Marvel Teases, And DC Scrambles Desperately

Marvel has officially released the San Deigo Comic-con teaser for Age of Ultron. They call it a teaser, but it contains no new footage, dialogue recycled from the previous films (and in Thor's case, doesn't make sense in context), so let's call this what it is: it's an announcement trailer. It's sure as hell effective, and if it weren't for Guardians of the Galaxy, I don't think I'd last having to wait two years to see what Joss Whedon is going to give us this time. Marvel could have thrown us a bone, gotten James Spader to record a single line of dialogue, and stuck that onto the end of this thing. Just something a bit more, to get us shaking.

Meanwhile, in another universe, DC and Warner Bros. try desperately to remain relevant (also, if you haven't heard Chris Hemsworth deliver the final blow in the Marvel/DC rivalry, you really should). At a recent corporate event, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara announced that adaptions of DC properties (which, being a wholly owned subsidiary of Warners, they own all of) will form the backbone of the Warner Bros. cinematic output for the foreseeable future, saying "I think the basis, foundation of those 12 to 14 pictures are going to be coming from DC Entertainment." Since saying this, they have announced... no new films beyond Super Love On The Bat Boat. They did announce a deal with CBS for a potential series following an up and coming young Jim Gordon.

And today they have announced a possible television adaptation of Vertigo star John Constantine who in the books is a Cockney magician with substance abuse issues, and not Keanu Reeves. Which is good news. It will be overseen by Daniel Cerone, making him the second former The Mentalist writer getting into bed with DC, and producer David S. Goyer, writer of Man of Steel and the upcoming Superman 2: Bat Harder. That's not so good. The series is being set up at NBC... frell me, that's never a good sign.

Um, OK, just forget I mentioned this. Because... huh, really Warners? NBC? Did everyone else give it a pass, or did you shoot straight for the bottom of the barrel? Because if everyone else gave it a pass, and NBC picked it up, that should tell you something. That tells you to pack it up, go home, and reevaluate your life that it brought you to this point.

Via Den of Geek.
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