0
   

Do you think there will ever be any official DC/Marvel crossovers outside of comics?

 
 
JGoldman10
 
  1  
Reply Mon 5 Aug, 2019 07:50 pm
@Rebelofnj,
So basically an original character created to tie the crossover together?

Like Wreck-It-Ralph?
Rebelofnj
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 07:12 am
@JGoldman10,
Yes. But with both Wreck It Ralph films, all of the licensed characters were regulated to just one scene or in the background as cameos. Similar to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
0 Replies
 
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 07:18 am
@JGoldman10,
This is wishful thinking on your part, there are two many interested parties and there's more than enough stories to be going on with, literally tens of thousands of DC and Marvel Comics that have never come close to a cinema outing.

It's just too much hassle.
JGoldman10
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 12:09 pm
@izzythepush,
There's still a lot of DC and Marvel characters they haven't made movies out of.

Black Lightning should have had his own movie.

Luke Cage probably should have had one too.

BL and Cage should have had a TV series before now.

Both of these characters originated in the '70s. The only Black superhero movie that came out in the '70s was Abar, the First Black Superman (1977):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abar,_the_First_Black_Superman

I was going to say Shaft was the closest thing we had to a Black superhero movie in the '70s, but we actually had one.

I know there were a handful of Black superhero cartoon shows in the '70s. I was not aware there were any live-action Black superhero shows made between the '60s and '80s:

https://www.metv.com/lists/13-black-tv-superheroes-who-helped-pave-the-way-for-black-panther
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 12:16 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

I was going to say Shaft was the closest thing we had to a superhero movie in the '70s, but we actually had one.



This is from 1975.



There were lots of naff Spiderman films too.



I don't know if this counts from 1974.

JGoldman10
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 12:17 pm
@izzythepush,
You didn't give me a chance to finish editing and correcting my post.

I was going to say Shaft was the closest thing we had to a Black superhero movie in the '70s, but we actually had one.

I know about the '70s live-action Spider-Man series. I wasn't aware there was a movie made.
izzythepush
 
  2  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 12:19 pm
@JGoldman10,
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to interrupt your flow.
JGoldman10
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 12:20 pm
@izzythepush,
In case you missed it:

I was going to say Shaft was the closest thing we had to a Black superhero movie in the '70s, but we actually had one.
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 12:29 pm
@JGoldman10,
There weren't a lot of roles all round for BAME actors. We've come a long way. Have you seen any of the old Charlie Chan movies from the 1930s? There are a lot of scenes with Chan's son, American born, but still not quite American enough, and his sidekick, a black servant/driver who spends all the time looking wide eyed and scared, an infantile stereotype just put in for comic relief.
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 12:32 pm
@JGoldman10,
Did you know about Doc Savage? That came out when I was about 9 or 10, and I desperately wanted to see it, but I never got the chance until much later on in life. It is a load of old bollocks, but still quite fun.

I remember Ron Ely from the TV series Tarzan.
JGoldman10
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 12:35 pm
@izzythepush,
I've heard of Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto. I never watched any movies in either series.

izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 12:48 pm
@JGoldman10,
Some of the Charlie Chan ones were shown on the BBC during the Summer holidays when I was a kid. My brother liked them, but he was a lot younger than me. I didn't like them, I found the comedy scenes annoying, I knew I was supposed to find it funny but I didn't think it was. He spent most of the film doing this.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/34/09/be/3409be4299b5d76f6f2f8270ce97a21a.jpg
JGoldman10
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 01:24 pm
@izzythepush,
Not familiar with Doc Savage. I have heard of it. Was that a sci-fi movie or film series?

Who is the Black man in your pic?
0 Replies
 
JGoldman10
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 01:25 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

I've heard of Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto. I never watched any movies in either series.




FIXED.
0 Replies
 
JGoldman10
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 01:55 pm
@izzythepush,
When I think of classic American live-action superhero shows these are the first ones that come to mind:

the '60s Batman series starring Adam West and Burt Ward
the classic black-and-white Superman serials
Green Hornet
Wonder Woman with Linda Carter
Zorro
The Lone Ranger
the live-action Spider-Man series
the live-action The Incredible Hulk series
The Greatest American Hero
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Bionic Woman

Notice The Greatest American Hero is the only '80s show listed above. All the others are from the '50s to the '70s.

I vaguely remember a show called My Secret Identity and I vaguely remember Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. I don't think I ever really watched Lois & Clark. I may have watched one or a few episodes.

I recall Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess being very popular in the '90s.

The point I am making here is none of these shows starred or featured a Black superhero lead. Or any lead character who was a person of color.

You're correct. There weren't a lot of live-action BAME superhero shows out between the '50s to the '90s.

I didn't know a movie like Abar, the First Black Superman existed. I don't know too much about blaxploitation movies.
0 Replies
 
JGoldman10
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 03:22 pm
@izzythepush,
How come a lot of people of color weren't finding work?

Was it because not a lot of people in the TV business who produced live-action superhero shows cared about cultural diversity or was it because people of color were being discriminated against?'

I am wondering why there were no live-action Black superhero movies in the '80s.
Rebelofnj
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 04:46 pm
@JGoldman10,
Quote:
I am wondering why there were no live-action Black superhero movies in the '80s.


Superhero films in general were not popular in the 80s. The only successful and popular superhero films from the 80s were Superman II (released 1980) and Batman (released 1989).
JGoldman10
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 06:02 pm
@Rebelofnj,
I know Superman IV bombed. What about Superman III?
Rebelofnj
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 06:13 pm
@JGoldman10,
Superman III was not as successful, but it was not a box office bomb. Fans didn't care for the comedic tone, and the film is usually forgotten about nowadays.
JGoldman10
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Aug, 2019 07:13 pm
@Rebelofnj,
Superman II is the one I remember the best. I liked that one.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

Take it All - Discussion by McGentrix
Cancelled - Discussion by Brandon9000
John Stewart meets Bill O'Reilly - Discussion by Thomas
Recommend good HBO series? - Discussion by dlowan
BEFORE WE HAD T.V. - Discussion by edgarblythe
What TV shows do you watch? - Discussion by Robert Gentel
Orange is the New Black - Discussion by tsarstepan
Odd Premier: Under the Dome - Discussion by edgarblythe
 
Copyright © 2021 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.04 seconds on 12/07/2021 at 07:46:44