and George Perez involved in some capacity. I don’t remember when or if an AQUAMAN feature was announced, but Timm has said that’s been canceled, as well. He also said that the DC animated staff isn’t interested in doing adaptations of Jeph Loeb’s HUSH and THE LONG HALLOWEEN storylines because they’re far too complex to boil down into shorter features.

I’d interject that fans have already gotten a feature-length, live-action adaptation of THE LONG HALLOWEEN with THE DARK KNIGHT, which cherry picked plot elements from that series along with the KILLING JOKE.

So that’s seven possible projects shot down. The only one Timm thinks might be a possibility, right now, is a return to BATMAN BEYOND. However, he stresses that such a project is a long way off if it’ll ever happen.


This is the kind of things that makes me mad, having a corporation the size of the Warner shutting down a good decently working project just because the performance in the short period was under the expected.

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06 May 2010 08:08 #18984 by oogber
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Sad about the superheroine stuff obviously, but the Teen Titans project getting canceled is really heartbreaking to me too. I watched all 5 seasons of Teen Titans and was just blown away by how good it was. It was a sort of kiddified version, but it was still immensely enjoyable.

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06 May 2010 11:43 #18986 by Woodclaw
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Sad about the superheroine stuff obviously, but the Teen Titans project getting canceled is really heartbreaking to me too. I watched all 5 seasons of Teen Titans and was just blown away by how good it was. It was a sort of kiddified version, but it was still immensely enjoyable.


Well at least we got "Crisis on Two Earths", whihc was based on the script of "Worlds collide" the feature film meant to bridge the gap between Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.
I'm not a big fan of Teen Titans, but it was surely enjoyable.

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06 May 2010 12:13 #18987 by lfan
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While disappointing, in my experience, all it takes is the next "head of so-and-so" to greenlight it. It seems the content of these studios is at the whim of the senior VP in charge, which most likely will be switched out sometime.

Still, that's a shame....Judas Contract with Jerrico was one of my all-time fave storylines in comics...Bummer!

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A new appeared last week on Comicvine reported here for you covinience (emphasis mine):

Bruce Timm recently told ThinkMcFlyThink.com that a number of such projects have been canceled due to the under-performance of GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT and the WONDER WOMAN movie. The latter’s performance was so underwhelming, in fact, that DC Animated has sworn off doing any superheroine features for the foreseeable future. They were actually planning to do an adaptation of BATGIRL: YEAR ONE, but that project’s been canceled, now. The DVDs proved to be successful eventually, matching the sales of NEW FRONTIER, but they took so long to reach those levels that WB’s corporate people don’t believe that sequels are warranted. Timm still hopes that the potential blockbuster performance of the GREEN LANTERN movie might call for more toon adventures of the Ring Slinger.

Another project that’s been canceled is the adaptation of the “ Judas Contract” storyline from TEEN TITANS. It was one of the first of these projects to be announced, a couple years ago now, and I believe it was to have Marv Wolfman and George Perez involved in some capacity. I don’t remember when or if an AQUAMAN feature was announced, but Timm has said that’s been canceled, as well. He also said that the DC animated staff isn’t interested in doing adaptations of Jeph Loeb’s HUSH and THE LONG HALLOWEEN storylines because they’re far too complex to boil down into shorter features.

I’d interject that fans have already gotten a feature-length, live-action adaptation of THE LONG HALLOWEEN with THE DARK KNIGHT, which cherry picked plot elements from that series along with the KILLING JOKE.

So that’s seven possible projects shot down. The only one Timm thinks might be a possibility, right now, is a return to BATMAN BEYOND. However, he stresses that such a project is a long way off if it’ll ever happen.


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