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#2044

Bats doesn’t need to be campy or making quips though to exist in a non-campy world of quips. He can be the straight man, but in a cool way rather than the butt of jokes.

Watchmen’s not a funny book, but the funniest moment comes from the least humorous character.

It can be done.


#2045

By funny, I don’t think it should neccessarily bring back the late 50s and whole 60s. But it could.
In Justice League International vol1, he appears kinda loosen from his grim, without loosing his cool, which is a huge achievement. And perhaps the most humorous moment comes from him decking Guy Gardner, so it can be done.


#2046

Todd McFarlane literally thought Spawn the movie was going to be the next big superhero hit. He didn’t anticipate no one outside of speculators having a clue Spawn even existed. He made a ton of money, though, and I’m sure that’s all he really cares about. The comic book continues, which is itself really remarkable, and there’s another movie coming out. But at the time, Spawn wasn’t backsliding, it was the first attempt to finally replace Superman and Batman at the box office. Arguably, that horror tone was what made way for Blade, and Marvel as a whole. At its heart, Marvel is really an update of classic movie monsters, grafted to the Robin template, so that these are relatable monsters. Even Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark spent his first two, and arguably three movies grappling with the fear he’d become a monster. But every other appearance has been him living the dream.


#2047

Silly would be a mistake, but you can still make them fun, and you can give Batman a sense of humour. I think people have some diluted memories of the Burton Batman movies; they were actually full of little quips and funny bits, and Keaton had a great way of doing deadpan humour as Batman and be a little more goofy as Bruce Wayne. He actually was pretty close to Tony Stark, looking back at it.

Think of this Batman with a team. That’d be JLA Batman. Deadpanning all the time, the guy where the others are never sure if he’s being funny or serious with the things he’s saying. It’d be great.

And it wouldn’t even be all that hard. Couldn’t do it with Affleck though, he doesn’t have that kind of charm.


#2048

Fox’s release of Deadpool 2 brought in an estimated $53.3 million on Friday, topping It’s $50.4 million opening day to become the largest opening day for an R-rated film ever. Early estimates are anticipating a $133+ million opening for the film, which would make for a record opening for an R-rated film. Deadpool 2 received an “A” CinemaScore from opening day audiences.


#2049

Box Office Mojo say Deadpool made $125M for the weekend, down from $132M the first movie (which came out a holiday weekend, so made $152M for the four days): http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

It’s possible the actual numbers will be higher, but it’s not likely to match the original in the US.

It made $175M outside the US though, so it’ll probably top the original overseas.