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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyaka View Post
    DC has traditionally been very restrictive on what they have allowed to be included on TV as well. Smallville was a rather large show, they weren't allowed to have him don the Superman suite until like 10 minutes into the final episode. Clark/Batman has never appeared on TV as an adult (Gotham is obviously an origin story and he will be in the suit by the end of the show later this year)

    DC is starting to embrace the "elseworlds" thing. The new Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix is set in an alternate universe and not tied to the movie universe, the TV shows are doing this crossover and then on the DC streaming service they have Titans.

    DC is finally starting to understand that they suck at movies and is starting to embrace TV as a medium. I wouldn't be shocked to see Batman in the future (especially since the guy playing Superman in Supergirl is possibly getting his own spin-off show as well)
    Not all of the DC movies have sucked. Wonder Woman was a good movie, and the early Batman/Dark Knight films were great (Except Batman and Robin. That was an abomination). I havenít seen Justice League, but Iím looking forward to Aquaman. I hope itís good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 80stheman View Post
    Not all of the DC movies have sucked. Wonder Woman was a good movie, and the early Batman/Dark Knight films were great (Except Batman and Robin. That was an abomination). I havenít seen Justice League, but Iím looking forward to Aquaman. I hope itís good.
    Even the batman movies were pretty Meh. Batman Begins was good, The Dark Knight was decent (though by that point I hated Christian Bales "I have throat cancer" bat voice) the third one was just awful (with Bane) Man of Steel was meh, Batman Vs Superman...holy cow...we won't talk of that one. Justice league was "better" but still not great.

    Really the only movie that DC had since The Dark Knight that was a solid movie was Wonder Woman. I do look forward to Aquaman, but I dunno... If you compare the quality of DC movies to the quality of Marvel movies, there is zero comparison. Marvel just flat out kills them.

    On the flip side, DC TV and DC Animation are both fantastically done and miles ahead of what Marvel is putting out. The TV/Animation units for DC are their bread and butter and they need to do a better job of embracing that fact.

    The DC animated stuff is really top notch IMO. I wish they put them out a bit more often. I just finished watching Death of Superman the other day and it was great seeing an animated version of that comic storyline. The second half of that movie is set to release in January or February.


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    I watched the final episode last night by the way!

    SOOOOOO excited for Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline next year. That is one of the best DC comic events, it's going to be awesome to see it play out. Once it's over I have a gut feeling the entire DC TV universe will change. I wouldn't be shocked if they merged all the alternate earth characters into one single earth like they did for awhile in the comics.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyaka View Post
    I watched the final episode last night by the way!

    SOOOOOO excited for Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline next year. That is one of the best DC comic events, it's going to be awesome to see it play out. Once it's over I have a gut feeling the entire DC TV universe will change. I wouldn't be shocked if they merged all the alternate earth characters into one single earth like they did for awhile in the comics.
    I havenít kept up with all the characters/worlds in the DC Universe. My knowledge is based on the Ď60s and Ď70s comics, when I was really into this stuff. So, who was the guy at the end wearing the gold mask and talking to Deegan?


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    And btw, I love the Tim Burton Batman movies, and the first two Dark Knight films. I saw the third one, with Bane, thought it was ok.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 80stheman View Post
    I haven’t kept up with all the characters/worlds in the DC Universe. My knowledge is based on the ‘60s and ‘70s comics, when I was really into this stuff. So, who was the guy at the end wearing the gold mask and talking to Deegan?
    That's Psyco Pirate. He plays a big part in the Crisis on Infinite Earths story line (which I think was an 80's mini-series if I remember right)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 80stheman View Post
    And btw, I love the Tim Burton Batman movies, and the first two Dark Knight films. I saw the third one, with Bane, thought it was ok.
    Tim Burton did a great job with Batman...The movies in between....Holy Bat Nipples Batman....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyaka View Post
    Tim Burton did a great job with Batman...The movies in between....Holy Bat Nipples Batman....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyaka View Post
    That's Psyco Pirate. He plays a big part in the Crisis on Infinite Earths story line (which I think was an 80's mini-series if I remember right)
    Ok. By the Ď80s I had stopped reading the comics and any associated shows. Only got back into it when Burtonís first Batman movie was released in Ď89.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 80stheman View Post
    Ok. By the ‘80s I had stopped reading the comics and any associated shows. Only got back into it when Burton’s first Batman movie was released in ‘89.
    The Crisis cross-over events were some of DC's finest. There was the original (Crisis on Infinite Earths) which is next years crossover on TV. Then there was Infinite Crisis and Final Crisis.

    CoIE involved the Anti-Monitor (the evil counterpart to the Monitor that we saw in this weeks crossover) He starts destroying earths one by one. Heroes from multiple universes (including several different versions of Superman, the flash, ect... from several different earths and eras) working together to try and save the multi-verse. It ends with one single universe being created and all of the worlds merging incorporating several different versions of characters like superman to create one new superman with a unified backstory.

    It was basically DC's way of saying "too many universes is confusing, lets just condense it all down to make it easy"

    Infinite Crisis happened much more recently (2005) and it was basically a hard reboot of a lot of characters, revising a lot of backstories, creating a new limited multiverse (53 universes instead of an infinite number)

    Final Crisis involved the "alleged" death of batman and Darksied coming to try and destroy the universe. I didn't care for that one nearly as much, but the first two crisis stories were huge in the way they impacted every single comic and changed the entire lore and timeline of all the super heroes.

    CoIE could really change the entire DC TV universe and we could see some characters that were dead coming back as well as some dying (it's highly rumored that Oliver Queen may not make it past next year as he may sacrifice himself to prevent Barry from disappearing at the end of the Crisis)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyaka View Post
    The Crisis cross-over events were some of DC's finest. There was the original (Crisis on Infinite Earths) which is next years crossover on TV. Then there was Infinite Crisis and Final Crisis.

    CoIE involved the Anti-Monitor (the evil counterpart to the Monitor that we saw in this weeks crossover) He starts destroying earths one by one. Heroes from multiple universes (including several different versions of Superman, the flash, ect... from several different earths and eras) working together to try and save the multi-verse. It ends with one single universe being created and all of the worlds merging incorporating several different versions of characters like superman to create one new superman with a unified backstory.

    It was basically DC's way of saying "too many universes is confusing, lets just condense it all down to make it easy"

    Infinite Crisis happened much more recently (2005) and it was basically a hard reboot of a lot of characters, revising a lot of backstories, creating a new limited multiverse (53 universes instead of an infinite number)

    Final Crisis involved the "alleged" death of batman and Darksied coming to try and destroy the universe. I didn't care for that one nearly as much, but the first two crisis stories were huge in the way they impacted every single comic and changed the entire lore and timeline of all the super heroes.

    CoIE could really change the entire DC TV universe and we could see some characters that were dead coming back as well as some dying (it's highly rumored that Oliver Queen may not make it past next year as he may sacrifice himself to prevent Barry from disappearing at the end of the Crisis)
    That all sounds very confusing to this old man brain


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    Quote Originally Posted by 80stheman View Post
    That all sounds very confusing to this old man brain
    Same here
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    Not really enjoying this season of the Flash. Way too much dabbling in time travel.

    I just finished episode 14 where Nora tries to fix the timeline 53 times. And I donít even understand the resolve to that episode where she is somehow moving forward the entire sequence while everything else is happening in reverse.

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